Fodor's Expert Review L'Entrecôte Saint-Jean

$$$ Upper Town French

Steak frites (steak with fries) is on menus everywhere in Québec City and in lots of other places throughout the world, but this lively establishment has a 30-year reputation as the master of the dish—L'entrecôte is a particular sirloin cut, usually long and relatively thin. At this restaurant, it's all about the sauce. Guests choose between three steak sizes, and each comes smothered in the restaurant's signature peppery sauce with a heaping pile of crispy fries. Other French fare graces the menu, such as tender duck confit and smoked salmon salads. For C$31 and up, depending on the size of the steak, the table d'hôte (prix fixe) is a good value. It ends with decadent chocolate profiteroles, proving that this restaurant is more than just beef. This red-and-blue-trimmed house is packed on weekends, and it's wise to call ahead.

French Lively Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

1080 rue St-Jean
Québec City, Québec  G1R 1S4, Canada


Known For:
  • Steak frites
  • Unpretentious, well-made food
  • Great patio
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch weekends, Sept.–May

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