Hello Montreal Chowhound,
My wife and are coming up from Vermont for a couple of nights late next week to celebrate my 40th birthday. We spend a few weekends a year in Montreal and love the city. We have been to many restaurants over the past several years (Lemeac, Garde Manger, Trois Petits Bouchon, Joe Beef, etc.), but I'm curious to hear what is exciting and new these days? Any suggestions for a few great nights out? We are not huge fans of the extremely experimental molecular gastronomy places (like we experienced a while back at Toque), but we are open to almost anything. We do like more lively and hip places, just to provide a bit of direction. We will likely be staying up near Parc Mont Royal.
I appreciate any suggestions that you all can provide. We've found a lot of great places thanks to your suggestions over the years, so thank you all for that!
All the best!