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Casse-Croute La Banquise

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Best place for poutine in Montreal!

This is definitely the place to visit if you are wanting to try poutine. The restaurant has a lot of variety and the poutine was delicious. No frills here- but friendly service and good food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
princess736
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Rochester, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Victoria, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Yummy poutine, even better hot dogs, La Banquise is fun for eat in or takeout. The real shining star is not the food but the fantastic staff who are fast, friendly and singing as they work. The team is cohesive and well trained. Bravo! Be prepared to wait, it's well worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The line even for take-out was not short. But it was worth the wait for that delicious poutine filled with lots of gravy and a variety of toppings that you can choose. It was undeniably delicious and worth a visit while in Montreal

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Best Poutine I've ever had! Always open! My favorite poutine is the Rachel Poutine =D The waiters are really nice. Sometimes a little crowded but it is defs worth waiting! You can also order to go.

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Rochester, Michigan
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is definitely the place to visit if you are wanting to try poutine. The restaurant has a lot of variety and the poutine was delicious. No frills here- but friendly service and good food!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Before coming to Montreal, I asked everyone for suggestions for things to do and places to eat. Everyone suggested La Banquise, including my friends that have lived or live in Montreal, but I was very disappointed with my experience. I'm a classic poutine kind of gal so I stuck with what I knew, but the gravy was put on first... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My friends and I joined a rather long line up outside this funky restaurant. The vibe was hip, young, and fun. After waiting for 20 minutes or so, we were seated and attended to by a very friendly server. When she discovered we weren't fluent in French, she immediately switched to English. Our party of 4 split the Elvis Poutine,... More 

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Ft. lauderdale
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The hotel manager recommended this place as the best for poutine in all of Montreal. It certainly is a popular place as there was a line. The interior is very much bohemian as were some of the clients - all of whom were quite young. Once seated the service was fine and really the place serves only variations of poutine.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were there late night but it was busy. The service was a bit slow but the food was excellent. The waiter was knowledgeable and helped us to decide properly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We sat outside in the evening, so no alcohol allowed which was fine, but a point to note if you do fancy a drink with your meal. The service was prompt and friendly. This was my first poutine! Regular size was plenty! They also serve grand size portions, I suspect more of those sell in the early hours. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We asked for the best place to try Poutine for the first time and La Banquise was named by 3 of the 5 locals we asked. A little hard to find and Parking without a residential permit was also a challenge but worth the effort. Friendly staff recommended Classic Poutine for first timers but there were more than 2 dozen... More 

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Additional Information about Casse-Croute La Banquise

Address: 994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
Phone Number: + 1 514 525 2415
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Average Prices: USD 4 - 8

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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.