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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Steak on this visit and it was fantastic and cooked exactly the way I had asked for and like, the presentation and vegetables it was served with were very good and cooked perfectly. My wife and I shared the desert plate for...two which included a small piece of all their deserts, it was also excellent. Over the years we have tried most every thing on the menu and have never been disappointed. We try to visit Old Quebec City once a year and always make reservations for an evening meal at Echaude every time we are there.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 11, 2022

My wife and I had a wonderful lunch here, including fresh PEI oysters, stuffed zucchini, salmon tartare, striped bass, and assorted cheese plate. Also, the wine and espresso were very good. All of the food was delicious, very fresh and perfectly cooked and presented. Although...the restaurant is in the tourist area, the clientele appeared to be mostly locals. The service was very efficient and quite friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxing. We definitely look forward to returning there.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 7, 2022

On our final night in Quebec City, we didn't have any reservations but had noticed Echaude while staying nearby at the Auberge Saint-Pierre. Our waiter was genuinely polite and always checking in on us. Excellent wine selection. I enjoyed the highland beer shoulder and my...wife had the trout. This is an excellent restaurant and worth the visit.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2022 via mobile

Affordable exceptional experience. Chef is creative With French food. We loved every bite. Sophisticated setting. We Had Both lunch and dinner here and both were unique and totally beyond

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022

Great food, many different choices, reasonable prices, small but busy, and waiters very friendly. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

We arrived in QC on a Sunday evening not knowing anything about the city. The Yelp reviews pointed us to another restaurant nearby, which was full. We had passed Echaude and thought it looked nice, so we went back. Arriving at 6:00 without a reservation...they were able to accommodate us with a table, but clearly let us know we had to be finished by 8:00. Not a problem. The wine list is extensive and we splurged on a wonderful red, while enjoying entrees and main courses that were fabulous. The salmon tartare entree was amazing, and the duck confit main was delicious. We skipped dessert, but had coffee and were out by our deadline without feeling rushed. Most of the restaurant turns over between 7:30 and 8:00 as the staff prepared for their second evening service. All was enjoyable and a wonderful introduction to QC restaurants.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

We were there for dinner and while the appetizers were very nice , the main courses were disappointing. The service was very slow and could have been friendlier.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022

Reserve early - this is a destination eatery. The food is creative, the service is impeccable and there is not even a hint of pretentiousness. Oh yes, and the price is right.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022

Based on a great guidebook review, we had high hopes for this restaurant only to be presented with below average food for very high prices and bad service. It took over an hour to get our appetizer after repeated assurances that it was moments away....My husband’s small piece of lamb was mostly gristle and when he pointed this out to the waiter, he offered to call the manager. My halibut was good but was mostly skin. They also allowed dogs to eat off the tables from the china, unbelievable as that may seem, and had absolutely no problem with it.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022

L'Echaude has a lovely dining room. I enjoyed oysters, lamb, and tiramisu. Service was friendly but correct. Olny negative: the last sip of red wine was full of sediment. Very unpleasant; should not have served it this way.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2022 via mobile

This was a very welcoming place. Quebec City was very crowded during our stay (Labor Day 2022) The food and as excellent, service was very good, overall was a very good experience.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022 via mobile

While on a family vacation we looked to L’Echaude for a memorable meal. The dinner was memorable for the wrong reasons. After waiting 1 1/2 hrs for a table it took 20 minutes for a waitress to notice our existence. The staff are borderline rude....It was an hour before we received our entrees which occurred seconds after asking for our bill out of frustration. We were dumbfounded when we received our entrees. We received three small slices of steak and three fries sprinkled with dry mushrooms. The seared tuna was sadly brown in colour and very small. In the end we went to McDonald’s to satisfy our hunger. This place is overrated and overpriced. Find another restaurant to have a memorable meal in Quebec City. We were very upset we wasted a night on our vacation on this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022

We were there for a Sunday Brunch. So so ordinary. The fruit salad was composed of 3 bluberries and unriped water melon (while Quebec offers wonderful tasty strawberries and plenty of bluberries in this season). Wrong choice. There was 5 pieces of unevenly cooked potatoes,...an uncooked poched egg, a tiny spoon of likewarm Hollandaise sauce on a likeward piece of ham... there was no harmony in the flavour (the sausage and salmon acrras were good though). You can do much much better for that price.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

Ordered a meal that we told the waiter we wanted to split. He asked, do you want two plates. We assumed by him asking that question he would give us each a plate. It comes out and is a nice portion size and thought they...must have been nice and gave us a little extra. We get ready to pay and see that we are each charged for the meal. I asked the waiter about it, and he said he asked us if we wanted two plates. Why would he ask that if we told him we wanted to split the order ! He said there was confusion (no kidding). So we just dropped it Aside from that, the food was so bland and flavorless, I’d rather have had McDonalds. I am so surprised by all the great reviews. Also, not sure if the waiter just doesn’t like Americans, but found him to be very condescending.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

Just not a great experience. The place obviously does well. Was packed the night before our dinner and on lour night too. Not an empty table inside or out. From the beginning you could tell they just didn’t care. Service was curt and never saw...a smile on waiters face until he gave us the check. Asked for wine recommendations to pair with our dishes and got a half hearted “you could try this one”. My Steak was rare and flavorless when I asked for medium and when I asked if I could have it more medium he said “our medium is different” grabbed my plate and rushed off. He brought wine for me and my wife prior to dinner and then forgot my daughters cocktail - which she didn’t receive until her dinner arrived. When the check came it had items on it we didn’t order. I enjoy dining out a lot - and I will often give places a pass for a mistake or two but if you’re going to charge top dollar - you need to get it right. This place did not. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Hello, Prices are in CAD. If you go to their english website you will see anumber of different tabs. The first tab says lunch, the other tabs lits appetisers, then mains, then brunch menu. I do not know if they accept USD... More
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I checked on their web site and i does not mention any gluten free options. You could always send them an email with the question. It's a great resto by the way.
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