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“A Dinnertime Disaster!”
Review of Delice Du Roy

Delice Du Roy
Ranked #591 of 1,525 Restaurants in Quebec City
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Reviewed July 12, 2008

Delice du Roy is located in an 18th-century structure in the Lower Town portion of Quebec. After checking a menu, my traveling companions and I decided to have an al fresco dinner here: what a mistake!

Like many touristy restaurants in Quebec, Delice du Roy provides English menus (and English-speaking servers) for tourists. The menu ranged from pizza and salads to filet mignon with foie gras. The prices, unlike other restaurants in the city, were quite budget-friendly.

My companions ordered pizza and a sandwich, and I opted for the chef's salad. My salad (C$9) was a nice bed of "gourmet" greens dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette topped by a sliced boiled egg, two large pieces of smoked ham, and an enormous block of brie. The salad was quite good despite the fact I had to cut up everything myself. My companions were happy with there meals as well.

Then came the rain: just as we began our meal, a light summertime sprinkle transformed into a deluge! The edges of the large umbrella we were sitting under collapsed, pouring water all over us and our table. While another server helped his table quickly move inside, we were ignored; servers scurried to move signage and menus inside, but left us to fend for ourselves. We would have gone inside, but the restaurant was suddenly full of people trying to avoid the sudden shower. Huddled outside under the umbrella, we managed to move our plates further under the umbrella and ate standing up.

Once the rain abruptly ended, no one came to offer us a towel to dry our soaked chairs and my soaked shirt (despite the fact servers and the hostess emerged several times from inside the restaurant after the rain ended). Our server, unseen since bringing our food to the table before the rain, reappeared to bring us our bills with no apology or assistance offered. For only the second time in my life, I left no tip.

For obvious reasons, I cannot recommend Delice du Roy.

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