We tried the Rubs location in Laval so when they re-opened their second location on Prince Arthur Street in the Plateau, we wanted to see how it compared. Like a true smokehouse, this restaurant will run out of meat because there is only so much that the smoker can hold in preparation for the day’s demand. We started our dinner with Bourbon lemonade and a Bloody Caesar that was actually spicy and had a nice kick. Lately restaurants and bars tend to go too easy on the Tabasco, but some of us like it hot!
Since this was their opening day party they were passing around trays with tons of meat. Their smoked beef ribs were our favourite, they are definitely better than their pork ribs and a serious treat with just the right amount of BBQ sauce. They explained that the beef ribs were seasoned with their secret rub recipe and marinated before cooking.
Although we aren’t big steak eaters their steak was out of this world. So tender it melted in our mouths and we hunted down the passing trays of steak a few more times. They also passed around lamb chops which were a special, the fat was perfectly caramelized around the bone and the meat tender, let’s face it, Rubs knows their meat!
The stuffed jalapeno poppers that were bursting with a tangy cream cheese and bacon that enveloped a jalapeno.. It was delicious and also very affordable, a rarity for a restaurant on Prince Arthur in the heart of the Plateau. We also shared the fried chicken on a waffle with a Jack Daniels maple syrup. We didn’t like the maple syrup, but there was a generous amount of fried chicken and the batter was crispy and delicious.
Although the chicken n’ waffles were good, Rubs is all about red meat! Their Texan smoked brisket was heavenly, smoked for 14 hours, and we loved it. We had it with their creamy coleslaw and French fries that came with chipotle mayo and BBQ sauce. Their brisket is definitely something that you have to try at Rubs, you won’t regret it!
If you’re in the Plateau and are craving good ol’ American BBQ, check out Rubs on Prince Arthur Street and see what their smoker is cooking up. With an extensive menu, and plenty of finger lickin’ good options, you’ll definitely find something (well unless you’re vegetarian). The beef ribs, brisket and steak were our favourites!
Our Rating: Splendid
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