Don’t forget Meli-Melo Haitian food on Jarry, two blocks east of the Jarry metro. All the taxi drivers go there so it must be good.
Or The Pushap, on Pare and Mountain Sights (near Decarie).
Le Coin G is a beautiful little french bistro a block from my house (it is on St. Dominique and Guizot I think).
L’Oeufrier is a cool place to have breakfast, with locations all around Montreal.
These are just a few of the unique places to eat in Montreal, and why you should come here to live and/or be a grad student.