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Something Cool, Casual, and Different? (Quebec City)

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Be in Quebec City for a conference and looking for a few places for dinner, maybe lunches aswell.
Pretty openminded as far a types of food as long as its great. Price is really no object, just want great food. Would prefer something thats not outside the city. Havn't been in town for a few years and would love to try something new and\or different. Any help would be appreciated, Just throw out some ideas and I'll check them out... Thanks in advance

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  1. Have you tried Zen, asian vegetarian restaurant on René Lévesque? Defintely something to try, and meat-eaters won't miss meat there.
    I'm not sure about "different" but for cool, casual, good food, my favorite is l'Affaire est Ketchup in St-Roch, which opened last year.
    We enjoyed the SSS when we went last spring, also recently opened.
    La petite boîte vietnamienne is good, not sure I'd go with "great" but good interesting french-vietnamise fusion food.

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    Restaurant Zen
    966 Boul Rene-Levesque W, Quebec, QC G1S1T9, CA

    Restaurant SSS
    71 Rue Saint Paul, Quebec, QC G1K, CA

    L'affaire est ketchup
    46 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec city, QC G1K 5T3, CA

    La petite boite vietnamienne
    281 Rue de la Couronne, Québec, QC G1K 6E3, CA

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    1. re: dominiquep

      I have tried last summer Le Pain Béni, the menu is very unusual and was very good, Le St-Amour another I would recommend!
      Le Pain Beni rue Ste- cool, different, casual, interesting decor
      Le Saint-Amour on rue Ste-Ursule, differerent,

      but allmost all restaurants in Quebec are casual

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      Le Pain Béni
      24 Rue Ste-Anne, Quebec, QC G1R, CA

    2. Norfolk Guy, this casual restaurant reviewed in Le Devoir looks interesting:

      Les délices d'Ariana
      102, boulevard René-Lévesque O. Québec, 418 948-8680

      Afghan and Indian food - I wonder how "authentic" both can be, but it is "very appreciated". I also wanted to point out that there are vegetarian dishes based on eggplant/aubergine or lentils, as well as butter chicken, curry lamb, etc. And it is a BYOW. This is at the corner of Cartier, in Montcalm, close to the Plains of Abraham.