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Bistrot Le Clocher Penche

203, Saint-Joseph St. E. (Caron St.) Send to Phone
A busy, friendly bistro that’s a staple of Quebec City's once-again bustling downtown with its solid seasonal cuisine and wine list.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Bistrot Le Clocher Penche Restaurant Review

: Set in a former bank at the heart of the renascent St. Roch neighborhood, once again the heart of Quebec City’s downtown, Bistrot Le Clocher Penché is named after the "leaning steeple" of the historic church across the street. The sunlit room, with its light wood paneling and old-style mosaic flooring, creates a laid-back bistro atmosphere with a pleasantly modern twist. Start with the homemade herbed cheese with dried duck breast, or the fish ceviche with daikon radish, pickled prunes, lime mousse and artisanal camelina oil. Inventive salmon tartare served with grapefruit may be ordered as an entrée or a main. Vegetarians opt for the tasting platter of salt-crusted beets with organic honey, fennel and ginger relish, soft tofu and polenta shortbread, while seafood lovers go for the sustainably caught fish of the day. Homemade cavatelli melds with braised beef tongue, bacon, pistou and sun-dried tomatoes. For dessert, there’s the orange-almond cake topped with jasmine ice cream. A knowledgeable sommelier will help you match these revisited classics with reasonably priced wines crafted by artisan winemakers from Languedoc, Rhône, Piedmont, Burgundy, Spain or California. Many are available by the glass, including a selection of sweet wines.


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