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Randall Brodeur

The 22 Hottest Burgers in Montreal

Montreal is burger city

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| Randall Brodeur

Montreal, your burger game has come a long, long way. We may live in the age of izakayas and taquerias but look around — has there ever been a better time to love burgers in this city?

The climb to pinnacle burgerdom has been a slower creep than, say, the explosion of wine bars in Montreal but consider these 22 restaurants. Listed in geographical order, they cover every corner of the burger spectrum, from elevated diner burgers to brioche bun bistro burgers and Korean or Japanese fusion burgers. Some use Quebec-raised beef, some grind by hand, some make condiments from scratch, and some take customization to deranged, bewildering heights (note to burger joints everywhere: there is such a thing as too much choice, or too much meat). As a whole, they make Montreal a damn fine burger city. Enjoy — and sentimental fools take note: if it's the classics you're looking for, your iconic Montreal burgers are here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Brasserie T!

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1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
QC H2X 2J4, Canada
(514) 282-0808
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Normand Laprise's Quartier des Spectacles restaurant makes what critic Lesley Chesterman calls the "second-best upscale burger in the city." Buns by Hof Kelsten.

2. Burger Bar

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1465 rue Crescent, Montreal
QC H3G 2B2, Canada
(514) 903-5575
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Businessmen brothers Ari and Morris Baker must have been inspired by M:BRGR's downtown success when they opened Burger Bar on Crescent in 2011. The restaurant's poutine burger may defy common sense but the locale is canny — Morris owns a Ben & Jerry's around the corner. Guess where Burger Bar's ice cream comes from.

3. Burger Royal

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3820, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2W 1X6, Canada
(514) 282-0002
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If you like the burgers at this Plateau up-and-comer, thank the Nordest farm in Mont Laurier, Quebec, where Roger Raymond and Céline Bélec have raised Angus cattle without hormones or antibiotics since 1982.

4. Dépanneur Le Pick Up

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7032 rue Waverly, Montreal
QC H2S 3J2, Canada
(514) 271-8011
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Sandwiches at this soulful Mile-Ex lunch counter are on the up and up. No fuss, no fanfare, just a good, no-nonsense burger.

5. La Boulette

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2223 Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC H2G 1M8, Canada
(514) 903-5599
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Retired burger doyenne Paryse Taillefer tells Eater that a lot of former customers endorse La Boulette as the Montreal burger most faithful to her own at La Paryse.

6. Lawrence

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5201 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 503-1070
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The Mile End restaurant that also runs a top-notch butcher shop serves a superb burger weekdays for lunch. Made with Quebec Angus beef from Ferme Nordest. Lawrence burger photo by Gabriel Couture.

7. Le Sieur d'Iberville

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2490, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2H 1L3, Canada
(515) 525-4448
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Parfait. This was the word Le Journal de Montréal critic Thierry Daraize recently used to describe Le Sieur d'Iberville's freshly ground burger.

8. Les Enfants Terribles

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1257 avenue Bernard Ouest, Outremont
QC H2V 1V8, Canada
(514) 759-9918
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The burger at this auspicious, popular Outremont restaurant is a bestseller. Just scan the terrasse on Bernard when you walk by on a warm summer night.

9. Maison Boulud

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1228 Rue Sherbrooke, Montreal
QC H3G 1H6, Canada
(514) 842-4224
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The poshest burger in Montreal was perfected by Daniel Boulud and Maison Boulud chef Riccardo Bertolino at db Bistro Moderne in New York and duly ushered in a new era of chef-driven burgers. The Ritz Carlton restaurant offers the signature db Burger, with braised short ribs and foie gras, for weekend brunch. There's also one with smoked pork belly and Vacherin.

10. Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce

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5732 Sherbrooke O, Montreal
QC, H4A 1W8
(514) 369-9090
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This burger restaurant in NDG in the old D.A.D.'s Bagels is from partners with interests in Double Pizza and Kupfert & Kim. Beef is ground fresh daily on site and condiments and sodas are homemade as well. At least professional wrestler of note, however, has beef with this place.
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11. QDC Burger

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1181 rue de la Montagne, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 390-0091
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After a long winter respite, this downtown back-alley burger bar is back. From the infamous La Queue de Cheval steakhouse, of course.

12. Uniburger

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302 Rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H2X 1H6, Canada
(514) 419-6555
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Younes Bengeloune wisely chose to keep it simple when he made over La Paryse in the Latin Quarter. Consistently voted the best burger in Montreal, Uniburger uses a proprietary blend of fresh Canada AAA beef.
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13. Le Gourmet Burger

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1433-B rue Bishop, Montreal
QC H3G 2E4, Canada
(514) 435-3535
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Georges Najjar of Kafein Café is the man behind this Concordia University adjacent spot with organic beef, grilled over wood charcoal, and brioche buns.

14. Mile-Ex

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6631 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
QC H2V 4L1, Canada
(514) 272-7919
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Voir restaurant critic Gildas Meneu calls chef Greg Paul's raunchily titled Motherf** Burger at Restaurant le Mile-Ex damn good and completely cochon.

