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Restaurant 1640

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16 Rue Sainte-Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3X2, Canada (Fort St)
+1 418-694-9063
07:30 - 22:30
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Sun 07:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:30
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New Hampshire
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ducked in from the cold to have an early evening appetizer and a glass of wine. We sat at the bar and enjoyed our conversation with the bartenders. Beautiful setting on the square...the interior is comfortable and cozy. The calamari appetizer was good but ordinary otherwise it would have receive an excellent rating.

Thank kdubyaNH
Bradford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Restaurant 1640 while visiting Quebec for the Winter Carnaval. We had salmon for dinner and it was delicious! It was cooked with prunes, sake and maple syrup. The presentation, portion as well as the taste was perfect! The wait staff was attentive and delightful speaking both French and English. Definitely planning a return trip to this restaurant... More 

Thank Denise L
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average, but the service was the best we had while in old Quebec! The drinks were cold and delicious. I would recommend eating elsewhere, but pop in on a Friday and Saturday for some cocktails and live music.

Thank Mj6789
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food (dinner and breakfast), great service and a wonderful time. We had the pork with the goat cheese on top (amazing) with the filet mignon (also incredible) and the breakfasts were nothing short of spectacular. Love this place and more reasonably priced than the other local restaurants too.

Thank ManAboutTown999
Houston Texas
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The duet playing(sax and guitar) Saturday night gave a very good atmosphere however the service and food very average. My dinner plate was cold so the food got cold very quickly , no breads, butter to the table. My beef bourginoine was cooked well but mediocre compared to other dishes I have experienced in Quebec this trip. Most of Cabernets... More 

Thank spangle1
La Mirada, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is as old as it gets in a good way. operational since 1640... Great food and the ambiance is reminiscence of the 1800's.

Thank Scarletyarn
Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seven of us after a week of skiing arrived all to eat on separate bills. We all took advantage of the Table d'Hôte - choice of entrée, main course, and dessert at a really reasonable price considering the quality. Everything was delicious, not one of us had any complaints except that we ate too much. Staff very friendly, great live... More 

Thank Donald A
Quebec City, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. The Chateau Frontenac is just across the street. Service is also to mention. A must to go place.

Thank startwreck
Winnipeg, Canada
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast at this establishment on two separate occasions. Both times we were given a table close to the windows so we could enjoy the views and the sunshine. As well, the quality and quantity of our dishes were excellent. Service was great on the first visit but a little spotty on the second. Great place, lots on menu... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We decided to try this restaurant based on the overall score from TripAdvisor. We had a reservation for 1930 hrs which was a good thing as the place was packed as it was the Christmas holidays. Our server was very attentive and the service was outstanding. The food was simply delicious and we believe the prices were right for the... 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$30 - US$30
French, European, Canadian, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Rue Sainte-Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3X2, Canada
    (Fort St)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-694-9063
Simple and tasteful Be it for breakfast, lunch, happy hours or dinner, you'll discover a tastefull and simple cuisine that longs to be discovered. Pizza, pasta and bistro classics such as steak frites and lamb shanks await you. Or you could also squander time away at our lovely bar section over a glass of Merlot

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?