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3895 Saint-Laurent Blvd (North of rue Prince-Arthur), Montreal, Quebec H2W 1X9, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
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Ranked #136 of 4,473 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We read about this place in a review in an Eye Witness travel book. As lovers of good deli, we decided to give it a try. We didn't know much about the place, so were surprised by the line out front. Fortunately, it went quickly, and we were seated in about 15 minutes. The interior is very small, and we... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Recommended as a "must" in Montreal by friends. Arrived on a Tuesday evening at 7:15pm and had a choice of seating! Had expected a wait, so very lucky. Service quite fast and friendly. A tip: even the small plate of meat is huge, so for two persons next time I would order 1 small and share. Came with good bread... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Montreal last summer and were told to try this Jewish Deli. There was a line of about 40 people outside which is usually a real good sign unless you're in a rush. Being a lifelong NY'er, Jewish I was expecting this to be at best 2nd best to the finest ones in NYC. I was... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Went on a late Saturday morning and ordered right up. Had a very fine smoked, pickled, fatty brisket with mustard on a soft rye with good fries. Maybe there's better, maybe not; but do visit this world-renowned delicatessen when in Montreal. Funny to see an autographed photo of Joan Rivers thanking the Swartz's crew while waiting for my sandwich, the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went early afternoon on a Saturday and there was a half an hour wait. I wish I could say the wait was worth it but it was not. I must caveat that I like sandwiches but have never been a huge fan of deli sandwiches. We each got a medium smoked sandwich with a pickle and cherry coke. The... More

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Niagara Falls
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Interesting, the review preceding mine is spot-on! A venerable institution in Montreal has fallen. Having been to Schwartz's deli as a youth and teen I had great expectations and fond memories of great medium smoked meat and fries in the atmosphere of a crowded frenzied restaurant. I even remember as a very young lad when they served steak on wooden... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

most big cities have a famous kosher deli style place and this is montreal's, line around the building but moves fast, smoked meat sandwich I'm guessing was corned beef/pastrami but wasn't really specified, def full, don't expect some from another planet besteal ever and you'll be happy

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Ok.. I am from Montréal so it is very difficult for me to write a bad review for such a institution.. But.. after waiting in line for 20 min (not so bad) (Friday 8pm) we where sat down with people from Toronto.. we felt like tourists on a vacation and this was fun...until.. we saw the guy cutting the meet... More

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Oshawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The best Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich I've ever had. We (my husband and I) waited outside on a Friday afternoon for about 20 minutes before being able to get a seat. When we were led inside, we were told to sit at a table for six, across from each other. Two other couples that we didn't know were sat on... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

So schwartz's... What can you even say about schwartz's? What words are worthy of such an experience? Shakespeare couldn't come up with anything eloquent enough to express my deep love for this place. Firstly.. It's all about the meat. Don't go pretending you're all dainty and order a side salad or some chicken. That is Cray. Order up the Montreal... More

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