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“Excellent Swiss experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant La Grolla

Restaurant La Grolla
815, Cote d'Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
(418) 529-8107
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Ranked #148 of 1,171 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Swiss experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Small, quaint restaurant just outside of old Quebec. You feel very welcome the moment you walk through the door. Staff is very friendly and provided excellent recommendations. We enjoyed homemade soup and escargot to start, followed by delicious traditional cheese fondue. We then enjoyed 2 different types of beef fondue that was was served with different sauces. For dessert, the sugar pie amd the chocolate fondue was delicious. Good value and enjoyable family restaurant.

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English first
Quebec City, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Not worth the price...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I tried this restaurant after seeing a "special" on tuango. We get a three service dinner which include a cheese fondue, a chinese fondue and profiteroles with chocolate.

The high points of this restaurant are definitely the service and he atmosphere. And probably the variety of fondues that are offered.

The food is good, but we were disappointed with the portions. The cheese fondue came with bread, sausages and prosciutto slices. Even if it was good and tasty, we didn't had enough cheese to dip every pieces of bread and meat.

The chinese fondue came with around 15 slices of beef (for each of us), potatoes and a portion of salad. It was good, but the portion left us hungry. We payed an extra 6,95$ for another plate of meat.

The dessert was quite disappointing. The profiteroles were frozen and the chocolate, nothing extraordinary.

Overall, even if the food was good, I'm not sure I would give it a second try. I would not pay the full price for this (which is quite expensive) and I don't think I would recommend buying the Tuango offer.

The service and the atmosphere were the only high points.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great fondue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This is a quaint restaurant within walking distance from Old Quebec. Excellent service from staff. The cheese fondue was as good as you get in Switzerland as they use cheese imported from there. The fondue bourginion was good with an excellent selection of condiments. Wanted to try the raclette but the cheese had run out. All in all it was a good meal. Worth the visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Charming Swiss Adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I was in Quebec City with a few people from Switzerland and they insisted that we try this restaurant as they were a bit homesick for traditional Swiss cuisine.

This is a small restaurant reminiscent of a traditional Swiss Chalet (in the Alps ... not the chicken chain). The atmosphere is quaint and the staff were very friendly.

The food was spot on ... the Swiss people that were with me said they nailed it.

Parking nearby is not an option. There are 2 or 3 spots out front and that is it. I had to circle around many times until i found a place on the street two blocks away. This is the only reason it did not get a 5 out of 5.

Visited October 2012
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Bangor, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Love fondue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We've been here at least twice. We love fondue and this place is a pleasure. Very small. We got there on the busy Thanksgiving weekend (Canadian) on a Sunday at 5:15 and should have had a reservation, but got in.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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