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Your Guide To Montreal's Finest Charcuterie Plates

The meats that will "cure" what ails you

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There’s something undeniably fun, and a tad indulgent, about ordering a charcuterie plate. It’s inherently Instagram-worthy, with a spread of cured ham or slices of terrine atop a wooden slab, and it’s meant to be shared and sampled, a chance to test out new flavours and mix-and-match meat, bread, pickled vegetables and choice condiments.

And in a city that once hosted a Head Cheese Week, boasts some terrific butcher shops and loves its foie gras, it’s no surprise that the charcuterie offerings at Montreal’s restaurants and bars are on point. You could cosy up to the bar at Le Comptoir Charcuteries et Vins for a cured meat dinner, relax with a 5 à 7 snack at wine bars like Larrys or La Buvette chez Simone or share a plate of house-cured charcuterie from Maison Publique.

Here, in geographic order, we’ve rounded up the best spots known for their charcuterie selection. Dig in, because it’s important to get enough protein.

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1. Maison Publique

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4720 Rue Marquette, Montréal
QC H2J 3Y6, Canada
(514) 507-0555
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Derek Dammann’s snug Plateau spot is known for its house-cured charcuterie, best ordered in larger quantities and shared among friends.

2. Le Chien Fumant

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4710 Rue De Lanaudière, Montréal
QC H2J 3P7, Canada
(514) 524-2444
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Known as a solid spot for late-night eats in the Plateau, the bustling French bistro has a meat-heavy menu with an evolving selection of charcuterie and sides.

3. La Salle à Manger

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1302 ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2J 1Y5, Canada
(514) 522-0777
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You can peep the sausages cured in house in the glass-encased meat locker, a sure sign of charcuterie greatness. There’s also offerings like head cheese, coppa and creton.

4. Boucherie Lawrence

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5237 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S4, Canada
(514) 277-8880
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The butcher shop outpost of Mile End’s Lawrence restaurant is a haven for locally farmed, quality meats, including house-made sausages and terrines and cold-cuts, which you can find stacked on their decadent sandwiches. The restaurant a few doors south offers a charcuterie and pickled vegetable plate, if you want a more comprehensive spread alongside a glass of wine in a restaurant setting.

5. Larry's

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9 Avenue Fairmount E, Montréal
QC H2T 1S4, Canada
(514) 708-1070
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Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman named the rillettes at this cosy Lawrence offspring as her top charcuterie of the year. There’s also fennel salami and dry sausage on offer, plus pickled vegetables and interesting natural wines by the glass.

6. Le Comptoir

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4807 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1R6, Canada
(514) 844-8467
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Your go-to for elegant spreads of house-made charcuterie, plus other goodies like sweetbreads, porchetta and a lengthy list of natural wines. Their Amherst Street deli and butcher shop, La Réserve du Comptoir, also serves sausages, deli meats, and hefty sandwiches for take away.

7. Au Pied de Cochon

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536 Ave. Duluth Est., Montreal
QC H2L 1A9, Canada
(514) 281-1114
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There’s not many places where you can do a ridiculous thing like eat a charcuterie and foie gras pizza, followed by a foie gras poutine. But you can here, of course, or you can stick to the (probably anything but) simple charcuterie platter to start.

8. La Buvette chez Simone

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4869 ave. du Parc, Montreal
QC H2V 4K7, Canada
(514) 750-6577
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The beloved wine bar draws as much praise for its snacks as it does its extensive, evolving wine list, and there’s usually plenty of options when it comes to cheese and cured meats.

9. Chez Lévêque

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1030 Ave. Laurier Ouest, Outremont
QC H2V 2K8, Canada
(514) 279-7355
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The indulgent charcuterie board at this Outremont French bistro includes duck terrine, rillettes, Serrano ham, and salami. For further meat specials, there’s offal options like crispy veal sweetbreads and black pudding.

10. Pullman

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3424 Avenue du Parc, Montreal
QC H2X 2H7, Canada
(514) 288-7779
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The intimate lower Plateau wine bar serves a charcuterie plate, plus starters like Iberico chorizo and giardiniera, Italian pickled vegetables.

11. Brasserie T

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1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
QC H2X 2J4, Canada
(514) 282-0808
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Alongside their steak and salmon tartare, don’t miss out on charcuterie options like chicken liver mousse, duck rillettes and foie gras terrine from the Toqué! affiliated restaurant at the heart of Place des Arts.

12. Marché de la Villette

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324 rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal
QC H2Y 2A3, Canada
(514) 807-8084
The board at this casual rue Old Montreal spot features a spread of cured sausage, house-made terrines and rillettes and pickles.

13. Hambar

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355 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E8, Canada
(514) 879-1234
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Any place that has hanging hams on display is probably a good bet for cured meat. Housed in the St Paul Hotel, the Old Montreal restaurant features house-made charcuterie and loads of fine wine.

