My to do list: Restaurants to try that comehighly recommended:

Mas Cuisine  3779 Wellington, Verdun, 514-544-3779

DNA 355 rue Marguerite d'Youville, 514-287-3362

Liverpool House on Notre Dame, sister to Joe Beef

Jolifou 1840 Beaubien E.,514-722-2175

-I dined here once and loved it, but Jamie Kennedy was guest cheffing. Still, I have only seen and heard good things.

Lawrence  5210 St-Laurent, 514-503-1070

-offshoot of the popular brunch spot Sparrow, inspired Gastro-pub meets Montreal bistro with quality food, laid back feel

Le Comptoir  4807 St-Laurent, 514-844-8467

Bistro St-Justine (and Terrasse St-Justine), 1268 Van Horne, 514-277-2728, 4517 rue ST-Denis, 514-287-2552,

La Porte on St-Laurent above Prince Arthur (old Il Solé)

Run by a passionate French couple, apparently great value fine dining.

Portus Calle 4281 St-Laurent,514-849-2070  Portugese!

Raza 114 ave. Laurier O.,514-227-8712 and the sister bistro, Madre


M sur Masson 2876 Masson (5ieme Ave),514-678-2999

Bistro Bienville 4650 rue Mentana,

Europea 1277 dela Montagne,514-398-9229