So I have been scouring the posts and found some possible options, but there always seems to be some variable that eliminates a particular restaurant. (For example, L'Express sounded good, but they wouldn't take a reservation before 11:00 for a group our size, or other places that don't seem to have too many vegetarian options)
I am coming up this weekend 8/20/10 with a group of 9 for a bachelor party. Most of us live in either Washington DC or New York City, so have an eye and a stomach for good food. The bachelor himself is a vegetarian/pescatarian so we definitely want to accomodate for that (if it wasn't the bachelor we'd just say, tough, and go to Moishe's). Ideally we'd like to find some authentic French cuisine. We'd like Saturday night to be a nice meal, good food, good wine, slightly upscale. Although we are a single (half of us) 20-something group, we are not too rowdy of a bunch so don't let that deter any options, but it does mean we are looking for a prime experience. It's a celebration so we want it to feel that way (meaning not just any other famly restaurant or dive bar).
We are staying at the Hyatt downtown I believe, but I presume most places are accessible.
I know this is a request on short notice but any advice is helpful. And please provide at least a brief explanation of your suggestion, not just a name I have to go and google.
3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M4, CA