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Le Patriarche

17 Saint Stanislas, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2G7, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418-692-5488
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Ranked #9 of 1,166 restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

All good things come in threes, or so thinks the chef here who offers 3 menus of 3 courses. Each course is done 3 different ways. The approach is interesting and the execution is extremely solid. The only complaint of the evening was the after dinner decaf expressos, which were french press and very bitter. Friendly service in a historic... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Used fellow trip advisor recommendations for this one and as usual, I wasn't disappointed. The chef may not have a michelin star yet, but he should be in the running for one. The 5 course meals (there are 3 variations to choose from depending upon the protein and the starter chosen), are centered around preparing the same protein, but 3... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Loved this place. The menu is different: two primary ingredients each served three different ways. With a soup first, lemon granita in between the first ingredient plate and the second ingredient plate, it was interesting and tasty. My first ingredient was foie gras, second was young elk. Dessert was a similar multi-set of bites based on fennel and lemon. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We last visited Le Patriarche at the end of May. We had also eaten there on our last trip and we were looking forward to going again. We took another couple with us and we were all blown away by the excellent food, wine and service. This truly is one of the best restaurants I have eaten at. I love... More

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Atlanta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My partner and I ate at this place on a whim after sampling some wine at it when we were on a foodie tour. We were struck by its cute appearance, 5 star rating, and hearing about the food. It surpassed both our expectations! While it is pricey, if one were to eat a meal like this in Paris or... More

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La Quinta, Ca.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Was expecting fantastic food for a 5 diamond rating, but it didn't happen. The onion soup was down right awful. Bland broth over a raw piece of onion. The Elk was very tasty and the presentation was well laid out. The foie gras was average only. I enjoyed the desserts. We both wished we had eaten somewhere else especially spending... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I will start by saying it was a wonderful wonderful dining experience but we were there as a double couple and were a bit disappointed with the food selections and honestly the quality has been far better in less expensive restaurants my husband and I have been to in the past. Overall, if your find something you like online it's... More

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Chicoutimi, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

we went to eat at Le Patriarche last night 7 of us. Everybody was disappointed. Good, but under expectations. We went there thinking that a Five Diamond awarded restaurant would be exceptional. It is not. The worst part was the girls explaining the menus. They are not friendly. It was more like an oral contest. They never smiled and they... More

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MAndreeTheriault, Gérant at Le Patriarche, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always helpfull to have an idea what the customer like and dont like. We try our best each day of the year to improve ourself and make each visit to our restaurant a great experience. About the service, our staff is a duty to serve the customers with a smile, kindness and professionalism.... More

Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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