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L'Echaude

73, rue Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Y9, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
(418) 692-1299
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Ranked #51 of 1,164 restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a great meal at this restaurant. The menu is varied and offers a little something to please most palates. The bloc of foie gras for two is a must and the canard confit was delicious, as was the nage de poissons (a variation on a bouillabaisse). They offer plenty of half bottles on their wine list, which is... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate our first meal in Quebec at this restaurant and were glad we did. The food was excellent, as well as the service. My husband had scallops which he said were excellent. I had three appetizers as my meal. The gnocchi with mushrooms was the best I've ever had. The goat cheese salad and the tomato tasting plate were... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped here for Sunday brunch, having read so many favorable reviews that led us to believe this was our kind of place. In its creative combinations & use of local foods, it was fine (not amazing) but the service/attitude was troubling. One young woman was helpful and pleasant; another was abrupt and did not bring us a cup of... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Old Quebec abounds with excellent restaurants and l'Échaudé is a typical example. We dined out on the terrace on a beautiful July evening. I started off with a foie gras entrée followed by the tartar steak. I enjoyed every bite! We really enjoyed the service from the friendly and experienced waiter staff. If there is one drawback I can say... More

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KS1
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We sat outside and had a wonderful meal. I had the Cornish hen with risotto and my wife had several appetizers, including foie gras. The waiters were very professional, attentive and friendly.

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Ontario
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Yet again. The tartar is a must; we also selected from the market menu and were not disappointed. My daughter had the duck and it was spectacular, I had the scallops and they were perfect, as well as beautiful. But my son's Asian flavoured salmon tartar won the gold. Wow. Always amazing service and food at L'Echaudé.

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Boston, MA
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62 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our hotel, and we did enjoy it overall. The food was a bit mixed -- my husband had a swordfish special that he felt could have used more flavor, but we both loved the gnocchi appetizer. The waiter was great and very helpful, but we'd hoped for a romantic last night out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Nice place. Ordered a lot of appetizers. For some reason they would not bring them all at once, took forever between plates.

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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were celebrating a birthday and chose this restaurant on the recommendation of some friends who had been there. It was quite good. It does have a bit of an edge to the wait staff but we guessed it was just part of the way people were there in the service industry (it was our first meal upon arriving there......).... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Recently dined here during our stay in Quebec...It was located just a short walk from our hotel in the Lower historic area... We made the reservation late, but were able to dine at the bar, which was really quite nice and entertaining..The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is casual elegance, and very vibrant....I would highly recommend... More

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