It’s time to skip breakfast and loosen your belt in preparation for le Burger Week in Montreal, during which 47 participating restaurants will be grilling up juicy, meaty goodness all over Montreal from Sept. 1-7.
Each resto has developed a totally new, original burger for your tasting pleasure, available this week only. Try a bunch and vote for your favourites using the hashtag #LeBurgerWeek.
And it’s not just for meat lovers — several stops have vegetarian and vegan options on offer as well.
Check out our comprehensive guide to le Burger Week below, with descriptions of each and every all-new burger. Stay tuned to Cult MTL for photos and reviews throughout the week.
Le Burger Week in Montreal
ART:BRGR – 408 Gilford
Fancy Shit Burger – $11
AAA beef patty with homemade pesto, brie, caramelized red-wine-soaked pears, grilled ham, tomato and leafy greens.
Au Cinquième Péché – 4475 St-Denis
Le Ch’ti Burger – $15
Crispy pork confit with andouillette sausage and maroilles cheese, cress, garlic confit mayo and apple-endive-black-beer chutney, on garlic bread.
Bawk Box – 921 Ste-Catherine E., 2135 des Laurentides, Vimont, Laval
Not-A-Burger – $5.99
Crispy chicken and slaw tucked between two sweet waffles, served with chips and dipping sauce.
Bilboquet – 1311 Bernard W.
Dessert burgers made with your choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream, or raspberry or mango sorbet, sandwiched between two almond sugar cookies
Bofinger BBQ – 5667 Sherbrooke W., 5145 Parc, 47 Brunswick, Dollard-Des-Ormaux
Bo Dé O – $10
Smoked 6oz AAA patty grilled with Texas BBQ sauce, topped with a meaty combination of prosciutto, capicola and homemade giardiniera, lots of cheese, mayo, onion rings on the side, all grill-pressed on a Portuguese bun.
Burger Bar Crescent – 1465 Crescent
The Dude – $14
Patty made from a blend of AAA beef, veal and pork topped with mozza and monterey jack, homemade ketchup and fried onions, served on a toasted artisanal sesame seed brioche bun.
Burger Royal – 3820 St-Laurent
Tarantino – $10
Locally sourced beef with made-in-house maple smoked bacon and sweet onion jam, white truffle mayo, swiss raclette cheese, baby arugula and tomatoes. In the veggie and vegan variation, a veg patty is substituted, with lemon, fig and walnut jam instead of bacon jam. By request they’ll also switch arugula for baby kale.
Club Sportif MAA – 2070 Peel
The Olympian – $10
Beef burger with grilled veggies and feta topped with mayo and grilled red pepper sauce.
DECCA 77 – 1077 Drummond
Thérèse Burger – $14.50
Braised beef cheek with spicy Quebec corn salsa, homemade ketchup and aligot croquettes made from cheese and potatoes, served on a brioche bun.
Dilallo Burger – 2851 Allard, 2523 Notre-Dame W.
Triple B Burger – $5.99
Dilallo patty with capicole, bacon, hot peppers, onion, tomato, relish and mustard.
En Cachette – 1765 St-Denis
Mama’s Lamb Burger – $14
Lamb patty with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, arugula, feta and homemade tzatziki.
Fabergé – 25 Fairmount W.
Maple-glazed bacon patty topped with egg and cheddar cheese, between two crispy potato pancakes.
Frites Alors! – 680 Ste-Catherine W.
Buffalo Bill – $12
Half-and-half beef and bison patty with porc lardon, puréed avocado, marinated cucumbers, lettuce, tomato and homemade ketchup.
Hinnawi Bros Bagel & Café – 372 Sherbrooke E.
Bagel Burger – $9.99
Burger on a bagel topped with fresh veggies, Swiss cheese, onion confit, home-made ketchup, house sauce and pickles.
Jukebox Burgers – 11798 Salaberry, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
The Southern Comfort – $13.95
Fried chicken with a corn flaked batter, candied bacon, Monterey jack and maple mayo on a waffle bun.
