Burger De Ville - Excellent hamburgers in Montreal!

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2012/04/24 00:29:08 (permalink)

Burger De Ville - Excellent hamburgers in Montreal!

This past Friday I had the pleasure of trying Burger de Ville for the first time in Montreal.  They have two locations; one downtown on St. Laurent Blvd., and one in the West end on Westminister North (I ate at this location).  As soon as I opened the door and walked in, I had a strong sense that I had found a gem; you are hit with the smoky goodness of grilling beef, and a cooler case displaying beautiful ground chuck and thick patties greets you at the front counter.  This place is a pure burger joint; you place your order at the counter, and then it is delivered to you at your table.  First pleasant surprise while ordering; I was asked if I would like my burger cooked medium, medium-well, or well.....so nice to have a choice in this day and age!  The usual bacon and cheese options are in play, as well as a few fancier burger variations (blue cheese, goat cheese, grilled veggies).  Next, you chose your free toppings, which include: mayo, relish, red onions, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, dijon mustard, jalapeno peppers, HP sauce, harissa mayo, black pepper mayo, old fashion mustard, and harissa.  Sides available include fries, poutine, salads, chili, and soup.  I went with a bacon cheeseburger fixed with mustard, relish, ketchup, and mayo...cooked medium-well, and it was PERFECT.  The bun was high-quality, the burger was juicy and full of flavour, the cheese and bacon were both high quality and done just right (the cheese completely melted, the bacon the right degree of crispness).  I highly recommend it if you are craving a good, honest burger when in Montreal.


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    Re:Burger De Ville - Excellent hamburgers in Montreal! 2012/04/24 09:02:52 (permalink)
    Nice.  I've seen the St Laurent location on my previous trip, and hoped to check it out next time.
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    Re:Burger De Ville - Excellent hamburgers in Montreal! 2012/10/05 16:43:35 (permalink)
    I wish we had more Montreal reviews but Burger de Ville doesn't sound like my kind of burger joint at all. I mean bleu cheese, St. Paulin cheese or goat cheese on a hamburger? Huh?! What's all that yuppie stuff? Okay, if you're the kind of person that goes for artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes on pizza, that kind of thing may appeal to you but I prefer the good old-fashioned standards when it comes to hamburgers or pizza.
    My choice of local hamburger restaurant cum diner in Montreal is Mr. Steer right downtown on the main drag dans la rue Ste. Catherine. The burgers are what a burger should be and both they and the hot dogs are served as doubles! And no, you can't have just one. Fabulous breakfasts with baked beans included as a side and fabulous strawberry shortcake sundaes. Now that's what I call eating!
    And ambience? Mister Steer has more downtown Montreal diner ambience than you can handle. Think of a Woolworth's lunch counter on steroids.
    Mister Steer
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