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Five4z Mar 29, 2013 01:38 PM

I tried a burger (4$) at UniBurger this week and it was okay. I guess the price made it tastier than a 8$ burger at Burger Royale on St-Laurent. But for a better tasty and much thicker burger (5$) I'll rather go to Burger de Ville also on St-Laurent boulevard.

 
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    alinemramos RE: Five4z Mar 29, 2013 02:24 PM

    Like I had said in this other thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8821... , their burgers are not the best but they do the job, especially since Burger de Ville (by far, my favourite in town) is quite far from it, so not really their direct competition.

    Their fries, though, are good (better than Burger de Ville's IMO), as is their milk shake, made from real (Bilboquet) ice-cream.

    I think this is a good option for people in the Berri-UQAM area who are tired of other overpriced and/or chain burgers.

    1. SnackHappy RE: Five4z Apr 5, 2013 09:03 PM

      We tried Uniburger, tonight. This place is definitely worth a try. The burgers are very good and the price is quite decent. The best thing about the burger is the patty. It's moist and beefy and the texture is very nice. The buns are pretty standard; they do the job. The burgers do have a tendency to fall apart so you need to be careful. They have a pretty heavy hand with the condiments which creates a rather slippery situation. We also tried the fries. I thought they were okay. They're matchstick and kind of crispish, but not really crisp. Decor is minimalist which is fine for this type of place, but the lighting is harsh and doesn't make the place look very inviting.

      I will be going back, because the burger is really tasty and the price is great, $4 for a single and $6 for a double IIRC. IMHO, this is one of the better fast food burgers in town.

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        SnackHappy RE: SnackHappy Jun 1, 2013 09:03 AM

        I've been back here twice in the last few weeks. The burger is as good as ever and might just have become my favourite fast food burger in town. The fries seemed to have improved on my last visit. They were crisper and less brown than before. I'll unfortunately never be able to be a regular there, since I live so far. But if I lived closer, I'd be there all the time.

      2. afoodyear RE: Five4z Apr 8, 2013 01:19 PM

        What happened to La Paryse?

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          EaterBob RE: afoodyear Apr 8, 2013 01:40 PM

          It seems that you missed some news last year
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8258...

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            lagatta RE: afoodyear Apr 8, 2013 07:34 PM

            Yes, this generic-sounding place makes me very sad. I remember La Paryse when it was new; it was a lovely and creative place. Beautiful boho décor too.

            http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/cuisine/...

            Even if you don't speak French, look at the décor to see what has been lost!

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            JerkPork RE: Five4z Sep 27, 2013 06:14 AM

            Finally got to try Uniburger, it is a really really good fast food burger, better than Five Guys (and I like Five Guys). If they are trying to copy Shake Shack from NYC they are doing a damn good job cause it's very similar right to the buns they use. Snackhappy, those aren't standard buns although I wish they were, its too bad more places don't use them. I was told the buns come from the same supplier as Shake Shack's buns.

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              Plateaumaman RE: JerkPork Sep 27, 2013 10:10 AM

              I thought they were trying to imitate SoCal burgers like you'd get at In 'n' Out? My kids tried them recently (they love In 'n' Out) and said they were really good too.
              http://www.urbanexpressions.ca/food/s...

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                SnackHappy RE: JerkPork Sep 27, 2013 10:17 AM

                Thanks for clearing things up about the buns. I guess what I meant by standard is that they're not pretzel, brioche, ciabatta or whatever. They are fine buns.

                This place deserves a lot of love. There's a lot of hard work and dedication that goes into those burgers and they are damned good.

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                  JerkPork RE: SnackHappy Sep 27, 2013 10:32 AM

                  Ah OK gotcha Snackhappy, I thought you meant "standard" as in POM bun standard.

                  Does anyone know any bakeries that make potato buns like this?

                  I picked up some potato hot dog buns in VT recently but they were too dense.

                  Plateaumaman, I've never had In N Out but I do hear good things about them and comparable to Shake Shack.

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                  cherylmtl RE: JerkPork Sep 27, 2013 05:45 PM

                  Any place that even comes close to Shake Shack is worth checking out, IMHO. Will be heading there soon...

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