Minced: La Maison Des Burgers - ooh la la!Most people don't think fine dining when they think of hamburgers. But my family & I stumbled across a tiny hole in the wall that makes "burgers & fries" a wonderful gustatory and gastronomic experience.
Minced: La Maison Des Burgers (literally translated - "Minced: Burger House") is a new restaurant on Rue St Denis in Montreal Quebec. It has only been open for 2 months but is building up its following. When we arrived for lunch in the late afternoon on a Wednesday, we were the only persons in the restaurant. We only stopped after looking at the menu and seeing that they served several different types of burgers (my son loves burgers!!!!).
We were seated and the waitress let us know that they served a full range of drinks, including sangrias, which sealed the deal for us staying. We ordered and were able to watch as our patties were handcrafted by the owner/head chef and prepared on their grill. All the meat and produce is bought fresh same day. And the brioche buns are specially made for the restaurant. Our son ordered a "lazy cow" and I ordered the "stinger". Not only is the certified angus patty made fresh, but the dressing for the salad that comes with the burger is made fresh, as well as the special sauces that are put on each sandwich. Talk about attention to detail. All of these touches add, what the Montrealers would call a certain "je ne sais qoui" to the experience.
When we bit into the burgers, they were juicy and bursting with flavor. The spicy burger had the right amount of "kick" to it and the salad provided a cool counterbalance to the meal. With a merlot, this completed the meal. Or did it?
There was still room for dessert. On the menu was a decadent chocolate fudge brownie, crowned (like the royal mount the City is named after) with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice-cream. This dessert was the jewel in the crown. Tres magnifique!
After lunch, we chatted for a bit with the waitress who told us about other items on the menu, like the chicken, lobster and lamb burgers. We told her that we would spread the word about their new gem of a burger house and wished them the best before heading onto more adventures in the city.
If you are ever on the island of Montreal, you should make a stop at this little place on Rue St Denis to enjoy a good meal and friendly service.
Minced: La Maison Des Burgers