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Aux Anciens Canadiens

34, rue Saint - Louis., Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P3, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #33 of 1,176 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $59
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Canadian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Houston, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had a horrible time at Ancien Canadian because the service was so slow and erratic. We were squeezed into an airless back corner. Had to wait for chairs and silverware. The table was haphazardly set. We had reservations. They were expecting us. The table d'hôtel took over 3 hours to serve....for no reason. The food was OK...very heavy fare... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Popped into this restaurant because of the great deal for lunch, appetizer, main course, dessert and a glass of wine or beer starting at $19.95. It certainly did not disappoint, we both had the pea soup, I had a ragout and my husband tourtiere followed by a delectable bread and butter pudding and maple pie. The decor was befitting a... More

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Verona, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a pleasant surprise....this hidden gem of a resturant was the locale of my 51st Birthday and it didn't disappoint. In fact, this was the Best Birthday dinner I've even had. Steven our waiter was over the top kind and made the perfect suggestions for our dining experience. In the end, the Birthday desert with a candle in a room... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were served complimentary white wonderbread to start. In a province known for it's fancy pastries, this was a lunchbox let down. My appetizer of escargo was gritty. I also tried their french onion soup, and it came with no melted cheese! It was topped with another slice of wonderbread sprinkled with a dash of parmesan cheese. When I asked... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My husband was keen to try authentic Canadian game. Upon reading the menu board, we knew we'd found just the spot! This charming restaurant (feels a bit like you're in a chalet) offered meats such as Bison and Caribou. Quite delicious it turned out! The service was excellent as was the extensive menu and wine list. I'd recommend the 4... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is located in what was originally an old historic Quebec home. It is in the Old City. It specializes in wild meats and game. We were four and between us sampled corn soup, pea soup, baked beans, braised beef with vegetables in tomato sauce, and the table d'hote. Tasty garlic bread was offered throughout. For dessert we tried... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We had been recommended to go to this restaurant by our hotel and had read positive reviews on Tripadvisor. There was a reasonable choice of foods but the prices were extremely high in relation to the quality. The major problem was the lack of sufficient waiting staff and the sommelier only appeared after our first courses had been served. Our... More

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Dexter, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This is a like a trip to the past. Old style archetecture with wild game foods offered No issues with Anglo languageThe food is fantastic and plentiful. Sometimes a little pricey but worth every cent...get there early for luncheon specials You will not be disappointed!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Thirty years ago we are at this place on our honeymoon and couldn't forget the tourtière and apple pie. The menu has been updated, game has been added, but it is still a great place to go to sample traditional Québécois food. Some other reviewers critiqued the "cramped" quarters in the restaurant, but we found the increased the place's charm.... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Were there for lunch,and were lucky to get a table as we had not reserved,the retaurant was quasi full. One of us had the traditional Quebec meat pie (tourtiere)which was excellent. I had a salad with duck confit which was good but not much duck ,a little disappointing The service was fast to the point of being rushed The decoration... More

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