Wow, what a fantastic and opinionated board!
I have a small query: I get into Montreal at 9 this Thursday, assuming my flight's on time. Although I have fantasies of swanning into a late table at some cool place you've recommended, I don't want to make reservations somewhere for fear of being delayed or having to crash. Any suggestions for a place close to the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth where a solo and foot-weary diner might stop in for a bite?
Thanks, Sorcha Dhorcha