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ursa minor Apr 7, 2007 11:10 AM

Hello. First time poster, but I've been reading for a while.

I am traveling to Quebec City at the end of the month. I have never eaten (or seen) raclette and I thought this might be just the place to try it. Looking for restaurant suggestions for raclette.

Also any other bistro type suggestions you may feel like mentioning.

Thank you.

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  1. littlegreenpea RE: ursa minor Apr 8, 2007 09:42 AM

    I don't know about raclette, but I would highly suggest Le café du clocher penché, in the lower district (St. Roch). Fantastic, but very popular with the locals so make sure you make reservations (even on a Tuesday night, as I learned!).

    Also, not at all a restaurant but make sure you go to Moisan on rue St.Jean (3 blks west of Honoré Mercier). This place is a small local épicerie, touted as the oldest grocery store in N. America. It's fantastic, and you can sit in and have a café au lait and dessert if you want. In fact, there are a lot of great food stores on that stretch - if you're looking for a quick, but great and cheap sandwich, head a bit further west and you'll get to Épicerie european (on the north side), wonderful cheese counter too.

    Let me know if you have any more q's or want more suggestions (I used to live there).

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      vabou RE: ursa minor Apr 10, 2007 06:05 AM

      For raclette : La Grolla (815 COTE D'ABRAHAM, (418) 529-8107). It's a Swiss restaurant. But I have to say that it's not the best restaurant in town. I go there twice : one time it was horrible, the second o.k. But somes friends really like the place, then... I assume that it was two bad nights. There is also a litte "café", Le Petit Coin Latin, that serve raclette, even breakfast raclette. Never go. But sure this two places are not the best in the city.

      If you somes recs, just say it. Theres is a lot of good places in Quebec!

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        littlegreenpea RE: vabou Apr 10, 2007 08:05 AM

        I was thinking of La Grolla too, but I haven't been there so couldn't suggest it. I remember it looking a little tourist-y.

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          vabou RE: littlegreenpea Apr 10, 2007 10:55 AM

          Yes it is!

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        t0ny1 RE: ursa minor Apr 14, 2007 11:02 AM

        it has been a few years since we have been to quebec but we had some really nice meals at restaurant called la perla.. enjoy

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