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Le Forain Bistro

189 Boul. St-Joseph, Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 3X2, Canada
+1 819-205-4501
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“crepes” (2 reviews)
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French, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
189 Boul. St-Joseph, Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 3X2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the wild boar rib special which was fantastic. Started with a mesclun salad that had a nippy and tasty dressing. All excellent. Good service. Atmosphere is bistro like and a little loud Would go back again any time

Thank MurrayC915
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Built in an old stately home, Le Forain (which is a term used for people from away, e.g. foreigners - used in the 18th and 19 century for circus workers) is not so foreign as it is 'novelty' created by a fascinating mix of colors,...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We just spent a wonderful evening with good friends and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The decor is striking, fun to experience and even a bit nostalgic for some of us pre-millennials. The seafood linguine was superb - cooked perfectly with lots of lovely shrimp, muscles...More

Thank Wally1234
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Went there based on reviews and when we walked in (which would have been peak Sunday brunch time) there was just one other table. We started wondering if we had made the wrong decision, but plowed on. Are we ever glad we did! Decorated much...More

1  Thank Wasfou
Reviewed August 27, 2018

All six of us had excellent meals. The service was impeccable. We found Le Forain through tripadvisor and the rating held true. Thank you tripadvisor.

Thank joseph A
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The spinach crepe was the best crepe we have ever had. The renovation and atmosphere is very unique, almost like a mini theme park when you go inside. Service was friendly and helpful. Highly recommanded!!!

Thank WaterFishSinSan
Reviewed August 6, 2018

A group of 6 left a rsv booking on the phone . The voice message was only in French. We showed up to a closed restaurant. Everything looked the same [incl outside chairs, tables, blackboard menu exc for a small written sign on the front...More

1  Thank Norm W
Ida D, Manager at Le Forain Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi Norma, we are sorry that you came over to find us closed. Many restaurants are closed on certain periods of the summer for a "battery recharge". It was our case for two weeks between 24 july and 8 august. This was advertised on our...More

Reviewed July 12, 2018

I took a client from Montreal for lunch today and everything from the trendy ambience, to the delicious tasting food, to the fantastic service was excellent. I highly recommend eating chez Le Forain Bistro! Note, the Ali Baba was so tasty and flavourable, it's worth...More

1  Thank Lynn H
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Le Forain Bistro is quite a funky restaurant that delivers great food from beginning to end. In addition, its staff provides excellent customer service and made us feel welcomed as soon as we arrived. I remember driving one of the ladies that booked our reservation...More

1  Thank Boris E
Reviewed June 6, 2018

I am rarely so pleased. Cream of zucchini soup was one of the best I've ever tasted. Lobster Ravioli was bathed in a yummy parm sauce begging to be dipped by the freshest crusty hot baguette . The confit duck sandwich was on a larger...More

1  Thank Norm W
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Margarida C
May 23, 2018|
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I can't but they should be able too. 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Boul. St-Joseph, Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 3X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Outaouais Region  >  Gatineau
  • Phone Number: +1 819-205-4501
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