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Patente et Machin

82 Ste-Joseph West, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Ranked #56 of 1,176 restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 12, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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English first
Rome, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went for dinner visiting Quebec. This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend resident in the city. The restaurant is small the atmosphere is friendly, customers as well as the cuisine is local. The menu was explained in detail and the guy suggested some dishes. I took an apertizer and a main course of sea food, lovely, tasty... More

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Cold Lake, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Wandering around Quebec City on a Friday night and getting pretty hungry I stumbled upon this incredible find. If you're ever in Quebec City make a reservation for dinner because otherwise you'll be eating fast food. First fact you need to know is there is no suit and tie required here. Wear your tourist clothes and you'll be perfectly comfortable... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

One of the few recommended bistros open on Sunday. Not in the tourist part of town but worth the $10 cab fare from the old city . We sat at the bar and watch the chef prepare many tantalizing dishes - the smell of the roast meats would covert a vegetarian. For starters we had the asparagus and quail and... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

First thing you should know is that you should have a reservation to go there, the restaurant is not that big and is pretty booked most of the time. They offer a variety of originals, delicious and locals appetizers, mains and deserts. The also have a very large wine selection. We had for apetizer the bone marrow and mushroom, scincerly,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Wear your toque and jeans to this self proclaimed, 'restaurant pirate' eclectic bistro. (Look for the pirate character watching over the tables from the minuscule bar counter.) No food snobs here - the friendly servers are passionately enthusiastic about the meat, game, fowl, fish, and produce, the chefs are using in their creative farm to table dishes. One the one... More

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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This restaurant is located in the St Roche district which is kind of a French-Canadian version of the Haight in San Francisco. We didn't get a table until almost 10pm and at midnight this place was still packed. During the course of our meal, I saw more hipster hats than I've ever seen before. My wife's risotto had an interesting... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were following the recommendation of the front desk at our hotel so we gave this place a try. What a find! This is a quirky place in an up and coming neighborhood. The guys who cook, plate and serve at this restaurant know food. We tried two appetizers, organic mushrooms with garlic and butter and duck heart with dumplings.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A small restaurant outside of the touristy area of Quebec City, this restaurant has an interesting menu with excellent informal service. All of the dishes that were tried, both the small "patentes" and the large/entrees or machins were delicious with very fresh, often local ingredients. Well worth the visit,

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Camden, ME
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We'd heard about Restaurant L'Affaire est Ketchup but it was closed the night we tried it so we were advised to go further down the street to its twin Patente et Machin which was open. WOW! We sat at the bar which is more like sitting at the kitchen counter since all the cooking is done on a stove and... More

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Wingham, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Our waiter at our hotel restaurant suggested this restaurant and we were not disappointed. It is relaxed with the menu on a black board above the chef. I had sea urchin, mussels and the cheese plate. I liked the sea urchin, didn't love the mussels (but perhaps that was because I was expecting steamed mussels and these seemed smoked and... More

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