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Visiting Quebec City

jjdot Jul 14, 2008 11:45 AM

I am visiting Quebec City for the first time at the end of July. I will be traveling alone and will be there for 2 nights and almost 3 days. I am looking for suggestions for lunch and dinner. I will probably be spending much of my time near the old city and downtown. When i'm alone I like to eat at places that have a bar area but I am also open to casual, take out type meals. I visit Montreal often and love shopping at the markets. Is there a market in Quebec that I should try? What about bakeries?

I am a fan of fresh local ingredients & french-inspired cuisine. I also cook at home a lot and like to find unusual ingredients at markets.

I'm looking forward to the trip and the food!

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    jesleb RE: jjdot Sep 23, 2008 12:41 PM

    Hey jjdot...I'm looking for something similar for a trip I have planned in November. I'm mostly looking for dinner options. Did you happen to come accross some nice-ish restaurants that I could eat at a bar and enjoy some good food and wine in the old city?

    If you did, I would much appreciate any advice you have.


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      Paphos.SK RE: jesleb Sep 23, 2008 07:59 PM

      Try Panache in Auberge Saint Antoine.

      I confess we didn't eat there but I checked it out as an option if we decided to go. Looked like you could sit at a bar area if you are alone. Might be more expensive than you wanted.

      Also, Le Toast, recommended elsewhere on the board looked appropriate for the snacks at happy hour, if you wanted to socialize in the city. I also didn't go but am reporting this by hearsay from friends who enjoyed it.
      (sorry but the website plays a lot of flash).
      Post us a review!!

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      Antoine Doinel RE: jjdot Sep 24, 2008 04:16 AM

      For lunch: Le Café Du Clocher Penché (203, rue Saint-Joseph Est). One of my favorite French-style bistro in Quebec city.

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