Was there today with a few of my friends. One of my friends is a poutine junkie and really wanted to go to this place. I remember this place from commercial drive but didn't remember the food only the owner that appeared to be selling a used car when talking about his food.
As soon as I walked into this place dejavu, it was him again. Our conversation from 5 years ago was no longer was a bad memories but reality. Don't get me wrong he is not a bad guy but there is so much you can hear why his product was amazing and everyone else is bad. After the way we were talking we were expected a food explosion in our mouth instead all we received was an explosion of our wallet.
A small plate of normal poutine was $9. It not too bad but nothing special. The montreal smoked meat was also average but really pricey. I had a sandwich, beer and poutine that came to $35. If I am ever craving smoked meat or poutine I will jump in my car and drive right past this place. Overpriced, average and you leave with a headache listing to the owner. All four of us left the place unsatisfied with no intention of returning.
Well, I finally had to give good old Frenches a try, you walk by their restaurant and signs all over the place, POUTINE POUTINE POUTINE
This is my take: some fries the middle was uncooked and fries had bits and pieces which were overcooked, the gravy was just ok - never had a nice dark beefy taste like some other places in town, and the curds were hard -- I prefer somewhat melted. I ordered the small classic and for $7.50 there was not much there.
The Brownstone on Main Street a new restaurant in town blows Frenchies out of the ball park - their beef brisket poutine is outstanding, same with Crave on Main Street and Oakwood on Broadway (2741).
I tried Brados also on Commercial drive -- what a joke, horrible - frozen fries and tasteless vegetarian gravy, mozzarella cheese