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Downtown Quebec City
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73, rue Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y9, Canada
+1 418-692-1299
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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294 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not far from Auberge St Antoine, this is a atmospheric bistro for a date night. Simple bistro fare with some Italian dishes thrown in to suit evolving palate, the bill is not exactly economy class but still digestible for those on a budget visit. Service was brisk and excellent.

Thank sunnyboy9
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great place and the food was amazing. Quality as well as above normal choices. I will be back again I the future. Great wine list.

1 Thank Lukus K
Bar Harbor, Maine
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited for dinner tonight. The place was busy, but the greeting and service were outstanding. The pace of service was perfect and our servers were attentive. But the Québécois cuisine stole the show. Tartare of fresh and smoked salmon app was off the charts - intensely flavored with mild Thai curry and sesame oil. Lobster with... More 

1 Thank BaHaBa
San Jose, California
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you walk into this charming bistro, you are made to feel welcome. Service is attentive without being obtrusive. We enjoyed the highly recommended salmon tartar - this was excellent. We also sampled the steak tartar; while it was fine, we much preferred the salmon option. Our waiter said the gnocchi was "sinful but so good," and we... More 

1 Thank DrSallyB
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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223 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful, lively dinner at L'Echaude. It has a very Bistro like feel to the place, it is very busy and very lively with servers and patrons moving about freely. The food is excellent and they have something for everyone, our daughter surprised my wife and I by ordering a few dishes and proceeding to eat them all... More 

1 Thank BreezeRidge3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The restaurant exceeded our expectation in terms of quality of food and variation of the different dishes. Highly recommend to those who likes fine dining experience.

Thank Julia G
Thunder Bay, Canada
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229 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Three of us stopped in for dinner and, initially, thought we might have made a mistake as the place was virtually deserted! Not to worry, the crowds arrived a little closer to 7:00 p.m. - perhaps THE time to dine in Old Quebec? Very varied menu with much to appeal to carnivores and vegans alike. I went with a seal... More 

1 Thank Late-Day-Traveller
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I really liked this place. They offer outside patio eating (very pretty atmosphere), and a larger inside restaurant. Service is fast and friendly. One day ate lunch and had the goat cheese salad which was so much more than it sounds....it was delicious!! Thank you. One morning came for breakfast can't remember what I had but both me and my... More 

Thank Live4it
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The service was lovely and the food was amazing. It was nice-- a little on the formal side, but the staff was incredibly warm and friendly. Definitely would consider this restaurant for a fine dining, special treat in Quebec City. The service may be considered slow by American standards, but I appreciated that we weren't rushed out the door or... More 

Thank Mlicandro
Glenview, Illinois
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Interesting find we stumbled upon and most tasty! the maitre d' was incredibly helpful and knowlegdeable about every aspect of the entire place and saw to the tiniest of details (food allergies etc)

Thank cjettr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73, rue Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-1299

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