Feels like a cross between a sixties cafeteria and a Swiss chalet (minaret-less, of course), all wood-veneer and cheap stucco. Photos of Greece line the wall for an added Tyrolean touch. Seems popular with seniors.
My friend Quico, food snob extraordinaire, shocked me a few weeks ago when he said the best meal he’d had in Montreal was the $4 Primeburger at this place. If they can make a good burger, I figured they’d pull off a good poutine. Figure again!
Fries: Frozen oven fries, a bit cold and undercooked. Too starchy. 8/30.
Gravy: A good amount and decent taste, if a bit generic. 40/50.
Cheese: Could use a bit more squeak, meaning they’ve probably been lying around the fridge for a while. Chunks are of a decent size, but I’m still left wanting more at the end. 13/20.
TOTAL SCORE: 61/100
Verdict: Your average Montreal poutine (which isn’t saying much). Quico tried the Italian poutine with bolognese sauce, which led him to exclaim “I feel very far from Bologna.” Go for a burger instead, which are better than the average fast food kind.
Value: Slightly better than average – $5.15 for plate pictured above.
Opening Hours: Despite the name, this place is closed on Mondays. Stupid 5am to 8pm opening hours on other days.
Location: 1689 avenue Mont-Royal, corner Papineau, Montreal, (514) 523-1727