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73, Sault-au-Matelot St. (Saint-Paul St.) Send to Phone
A classic French bistro in the Old Port area with a solid wine list and a bustling crowd of regulars.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Dining room at L'Echaude, Quebec City, canada

L'Echaude Restaurant Review

: Weekday lunches at this friendly French bistro attract a crowd of regulars from the offices in the Vieux-Port area of Old Quebec, near the St. Lawrence River. Options include the daily pasta dish, a grilled flank steak with shallots, a salmon or steak tartare, crisp warm goat cheese or even a simple cheese omelet. Evening menus are a little more elaborate, as shown by appetizers like sesame breaded foie gras or a local farmer cheddar fondue with apples and hazelnuts. Entrées include a stuffed rabbit saddle with sweetbreads and blue potatoes or a filet of veal with morels and a creamy blue cheese polenta. Caramel flan, crème brûlée, and homemade ice creams and sorbets constitute the core of a classic dessert menu. Wine is also an attraction for the local clientele, since owner Robert Plamondon is a respected and well-known expert. The wine list features a good number of reasonably priced, easily enjoyable wines, including choices from Canadian vineyards as well as top crus from France, Italy or California. A professional staff that has been remarkably stable over the years helps make regulars feel at home and newcomers feel well taken care of. A canopy-covered terrace welcomes diners in the summer.

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