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French Bistro recommendation Quebec City?

ny.frenchfry Aug 6, 2007 05:33 PM

FIrst day in Quebec City today. Had lunch at Toast as recommended by Chowhounders. Enjoyed it very much. Had the duck confit appetizer and tilapia entree. The tilapia was topped with a reduced meat viniagrette that made the dish heavier. Now I'm in the mood for simply cooked good French bistro food. Could you recommend anyplace that I can walk to, I'm staying at the Chateau Frontenac. Where can I get a classic chicken, burger or croque monsieur without unneccesary fussiness?

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    Frenchie RE: ny.frenchfry Aug 7, 2007 07:23 AM

    You should head down again and try le Café du Monde. Un-fussy, great view on the river, decent food and decent price.

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      zoezer RE: Frenchie Aug 7, 2007 01:49 PM

      I went to Quebec City last week, Cafe du Monde was good but I preferred Le Cochon Dingue. They are both part of the same restaurant group.

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        ny.frenchfry RE: zoezer Aug 7, 2007 04:41 PM

        Thanks. Will check it out tomorrow night!

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          chow4e RE: ny.frenchfry Oct 11, 2007 04:23 PM

          Hmm. I tried Cochon Dingue and thought it was terrible. The "French" onion soup was tepid and clearly made with cheap, processed cheese. The mussels were very mediocre (although it is sort of off-season), and the fries (hard to mess up!) were cold. There are so many good bistros in Quebec, it is a shame to go to a place like this. Please learn from my mistake.

    2. execk2 RE: ny.frenchfry Oct 12, 2007 07:48 PM

      Mon dieu, L'EntrecĂ´te Saint-Jean, 1080, rue Saint-Jean. Bon apetit!

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