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Bistro le Refuge

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10 Rue de la Greve, La Malbaie, Quebec G5A 2R3, Canada
+1 418-202-0750
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Michigan
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By the marina, down the very steep hill. Great views, even on the rainy evening we were there. We went out for a drive and passed by this place. Did not think much about it. As it really was not much to look at from the outside. I looked up top 10 restaurants in the area and this Bistro was... More 

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Thank MichiganMadmoose
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Just had an excellent dinner in this very hidden gem. The trip advisor map link shows it just off the high street. It's actually at the bottom of a very steep hill by the marina. Makes a difference if you walk, as we did. But absolutely worth the effort!

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Thank Kathy S
Hong Kong
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127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Located right by the small harbor, this restaurant enjoys prime location with a great view over the St Laurent River. It may be a little hard to find which is why there is so little reviews. You may see the sign at the top of the street. Turn and keep driving down the street, yep.... all the way down. Food... More 

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Thank JeffBHongKong
Toronto Ontario
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This spot was recommended to us by our Manoir Richelieu hotel car valet and we decided to give it a try. Turns out he lives close by. It is tucked into a marina area and a bit out of the way. If you weren't looking for it, you would certainly not just come across it. Doesn't look like much from... More 

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Thank cynjoy
New Brunswick
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Visited Le Refuge on a busy Saturday night and was greeting with an amazing waterfront view of the St. Lawrence and excellent service. Waiter spoke great english. The courses came quickly and always piping hot. The lamb shank was fantastic. Truly "fall of the bone" meat. The restaurant is located at wharf of the yacht club so there lots of... More 

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Thank FundyGuy
Carp, Ontario, Canada
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a relatively small restaurant that can be booked to capacity, so make sure you have a reservation. The food is excellent and it has a good menu with lots of variety of dishes, though none of the usual cheap fare. Save room for desert as these are also excellent. Aan earlier rather than a later reservation, it would... More 

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Thank Roger T
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly service, great choice of seafood and meat dishes. Lobster bisque to die for. Warm ambience and spectacular views.

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Thank MahlerLives1958
Urbana, Illinois
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Our hosts at Auberge Fleurs de Lune recommended this restaurant and booked a reservation for us. We anticipated an informal burger and fish restaurant with a view of the St. Lawrence. We were surprised to have one of the best meals of our vacation in an elegant small French bistro on the waterfront, with linen tablecloths and nice place settings.... More 

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Thank Eileen K
Absecon, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Food and service were excellent. Our server has just started in early July but cannot remember his name - very warm and friendly and great service. Many local seafood choices and so fresh. Very good value, especially for Americans. Can't say enough about the view - nice little deck too, for nice weather. You have to go!

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Thank JerseyGayle
Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Don't let the outside fool you! This is a 4 star French bistro, with a friendly wait staff, excellent food, good wines by the glass, and an incredible view. Excellent value, one of the better restaurants we ate at in the Charlevoix region!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Rue de la Greve, La Malbaie, Quebec G5A 2R3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  La Malbaie
  • Phone Number: +1 418-202-0750

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?