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Restaurant Bistro Le Patriarche

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30 rue Du Quai, La Malbaie, Quebec G5A 2Y1, Canada
+1 418-665-9692
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toronto Ontario
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

If I could give this restaurant 6 stars I would! Absolutely amazing food. They stagger the reservations so that the kitchen is never overwhelmed and service divine. I had the smoked lamb consommé with truffled ravioli as my starter and I'm still dreaming about it. Hubby had the sweetbreads to start which he is still raving about. His bouillabaisse was... More 

Thank cynjoy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant and found that it was small but quaint. The food overall was very good but the service was lacking in professionalism and competency. The waitress got a portion of our order wrong but the chef refused to acknowledge the error and passed the message on to the unexperienced waitress. We felt rushed to leave. Bill... More 

1 Thank Ellis R
Lake Worth, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My father and I came to Le Patriarche for dinner while on vacation, and the visit was the most delightful dining experience from our trip through the region (including Quebec City). The food was exquisite, the service was amazing and the atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. I highly recommend this restaurant as a must-go while in the area (or even... More 

Thank BennysOTB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Very attentive service and intimate setting. Beautiful presentation. Picturesque location by the water. Overall a lovely meal. As a side note, I would recommend getting rid of plastic table covers.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner here last week. A lovely display these plates are, and wonderful flavors too. So glad we tried out this place. Ending the evening with amazing desserts. This is a place not to missed.

Thank 1960Mary
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Went to Le Patriarche for dinner when visiting La Malbaie and we were so glad that we did. The house from the 1900's that it is in is so cute and lovely, the service was impeccable and the food delicious. The baked brie in the pretzel bun and the seafood chowder were to die for. We would most certainly come... More 

Thank Jeannie Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here. Nice decor. Waiter was very helpful to explain menu for us and spoke English well. The bouillabaisse was delicious, sauce very good flavor and lots of seafood in it. Salad to start yummy.

Thank Carol H
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

What an evening! Meal, service, cleanliness all were tops. Shrimps and salmon were excellent! Each vegetable (6 diff ones) had its own spin and was just as good. Rack of lamb out of this world, cascade of scallops just too good. Desserts were on the same high level as the main entrées, trio de crème brûlée, pouding chômeur (maple syrup)........ More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

This was the best meal that we had in our two week holiday in Canada! The restaurant was closed Monday/Tuesday (I guess it was out of the main season) but we had a table on our last evening in La Malbaie, and it was very special. The food was fantastic and the owner was very helpful and friendly. There is... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

We were staying at the Fairmont where due to it being slow the 4 diamond restaurant was closed ... the hotel suggested that this was the next best place to eat in the area. We went and were able to get a table without a reservation ... it is a very small establishment with only 9 tables and only does... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $67
French, Seafood, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue Du Quai, La Malbaie, Quebec G5A 2Y1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  La Malbaie
  • Phone Number: +1 418-665-9692
LE PATRIARCHE vous accueille dans son humble demeure érigée en 1860. Bien campée face au fleuve, cette petite maison transformée en restaurant vous charmera par son cachet hors du commun et son ambiance aux allures d'un passé pas si lointain. Les portraits de l'innombrable descendance du Patriarche qui jonchent les murs vous surveilleront du coin de l'oeil. N'oublions pas les bribes d'histoire par-ci, par-là sur Pointe-au-Pic et son quai. De quoi satisfaire les plus curieux!LA CUISINE, aussi appétissante à la vue que savoureuse, transformera à jamais votre vision de ce qu'est une bonne bouffe: une cuisine épatante proprement dit! Vous trouverez les portions généreuses, mais sans trop. Vous devrez choisir entre de délicieuses viandes mijotées ou fumées, marinées ou confites. Ah! Comment passer à côté des envoûtants fruits de mer, des pâtes ou des plats végétariens?LE SERVICE, assuré par des serveurs au "look" des bistros d'antan vous séduira par sa courtoisie et son dynamisme contagieux. Maintes petites attentions que vous ne retrouverez pas ailleurs vous surprendront à tout coup. C'est à vous de leur dire si vous préférez la petite "pièce du fond", la pièce du poêle à bois ou la terrasse avec sa magnifique vue sur le fleuve.LE CHEF ne pourra rien vous cacher. La petite pièce du fond, qui lui sert de cuisine, laisse doucement s'échapper des arômes qui vous feront saliver de plaisir. Cela est sans compter ses histoires, commentaires, sifflements érudits et fredonnements inédits qui se rendront jusqu'à vos oreilles! Il est à noter que le chef est très "papa gâteau" avec ses clients. À suivre!...

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