clock menu more-arrow no yes
Photo: vmazrou

10 Extreme Odes to Meat in Montreal

View as Map

As we close in on the finish line to this, The Five Days of Meat, we give you this top ten of "extreme" Montreal meat.

These restaurants come at the admittedly tricky term in different ways - from gigantic portions to a particular type of off-cut to absurd riffs. Pile on in the comments as you see fit.


Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Entire Menu at Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon

Copy Link
11382 Rang de la Fresnière, Montreal
QC J7N 2R9, Canada
(450) 258-1732
Regardless of the season - maple or apple - customers stumble from Martin Picard's backwoods sanctum of larded, porcine excess like force-fed geese. [Rontreal.com]

2. Lambs' Testicles at Le St-Urbain

Copy Link
96 rue Fleury Ouest, Montreal
QC H3L 1T2, Canada
(514) 504-7700
Visit Website
Chef Marc-André Royal takes lambs' gonads and poaches, slices, and fries them. "Fucking good with lemon!"

3. The Lambs' Brains Sandwich at Abu Elias

Copy Link
733 Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, Montreal
QC H4L 1Y3, Canada
This halal shop cranks out the likes of kibbe nayyeh and sujuk sausages but butcher Bilal Mustapha works magic with off-cuts and offal: heart, liver and, in this notable case, lambs' brains.

4. The Menu at Maison Publique

Copy Link
4720, rue Marquette, Montreal
QC H2J 3Y6, Canada
(514) 507-0555
Visit Website
Derek Dammann will take kindly to the odd vegan at his restaurant (your editor was witness to one such act of benevolence) but the menu at Maison Publique, in part, is a love letter to charc, big boy cuts, and the versatility of offal. (As we write this, the kitchen is at work on lamb shoulders for four and a crown roast of pork.) That ethos will take on a new spin when wild game hits the menu this fall. [Photo: meatball-stuffed pigs' foot at Maison Publique]

5. The 3 Amigos at La Banquise

Copy Link
994, rue Rachel Est, Montreal
QC H2J 2J3, Canada
(514) 525-2415
Visit Website
Poutine was once a simple three-ingredient affair and the likes of a Galvaude was borderline lunacy. Now if you sell the bellwether dish of la belle province you need to go Baskin-Robbins-style with your menu and throw the kitchen sink under all that gravy. We have hit total poutine anarchy, in other words. The 3 Amigos at La Banquise is a stupid mess of hot dogs, beef and pork sausage and merguez (hence "amigos", we assume). [Photo: T + E]

6. The Double Cheeseburger with Quadruple Bacon from Uniburger

Copy Link
302 Rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H2X 1H6, Canada
(514) 419-6555
Visit Website
There is a double cheeseburger under all that bacon, we swear. This is a bespoke item at Uniburger, granted, but one the joint serves up regularly, we are told.

7. The Foie Gras Burger at M:BRGR

Copy Link
2025 rue Drummond, Montreal
QC H3G 1W6, Canada
(514) 906-0408
Visit Website
The foie gras burger at M:BRGR combines Wagyu, truffle carpaccio, truffle aioli and slices of fatty liver. All for $39. More if you add bacon, of course. [Photo: Yelp]

8. The Champion at Moonshine BBQ

Copy Link
5625 Decarie, Montreal
QC H3W 3C7, Canada
(514) 508-5511
Visit Website
The Champion plate at this barbecue pusher includes lumberjack portions of four meats and four sides. As much a carb-fest as a flesh-fest, and all for a cool $58.

9. The Foie Gras Double Down at Joe Beef

Copy Link
2491, rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H3J 1N6, Canada
(514) 935-6504
Visit Website
In 2012 Food & Wine wrote "Leave Joe Beef in Peace, Stop Ordering the Double Down." This lark of a dish has become Dave McMillan's and Fred Morin's curse, in some respects (even more so for the cooks who have to prepare it service after service). It famously involves, in the words of Kate Krader, "a supersize bacon-and-cheese sandwich topped with chicken-skin mayonnaise and sandwiched between deep-fried foie gras cakes." She forgot the maple. [Photo: Aaron Arizpe]

10. Le Gros at Blackstrap BBQ

Copy Link
4436 rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1W6, Canada
(514) 507-6772
Visit Website
This Herculean order from the Verdun barbecue joint par excellence includes half a chicken, ribs, brisket, pulled pork, beans, greens, deep-fried mac 'n' cheese balls, coleslaw and fries for $38. [Photo: Urbanspoon]

