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“A better atmosphere than across the street.”

The Main Deli Steak House
Ranked #298 of 6,036 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Diner, Deli
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Reviewed October 3, 2012

I had a great Reuben sandwich (in size and taste) humongous cole slaw and small but tasty fries. Quieter and comfier than Schwartz across the street (I know - heresy!). Friendly staff. Definitely worth the trip!

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1  Thank Stewart W
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Across the street from Schwartz's long lines, our old friend introduced us to this little bustling deli. The Smoked meat was as wonderful as i remembered only Montreal smoked meat could be. And the atmosphere was full of chatter and the sounds of people enjoying food and life. Needless to say i was happy!

1  Thank hilaryseattle
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I'm not sure if it's a discrimination thing (we don;t speak french) but the female owner was incredibly rude. It was busy...but she was so aggressive. Plus we had to wait forever to order even though the waiters were just cleaning tables...they should have taken our order first.

The food was ok. I mean, smoked meat and poutine is hard to ruin.

We did see Chromeo there which made it all better.

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Thank Celine K
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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.

Thank JudeZip
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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!!

Thank Ron V
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