My girlfriend and I are going to Montreal for New Years. I was thinking it would be a good idea to take her out for dinner the night before (Thursday 30th). I've only been to Montreal once and she has never been, so I have no idea what's good or not. Judging by some preliminary research on this site is seems that there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from. Here is some info to help narrow them down to the perfect one for us. Firstly we are university students, and although I'm not afraid to spend a $100 or more on a dinner, I do want a place where we would not feel wholly out of place. She recently got this rather racy cocktail dress she has been dying to wear and this seems like a great opportunity. We have no preference in the type of food although something French would be nice. Although I personally like the more conservative places I know my girlfriend would be happier going to one of those more 'hip' or modern places where the atmosphere is a bit less formal. We are staying downtown so something in that are would be best. Hopefully that's enough info, but please ask if I missed something.
Thanks for all your help in advance,