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Reviewed 1 week ago

The employee behind the window seemed very unenthusiastic. The food was really basic and expensive. As my son said, "not a lot of love went into this burger".

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My rating: 4.5 stars. Chez Mathilde is very popular and reputed to be the best restaurant (with highest prices) in Tadoussac. We ate there yesterday – at the only slot open for a reservation in the entire week we were there (a 5 PM seating)....They have 4 set menus and they seemingly vary them so some degree by the whim of the chef (one is vegetarian – NOT vegan – and another is foods from the sea). Our dishes were beautiful presented – 4 courses that were all small but very good (2 of the menus have 5 dishes and cost a bit more). Our wine cost $60 (mid priced on their menu), was a private import from Spain, and was excellent. The only problems were with the before dinner drinks – they didn’t have key ingredients for both drinks we ordered (one the drink of the day, and the other a very basic liqueur) – the reason they didn’t get our full 5-star rating.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant just by visiting the website. If you think to get a Chicken Parm or a burger or a portion so large you will be eating on it for 3 days... pass you way, this is not the place for you! This...place is proudly keeping a deliberate shroud on the menu and specialize in TASTING 4 or 5 services meals all freshly done from VERY local and fresh ingredient, some could be somewhat surprisingly prepared and presented. This allow the chef to keep stock low and fresh so he can vary the meal at his whim and inspiration. We opted to get a 5 services with wine pairing. WHAT A PERFECTLY DONE research to - not only come up with unusual food pairing in the plate but to go beyond the regular wine list and go to the extend of doing some private import. Although the building itself seems to be more fitting for a clamshack or some pub, it is a very high end restaurant proud of their exceptional cuisine. The decor is just adding to this element of surprisingly sobre but excellent mastership of the cuisine. Even we confronted to some intolerance or allergies, the chef will go out if his way to create something nothing short of a mouthful masterpiece .... Do I recommend ??? Definitively and without reserve! But be ready to received a bill corresponding to such unique and tasteful cuisine. BUT IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY of the price tag.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

After two years we eagerly waited for the return to "Chez Mathilde". The previous experience in October 2018 as a couple was an unforgettable one and therefore this time we decided to return, but now also with our three children, to re-experience the exquisite gastronomy...of chef Sicard. It is to be said that we were a bit unsure if the menu will be also suitable for the children, but in the end, they fully enjoyed every bit of the menu, partially changed to adapt itself also to the youngster's taste. As opposed to the menu we ordered in 2018, everything was new, it was an evening of gastronomic discoveries, based on local ingredients, and adapted to fulfil the ideology of the chef. Therefore, I would really recommend the option of taking the "Grand Cote" to fully experience the greatness of this cuisine. If possible, combine it with the wine menu, chosen by the restaurant's team - it is really a great combination for each part of the dinner. It was a real pleasure to meet again with chef Sicard, was happy that they managed to get through these harsh times, and really hope to meet again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

There was much hype about this restaurant, so we had high expectations. . Although each one of our plates was very tasty and well presented, At $60 per person for the table d’hôte, We were quite disappointed in the very small portions, we left feeling...hungry, and we are not big eaters! For dessert, it was a disappointing chocolate pudding with whip cream… Not five-star dining worthyMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

The restaurant and atmosphere is simple, in a very casual, touristy small town. Expectations were not high despite being recommended by some local friends. But then you are served your fixed menu of 4 or 5 courses and suddenly you realize you are experiencing very...unique, well prepared, creative plates. One of the top meals I have had in the past several years. Definitely recommended for the food. The service is friendly, but average. The atmosphere is very relaxed and un-fancy. Frankly, a little tight on spacing for COVID-19 (without any plastic of plexiglass dividers seen in many other restaurants). BTW; one of the 4-course menus is all vegetarian (and good!). Wine list is average. Overall value is good/fair for the evening.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 23, 2020

This place is a gem, amazing food in a cosy atmosphere and warm service. We have tried few other restaurants but this is by far the best. The food was so delicious and fresh. Definitely you shouldn't miss this restaurant if you are into good...food and good service. We were there for dinner while on our holiday, we loved it so much that we went over for another dinner before leaving Tadoussac. The chef, food and the staff are amazing, the food is so nice and tasty everything was excellent, the meat, the lobster the fish.....I highly recommend it and we will definitely be back next summer.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

We had the 7 course tasting menu. Every course was excellent and I’d really recommend this menu. The dishes are different from what you see on the a la carte menu so you don’t know what you will get which adds to the experience. Matched...wines were really good and worth taking. I would definitely give 5 stars for the food but we had to wait for 15 minutes outside before being seated despite having a reservation and the front of house staff was a little off hand. Our main waitress though was good. It wasn’t an issue for us but portions are small and you don’t leave feeling full.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

To keep it short, food was good but very overpriced. Service took forever, at least an hour before we got our first course of the 5 course tasting menu. By that point my enthusiasm had all but left me for the meal. The pace did...pickup after the first course but still took too long. The manager seemed to think we would be okay with a never ending meal because we were on vacation... At the end of the meal, my fiancé was still hungry in spite of me sharing one of my courses with him. All in all if you still decide to go here in spite of the multiple comments I read afterwards recommending the place next door, I do recommend the wine pairing option since they were very excellent and the highlight of my meal.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 31, 2020

Travelled to tadoussac for whale watching and had a recommendation from a local for chez mathiide. Friendly, knowledgeable and warm service - cozy atmosphere and setting. Our seats were on the screened in porch that includes heaters and blankets so we could have fresh air...but stay warm. The food was exceptional - creative, imaginative, local ingredients and excellent wine list. The dessert was a bit of theatre to end the evening - spectacular! Wish this spot were in my home town.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Chez Mathilde is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4