We'll be here from Friday until Monday. Did a search and found a great thread on this topic from earlier in 2011 (thread started in March; last post Aug 21). One thing that thread didn't let me know consistently is which places are sit-down "white tablecloth" restaurants and which are more spartan in decor and service. Agree that it's about the food but other things being equal, we'd rather be in comfortable surroundings with decent service. Specific recs along those lines greatly appreciated. We'll probably be staying in a downtown hotel with the Metro nearby, but we'll have access to a car too.
One other question: Travel lit I've read mentions that a relatively high % of Mtl restos are BYOW. How frequent is this really? If we show up at a resto and find it's BYO, how tough will it be to buy a bottle of wine in the immediate vicinity? Don't want to be caught dry.
Thanks to all.