This is a classic neighbourhood casse-croute with a poutine that a friend described as a dependable late-night standby. Although the restaurant claims to have been around since 1963, whatever retro charm that may have existed in the past was evacuated in an ill-conceived makeover that probably took place in the 1990s.
It’s a great place to go if you want to get a sense of the worst trends in 1990s interior design (not to mention bad menu design). But what about the poutine?
Fries: Earthy, slightly overcooked, but nice mushy interior. 23/30.
Gravy: Dark brown and thick. but not too hot. The taste is somewhat generic with an unfortunate yet subtle burnt undertone. My friend indicated that they were having a bad gravy night. 34/50.
Cheese: Average on all fronts, chunks too small. 11/20.
TOTAL SCORE: 68/100
Verdict: There are some marginally better late night poutines not too far from this place.
Value: Slightly below average – $6.75 for plate pictured above.
Opening Hours: 11AM to 1AM, 7 days a week.
Location: 1001, Mont-Royal Est, corner Boyer. 1 minute walk east of Mont Royal metro.