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It is 5PM and we just arrived to Saint-Antoine. Going to Panache tomorrow. Tonight, we want to walk to the Old City for casual/bistro/brasserie dinner in a few hours.
Restaurant SSS, It is down in Petite Champlain part of Old Town
same owners as Toque
Québec, QC G1K 3V8
73 Sault-au-Matelot St
Québec, QC G1K 3Y9
which is around the corner from SSS
71 Rue Saint Paul, Quebec, QC G1K, CA
Walked into Restaurant L'Echaudé without reservations (at suggestion of MTLNY) and friendly manager allowed us to eat at the bar. Bartender was outgoing and helpful with wine and menu choices. We split grilled vegetable appetizer. Straightforward with excellent bread. Went with bisro menu and had duck confit (excellent, frites were perfect, nice hearty salad-- overall a very generous portion) and fish/mussel soup (very good, solid, with a nice slightly spicy mayonaisse).
Wonderful ambiance with friendly staff and patrons.
great suggestion. thanks.