We're arriving on Monday in mid August and staying on Rue St. Pierre. We have 6 nights in Montreal, 3 in Quebec City and then 1 more back in Montreal at a different hotel/spa. I mentioned earlier that we're chefs so we plan on cooking two nights in, using local ingredients. I'm getting dizzy at the unending list of what look like magnificent restaurants in all price ranges, all cuisines, all neighborhoods! I like to start close to home, exploring my new neighborhood for the first day or so, and then begin getting out of Old Montreal. We've always enjoyed our first dinner on vacation to be in a place known for great food, great wine, lovely atmosphere and romance. TA is great, but is offering so many choices. I'm hoping some of the posters can make some personal suggestions that would fit the bill, preferably in walking distance, but that is not necessary. Any jazz clubs for a monday night would also be appreciated. Thank you!