Written by Dara Larocque on 04.09.14

In the mood for meat and can’t decide where to go? Look no further than Le Hachoir. With its artisanal burgers, fresh gourmet tartare, and exceptional wine list, this restaurant has all you need to fulfill your beef craving.

Situated in the Plateau, Le Hachoir is a corner building with large beautiful windows that will satisfy any desire for people watching, also allowing passersby to glimpse and drool over your exquisite meal. When you enter the restaurant, you are immediately greeted by fast paced music and the clangs of pots and pans from the kitchen at the far end of building. Illuminated by surgical lights, like its sister restaurant, Grinder, the kitchen is hard to miss and is the focal point of the restaurant. Next to where the culinary magic happens is the elevated bar. Snuggle up next to your bar-mates and take a look at what other restaurant patrons are ordering.

For tartare fans, the trio of tartares including salmon, bison, and beef proves that this is a restaurant that specializes in its outstanding meat cuts and ingredient pairings. For burger fans, the trio of sliders with mini versions of Hachoir’s Le Classique, a beef burger with aged cheddar and bacon, Le Jean Guy, a deer burger with sundried tomato and raisin mayo and coriander, and Le Hachoir, a pulled pork burger with gruyere and dill pickles, is divine. For a full sized burger, try the enormous Le Montignac with beer infused beef, Jack Daniels caramelized onions, aged gruyere cheese, and homemade barbeque sauce, finished off with onion rings. Hachoir is the French word for grinder, a hint to the fact that they grind their own meats (as if you needed any more convincing that their burgers and tartares are divine!).

Some of the highlights of the bar’s lineup include their signature mixed drinks. A must-try is their Classic Ceasar with Montreal Steak Spice, jalapeños, and Siracha hot sauce. Otherwise, their extensive wine list will do the trick.

If you can get through all of that and still have some room for dessert, try the ice cream burger or the black forest fondant au chocolat. In the mood for a dessert cocktail? The Dr.Pepper floater with amaretto, beer, dark rhum, and vanilla ice cream is a knock out. Their Creamsicle cocktail is also mouthwatering and tastes just like its delicious frozen namesake.

No matter what you pick, Le Hachoir is sure to please meat lovers of all varieties, and with its bistro menu updated seasonally, there’s always something new to try.

4177 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M3
(514) 903-1331

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