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“Finally, Great Food In Quebec City”
Review of Le Feu Sacre

Le Feu Sacre
Ranked #69 of 1,476 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had heard that the restaurants in Quebec City were, by and large, good but not great. After a couple of $60 lunches that exactly fit that description, the concierge in our hotel recommended Feu Sacre. Eureka, he found the best we had. I had the Table d'Hote, an excellent wild boar pate followed by a creamy vegetable soup (just OK), then a duck leg confit (wonderful) with mashed potatos and baby veggies, followed by a dessert of chocolate mousse cake with caramel topping, another winner. The entrée plate was dressed with corn shoots, first time I'd seen them and they tasted like very sweet white corn! Every dish except the soup was way good. My husband started with the hit of the meal, an indescribable foie gras, $18 and worth every penny (my friends won't believe cheap me would ever say that about an appetizer at that price!), followed by the 8 oz. flat iron steak. We also had a nice bottle of wine and the total bill was $120 plus tip, which we thought was a good deal in expensive Quebec City. The restaurant is pleasant, a French country look in what appears to be a very old house. For the only time in our visit, service was very prompt and very friendly, thank you Nadia! Overall, just a terrific dining experience.

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Thank AuntAnnie1313
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

While my husband and I were in town from VT last week to see Paul McCartney, we decided to spend an extra day to check out beautiful Quenec City. We didn't have much of a plan - we hoped to walk through the streets of the old city and check out different shops, bars, and restaurants. When we got hungry, we started looking for a place to eat that wouldn't a tourist trap, and we found this place. The reviews were good, and the menu looked enticing.

We both opted for the multi-course option, which included an appetizer, soup or salad, an entree, and dessert. At no point as we were ordering the the waiter mention any delay, and we had no reason to expect one as the restaurant appeared to be nearly empty.

My appetizer was salmon. A big pile of smoked salmon that was good, but not great. The soup was some kind of puree; my husband liked it, but I thought it was bland. The entree... um, apparently completely forgettable, because I don't even remember what I had. And the dessert was strawberries in a bowl with some whipped cream. Thrilling!

The problem, though, is that the whole thing took over two hours. Each course was spaced apart by 20 minutes or more. At first, we thought maybe we were being paced this way intentionally, but it was absurd! After waiting 20 minutes for our entree (and sadly recognizing that our night was - more or less - over), we asked the waiter what the delay was. It was hard to get his attention, because he'd been avoiding eye contact with us all night.... but once we did, he explained that they had a large group in the back and we were behind them. It seems to me that we could have been told this before we ordered a four course meal!

We had been looking forward to gallivanting all around the city, but by the time this meal was over, we were irritated and tired, and all the bars in the old city had closed. If the waiter had given us any indication that it would be like this, we might have just ordered one course, but as it was, it felt like we were being held captive.

He brought us each a complimentary drink in apology. I appreciate the gesture, but I didn't really want any more wine, and it didn't make up for our lost evening.

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Thank MasonZ167
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went there in April. It was a very cold day but cozy and warm inside. We all had very good meals - ribs, chicken and steak - and great service. I decided to try the "sugar pie" as I'd never had it before but have always been curious. Home-made by the chef, it was amazing. Different from what I expected. Will definitely go back next time I'm in QC.

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Thank ZNorth
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

I went here with two friends in search for a good steak ! We've already seen the high prices on the menu outside so we knew what price-class this restaurant was in, but what we got for our money shocked much more than the price itself...At first our waiter was very friendly and brought our beer just a minute after we've ordered it but then we had to wait for over an hour to get our steak (how is this possible if a steak needs just about 5 minutes to become medium rare?!) ...there were a lot of people ordering after us and getting their food within ten minutes, so we were quite pissed. We also ordered a bottle of red wine for about 40 Dollars and asked the waiter to open it up for us and let it breath some time so we could enjoy it when the meal is ready and he told us he would do so...when we got our meal the wine wasn't at the table and I had to search for the waiter to tell him that we wanted our wine right now, so he brought a closed(!) and ice-cold bottle without reacting to my question why he told us he would open it about an hour ago...the Rib-eye two of us ordered was so extremely fatty that there wasn't a single piece of meat without fat around and it disappointed us a lot to get such a bad steak for about 35 Dollars. The fries were cold and not crispy at all...can't they cook the easiest things? The only one satisfied was my friend who took the spear ribs - they were tender but the sauce was just normal supermarket BBQ sauce and not homemade, as it said in the menu. So after finishing we were hoping for a Brandy or something as an excuse but nothing came, not even our waiter to let us pay. So about 15 minutes later I got up and searched for him and ordered 3 Cognac for about 10 Dollars a glass and he brought us three glasses completely filled with crushed ice and some Cognac so you couldn't enjoy a single sip without having it all watery and cold !!! After this evening full of disappointments we had to pay about 300 Dollars in total which was in my opinion a crazy price to ask for after so much went wrong. As a conclusion : If the whole evening had cost us 100 Dollars it would've been okay but for 300 bucks I'm expecting a lot more than this lack of service and very bad food quality.

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Thank Luke K
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I had a filet and my husband a ribeye. We both had a glass of wine. The calamari was very good. It was good solid food. We sat at a table by the window. Total cost $120 Note: They included a 15% tip on the check.

Thank RBonTheLake
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