The classic French-Canadian poutine is served here in a dizzying 30-plus ways, all day, every day. Twists on the classic comfort food include La Dan Dan (with pepperoni, bacon, and onions) and La Kamikaze (merguez sausages, hot peppers, and Tabasco). And yes, vegetarian is now on the menu. Despite poutine’s reputation for being a post-2am binge food, La Banquise is incredibly kid-friendly and located on the north end of the Plateau’s Parc La Fontaine, where the whole family can stretch their legs after a meal. In addition to poutine, breakfast items, salads, burgers, hot dogs, pogos (meat on a stick), and cold beer round out the menu. If you’ve worked your way through the menu and need a new challenge, step into the hot debate about the dish’s origin . . . although you may need to argue en Français.
994 rue Rachel est (near rue Boyer)
Our Rating Neighborhood Plateau Hours Daily 24 hr Transportation Métro: Mont Royal Phone 514/525-2415 Prices Poutine plates C$7–C$15; most other items less than C$14. Cash only. Cuisine Type Light Fare Web site La Banquise
Map994 rue Rachel est Montreal
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