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L'Echaude

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Downtown Quebec City
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73, rue Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y9, Canada
(418) 692-1299
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We had a week of skiing and eating in Quebec and liked this place so much that we came for dinner twice.

We were staying in the old city and decided to head down to the lower part to find dinner. Stumbled on this place and loved the quaint atmosphere plus the bonhomie and welcome of the wait staff. The menu is surprisingly large and we (4 of us: 2 adults and 2 boys, 11 and 9) began with orders of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Kvgraham
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped by for brunch and enjoyed it so much we had intended to go back for dinner, but ran out of time. We both had salmon Eggs Benedict, but nice to be able to order one egg and muffin or two in our order, and sauce on the side. Crispy thin pomme frites accompaniment . One of the best... More 

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Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of the best dinners we've had in Old Québec in the last 30 years! Excellent and courteous service. Great original menu. Wine list is quite impressive! Well located in the newly developed district of old QC lower town. Definitely on our list for when we go back.

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Umeå, Västerbottens Län, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great service, excellent food. Warm atmosphere. I had the fish of the day, one of the best meal I ever had in North-America.

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Vermont
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82 reviews 82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

While it may seem a little out of the way in Old Quebec, it is among the best we have ever experienced, here or elsewhere. Extremely attentive waitstaff. There are a number for each table. Perhaps one of the best wine lists I have seen. The food was prepared to perfection. I had Icelandic Cod, my wife Arctic Char. Both... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in the old city and decided to head down to the lower part to find dinner. Stumbled on this place and loved the quaint atmosphere plus the bonhomie and welcome of the wait staff. The menu is surprisingly large and we (4 of us: 2 adults and 2 boys, 11 and 9) began with orders of fish... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We spent a week in Quebec City and had many delicious meals but our dinner at L'Echaude was our favorite! The food was amazing, the atmosphere quaint and the staff attentive and fun! Creative menu and excellent wine selection.

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Wakefield, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Ok so I went in not knowing what to expect and wow was I in for a pleasant surprise. The entrance is a bit odd and unfriendly but once in the athmosphere completely engulfed me. The waiters were exceptionaly friendly and helpful when it came time to order. The wine selected was proprietary to the establishment and that added to... More 

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Ashburn, VA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had dinner at L'Echaude this evening. I had the scallops and my husband had a three appetizer combo (Warm Goat cheese salad, fish and mussel stew, and Arctic char). Everything was very good. The atmosphere was quiet, but very comfortable. All of the wait staff were very friendly and helpful. We were staying in lower town, so this restaurant... More 

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Ontario
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of my favourite Quebec restaurants. Always an interesting and different menu. The waiters work really well as a team so nothing is forgotten. They aim to please. I love their scallops. Interesting appetizers. Like one of the other posters said I am surprised this place is not rated higher. Great food with being pretentious. For the quality the price... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nice restaurant in the lower part of the old city. Excellent bistro food, Charcuterie platter, Mint & pea soup, Beef tartare and a great seared tuna! A bit noisy at times but still a nice restaurant to enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73, rue Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: (418) 692-1299

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?