Don't miss Montreal's Le Burger Week

From the 1st of September to the 7th, Montreal will play host to the 4th edition of Le Burger Week. Celebrating the invention of everyone’s favourite beef-in-a-bun meal, Le Burger Week serves up top burgers from over 50 Montreal restaurants. Here we list some of the places where you can please your taste buds during the week, but it's only a sample. Please consult the official site for a complete listing at leburgerweek.com.

Faberge

1
25, av Fairmount O, Montréal, QC H2T 2L9

This restaurant, located on Fairmount West in Mile End, offers a breakfast burger (yes!) called the Red-Eye. It consists of – brace yourselves – peanut butter, pickled onions, eggs over easy, and Sriracha sauce. The key to this burger’s success is the perfect balance of some, shall we say, unusual ingredients. And what about a healthy breakfast? There are fruits on the plate, so it must be ok! Right?.

Les Enfants Terribles — Outremont

2
1257 av Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V8

A bevy of two-year-olds slinging burgers in Montreal? This appears to be the case as Les enfants terribles (terrible children) have set up shop in Outremont, Nuns' Island and Laval. There you’ll find lamb burgers ... made with a lamb patty, lebné (strained yogurt), harissa, mint and fennel. The children may be terrible, but the burgers are most certainly not. Find out for yourself during Le Burger Week!

Taverne F

3
1485, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H2X 2J4

This restaurant prides itself on offering "a taste of Portugal" in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. Cheaper than a flight across the Atlantic, why not take an inexpensive trip to Taverne F to taste their beef burger and foie gras? We we’ll leave it to you to you use all of your powers of deduction to guess all of the burger’s ingredients. (Ok, ok, there is the very popular Portuguese cheese, the Queijo São Jorge.)

BurgerBar Crescent

4
1465, rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B2

Montreal commuters will recognize their fair (and often under construction) city in the Barré Street (“Detour”) Burger. This behemoth blocks the road with a triple AAA beef patty, to which they add Gala apple salad, radishes, Havarti cheese with fried jalapeño, caramelized onions, bacon, pepper sauce, and lemon zest sauce to top it all off. It’s sure to taste better than a rubber orange cone!

Bâton Rouge

5
180, rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H5B 1B5

The chain offers, at all times, its famous Grand diable (Big Devil Burger), a burger in which we find no less than a half pound of beef, onion rings, Swiss cheese, crispy bacon, tomatoes and a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. Sometimes it’s good to sin, and this burger is a case in point.

L'Assommoir

6
211, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T4

This Notre-Dame Street West restaurant rumbles into Le Burger Week with a bison burger (Quebec bison) with Jack Daniels sauce. It’s decked out with pink peppercorns, onion ring, and red cabbage, all served with a small side salad made of apples and cabbage.

Pub Bishop & Bagg

7
52, rue Saint-Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K8

This St-Viateur West pub offers up a little gem called the Brawn Burger. It includes pork and beef terrine – breaded and then fried – topped with white cheddar, cucumber, capers, tomatoes, arugula and Dijon sauce. Stop in and discover it brawny taste for yourself.

Maison Freshmint

8
685, rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H3C 1X6

This small establishment located on Commune Street West offers a Moroccan lamb burger, made from a lamb patty (duh!), to which cumin, paprika, garlic and cilantro are added. This is then topped with a yogurt and mint sauce, homemade harissa paste and fried shallots.

Brasserie Artisanale l'Amère à Boire Inc

9
2049 rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K8

Where else can you enjoy a "burger with flavours of the undergrowth, from the woodlands”? The meat is dipped in an Imperial Stout and topped with smoked cheddar that has been aged for two years, and a mushroom and arugula marmalade. You can bring a compass and a tent, just in case.

Mange Moi Burger Bar

10
35, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1N4

Hey, we didn't come up with the name, but we do recommend dropping by for a burger. The Mount Royal Avenue restaurant offers one that honours its street: le Mont-Royal (the Mount Royal). A cut of sirloin is served up with smoked bacon, caramelized onions, Monterey Jack cheese and a sweet BBQ sauce. “Eat me”, it says, and we’re happy to oblige!

L'Gros Luxe Mile End

11
150, rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2

L'Gros Luxe of Bernard West doesn't beat around the bush (or the Dead Sea, to paraphrase Jean Perron), and offers L'Gros Luxe Sauvage (the big wild luxury). Here we go: Australian beef, mushroom bruschetta, smoked mozzarella, green onion shoots and aioli in dark beer. It’s wild like that, and quite luxurious indeed!

Renoir

12
1155, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 2N3

"The longer, the better”. Before your mind wanders to daring thoughts, know that the Sherbrooke Street West restaurant defines its Renoir Burger in this way. And not for nothing. This burger boasts a Montreal steak spiced patty, a mixture of lettuce, cheddar cheese, and potatoes sliced into matchsticks, all loaded with great care onto an elongated homemade sesame bun.

Balconville Pub Gourmand

13
4816, rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1X4

Imagine a burger made up of a cut of steak. It’s already enough, but there's more: bacon (homemade), condiments (also homemade), and all of it served on, er, homemade bread. Take a short walk to Wellington Street and ask for le Burger bavette 1855.

Copper Branch

14
1245 rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E2

The Copper Branch network of small establishments (located in Downtown Montréal, Pointe-Claire and at Brossard’s Dix30) is 100% vegan and will offer, for the event, the Mansori Burger, made 100% from plants! In it you’ll find shiitake mushrooms, yellow onions, sunflower and fennel seeds, sun-dried tomatoes and olive oil, served on a bed of coleslaw and topped with pickled onions and harissa mayonnaise on an organic Kamut bun… of course! The doctor will be pleased!

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