I am hosting a two day research meeting for my project team from out of town. There will be 8 of us total. When they were in town about two years ago we went to Holder one night and Pintxo the other night. Both were a big hit, with uniform praise for Pintxo. Holder was a tad loud. Where should we go this year? Some constraints: one pescetarian/vegetarian (but very flexible), moderately priced (similar to above restos), traditional plates are preferred over shared plates/family style, and generally easy to get to from downtown.
I was thinking of La Salle a Manger for one of the dinners, but it might be a tad too expensive. Club Chasse et Peche, same story, I think. Where would you go? It's fun to show off Montreal's food scene to others!