La Banquise

Poutine Place and Fast Food Restaurant$$$$
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal
  • The poutine at La Banquise is a can't miss
  • Sára M.
    "Best poutine I've had in awhile, I can't wait to go back."(209 Tips)
    D K.
    "The "classique" poutine is the best one."(9 Tips)
    Karina A.
    "Try La Taquise, best poutines ever."(5 Tips)
    Benoit S.
    "tomatoes on cheese curds"(4 Tips)
285 Tips and reviews
  • poutine
  • lively
  • good for a late night
  • casual
  • authentic
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  • Jess K.
    Jess KellyJuly 2, 2016
    Coming from northern England, chips and gravy is a diet staple. Poutine kicks that shits arse. I had the La Rachel with vegan sauce, all I remember is thinking 'please don't end' with every bite.
  • Cindee L.
    Cindee LouOctober 22, 2014
    Friend that lived here recommended La Elvis and it delivered! Enough curds and gravy to last the whole plate! Fries were delicious! Great service and atmosphere. Offers salads and sandwiches too!
  • Alexander T.
    Alexander TsuiFebruary 19, 2016
    Pretty much a Montréal visitor's must go-to… since it's even open late at night, you haven't a reason not to. Don't say it's because of the temperatures - even I waited in frigid -16°F temperatures!
    Upvoted Jun 17
  • Joe N.
    Joe NixonJuly 24, 2016
    The poutine is amazing! You can make a large number of them vegetarian by substituting vegan gravy (just make sure they hear you right and make the substitution). Late at night they ask you to prepay.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BrehmAugust 27, 2014
    Great vegetarian and vegan poutine options. Highly recommend La Rachel (pepper, mushroom, onion) with vegan gravy.
  • Joan P.
    Joan ParkJuly 7, 2015
    ordered la taquise per rec: the guacamole, sour creme and tomatos were a surprisingly perfect complement to the classic poutine. the cheese curds were especially amazing & chewy.
  • Erik
    ErikJuly 23, 2013
    If you're looking for a late night snack in Montreal, this is the place to go. It's open 24 hours and the T-Rex Poutine is greasy enough to subdue part of the hangover you'll probably have in the AM.
  • Ebtisam A.
    Ebtisam AfrandAugust 22, 2017
    Banquise is a Montreal must try for poutine! Always crowded, I like to keep it simple, classic poutine and hot dogs! And they have awesome veg options & their poutine gravy is vegetarian!
  • nima T.
    nima TayebiMay 25, 2012
    Best poutine place I've been so far. I recommend "Elvis" if you like beef. If you just want a classic simple one I'd suggest Maxi poutine in "Les 3 Brasseurs" rather than the classic poutine here.
  • Wang Y.
    Wang YuqingJanuary 28
    Waited in line for 20 mins, but it was worth it! Regular size is good enough for one person, and try it with sour cream or guacamole! So good🤗🤗
  • Jessie S.
    Jessie SOctober 2, 2017
    They do vegan poutine! Wowweeee! So good to have one without dairy. The lines quite long, so get in quick. And please know what you're ordering, don't hold the queue up for ages
  • Louis-Felix B.
    Louis-Felix BinetteMay 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    THE go-to spot for poutine in montréal. i personally don't think it's the best poutine in town, but they have very creative variations & electric ambiance after bars close, like a greasy after hours.
  • Faisal F.
    Faisal FMay 20, 2016
    Plenty of options! Pontine is killer here. Their regular is way more than enough for one person. I'll give the burgers a try next time I'm here. Only bummer is that they don't accept credit cards.
  • Marie-Julie G.
    Marie-Julie GagnonAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're visiting Montreal for the first time and have time for only one poutine stop, it has to be here. And it's opened 24h. ;-)
  • Ian K.
    Ian KowalSeptember 18, 2016
    super delicious poutine! variety in poutine and other things on the menu. expect a line, but it's worth it! open 24h. has a menu in english and in french.
  • Chris O.
    Chris O'BrienAugust 14, 2016
    The best poutine in Montreal. We went twice over a short weekend. The line might be intimidating but it's worth it
  • Chloe N.
    Chloe N.July 21, 2017
    Ordered La Matty, added hot dogs. The poutine tasted great, and there's a big selection if you're feeling adventurous. The service was okay, it was busy and it took a while for the server notice us.
  • Adrian V.
    Adrian ValdespinoOctober 23, 2016
    So gooooood. Try the Shoot out. Best to change to@pepper sauce and goat cheese. But everything's amazing!!!
  • Phil
    PhilMay 8, 2016
    The poutine is great! There is many choices of poutine and you can put extras in it so there is a lot of combinations! Go on the terrace!
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HaMarch 19, 2013
    The selection of poutine is crazy!! Its a must in montreal. Original poutine restaurantm sometimes the line up long but usualy its around after bar closing time!!
  • hussein s.
    hussein sAugust 17, 2014
    A benchmark for poutine in Montreal. You can customize your poutine. The menu really joined any type of cuisine. A must: it's opened late.
  • Germaine W.
