Montreal | $$
Located in St. Henri, off Notre-Dame street, Le Boucan caters to those seeking BBQ ribs and chicken dishes. They do offer salmon and salads but people will come here for the ribs and fries, think BBQ style. It’s a simple restaurant, fairly small and very casual. You can sit by the bar or grab a table and watch the Habs play on one of their mounted TV’s. The staff is friendly and bilingual.
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One of the most interesting desserts I've tried in Montreal!
Max from Cafe Mariani suggested that I try this local restaurant. So I called up one of the boyz (Nick) and we decided to give Le Boucan a go. There’s many new interesting restaurants opening in St. Henri, you can really see this part of the city developing for the better. Le Boucan is another positive addition.
It’s a small restaurant, if I had to guess seating for approx 40 max. Their menu is simple, no more than 9 mains to choose from. We decided to order their ribs which is what Le Boucan is known for and their BBQ chicken. Each came with a side option of fries or salad…..you can pretty much guess what side we chose :)
I kinda liked the rustic feel of Le Boucan. Maybe because it was snowing outside and the holiday season brought out the Christmas lights but I felt as if I was eating in a wooden cabin up north. The casual atmosphere and Habs game on really made it feel very relax, like if I had rib sauce on my t-shirt no one would care type of relaxed.
The ribs came out and I went to town on them. I’m not a huge rib guy but I’ve tried my fair share. These ribs were pretty firm, as in the meat didn’t fall off the bone but they were in no way dry ribs. The sauce stayed on, didn’t drip down your hands and arms like Barby Barns ribs. Overall a thumbs up…..Now came the most interesting part of our evening….dessert!
Like any restaurant we visit and inspired from Guvs (another friend) way of doing things….i asked our waitress for her recommendation. She suggested this warm chocolate brownie that has bacon in it served with vanilla ice cream. Bacon? Yep, turns out the combination of sweet and salty was an amazing mix.
I’ve tried god knows how many restaurants and the true test for me is if I remember them after x amount of time. I don’t remember their ribs being amazing but I do remember their dessert and warm, rustic, friendly environment. So go on, give these guys a try and let me know what you think!