Posted on September 11th, 2012 by .

Montreal ushered in September with the first annual Montreal Burger Week. Over twenty restaurants – some with specialty burgers specifically for this week – participated in this weeklong burger brawl, battling for the ultimate title. If you missed out, here’s a photo gallery of some of Montreal’s best burgers…

Bofinger BBQ Smokehouse: Smoked and grilled 100% all beef patty, with Bofinger’s famous pulled pork, house smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, Spicy barbecue sauce all on a toasted Portuguese bun.  Awesome addition of tangy coleslaw, reminiscent of any classic pulled pork sandwich but with a burgery twist.

Restaurant Biarritz: Bulgogi marinated flank steak, homemade kimchi, topped with freshly chopped scallion and ginger drizzled with oil. Cooked to a perfect medium rare and served on a grilled sesame seed bun, the burger took first place in the only competition that really mattered… in my heart.

Café Pave: One of the three vegetarian options on the week – a patty comprised of braised black turtle beans, corn with a south-western kick, English cucumber, organic Roma tomatoes, spinach with roasted garlic, and dressed with a yogurt sauce. Between you and me, probably the only veggie “burger” I’ve ever eaten and enjoyed… ever.

Bistro le république: Beef patty, cheddar, crispy griddled cooked bacon, onions, with a dollop of homemade bbq sauce on a sesame seed Kaiser bun.  Pretty basic burger until they sexed it up by braising the onions with beer.

Café Souvenir: Called the “breakfast burger”, this burger encompasses everything you think of eating first thing in the morning: pulled pork, topped with a sunny-side up egg, and guacamole.

Comptoir 21: From a fish and chip shop comes the fish and chip burger sans the chips… So basically it’s a fried fish burger. Topped with mesclun, tomatoes, sliced pickles and their house special sauce.

Diablos Smoke House BBQ: Called the sixth deadly sin, this monstrosity is AAA-beef patty, provolone cheese, smoked bacon, smoked tomato ketchup hugged in a pretzel bun. Only way they can push this burger over the edge is if they battered and deep fried it… wait a minute…

KONO Pizza: The only non-burger entry of burger week – A cone shaped pizza burger pizza cone. Grilled fresh ground beef, secret four-cheese blend, homemade tomato sauce wrapped in their signature pizza crust cone.

Le Gros Jambon: All beef patty, caramelized onions, topped with fried pickles and doused with a homemade Coca-cola mayo in a homemade hamburger bun. Yes, I said Coca-cola mayo.

M:Brgr: Kobe beef patty, topped with pecorino, arugula, grilled sweet cherry tomatoes, with a grilled slice of all beef salami slapped on top – the burger was decadent and lustful.

Nouveau Palais: This is a traditional burger topped with straight up classic fixings: lettuce, tomato, onions, bacon, and cheddar on a poppy-seed bun. Don’t get me wrong, by no means is this a simple burger, it makes up for its modesty in big flavor – don’t wear socks when eating this burger, they’ll probably be blown off.


  1. Jaime Alcaraz

    / Sep 13th

    Montreal is a great place to get a burger, for sure….but one of the tastiest I can ever recall having is at Aux Pied du Cochon – their foie gras burger is to DIE for!! Jaime Alcaraz, montreal

  2. Wow, those are some amazing looking burgers. The Bofinger, especially, pretty much ensured I’m heading straight to the meat section of the nearest grocery store. As a huge fan of Korean food, the Bulgogi one sounds great too, although it doesn’t look quite as good.

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