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Reuben's

#195 of 4,607 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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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  • 195
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  • 212
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 22
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Huge size.

Very american style with oversize dishes. Nice quality. A bit expensive for the type of food served. Good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Sebastian M
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Brighton, UK
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Great place, huge portions & delicious smoked meat sandwiches. Staff were friendly & happy to tailor orders for specific taste. The cakes were amazing too, especially the cheesecake & red velvet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very american style with oversize dishes. Nice quality. A bit expensive for the type of food served. Good service.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had brunch there on 30 June this year. My partner was hanging out for a Montreal smoked meat sandwich and he wasn't disappointed. I went for the smoked turkey sandwich. I couldn't eat it all! Delicious. Great service.

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Newfoundland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

OMG! BEST food EVER! Every type of food- steaks, smoked meat, sandwhiches, pastas,ribs...the CHEESECAKE is TO DIE for...drool worthy A++++

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

With all due respect to Schwartz's Deli, the smoked meat here is every bit as good and without the long line ups. The service is excellent and the staff are courteous and friendly.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was the second of the 2 Reuben's that I visited. I like the way the food was prepared here, but the ambiance seemed a bit crowded, which is a testament to the food. Service was great, but the prices seemed a bit 'high-end'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Best in Montreal so far. Nice atmosphere with an abundance of meat on the sandwich. It doesn't hurt that its right on the busy and trendy St. Catherines.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nothing like the other one which is on the street. The atmosphere is stale. The smoked meat was nothing like the other outlet. I won't come back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopping at Reuben's for smoked meat is a tradition in my family whenever we visit Montreal. It is as close to kosher corned beef and pastrami as you can get, and very reminiscent of delis I frequented growing up in NYC. Although they have an extensive menu, I split a smoked meat sandwich with my husband (no extra fee for... More 

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I went there for a late breakfast / early lunch. My wife simply wanted a bagel and cream cheese. Our waitress said that wasn't possible as we missed the breakfast cut off. She suggested she order the bagel and lox instead. My wife doesn't eat seafood so spending $20 was out of the question since she wouldn't... More 

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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
  • 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

Questions & Answers

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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.