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“Smoked-Meat to die for” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Main Deli Steak House

The Main Deli Steak House
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Le Plateau Mont-Royal)
(514) 843-8126
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Ranked #254 of 4,678 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Diner
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Silver Spring, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Smoked-Meat to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Get your so-tender-it melts smoked meat sandwich here (like Leonard Cohen does) and forget standing in line across the street. Casual dining, friendly service.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't be a tourist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

On my trip to Elgin Street Diner in Ottawa (see my other review), the waiter said forget the big deli that everyone goes to (starts with an 'S'), when you can go to Main. It's across the street, where the "locals go to eat", slightly cheaper and equally delicious!!

Visited September 2012
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Stoney Creek, Canada
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51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“The Main (across from Schwartz) Montreal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is the place to go for HOMEMADE excellent delicious desserts. Keylime cheesecake was divine, and their perogies are just like your Mom use to make. Larger restaurant than Schwartz and more peaceful, we will try this next time for smoked meat. Waitress was very friendly and it was an excellent finish to a lovley evening.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“You Don't "Gotta Eat Here"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Terrible. Went there because of the Food Network Show. On a Wednesday, no one was there. The waitress approached us 3 times in less than 5 minutes to order. For an order of poutine with smoked meat, rack of ribs, and a smoked meat sandwich was 45 dollars. Expensive for a hole in the wall. The ribs were dry, basically rewarmed with sauce that was runny and way too sweet was almost a honey garlic. The smoked meat came with their version of liver and sausage. It was a piece of dry liver put on the grill and a hot dog. So disgusting. We were literally in and out in 20 mintues. They brought out the food so fast that the cheese curds hadn't melted and only did so by the end of the meal. I would never recommend going there. The tv show lied!!!!! Really not as seen on tv. Had much better meal in Chinatown for the same price with way more food!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brantford, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
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“Glad we tried La Main”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We did some research as to which smoked meat we should try, since we would be in Montreal for a short time. We wanted to get it right the first time. We were thrilled with our choice. The service was great, the seats were comfy and the people were friendly. We had the special which was a smoked meat sandwich, pickle, fries and coleslaw, and a soda. The price was very reasonable.
The smoked meat was seasoned to perfection, not too salty. Wish I brought some home with me. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited August 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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