A friend is throwing a big bash at the Hotel St. Paul in a few weeks, I think that means we get some Cube food which will be good. But for the other nites there, I'd like one nice French dinner in Old Montreal and one fun Italian/eclectic dinner on St. Laurent (or another fun area). Would maybe like the full on old building atmosphere for the former as long as it's not TOO touristy. Read the comments on Boris Bistro but that looks a little casual. Is Le Panoramique a total tourist trap? Ate at Primadonna on the Main last time and it was decent and fun. I tried calling Ecco but got a message saying the number was wrong, are they still open (and worth checking out)? Is there a better place than Frites Alors for fries? What about bars/clubs for people who don't want to hang around with 22 year olds but like to think they're maybe still hip?
Here are some places that sounded good if you have any comments or other suggestions (and if they're open on Sun.). Don't want to break the bank but willing to spend some $$. Thanks in advance for any answers to all these questions.
Chez Queux, Le St. Amable, Petit Moulinsart
Verses, Rest. La Boucherie, Rest. Le Panoramique
Rest. Le Boulingueur, Rest. Des governeurs, Chez l'Epicier
Cafeteria, Ecco, Globe, Maestro SVP, Rest. Il Sole,