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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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  1. Like I had said in this other thread , 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.

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      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.


              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.

                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: cherylmtl

                      I had the same thought when I had my first uniburger. Made me remember of the shake shack burger.

                      What made the shake shack burger special for me was the salty highly flavored umami crust that formed under the meat when the juices touched the cooking plate. They put the patty with its umami crust right on the bun. I don't know if any of you had the dumplings at Kazu but to me the crust is similar.

                      The umami punch wasn't as developed at Uniburger and the crust wasn't as developed but I thought right away they were probably aiming for a similar effect.

                      I had a burger at dilallo and I hated it. Even came back a second time and ordered it "all dressed" because it was so ordinary to me the first time and I hated it even more. People tell me I need to go at the original dilallo at ville lasalle thought (the one I went was on notre-dame ouest near la petite bourgogne).

                    2. re: JerkPork

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