On our visit, this restaurant was banging on all pistons. I'll start with the fact that it is situated in an old house that oozes romance and charm, so if you are looking for a WOW experience in a sharp modern setting, this is not it. It was however a total WOW experience for my wife and I who like the classic old style. Our waitress was top-notch and things we're not so busy that she could not engage us in a little conversation and help us with the menu along the way. Her advice was spot-on. All of our drink choices and all of our food choices did not disappoint, and while the portions were not huge, there were enough different preparations that we felt we had more than an ample tasting.
We went to the Number #1 ranked (by Trip Advisor) Le Initiale and while it was excellent, we'd put Le Patriarche at the front of the list, as whenever we think of Old Quebec City, we will fondly remember this establishment! From the Chateau Frontenac where we stayed, it was about a 10 minute walk which was just right.
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