I'll be up there next weekend. Already, I've been told to go to L'Express for dinner--your thoughts? Also that there are several good bagelries--interesting in that they coal-fire bake the bagels: St-Viateur Bagels and Fairmount. My friend told me there is no good coffee in Montreal--c'est vrai?? he said, you'll be shocked, but I'm recommending Starbucks, to save you the disappointment. He and I are both used to strong(not bitter), small-batch roasted coffees, hence the pickiness. What spots do you locals recommend for dining? $20-25USd for entrees is fine (not sure what the Can equiv is), generally we're fans of "New American," Asian-fusion, and Latin-fusion, and of course seasonal Canadian would be great! Thanks!