Right, so I had the blessed idea of treating my parents and brother to a fancy dinner rather than buy them Christmas gifts this holiday season (who doesn't love quality time with relatives right?). We are quite the adventurous bunch and well traveled therefore our palette's can be rather scrupulous of undeserving fare.
I made reservations at Les 400 Coups as I have yet to hear terrible things about it. Nonetheless, I fear it may be on the pretentious french end of the fine dining spectrum. While I do want to experience one of the better food venues Montreal has to offer, the pretentious/small portioned-leave-you-forgetting-whether-it-was-good-or-not-because-there-wasn't-enough-for-a-second-bite style dishes are unimpressive. To give you an idea of restos recently tended and enjoyed: Kitchen Galleries Poisson, Le Bremner, DNA and Europea (although slightly up "that" alley). I've heard great things about Comptoir Charcuterie et Vin but they are closed until some time in January. I've heard mixed reviews about Joe Beef and I've also been advised to attempt Quartier General.
If there are other suggestions for trying to impress the unimpressionable, do tell. Also please instill confidence in my choice of Les 400 Coups (if deserving).
My parents are truly lovely people... I swear.. : |