Not just to avoid noise, but our tendency is to eat early because
we eat fairly early at home. Will this be a problem in Montreal,
as it would definitely be in Spain, and to some extent Italy.
Early to us might be 5:30pm, but 6 would be ok.
I'm also glad to see that I'm not the only person married to a picky eater,
or at least to a total non-foodie like me. Finding spots to eat that will please husband as well as me is important in my planning.