Fodor's Expert Review Aux Anciens Canadiens

$$$$ Upper Town Canadian

This establishment is named for a 19th-century book by Philippe-Aubert de Gaspé, who once resided here. The house, dating from 1675, has servers in period costume and five dining rooms with different themes. For example, the vaisselier (dish room) is bright and cheerful, with colorful antique dishes and a fireplace. There's a more modern menu and a good wine list, but most people come for the authentic French-Canadian cooking, like Lac St-Jean tourtière (meat pie) and maple-syrup pie with fresh cream. One of the best deals is a three-course meal, starting at C$19.95, available until 5:45 every day.

Canadian Historical Lively Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

34 rue St-Louis
Québec City, Québec  G1R 4P3, Canada


Known For:
  • Authentic French-Canadian cooking
  • Lac St-Jean tourtière
  • Historical setting
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Wed.

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