1886 Notre Dame Ouest , H3J 1M6, Montreal
Hard to miss the big red O when driving down Notre Dame Ouest. Situated in the heart of Montreal’s Little Burgundy, Griffintown and Downtown neighbourhoods, Le Boucan is an upscale rustic dive that offers a unique smokehouse inspired menu.
The restaurant was heavily inspired by American BBQ traditions while incorporating local spices and flavours. Le Boucan is le Griffintown’s homage to southern comfort food. Influenced by Quebec style, the wood they use to smoke the meat is usually apple or maple. The flavours penetrate the the meats and offer a rustic smell to the restaurant. The sauces are rich and the portions are filling.
The restaurant’s velvet red bar stools don’t go unnoticed, and the back patio is one of a kind. The restaurant offers a small menu of 6-7 main dishes to give each plate its own distinct and uniqueness qualities and flavours. At Le Boucan they feel that when it comes to good food “it’s not just food, but it’s a lifestyle”