4177 Boulevard St-Laurent
Je parle un peu francais, but there are enough multi-lingual people in Montreal to help you get by. After spending a few days in Quebec, I started noticing a bit of a trend. Walk into an establishment to a standard Bonjour! greeting. Once you sheepishly return this with a ‘Hello’, the English speaking staff-member swings over to serve you.
My French teacher would be so disappointed in me…
As I was on a quest to experience poutine from the source – this location caught my eye both from many online reviews as well as visually, when approaching it along boulevard St. Laurent.
This place is tiny, a few small tables along the outside windows and a sit-down bar. Luckily there was a couple leaving as we arrived – so we were able to grab a table. Two wall-mounted menus offer a selection of simple breakfast and lunch items, but I was here for the poutine classique. Fresh cut fries cooked to a dark golden brown, fresh cheese curds, delicious gravy, and garnished with a single olive.