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228 rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, Quebec G1K3A9, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
(418) 948-8648
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Ranked #123 of 1,201 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Tapas, Vegetarian, Grill, Organic, Wine Bar, Winery, Family Fare
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dorchester
Description: Downtown Quebec city, in the newly renewed spirit of the Saint-Roch area, Le Cercle offers a great food, three different gallery spaces and an avant-garde musical experience all rolled-up into one. Trendy youngsters rub shoulders with businessmen from lunch hour until late night to enjoy the festive dishes, tapas and the private imported wines. The concert programming, known beyond borders, shapes day after day Le Cercle's persona where art and music meet the enjoyment of a low priced tab. //// Le restaurant-galerie du Cercle propose une expérience artistique et culinaire incontournable pour vivre l'esprit du renouveau Saint-Roch. Jeunes urbains et gens d'affaires s'y côtoient de l'heure du lunch jusqu'à tard dans la nuit pour y déguster dans une ambiance festive ses plats et ses vins en importation privée. La programmation culturelle du Cercle, reconnue au-delà de nos frontières, façonne jour après jour sa signature où les arts et la musique de l'heure rencontrent le plaisir d'une table à bon prix.  
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Visited for a Dance Laury Dance concert last February and the doorman ID'd everyone and even if somebody was clearly in his 40's or even 50-60's, if he didn't have his ID he got refused access to the bar and they refused to refund their concert tickets. No matter how cheap and good the beer and concert tickets were and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One of the best meals of my life. Food was cooked perfectly and showcased creative compositions that weren't afraid to take risks. Go here if you want affordable high end food that will show you something you've never seen before.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I went to Le Cercle for dinner because we were going to a free show after at their venue. The food at the restaurant was delicious. I had a "Bloody Farmer" cocktail (gin bloody mary) and a beet salad that was tasty. After dinner, we went to see "Hotel Morphee" at Cercle's venue next store. The venue was small with... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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66 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

TIP: if you have kids, keep looking, not the place for you. The drinks are very good and so are their prices, its a good place to go before or after dinner and have a drink and a small snack. If you like a "White Russian" I had the best one ever!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Found this place close to our hotel. The food was great, and it had a very New York lounge feel. A bit too loud and club like for us, but if you go earlier, it's worth trying the food.

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Hamilton
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7 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Unique selection of menu items--little larger than tapas portions so you can order 3 dishes to share for a couple. We ordered 4 to share, and was a little more than we could handle. Would definitely return.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I came here with a group I was traveling with and we had a delightful dinner in a side room where we received excellent attention. Two of us shared a duck special with pate that was very nicely done. Others had the scampi and loved it. Overall great place.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was very hesitant to get a nice meal at a place which is a restaurant and a live band venue. What a mistake that would have been! The food and service were outstanding and unique. We had sweetbreads with a vegetable purée and beef with a foigras purée. Both were well balance flavors, flavorful and heavenly. For dessert we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were in town for a music festival, and needed to find a place to eat something lighter by our next show, (at the Imperial). Le Cercle was essentially next door, and we could tell by the cool art and ambiance that we were in for a treat. Sure enough, the "Picnique" appetizer of cured meats, pickled veggies, and cheeses... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a very hip place filled with locals and very few tourists. It has great music and cool decor. The drinks/cocktails are pretty good and the place also has some fancy snacks. We tried the salmon tartare and shared between the two of us. It was really good but maybe not worth the price.

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Additional Information about Le Cercle

Address: 228 rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, Quebec G1K3A9, Canada
Phone Number: (418) 948-8648
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Tapas, Vegetarian, Grill, Organic, Wine Bar, Winery, Family Fare

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