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“Lovely restaurant in old city of Quebec”
Review of L'Echaude

L'Echaude
Ranked #25 of 1,434 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Canberra, Australia
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant in old city of Quebec”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

My travel partner got very sick, had to stay in bed out of the cold and needed some warm soup. While lots of restaurants have soups here, they dont have take away containers and it was difficult to find somewhere that would help. The hotel I was staying in contacted L'Echaude and they provided me with a lovely soup in one of their porcelain soup containers (which I later returned). I would have gone back to eat in their restaurant which looked just lovely, but we were out of time. They were very helpful, the soup was great and it looked like a lovely intimate restaurant to return to another time.

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Excellent classic French food with great service. Close to the Germain-Dominion Hotel. Romantic place.

Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Tasty”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant last night after a chilly day exploring Old Quebec.. food was outstanding and we really enjoyed the simple quaint decor. Our meal started with their soup of the day.. so rich and favorable and a cool crispy salad with a wonderful dressing... for our main entrées we had halibut and Coq Au Vin, both were excellent choices. And to top off this meal we treated ourselves to a dessert tasting of sugar pie, cream brulee and black forest cake.. and I will also add the waiter was very courteous. We only had the opportunity to try this one restaurant in our short stay.. but it was a very good choice.

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth the trip, even when it is -38degrees”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Yes, it was -38 the night we visited L'echaude and it was absolutely worth the walk. You can see the kitchen as you enter so right from the get go you professionals in a spotless work area. The service was outstanding! And all the dishes we tried were consistently excellent. The wine list was very good and thre was something in almost every price range. Save room for dessert. Usually I pass on them but here, because the rest of the dishes were so excellent We had to try something sweet. Well worth it. As Quebec can easily get pretty pricey this is truly an oasis. Batting 100 percent. Great ambiance, awesome, service, and stellar food. Do not miss this place when in the beautiful city of Quebec. A real highlight.

  • Visited January 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and ambiance”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This bistro-style restaurant has wonderful ambiance, good service, and a diverse menu. Our group of 4 tremendously enjoyed our meal. The menu is divided between the "regular menu" and the "seasonal menu" with entrees and plats for each. We ordered primarily from the seasonal menu. The flavors were very good in all our meals however the meats were cooked to varying degrees of satisfaction; the steak was cooked perfectly, the deer was slightly overcooked, and the veal slightly under. Be specific about how you want it served.

  • Visited December 2013
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