Took a roll of the dice on a different place in Chinatown for a change (had Niu Kee very recently, found Beijing disappointing the last couple of times), and opted for this crowded second-floor place. I had a vague memory of reading something positive about it, but a search shows it wasn't here.
We'll need to return to sample more dishes, but the preliminary word is thumbs up. The lobster with ginger and green onion was excellent, perfectly cooked and sauced, well butchered to make the meat easily accessible. Hot and sour soup was very good: not too thick, with a nice kick.
We also noticed many tables with some kind of hot pot (though not the "Chinese fondue" kind) placed on portable gas burners; the contents looked to be stew-like. These aren't listed on the English/French menu, so we'll either have to return with a Cantonese-speaking friend or pump the waiters for info.
70 de la Gauchetière W.