Kyo Bar Japonais – 711 Place d’Armes
Sumi Burger – $15
Shrimp burger with lettuce, tomato and wasabi tartar sauce on a squid ink bun.
L’Amère à Boire – 2049 St-Denis
Boileau Burger – $11
Patty made from Boileau deer with spiced strawberry chutney, morteau sausage, cheddar macerated in Imperial Stout and IPA mayo.
L’Atelier d’Argentine – 355 Marguerite d’Youville
Hamburguesa Patagonica – $13
Lamb patty seasoned with rosemary and topped with caramelized onions, goat cheese and spiced tomato jam, served on a brioche bun with a side of Provençal fries.
La Bêtise – 6015 St-Hubert
Heart Attack Burger – $15
Beef patty topped with caramelized onions, mushrooms, cheddar, sunny eggs, bacon, caviar, spicy mayo, lettuce and tomato on an onion bread roll.
La Société – 1415 Montagne
Surf & Turf – $15
Seared beef patty topped with fried oysters, veggie slaw and tarragon aïoli.
Lallouz Kebaberie – 4561 St-Laurent
Your choice of patty, lamb kebab seasoned with dates and sage or Persian-inspired beef with ginger and mint.
Le Gourmet Burger – 1433 Bishop
#Shrinersburger – $10
Beef patty from a wood charcoal grill with mushrooms and caramelized onion cheese fondue, chipotle, smoked BBQ sauce and fresh cilantro. $1 from each purchase supports the Shriners Hospital.
Le Newtown – 1476 Crescent
Burger Crescent En Folie – $12
Barbecued pulled pork and Angus beef with maple smoked bacon, aged cheddar and spicy mayo.
Les Enfants Terribles – 209 de la Rotonde (Pointe Nord, Nun’s Island)
Nun’s Island Burger – $12
Breaded skate wing with lettuce and tomato, topped with lemon tartar sauce on a cayenne, smoked paprika and fennel seed bun, served with a milkshake.
Les Enfants Terribles – 1257 Bernard
Outremont’s Burger – $12
Pork patty stuffed with bacon and cheese curds, topped with smoked lettuce, fried scallions, mushroom sauce and apple mustard on an apple and cheddar brioche bun.
Lola Rosa – 545 Milton, 4581 Parc
Falafel Burger – $11.50
Veggie burger with a breaded Cajun-spiced patty made from chickpeas, onions, parsley, red pepper and celery, topped with red onion, tomato, arugula, deep-fried pickles, dijon mayo, ketchup and homemade BBQ sauce, all on a focaccia bun.
Lucky’s Truck – Mobile
Return of the Mac – $10
Mac and cheese burger with fried bacon, tomatoes and spicy coleslaw. Bacon-free vegetarian option available.
Le Burger Week in Montreal
m:brgr burger bar – 2025 Drummond
Cochon – $11
AAA beef patty topped with carnitas pork, Monterey jack cheese, pickled red onions, homemade tortilla strips, tomatillo salsa verde and lime mayo.
Mange-Moi – 35 Mont-Royal E.
Le Cochon – $8
Six ounces of ground Alberta sirloin topped with pulled pork, hand-cut fries, cheese curds and homemade poutine sauce. (These guys won Poutine Week, incidentally.)
McKibbin’s Irish Pub – 3515 St-Laurent, 1426 Bishop, 3036 de la Gare, Vaudreuil-Dorion, 6361 Trans-Canada Hwy, Complexe Pointe-Claire
BBQ Brisket Burger – $12.95
Beef brisket patty ground in-house and topped with braised pulled pork with Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce, smoked gouda and apple-poppyseed coleslaw, served with a side of hand-cut Yukon Gold potato chips.
Méchant Bœuf – 124 St-Paul W.
Poutine Burger – $19
AAA beef patty with pulled pork and bacon, cheese curds and gruyère, caramelized onions, fries and poutine sauce on an onion roll.
