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Uniburger

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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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: SnackHappy

        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.

          1. re: afoodyear

            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!

          2. 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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            1. re: JerkPork

              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...

              1. re: JerkPork

                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.

                1. re: SnackHappy

                  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.

                2. re: JerkPork

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

                  1. re: JerkPork

                    They are potato buns and GADOUA here in QC makes them.

                  2. Second location of Uniburger opening up in CDN:

                    "The Côte-des-Neiges burger scene is about to get a major lift thanks to Uniburger. The Latin Quarter burger peddler, whom many regard as the gold standard in Montreal, will open up shop next to the Jewish General Hospital at 5655 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, between Côte-Ste-Catherine and Dupuis. A source close to the project indicates that "work will start asap" on the old Rôtisserie Poulet-Technique space."

                    http://montreal.eater.com/archives/20...

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                    1. re: causeimhungry

                      The CDN location should be opening next week, I called the downtown store to ask if they opened yet and I was told that they were aiming for next week.

                      1. re: JerkPork

                        CDN location is opened as of today.