Hello folks! I'm from Boston, in M'real for 3 evenings, late June. Great information here, this is a truly outstanding Chowhound forum (compared to ours!)
Normally, I've visited in Fall/Winter, so I've never experienced the 'Spring menus' in any of the fine restos you are blessed with. I've also been to Pied de Cochon, Cocagne, L'Express, O'Thyme, Les Heritiers in the last few years ...
I would like to try something in the vicinity - my friend lives on Richmond, but he doesn't seem to know any great restos: I took him to P.de C. and it blew him away. He hasn't yet visited JOE BEEF, nor had he ever set foot within the famed Market. What's a best-of-the-nabe shortlist? All cuisines open.
So, after a cursory read of the latest and your recommends on my March post, Leméac is probably a superior late-evening resto with a patio option - better than Margeaux, which my francophone friend suggested. No?
Anything else new & outstanding in the last 12-18 months, to shortlist? I've been to L'Express maybe a dozen times now. It's always a great late-night choice, but I'd like to try some different ($$-$$$) restos this visit. Or one really outstanding exotic/'ethnic' place with great character (maybe in crummy quartier?) that's worth an excursion...
Thanks for your suggestions and recommendations!