My mother and I will be in Montreal over my and she wants to take me out somewhere special. We definitely both love good food (of any type), but I hate empty/stuffy/formal restaurants where I feel like I can't talk too loudly and the average age is over 50. Price isn't an issue.
From what I've read on these boards Bronte and Le Club Chasse et Peche seem pretty equal on quality of food. I understand that anything in this fine dining range is going to have a slightly older crowd and a more formal atmosphere- but which one of these two feels livelier and warmer? I'm worried that Bronte will have the stale lacking-personality feel of many hotel restaurants and I'm worried about the "old members club" descriptions of le CC&P. Obviously if there are food quality differences please let know that too!
Also I may bring a friend who is a picky eater. Do you think both of these restaurants could cater to her? (like a fairly simple salad and pasta?)
Thank you in advance!