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L'Affaire Est Ketchup

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46 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
418 529-9020
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Great Place off the Beaten Path

We loved the home cooked feel of this place. They served some of the best mushrooms I've ever eaten and the service was really great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Portland, Maine
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English first
Portland, Maine
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved the home cooked feel of this place. They served some of the best mushrooms I've ever eaten and the service was really great.

Thank Satenig82
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OH..MY..GOD! I can't say enough about this restaurant. It was INCREDIBLE!!!! First of all, don't judge a book by it's cover. The restaurant is not in your typical Old Town Quebec City and I must say it looks kind of dive-ish when you first see it. It's quite tiny, and they only have 2 sittings. We went for the second... More 

Thank Jame_3355
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227 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a reservation based on an Anthony Bourdain review. We did not regret this at all. We came on foot from the city centre which took us around half an hour. We informed them that we would arrive somewhat later but they did not make a point of it. The waiter was really helpful in explaining (in French and... More 

Thank Mark_Daemen
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am so incredibly happy we came across this place. It's a cozy little restaurant and your waiter goes over everything on the menu with you. We had wild boar to start. I got venison (best I've ever had) and my friend got the goat (also done perfectly). The cook checked on us to make sure we liked everything and... More 

Thank Christina9891
Portland, Maine
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Fantastic name, great food. The local sauteed mushrooms were PHENOMENAL as was the cheesecake. My entree was unique (duck hearts) and it was good although it was the first time I had tried this so I have no comparison. Cute little kitschy place. It was quite warm inside.

Thank BenH05
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visited on a Saturday night - called earlier in the week to make a reservation. Service was great - they explained the entire menu to us in English. We had a wild mushroom dish and crab with bacon dish as appetizers which were both really good. Had the venison steak and scallops as mains - both were cooked nicely at... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

One of the most enjoyable experiences we have had dining! We were able to get a table for the late (8:30) seating (and they were turning those without reservations away at the door, as there are only seven tables and a little bar space). The previous groups were just leaving, and Julian greeted us, seated us, got us drinks and... More 

Thank poppak
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Wonderful delicious meal. Excellent accommodation for gluten free. Exquisite appetizers of rabbit hearts and wild mushrooms. Mains were a very comfort food pork shank that melted in your mouth and a crispy skinned firm white Caribbean fish. Dessert shared was a Coffee pana cotta with berries. Small unassuming place that was far busier than the staff expected. There were 20... More 

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Carrollton, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The whole place seats 24, and there are 2 servers, and 2 kitchen staff. The decor is quirky and kitschy. The menu is different every day, depending on what's fresh from their farm suppliers and the local markets so it's on a chalkboard, which the server explains to you in great detail. We heard the descriptions 3 different times (as... More 

Thank Ruth M
indianheadpark, il
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We had a party of six and eveyone loved their meals and the wine. Our server was fantastic and took a lot of time explaining each item on the chalkboard menu. It is a once in a lifetime experience - they really do cook on two kitchen stoves! I called and left a reservation (absolutely required) in my pigeon French... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: 418 529-9020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French


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