14. Joe Beef

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2491 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal
QC H3J 1N6, Canada
(514) 935-6504
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Chances are good that the menu scrawled up on Joe Beef’s blackboards will feature some sort of decadent head cheese/terrine/foie/sausage offering, although it might be tricky to get a table. Its no-reservations sister wine bar Vin Papillon is also a safe bet for a meaty snack and wine pairing.

1. Maison Publique

4720 Rue Marquette, Montréal, QC H2J 3Y6, Canada
Derek Dammann’s snug Plateau spot is known for its house-cured charcuterie, best ordered in larger quantities and shared among friends.
4720 Rue Marquette, Montréal
QC H2J 3Y6, Canada

2. Le Chien Fumant

4710 Rue De Lanaudière, Montréal, QC H2J 3P7, Canada
Known as a solid spot for late-night eats in the Plateau, the bustling French bistro has a meat-heavy menu with an evolving selection of charcuterie and sides.
4710 Rue De Lanaudière, Montréal
QC H2J 3P7, Canada

3. La Salle à Manger

1302 ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC H2J 1Y5, Canada
You can peep the sausages cured in house in the glass-encased meat locker, a sure sign of charcuterie greatness. There’s also offerings like head cheese, coppa and creton.
1302 ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2J 1Y5, Canada

4. Boucherie Lawrence

5237 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S4, Canada
The butcher shop outpost of Mile End’s Lawrence restaurant is a haven for locally farmed, quality meats, including house-made sausages and terrines and cold-cuts, which you can find stacked on their decadent sandwiches. The restaurant a few doors south offers a charcuterie and pickled vegetable plate, if you want a more comprehensive spread alongside a glass of wine in a restaurant setting.
5237 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1S4, Canada

5. Larry's

9 Avenue Fairmount E, Montréal, QC H2T 1S4, Canada
Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman named the rillettes at this cosy Lawrence offspring as her top charcuterie of the year. There’s also fennel salami and dry sausage on offer, plus pickled vegetables and interesting natural wines by the glass.
9 Avenue Fairmount E, Montréal
QC H2T 1S4, Canada

6. Le Comptoir

4807 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R6, Canada
Your go-to for elegant spreads of house-made charcuterie, plus other goodies like sweetbreads, porchetta and a lengthy list of natural wines. Their Amherst Street deli and butcher shop, La Réserve du Comptoir, also serves sausages, deli meats, and hefty sandwiches for take away.
4807 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1R6, Canada

7. Au Pied de Cochon

536 Ave. Duluth Est., Montreal, QC H2L 1A9, Canada
There’s not many places where you can do a ridiculous thing like eat a charcuterie and foie gras pizza, followed by a foie gras poutine. But you can here, of course, or you can stick to the (probably anything but) simple charcuterie platter to start.
536 Ave. Duluth Est., Montreal
QC H2L 1A9, Canada

8. La Buvette chez Simone

4869 ave. du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4K7, Canada
The beloved wine bar draws as much praise for its snacks as it does its extensive, evolving wine list, and there’s usually plenty of options when it comes to cheese and cured meats.
4869 ave. du Parc, Montreal
QC H2V 4K7, Canada

9. Chez Lévêque

1030 Ave. Laurier Ouest, Outremont, QC H2V 2K8, Canada
The indulgent charcuterie board at this Outremont French bistro includes duck terrine, rillettes, Serrano ham, and salami. For further meat specials, there’s offal options like crispy veal sweetbreads and black pudding.
1030 Ave. Laurier Ouest, Outremont
QC H2V 2K8, Canada

10. Pullman

3424 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC H2X 2H7, Canada
The intimate lower Plateau wine bar serves a charcuterie plate, plus starters like Iberico chorizo and giardiniera, Italian pickled vegetables.
3424 Avenue du Parc, Montreal
QC H2X 2H7, Canada

11. Brasserie T

1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H2X 2J4, Canada
Alongside their steak and salmon tartare, don’t miss out on charcuterie options like chicken liver mousse, duck rillettes and foie gras terrine from the Toqué! affiliated restaurant at the heart of Place des Arts.
1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
QC H2X 2J4, Canada

12. Marché de la Villette

324 rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 2A3, Canada
The board at this casual rue Old Montreal spot features a spread of cured sausage, house-made terrines and rillettes and pickles.
324 rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal
QC H2Y 2A3, Canada

13. Hambar

355 Rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E8, Canada
Any place that has hanging hams on display is probably a good bet for cured meat. Housed in the St Paul Hotel, the Old Montreal restaurant features house-made charcuterie and loads of fine wine.
355 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E8, Canada

14. Joe Beef

2491 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N6, Canada
Chances are good that the menu scrawled up on Joe Beef’s blackboards will feature some sort of decadent head cheese/terrine/foie/sausage offering, although it might be tricky to get a table. Its no-reservations sister wine bar Vin Papillon is also a safe bet for a meaty snack and wine pairing.
2491 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal
QC H3J 1N6, Canada

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