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Le Café du Monde

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Le Café du Monde Review

Next to the cruise terminal in the Old Port, this massive restaurant has a spectacular view to equal its food. The outdoor terrace in front overlooks the St. Lawrence River, while the side verrière (glass atrium) looks onto l'Agora amphitheater and the old stone Customs House. Etched-glass dividers, wicker chairs and palm trees set the scene for the Parisian-bistro-style menu, which includes such classics as steak frites, rotisserie chicken, calamari, and duck liver pâté with raisin jam.

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  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 08-12-2013

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    This a "must miss"

    Unlike others I was very disappointed with Le Cafe du Monde. The location and view are very convenient to the Lower Town, but it really feels more like a big tourist trap than anything else. The food is mediocre at best. I will say the seafood choices seemed to be the better option, but stay away from any of the standard bistro fare items, they are prepared ahead and generally overcooked. The table setting is that which I would expect from a seaside restaurant in rural Greece.... that's not saying much.... The wait staff is friendly, but tired.

    by seafox, 10/23/12
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    Le Café du Monde Review

    We were ready for an early and reasonably simple dinner, so DW, our self-appointed restaurant guide, picked Café du Monde, just a short walk out to the docks. We sat next to a window that looked out on the seaway and watched a few ships pass before it got dark. DW had a steak with fries, and I had a scallop pasta kind of dish, both very tasty. DW’s deserts were a “trio” of ice creams, and I had profiteroles, one of my favorites. This restaurant is more informal, and the cooks are very visible from the restaurant. A fun place.

    by BillJ, 10/22/11
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    Le Café du Monde Review

    Brunch, lunch, dinner, on the river terrace in summer, at the bar or in one of the dining rooms in winter, Le Cafe du Monde is a great choice in any season. While we enjoy a variety of Quebec's restaurants, Le Cafe du Monde is one we feel confident taking virtually any friends to. We enjoy it a deux, but it also shines for groups, including those with children in tow. The extensive menu accommodates many tastes and budgets and the waitstaff are friendly professionals. Favorite dishes are the soupe de poisson and confit de canard.

    by Tellurian, 11/12/09

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