My parents (late 60s almost 70) are visiting me for the first time here in Montreal from Los Angeles for 5 days. This poses some dining challenges. They wouldn't be interested in too loud, too boisterous, or too small and crowded. We will all be on a bit of a budget, not skimpy, but no need for extravagance. They like good food, are well-traveled, etc. but have gotten a bit less adventurous as they have gotten older. And to top it all off, my mother is (perpetually) on Weight Watchers. She is fine eating out, but will need to keep track of her food, so simple is probably better.
So here's what I'm thinking:
-my dad will get a huge kick out of Au Pied de Cochon, so I won't deprive him of that experience even if my mom struggles a bit there.
Lemeac is an easy one for parents.
And then maybe La Colombe or another dependable BYO -- suggestions? Has any been to Le Poisson Rouge recently?-- fish seems like a safe bet. A BYO, Table d'Hote with too few options would likely be hard for them.
In need of a fourth and, if possible slightly different than the above, dinner venue. Here are some ideas, please weigh in!
-Rumi on Hutchison (love the location)
-Joe Beef (never been and truthfully don't have a good sense of it-- is it a lot more expensive?)
-another BYO that has a different feel??
-Greek? Where to go besides Milos?
-open to other suggestions!