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“Yummy sandwiches and over crowed. Worth the wait ...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Schwartz's

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 #65 of 5,072 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Yummy sandwiches and over crowed. Worth the wait ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

As a Montrealer, I always bring visitors to this old school deli. Everyone loves it.
If you expect "Spic and Span" cleansiness and world class service, this is not a place for you. If you want a really good smoked meat sandwich with a homemade dill pickle, this is the place to be.
The waiting line can be long. The longer you wait, the better the sandwich.

On the minus side - Since it is such a popular joint, they expect you to pretty much "eat and get out" ... FAST. Never mind lounging around after your meal and talk about the weather with your buddies. Just get out fast and go visit all the bars on that same street.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Often go here with guests”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is the best smoked meat anywhere. It's still authentically done. But if you're looking for decor and ambience, forget it. You're going, and lining up strictly for the food. They usually seat you with other people, so this is not an intimate "date" setting. However the cholesterol laden meat and fries are the best. Worth the wait -- but if you go mid to late afternoon (2-3:30pm) there is less of a wait.

Visited September 2012
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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The most over-rated smoked meat shop in Montreal.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I've been to Sxhwartz's several times. Each time it left me wanting. Not the best smoked meat in Montreal. The best being Reuben's on Ste. Catherine's.

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Don't get it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

OK its corned beef. You get in and out tast but its still corned beef. Is that what all the fuss is over?

Visited November 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Their is so much good smoke meat in Montreal, and this place is way over rated! The amount of time I waited was just not worth it to me.

Visited August 2012
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