When you think of Montreal, many think of smoked meat, and when you think of smoked meat, the first place that usually comes to mind would be Schwartz's. Schwartz's is great, but I'd like to introduce you to Reuben's Deli, which in my opinion, has smoked meat that is just as great.
The first time I visited Montreal and ate at Reuben's, I stumbled upon it and was not under the impression that is a famous or popular restaurant. However, my second visit this time changed my views. When we arrived at the place on a night of a weekday, there was a long line up and we even saw a set with big bright lights and giant video cameras. There was a person speaking in front of the camera as they filmed the chefs making smoked meat sandwiches behind the counter. Their sandwiches looked very impressive and I swear there were 15 slices of meat in one!
If you are travelling in a group and want more variety than smoked meat sandwiches, Reuben's is definitely your first choice. Or if you're hungry before or after shopping on Rue Ste-Catherine, make a stop at Reuben's for a yummy meal!
NOTE: There two Reuben's locations may differ in terms in food quality and service. This review is only intended for the No. 1116 location.
1116 Rue Sainte-Catherine O.