    Germaine WilliamsJuly 15, 2016
    Vegan option: la Rachel with vegan sauce. Watch out for big groups. Portions on the poutine are huge. Don't recommend getting anything larger than the regular size
  • Casey R.
    Casey RyanAugust 18, 2017
    If you're a fan of meat with your poutine, get the T-Rex! (Si vous aimez les viande avec vos poutine, demandez le T-Rex!)
  • Conor K.
    Conor KellyApril 15, 2012
    By far the best meal I've had, and the vegetarian options are quite expansive. I went here two nights in a row. Only complain is that the service is a bit abrasive.
  • Maru W.
    Maru WhiteApril 18, 2017
    Le Poutine is a delicious dish! Try the classic or maybe the bacon one! You'll love this place
  • Vladimir P.
    Vladimir PashkovNovember 22, 2013
    Classique Poutine was a bit blend but still good. Not enough gravy for my taste. Have a regular portion! It's huge. Service just about ok but not great. Will come back to try different Poutine.
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BagelsSeptember 10, 2015
    The poutine of dreams, all kinds of crazy combos to suit your fancy, open 24/7!
  • Ramy
    RamyNovember 30, 2014
    Arguably the best poutine in the world. Definitely the best in Montréal! Get the Classique after a late night out.
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler SimmonsMay 28, 2016
    Get the l'obelix poutine. Smoked meat is the perfect addition. The burger was great too!
  • Cosmonite Media
    Cosmonite MediaOctober 15, 2010
    They took an infamous dish and made it quite the celebrity. If you're stopping in Montreal, this is fast becoming the "must-do" amongst all adventurous foodies along with Schwartz's, St-Viateur Bagel
  • Luke W.
    Luke WaitkusJanuary 4
    Tons of options. Vegan and vegetarian as well. Good food, eclectic vibe. Kind of the “Voodo Donuts” of poutine. Be prepared to wait.
  • Martin B.
    Martin BujwidAugust 19, 2016
    Cold cheese curds and warm gravy. Probably the best poutine I've ever had, nothing else compares. Stick to the classic or try the la hot dog
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonNovember 28, 2015
    The regular size poutine is a full meal. I fully recommend 🍺 to cut through the density
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YehJanuary 7, 2014
    La T-rex poutine. Line up out the door, but worth the wait. Get a regular sized poutine, its more than enough.
  • Charles G.
    Charles GedeonAugust 7, 2014
    Try the one with guacamole and sour cream. There are some really interesting and filling things to add onto the poutine.
  • Louis D.
    Louis D.-L.August 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A great place to eat poutine for the first time, preferably late at night when it's packed with people looking for their poutine fix at closing time.
  • Luke
    LukeAugust 13, 2013
    One of the best Poutines in town. Lots of selection to chose from. Wait time can be long but it's worth it.
  • Marcelo G.
    Marcelo GontijoAugust 8, 2014
    Possibly not the best poutine, but certainly one of the most famous in Montreal, and the ambience deserves the visit!
  • Christelle F.
    Christelle FossiNovember 7, 2016
    The Savoyard poutine as the guacamole poutine is good. You should just take a small one because it so much fat and enough.
  • Dallas K.
    Dallas KwokSeptember 12, 2014
    The wait can get be off putting, but it is definitely worth it. Try to arrive at 6ish to beat the dinner rush.
  • Benoit S.
    Benoit St-AmandNovember 29, 2013
    Try the Taquise!!! Best poutine with sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes on cheese curds, fries and gravy, yummmmm
  • A B.
    A BAugust 27, 2017
    Had the poutine of the month "La Caprese" witt Pesto and Bocconcini. So good!
  • Benaline B.
    Benaline BaluyotApril 26, 2014
    Cash only. Best poutine, second to Au Pied de Cochon's foie gras poutine. Loved the classic and la kamikaze
  • Emmanuel M.
    Emmanuel MarshallAugust 10, 2015
    It's not the best Poutine in #Montréal there is many good place such as Poutineville to go! But they have different kind of style which is cool
  • Mark C.
    Mark ChuramanMay 1, 2011
    Hands down the BEST poutine I have ever had! The cheese curds are large and squeaky, the fries are extra crispy, and the gravy is delicious. Plenty of variety to choose from.
  • Yao H.
    Yao HuangJune 23, 2017
    The place is ok, the waitresses very nice. But the food, well, they serve French fries soaked with gravy, and mixed with many different things. What to expect from that!
  • Mahdi Y.
    Mahdi YusufJuly 27, 2015
    Either I was super hungry or I had the greatest burger there! I hear the poutine is legit too!
  • Massimo
    MassimoSeptember 28, 2014
    Don't be overwhelmed with the amount of poutine selections. Choose one and enjoy it, they are all good.
  • Jaiyi H.
    Jaiyi HuApril 30, 2016
    Good for any time you're awake, amazing poutine, crazy lineups for dine in, a little more pricy than expected
  • Serge E.
    Serge EngineJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely not the best poutine in town. But their 5$ costaud burger is worth the trip. For a good poutine, go to Frite Alors!
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