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Patente et Machin

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82 Ste-Joseph West, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
581-981-3999
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food

We were told that this was one of the best restaurants in Quebec and it was. We had the calamari and pate as an appertizer. They were wonderful. We then shared the beef for two. What a treat and the vegetables were perfectly cooked along with a purée of onions that tasted like potatoes. Also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Ronald B
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were told that this was one of the best restaurants in Quebec and it was. We had the calamari and pate as an appertizer. They were wonderful. We then shared the beef for two. What a treat and the vegetables were perfectly cooked along with a purée of onions that tasted like potatoes. Also the wait staff was excellent.... More 

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New York City, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best meal we had in Quebec City -- just be sure to bring an adventurous appetite. You'll need a reservation unless you can show up just before 5 pm. We preferred this to the original restaurant, L'Affaires du Ketchup.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I am not one to write reviews on restaurants very often, but this place deserves a SHOUT OUT! It was by far the BEST food I ate on my recent trip to Quebec. The service was wonderful. Very local and eclectic. The food was very innovative and beautiful. Local products and fresh. If I lived in Quebec, I would eat... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We went to another highly-rated restaurant five minutes before it opened for the evening and was told that it had already been fully booked. They recommended Patente et Machin, which was just a block further down Rue St-Joseph. We took the recommendation. As the title suggested, we were very happy with the food and the friendly service from the staff.... More 

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Vermont
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

amazing food in a lively friendly environment. the food was creative and delicious. the five guys running the place were having fun and creating a great atmosphere. definitely go- make a reservation!

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Belle Mead, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I went to dinner at Patente et Machin on a Saturday night. We had seen the positive reviews and knew about the hip staff and innovative style of cooking. The menu was wriiten on a blackboard above the open kitchen and our waiter was very helpful in explaining each dish and the ingredients contained which was much... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The experience was extraordinary! All of the flood was just amazing. From start to finish, we had a good time.

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Montgomery Center, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and some friends were visiting Quebec City from Vermont for just a few days and we' were staying in the old part of town. We were out walking in the lower part on extremely frigid day and popped into a gift shop to warm ourselves up. The owner was very friendly and just started up a conversation with... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Delicious! We braved the cold in snow pants to try this casual delight. Lots & lots of meat dishes, and many sharable plates. Our party of five shared the cornish hen, bison and some really good sides. I highly recommend. Although not in the old city, the staff was able to translate the menu in English.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Dinner at Patente et Machin was one of my favorite meals the whole time we were in Quebec City. The menu is on a chalkboard in French, but our server explained each option in detail for us in English, as our French is pretty nonexistent - I felt a little self-conscious of this, until I noticed he was doing the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 Ste-Joseph West, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: 581-981-3999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?