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Reuben's

#169 of 4,516 Restaurants in Montreal
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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
International, American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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888 Rue Sainte-Catherine O | Metro McGill, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1E2, Canada (Formerly Reuben's)
+1 514-861-1255
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Today
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to Reuben's Restaurant. A visit to Montreal is never complete...
Welcome to Reuben's Restaurant. A visit to Montreal is never complete until you visit Reuben's Restaurant. Built in 1976, Reuben's Restaurant is the home to the finest Montreal smoked meat, steaks and homemade cheesecake. The menu also includes chicken, ribs, seafood, Italian and Greek cuisine, all cooked to perfection and served to you by our friendly staff. The menu has something for everyone. We even serve breakfast 7 days a week, starting at 8 am on weekdays. This busy Montreal landmark also offers wine, beer and cocktails with your meal. To complete the Reuben's experience, a huge piece of fresh homemade cheesecake or carrot cake will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! Our complete menu is available for take out, to eat at home with your family and friends, or to feel like home in your hotel. We also offer catering services for your corporate meetings, conventions or holiday parties.
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  • 62
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Smoked Meat Lovers Delight

I'd give this a 3.5 because of the poor service we had... We were told this was a must do in Montreal. The food was good, portions huge and of course the smoked meat was delicious. Service was less than friendly. The waitress slammed our plates down and never came back. Until of course she... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
MickeyedOut
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Calgary
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Calgary
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'd give this a 3.5 because of the poor service we had... We were told this was a must do in Montreal. The food was good, portions huge and of course the smoked meat was delicious. Service was less than friendly. The waitress slammed our plates down and never came back. Until of course she wanted to collect her 20%... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic experience. Good atmosphere with great food. And this was Huge portions. We order onionrings for starter- to share...and we could not finnish it. Whaow. Fantastic steak and chicken. Quick serving and friendly staff. This is a Must visit in Montreal. Thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Delious! Everything on the menu is wonderful. The food is well seasoned. Prices are very reasonable . The smoked meat is incredible . I dream about smoke meat

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

When you have friends from abroad visiting, you might want to introduce to them to this restaurant where the smoked meat is so tender and tasty without being fatty, and that is exactly what my wife and I did. Four of us enjoyed the smoked meat special. It came with shoe-string french fries and coleslaw with dill pickle. We topped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Very good value and very big plate sizes. Entrecote steak was very good and was preceeded by a great big salad on a separate plate which was all included. Too full to try the dessert. Next night chose an Asian Chicken salad. This was also very large and I never got to try the delicious looking cheesecake. Lots of booths... More 

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Lorraine, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Rubens has been one of my favourite smoke meat place in Montreal for years. I've loved this place. Previous to my last visit, I've been wowed by the service, price and food - especially the smoked meat. After my last experience, I'm a bit disappointed. I've ordered a Roast Beff Sandwich which was really not good. The meat and the... More 

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Picton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went in especially for Montreal smoked meat. We were in a hurry as we were going to a show. Waiter was super and we had meal in record time and it was awesome. So good in fact that after the show we went back and got a take out sandwich to take on train with us to eat on way... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My daughter and I were walking St. Catherine's street and saw the sign for the special 10.95 for smoked meat sandwich, pickle and fries. We went in ordered and our meal was at the table in five minutes-Wow. It was very good and the waiter was friendly; asked if we were visiting from away and chatted a little

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We dined here for dinner on a Friday night and were starving. We were expecting a large crowd, but there were many empty tables. There is a very large menu and I found it difficult to decide what to order. We started with the French onion soup, which I have not had in years, and it was excellent. We also... More 

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Sausalito, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had the hugest tasty breakfast dish ever this Sunday morning at Reuben's and it was excellent! We liked the atmosphere (not fine dining but large portions of really good food in a very nice atmosphere). My skillet dish consisted of countless fumed and lightly browned potatoes and lightly fried onions cooked with a smoked meat (sort of a cross... More 

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Additional Information about Reuben's

Address: 888 Rue Sainte-Catherine O | Metro McGill, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1E2, Canada (Formerly Reuben's)
Phone Number: +1 514-861-1255
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: International, American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 888 Rue Sainte-Catherine O | Metro McGill, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1E2, Canada (Formerly Reuben's)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-861-1255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: International, American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Welcome to Reuben's Restaurant. A visit to Montreal is never complete until you visit Reuben's Restaurant. Built in 1976, Reuben's Restaurant is the home to the finest Montreal smoked meat, steaks and homemade cheesecake. The menu also includes chicken, ribs, seafood, Italian and Greek cuisine, all cooked to perfection and served to you by our friendly staff. The menu has something for everyone. We even serve breakfast 7 days a week, starting at 8 am on weekdays. This busy Montreal landmark also offers wine, beer and cocktails with your meal. To complete the Reuben's experience, a huge piece of fresh homemade cheesecake or carrot cake will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! Our complete menu is available for take out, to eat at home with your family and friends, or to feel like home in your hotel. We also offer catering services for your corporate meetings, conventions or holiday parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.