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Fairmount Bagel

Certificate of Excellence
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Fast Food, Canadian
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74 Fairmount, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2M2, Canada
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Chicago, IL
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked to Fairmount Bagel from Old Montreal based on TripAdvisor reviews about its great bagels and the suggestion that it was a "must visit" spot. Immediately upon arrival, we realized our notion of a "must visit" spot is very different. We also realized that our notion of a great bagel is also very different. This place stinks. Not worth... More 

Thank lmeChicago_IL
New Haven, Connecticut
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276 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good bagels baked in a wood fired oven 👍👍, kind of like pizza.. Different than the American boiled and baked bagels ... Great flavor a bit smoky flavored with a nice sweet aftertaste ...worth trying

Thank JJFlash7
Ankara, Turkey
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

These are not NY-style bagels. They remind me more of a Turkish simit than a New York bagel- wood fired, dense, a bit sweet, and covered in sesame seeds. But super tasty! The store sells a variety of flavored bagels as well as sandwiches. Cash only, long lines, and no seating. Be ready to take your bagel and go stand... More 

Thank seaweed241
Phoenix, AZ
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94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bagels are very good, but being a former NY resident I still think the best bagels can be found there. Fairmount's Bagels are a little too sweet (I got an everything bagel). Be cognizant of what you should be pay because we were overcharged.

Thank Janet-with-kids
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A small store that just sells bagels. Long queue and slow service. But you can watch the old ovens and the hand made workings. No tables, some sandwiches and a rivalry for notoriety with that other bagel place. Montreal under-chic if you have the time. Bagels good but not "fantastic."

Thank Profecofl
Hamilton, Canada
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to both St-Viateur and Fairmont. We compared a fresh, hot sesame bagel from each with nothing on them. (They were so delicious they really didn't need anything while nice and hot and fresh like that.) I preferred St-Viateur's texture. A little firmer and a bit rougher shape. Fairmont was good, but just seemed to lack something. Fairmont has... More 

Thank CanuckAbroad133
London, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been about 5 yrs since I last had a Fairmount Bagel, so I definitely planned on picking some up this weekend. These bagels are nothing like what you'll get from Tim Hortons, they are hand rolled and soaked in sweetened water and thrown into a wood-fired oven. I just finished my last Fairmount bagel this morning :( I wish... More 

Thank SRAM1980
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is so unique and it's defiantly something you have to hit if you come to Montreal. The bagels are all homemade and they are DELICIOUS! Bagels cover every inch of the wall and they are made so fast. There is such a variety and each one has a great, fresh flavor that you cannot get anywhere else. They... More 

Thank hughezzy23
Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For past 3-4 months from outstanding to mediocre Who ever changed the cooking time or the yeast the fermentation Show him the door. I want my fluffier less dense sweeter bagel with more sesame bagel back

Thank NB1046
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm from New York and I thought these bagels were outstanding. Super tasty and it's a Montreal institution.....

Thank Jennifer L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Fast Food, Canadian
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Fairmount, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2M2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: 514-272-0667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Neighborhood Profile
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.