The Brass Lantern

Reuben Menu Description

Montréal Reuben ($7.95): Grilled rye bread and Swiss cheese Stuffed with sauerkraut and on House-roasted Montreal smoked meat.

Included Side Items: Pickle spear and a few chips

Reuben Sandwich Metadata

Presentation: The sandwich was cut somewhat diagonally and served on a china plate next to a pickle spear and a very, very small number of chips (5). The sandwich was constructed with Swiss cheese lining both slices of rye bread, and then the corned beef and sauerkraut between the cheese layers.

The Brass Lantern, La Broquerie, MB

Delivery Time: 17 minutes

Dimensions: 640 cm³ (16 cm x 10 cm x 4 cm)

Bulk to Cost Ratio: 80 cm³/dollar

Review Date:



  • Overall: A (4.5/5)
  • Value: A (4.5/5)
  • Atmosphere: A (4.5/5)
  • Service: A- (4.2/5)
  • Taste: A+ (5/5)
  • Presentation: A (4.5/5)

The Brass Lantern is located inside the Hôtel La Broquerie. It’s pretty well camouflaged, too, to the point that we weren’t totally sure that there was a restaurant, after all. Fortunately, we spotted a placard in a front window and ducked in for lunch.

The hotel was very nice with modern decor. When we arrived inside the restaurant, we had to seat ourselves. The hostess/waitress was friendly but not overly so, though she did bring the boys kids’ menus and crayons to draw with.

When the Montréal Reuben arrived, the corned beef was superb! The sauerkraut was flavorful, too. The bread was a soft, light-colored rye that was toasted just about right. The sandwich was so delicious that we didn't really notice that there was no dressing included on the sandwich. The Swiss cheese was also of high quality.

The Brass Lantern, La Broquerie, MB