m for mediocre – m:brgr

Our lunch visit yesterday to the new burger bar m:brgr left much to be desired. The burgers were good, yes, but definitely overpriced for what they’re worth. And it wasn’t anything that couldn’t have been made at home for tastier. The reasonable burger price of 8.75$ doesn’t reflect your total bill (as expected – I’d already peeked at the menu on their website) since toppings add up. A few toppings later, and your burger ends up being closer to 18$. The portobello on the boy’s burger were slightly lacking in flavour, and unable to hold up against the beef. My burger, topped with house-smoked bacon (which I will admit was quite tasty) and cheddar that was too mild for my liking (especially against the pickle). Moreover, our foodie companion’s fried egg was overcooked (isn’t the whole point to have the runny yolk meld with the sandwich?).

The one saving grace? Excellent coleslaw (also as expected – it’s the same stuff served at Moishe’s, and it’s the stuff that turned me onto coleslaw in the first place). Okay, and their lightly battered sweet potato fries were pretty tasty as well. But aren’t burger joints supposed to highlight burgers?

I’m glad I tried the restaurant, but the hype is overrated and my first visit was likely my last. Don’t be fooled by their tagline “required eating”.

2025 Drummond; 514-906-2747
Dinner for 2, before tax, tip and drinks: $45-$75

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3 comments
  1. adelyn said:

    hi! i just stumbled across your blog. i’ve always wanted to visit montreal, and your photos make me want to go there even more. i’m enjoying browsing some of your past entries. just wanted to say hello!

  2. Private Chef said:

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  3. Ryan said:

    Bump!

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