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“So very wonderful in so many, many ways.”
Review of Le Saint-Amour

Le Saint-Amour
Ranked #13 of 1,511 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $45
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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 October 27, 2013

We have not been in French style restaurant like this since the high flying 1980s in New York. There are three dining rooms: A small one up front in the formal style of a French restaurant. A middle one in a more modern style. And finally the grand main dinging room in the style of Belle Epoque. It is was the last one in which we had a table.

The waiter, Alain, immediately came over to see to see to our needs, and so began a great relationship. His service was impeccable, friendly and informative. If a waiter can put one at ease and make dining more enjoyable, Alain did.

Dinner was a perfect combination of classic French style with Quebecois ingredients. I do mean perfect.

My wife had the pris fix "inspiration menu". Listing of the dishes not warranted, because the menu changes. But there was not one misstep, not one thing off. Each dish was a perfect jewel of how great food should be prepared and presented.

I started with the seared Foie. In Quebec they uses the richer tasting, less fatty duck liver, rather then the goose liver. Delicious. The main course was Red Deer perfectly seared to a medium rare. The presentation was spectacular. Food as art and delicious art at that.

But the best part was the "Comforting Dessert". A balsam fir scented and wild blueberry creme brulee with a home made marshmallow. Upon arriving the creme brulee is flamed and one toasts the marshmallow over the flame until desired degree of toastedness is achieved. The flame goes out, and all is comforting perfection.

The wine list is extensive and well priced, very good wines can be found.

I will warn you, that, for Quebec, Saint-Amour may seem expensive, but compared to equivalent restaurants in New York, Boston, Madrid, London, etc. , this is failry priced, especially given the quality of preparation and ingredients.

For that romantic occasion, or to celebrate the good life. Saint-Amour is a must.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We loved this place,the name says it all. Le Saint Amour, suggested by Mary from Le California B and B, was a great choice. I had the Filet of beef, probably one of the finest filets that I've tasted.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

While this is a very good restaurant, we found it a little lacking compared to other restaurants in its price category (expensive). The scallops with snow crab are very good but we were a bit disappointed in the lobster bisque. The décor is very over the top.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

This restaurant is one of the french style restaurant I had in my trip with my girlfriend. The total experience is not that bad but far to be fantastic as we expected. First of all, seldom water can speak English fluently, I'm not a picky person but I do expect they can use English to describe the dishes. And even worse, they even don't try to explain, they just read the menu for you. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is okay but not good enough to serve these high class french food. I kind of disappointed for the total experience and the price is super expensive then the other french restaurant.

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Thank EugeneDing
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

In Quebec City on a cruise ship - not much time on the ground and we want to find the best restaurant to enjoy the highly rated French cuisine. Everyone seems to recommend the same place so we decide to give it a try. We were able to get a same day reservation and headed off.
The ambiance was great, the food exceptional, service was very pleasant. Very little to criticize. Highly recommended.

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