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Mar 14, 2012 06:16 PM

How is Schwartz's delicatessen in Montreal worth $10 million (smoked meat emporium just sold)

This famous restaurant was just sold to the Celine Dion family and another family for they claim $10 million. I can't see this as being true. I think its a publicity stunt with the real price being more like 2 million tops

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  1. I ate at Schwartz's ONCE upon a time - 2000, I believe, noon time through the week - no lineup, but it was full. I can't remember anything spectacular about it; no more than Carnegie in NYC.

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    1. re: Rella

      Carnegie and Schwartz's in same sentence, wow. Guess that's what makes it a ballgame. Carnegie, while huge, has little appeal to me, Schwartz's for me along with APDC, makes the reason to go to Montreal. If a parking lot next to MOMA in NY can sell for 100's of millions of dollars, 10 for a local meat institution doesn't seem too silly.

      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        Going to Montreal used to be a lot of pleasure for a lot of things other than Schwartz's - as I posted that I only went to Schwartz's once; and I guess I would go to NYC for a lot of other things than Carnegie's, as I only went there once; but I can't think of any right now to go to either place.

        Have you eaten any meat preparation similar in any South American countries where beef is so prevalent - I'm wondering if they have anything similarly prepared.

        1. re: Rella

          Spent a lot of time in Argentina, and while meat was everywhere, the steaming and spicing of Romanian style brisket l did not find down there. Writing this while an 11 pound brisket cooks very slowly, yum, but it will not be half as good as Schwartz's