Brasserie Française Chez Jules

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211 reviews
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Traditional Cuisine and Estate Wines
Le Pain Béni restaurant has undergone a recent metamorphosis into its present form, Brasserie Française Chez Jules.
At Chez Jules, you will eperience a true French Brasserie where the decor, the recipes, and the service all meticulously respect tradition with the utmost attention to detail.
At Chez Jules, it is still the same wonderful team that has lead Le Pain Béni to its success and they, once again, are ready to carry out this new adventure. A classic cuisine, a professional service, rigorous, attentive and pretention-free.
At Brasserie Françcaise Chez Jules, its reassuring traditional cuisine along with its estate wines will undoubtedly charm you!
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well-executed classics and more in a very Quebec setting.

Inside the walls of Quebec's Old City, you're going to pay more, but Chez Jules really delivers and I felt the value was solid. Great atmosphere, with very professional, unobtrusive service complementing a fantastic meal. From crispy bread, soft butter and cornichon to start, to a floating cloud and grandma's chocolate mousse to seal a very solid dining experience. In-between, it was duck confit (why is this so hard to find in the US?) and an incredible hunk of lamb in a thick demi-glace based sauce. I thought back to my cooking years and reminisced about the actual time that goes into food like this...some of this stuff has ingredients that were started days ago, applied here in a crescendo of deliciousness

Go here. Go nuts. Eat well, laugh and enjoy a fantastic example of the Quebec food scene.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and even better service! What a gem of a find!!!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Chez Jules every time we come to Quebec. Outstanding bistrot food.

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Hanover
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Alles fein .sehr leckere brasserie

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KW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on an off season Wednesday night, room full of local people. Braised beef cheeks with demi-glace tender, intense sauce. Cassoulet was Wednesday night special, simply brilliant. Definitely recommend and would return.

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K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, great service, reasonable priced. We would definitely eat there again

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EB
Jacksonville
553 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had lunch at Chez Jules during our trip to Quebec. We were seated immediately upon arrival at a nice table by the window. The lunch menu is well-priced with a nice variety. We both enjoyed the leak soup and Croque Monsieur sandwiches. Service was very good considering how busy the restaurant was. This was a nice finish to our 10-day Canadian trip.

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SA
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lunch menu is an exceptional value.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Two top table in far back corner has ugly view into the kitchen. Kills the ambience. Should cover with something attractive. Food was very good making it all quite alright.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant...can’t wait to go back!

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was very mediocre, nothing special and I don’t recommend it.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service at Chez Jules! We loved our dinner there and will definitely go back.

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m
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A rainy, damp evening called for a comforting meal found at Chez Jules I had filet of sole with sides of carrots & garlic beans. We topped off the meal with crepes suzette flambe and a floating meringue island!

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M
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Experience and food were mediocre. Quebec old town restaurants are for tourists and for the most part not very good. Best meals in Quebec City were outside of tourist area.

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L
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love classic french bistro food and looked forward to finding a place in Quebec that would meet our expectations. Chef Jules did that and more. We had several great meals on our trip but Chef Jules was our favorite. We went for lunch and we were so pleased that we went back the next day for dinner.

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PH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service

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RS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Had a very average dining experience.

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JB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent frog legs and cocktails. Convenient to walking and sightseeing.

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CM
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food! Some of the best food I have ever had. Unique flavors.

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JW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there last week. We are from the Boston area. Loved it! Best food we had in Quebec, and we went to several other top restaurants. I had the pork chop. Unbelievably good.

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DM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I rarely leave negative reviews, but this deserves it. It is too bad because the food was actually good - not great.Our reservation was early in the evening while the restaurant was filling in. Yet, we had to wait forever for service, our food was late, and others who had been seated well after us were receiving food before us. The amount of time we had to wait for our meals was aggravating and unexplainable.

On top of that the waiter dripped salad dressing on my wife when serving us, and rudely didn’t even apologize when my wife visibly took notice to something being spilled on her dress. Additionally, the server dropped one of two escargot utensils, and literally looked at us and said - well you only need one anyway.

We chose this restaurant because of the good reviews, to celebrate a very special anniversary. There are plenty of other nice restaurants with better service and good food in Quebec. In fact, we found that the least expensive meal we had in Quebec, served the best food with the friendliest wait staff and fastest service! This was at the Asian restaurant at the port which is in its 28th year!

In defense of Jules - I have learned there is a shortage of restaurant help in Quebec.

