From the perspective of a Philadelphian, who had some concern about
too-high expectations impossible to be met: WOW! Yesteryear in charm, ambience, taste, value; a total experience.
We learned that the choice of 'dry' vs 'medium' required some research that we did not have: hubby ordered 'dry', and while tasty, my 'medium' was far juicier. We shared a table with some workers, two from the States, all big guys, and they ordered a 'corner' plus all sort of great accompaniments. Well! That was something else I wish I had known about, even though the taste of my sandwich (true Montreal bargain at
$6.60, even if the accompaniments like pickles were all extra) was totally to my liking.
Sure enough, when we left, at noon, the line outside was fairly long.
This is a place to visit early to avoid disappointment, unless waiting in a line in the chill is part of the experience...
The memory lingers. Schwartz' is a National Treasure.