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“wonderful steak tartare and duck confit”
Review of Echaude

Echaude
Ranked #26 of 1,499 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Lovely heated patio in the narrow streets of the heart of Vieux Quebec add to the charm of this spot, which certainly doesn't disappoint on the food for a discerning palette. The wine list could have been stronger, but the food more than compensates. Lovely foie gras, duck confit, and home made ravioli all exceeded expectation for this restaurant, which could have been touristy, but instead was a great local find. Steps from the Port Royal Hotel, this is the place to dine.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Smooth sailing ! A classic destination where place, people, plate and prices are right. In a french bistro setting, this restaurant has its regulars, is well known for its wine list and the house recommendations and the staff makes you feel welcome. The chairs are not comfortable and the eating space rather small, so big guys could be annoyed at this. But for the rest.......go for it.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

When we looked for a restaurant with french atmosphere and good food on tripadvisor L'Echaude has been ranked number 44. I guess to our luck otherwise we wouldn't have gotten a table for 6.
Great service, excellent food, good atmosphere. Only backdraw: The garcon talked us into to much good wine and food and the bill became a little bit pricy.....

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1  Thank Kaspar11
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had lunch on the terrace which has a nice atmosphere. But the proprietor overheard us saying we hoped it would not take to long as we had activities planned for the afternoon. He told us in a cool voice to take it easy and breath by the nose. First he should not have interfered in our conversation and second, since he did, he should have used a polite tone of voice to reassure us about the time it would take. The food was average, not bad, but not great. I had the tartare of beaf which was quite bland. My companion had veal alla milanese. The sauce tasted like it came from a can. There are so many great restaurant in Québec avoid this one.

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1  Thank Ghislaine G
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Casting about for a late dinner, we checked out the half-dozen or so restaurants at this picturesque intersection. L'Echaudé won out because of a 21% off after 21:00 discount. We were looking for a meal, not a deal, but the time and place were right, so why not? The discount applied to the standard bistro fare and a handful of wines. As soon as we ordered from that menu, the shift in attitude was palpable. We were just never going to be good enough for our waiter. The food was okay though my steak, ordered medium rare, was, in some parts, approaching blue. Knowing full well the boot leather that would result if I returned it, I let it go.

When the bill came, there was no discount and we had been charged for a second bottle of wine - an approximately $75 "error". The bill was corrected with zero apology. I can believe one mistake or oversight, but two serious ones on the same bill smacks of deliberate rip-off. A truly miserable experience.

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