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Schwartz's

3895 Saint-Laurent Blvd (North of rue Prince-Arthur), Montreal, Quebec H2W 1X9, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
514-842-4813
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Ranked #119 of 4,460 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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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

i've been a regular of Schwartz's for about a decade now, i've stood in the line ups during rain, snow, freezing cold winds, and hot summer days.... it's always worth the wait... it's as important to Montreal as Poutine... I've seen Montrealers from as far as L.A. on the lineups waiting to take a couple of pounds back with them... More

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a thoroughly lovely meal here! We'd never had Montreal smoked meat before, and now we can see what the hype is all about. It wasn't a bad wait at 4:30 on Saturday. We ate at the counter, and our server was helpful and courteous. Cole slaw and pickles were fresh and delish. We can't compare to how it... More

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GREEN BAY
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195 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Very good (but not mind blowing) smoked meat sandwiches. Worth the 50 minute wait to sit in the restaurant. Takeout appeared only slightly quicker. Staff is hustling but not hurrying the customers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Montreal and had a craving for either a Pastrami or cornbeef sandwich. We were told only smoked meat!!! Right there we should have turned around and walked out! The sandwiches were just ok but be prepared to pay $$ for just an ok sandwich. 2 smoke meat sandwich, 2 cokes, 1 small fries and 1... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong, it was a good smoked meat sandwich. The wait wasn't long, and in normal fashion you get to share your bench with strangers. It would have been nice to not have been hassled for spare change while waiting in line. I didn't find this better than the Carnegie Deli in New York (not even the same... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Line up was not long even though we arrived at 12 noon on Sunday. We only had to wait about 5 min. Sandwiches were ok, good but definitely not the best smoked meat in the world. It tasted fairly average. Everything else was just average. I understand that it is a deli and I understand that you don't expect service... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Everyone makes a beeline for this place and I always put it ono my list of priorities when visiting Montreal but it seems to be getting that "we don't care attitude". The place needs a damn good clean and take a little more pride in what you are doing. Its getting expensive for what it is and I think customers... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I was very hesitant to go to Schwartz's, as I knew the wait would be long, and I worried that it couldn't possibly live up to the hype. After visiting, I was impressed. The meat was flavourful and not too fatty; the service was friendly and efficient despite the huge crowd; and the prices weren't ridiculous given that this is... More

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Vancouver & Costa Rica
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've been to Schwartz's about 15 times, I've often bought it to cook at home as well. For the first time, I was somewhat disappointed with the meal. Even though I asked for my smoked meat "medium fat", it came out quite dry. Likewise, the fries that were always a nice golden brown and tasted amazing seemed liked they changed.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

it's a must go place when you head to Motreal. It's a bit busy but it's totally worth it, you can also get it as a take out. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. I would recommend getting the regular smoked beef, it's not extra lean, so it's juicy and it tastes great!

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