Supper on Cote-des-Neiges?
I'm all about the Kam Shing, located in Cote Des Neiges plaza. There is not much to be said about the decor, but the food is scrun-diddily-dumptious. This review is quite accurate, save for the location (they moved into the mall from across the street about two years ago) http://www.montrealfood.com/restos/ka...
My experiences with Camelia, an upscale-ish Vietnamese place south of Queen Mary (near Duc de Lorraine), have not been memorable but recent comments from one poster on this board have been glowing.
On Gatineau (the street one block to the east and running parallel to CDN), a block and a half north of Queen Mary, is Mavi, a hole-in-the-wall Portuguese grill with great chicken, good fries and, on the rare occasions they have it, outstanding homemade Portuguese flan.
One block north on Gatineau and on the east side of the street is BBQ Aseel, a new place run by a young Iraqi, which serves a wide range of charcoal grilled brochettes, "tandoori" chicken and one or more daily specials from the crescent from Lebanon to India, via Syria, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan. My first and only visit left me impressed with the freshness and quality of the food.
Cracovie, a competent Polish restaurant (I'd say run of the mill if there were more of them in town), is next door, corner of Gatineau and Maréchal.
Farhat, on CDN between Édouard-Montpetit and Côte Ste-Catherine, is an excellent Middle Eastern kebab place. Not much in the way of atmosphere, however.
Phô Lien, on CDN just north of Côte Ste-Catherine, is generally considered to be the city's top pho restaurant. The other dishes are fairly well executed too.
In Plaza CDN itself is Kam Shing, IMHO one of the better Cantonese restaurants in town. Their noodle dishes (char siu fried noodles!) are first rate. In your shoes, this would be my first choice.