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$12 - $24
French, Canadian, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 2, 2019

it was ok but we regretted not having stayed in the hotel and gone to the bistro adjacent our hotel which looked more polished than this place. hard put to understand the 5 star rating. Kind of a granola atmosphere, paper serviettes and a very...mediocre cafe latte at 5 $. the food was fine but not outstanding. The sangria offered as the cocktail of the day tasted like Kool-Aid. If i had been somewhere in the rural midwest of the USA or Canada i might have given this a better rating, but Quebec city region is one of the meccas of fine dining in north america, and regrettably this did not live up to my expectations based on the reviews on trip advisor. Montreal, Quebec.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Émile H, Propriétaire at Au Grain de Folie Faim bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2019

Dear customer, I'm highly disapointed to learn here that you we're not satisfied with your visit. When I asked you if everything was okay during you diner, I would've love you to tell me that it was not instead of just saying it in a...More

Reviewed July 29, 2019

Introduced foodie friends to this restaurant even though it was our own 5th visit. It remains our no.1 "go-to" restaurant when visiting the area. Our friends had the "boudin" (blood pudding) and said it was excellent. We all started with French onion soup which very...gourmet and notches beyond any we had tasted (garnished with cubes of bacon and green onions). In fact, our foodie friends took a photo of the menu description for the soup to try to 'capture' the ingredients. Our own dishes were very enjoyable. Unfortunately, since our last visit last summer, their sommelier took a new opportunity in restaurant management, so they seemed a little short-handed. Our service was slower than usual, so much so that they took the initiative to offer us our drinks for free, which was very decent of them. Otherwise, everything was exactly as we are used to... friendly service, fun, gourmet, stellar plating, outstanding tastes. Foodie friends gave it 10/10. We agree.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Great service and wonderful place. Take the 6:30 ferry. Taxis wait outside and take 20 minute taxi ride to this restaurant. The most incredible and fresh ingredients. Warm and friendly owners greet you and enhance your experience. My husband had vegetarian friendly salad and risotto....I had the most excellent escargot and duck confit. Worth the journey and Lévis is so cute!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Awesome, totally French menu written on the chalkboard. I had fun trying to remember my French classes from 30years ago! We must have looked a little bewildered and they immediately helped us out by working on their English- which was lovely. Salmon appetizer was unique,...beautifully prepared and delicious. Duck Breast dinner for 2, did not disappoint! I’ve never had chocolate creme brûlée, but it was nice with the decaf expresso An awesome experience, delicious dinner in a quaint neighborhood restaurant! Casual clothes are fine- we did not feel out of place after touring all day.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

An amazing experience! The team from chef/owner to coowner to bartender and maitre’d was amazing. We sat at the bar and watched the food get prepared. Felt like family when we left as we were greeted by chef Claudine. Thanks for a delicious and memorable...evening.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed December 17, 2018

The restaurant was recommended by a few family members and sometimes you are disappointed when you actually eat there. Not Au Grain de Folie. My wife chose the "escargot" and the "Blood Pie" while I picked the "Chef Choice". For my part, I had oysters...that were simply delicious. In the few times, i had oysters, this is the only one occasion when I would have had a dozen more. The main meal was pork and risotto, again here everything was perfect. Crispy/crystallize fat, tender meat and tasteful risotto. A must,More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and decided to give it a try. We were greeted warmly and even without reservations, we were seated quickly. This is a small place but decorated nicely. Our waiter suggested a Chef’s Surprise so we ordered that. We...had no idea what we would be getting. An appetizer, meal and dessert were fabulous. Smoked salmon, duck breast and creme brûlée were all prepared to perfection. We all had different meals and all were amazing. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 26, 2018

I don't like risotto, but this chef's was delicious. Limited menu, but farm to table and everything we tried was very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This very quaint little restaurant was an amazing find for us while we were walking in Levis near the river. The menu changes each day and our server explained each dish in detail. For such a small place there was great variety. The food was...superb. It was attractive, displayed beautifully and delicious. The combination of flavours was divine. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and very attentive. We had a very enjoyable evening and just wished we would have had more room for dessert.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

If the Divine is in the details; local farm to table ingredients, surprising treatment in the kitchen, with the best thoughtful, hip service, when you die and you go to paradise this is the food you get to eat.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Right across the street there's a free public parking :)
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Au Grain de Folie Faim bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5