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“Meat Haven”
Review of Schwartz's

Ranked #69 of 5,776 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Meat Haven”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Better than Katz' in new york or 5th ave Deli. Smoked meat YO! Mix between pastrami and corned beef with communal dining. Eat meat, make friends, and leave your vegetarian friends outside.

Visited May 2012
Thank Mike R
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Waunakee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fun experience”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We waited in line outside for about 20 minutes to eat in this small little space. The meat was good but the bread was dried out. The waiter recommended the blackcherry soda which truly did enhance the flavor (we thought it was just about marketing)! The downfall was we thought we had order just one family plater of food but when we got the bill it was for two - ouch! We had a C$50 lunch . . . We did have two platers so I didn't complain but we just thought that was the deal . I feel like they took advantage of the "tourist". My 13 y.o. son loved it becaues he loves good meat and coleslaw and the atmosphere was unique for us. But I warn you to know exactly what you are ordering. Parking is also a bit hard to find in the area, we needed to drive around the block a few times to find some street parking - we ended up having to walk a couple blocks.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank mamaweb5ter
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Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“so so”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Have been going for years but since there is new owners the place is slipping. Its not as good as it used to be plus the prices are crazy for a smoke meat sandwich or plate. I didn't mind paying top dollar when the meat was good but that's i for me.I can go to Abbies on the west island and get the good stuff

Visited August 2012
Thank Judy1545
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
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
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1 Thank LTimar
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Yummy sandwiches and over crowed. Worth the wait ...”
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
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1 Thank SAPmontreal
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