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Le Patriarche

70 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French / Canadian
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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Nestled in the heart of Old Québec near the Saint-Jean Gate, Le Patriarche beckons with its intimate setting and the refined décor of a beautiful, circa 1827 stone house. Inside, you’ll discover that good things come in threes, as executive chef Stéphane Roth shares his creativity with his celebrated “trilogies from the terroir.” In each of his courses you’ll find products from small livestock farmers, new finds from dedicated foragers, and the most succulent items from area market gardens. The menu gives pride of place to game and other products from the Québec terroir. Add the perfect wine and you have all the makings of an unforgettable culinary experience.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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French / Canadian, European, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(418) 692-5488
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stéphane Roth
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Cross street
Saint Jean
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Parking details
Un service de valet est offert au tarif de 8$++
Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkLoree (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Service was attentive. The flavours on the menu were impressive. One bit of criticism I have would be the hot portions could have been hotter but we sat upstairs so a bit far from the kitchen. Overall it was delightful.

Moose (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

This was a fantastic experience. The restaurant itself, tucked on a side street just off Rue Saint-Jean, was a picturesque slice of Old Quebec.

The menu offered a variety of interesting and delicious flavours. The maple dessert trio was sublime.

All of the servers and staff were very friendly. The meal itself ran a bit long, but one expects this of high-end tasting menu venues.

vipAmazing (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

We had a fantastic time at Le Patriarch. The menu is innovative and the hostess and chef were exceedingly accommodating to my dietary needs. The place is cozy and intimate and the staff are incredibly attentive. I come every time I'm in Quebec City

vipRoselle (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2015

From the romantic ambiance, exceptional menu and the wonderful wine parings, our dining experience at Le Patriarche was the perfect place to celebrate our 30th anniversary and last evening in Quebec City. Our server was elegant, demure and warmly answered all our questions regarding the menu. The courses were executed perfectly. Not only was everything included in our menu delicious and beautifully displayed, it was just the perfect amount of food. We left completely satisfied but not overstuffed. A wonderful experience that we look forward to repeating on our next visit to the beautiful City of Quebec.

TheGrizzledGourmet (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on August 27, 2015

We had eaten at Le Patriarche several years ago during our last trip to Quebec City and loved it, but our return visit was a real disappointment. Their prices have become exorbitant and the food, while still interesting in terms of variety and preparation, is not so fantastic as to justify these prices. Some of the portions were so tiny that it was difficult to judge the taste, and only a few of the dishes were what one would expect when paying over $500 for a dinner for two. The fois gras trio appetizer was exceptional, including fois gras ice cream and a fois gras macaroon, but that was about the only thing that really stood out (other than a superb champagne aperitif at $20/glass). We went with the paired wine option, and found ourselves suggesting better pairings to the waiter (some of them just didn't work well at all). We spent 16 days dining in Quebec on this trip, and this meal didn't rank anywhere on our "best meals" list for the trip. The price/quality ratio just isn't there anymore, especially when you leave wanting to go somewhere else for a snack. Unless you're looking to spend a fortune for a meal that has only a few interesting but bite-sized elements, I'd give Le Patriarche a miss.

Lillybear (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

This is a very romantic, cozy restaurant with a elegantly earthy kind of feel. Service was very efficient and friendly. Food is served in groups of three items. This a wonderful way of sampling a lot of unusual and delicious preparations -- and experience some of Quebec's traditional fare. The main floor, where we were seated, has only about 6 tables, a good distance apart from each other. Found the restaurant a little cold, but it was a very cold weekend when we visited Quebec. Reservations probably required. Enjoy!

LiLKidneys (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2013

everything about Patriarche was fantastic. the service and pacing was impeccable, the setting romantic, the food awe inspiring. we dined in three of the top 5 rated restaurants in Quebec, and Patriarche was by far the best. So to me it is the best in Quebec. It was also the most expensive dinner I have ever had. But since it was the best dining experience of my life, I would say it was worth the price.

vipFuzzyBeaver (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2013

This a restaurant of threes. So every course features the same food item but prepared three ways. It sounds odd but really works well. Each course is a culinary adventure and all wonderful. Not your typical French dining but it works. The staff are exceptionally professional and deliver great service. The wine recommendations were perfect for the meals. The interior of the restaurant is wonderful with stone walls, etc. Very quiet and inviting. As a nice touch, the server comes to door and provides the coats and wishes you well. The prices are steep yet a worthwhile experience.

vipbuckeyechem (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on November 8, 2013

This fine dining establishment is unique because each plate takes the signature "trilogy" approach of three different preparations that complement each other. The food is outstanding with deep flavors and is artistically presented. The wait staff is attentive and friendly without being overbearing or intrusive. Our server also made excellent suggestions for our wine choice. My only complaint is that the kitchen was slow getting the food out and there were inappropriately long delays between some of our courses. Glorious food but be prepared to be at the restaurant for a long time.

judd (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2013

We always reserve at Patriarche on our annual trips to Quebec City. We enjoy the ambiance, the service, and the imaginative presentation and taste of the trilogies. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Kenfam (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2013

A very nice and unique restaurant with remarkable service, food and wonderful ambiance. Each entree was a work of art and tasted as good as it looked. If you try the fixed menu option, which I highly suggest, be sure to include the wine pairing. A great find in Quebec city.

xoxofoodxoxo (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2013

We celebrate our wedding anniversary here! The food was exquisite and the service was amazing. Highly recommended for special occasion.

vipRhaven (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2013

A beautiful, unpretentious setting with a very good - although not overwhelming - wine list. We enjoyed the meal so much that we seriously considered cancelling plans the next night and the night after that to go back. If I lived in Quebec City I might eat there once a week.

Carolpenny (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2013

At La. Patriarche every plate is served in a trilogy, in other words of you order scallops they are served three ways, same with dessert, if you want chocolate, you will have a beautiful plate with three different chocolate desserts. The service is lovely, although at times it felt to us that there were too many decisions to make...the ambience is old world French, very cozy, a tiny place. Great for a special dinner....

Andypandi (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on October 12, 2013

The food is good, the service great but definetely extremely pricey. We ordered a Bordeaux wine and it was a cheap French wine that they sell as a gem. There are much better options in Quebec for half the price.

vipLuvGreatFood (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2013

Honestly, neither words nor photos can describe our fabulous experience here. Warning: go hungry, or you won't be able to enjoy it all!

We both ordered the game meat tasting menu, with wine pairings. The presentation and preparation were innovative, beautiful, and absolutely scrumptious. As an added bonus, they were totally accommodating of my husband's need for a gluten free meal...even providing excellent gluten free bread. Speaking of bread, although I usually resist the urge to fill up on bread, their cheddar and bacon roll was indescribably good.

This is a restaurant not to be missed!

vipBostonfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 11, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely meal here. Beautiful exposed brick and old beams. Small, intimate rooms. The food was innovative and provided many different tastes on one plate. All were good, some excellent. Overall perhaps a bit too complex. Still a great experience and we would happily return. One thing to note-- this is not quick! 2 hours for 2 courses. This is common in Quebec fine dining but good to be prepared.

vipShel (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2013

We felt that although the restaurant was elegant, they made us feel like we were important. Each dish was presented with one food item prepared three different ways and it was displayed beautifully. We decided on the prix fixe menu so that we could enjoy more of what was offered. The meal was spread out over about 2 1/2 to 3 hours and was so leisurely that we were able to make an evening out of it. It was a memorable evening.

vipMayorD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2013

A unique experience for which the entire evening actually exceeded FIVE STARS. Keep it up my friends.

vipLouSkunt (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2013

Nothing here that needs to change. An amazing experience