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“Truly unique experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of iX pour Bistro

iX pour Bistro
1104 18e Rue, Quebec City, Quebec g1j1z1, Canada
+1 418-914-8525
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Ranked #1 of 1,202 Restaurants in Quebec City
Price range: $21 - $39
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Truly unique experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Old town is so cute, it is hard to imagine wanting to go out to eat in a dull working class neighborhood that feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. But this is a true gastronomic experience. Just 2 guys and some sensational, creative and perfectly executed food. They only serve 9 tables a night (IX, get it?). The service is very personal and the food is wonderful.

This was, the best meal we had in Quebec City -- and perhaps as good as anywhere we have eaten. Delicious local ingredients and creative combinations in a cozy and unpretentious atmosphere. This was a true find!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Benoit L, Propriétaire at iX pour Bistro, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Thousand Thanks again.

We are so happy and proud to have comments like thats. And people who's enjoyed and loved what we are doing at the Ix.

Hope to see you soon.
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English first
Hopewell, New Jersey
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30 restaurant reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Just go...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I can't say anything that hasn't already been said--so just go. Let the wacky food dudes order for you, let them chose the wine and get the palate cleansing calvados. These guys stand toe to toe with the LA NYC food scene. And if they have the lamb w goat cheese, just get it. You'll thank me. Reserve a table soon-these guys will be outgrowing their current operation soon'

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Coming from the downtown Manhattan and having no idea how old Quebec City is completely touristy, this was just completely refreshing and off the beaten tracks. I loved every dish we had, from the halibut cheeks, king makeral, and their signature dessert fois gras!!! Seriously....all amazing!! This needs to be Michelin rated!!

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Portland OR
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“eh VOILAAA!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Two of the hippest food dudes ever working hard to deliver your most memorable meal ever- and they totally pull it off. My husband and I had a reservation at iX pour Bistro on our first night in Quebec City. It was so stupendously good that we crashed the place the following night 'cause we didn't want to run the risk of not being able to secure a table through more traditional means (don't do this, it's very rude).

The exterior isn't very promising. Neither is the interior- aside from the very witty restroom door. But you'll abandon your concerns over the aesthetics of the place the moment you begin to fill your belly with Ben's best. Over the two evenings we had all but one "not a menu" item. Each and every plate was an unexpected combination of saturated flavors and fun textures, perfectly prepared. Everyone in your party will be well satisfied. (Especially the person who orders the lamb- it's killer diller stuff.)

Ben and Vincent are both charming hosts, and a big part of their charm is the obvious pleasure they take from being able to serve you an extraordinary meal. Their personalities fill the space with an almost giddy happiness.

No need to take a cab- iX is easy to reach by bus and the money is better spent on a good bottle of wine.

Too bad for us we didn't spend a third night in QC, no doubt we would have gone for the triple crown!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Benoit L, Propriétaire at iX pour Bistro, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Et Voila!!!



Review as great as the reviewers. We did have so much fun having you two night in a row, we still wishing for the triple crown.

Hope to see you back in quebec soon.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Joyful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We live in Toronto and have dined in fabulous restaurants around the world and rarely have we enjoyed such a joyful culinary experience. Benoit is an exceptional chef who takes well-deserved pride in his work and Vincent is warm, gracious, exuberant. Truly a dining destination; we are already making plans to return in November. Merci, merci, merci, Benoit et Vincent! As an aside, do check out the art on display - charming!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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