Hot, smokey and vibrant would be my description of the plateau’s staple tex-mex restaurant, Ice House. Where once stood a mexican style restaurant with a great tequila menu but hardly the clientele to support it, Ice House now has taken over, boasting a constantly packed house of patrons eager to fill their belly’s with authentic Texas style eats.
What’s Really Good
We’ve got two words for you: Lobster burrito. Yup I said it. The Fried Chicken is good too. Ice House has what I call a “lo-fi restaurant style”. With its simple brown paper tablecloth, chalkboard menus and diner style napkins and cutlery, Ice House is pleasant and welcoming, especially considering there really is no sexy way to dig into a bucket of pork ribs or the aforementioned fried chicken, (both available in half or full bucket servings.)
The taco menu also offers you the usual, chicken, steak, seafood and veggie options. You’ll find all the other Texan fixens such as popcorn chicken, crab cakes, wings, oyster po-boy’s and a brisket sandwich.
You’ll wanna know
Depending on the day, the bourbon lemonade can set you on a fast-track to a blackout (my personal preference) or taste like liquid sour patch kids. If you prefer consistency, opt for a nice spicy caesar. When you think you’ve ordered enough, go for one more dish. Sharing is caring after all. Finally, the atmosphere is awesome. Ice House is loud, fun, vibrant, and most probably full of familiar faces. You’ll definitely be tempted walk out with your top button undone.
Address: 51 Roy E, Montreal, Qc, H2W1L8
Telephone: +1-(514) 439-6691
Hours of Operation: Sun-Mon: Closed, Tue-Sat: 11am-2am