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."(189 Tips)
    D K.
    "The "classique" poutine is the best one."(9 Tips)
    Joan P.
    "ordered la taquise per rec: the guacamole, sour creme and..."(5 Tips)
    Benoit S.
    "tomatoes on cheese curds"(4 Tips)
394 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!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BrehmAugust 27, 2014
    Great vegetarian and vegan poutine options. Highly recommend La Rachel (pepper, mushroom, onion) with vegan gravy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. ;-)
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Alexander T.
    Alexander Tsui ‮February 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Chloe N.
    Chloe N.6 days ago
    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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Maru W.
    Maru WhiteApril 18
    Le Poutine is a delicious dish! Try the classic or maybe the bacon one! You'll love this place
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonNovember 28, 2015
    The regular size poutine is a full meal. I fully recommend 🍺 to cut through the density
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler SimmonsMay 28, 2016
    Get the l'obelix poutine. Smoked meat is the perfect addition. The burger was great too!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Yao H.
    Yao HuangJune 23
    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!
  • Mark L.
    Mark LemoineJuly 27, 2012
    The fries and sauce are great, but the cheese is just average (small pieces and they are cold). La Banquise is a solid place to get a poutine, and one of the best, but not the best.
  • 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
  • Mahmoud H.
    Food is very good here but the place is always busy and u have to wait for a while before u can eat
  • 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!
  • Roop G.
    Roop GillMarch 4, 2012
    Try the classics if it's your first time here. don't fool yourself into thinking you can finish the large. Get a regular.
  • 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
  • Frank C.
    Frank CastleDecember 6, 2014
    Get the poutine with tomato, sour cream and guac if you don't want the OG. Great stuff.
  • urbanbuddha
    urbanbuddhaDecember 29, 2014
    Try the T-Rex. They only take cash or interac. Be prepared to wait to sit especially in the winter
  • David T.
    David ThiDecember 7, 2012
    This place is always full when I go there, so I need to take out. One time, my stomach doesn't fell good after eating la banquise, but I still love their poutine.
  • Michael T.
    Michael ThieleSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best poutine in the city and you can get it with smoked meat. Two Montréal favorites in one.
  • Pete P.
    Pete PAugust 25, 2011
    Popular place for students. The place for poutine, the local heart attack special of French Fries covered with gravy, meat, and "stuff".
  • Sára M.
    Sára MolčanJuly 13, 2010
    Best poutine I've had in awhile, I can't wait to go back. I find the portions really big though - next time I would split a regular size with a friend!
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMay 30
    Can't go wrong with La Classique. For vegetarians, many options can be made with vegan sauce instead.
  • Karina A.
    Karina AldapeAugust 4, 2015
    Huge portions! Try La Taquise, best poutines ever.
  • Get My Grub On! w.
    OMG poutine heaven right there even though touristy. Iliked the one with the roasted vegetables
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzDecember 14, 2014
    Open 24/7 and cash only, this is the best place for poutine in town.
  • Marek S.
    Marek StępniowskiApril 11, 2015
    If it's Friday night, prepare yourself to wait in line for 30+ minutes. Or just go to Ma Poule Mouillée on the other side of the road for your poutine fix.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KimAugust 12, 2014
    Busy line for sit down but takeout line was a bit shorter. Vegan cheese and gravy available.
  • Amy .
    Amy 🍦September 18, 2011
    Poutine paradise. The "regular" (vs. "large") is more than enough food to fill you up. Remember that you're not here to be healthy.
  • nancy l.
    nancy lFebruary 13, 2013
    had poutine years ago when i was in montreal, best poutine i've ever had! can't wait to visit again:)
  • James
    JamesAugust 18, 2015
    An institution. Maybe a little overrated in my books but great nonetheless. A definite poutine spot.
  • Desiree
    DesireeApril 14, 2015
    Huge variety of poutine. Open late night. The chicken cutlet poutine hit the spot.
  • John F.
    John FlitcroftMay 27, 2016
    Take your Poutine to go, and walk over to the park. A large feeds two easily.
  • Peter M.
    Peter McEntyreDecember 5, 2011
    Love the Galvaude, poutine topped with chicken and peas. Like a Hot Chicken with fries instead of bread.
  • Courtney Y.
    Courtney YeungApril 29, 2013
    Get a table at the Teresse area and eat poutine in a wonderful sunny day.
  • Allermanger
    AllermangerApril 1, 2015
    Not the most 'authentic' poutine because this is not where the locals go for their poutine fix. But definitely a place worth trying- open 24 hours, prepare yourself for a long wait
  • Darayush D.
    Darayush DaruwallaNovember 22, 2011
    Meilleure Poutine a date a Montreal. Awesome place and I will be going back soon. Just have to work out hard so I can treat myself.
  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WNovember 16, 2015
    you can split an order of poutine, I promise
  • Alvin H.
