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L'Affaire Est Ketchup

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Canadian
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46 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3A5, Canada
418 529-9020
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked in mid-week without reservation and was seated next to the kitchen at a table for 2. Menu is written on a blackboard they carry around. Few choices but whatever you pick will be great. Had scallops and duck breast. Flavors were perfect and bill for two of us without wine came to $74 Canadian. Would eat here often if... More 

Thank pinky4real
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just finished an unreal meal at L'-Affaire Est Ketchup. Unpretentious, low-key, small quaint place for those who appreciate food over fancy white table cloths. Expect a small kitchen feel with flavor combinations that are unique and top chef quality. Rich with foie and buttery dishes. Will be back!!!

Thank Carey P
Alberta, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great time eating at L'Affaire Est Ketchup! The selection was a little limited but this does not hamper the dining experience whatsoever. The staff are very helpful and quick to serve the delicious food. The only negative experience while dining was that it got quite smoky when the chefs were preparing food in the kitchen; fans... More 

Thank Rocky_Mountain_High
Providence, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the last couple years I have had the good fortune to eat in some really nice restaurants in Shanghai, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Singapore, but not sure if I ever made it to one quite as unique. If you are going to be in QC....you have to see this place...but get a reservation, they only have 8 tables! The... More 

Thank Don S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not the type of guy to write reviews on places but with the experience I had at this restaurant I feel I have to. Let me just say, what an incredible time me and my date had!! It was one, if not the best restaurant experience I have ever had. The greeting was amazing. Our table was ready... More 

Thank Charles L
Kew Gardens, New York
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

L'Affaire Est Ketchup is an amazing gastronomic experience. It's almost a bit quirky; a small nondescript place where the waiters greet you in shorts and a small electric stove is cooking your food. The menu is all in French on a blackboard, but don't worry the waiter will take you through it in detail in English. Items may be things... More 

1 Thank kristad314
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined here and it was a superb experience. The food is excellent and the service is very good. We had the zuchini flower as a shared starter and then followed with the mackerel fish and wagyu beef. We like to share so we tasted it all. The mackerel was among the best fish dishes I have... More 

Thank GandKfromOz
Montreal, Canada
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95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Very cool spot that reminds me of an unkept college apartment and hits the hip vibe perfectly. Now in my 40s I have nostalgia for the dingy chaos and loved watching the energy of the amazing server / chef team. The place managed to be both grungy but sanitary enough I was amused and not worried. Everyone there looked to... More 

Thank RyokoVoyageur
Marietta, Georgia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We went into this experience expecting a dive. The positives: food really was great. Sweetbreads were fantastic. The negatives: very noisy. They really need to do something about the ventilation. The smoke from the kitchen was really rough and took away from the meal. No air conditioning which was also tough on a warm evening. We expected a dive but... More 

Thank CandJF
Phoenix, AZ
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We saw a review on TV before we left home presented by Anthony Bourdain. We HAD to try it! We made a reservation for 4 for the 6 pm seating-a bit early but that was all that was available. While the staff was great and very accommodating, the noise level was so over the top that you couldn't hear yourself... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Canadian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: 418 529-9020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?