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The Main Deli Steak House

$, , Deli
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
+1 514-843-8126
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Diner, Canadian, Deli
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

On a nice sunny sunday afternoon. We decided to have a smoked meat on the terrace. Service was long even though there were not so many clients. The waitress just finally brushed the precedent client's remains on the floor without cleaning it. And it took...More

Thank PantaRei46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I ate here before heading out for her birthday. I ate the poutine and she a smoked meat sandwhich. My poutine was delicious and she said the smoked meat was better than Schwartz' (one of Montreal's most famous restaurants), which is saying...More

Thank F R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was good, food arrived quickly and food was just as good as Schwartz's Deli. A tour guide suggested it and glad we tried. No line up at all.

Thank adacanay
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Ate there last night after wanting to eat at Schwartz Deli, but because of the line, went across the street to the main. Ordered a Smoked Meat Platter that was shared by 2 of us, plenty of food including the meat, Cole slaw and pickle....More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had heard good things about The Main, so wandered in on a Friday night. Everything was great. The servers dealt with my food allergies without any fuss. and the food was delicious. I am fussy about my smoked meat, and this was perfect -...More

Thank Andyshoes
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious smoked meat sandwiches, definitely an option instead of Schwartz. Happy we didn't wait in line. The guy serving us was horrible, 10 minutes to bring drinks it a bit much but maybe I have high expectations.

1  Thank Chiovitti
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Went a little after 10 am when they opened. Waitress was friendly but seemed surprised to have a someone there so early. Food was nothing special. Tried the smoke meat sandwich but it was not my thing.

1  Thank emayhem102
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Went to this restaurant as an alternative to Schwartz's across the road due to an enormous line-up. We wanted to experience a good montreal smoked meat sandwich. The food didn't disappoint us but the service sure did. The older waitress had a terrible attitude on...More

1  Thank joshuaomorrow
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Nice place! We didn't wait much at all for a table, although Schwartz's across the road was lined up down the street. I think the sandwiches were just as good to be honest. I bought a pound of smoked meat vacuum packed to take back...More

Thank Canadian064
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Smoked meat was great. Enjoyed it more than Schwartz and Dunn’s. Servers act like family arguing all the time, kind of amusing. Had the smoked meat poutine, was very good and filling. My hubby had the smoked meat sandwich with fries and coleslaw. The coleslaw...More

Thank Lambchopspecial
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Diner, Canadian, Deli
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-843-8126
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