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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'entrecote Saint-Jean

L'entrecote Saint-Jean
1080, rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
(418) 694-0234
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Ranked #106 of 1,139 restaurants in Quebec City
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We went to this restaurant as a group. The service was excellent the food was very good. My friend and I were not very hungry and shared a steak meal. They cooked each half of steak as we asked and gave a full side of vegetables to each of us. The waiter's name was Serge and he really deserves his tip. I would go back there anytime, mainly for the service. It was the best restaurant I ate in during my 6 days stay in Quebec in June 2013.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Value for Money!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We passed by L'entrecote Saint-Jean every day for four days, and each time, I commented on how cute the restaurant looked. Finally, we decided to have our last lunch in Quebec City at L'entrecote Saint-Jean.

From the outside, it looks like it may be a fine dining restaurant.
It is not a fine dining restaurant - it is a bistro.
And if you arrive with the right expectations, you won't be disappointed.

The lunch special menu mimics Café de Paris or Le Relais de Venise – L'Entrecôte restaurants: You are served a salad with walnuts and vinaigrette dressing, and steak frites with the Café de Paris sauce, and dessert.
However, unlike a Café de Paris or Le Relais de Venise – L'Entrecôte restaurant, this restaurant has a menu that includes other dishes and options.

For $18.95, I got a salad, a 5-ounce steak & fries, a dessert, and a glass of red wine!
The price is unbeatable!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kensington, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Service great...food...eh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

So the great thing was that the service was great considering that we walked in with our 2 year old son. So rate this so high because of the atmosphere and service.

We had an early dinner. So the dinning room was quiet. The Manager was super nice to us and our son. The waiter was genuinely nice and helpful.

Now the food is what we expected when we looked at the menu. Nothing stellar but portions seemed to be good for the price. My husband had the steak meal and thought it was good but not great. It came with soup and salad. I had the special of the night, scallops, veggies, and rice. I have to say that it was just OK as it was prepared in a citrus cream sauce.

Would I go again? Maybe... In the same circumstances as we were trying to find a kid friendly place that was not fast food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Every day we passed this restaurant and every time I looked at the menu and the photo of steak and fries which is the specialty of the house until we decided to go. The place was absolutely packed and we had no reservation so we had to wait about ten minutes until they had a table available for us, luckily we were seated facing one of its windows overlooking the street which made our dinner more enjoyable. The service was good despite the fact that the place was packed and in my opinion had little staff working. The steak comes in three different sizes and different prices of course but I must clarify that the price will include soup, salad, steak and fries, wine and dessert, so for the price of restaurants in Quebec, I think it was very good deal. The meat was cooked to perfection and brings a delicious sauce, and chocolate profiterones are exquisite.

Visited May 2013
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Gatineau
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Do we ever eat anywhere else when in Québec City?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

That, indeed is the only problem with this restaurant: we can't resist it!! On our annual trips to Québec City, we always have good intentions to try other restaurants but... we always return to L'Entrecôte St. Jean. And sometimes, even two evenings in a row!! Perfect value for money. The most amazing steak/frites with a sauce I could drink it is so good. Roughly $30 for a good-sized steak, frites 'allumettes', the sauce, a delicious soup AND a salad as a starter. And profiteroles (or another choice) for dessert!! Does it get any better? Yes, the service is always friendly, efficient, professional, and fast. And, if you're lucky, you'll be seated at a window table perfect for people watching as they stroll along wonderful rue St. Jean

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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