Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs:
My wife and I will have the pleasure of visiting your wonderful city again in February, and we're dragging along another couple. I'm salivating already at the thought of your great cuisine. We're from Chicago and are quite spoiled about restaurants, but I thought the food in Montreal was outstanding (Quebec City, too, but that's another story).
Ate at L'Express last time, loved it and have to go back. Great food, great ambiance. Lots of fun, memorable meal. I still dream about the marrow bones. Seems like your message board threads concur.
I'm torn on my second choice for dinner. Le Passe Partout has quite a reputation out of town, but there is an eerie quiet about it on your board. Is this an instance of it being best to say nothing at all if you have nothing nice to say? Past its prime, perhaps?
How about Chronique or Globe? Better choices? Am looking for great food with lively scene, we like to eat, drink and be merry - prefer to stick with high end bistro food, when in Rome etc. Something like Toque seems a little too contrived for my liking.
votre ami, Pierre