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The Main Deli Steak House

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen
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3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
+1 514-843-8126
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10:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 05:00
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Massachusetts
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting menu based on traditional smoked meats and deli foods. My husband read a New York Times article that this was Leonard Cohen's favorite restaurant and off we went. He had the smoked meat spaghetti - very interesting! I had pierogies and borscht soup. Both were good, but when the waitress asked if I wanted boiled or... More 

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Thank travellingreborn
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Theoretically, The Main is a very good place to eat. I say theoretically, because they refused to make eye contact, or take an order for ages after we sat down, and after 20 minutes waiting in vain we had to leave. They clearly didn't want to serve us despite us having done nothing wrong. Haughty, arrogant, and doomed to fail... More 

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Thank Joseph C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you'd like to taste the real smoked meet this is the place. The waiter was really nice and helpful to us and advised us to order a plate to share along with fries and a salad. One of the best dishes we've had. Delicious taste! Also the beer is awesome!

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Thank Patz H
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food with confort. Will go again! Smoked meat was delcious. If you have never been here? you must.

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Thank V B
Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I went there for supper and had their smoke meat sandwich special. This is one of the last places left in Montreal that serves authentic smoke meat. Their regular sandwich is huge, nicely smoked, the old fashion way - Quality. I have been eating smoke meat for 50 years and I know what real smoke meat is. The Main has... More 

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Thank william D
Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

"Mmmmm, this incredible! Schwartz's might be different than this, but it cannot be better than The Main." That's what I said while enjoying the smoked meat sandwich at this cosy deli... the well-established wait staff are up on the walls in caricature form, a framed newspaper article attests to this being Leonard Cohen's favourite deli and you leave totally filled... More 

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Thank lucky_topaz
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A comfy place for a good sit down meal, Has that nice Old Montreal feel... You want to try the Montreal Smoked Meat but don't want to wait in line ? You can walk all the way from the harbour, through Chinatown , experiencing one of the oldest stretches of street in Montreal and then rest your feet and restore... More 

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Thank arrobasque
Montreal, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

These people know meat. The smoked meat here is the city's best… And I myself love the 20 ounce ribeye steak. Just delicious… The service is wonderful… And topping things off with cheesecake is simply heavenly!!!!

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Thank Edwin B
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Have been recommended to come here several times. But as someone who only visits for a few days once a year I've always been careful with each meal in this foodie heaven city. Definitely worth making time for every trip. It's unlikely I'll be found in line ever again at the more well known trap across the way. Loads of... More 

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Montreal,Quebec
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

went with two other people and we all ordered different items. We were all very pleased with the food. I ordered a rib steak medium rare and that is how it came-with the garlic and spices on the side so I could put on what I wanted. One person ordered the chicken soup with matzoh balls and there was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 05:00
Monday
10:00 - 05:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 05:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 05:00
Thursday
10:00 - 05:00
Friday
10:00 - 05:00
Saturday
10:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-843-8126

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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