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Le Patriarche

17 Saint Stanislas, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2G7, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #8 of 1,130 restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Cross street: Saint Jean
Description: Nestled in the heart of Old Quebec near the Saint-Jean Gate, with its 4 diamonds,the Patriarche beckons with its intimate setting and the refined decor of a beautiful, circa 1827 stone house. Inside, you'll discover that good things come in threes, as executive chef Stephane Roth shares his creativity with his celebrated "trilogies from the terroir"
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219 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We knew about Le Patriarche since quite a while, but its newly awarded Five-Diamond convinced us to give it a try for a dinner. It is located in a little stone house, a off of St-Jean street. The environment is nicely appointed, although the tables are a tad close to each other. Unfortunately for us that night, behind us was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

we ordered the $82 and $107 prix fixe. Yes we knew about the prix fixe price before hand, but was expecting better food quality and service (especially from reading tripadvisor's reviews) the food quality is very binary. chicken and fish were just blend. game poultry were too salty. even the lobster bisque is very salty. the minimum I would expect... More

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Montreal, Canada
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168 reviews 168 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

On our Saturday-night visit we ordered two different multi-course menus with wine pairings, so by sharing had a remarkably diverse dinner. Each of the three dishes within each course was very good to near-excellent, especially the foamy delights included in some of the trios. The wine pairings were also well chosen, and the service was efficient. We didn't experience long... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

During a recent trip to Quebec City we we fortunate to get reservations at Patriarche during the busy holiday season. Upon entering, the cozy old Quebecois decor took over and we knew we were in for a treat. Selecting from a choice of three different five course dinners with different wines selected for each course, was no easy task as... More

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Olympia Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is not food-it is an incredible dining experience. 8 courses with wine pairings, superb service and gorgeous and inventive food. This was a once in a lifetime experience for us. Pricey - over $500.00 for two but worth the splurge!!

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New York City
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170 reviews 170 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Unique and unusual dinner, even in the slow-food, farm-to-table world. You pick one of three menus and then the food itself comes out in threes...the tiny portions add up! I had the duck option; duck this and duck that, duck sausage, etc...all wonderful combinations of flavors that seemed to unfold like a story. Just a note, dinner for 3 came... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Extraordinary gastronomic experience! Service was fantastic and atmosphere was quaint and powerfully romantic! We enjoyed the trilogy of food technique which is something everyone should experience! Our group shared a relaxing 3 1/2 hour 5 course meal that was perfectly executed and timed between each course. Service top notch. La Patriarche compares favorably with Le Bernadin (NYC). Our dinner was... More

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South Burlington, Vermont
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I don't know if the chef is truly an adherent of the Slow Food Movement or not, but his cooking and the restaurant epitomize the best of it. If you may complain of the wait, be content that it is clear that every morsel served is prepared just in time, just for you. Given how many morsels are served, that's... More

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Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

After reading rave reviews about this restaurant we booked well in advance and were not disappointed. As many reviewers pointed out this restaurant favors the number three: three floors, three menus degustation and each course comes in threes. I had the duck and the first course was the sea trout. The presentation was colorful and inventive, the food itself was... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Le Patriarche is a 5 Diamond restaurant that has had 'top billing' in Quebec City for years. The appeal to us was that everything is served in 'threes'. Duck three ways, boar three ways, lamb three ways, etc. The service was impeccable,as was the ambience, and the food also was fine, if a bit short on quantity. But, management and... More

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