    Alvin HoMay 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Expect a solid lineup of people and taxis between 2 and 5 AM when the bars and clubs empty out.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyJanuary 2, 2015
    No credit cards, unlimited options of pouting and huge portions. Essential Montréal pouting a go-go.
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GallardoJuly 8, 2016
    Poutine! And some outdoor seating so you don't have to smell like fried food.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WApril 4, 2013
    I like the classic poutine the best. No credit cards. Open 24 hours.
  • Pierre B.
    Pierre BourgaultOctober 1, 2013
    100% veggie poutine made with real veggie gravy. And it was actually good!
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 21, 2015
    So many different poutine combinations! Can't wait to come back and try some more! 😍
  • barraq
    barraqJune 18, 2011
    You should have a try with the "Teguise Poutine", sure it is not the original but one of the best!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ConroyAugust 27, 2010
    Bring cash - no credit cards accepted. Fantastic poutine, but a regular portion should be plenty for any human. No alcohol served on terrace.
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NAugust 13, 2016
    There are a ton of crazy choices for poutine, but the classique poutine is win-win.
  • Pelin
    PelinAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Original, Taquise, Rachel, and Mexicano poutines are really good ;-)
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LiuAugust 13, 2013
    Hands down BEST fries I've ever had. Mouth watering poutine. YUM.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TSeptember 11, 2015
    Incredible poutine in a chill spot.
  • Bjorn S.
    Bjorn SwensonMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great poutine. My usual is poutine elvis with pepper sauce
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JohnsonJanuary 22, 2012
    Vegetarian alert! Don't expect any veggies on top but do expect a longer wait then any other poutine on the menu... not sure why! (See image)
  • Martin C.
    Martin CepedaJuly 4, 2015
    Must go for Poutine. Great variety of choices.
  • Mimma R.
    Mimma RagusaJune 30, 2013
    Wow...Wow....I had La Reggea and it was amazing!!!!
  • Mike I.
    Mike I.June 24, 2014
    Get the T-Rex. Just don't plan on being too functional afterwards.
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel Espinal UzcateguiJanuary 18, 2014
    La Trois viandes is a little bit salty, but great for the meat-lovers!!!
  • Taylor E.
    Taylor EdmistonApril 13, 2015
    Warning: they don't accept "American" / non-chipped debit cards either (or any type of credit card)
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooSeptember 1, 2011
    Great for late dinner or snack. The BOM and Elvis are tasty.
  • Corinne P.
    Corinne PaquetteJanuary 31
    Been here 5+ times
    Try their “LA «CHILL»” poutine for #LaPoutineWeek (v. 2017).
  • Louis A.
    Louis AndréApril 5, 2014
    The ideal poutine restaurant for a meal in the middle of the night
  • plucker
    pluckerMay 20, 2012
    If you eat-in during the evening, they will ask you to pre-pay for your poutine. :S.
  • Amber L.
    Amber LockwoodFebruary 17, 2015
    Best poutine of the trip! The original is where it's at.
  • Dimitris L.
    Dimitris LadasOctober 21, 2013
    They have bouncers, thats hilarious. They probably guard the poutine recipe
  • Kate
    KateAugust 2, 2015
    Poutine with guacamole is awesome !!!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MericAugust 6, 2013
    Best Poutine in the universe and beyond. Don't be afraid of the line.
  • Val3ray
    Val3rayAugust 31, 2013
    It's packed at night. Get there early!!! Food was good!
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BrumApril 24, 2011
    Best place to go in town and if your a vegetarian they have a sauce for you!
  • Montrealites
    MontrealitesNovember 30, 2012
    Just about every poutine they serve is amazing.
  • Victor T.
    Ask for the big size only if you're really hungry!
  • Emeric M.
    Emeric MonnetOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Parmi les meilleures poutines de Montréal, prit d'assaut à tous moment du jour ou de la nuit, à cause des touristes et des habitués, passage obligé. Ma préférence va pour la poutine Savoyarde.
  • Jean-Christophe M.
    Jean-Christophe MercierApril 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    La meilleure poutine montréalaise! J'y ai été avec ma meilleure amie suite à une marche de 8 km sur le Mont-Royal et nous avions adoré cette poutine qui est selon moi imbattable.
  • hussein s.
    hussein sAugust 17, 2014
    Une référence en termes de poutine à Montréal. Les poutines peuvent être personnalisées et le menu proposé couvre un peu tout type de cuisine. Ouvert très tard. Pour se gâter, c'est 1 bon choix
  • Grégoire R.
    Grégoire RichardMarch 6, 2015
    Même si on vient pour une poutine seulement , il y a une formule trio très intéressante : un burger+n'importe quelle poutine (et c'est la taille régulière !) +une boisson au choix pour 15$ !
  • Nicolas S.
    Nicolas SchirrerNovember 18, 2015
    C'est très touristique mais la Poutine de la Banquise semble incontournable à Montréal. Le service était très agréable, la bière du nom de l'établissement était particulièrement bonne. #cashonly
  • Hugues C.
