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Where to get the best Steak Frites in Quebec City, moderate price.

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lbsherman Jun 30, 2011 09:19 AM

My husband and I are traveling out to the Gaspe Peninsula but stopping first in Quebec City for 2 nights. Would like to have great Steak Frites on Monday night and be reminded of our favorite place in Paris, L'Entrecote. Any suggestions?

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    OliverB Jul 1, 2011 12:37 PM

    L'Echaude is definitely the best there is in QC. It's a fantastic Parisian style bistro and everything on the menu is outstanding.

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      finefoodie55 Jun 30, 2011 01:36 PM

      If you mean "Le Relais de Venise" whose unofficial name is L'entrecote forget it there is nobody else that comes close.The pomme allumettes and great steak cut at your table and the wonderful sauce truly unbeatable.L'entrecote St Jean here in Montreal and in the Old Town in Quebec is a copycat restaurant and not very good at all. But the good news is that they have now opened in New York so drop the Gaspe and head south.Great summer deals for New York Hotels.

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        lbsherman Jun 30, 2011 02:04 PM

        Thanks for the encouraging words but we're stuck with the Gaspe for the next week and a half (only kidding on the stuck part). We will take the drive this summer to NYC however. As far as steak frites in QC, I've read about Restaurant Sous Le Fort and L'Echaude with mostly good words on Sous Le Fort. Our dinner on the other night will be Le Billig and then on to seafood when in the Gaspe. Any help is always appreciated.

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          cherylmtl Jun 30, 2011 04:29 PM

          I haven't been to L'Entrecote, but I can tell you that the steak frites at L'Echaude is quite good. The atmosphere is very Parisian bistro, and there is a very nice outdoor dining area, if the weather is good.

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            Jesuissnob Jul 1, 2011 07:39 AM

            The Entrecôte Saint-Jean is not remotely as bad as finefoodie55 makes it sound, at least in Québec. It's an affordable steak, not the best, but far from being the worst. The homemade sauce, a "secret" recipe, is quite nice. The fries don't hold to up to expectations, though.

            Cherylmtl's suggestion is your best bet, IMO.

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              finefoodie55 Jul 1, 2011 08:09 AM

              It is obvious you have not tried the Steak/Frites at Relais de Venise ..no comparing.I view Entrecote St Jean on a level with Le Bifteque.Not great just edible.

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                lbsherman Jul 1, 2011 08:52 AM

                Thanks everyone for your thoughts so far. I believe that we ate at Entrecote St Jean 2 years ago when we were in QC and were not happy with the meal. Most likely we were comparing it to the meal we had at Relais de Venise L'Entrecore a year earlier, and that was not fair to the QC Entrecote. I would like to hear more about Restaurant Sous Le Fort and their steak frites if anyone has eaten there. I've read tons about their wonderful service and good food overall. Need to make reservations today for a meal on Monday evening and not sure yet which way to go.

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                  Jesuissnob Jul 1, 2011 12:26 PM

                  I wasn't going to start a debate on that. Just so you know, you're supposed to compare things that are on a similar level (and maybe in the same continent, when possible...! So everyone can join in). It's not a valid argument to say that just because I haven't tried this specific restaurant in Paris that I can't say if a steak-frites is good or not. I just said that the Entrecôte St-Jean is not as bad as you made it sound. Certainly not the best in the city, I can agree with you on that. But I've had worse than that, a lot worse.

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