Review: Poutine Lafleur

Poutine Lafleur

There is only one Poutine Lafleur, not to be confused with the ubiquitous Restaurant Lafleur chain all over the city. It’s a charmless neighbourhood casse-croute, worsened by the glare of harsh fluorescents and obese white-trash teenagers covered in cheap bling (see below). Lafleur nevertheless attracts gushing reviews all over the web from the few who have sampled its poutine.

Poutine Lafleur

My first impressions were poor. I was struck with horror as the cashier sealed my poutine container with a cardboard top. This is a cardinal sin that crushes the ingredients and steams the crispiness out of the fries inside. I quickly rushed to a table to remove the top and let my poor poutine breathe.

Poutine Lafleur

Fries: Your average Montreal fry, cooked in oil that doesn’t get changed often enough but had the minimal amount of necessary crisp. 19/30.

Gravy: Pretty decent. Not too hot, doesn’t overwhelm the fries & cheese, and with enough taste to keep things moderately interesting (but don’t expect to be blown away) 38/50.

Cheese: Generous portions, fresh and squeaky. 18/20.

TOTAL SCORE: 75/100

Verdict: A decent poutine at an outstanding price, but probably not worth a detour to Verdun.

Value: Outstanding – $5.00 for large plate pictured above. $4.00 for regular size.

Location: 3665 Wellington, corner Regina, a 6 minute walk north (or east) from de L’Église metro.

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One response to “Review: Poutine Lafleur

  1. linda

    Jeudi passer le 15 janvier ,je suis allé pour la deuxième fois au restaurant poutine Lafleur pour commander trois trio numero 4 mais jai trouver la caissiere desagreable parce qu elle ecoutait la musique fort proche de la caisse et jai du répéter ma commande 2 fois avant quelle puisque comprend. Pendant que j attendais mes hamburgers,j observais le cuisinier il avait lair mal propre .Rendu chez moi,jai ouvert mes hamburgers et je les trouvais non cuit.Le lendemain je suis retourner pour macheter une poutine plus que je les trouve vraiment bon chez vous mais malheureusement pendant que j attendais en ligne jai vu le cuisinier toucher le balais puis essuyer ces mains sur son pantalon enplus de sa il a pas laver ces mains avant de fair des hot dog pour un autre client.Je ne retournerai plus la bas parce que le cuisinier est mal propre.

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