15. Chez Tousignant

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6956 Drolet, Montreal
QC, Canada
(438) 386-6368
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Impasto chef de cuisine Yann Turcotte's casse-croûte dream has been fully realized, with assistance from Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione. The duo's mini Little Italy empire now numbers three restaurants.

16. ART: brgr

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408 rue Gilford, Montreal
QC H2J 2L6, Canada
(514) 903-5500
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Some Art: brgr creations are a little excessive (example: the "Elvis Presley", with banana and peanut butter), but pick something with a little restraint like the "Fumoir" with smoked brie and pesto and you'll be in Good Burger City.

17. Hachoir

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4177, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
QC H2W 2M3, Canada
(514) 903-1331
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Although the menu verges on the annoying tendency for burger joints to slather meat and other symbols of masculinity (Jack Daniels) on their burgers, Hachoir's home-ground meat and nods to local produce like elk meat and wild mushrooms make for hearty fare with Quebecois flair.

18. Patati Patata

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4177, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H1W 2Y7, Canada
(514) 844-0216
Patati's micro-burgers are a Plateau staple — and toeing the line between a classic diner and cool burger-and-poutine innovator, it earns a coveted place on more than one Eater burger map.

19. Monsieur

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1102 rue de Bleury, Montreal
QC H2Z 2N4, Canada
(514) 861-0000
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Despite its very bourgeois pricetag, Monsieur's giant cheeseburger is worth it — and with a jalapeno-infused patty, panko-fried cheese and green tomato, adds just the right amount of twist to a classic.

20. Picks

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1407 rue Saint-Marc, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 937-1937
Korean influenced burgers take the stage at this Shaughnessy Village casse-croûte, dressed with kimchi and wasabi mayo — or try a Kogo (Korean pogo).

21. Kazu

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1862 rue Ste-Catherine O., Montreal
QC H3H 1M1, Canada
(514) 937-2333
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This upscale Japanese restaurant downtown might be a controversial inclusion for its lack of beef-based burgers but their chicken teriyaki and shrimp burgers (pictured) fit perfectly on a menu more oriented towards ramen and okonomiyaki.

22. Bishop & Bagg

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52 St-Viateur O, Montreal
QC H2T 2K8, Canada
(514) 277-4400
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Burgers might not be classic British fare but that's not stopping this Mile End pub from delectable albeit meat-heavy concoctions. There's a regular brunch burger and a rotating burger options on the pub menu — show upa t the right moment and you might be able to get the (in)famous "McDirtyBird All-Star Deluxe".

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1. Brasserie T!

1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H2X 2J4, Canada
Normand Laprise's Quartier des Spectacles restaurant makes what critic Lesley Chesterman calls the "second-best upscale burger in the city." Buns by Hof Kelsten.
1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
QC H2X 2J4, Canada

2. Burger Bar

1465 rue Crescent, Montreal, QC H3G 2B2, Canada
Businessmen brothers Ari and Morris Baker must have been inspired by M:BRGR's downtown success when they opened Burger Bar on Crescent in 2011. The restaurant's poutine burger may defy common sense but the locale is canny — Morris owns a Ben & Jerry's around the corner. Guess where Burger Bar's ice cream comes from.
1465 rue Crescent, Montreal
QC H3G 2B2, Canada

3. Burger Royal

3820, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W 1X6, Canada
If you like the burgers at this Plateau up-and-comer, thank the Nordest farm in Mont Laurier, Quebec, where Roger Raymond and Céline Bélec have raised Angus cattle without hormones or antibiotics since 1982.
3820, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2W 1X6, Canada

4. Dépanneur Le Pick Up

7032 rue Waverly, Montreal, QC H2S 3J2, Canada
Sandwiches at this soulful Mile-Ex lunch counter are on the up and up. No fuss, no fanfare, just a good, no-nonsense burger.
7032 rue Waverly, Montreal
QC H2S 3J2, Canada

5. La Boulette

2223 Beaubien Est, Montreal, QC H2G 1M8, Canada
Retired burger doyenne Paryse Taillefer tells Eater that a lot of former customers endorse La Boulette as the Montreal burger most faithful to her own at La Paryse.
2223 Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC H2G 1M8, Canada

6. Lawrence

5201 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC, Canada
The Mile End restaurant that also runs a top-notch butcher shop serves a superb burger weekdays for lunch. Made with Quebec Angus beef from Ferme Nordest. Lawrence burger photo by Gabriel Couture.
5201 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC, Canada

7. Le Sieur d'Iberville

2490, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC H2H 1L3, Canada
Parfait. This was the word Le Journal de Montréal critic Thierry Daraize recently used to describe Le Sieur d'Iberville's freshly ground burger.
2490, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2H 1L3, Canada

8. Les Enfants Terribles

1257 avenue Bernard Ouest, Outremont, QC H2V 1V8, Canada
The burger at this auspicious, popular Outremont restaurant is a bestseller. Just scan the terrasse on Bernard when you walk by on a warm summer night.
1257 avenue Bernard Ouest, Outremont
QC H2V 1V8, Canada