1. The Entire Menu at Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon

11382 Rang de la Fresnière, Montreal, QC J7N 2R9, Canada
Regardless of the season - maple or apple - customers stumble from Martin Picard's backwoods sanctum of larded, porcine excess like force-fed geese. [Rontreal.com]
11382 Rang de la Fresnière, Montreal
QC J7N 2R9, Canada

2. Lambs' Testicles at Le St-Urbain

96 rue Fleury Ouest, Montreal, QC H3L 1T2, Canada
Chef Marc-André Royal takes lambs' gonads and poaches, slices, and fries them. "Fucking good with lemon!"
96 rue Fleury Ouest, Montreal
QC H3L 1T2, Canada

3. The Lambs' Brains Sandwich at Abu Elias

733 Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, Montreal, QC H4L 1Y3, Canada
This halal shop cranks out the likes of kibbe nayyeh and sujuk sausages but butcher Bilal Mustapha works magic with off-cuts and offal: heart, liver and, in this notable case, lambs' brains.
733 Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, Montreal
QC H4L 1Y3, Canada

4. The Menu at Maison Publique

4720, rue Marquette, Montreal, QC H2J 3Y6, Canada
Derek Dammann will take kindly to the odd vegan at his restaurant (your editor was witness to one such act of benevolence) but the menu at Maison Publique, in part, is a love letter to charc, big boy cuts, and the versatility of offal. (As we write this, the kitchen is at work on lamb shoulders for four and a crown roast of pork.) That ethos will take on a new spin when wild game hits the menu this fall. [Photo: meatball-stuffed pigs' foot at Maison Publique]
4720, rue Marquette, Montreal
QC H2J 3Y6, Canada

5. The 3 Amigos at La Banquise

994, rue Rachel Est, Montreal, QC H2J 2J3, Canada
Poutine was once a simple three-ingredient affair and the likes of a Galvaude was borderline lunacy. Now if you sell the bellwether dish of la belle province you need to go Baskin-Robbins-style with your menu and throw the kitchen sink under all that gravy. We have hit total poutine anarchy, in other words. The 3 Amigos at La Banquise is a stupid mess of hot dogs, beef and pork sausage and merguez (hence "amigos", we assume). [Photo: T + E]
994, rue Rachel Est, Montreal
QC H2J 2J3, Canada

6. The Double Cheeseburger with Quadruple Bacon from Uniburger

302 Rue Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H2X 1H6, Canada
There is a double cheeseburger under all that bacon, we swear. This is a bespoke item at Uniburger, granted, but one the joint serves up regularly, we are told.
302 Rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H2X 1H6, Canada

7. The Foie Gras Burger at M:BRGR

2025 rue Drummond, Montreal, QC H3G 1W6, Canada
The foie gras burger at M:BRGR combines Wagyu, truffle carpaccio, truffle aioli and slices of fatty liver. All for $39. More if you add bacon, of course. [Photo: Yelp]
2025 rue Drummond, Montreal
QC H3G 1W6, Canada

8. The Champion at Moonshine BBQ

5625 Decarie, Montreal, QC H3W 3C7, Canada
The Champion plate at this barbecue pusher includes lumberjack portions of four meats and four sides. As much a carb-fest as a flesh-fest, and all for a cool $58.
5625 Decarie, Montreal
QC H3W 3C7, Canada

9. The Foie Gras Double Down at Joe Beef

2491, rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H3J 1N6, Canada
In 2012 Food & Wine wrote "Leave Joe Beef in Peace, Stop Ordering the Double Down." This lark of a dish has become Dave McMillan's and Fred Morin's curse, in some respects (even more so for the cooks who have to prepare it service after service). It famously involves, in the words of Kate Krader, "a supersize bacon-and-cheese sandwich topped with chicken-skin mayonnaise and sandwiched between deep-fried foie gras cakes." She forgot the maple. [Photo: Aaron Arizpe]
2491, rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H3J 1N6, Canada

10. Le Gros at Blackstrap BBQ

4436 rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1W6, Canada
This Herculean order from the Verdun barbecue joint par excellence includes half a chicken, ribs, brisket, pulled pork, beans, greens, deep-fried mac 'n' cheese balls, coleslaw and fries for $38. [Photo: Urbanspoon]
4436 rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1W6, Canada

Related Maps