A national dish—rich in calories but oh so appetizing—awaits you at La Banquise, opened in 1968 by Pierre Barsalou. A family business now in the hands of the founder's daughter, Annie Barsalou, La Banquise has acquired a solid reputation over the years, quickly becoming a Montreal institution where locals and tourists mix in a friendly atmosphere.
The poutine, a typical Québécois specialty, appeared on the menu in 1980, with only one version at the time: the ‘Italian poutine'. Now there are no less than 30 different recipes you can choose from, the Taquise—with guacamole, sour cream and tomatoes or the T-Rex for meat eaters, with hamburger, pepperoni, bacon and sausage. There is also the Véganomane with cheese and vegan sauce. For those wanting something else, you can also enjoy burgers, hot dogs and salads, accompanied by exquisite micro-brewery beers.
994, rue Rachel E
Montréal, QC H2J 2J3
+1 514 525 2415
Poutine: from 7.75 CAD