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L'estaminet

299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
(418) 867-4517
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Halifax, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped by L‘estaminet when we looked for a place to eat in a town we knew nothing about. Seeing the restaurant being pretty busy made us think that it should be a pretty good stop to eat. The waitress spoke good english and had no problem serving us. We ended up having the Italian pasta which was Pasta with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food was pretty good and the service was really great. Our server made some great dessert recommendations. We should have asked her about dinner choices because the pizza we ordered was pretty average.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We decided to try this place based on the reviews on this site. Perhaps it was the choice we made off the large menu but my husband and I both ordered the same chicken pesto pizza and it was one of the worst pizzas I've ever tried. They claim to make them in an authentic italian style but I'm not... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has lively and pleasantly decorated interior. There were plenty of good selections and some of them were uniquely fusion. My wife and I both ordered spaghetti, very unique, and they were excellent. Service was good.

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Canada
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283 reviews 283 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It takes forever to be greeted here. And then a long wait after you are seated. The waitresses are too busy gossiping with friends and regulars. The waitress didn't know the menu and we both had to repeat our choices because she was listening to her workmates gossip while taking our orders. Food took forever and was average. The interior... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great music and atmosphere. We went out to eat on a Thursday night and most places along the street were pretty dead, but this restaurant was very busy! The servers are very nice and professional, and best of all, the food is superb! We both had burgers, which were fantastic. i don't usually like burgers, but these were so great!... More

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Toronto
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

There were 9 in our party, 6 adults and 3 children. The food was universally terrible except for the frites. We sent our mussels back because in addition to being terribly over done, the cook had thickened the sauce with so much flour it looked like the mussels were coated in cheese. Disgusting! The salmon was also over cooked and... More

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Ontario
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Good food, great presentation. They have a whole menu just for moules et frites. Their kids menu has the same options as all kids menu in North america, but the food is well made and tasted good. Their menu is huge and had too much variety, but it seems that they are able to keep up with it. The desserts... More

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St. Jacobs, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you go here, I highly recommend the burgers. Unique and extremely tasty!! As a beer lover I was also super happy with the extensive beer menu. Staff were really friendly and helpful (they gave us English menus and were happy to serve us mostly in English, although we did try some French too :) ).

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Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My Salmon panini was good although the bread was not well toasted. The accompanying salad was nicely tosed with just the right amount of dressing, but I have to disagree with another reviewer concerning the creme brûlée....just average. I'd wanted one of their burgers but was told that it has to be cooked "well done"....so skipped that. Asked for a... More

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