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Le Cafe du Clocher Penche

203 St-Joseph E, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #15 of 1,176 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Cross street: Caron
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249 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Vegetarian plate is superb in terms of construction of multiple foods within a "tower" in a sublime sauce pool. The zucchini emulsion salad is also a delight and unique. The kitchen/chef put unique offerings together in a wondrous way. The country-like physical space is pleasant and the french windows, opened, when weather permits, almost take you outside. Servers are... More

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I loved everything about this restaurant. We asked our concierge to recommend a place that popular with locals, and this was his immediate (and only) suggestion. The dining room has a lovely, light and airy feel to it and we immediately felt comfortable even though we were the only tourists dining at the time. Of course, as we found in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We went here on a friends recommendation and it did not disappoint! Great friendly service with AMAZING food!! Great prix fixe lunch special.

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm giving 5 stars because of how accommodating this restaurant was for vegetarians. This is a classy, rustic yet modern bistro specializing in locally grown produce and locally raised meats. We had gazapacho and a cheese plate for starters, a chard lentil wrap for the entree, and a seasonal raspberry pastry for dessert. Each dish was better than the last!... More

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Stirling, Canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ordered the cocotte - a whole chicken cooked in the pot, which were told would take around 45 minutes. It actually took an hour. While we were waiting there were a couple of minor hiccups - we had to remind them to send us bread and they forgot to put the wine we'd ordered on ice while we had... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We found Clocher Penche when we flew to QC for our first anniversary 3 years ago. We checked into our hotel (Hotel le Vincent), told the hotel owner Claude we were starving and he immediately called to Clocher Penche and got us a reservation. We had an incredible lunch and we have wanted to go back ever since. We finally... More

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Bad Salzuflen, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We found this place by chance, it is not the poshest part of town, but nothing wrong with it. The building itself looks very friendly and inviting. So we gave it a try. We have been to the restaurant without reservations but got a table after some minutes. The service was great, very friendly, switched to English for my wife... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. We have been here every time we come to Quebec City, and it never disappoints . The rabbit appetizer was complex and delicious, the ris de veaux was perfect, and the wagyu beef was so tender that you don't need teeth! Service was attentive and friendly, prices not exorbitant, overall highly recommended.

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Brunswick, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I chose La Clocher Penche Bistrot for dinner during our last night in Quebec and we were not disappointed. The cuisine was refined (from the warm olives offered to us upon our arrival, to the presentation of the food, to expert combination of the different tastes) and the service was impeccable and friendly (a shout out to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Everything about this restaurant exceeded our expectations. The food was absolutely fabulous, well presented and cooked to perfection. The desserts are to die for! The restaurant itself is a converted old bank building with high ceilings and windows and a lovely atmosphere. Don't miss it if you are staying in one of the local hotels but be sure to book... More

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