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Cafe Le Hobbit

700 Rue St-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1P9, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
(418) 647-2677
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Ranked #55 of 1,177 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Norwalk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. I had a venison stew and my wife had cannelloni filled with duck confit, both of which were excellent. The service was very good throughout the meal and there was a nice selection of wines by the glass. A nice, low-key, every-day type of bistro: we're glad we went.

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Ayr, Canada
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203 reviews 203 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place has rather good reviews but our experience was not very good. The soup of the day was good but my husbands fettuccine (served with pork) was almost crunchy. It could have used a few more minutes cooking. My brother-in-law's calamari was terrible. It was rubbery and very greasy. So much so that we complained. We showed the manager... More

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Bronxville, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Le Hobbit was recommended by our hotel in Old Montreal. We asked for a place you would send your friends and family, not tourists, that had good food, was reasonably priced, and not stuffy. The 20-minute walk was worth it. It's situated on a stretch of Rue St-Jean that is an inviting mix of funky and chic. We had a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Came for dinner. I ordered the Duck Confit Canneloni and my partner ordered the burger with thin fries. The Canneloni was very cheesy and filling, but just a little too rich tasting. My partner thought the burger was average tasting, sort of bland, but the fries were great. Wasn't the best meal of our trip.

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Amman, Jordan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I went to this restaurant about 0.5 kilometers from the hotel. The atmosphere around the restaurant was lively and very French. We were immediately seated and the waiter had recommendations for the wine which was expensive, but good. We both had the osso buccho but it was dry. The roasted vegetables were wonderful, but the meat not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Came in out of the rain with no recommendation or expectations. We were seated outside and watched the entertaining stream of people on St-Jermain while eating a superb meal, washed down with most excellent local beer (try the French onion soup). The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful and even gave us recommendations on other similar bistros... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

For Quebec City, I would expect better. Very okay. With so many culinary treats I'm interested in why this place is still around. Quebec has more to offer than here.

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is one of the better restaurants you will find in Quebec City. When the waiter came to our table, he began speaking a beautiful dialect of French. However, when he realized we didn't understand, he switched to English. The food was excellent, by the way.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Was recommended to go here by our concierge. It was away from the old city but within a short walk from our hotel and the gates of the old city. We were at first skeptical because of the name but were more than pleasantly surprised once we arrived. The dining room feels warm and inviting and a bit trendy. There... More

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Mount Vernon, Maine
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163 reviews 163 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Again, we benefited from checking recommendations on tripadvisor. The restaurant was even better than we had been led to believe. My husband's beet salad with apples and roasted almonds was excellent; my trout tartare was outstanding. We shared a second appetizer of glazed duck drumsticks - yummy! Our main courses were both good: The duck duo (duck confit and a... More

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