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Reuben's

#147 of 4,479 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 - 11:00 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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, 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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    Very good
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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
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Another excellent dining choice. Recent late lunch visit on a rainy day. Place was busy, service a bit hectic but all was good. We opted to share the Beef Au jours and portion was plenty big for two. Another of our friends had the burger, large, tasty with homemade fries. We were in a bit of a time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Another excellent dining choice. Recent late lunch visit on a rainy day. Place was busy, service a bit hectic but all was good. We opted to share the Beef Au jours and portion was plenty big for two. Another of our friends had the burger, large, tasty with homemade fries. We were in a bit of a time crunch and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Boy this place is hopping at lunch! Ate Tuesday June 30th. Food here is so so good. I had a burger and it was huge! Others in my party got a club and chicken strips. This place is known for meat and desserts.... we just couldn't even eat a dessert but they were probably the biggest cakes and cheesecakes I... More 

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Grande Cache, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The smoked meat platter is huge and worth every bite. The smoked meat is tender and juicy, the sides are great as well. Save room for dessert! The carrot cake and cheesecake are huge and delicious as well!

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Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The walk down the stairs is fine but is does look a little dark. The food, the service, the value-very good!! There are many take out and food items for sale that you can ship around the world. when in Montreal you must go to Rueben's...try the deserts too- large amounts and yummy. We didn't as we were stuffed from... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have had the privilege of eating some of the best smoke meat for more than 50 years in Montreal. Reuben's at 888 Rue St Catherine is one of the last truly great delicatessen's in Montreal, the only one downtown for sure! They pride themselves on Quality that is very hard to find today. Big juicy great tasting smoke meat... More 

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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Had been there several times this spring and the food AND service were excellent. Was there 2 weeks ago, and the food wasn't quite as good and our server did not crack a smile even once, she seemed like she wanted to be anywhere but there. All in all disappointing, will not be going back.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We took the Royal Smoked Beef which was good (but maybe too many fatty chunks). The waitress (the old one) was rude and seriously needs to take a few chill pills.

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Buffalo
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32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This restaurant is very busy and I soon found out why. After indulging in delicious French cuisine for a few days, we wanted a change of pace. Reubens delivered, and with style. I opted for a grilled chicken, with olive oil, lemon, and rosemary. The chicken was moist and delicious. My spouse ordered the smoked meat sandwich. This was also... More 

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ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This restaurant offers great variety and the portions are huge. Unfortunately staff are not very friendly which lets the place down and they are unfamiliar with the Coeliac condition and what gluten free means. The location is super right in the middle of the city.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We sat at the bar and the server was friendly and nice and not overbearingly so. We shared the BBQ pulled beef sandwich and it was really good. The fries were so-so. I'll go back just to have some dessert!

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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 16
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 16
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: International, American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, 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.