Not familiar with the city, but notice that the Botanical Garden is not exactly in restaurant land.
Perhaps you locals have a favorite dinner spot to suggest enroute to or from the Gardens.
We're staying at the St Sulpice. So far, plan on eating at DNA, APC, Ferreira Cafe...all the normal stuff like the bagel palaces and the poutine spots.
Eager to hear. We arrive October 6.