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La Banquise

994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
+1 514-525-2415
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“poutine” (849 reviews)
“cheese curds” (68 reviews)
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Fast food, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place had been recommended by a Montreal resident as a must-visit for poutine. The line outside and the wait time is an indication of its popularity. The tables outside are nice though close together. Great atmosphere. We had "La Matty", "La Fred Caillou" and...More

Thank Nymphet_2809
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If they don't have your poutine on their menu,ask and they'll make it for you. I thought I died with a fork in my mouth full of poutine. Heart-attack-on-a-plate is one description for this place. Their poutines are out of this world. Go earlier than...More

Thank Danica S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to try poutine for the first time, so we got the classique. It was so yummy. Would love to go back many times to try all the other choices of toppings. Funky atmosphere. Sticky menus.

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Poutine was very good. A lot of variety to choose from . It is a very busy place and is very noisy. Service was good considering how busy they are. A little overpriced but for a special occasion, I would return.

Thank Joanne078
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Only my second time trying poutine, and this place as definitely better than the first. Lots of options to customize. I got the ground meat marinara on top of my poutine, which I liked better than the traditional gravy. The portions were massive. I got...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had La Banquise towards the top of our must-go-to list for our trip to Montreal to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We bought a three day Metro pass and headed to the beautiful Plateau Mont Royal neighbourhood. At 2pm there were about...More

Thank BakingBookworm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Putine fan here, so this is THE place to go. La Banquise takes Putine to the next level: the portions are huge (2 can eat) from a selection of ingredients, from meat lovers to veggie savvy, all with delicious cheese and rich gravy. And yes,...More

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good but no longer the best and slow service even though it's busy and way overpriced, cheapest Poutine 8$!

Thank Paul-YUL
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If your looking for authentic poutine La Banquise is it. We waited 30 minutes in line and another 20 once seated...it's so that worth it! We had the traditional (I added extra spicy sausage) which is what I recommend for 1st timers. We have tried...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best place for poutine. Come early or stand outside on a line. They have so many different options for poutine too!

Thank dfelix84
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke
shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract
locals and transplants alike, making it one of the
city's most diverse and distinctly authentic
experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite
pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young
painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from
the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that
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They accept USA credit cards ?? LIke master cards, american express, VISA ??
19 April 2015|
Response from MarciaGNunes |
No they dont
william m
Do you have gluten-free options?
3 March 2015|
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Response from Judith_abigail | Reviewed this property |
They have one kitchen and everything prepared can be contaminated so not really recommended for people with allergies!😒
Скажите пожалуйста станцию метро и как ити с метро до этого кафе!???? Спасибо:)
20 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-525-2415
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