Bus: OC Transpo 1, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18
Visit: July 10, 2014
Every city has their top burger contender. That is true in a city that has been a big part of this search, Ottawa. The nation’s capital might not strike you as the type of city where you can find food, but if you’re willing to look, you’ll find something. Anyone who is looking for Ottawa’s best burger should try Chez Lucien before making any kind of judgement.
Bus: STM 64, 126, 128, 215, 468
Visit: December 22, 2013
All you can eat. Those four words are very powerful when you start to think about it. There was a time in society where a credo like that would fuel the motivation for someone to eat all that the slowly failing heart could desire. These days, when the world’s economy hurting and the waistlines of society expanding, one can only reflect on what those words truly mean. Either way you want to look at it, I had a chance to find out for myself at Sushi Palace.
1570 Sainte-Catherine E.
Metro: Beaudry, Papineau
Bus: STM 10, 14, 15, 34, 45, 150, 410, 430, 769, RTL 170
Visit: September 5, 2013
When one thinks of the Village, one can’t ignore how many restaurants are popping up on a small stretch of Sainte-Catherine. Some of those places belong to some well known brand names, while others aren’t so much in the public eye. Even if it’s a place that isn’t mentioned every day, it’s one that you can’t miss because it stands out. That place is called Club Sandwich.
Bus: STM 57, 61, 71, 107
Visit: March 8, 2013
The Pointe-Saint-Charles district of Montreal is becoming an increasingly popular area when it comes to finding places to eat. These neighborhoods are becoming the places to go to when it comes to finding those places. One of the places that’s attracting crowds is a place called Le Diable à Quatre, which touts itself as a modern tavern.
1291 Mont-Royal E.
Bus: STM 11, 14, 97
Visit: January 5, 2013
2013 is already upon us and we’re all probably ready to really get this year going. This is also the case when it comes to burgers. There’s not going to be any more time wasted as I’m looking forward to seeing what the new year has in store when it comes to having burgers. To begin the year, I look to a very crowded burger street in Avenue Mont-Royal and relative newcomer, Cornichon.
This is a revisited post for La Paryse. Click HERE for the original post.
LOCATION CLOSED (October 27, 2012)
302 Ontario E.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 30, 125, 427, 715, 747
Visit: October 17, 2012
Whenever you think about the question of who has the best burger in the city of Montreal, one name always comes to mind. Regardless of any type of cuisine you like or follow, you cannot ignore what this particular place has done for the Montreal landscape. That place is affectionately known as La Paryse.
Metro: Bonaventure, Peel
Train: Gare Centrale, Lucien L’Allier
Bus: STM 15, 24, 36, 74, 75, 107, 150, 178, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, AMT Terminus Centre-ville
Visit: May 24, 2012
Ask anyone who has been around for a long time, it’s not easy. To gain any kind of longevity, you have to be doing something right. In Montreal, there are those iconic places that you can easily rattle off the top of your head. For the last 20 years, one of those places was McLean’s Pub.
6795 Jarry E.
Bus: STM 33, 44, 193
Visit: May 1, 2012
The one thing I’ve stated time and time again was my disappointment with potential Burger Search locations in the eastern part of the island of Montreal. After 142 burgers, I’ve only really found 1 real burger that was worthy enough to join all the others that came before it. The burger at Hawgs Deli was another attempt to find a place in the east that would be worth the long trek. Hawgs has a lot going against it, but it does have a lot helping it as well.
Metro: Jean-Talon, De Castelnau
Bus: STM 31, 55, 92, 93, 95, 99
Visit: September 6, 2011
This week’s Burger Search location was suggestion made to me by one of my trusted colleagues. As a matter of a fact, I would’ve never of known of this place’s existence if it wasn’t for someone telling me about it. So, naturally, I was glad to try out another place in this part of town. Since it was located where it was, I wasn’t really worried about having to wait or fight for a place to sit. It is on a quaint intersection where not much really happens. I tend to like places like that.
Click here for the guest review.
Bus: STM 11, 14, 27, 30, 46, 47, 51, 97, 427
Visit: August 16, 2011
In August of 2011, the competition in the Montreal burger landscape is fierce and growing rapidly. Places open and they either thrive or fall by the wayside. I am starting to get genuinely concerned about the sheer amount of places that have opened up in the last year. art:brgr is one of two places that have opened up at virtually the same time, but in vastly different locations. Smack dab in the middle of the Plateau, this location is going to be competing with a lot of very well known and frequented Montreal restaurants.
300 rue St-Paul
Bus: RTC 1, 10, 18, 25, 54, 107, 125, 133, 214, 215, 283, 290, 294, 295, 400, Ecolobus
Train: Gare du Palais
Visit: July 8, 2011
My research into Chez Victor started at least a year ago when I was looking into coming to Quebec City. Whenever I looked for the best burger in that city, I found only one name above the rest, Chez Victor. To add to my delight, I was extremely lucky to find a location so close to the train station.
The service at this restaurant is above average, with a few exceptions. I was served by two individuals, a floor manager and a server. The floor manager was extremely polite and knew what they were doing. They had a good idea of where to put people. That person actually cared for the customers. The server, on the other hand, spent more time counting bills and serving drinks, then tending to a customer. Despite that, I was very happy with the way I was handled.
My expectations were met on one level, seeing the steady stream of individuals and groups coming in to partake in burgers. The place was packed and reservations were a plenty. There are many other locations of this particular restaurant in Quebec City, so the whole region is covered.
This burger contains onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, Dijon mustard, sauteed mushrooms, cream cheese, and bacon.
This burger has a lot of what I like to have in my selection. As a matter of fact, it shares a lot of the same ingredients as the first burger I’ve ever had. I learned from my mistake in Ottawa, so I made sure to do my research and choose well before hand. The first thing I noticed was the size of the burger. It was a little smaller than I expected. Honestly, it was the only let down. The meat tasted very well. The cream cheese, even though it got everywhere, went well with the bacon and beef. The mushrooms fell out, but that wasn’t a concern at all. After using an abundance of napkins, I was satisfied. Along with the poutine, this makes a decent combination to have.
The poutine is a 3 dollar upgrade on the lunchtime menu. I was more than pleased to choose this with my burger. I was a little concerned when I saw the poutine was actually bigger than the burger. The sauce was nothing out of the ordinary. The cheese curds were a little cold at first, but warmed up as the process went on. The overall poutine tasted good and complemented the burger well.