To those of you who are contemplating a visit to Montreal or who enjoy armchair travel, do pick up the March 2006 Special Issue of Gourmet. Its titled North America's Most European City Affordable Montreal. Although, there are some omissions (no mention of Reuben's in the deli section, being one), it's a very good colourful guide to the city from a hotel and food perspective. Gourmet couldn't be more complimentary. Its editor opines that of the 6 single city issues that Gourmet has published, which include Paris, Rome, San Francisco, New York, and London, the time spent in Montreal was the most exciting of all. I don't agree, but this is high praise, indeed.
Happy travels and enjoy.