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“Worth the visit” 5 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 #137 of 4,480 Restaurants in Montreal
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
Bellingham, Washington
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“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Busy little place but the smoked meat sandwich is incredible. Generous serving of VERY TENDER succulent smoked brisket. DELICIOUS!! My only criticism would be there is not enough bread to accommodate the meat :)

Also if you like pepperoni, you should also try theirs. We bought both fresh and dry and will probably go back for some more fresh. Some of the best I've had and my mom owned a deli. No comparison to all the packaged crap you buy in stores and you will find it to have much less filler than any other. It isn't hot though so if you like hot pepperoni, this is not for you.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 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 Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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“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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“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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“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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