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2 adults one 3 year old. One dinner in QC on a Sunday - suggestions?

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kayowinter May 14, 2014 09:15 AM

We are going to be up in QC for a weekend in june for a wedding. Coming from boston, driving so we will have a car
Friday, saturday nights are taken with wedding festivities but sunday is open for a family dinner.

I am looking for a bistro type place that isn't terribly expensive (looking for entrees to be $30 or less) nor multiple tasting courses/crazy experimental. French is strongly preferred.

We will have our three year old son with us. He is generally great at restaurants and we eat out frequently at home usually once a week in restaurants but he is still a child, so we are not looking for a quiet romantic spot for couples. We also aren't looking for burgers and such.

Places that look interesting based on chow recs on the boards
La Gueule de Bois
Clocher Penache
Bouchon Quebec

But I can't really glean from the websites and discussions on the board if these meet criteria or not.
Bonus would be within a 10 minute walk from Chateau Frontenac which is where we will be staying - I realize that at least one of those restaurants above is closer to 30 minutes - not the end of the world. And for something really special we can always drive.

Restaurants we have taken him to with good success in Boston include The Buttery, El Centro, Stella, Island Creek Oyster, The Gallows if that helps anyone out there with ideas for us!

The only other thing I know I want to do is hit Paillard for some croissants, however, dinner on sunday is the area I'm most interested in suggestions.

Thanks in advance everyone!

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    vabou RE: kayowinter May 14, 2014 09:45 AM

    Yes, those restaurants meet your criteria except the 10 minutes walk. They are all downtown and the Chateau Frontenac is uptown. In a ten minutes walk from Chateau Frontenac there is no french bistro, except for really touristy type of places. It wont cost that much to take a taxi.

    If i was to choose between the three places you mentionned, i will go for Café du Clocher Penché (classic bistro with good wines). I have bring my kids to this place starting from newborn to teenage years and never have a problem. The brunch is also really good, might be one of the best in town. My second choice would be le Bouchon du Pied bleu. I find the food a bit too heavy, but if you want a french experience its a good option.

    You can also take a look at La Planque (restaurant of the winner of the local cooking TV show) : http://laplanquerestaurant.com/

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