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Patente et Machin

Certificate of Excellence
French, Canadian
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82 Ste-Joseph West, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 1W9, Canada
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Peekskill, New York
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small bistro a few minutes ride from old town. Definitely worth the trip by taxi. It is a neighborhood place away from the crowds. The food was deliciously cooked with excellent presentation. It has a full bar. Food was tasty, fresh and the best trout ever. Atmosphere is French and homey. I thought $32 for 12 oysters... More 

Thank susan f
Los Angeles
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few miles outside of the walled city lies the neighborhood of San Roch. A quick cab ride down a quiet street takes you to this small, off the beaten path restaurant. We were seated at the bar (best place in the restaurant) where we got to watch the cook at work. His mastery of the stove and food preparation... More 

Thank ragsmad
Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a salad of roasted Radiccio with zucchini flowers, stuffed with a spicy filling. This was light and usual. Duo Poissons, was a small portion of smoked salmon and raw halibut with lumpfish roe accompanied by an Apple, walnut, caper salad. It doesn't sound like much, but it was really excellent. The duck confit was perfectly roasted and accompanied... More 

Thank AzulH
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Another cute homey farm to table restaurant in Quebec City. Love the ambiance and the friendly wait staff. Don't expect a menu - it's written on a chalk board in french. But the waiter translates the menu word for word!

Thank I3klyngirl
New York, NY
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of the airbnb where we were staying down the street and we were able to get a reservation last minute on a Wednesday. Shortly after we arrived, a couple without a reservation walked in and was turned away, so we got lucky. The service is a little frighteningly slow. They don't have printed... More 

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Mountainview, CA
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Unable to get table at L'Affaire Est Ketchup, we were setup by what I imagine is their "sister" restaurant with a nice table. The restaurant is just a couple blocks from Ketchup and both are what I would call "off the beaten path" and the hustle / bustle of the touristy area of Quebec. Parking was easy (it's mostly metered... More 

Thank homework
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We had the champignons (mushrooms) with braised goat - amazing. Also a caesar salad with sturgeon and a fresh mozarella salad with fresh tomatoes. We sat at the bar and chatted with the owner and chefs. Do not miss this place and make reservations. It was the best food we had in Quebec.

Thank wilmafred1
Cape Breton Island, Canada
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My sister and I ate here on Saturday night past. It was suggested to us and we were thrilled! Here's why. It was small and quaint. The waiter was very personable and answered our questions on wine and food. We switched between French and English, so no worries - you'll get great service in both languages. We sat at the... More 

Thank CaperJR
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Ate a great meal here on our first night in Quebec City. Very nice, fresh ingredients, local meat and seafood, and obvious attention to creating an interesting, diverse menu. Really enjoyed our meal here!

Thank Christine E
Quebec City, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

When I heard about this restaurant, I thought it was one of these establishments capitalizing on a catch name to attract attention, on top of being in one up and coming erea of town that see many restaurants come and go. I was wrong. The name is tacky(?), the food is great, inventive, tasty and generous. Place is small and... More 

Thank christian r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Canadian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Ste-Joseph West, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 1W9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: 581-981-3999

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