Perhaps our experience at Jules was because we ‘only’ spent $60ish on a bottle of wine. Or - maybe just a bad night for the wait staff.

Give it a try and be honest with your reviews. I rely SO heavily on opentable reviews. I wish that other people would have been more honest in their reviews or we caught our waiter on a better night.

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Anniversary but no one noticed that we put that in our open table reservation or asked about it.

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ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantástico el ambiente y la comida
Servicio Perfecto

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING! The food is incredible and so is the service.

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P
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant with a great choice of delicious dishes. The service was tops. I highly recommend Chez Jules. Don't hesitate one second. Go there for a fabulous dinner; you will love it!

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z
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and staff. The reasons I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 are mostly external ones, i.e. not entirely this restaurant's faults.
My wife and I dined inside (there were outside tables as well) on a busy summer Saturday evening, which was fine for people watching on the pedestrian street through the wide-open windows. But, on the other hand, we were annoyed by the street musicians playing an endless medley of unwanted songs on the same street, and the lights inside attracted flies and other bugs from outside. Occasional cigarette smoke also made us unhappy.
We could accept and even enjoy such circumstances if this were a far more casual dining place, for instance in a beach resort. Preferably not in the case of a French restaurant in the central Upper Town of Old Quebec.

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P
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food was very good. All wait staff worked as a team and were very attentive. Onion soup was terrific as was the escargot.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, an even more amazing waiter. We really enjoyed our experience.

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R
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Attached to the hotel we were staying at. Very nice, service was good although slow(all service in Quebec City is slow). Servers were very friendly. Food was good(I’m from New Orleans so I have a very high bar)
We missed our reservation because of a time zone confusion and they still seated us without any question.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Great gluten free options!

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s
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and the food was very good. The only issue was it extremely hot inside the restaurant no air conditioning.

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Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall four stars, food five stars, service three stars, location five stars, ambiance five stars, value five stars

Almost five stars overall, but the service was spotty and slow (and it wasn’t very crowded when we were there). The food was excellent, from beef cheeks to goat cheese salad to coquilles St. Jacques. Ambiance was pleasant. This was a fun and high quality place. We’ll go back for sure when in Québec.

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FN
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very tasty traditional French food. Nice atmosphere up near Chateau Frontenac.

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D
New England
185 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

despite being in a heavy tourist area, the food and service were first class.

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m
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Liked it so much went back for lunch. Table by window upstairs was delightful.

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M
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Honestly, I’ve had better. The food was tasty but the goat cheese salad came with a tiny goat cheese slice baked on a crusty bread in the middle of the salad. That’s a no no...it’s supposed to be a large circular piece of cheese in the middle with no bread! The tartare was a full size meal portion, which, in Montreal, is an appetizer portion for about half the price and the French fries came lukewarm. Nice waiter, until he grabbed the pay machine out of my hands while I was waiting for the transaction to be approved. I’m not wasting my time here again.

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S
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner during FEQ

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f
New England
82 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful classic French bistro meal in a well managed restaurant. What a pleasure to be seated upon arrival, have gracious attentive servers who watch and help their comrades at each table. There was no asking for more water or looking for the dessert menu or check. It seemed that they all silently stepped in for each other.
Bouillabaisse with traditional fish, scallops, mussels and clams with a thick broth was not overly salty nor overwhelming with fennel. The beet salad was refreshingly sweet with a honey dressing and melted goat cheese on a large crouton a yummy salty counterpoint. Wild mushroom ravioli had an earthy cream sauce and the pork chop with scalloped potatoes begged to be sucked off the bone- but of course this is a French restaurant and we couldn't do that. Best of all, a classically presented and prepared Crepes Suzette flambeed at tableside- delicious and memorable. The wine list was reasonably priced and had a good selection. I would definitely enjoy dining here again.

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GM
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had some sort of snafu with the reservation but the staff worked hard & got us a table - they were super busy. Food was great brasseire style French food. Onion soup was terrific. I had the pork chop which was decent size & expertly cooked. The wife & kids got salmon & were very happy with it. we would go back. Great service.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were classic French cuisine choices...tender escargot as an appetizer with duck leg confit as my main course and creme brûlée for dessert...absolutely delicious. My husband was equally pleased with his duck salad, fish main course and pear tart dessert. Very reasonably priced for the excellent quality of food. Will go back if I am in Old Quebec again.

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