Minced. La Maison des Burgers – 4147 St-Denis
Le Dôme – $22
Black Angus beef patty with a fried and breaded portobello mushroom cap stuffed with Red Leicester cheese, tomato, arugula, house sauce and basil mayo, served on a toasted handmade butter brioche bun, with a salad on the side.
Miss Prêt à Manger – 1104 Bleury
#WAFUBURGER – $24
Locally sourced organic beef and jalapeño patty with local cheese, caramelized onion, fried green tomato with a panko crust, tomato, jalapeño, romaine and arugula, with spicy WAFU mayo. Takeout version for $14.
Monsieur Resto + Bar – 1102 Bleury
Bloody Caesar – $14 ($17.50 for the alcoholic version)
Double mini-burger with a jalapeño-infused patty made from locally sourced beef with all the classic toppings, served with a bloody caesar topped with a jalapeño popper.
ParkWay Resto Pub – 8247 Métropolitain E., Anjou
#Parkwayrestopub – $16.95
6oz AAA beef and bacon patty topped with thin slices of Porchetta, panko-fried provolone cheese, julienne-cut fries, tomato-bacon jam, spiced Abodo ketchup and mustard on a focaccia bun.
Pub Quartier Latin – 318 Ontario E.
Ménage à Trois – $14.50
A patty made from beef, chorizo and dates is stuffed with bacon and mozza and topped with leafy greens, tomato, caramelized onions and house mayo.
QDC Burger – 1181 Montagne
The Q’s Butcher – $10
A filet mignon medallion topped with sautéed butterfly scallops and wild mushrooms, a sunny egg and saffron hollandaise sauce, bacon jam, Red Tobiko caviar, all drizzled with truffle oil and served on an artisanal bun.
Restaurant Globe – 3455 St-Laurent
Globe Burger – $20
A half-pound Quebec beef patty dressed with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard and house mayo on a homemade bun, with a side of fries.
Restaurant Kyomi – 7660 Newman, Lasalle
The General Tao – $15
Tempura chicken with grilled pineapple, mesclun, red and green peppers in a spicy-sweet sauce, with tempura onion rings. Served on a sesame kaiser bun with a side salad.
Rosewood Pub & Restaurant – 60 St-Jacques W.
Classique – $10
Organic beef, caramelized onions and chanterelle, american cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and foie gras mayo.
Santa Barbara – 6696 St-Vallier
Habibi Burger – $15
Moroccan spiced lamb burger with a dill-mint yogurt sauce, served with roasted sweet potato wedges and homemade Harissa.
Suite 701 – 701 Place d’Armes
Le Burger – $15
Angus patty with grilled jalapeño, cheddar fondue and house pickles.
SuWu – 3581 St-Laurent
Double $Tack – $12
Two quarter-pound beef patties topped with Capicollo, two types of cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, homemade chipotle, grainy mustard, SuWu BBQ sauce and puréed garlic sour cream, served on a grilled bun with spiral fries and zesty house mayo.
Taverne Gaspar – 89 de la Commune E.
The Bridget Burger – $15
Two meatballs instead of a patty, topped with cheddar, pine nuts, grilled pineapple and onions, bacon, Italian tomatoes, cheddar fondue and baby arugula, served on a poppyseed onion bun.
Tkrestobar – 5940 Victoria
Ramen Burger – $11
Soy-glazed brisket and sirloin burger with veal reduction, topped with pickled onions, daikon, carrots and scallions, served on a pair of seasoned ramen noodle patties in place of a bun.
Uniburger – 302 Ontario E.
The 4 X 4 – $8.99
Four thin beef patties with four slices of cheese, with caramelized onions, pickles and house-made Uniburger sauce.
Zoe’s – 8855 Parc
Mad Moose-Aka! – $12
Burger with charred eggplant, tomatoes, fried Saganaki cheese and oregano garlic fries, on a Mythos beer beignet bun. ■
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