Taverne F’s seaside poutine
What could be better on a freezing cold February day than to dive into a steaming hot dish of potatoes, cheese curds and gravy? Nobody does comfort food like Quebec, and the signature poutines created here are world-famous for good reason.
Feb. 1–7 marks Poutine Week in Montreal, when you’ll be able to sample the best poutines the city has to offer, including plenty of creative new takes on the traditional winter warmer. Over 40 restaurants are participating, and you can vote on your favourites at lapoutineweek.com. Before you head out, make sure to check out our round-up of 15 highlights below:
Downtown – NDG – Southwest – Old Port – HoMa
Burgundy Lion (2496 Notre-Dame)
This Indian-inspired poutine combines Tikka Masala chicken with cucumber yogurt and coriander
Copper Branch (1245 Bishop)
This vegan resto is offering a healthy poutine made with baked fries, portobello and miso, with vegan cheese.
Monsieur Resto Bar (1102 de Bleury)
Get acquainted with Monsieur Chorizo Verde, with yukon and sweet potato fries, local wild mushrooms sautéed with kale, and chorizo in a mix of local organic cheese curds with melted mozza.
Pub Quartier Latin (318 Ontario E.)
Pulled pork is on the menu in the Latin Quarter with sautéed mushrooms and truffle sauce, topped with Reggiano.
Taverne F (1485 Jeanne-Mance)
The Portuguese gem in the Quartier-des-Spectacles offers a seaside poutine with salted cod, caramelized onions and a lemony zip.
Poutine Centrale (3971 Hochelaga)
With a name like “Poutine Centrale,” you know they take their poutine here seriously! On offer for Poutine Week is a special Polish pierogy inspired dish with smoked bacon, caramelized onions, mushroom and sour cream to complement the classic cheese curds and sauce.
BIIRU (1433 City Councillors)
Bofinger BBQ (various locations)
Burger Bar (1465 Crescent)
Copoli (various locations)
Frites Alors! (various locations)
Le Gourmet Burger (1433 Bishop)
Kyomi (7660 Newman, Lasalle)
Lallouz Kebaberie (1327 Ste-Catherine E.)
Mckibbin’s Irish Pub (various locations)
Poutineville (various locations)
Rosalie (1232 de la Montagne)
Sésame Restaurant (various locations)
Thursday’s (1437 Crescent)
Uniburger – 302 Ontario E.
Plateau – Mile End – Outremont
ART:BRGR (408 Gilford)
This friendly neighbourhood burger bar makes it meaty with the Caveman Meat Poutine.
La Banquise (994 Rachel E.)
It wouldn’t be Poutine Week without mainstay La Banquise. Get your fix with a meaty mix of bacon and sausage with veggies, cheese curds and pepper sauce, with a touch of sour cream.
Burger Royal (3820 St-Laurent)
We’ll take any excuse to indulge at Burger Royal, and their Poutine Week offering with braised oxtail topped with gremolata (a garlicky mix of parsley with lemon zest) ain’t your grandma’s gravy.
Chez Boris (5151 Parc)
Mile End’s Russian donut café offers a vegetarian option with the Vladimir Vegetarienovich Poutine: beets, 3-bean chipotle chili and cheese curds served on one-of-a-kind donut dough fries.
Dirty Dogs (25 Mont-Royal E.)
Home-made Dr. Pepper chili with duck gravy and veggies tops off Dirty Dogs’ Boss Poutine.
Fabergé (25 Fairmount W.)
Have a breakfast to remember with Fabargé’s waffle poutine – braised duck with cheese and gravy on top of a potato waffle!
La Cabane du Portugal (3872 St-Laurent)
Chez Chose (various locations)
Les Enfants Terribles (1257 Bernard)
Mange-Moi (35 Mont-Royal E.)
Lola Rosa Parc (4581 Parc)
Mont-Royal Hot Dog (1001 Mont-Royal E.)
Ryu (288 Laurier W.)
SuWu (3581 St-Laurent)
Rosemont – La Petite Patrie – Villeray
Bar Brutus (1290 Beaubien E.)
Get ready for a spectacle when you order the flambé’d Jägerfirepoutine, with a spicy mix of bacon, chipotle, gouda, caramelized red onions, and of course, Jägermeister.
La Bêtise (6015 St-Hubert)
A carnivorous mix of steak, caramelized onions, pickles, cheese curds and creamy sauce is waiting for you at this neighbourhood hotspot.
Broue Pub Brouhaha (5860 de Lorimier)
Bring your appetite for this gourmet offering made with pulled lamb, bacon, caramelized pearl onions, chanterelle mushrooms and cheese curds smothered in duck gravy.
Melrose (6548 St-Laurent)
Pâtes Bol (810 Beaubien E.)
ParkWay Resto Pub (8247 Métropolitan E.)
Watch this space for updates this week, and see our Poutine Week reviews next Tuesday, Feb. 3