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Cafe St-Malo

75 Rue St-Paul, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
(418) 692-2004
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Ranked #38 of 1,169 restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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184 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

People come to Quebec City to have French food, and that is what I did in past 6 days. I tried lots of French restaurants around old Quebec (along Rue Saint Jean), and this one, Cafe St-Malo, although located a bit off the busiest area, impressed me the most. I had it 2 times, and I strongly recommend the following:... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We read wonderful reviews, but were sorely disappointed. The cassoulet was not very good. Mussels were fine, but the frites that accompanied it were terrible -- old oil, I think. Service was a little harried. Quebec City has many good restaurants, but we wouldn't rank this one among them.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

One evening while visiting QC my husband & I had an excellent meal at Cafe St Malo. Reservations are suggested as it is popular and can be busy. It is a small restaurant. Dress is smart casual. The service is excellent and the food delicious. I had a small green salad to start. The dressing was very simple but absolutely... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Walked to Cafe St. Malo for dinner with a colleague. No reservations but they were able to seat us. The interior is a hodgepodge of art and various styles of seating. Not elegant, but welcoming. Friendly and attentive service, even after the patio patrons had to dash inside to avoid a downpour. Had the salmon tartare as a starter and... More

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Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Although I loved the service here and the wine, the steak frites were really terrible. I was quite hungry and so did not complain to the staff; but in thinking about the experience later I have realized that this certainly did not meet the expectations I had when my hotel referred me to this lovely little spot on Rue Saint-Paul.... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Quebec City has quickly become a favorite vacation destination owing in large part to the very diverse and excellent selection of restaurants. We had dinner at this quaint little bistro and found the ambiance to be quiet, laid back and charming. Eclectic decor and great service added to the experience. We enjoyed a seafood stew that was excellent and flavorful.... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had the french onion soup; best since France. Creme Brule melts in your mouth. Wife had Fish soup and salmon; Tres bon. It's a little out of the way but well worth it. Note that they close at 2:00 pm for lunch and they mean it. Not much english spoken here.

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Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Started with French Onion Soup and Escargot, then onto Osso Bucco, which was excellent with pasta and the house Spanish red wine. Another night we had mussels with frites and were surprised with about 5 dozen in an onion wine sauce! Nice atmosphere outside and service by Sofia.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Amazing in several respects. The menu offers many classic French dishes, more than the other bistros we tried. I had the warm goat cheese salad and veal brains simply sautéed in butter and capers. Both were superb. My wife had the salmon and it was perfectly prepared (not overly so) and presented. It was a Friday night and the place... More

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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went for a dinner and had awesome time and food at the restaurant. The French onion soup was terrific and duck confit was delicious. Also the rabbit meat was very interesting in a good way. Reservation is a must!!!!!!! Seen people turned away b.c no seats available or the space to wait. They will just ask... More

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