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La Banquise

May 16th, 2007 · 11 Comments · 24/7, Casse-Croûte, Fast Food, Montreal Restaurants

La Banquise
Chef Deck Says:

For all of you La Banquise lovers, I agree that it might be the best 3 am snack, and fine they serve beer till 3am, but if you think it’s the best poutine in the world you are not a true Québécois. You obviously haven’t traveled far enough in our vast province to be blessed with true lard deep fried satisfaction. Get in your car and drive a minimum of one hour north or east where they don’t need fancy ingredients to justify their prowess, and you might stumble upon the true experience. For those of you asking how can I possibly find these diamonds in the rough I will be your guide to a certain extent, but not to the full extent, because a magician can’t divulge all his secrets. All I have to say is 100% Boeuf! or Cals (best poutine gravy ever) if you’re into the fat fry Greco poutiner.

No squeaky curds 10/10
Sauce 6/10
Fries 6.75873/10

Chef Deck signing out!

 

La Banquise Smoked Meat Poutine poutine

La Banquise Restaurant Information
994 Rachel E, Montreal; 514-525-2415
Hours: Daily, 24 Hours
Pay: VISA, MC, Interac

 

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  • ghost writter

    I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THERE WAS GOING TO BE A REVIEW OF FALAFEL SAMI, ON GODOROV STREET BECAUSE I COULD REALLY USE SOME ADVICE ON WHETHER IT IS THE BEST OR NOT.

    WILL THERE ONE DAY BE A EATWELLHAIFA.COM???
    GW#1 SIGNING OUT.

  • Chef deck

    gHOST wRITTER #1 should deffinitly do the review…. make my mouth water please?

  • poutine expert #1

    Cal’s poutine is the best poutine in the entire universe and i challenge anyone to fight until death if they think otherwise!

  • MaximeL

    If your completely drunk, this poutine is good. Otherwise, there's no taste. Bacon was precooked and not a lot of cheese…. Not the best I ate in my life.

  • Jay

    Overrated! The rave reviews this place gets is confounded by the fact that people eat here when they're trashed or famished!

    BUT, the classic poutine is above average, without a doubt. The meaty plates are just too much, I'm a big fan of meat but put some bacon with the gravy and what you get is an inedible salty mess. Yeah, so just don't add the bacon.

    Decently priced, though I wouldn't go out of my way to come here.

  • Linguistmm44

    I think some of the best poutine in Montreal is at the Greene Spot restaurant in St. Henri on Notre Dame. Homemade french fries, homemade sauce, and squeaky curds.

  • Linguistmm44

    I think some of the best poutine in Montreal is at the Greene Spot restaurant in St. Henri on Notre Dame. Homemade french fries, homemade sauce, and squeaky curds.

  • mrfister

    The service and food was terrible!! I work in the service industry with my wife and we cant recall the last time either of us actually didnt tip a server. They were subjecting us to gangster rap as we waited forever for our overrated poutine which was very light on the cheese and gravy. After the waitress took our plates we waited for 15 minutes for someone to bring our bill. Didnt happen so we waited at the counter for a few minutes as some employees acknowledged us and then socialised with eachother instead of asking if they could help us. I actually wanted to leave without paying which is something I have never entertained the thought of untill today. Finally we were given our bill, we paid and left with the intention of never returning. This is mostly about the service being so rude. You can serve me food that I hate and I will still tip you as long as you simply pay attention to your customer.

  • Donkeyfuck

    Going to try Green Spot. I second the terrible service issue at the Banquise. I visit a few hundred restaurants every year and I had to withhold my money after an unfortunate event here. The waitress could not hear what I was saying, maybe assumed I was speaking English(?) even though I was speaking French and then gave me the classic in place of my order. I had gone there as a “reliable” spot having been there many times before. Now reserving it only for late nights with a group of people. Whatever you do, don’t look like a tourist or backpacker! Ye will be judged!

  • Darth

    The Banquise does not take credit cards.

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