Top grilled cheese sandwiches in Montreal

In Montreal, several of the city's restaurants are aiming to take the grilled cheese sandwich to new culinary heights. This is clearly a boon for the cheese lovers (that's all of us, right?) who get to enjoy these delectable creations. And to help you find your way, we’ve pulled together a list of gooey grillers you won’t want to miss! [photo credit: courtesy Olive et Gourmando]

L'Gros Luxe Mile-End

150 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2

The Gros Luxe branches certainly know how to celebrate the grilled cheese sandwich. As proof, consider that the whole month of November is devoted to them, with no fewer than 28 different sandwiches on the menu – that's 4 per branch. Chicken, smoked sausages, mac & cheese, mushrooms, apples, poached pears... the choice is yours!

8806241 Canada Inc

5976, av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1G8

From its origins as a street truck, le Cheese has grown into a restaurant that offers four grilled cheese sandwiches, including the Batman, served with avocado, bacon, tomatoes and white cheddar and a poutine grilled cheese sandwich, with potato peels, cheese curds and the inevitable brown sauce.

Le Gargantua Pantagruel

2151 rue Fleury E, Montréal, QC H2B 1J9

If you're looking for decadence, Gargantua’s your place. Feta cheese, pulled pork, bacon and jalapeño, truffle mousse, asparagus and arugula pesto... the menu changes constantly, but rest assured that every grilled cheese sandwich served here is out of the ordinary.


649 Rue Wellington, Montréal, QC H3C 1T2

Soupesoup is a warm and welcoming place that's perfect for a lunch break meet-up. Bringing together fresh ingredients, unique flavour combinations and an industrial setting, most people order a soup and grilled cheese sandwich combo, made with aged Isle-aux-Grues cheddar.

Lapin Pressé

1309, av Laurier E, Montréal, QC H2J 1H4

This tiny café on the east side of Laurier Avenue is a genuine "grillcheeserie". Although it offers a fine selection of home-brewed coffees, baked goods and toast, the true star of this warm and friendly little café is its menu of homemade grilled cheese sandwiches.

Olive Et Gourmando Inc

351, rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A7

Pancetta, roast pork and gruyere, anyone? Or how about caramelized onions, raclette, gouda and homemade ketchup? Or else, go with the Apple, served with smoked bacon, walnut butter, sliced apples, vinaigrette and cheddar. All good reasons to get yourself down to this lovely little restaurant in Old Montreal.

La Belle & La Boeuf - Burger Bar - Centre-ville 18+

1620 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 1L9

No fewer than six grilled cheese sandwiches await you here, including the King Kong, a 5oz burger with cheddar cheese, fried egg, smoked bacon, horseradish mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato onions and, on top of that... another grilled cheese. You'll be jogging that one off tomorrow.

Bistro Le Passe Compose

1310, boul de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 2A5

At around $20, the Authentic grilled-cheese sandwich isn't cheap, but it's worth it: prosciutto, apple sauce, sherry caramel, strong cheddar, almonds and salads make up a wonderful meal. Want to go a little further? Order the Innovative, with duck confit, stout-caramelized onions, parmesan, green onions, sour sauce and hazelnuts.

And it's a sixth time in a row for the MTLàTABLE festival, playing matchmaker between foodies and Montreal’s fine food establishments. From November 2 to 16, choose from $21, $31 or $41 multi-course meals to start your culinary journey right here in Montreal. Here’s what’s on the menu at some of the restaurants taking part. Please note that they may be modified without notice. [image credit: Lavigne/Ariane Thibeau]
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