    Hugues ColpronAugust 11, 2016
    Un des resto les plus populaires À mtl, la Poutine est bonne si tu est jamais été dans un resto de Poutine. (c'est un must). C'est une ambiance de fast food mais acceptable. 7/10
  • Sebmalco ..
    Sebmalco .January 13, 2016
    Si vous voulez manger une des meilleures poutine de Montréal c'est ici ! Il y a un très grand choix (+ de 25 déclinaisons) mais la poutine originale est aussi une tuerie !
  • Maréva R.
    Maréva RoduitSeptember 14, 2015
    Large choix de Poutine et elles sont excellentes! Il y a une forte affluence, du coup on se sent vite expédiés a la fin du repas, mais l'ambiance y reste sympathique
  • niilah
    niilahSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Poutine classique délicieuse! Mais la grande c'est vraiment si vous n'avez plus mangé depuis la veille! Toilettes très propres, service parfait (vers fin d'après-midi)! Bref chouette resto!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MApril 4, 2016
    Il fallait que je l'essaye, la Poutine est ici la meilleure à ce qu'ils disent. Moi je n'ai pas aimé. Frites moles au goût de brûlé, sauce insipide et fromage en plastique... Question de culture.
  • Tristan T.
    Tristan TranJune 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Poutine reconnue comme étant la meilleure à Montréal, mais je ne suis pas de cet avis malgré qu'elle soit bonne. Les prix sont raisonnables et le service est bien aussi.
  • Giulia D.
    Le fameux plat traditionnel de Montréal.. Un must, épicé et simplement délicieux *_*
  • Antoine S.
    Antoine S.August 9, 2014
    Les poutines sont bonnes et très copieuses. Il faut vraiment avoir très faim pour manger une poutine grand format :)
  • Steve H.
    Steve HovingtonAugust 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    La poutine Danse... Vraiment bonne! Poulet, bacon, sauce aux poivres...
  • Emeline F.
    Emeline FleutreApril 30, 2014
    La Poutine classique est excellente! J'y retournerai pour essayer les autres, la Taquise a l'air pas mal également!
  • Fabien D.
    Fabien DFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Une variété incroyable de poutines, toutes aussi bonnes les une que les autres ! Et en plus ouvert 24/7. La place à Montréal pour découvrir la poutine.
  • Jas
    JasAugust 19, 2014
    Une bonne poutine au bacon. Attention, si vous avez très faim la petite version est déjà très très copieuse!
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HarfordMay 31, 2015
    Il était un bon expérience avec ma l'école et j'espère que tout la monde peut essayer la poutine ici! Les personnes qui travaillent là sont très gentil aussi!
  • Pti B.
    Pti BenJuly 22, 2014
    Meilleur poutine de la ville, service impeccable, plat customisable à souhait, terrasse intérieure charmante
  • Steve H.
    Steve HovingtonDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Super poutines! Belle variété, il y en a pour tous les goûts et tous les appétits!! ;-)
  • Mu M.
    Mu MuuuJuly 28, 2014
    Toujours ouvert. Poutine savoyarde excellente ! Un goût de reviens-y :)
  • Geneviève R.
    Geneviève RivestDecember 27, 2011
    Pas si bonne que ca la poutine, peut-etre la meilleure de Montreal, mais pas la meilleur au Quebec. Meilleure au Bidon a St-Lambert et Alpha sur chemin chambly a Longueuil.
  • Sam D.
    Sam DiamondFebruary 28, 2014
    La taquise est certainement la meilleure selon moi! Le choix ne manque pas en tout cas!!!
  • Stephanie N.
    Stephanie NoelJune 29, 2014
    Bacon, goat cheese poutine! Best poutine restaurant, hands down. :)
  • Franco B.
    Franco BoulyJanuary 13, 2015
    Les seuls atouts, c'est le 24/7 et la diversité, parce que des meilleures poutines il y en a ailleurs !
  • Mickaël G.
    Mickaël GentileSeptember 8, 2014
    La poutine Dan Dan supplément chèvre : un régal pour une première Poutine !
  • Jean-Christophe M.
    Jean-Christophe MercierJune 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    La poutine La Rachel est excellente et ma copine et moi y avions dégusté. Nous avons adoré!
  • Florence M.
    Florence MinierApril 19, 2016
    Lieu très sympathique, très bonne Poutine avec une très bonne playlist
  • Deli E.
    Deli E.January 27, 2012
    Pour les amateurs de pogos, ils ont une excellente poutine avec des tranches de pogos! Come one! F***ing awesome! :-)
  • Cécile S.
    Cécile StéphanJune 25, 2014
    Meilleur poutine de Montréal, il y en a pour tous les goûts : veggie ou carnivore !
  • Gabryel A.
    Gabryel ArcandMarch 12, 2015
    Meilleur poutine Ever !! Un idéal en fin de soirée et on ne sans lasse jamais :)
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