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Downtown Quebec City
French, Canadian, European
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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
Closed now
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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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Portland, Oregon
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not only the best French meal I've ever had (been to France several times), but the best service--why of course, I was in Quebec City. I was able to practice my French as well. Notably one of the best food experiences of my life.

Thank JJGoodell
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the ambiance of the restaurant and the food was amazing. The staff was very helpful and suggested very good wines. We had the Scallops ceviche with lemon and cranberries, tendrils of pea and smoked salmon to start with and then the Homemade black pudding, caramelized onions and quinces tarte tatin, black garlic sauce and a beef tartar. A must... More 

1 Thank Rainmelk
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not inexpensive but a wonderful restaurant. I had steak tartare for an appetizer. See headline. I had seafood stuffed squid over risotto. My wife had 3 appetizers. It was actually more than enough food. Desserts include sugar pie and other wonderful things. Beer and wine prices were terrific. Excellent. Then we walked around old Quebec in the snow.

Thank LazyPoint
Oakville, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of food very good, creative use of ingredients. Really nice presentation. Cozy. Excellent service. Nice place to go for a special occasion.

Thank Jacqueline B
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went there for New Year's eve with high expectations and we were not let down. The meals were original and excellent. The service was spirited, fun and efficient. We will return !

1 Thank Grapeman1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and excellent service. Presentation and taste are fantastic. The foie gras was cooked to perfection, the salmon tartare was fantastic in its elaborate presentation.

1 Thank Claudia H
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They do everything right! After a long walk through Old Quebec, we stopped in for dinner. Tried the soup & beef flank - both were excellent! Service was fast & friendly, but not overly familiar. Beer selection was very good with a number of local brews. Overall, a great choice in a city of great restaurants!

Thank Dan468
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Ate here two days in a row. Pretty place. Very good service and the food was excellent. Wines by the glass list was short but well chosen. Soups and fish were excellent. My clear favorite of all the restaurants we visited.

1 Thank hcconsultant
Blue Mountains, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My husband and self love old Quebec City and previous had dinner at Toast which is also lovely so we tried L'Echaude and we were not disappointed. Fantastic the staff were so friendly and the service was outstanding.

1 Thank Boris2552
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A snowy night in December in Quebec City, but the welcome could not have been warmer at L'Echaude, down in the old port area, though on a pedestrian street, so quiet. Magnificent food, very good wine, very realistically priced and overall . . . well, just one word describes it. Magnificent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Canadian, European
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?