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Casse-Croute La Banquise

#116 of 4,599 Restaurants in Montreal
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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
+ 1 514 525 2415
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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No visit to Québec would be complete without a poutine stop, and la Banquise remains an excellent choice for this experience. We returned recently with family, and found the same great selection of 30 poutines, a nice selection of excellent local beers and the same friendly and efficient service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

No visit to Québec would be complete without a poutine stop, and la Banquise remains an excellent choice for this experience. We returned recently with family, and found the same great selection of 30 poutines, a nice selection of excellent local beers and the same friendly and efficient service. The poutines were so rich with various excellent toppings that a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious! Well worth the 15 minute wait. Great for a casual group dinner or night out with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast this morning and it was awesome! Very reasonable price and the portions were just right.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting Montreal we wanted to try the most authentic poutine we could but still have it be vegetarian. We were thrilled to find this place to do just that! I had the classic with began gravy, my husband and a Mexican style and my daughter had one with a meat spaghetti sauce rather than the traditional gravy. Portions are huge... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Landmark "have to go" local place for poutine! A Montreal specialty. Long lines, but it was worth it, Delicious and a fun experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The poutine here is a must for anyone visiting Montreal. With great vegetarian and vegan options, it was the best meal I had during my time in Canada.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

delicious junk food!(just kidding)! there poutines are so amazingly good! I would eat there every single day!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

... la banquise is the right place to try it. It is either take away or seated. Indoors you can have alcohol, on the terrace alcohol and smoking are not allowed. A large selection of beer and a huge variety of poutine, burgers and hot dogs is available. The service is a bit slow, and not as clean as i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was born and raised in the Quebec City region so I have had all kinds of poutine in my 31 years alive... But this one is pretty awesome!! There is a choice of close to 20 types of poutine, some more funky than others! They also serve hot dogs, burgers and other random canteen food. Make sure you bring... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was visiting Montreal for the first time with my wife & two teenage kids and we wanted what we had heard on the street was the best poutine. I had tried poutine before in the states and figured all of that was bad imitations of the real thing. Overall the poutine at RLB was appetizing with real cheese curds,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: + 1 514 525 2415

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 8

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Neighborhood Profile
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 dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.