Québec City Eats: Pub Irlandais Le Saint-Patrick

Had a pleasant meal here while walking around old quebec city.  Server was friendly and food was decent.

My ratings: ❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

1212 Steak-Frites (200gr) sauce au poivre et brandy (Pub St-Patrick)Steak-Frites (200gr) sauce au poivre et brandy
7oz steak and fries, with a peppercorn and brandy sauce

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Pub Irlandais Le Saint-Patrick
1200 Rue Saint-Jean,
Québec, QC G1R 1S3
(418) 694-0618

Québec City Eats: Chez Ashton

It’s a quebec-city chain but if you want to try a good quebec poutine this is not a bad place to visit.  The cheese curds are always plentiful and squeaky (if you don’t know how fresh cheese curds should be like, you should come here and try their poutine).  The fries are pretty ordinary but they are always hot and that serves the purpose for a good poutine.  I personally thought the gravy was too salty, but it was very flavourful indeed.  And yes, this is the poutine store that’s famous for giving discounts when the temperature reaches -10, -20, -30, -40 etc 🙂

My ratings: ❤❤
Price range: $

1212 La Poutine avec saucisses 1 (Chez Ashton) 1212 La Poutine avec saucisses 2 (Chez Ashton)La Poutine avec saucisses
Frites fraîches, fromage en grains frais du jour et sauce maison, le tout agrémenté de délicieux morceaux de saucisses grillés à point.
I guess I should have just stayed with a plain regular poutine (which are very well-made).  The toppings could be a hit or a miss, the second photo shows burnt sausages (and they also dropped a few sausages right in front of me, there goes the extra buck 😦 )

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http://www.chezashton.ca/

Québec City Eats: Chez Victor

Very well made burgers and the little restaurant has a nice and friendly ambiance.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

1212 L'Agneau  (Chez Victor)1212 L'Agneau, Poutine (Chez Victor)

L’agneau
Agneau, fromage feta, zaalouk, amandes grillées, laitue, mayonnaise, moutarde forte
The ingredients were fresh and flavourful.  The bun was a good piece of bread and was also able to hold all the mess.

Poutine
The cheese curds were a bit icy-cold, but it’s still a good poutine.

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Chez Victor
145 Rue Saint-Jean,
Québec, QC G1R 1N4
(418) 529-7702
http://www.chezvictorburger.com/

Québec City Eats: Pizzédélic

This restaurant specializes in pasta and pizza (at least that’s what the sign says).  The server was friendly and nice.  The food was so-so.  Much overpriced for the quality of food.

My ratings: ❤❤
Price range: $-$$

Gigi
Jambon de Parme, ail et champignons en sauce rosée
(Parma ham, garlic, white wine and mushrooms in a rosée sauce)

Crevettes California
Crevettes, tomates séchées, sauce tomate, mozzarella, feta, pesto et vin blanc
(Shrimp, dried tomatoes, tomato sauce, mozarella, feta, pesto, and white wine)

Topping was good but the crust was dry and flavourless.  It was like eating a thick piece of cracker.

 

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Pizzédélic

1145, av Cartier, Québec, QC G1R 2S6, Canada
+1 418-525-5981 ‎

www.pizzedelic.ca

Québec City Eats: Paillard Café

✣ Top pick ✣

This is a very popular bakery located in the heart of old Québec City.  I can only speak for the pastries, which were well done.  They were light and flaky, with sweet buttery ribbons.  Don’t miss out the award winning croissants.  The café also sells bread, sandwiches and hot lunches, desserts and Gelato (which looked like the real thing, unlike other fake Gelato places).

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

1212 Paillard CafePaillard during Christmas time

1212 Bûche de Noël à la crème Moka (Paillard)1212 Bûche de Noël (Paillard)

Les Traditionnelles Bûche de Noël
Crème au beurre au café, Biscuit joconde aux amandes
Bûche de Noël

1212 Porchestta sandwich, Crème de Champignon (Paillard)

Porchestta sandwich, Crème de Champignon
Coffee was good here.  The soup was very filling and flavourful.  They gave me a lemon macaron along with the meal 🙂

1212 Boeuf Bistro (Paillard)

Boeuf Bistro
sur pain Paillard
Crème de raifort, Rôti de boeuf, Fromage bleu, Oignons caramélisés, Laitue frisée

1212 Paris Brest, Jesuite (Paillard)Jesuite
One of the popular items here, you have to come here earlier to buy it.
Paris Brest
Hazelnut cream

1212 Fleur d'orange, Brioche chocolat (Paillard)

Brioche chocolat
Fleur d’orange

1212 Fougasse aux lardons oignons chèvre, Brioche nature (Paillard)
Fougasse aux lardons oignons chèvre
They have quite a lot of bacon in this filling bread 🙂
Brioche nature

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Paillard Café

1097, rue Saint-Jean
Québec, QC G1R 1S3
(418) 692-1221

www.paillard.ca/

Québec City Eats: Restaurant Le Marie-Clarisse

Le Marie-Clarisse specializes in seafood.  It is located in a house with stone walls over 340 years old and in prime location in lower town.  The menu changes daily.  It has a nice ambience.  Table d’hôte four-course meal is between $38 – $50+.  The servers were very friendly and informative.  The food was good but much overpriced.  I’m sure there are many better options in the surrounding area.

My ratings: ❤❤❤
Price range: $$$-$$$$$

Calmar poêle à la façon du chef et salade grecque
(Pan seared calamari Greek salad and Asian sauce)

Terrine de gibiers et confits oignons, carottes
(Venison terrine, onion and carrot jams)

Trio de poissons fumés sur nid de céleri rave
(Three ways smoked fish on celery root salad)

Moules au cari et coco sur salade du bas du fleuve
(Mussels with curry and coconut sauce on seaweed salad)

Flétan d’Atlantique, sauce vin blanc et poivrons
(Atlantic halibut, white wine and sweet pepper sauce)

Marmite du pêcheur à la façon Marie-Clarisse et sauce rouille
(Marie Clarisse bouillabaisse rouille sauce)

Pâtes du jour selon l’inspiration
(Pasta of the day: Seafood linguini)

Tarte au sucre, Gâteau au fromage, Tarte au citron, Tarte aux pommes
(Sugar pie, Cheese cake, Lemon pie, Apple pie)

 

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Restaurant Le Marie-Clarisse

12, rue du Petit-Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H4
(418) 692-0857 ‎

www.marieclarisse.qc.ca/

Québec City Dining Journal: Overview

Québec City, Québec, Canada

Disclaimer: This is just a private and personal initiative with food writing.  I am not a food critic and I do not consider myself to be a connoisseur, but I am aware of what my palate enjoys.  I like to write about my dining experiences and share them with others.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading about my escapades as much as I enjoyed being on them!

Bakery, Pâtisserie ‖ Café
Paillard Café (✩✩✩✩✩) ✣ Top pick ✣

Canadian Fast Casual || Diners & Joints
Chez Ashton (✩✩)
Chez Victor (✩✩✩✩)
Pub Irlandais Le Saint-Patrick (✩✩✩)

French
Restaurant Le Marie-Clarisse (✩✩✩)

Pizzeria
Pizzédélic (✩✩)