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“Toast is tops!”
Review of Toast! Restaurant

Toast! Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,499 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $63
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Description: At 17, rue Sault-au-Matelot in the heart of the Old Port of Quebec, housed in the charming Hotel Le Priori. There is a current and warm décor, the kichen is inspired by the flavors and fragrances from around the world. We have a large inner courtyard with garden terrace in season, heated and protected from the weather.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were advised that Panache at the Auberge Saint-Antoine and Toast were the 2 best restaurants in Quebec.Toast is better at almost every measure.While the tapa style plates are the main theme, the excellent waiter Gerald, clearly explained their menu choices and the way to structure the meal.Linda and I shared 5 entrees, veal jowls and duck breast for me and lobster risotto and octopii stew for Linda and we also shared a marvelous beet salad with very unusual greens called stonecrop, only available locally as is almost all of the offerings. The chef actually listed all his suppliers and acknowledges them on a rear page of the menu book.The wine list is close to spectacular and is very reasonably priced for such a restaurant.Smart move as we saw no tables that did not have a bottle of wine.We had a Mersault priced $40 more at a nearby restaurant.Deserts were equally above grand, plus the 7 sampler of cheeses was outstanding with each local fromagerie noted.Service was perfect, very prompt and not pretentious, even though it was Saint-Jean Baptiste Day eve. Our fantastic experience was not limited to linda and I, we chatted with a couple of dentists from Melbourne, Australia and Kathy Trocolli, the Nashville Christian Country singer and her high school friend from Long Island and they were equally impressed.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Starter size plates. Maybe 20 items on the menu. Extremely casual restaurant; good waiters. Ideal for sharing plates. Most delicious lobster risotto I have ever eaten! Other dishes were all outstanding. Restaurant is mainly in them courtyard which is crowded, covered and OK in terms of ambiance and comfort..

This is really an outstanding place. Just wish I lived in Quebec!!!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Wonderful innovative menu where you get to choose more than one delight because each portion does not overwhelm. Loved the dessert choices...except the bacon flavored ice cream.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Certainly an interesting culinary experience, but not sure what the fuss is or if it is worth the high price. Similar to the previous reviewer (connois) we found that the "small plates" were actually tiny portions and some of the ingredients listed on the menu were downright microscopic. Certainly some interesting and tasty dishes, but not all their creative approaches worked. The octopus was indeed tender as others have reported, but the sauce with it was very salty. The suppli was very tasty. The sweetbreads were also tasty but somewhat overcooked. And the bacon ice cream that came with desert was just plain awful. Finally, the decor was very nice but the low ceiling and brick walls resulted in it being very noisy even though they were not packed.

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Thank Rick K
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Yes, the quality and creativity is there, but you pay very dearly for a tapas plate. Service was very good. Our server kept saying -- if it is not enough, then you order more! What? Not at these prices! My lobster risotto, although tasty and a nice little piece of claw on top literally had no risotto underneath. A fish tapas came out cold and had to be sent back, which they replaced properly heated. The suppli although very good, again, is miniscule. The veal cheek also was tasty but was served with literally two pieces of papardelle!!!!???? I do not know what the big deal is except it has a very cool ambiance. Really, folks, unless you are on a diet I would probably go elsewhere.

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