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“Great service!”
Review of Le Saint-Amour

Le Saint-Amour
Ranked #14 of 1,506 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: St-Louis
Description: Comme un repas se doit d'etre une experience inoubliable a tous les points de vue, les deux proprietaires du Saint-Amour M. Jacques Fortier et le Chef Jean-Luc Boulay ont deploye depuis 1978 leurs energies afin de reunir une equipe passionnee et attentionnee, de la cuisine a la salle a manger. Le Saint Amour se veut figure de proue dans le rayonnement de la gastronomie quebecoise. Alliant tradition et innovation, Jean-Luc Boulay et son chef Patrick Dubé misent sur les plus récentes techniques pour rendre hommage aux fins produits de notre Terroir. Au fil des ans, notre table est devenue un endroit raffine et chaleureux ou le qualificatif de distinctive ne s'arrete pas a la cuisine, mais s'etend jusqu'a l'ambiance et au confort des lieux.
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Food: excellent. I had the terrine of red deer and sweetbread to start. my friend still talks about her soup. Food is not hip or avant garde: but it's executed well. the lunch value is excellet.

Service: superb. there was a group ladies next to us, one of the ladies changed her mind more than once about her order. when her food came, it was not the right one. since she had to wait for the "right" order while her friends ate, the management actually waved her payment. the wait staff is very friendly. very attentive.

Wine cellar: it's huge! it's like a cave of goodess upstairs.

Location: hear of old townn. it's a parisian feel inside; reminds me of the decor at laduree in st germain.

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3  Thank gingerinseattle
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

After spending a week in New York City and 3 days in Montreal we arrived in Quebec City for 3 days. While most meals on our vacation were in the better than average category I have to say that our dinner at Le Saint-Amour was the best we have ever had -- anywhere. Not only was the food a visual treat the blend of flavours was unique and delicious. The service was impeccable without being stuffy and the ambiance was warm and interesting. Dining at Le Saint-Amour was a experience that will be remembered as one of the highlights of our vacation.

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2  Thank BarbA490
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Wow, glad we didn't listen to a couple of the reviews below as this restaurant was outstanding. Our third trip to Old Quebec and this restaurant tops them all. My husband travels all over the world and felt the culinary experience was amazing as well. The decor of the restaurant is very nice and the Atrium makes it even better. If you are looking for a 1 hour dinner this isn't the spot. This is for those that like to savour their experience. We were there at least 2 hours enjoying every bite. The waiters were very attentive to making sure fresh utensils were given between each course, that there was always water or wine in your glasses. The restaurant was packed but we didn't feel there were any unnecessary long waiting peroids. The pureed vegetable soup with the whipped cream on top was amazing, my favorite of the meal. I had veal and my husband had halibut, both full of flavour. Can't wait to go back and try the foie gras. Wine list was a little pricey, $45 for a half bottle, food was very reasonable, $70 + $110pp depending what set meal you choose or you can go a la carte.

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2  Thank Family41
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We came here for the Foie Gras experience. It was an experience. We ordered all 3 of them. The seared one was amazing and the 5 ways was very good too. I can't remember the other one. The lamb was one of the best I have had. The fish was delicious too - appetizer and entrée. Dessert was just okay. The drinks was expensive and the pour was not very generous. We got there at 7:30 and finished at 11. We got hungry in between our courses : )

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We decided to celebrate our 11th Anniversary on a splashy meal, so we chose the Saint-Amour, having read fantastic reviews. We ordered a la carte, and went on a Sunday, then thought both moves were a mistake.
The service was fine enough, it was the food that underwhelmed entirely. Finess was very much lacking in our plates: the soups were passable, but not refined in flavor, the appetizer of rabbit ravioli and shrimp (23$) was seriously one small ravioli and two shrimp, with flavors that just didn't come together. The entrees were both disappointing. My mate's venison was properly cooked, but puddled in a too sweet sauce, with another brown (sweet) sauce as almost the sole accompaniment. Outside of two small yellow beets, and three rather dry, inedible small brown chestnuts, that was it. No color or other vegetable. Ugh.

My squab "stuffed with foie gras" tasted only very slightly of it, and there was no trace of foie gras to be seen. So that was a downer, even though the meat was ok. (it was $56!) It did come with some vegetables, and had a more cheerful presentation.

The wine recommended by our waiter was good, and we loved it when he offered a taste of the wine first. But the food proved so disappointing that this did not save our meal. We didn't stay for dessert or coffee, because we didn't want to prolong this pretentious experience.

We love spending serious money on serious food, but this was not an enjoyable way to spend $300 on a dinner for two. I thought that I should post this review only because we were really so surprised given all the raves.

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3  Thank Korina123
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