I will be staying in the city center for a night or two on business. Can anyone suggest a place where I can get a good dinner while sitting at the bar. Any food, any price, as long as it is good. Thanks.
Les 400 coups (Old Montreal)
Le Comptoir Charcuterie (Plateau)
Le Filet (Plateau)
All of Max's picks, plus:
Le Chien Fumant
Au Pied de Cochon
All of the above are in the Plateau area. You should know that dining solo is very common here, whether at the bar or at a table, so you can pretty much pick any place you want.
With increasing distance from the centre of downtown:
-Dominion Square Taverne
-Joe Beef/Liverpool House/Vin Papillon (the former 2 will need a reservation)
-3 Petits Bouchons
Max and Cheryl also gave great options (most of my favourites).