La Banquise

Fast Food Restaurant, Diner, and Poutine Place$$$$
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal
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  • Sára J. M.
    "Best poutine I've had in awhile, I can't wait to go back."(182 Tips)
    D K.
    "The "classique" poutine is the best one."(8 Tips)
    Joan P.
    "ordered la taquise per rec: the guacamole, sour creme and..."(5 Tips)
    Benoit S.
    "tomatoes on cheese curds"(4 Tips)
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  • Jess K.
    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.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • 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
    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.
  • Alexander T.
    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
    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.
  • Faisal F.
    Faisal FMay 20
    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.
  • Chris O.
    Chris O'BrienAugust 14
    The best poutine in Montreal. We went twice over a short weekend. The line might be intimidating but it's worth it
  • 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!!
  • Adrian V.
    So gooooood. Try the Shoot out. Best to change to@pepper sauce and goat cheese. But everything's amazing!!!
  • Phil
    PhilMay 8
    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!
  • 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
  • Germaine W.
    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.
  • Martin B.
    Martin BujwidAugust 19
    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
  • Ramy
    RamyNovember 30, 2014
    Arguably the best poutine in the world. Definitely the best in Montréal! Get the Classique after a late night out.
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BagelsSeptember 10, 2015
    The poutine of dreams, all kinds of crazy combos to suit your fancy, open 24/7!
  • 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.
  • Tyler S.
    Get the l'obelix poutine. Smoked meat is the perfect addition. The burger was great too!
  • 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.
  • 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. ;-)
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonNovember 28, 2015
    The regular size poutine is a full meal. I fully recommend 🍺 to cut through the density
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 Fossi3 weeks ago
    The Savoyard poutine as the guacamole poutine is good. You should just take a small one because it so much fat and enough.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Serge N.
    Serge NguyenJanuary 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Massimo
    MassimoSeptember 28, 2014
    Don't be overwhelmed with the amount of poutine selections. Choose one and enjoy it, they are all good.
  • Michael T.
    Michael ThieleSeptember 28, 2012
    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".
  • Jaiyi H.
    Jaiyi HuApril 30
    Good for any time you're awake, amazing poutine, crazy lineups for dine in, a little more pricy than expected
  • urbanbuddha
    urbanbuddhaDecember 29, 2014
    Try the T-Rex. They only take cash or interac. Be prepared to wait to sit especially in the winter
  • Frank C.
    Frank CastleDecember 6, 2014
    Get the poutine with tomato, sour cream and guac if you don't want the OG. Great stuff.
  • Sára J. M.
    Sára J. 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!
  • 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.
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