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“Poor experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Pain Beni - CLOSED

Le Pain Beni
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, Canadian, Soups, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Cross street: rue du Tresor
South East England, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Poor experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was supposed to be a quality restaurant. I can't see how it got this reputation. The food was mediocre but very expensive. The worst part was the condescending attitude of the staff which bordered on being rude.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank IAN M
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Hayward, CA
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fantastic place that we stumbled across”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

We ate dinner there this evening - our first night in Quebec. Once settled in our hotel we went to poke around the old town and find a place for dinner. We looked at several places but nothing struck our fancy until we stumbled across this place. The menu looked interesting and a bit different from some of the others we looked at. We did not have a reservation but got lucky with a table on the patio. What a wonderful evening. First, the staff is fabulous from the young woman who seated us, to all of the wait staff. Even though we had a fantastic waitress, every single one of the staff helped to take care of us; pouring wine, bringing food, etc. The waitress was so good that she realized that my husband had ordered the salmon tartar for his main course which comes with a chef salad which he had also ordered as his starter so she switched it to the soup of the day- a delicious lobster bisque. Both of our meals were extraordinary. The food was well prepared, fresh and served at the appropriate temperature. We ordered a bottle of wine on the recommendation of our waitress and it was superb with both of our meals. Dessert was also not disappointing. My husband had the clafoutis and I had the baba. Both were light and perfect for the end of the meal. The presentation was spectacular. We felt that it was a good value for the money. We were there for 2 hours and never felt rushed to eat and get out of the way for new customers. We don't think that you will be disappointed. Thank you for a wonderful first evening in Quebec. Dinner was followed by fireworks over the river. What a start to vacation.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank jimboCA
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Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious and interesting food with great service ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife, daughter (8) and I came here for a 7pm table and were delighted. The food was lovely - smoked bison; wonderful tomato fish soup; crispy halibut. Yum.

And the service was also great, and family friendly. For instance, while we were having ice wine with creme brûlée an apple juice in a wine glass showed up so my daughter could join our vacation desert toast.

Certainly recommended. Yummy, interesting, relaxed, and friendly.

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1 Thank Baconpaul
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Valley Forge PA
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Not So Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

Right in the heart of the Historic District on rue Sainte- Anne, this cafe was recommended by our hotel desk clerk. We arrived for Sunday morning breakfast and were seated at a lovely table by an open window with a view. The menu was tempting with prices much less than those at surrounding restaurants. Our eggs benedict arrived perfectly done, with great home fries, tasty tomato slices and coffee which was included in the cost of the breakfast entree. Service was superb with water and coffee being frequently refilled. Stone interior walls and sleek furnishings provided a pleasant environment. We later returned for lunch and another great meal in Old Quebec.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank foxypanthers
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Vero Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Restaurant of Auberge Place d'Armes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

After traveling most of the day, we arrived at the Auberge and didn't want to have to go far for a restaurant that first night. So
we ate at Le Pain Beni. While we expected it to be good, it was
actually better than we expected. All four of our group were happy with the plats we ordered. Service also was excellent.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Lyndell455
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