9. Maison Boulud

1228 Rue Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
The poshest burger in Montreal was perfected by Daniel Boulud and Maison Boulud chef Riccardo Bertolino at db Bistro Moderne in New York and duly ushered in a new era of chef-driven burgers. The Ritz Carlton restaurant offers the signature db Burger, with braised short ribs and foie gras, for weekend brunch. There's also one with smoked pork belly and Vacherin.
1228 Rue Sherbrooke, Montreal
QC H3G 1H6, Canada

10. Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce

5732 Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC, H4A 1W8
NBG
This burger restaurant in NDG in the old D.A.D.'s Bagels is from partners with interests in Double Pizza and Kupfert & Kim. Beef is ground fresh daily on site and condiments and sodas are homemade as well. At least professional wrestler of note, however, has beef with this place.
5732 Sherbrooke O, Montreal
QC, H4A 1W8

11. QDC Burger

1181 rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC, Canada
After a long winter respite, this downtown back-alley burger bar is back. From the infamous La Queue de Cheval steakhouse, of course.
1181 rue de la Montagne, Montreal
QC, Canada

12. Uniburger

302 Rue Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H2X 1H6, Canada
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Younes Bengeloune wisely chose to keep it simple when he made over La Paryse in the Latin Quarter. Consistently voted the best burger in Montreal, Uniburger uses a proprietary blend of fresh Canada AAA beef.
302 Rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H2X 1H6, Canada

13. Le Gourmet Burger

1433-B rue Bishop, Montreal, QC H3G 2E4, Canada
Georges Najjar of Kafein Café is the man behind this Concordia University adjacent spot with organic beef, grilled over wood charcoal, and brioche buns.
1433-B rue Bishop, Montreal
QC H3G 2E4, Canada

14. Mile-Ex

6631 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H2V 4L1, Canada
Voir restaurant critic Gildas Meneu calls chef Greg Paul's raunchily titled Motherf** Burger at Restaurant le Mile-Ex damn good and completely cochon.
6631 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
QC H2V 4L1, Canada

15. Chez Tousignant

6956 Drolet, Montreal, QC, Canada
Impasto chef de cuisine Yann Turcotte's casse-croûte dream has been fully realized, with assistance from Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione. The duo's mini Little Italy empire now numbers three restaurants.
6956 Drolet, Montreal
QC, Canada

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16. ART: brgr

408 rue Gilford, Montreal, QC H2J 2L6, Canada
Some Art: brgr creations are a little excessive (example: the "Elvis Presley", with banana and peanut butter), but pick something with a little restraint like the "Fumoir" with smoked brie and pesto and you'll be in Good Burger City.
408 rue Gilford, Montreal
QC H2J 2L6, Canada

17. Hachoir

4177, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W 2M3, Canada
Although the menu verges on the annoying tendency for burger joints to slather meat and other symbols of masculinity (Jack Daniels) on their burgers, Hachoir's home-ground meat and nods to local produce like elk meat and wild mushrooms make for hearty fare with Quebecois flair.
4177, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
QC H2W 2M3, Canada

18. Patati Patata

4177, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H1W 2Y7, Canada
Patati's micro-burgers are a Plateau staple — and toeing the line between a classic diner and cool burger-and-poutine innovator, it earns a coveted place on more than one Eater burger map.
4177, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H1W 2Y7, Canada

19. Monsieur

1102 rue de Bleury, Montreal, QC H2Z 2N4, Canada
Despite its very bourgeois pricetag, Monsieur's giant cheeseburger is worth it — and with a jalapeno-infused patty, panko-fried cheese and green tomato, adds just the right amount of twist to a classic.
1102 rue de Bleury, Montreal
QC H2Z 2N4, Canada

20. Picks

1407 rue Saint-Marc, Montreal, QC, Canada
Korean influenced burgers take the stage at this Shaughnessy Village casse-croûte, dressed with kimchi and wasabi mayo — or try a Kogo (Korean pogo).
1407 rue Saint-Marc, Montreal
QC, Canada

21. Kazu

1862 rue Ste-Catherine O., Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, Canada
This upscale Japanese restaurant downtown might be a controversial inclusion for its lack of beef-based burgers but their chicken teriyaki and shrimp burgers (pictured) fit perfectly on a menu more oriented towards ramen and okonomiyaki.
1862 rue Ste-Catherine O., Montreal
QC H3H 1M1, Canada

22. Bishop & Bagg

52 St-Viateur O, Montreal, QC H2T 2K8, Canada
Burgers might not be classic British fare but that's not stopping this Mile End pub from delectable albeit meat-heavy concoctions. There's a regular brunch burger and a rotating burger options on the pub menu — show upa t the right moment and you might be able to get the (in)famous "McDirtyBird All-Star Deluxe".
52 St-Viateur O, Montreal
QC H2T 2K8, Canada

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