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“Good, but nothing special” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe de Paris

Cafe de Paris
Ranked #189 of 1,427 Restaurants in Quebec City
Cuisines: French, European, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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216 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good, but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is a very touristy place. Although the food is quet good but nothing special. Prices are high, but restaurants in quebec are exoensive. Staff is ok. Location is very good.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sergej s
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place for dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

July 6, 2014 we had a fabulous chateaubriand dinner. The food was well prepared and presented. We sat upstairs because there were several tables on the ground floor having fun and a bit noisy. The wait staff spoke French and English. It was the best meal we had in Canada.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jbrown77346
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Ancaster, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cafe de Paris: Awful Service, Awful Food, Chateaubriand Underwhelming”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

I am amazed reading the reviews of this over hyped and over priced establishment. I could not disagree more with respect to the reviews that endorse Cafe de Paris. It started out fantastic as we were fortunate enough to be seated at a window side table. The decor is eclectic, fun and inviting. The ambience is fantastic with a singer/guitarist belting out old classics quietly in the background. After that the disappointment begins. We ordered 3 apps. They all arrived at the same time within 5 mins. This is a red flag as you wonder, were they all pre prepared and waiting for us. The French Onion Soup tasted off almost with a medicinal type of aroma. The Bruschetta was terrible. The bread was soggy, the tomatoes were minimal and the taste was very bland. The Escargot? Honestly both of us thought they simply opened a can and laid the snails in their slots, warmed them for 5 mins and brought them out to us. They were absolutely tasteless. Their so called specialty is the Chateaubriand. So...we thought, lets give it a shot to save the evening. While waiting, the manager or owner arrived and used the line referring to my wife, "Nice of you to bring your daughter out for dinner". How many times has he rehashed this tacky opening. First of all Chateaubriand is supposed to be an experience whereby with a little splash, the server prepares your dishes in front of you. They claimed they could not fit their table next too us. The server cut some slices, ran over to us, shoved the beef in our face and said, "What do you think". At this point we just nodded as typical Canadians and said, "Yes it looks fine." I must admit the beef was tender. The veggies were non-descript. The gravy that accompanied the CB was lumpy and had obviously been sitting in its gravy boat for some time. We complained about the lack of an experience with respect to the CB not being prepared in our view and they brushed us off and asked if we wanted desert. At that point we wanted out. Take my advice don't go here. Other then the ambience, it is horrible.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Glen M
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Connecticut
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The friendliest host and servers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

Enjoyed a tasty dinner here. The host and our server could not have been more helpful and we were seated right in front of the fireplace. The location is convenient but it's the food and service that makes it a fine stop. We ordered the escargot and frogs legs and they were much better than our previous stop. Still, they were not as good as remembered from previous trips, maybe because the legs were breaded and deep fried and there was not enough garlic in either dish. Still, we were both satisfied.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank onthegogirl
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Montreal, Canada
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Visited when we were in quebec city. Very good food and excellent service. Staff is very courteous. Made us feel at home. Dad loved the pizza and my grilled salmon was perfect. Vegetables could use some improvement.

Very nice locale

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank samantha155032
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