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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Ottawa, Canada
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327 reviews 327 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

L'Estaminet is a nice find in "Downtown" Riviere-du-Loup is it tries to put a modern twist on classics. If I was from the UK, I would probably classify this place as a "GastroPub" What I liked: Good friendly service (although a little bit slow as the place is jam packed for lunch). Good variety on the menu. Good portion size... More

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Moncton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We went to this place because we have never been in this area before and we don't speak French, we checked trip advisor and found the reviews to be good. So we decided to take a chance on this place. Great great great choice. They were very accommodating despite the fact we didn't speak French. The waitress was very helpful,... More

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Souris, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Homemade tasting stawberry rhubarb persevere served on homemade toast. Fresh fruit and baked beans and spicy hash browns served with two egg breakfast. Fancy juice drinks available. Good value in nice setting. Not a fan of large television sets everywhere.

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Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We went here after researching while in Quebec City. We wanted a stop on our way to Miramichi, one that had poutine. Found this restaurant with a great comment on poutine so that was it! The food was excellent, poutine included. I had the Francais burger which was great, very interesting flavor. Wish we could have had more time to... More

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Edmundston, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I love this restaurant, the poutine is to die for i want there recipe :) i love the ambiance of the place, decor is cozy, but i agree with some other people, the service could be better, i do not lose patience and srarted losing patience once.There was only a few people and it took her along time to bring... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Ambience was upbeat and yet soothing...making you want to snuggle in and stay for the day. Loved loved loved the Burger Le Francais and the fries that made you want more. Dessert is a must...Creme Brûlée was insanely criminal it was so good. Server was friendly and very patience with us non-French Speaking guests...Thanks Lysandre.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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183 reviews 183 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Nice settings for this modern looking diner. Quite a lot of people are there for lunch time. Efficient service. Maybe a bot too loud to enjoy a conversation. If you happen to pass by and need a pit-stop this place is certainly worth a visit.

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