Quebec City restaurant advice

Aug 26th, 2008, 08:31 AM
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Quebec City restaurant advice

We will be traveling to Quebec City in mid-October (3 days and 3 nights) and would appreciate restaurant advice.

We don't mind spending at the high end for a wonderful meal, but we don't want an overly sedate ambiance.

We'd appreciate recommendations for lunch and dinner, focusing on French/local cuisine/seafood.

We are staying at the Chateau Frontenac in Haute-Ville, so any restaurant recommendations near the hotel or within walking/taxi distance would be great.

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Aug 28th, 2008, 05:30 PM
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down the hill .......... next left after the "?" Wong's .......... a wonderful Chinese Restaurant
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Aug 29th, 2008, 05:33 AM
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Wongs!!!!????? You have to be kidding me? We looked at that menu just last week just for the fun of it. With so many French restaurants in the area, why would anyone go to a Chinese restaurant when they probably have very good ones in their own city? Wongs is expensive for what it is. Instead go to Aux Anciens Canadiens for lunch or the Clareton Hotel which has a nice lunch as well in a elegant setting. Very reasonable might I add. Most of the restaurants surrounding the Frontenac are good if not touristy.
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Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:46 PM
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We just returned from QC and ate very well during our trip (thank goodness it's also such a walkable city so you can burn off those calories!). Some of the restuarants we really enjoyed were:

In the old city
Le Cafe du Monde (continental)
Le Continental (continental, duh)
Le Saint Amour (traditional French)
Toast (we sat outside in a lovely courtyard, but it may be a bit cooler in Oct)(french/continental)

In the St. Roch neighborhood, a 5 - 10 minute taxi ride from the Chateau
L'Utopie (nouveau continental)
Les Bossus (French bistro)

and if you get over to Ile d'Orleans, there is a charming restaurant called Le Moulin de St. Laurent (French/Quebecois country).

If you have time during your stay, the Musee National des Beaux Arts has the Louve in Quebec exhibit which is worth checking out.

Enjoy your trip!
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Sep 21st, 2008, 02:55 PM
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Agree with previous poster regarding restaurant recommendations, esp Cafe du Monde which is in the port area & overlooks the St. Lawrence. Also nearby is L'echaude with reasonable prix fixe lunch menu. And within close walking distance is the Old Port Market/Marche du Vieux-Port, the indoor farmer's market - besides the colorful fruit & veg displays, there are cheese, chocolate, duck, & lots of homemade food goods(pates, jams, mustards..) to purchase.

If you go to the Louvre exhibit, you can walk there (we also stayed at the Frontenac) via Ste Louis & the Grand Allee & go to the Beaux Arts through the Parc Jeanne d'Arc (just within the Plains of Abramham). Afterwards we walked over to Rue Cartier - street with a newly renovated foodhall, shops & restaurants. We ate a good lunch at Cafe Krieghoff on this street - a local literary cafe.

Another local place for a lighter lunch is Cafe d'Orsey across from Ville d'Cite/the City Hall - the mussels, salads & soups were surprisingly good - & portions were quite large. After eating there, we saw other positive reviews for its casual bistro type food.
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Sep 23rd, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Don't forget Le Cochon Dingue. I went for brunch and it was fantastic. There was quite a line up so reservations might be a good idea.

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Oct 3rd, 2008, 09:35 AM
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I can't help with restaurants. We stayed at the Chateau Frontenac a few years ago, and it is fabulous. You will really enjoy it. They have a breakfast buffet that's marvelous, too.
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Oct 3rd, 2008, 05:41 PM
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We really enjoyed a rabbit restaurant at the bottom of the tramway, along the pedestrian street. I can't remember the name, but the food was rustic and prepared very well.

The conceirge at the Frontenac recommended it. They have an outdoor patio you can sit on and watch the people walk by.
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A rabbit restaurant? Cute It's called Le lapin sauté, in the quartier Petit Champlain.
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