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“Cute, Dark Tavern”
Review of Oncle Antoine Pub

Oncle Antoine Pub
Ranked #59 of 1,453 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fast Food
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Cute, Dark Tavern”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is a nice place to grab a drink. It doesn't smell like a pub (ie, stale beer) and has a cozy environment that may keep you in from the cold. The service isn't anything you'll write home about, but sufficient.

Visited March 2013
Thank Jeremy W
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English first
East Randolph, Vermont, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Sweet spot in the cold”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We were wandering around looking for lunch, but just couldn't find what we wanted (mostly because we didn't know what that was for sure), when we stumbled upon this sweet spot. We had read about it, but couldn't recall the name, and then, there it was.
Great French onion soup and local beers, plus the friendliest waitress ever, good vibe and very cozy place.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Randy H
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Peachtree Corners, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Must visit for the French Onion soup and atmosphere!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have to say I visit this place every time I'm in Québec. I was surprised this time to find they changed the French Onion soup (which was already great), but the newer soup is even better. I think it tastes so good because you watch the staff make it right in front of you. Yes, the soup base is pre-made, but the spectacle of preparation somehow makes it so much better than what you'd get anywhere else. I ended up going twice - once for the soup and the other time to just enjoy being in there. Jesse was working so hard, I couldn't imagine how any one person could do so much. However, it got done and in an efficient manner. Don't go there expecting speedy service and there can be a backup if several patrons decide to pay at the same time. However, it is worth the visit.

Inside, there's a roaring fire in the winter time. The extra thick walls of the building make it that much more cozy. The front room definitely is the best although very limited in space. The back room is better for watching hockey or whatever else might be on the TV (locals sometimes gather for games vs the tourists), but you'll miss the spectacle up front of watching the staff run around like mad making everything, taking orders, and keeping things tidy. You also have a better chance of interacting with other patrons which can be fun, especially during a time such as the winter carnival. The bathrooms are down some narrow stairs and are a bit like a dungeon, but you don't go here for the restrooms. They're just there if you need them. If you're brave, sit at the bar for a front row view. Whoever is working will more than likely be talking with you more as a result and you'll see just how fast-paced this place is when busy.

The prices are very good. A glass of wine or a beer is about what you'd expect for the city and the limited (but good) menu is a downright bargain. I've tried a lot of things beyond the soup - like baked brie or tuna salad on a bagel. Everything has been better than expected for the price. The best thing is to just stay a while and enjoy a few drinks. I'm sure I'll be back the next time I visit Québec.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank JonasonKeeton
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Old town local!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great little spot in an old cellar, super selection of beers, one barmaid doing it all - a proper old pub! Log fire looks like it will be lovely in winter once lit. Curving brick ceilings, two rooms, although why the rear one has to have a huge TV in it is beyond us - spoils it - stick by the bar!

Visited November 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Old World Atmosphere”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Stopped in for a drink on a cool October afternoon. Very warm and friendly. They claim that it was built in 1683 and I have no reason to doubt it. It is what I would picture an old world pub to be a few hundred years ago.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Toby&Jim
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