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2018/08/06 10:11:36 (permalink)

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So the recommendations on the main site are wonderful, but I'm looking for more. In Quebec City, it's not so much road food as an experience everyone should have while it still exists: Le Continental, old school grand flambé cuisine. Fantastic. Also Aux Anciens Canadiens, classic Quebec!
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Re: Quebec 2018/08/06 10:14:02 (permalink)
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Re: Quebec 2018/08/06 10:22:31 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2018/08/06 10:29:59
Sure - Le Continental Quebec - classic filet mignon, prepared tableside with the full flambé treatment, brandy sauce, vegetable accoutrements. Caesar salad, beef tartare, all done tableside, Cafe Brulot, Cherries Jubilee - where else will you find that now? Lovely wine list.

Aux Anciens Canadiens - real Quebec cuisine, multiple varieties of tourtiere, great onion soup, escargots, sample dinners that are pretty reasonable. The real deal - looks touristy and us, but excellent food for the 50+ years I've visited.
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Re: Quebec 2018/09/02 21:44:05 (permalink)
I thought the crepe place in Vieux Quebec -- I believe it was Casse-Crepe Breton -- and Pub Saint Alexandre were the best places we ate at in the area.
 
But that was seven years ago.
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Re: Quebec 2018/09/03 01:57:57 (permalink)
I'll second the motion for Casse-Crepe Breton.  Wonderful Crepes.  If possible, it's best to go in late summer or early fall when the front windows are open and you can sit and watch the street go by.
 
Also, not so much a food experience, more of an earthy nightclub, check out Chez Son Père.  Located in the old city, it's a second floor cash-only bar featuring live folk music nightly.  Lots of fun.
 
We had a nice light meal at Chez Temporal.  Good Soup & Sandwich place.
 
A local steered us toward Cafe Brouard.  Definitely nothing fancy, but a good standard diner type meal.  It was comparable to what we here in Chicago call a "Greek Restaurant", meaning it is under Greek ownership, not necessarily serving Greek food.  Wide-ranging menu, specializing in nothing and doing everything moderately well.  i know I'm not selling it very well, but it's a place frequented by locals, and it's better than corporate fast food.
 
Be sure to hang out on the boardwalk after dark surrounding Le Château Frontenac.  It's like a minor league training ground for Cirque du Soleil as hordes of street performers line the area.  Sword swallowers, acrobats, fire eaters, and more all try to gather a crowd then give you a demonstration of their talents.  Each one puts on a quick show lasting about 10-15 minutes.  Drop a Loonie in the hat and move on to the next performer.  It's a wonderful way to spend a balmy evening.
 
Hope that helps.  Have a great trip!
 
Buddy
 
 
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Re: Quebec 2018/09/04 09:06:33 (permalink)
I'll third Casse-Crepe Breton.
 
I'll second Aux Anciens Canadiens as well.
 
Both are more-or-less mandatory stops when we are in town for the winter carnival.
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Re: Quebec 2018/09/11 21:15:47 (permalink)
Casse-Crepe Breton photos from our 2011 trip:
 


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