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“Great Casual Restaurant for Dinner in Old Quebec”
Review of SSS Restaurant

SSS Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 1,434 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: French, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Description: Opened in november 2009, the Simple Snack Sympathique, at 71, rue Saint-Paul, a few minutes walking distance from Toast! its older brother! SSS offers you 2 ambiances. Enter through the lounge section, with its high tables and chairs and the music a beat higher. The restaurant section offers another decor and more cosy atmosphere with its working fireplace where time is of no importance to savour a great meal.
Pasadena, Maryland
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Casual Restaurant for Dinner in Old Quebec”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been here now several times on trips to Quebec and it is one of those restaurants that never disappoints. The food is tremendous -- we had popcorn shrimp (perfectly seasoned and tender shrimp with a tasty dipping sauce) and glazed duck wings as an appetizer and then the BBQ ribs for our entrée this last time and it was "finger-licking" good down to the last bite! The wait staff is polite and efficient and tremendously knowledgeable about the menu and specials. If you're in the Basse Ville of Quebec and want a great option for a casual dinner, this is it!

Visited June 2014
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Resto_sss, Responsable relations clients at SSS Restaurant, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you very much for that great review, we very appreciate it, best regards.
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Connecticut, USA
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a dinner there as part of a package from Hotel des Coutellier. The food was very good, especially "Salmon tartar with sesame, avocado & salad" and pasta with duck. The service was attentive as well. Do keep in mind that three-course dinner has some items, for which you have to pay extra even if the package from the hotel may give an impression that it is all included (not a fault of this restaurant).

They also have nice deserts ("three cheeses" or something), great coffee, and do take Amex.

They have inside and outside settings; inside is very romantic.

  • Visited June 2014
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Resto_sss, Responsable relations clients at SSS Restaurant, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you very much for that great review, hope to have you again very soon at SSS. Best regards,
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Concord, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Delicious food, Fair prices”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We very much enjoyed our meal at SSS. It came recommended by the staff at our hotel. I'm so glad that we decided to try it out on our last night. The atmosphere was lovely. There was beautiful artwork adorning the walls...and even the place-settings seemed somehow more upscale than usual. The service was friendly and efficient. We had the perfect table right by the front window, so we had a wonderful people watching perch. However, the best thing was the food. There was a wide assortment for those readers who like to try something different...but we tend to be relatively basic in our tastes. I had the BBQ Ribs. It was almost too fancy of a place to order such an entree, but I was in the mood. I certainly wasn't disappointed. They were "fall off the bones" delicious and a tasty BBQ sauce...as good as I've ever had anywhere...my mouth is watering right now, just thinking about it - mmmmmmm. My husband had the crab cake. He's an Annapolis boy, so he can be pretty picky with his crab cakes, but he was completely satisfied - while only 1 cake, it was all crab, with only enough filling to hold it together. We also had their feta/olive/paprika spread as an appetizer - mighty tasty - as well as a delicious, generously portioned salad. Our meal at SSS was the best of our 3 day trip. For our two other dinners, we ate at moderately priced places in upper old town. While we were happy with our meals there, as well, this was the only meal where we ordered meat - yet it was the least expensive dinner of our trip. Not to say that SSS is inexpensive, because it's not - it's just not as overpriced as everything at a higher elevation in the city.

Visited May 2014
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Resto_sss, Responsable relations clients at SSS Restaurant, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you very much for that wonferful review and hope to have you again at SSS very soon.
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Coquitlam, Canada
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A tasty meal”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our hotel recommended SSS on our first night in QC. We really enjoyed our meal, very good service and a wonderful way to start off our visit to QC. We shared a meal after a couple of starters. Good portions of food. The steak tartar is unique as it is mixed with Chorizo and the crab cakes were very nice as well. Worth a drop into if you are nearby.

Visited May 2014
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Resto_sss, Responsable relations clients at SSS Restaurant, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Merci beaucoup for that very nice review, hope to have you again very soon at SSS. Regards,
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great service and good food”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had a lovely meal at SSS. Service was great and food nice, the new waitress was charming, but not quite up to five star standard

Visited May 2014
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Resto_sss, Responsable relations clients at SSS Restaurant, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Thank you for your review, hope to have you again at SSS very soon, best regards.
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