This is my first time using Chowhound. I am taking my boyfriend to Montreal as a surprise for his 40th birthday July 24th-July 26th. I am looking for great restaurant recommendations. We live in Chicago and love to go out to eat so I am looking for some really cool places. One night I would like to go to a great bistro--authentic and comfortable. Another night I would like something different from that--and am looking for recommendations--a place with awesome food and a stellar beer list would be fantastic. Or, somewhere that is known for it's seafood. lastly, I would like some recommendations for some good bars in Montreal--he is a beer lover so a place with a large, diverse and cool beer menu would be great. Outdoor seating would be a plus (for bars and restaurants). Anyway, thanks in advance to anyone who responds--I want to make it a great weekend. Thanks!