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Le Cercle

$$ - $$$
Downtown Quebec City
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228 rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3A9, Canada (Dorchester)
+1 418-948-8648
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 23:30
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 03:00
Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting food with local ingredients but the 3 times we are here we were always let down by the service which ranged from slow to abysmal. Luckily a hefty discount on our bill helped with the last time but we haven't been back. Try the seal Tataki looks like it was killed on your plate with the red coulis highlights!

Thank laulaupip
Quebec City, Canada
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I'm always disappointed when I eat here, whether it's for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. The feel of the place is cool and laid back, but the service is always mediocre. The menu looks great, but once you get your food it's always disappointed. Not enough seasoning, portion too small, etc. The coffee is also pretty crap. Would not recommend!

Thank Elsa-Jane
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely artsy restaurant, food was fantastic and staff were very helpful. Ordered the meat and seafood plate to share, utterly delicious

Thank Sharon W
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We came across this place by chance, it is decorated nicely if a little quirky. We were served by a very nice guy who did his best to please us, although we were a large party. The drinks were very good, but took a long time to arrive, as he seemed to be both the barman and server. The menu... More 

Thank AGreg55
Paris, France
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We arrived lateish in Quebec and this was recommended by our hotel as being good, nearby and serving until fairly late. Surprisingly it was quite empty (on a Friday night) and we were able to have a table on their small patio. Food was excellent - modern, well-executed, French/Canadian, sophisticated bistro style. Portions were not too big which means you... More 

Thank SORF01
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Had a very enjoyable meal on the street side patio, it was a nice change of pace from the tourist traps on the main street near Old Quebec, with meals that are unique with alot more value.

Thank Mike R
New Jersey
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Have come many times! Always excellent service, nice upscale,upbeat atmosphere. Very friendly. Gazpacho, Cesar Salad, Short Ribs, Carmel dessert excellent. Nice wine list. Great area- Saint Roch

Thank stacylevy
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We went Thursday Nighy around 8:30 PM. They welcomed us and our small buddy in the patio ( even offered water for the dog and a chair! Lol). Very good service, and food was the real deal! Although, food was bit slow given thats it was not really a busy night. The waitstaff though kept on checking on us and... More 

Thank mspflo
Winnipeg, Canada
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We found this place while wandering in the St.Roch neighbourhood and it was the first place we ate at on our trip. We liked the look of the street 'patio' and we were hungry for lunch so we stopped on. The waiter was super friendly and helpful, and even put up with my bad French! The food was good, generous... More 

Thank hugslie860
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We love the concept behind this restaurant: they're experimental. They take risks; they try new things. Their menu changes. They know their wine. And, they do all this without being stuffy or uppity. However, our food was just okay. The portions were pretty ideally sized--reasonable without being over-the-top. But, to be honest, nothing of what we ordered really wowed us.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-948-8648
Downtown Quebec city, in the newly renewed spirit of the Saint-Roch area, Le Cercle offers a great food, three different gallery spaces and an avant-garde musical experience all rolled-up into one. Trendy youngsters rub shoulders with businessmen from lunch hour until late night to enjoy the festive dishes, tapas and the private imported wines. The concert programming, known beyond borders, shapes day after day Le Cercle's persona where art and music meet the enjoyment of a low priced tab. //// Le restaurant-galerie du Cercle propose une expérience artistique et culinaire incontournable pour vivre l'esprit du renouveau Saint-Roch. Jeunes urbains et gens d'affaires s'y côtoient de l'heure du lunch jusqu'à tard dans la nuit pour y déguster dans une ambiance festive ses plats et ses vins en importation privée. La programmation culturelle du Cercle, reconnue au-delà de nos frontières, façonne jour après jour sa signature où les arts et la musique de l'heure rencontrent le plaisir d'une table à bon prix.  

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