Having lived in Montreal over 10 years ago, I am now returning with my husband and want a great meal to celebrate his birthday. I have read great things about all three of these restaurants, but we only have the time and money for one. (Although we will also enjoy lunch at L'Express, a favorite of ours from years ago).
So which should it be? We are looking for: 1) great food that is interesting but not exotic, 2) great atmosphere that is neither too hip and trendy nor too subdued and quiet, and 3)a place where a late (8:30/9:00 reservation)and lingering dinner is appropriate.
I welcome any suggestions (although don't recommend other restaurants - I am torn enough as it is!)