Restaurant 1640

4.5
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary French
Nestled in the heart of Quebec's historic city, Restaurant 1640 will delight you with its bistro feel and array of French menu items. Be it for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner, you'll discover a simple yet flavourful cuisine. Pizza, pasta and bistro classics such as steak frites and lamb shanks await. Compliment your meal with a rich glass of wine.
In our lovely bar, watch the game or squander time away sipping a refreshing drink. Our venue can even host your family gatherings and we shall ensure you enjoy your time with us.
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SylvieG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Le son des musiciens étaient fort. A part de cela tout était parfait

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Caseyw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance. Second time going to this place. Did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar staff was fantastic. We asked for surprise drinks and they made spectacular drinks for all 4 of us. What a great ambience as well. The food was also great. Best meal in 5 days! Thank you so much.

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NatalieC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Très bien! Belle emplacement, fraicheur des plats, présentation.

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Chiara
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went there last weekend (labor day). The food was okay, I did not find the restaurant very clean (example the waiters fingers were dirty and left marks on the side of my plate) and I found a hair in my pasta. It could have been just an off-night. The service was good (waiters very attentive) and when I showed them the hair, they gave me a discount on my plate (which I barely touched) which I thought was nice of them.

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HaniF
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, excellent choices on the menu, superb service, well priced and well located on the heart of old Quebec City. 3rd trip to Quebec abd 3rd visit to this restaurant. It’s definitely on our regular list

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StefT
Montreal
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location in historical building. Table d’hôte menu is a great deal. Food was tasty and nicely presented. Service was prompt and friendly.

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vipMAGW
Montreal
54 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been there before and we’re excited to go back.....But this time it was very disappointing, the food was very pedestrian at best and the flavour was lacking. We had lunch the chicken wrap was uninspired and the burger was very plane .....The best thing on the plate with the french fries.

Not again ....or should I say non Merci

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CarolyneD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent 3 days in Quebec City, this was by far the best restaurant.

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MartineA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons passé une très belle soirée, merci à notre serveuse Annie, sympathique et attentionnée

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CatS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nourriture bonne. Par contre, plats très long à sortir de la cuisine. Après 1h, nous n'avons toujours pas nos entrées. Par contre, on a apporté la pizza de notte fille de 6 ans.
Bruyant avec les musiciens en live.

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WillC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent service, and a fastistic view right across from the Chateau.

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vipalex
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waited 45 minutes despite having reservations, not cool. Food was mostly good with some exceptions.

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SachaP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurant in quebec city ! Not that expensive for the food and the view on frontenac castle!

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vipCC60
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful ambience at this restaurant in Que. That offers sidewalk and indoor seating and is close to petit Champlain shoppes and more.

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GabrielK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome , the service was very great !

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Jigjosette
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beau restaurant, malgré qu’ils étaient très occupé nous avons passé une très belle avec des bons musiciens, autant la nourriture que la présentation tout était parfait ! Même si le menu était restreint nous avons trouvé notre compte! Je le recommande fortement!

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LouisB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Très bel endroit feutré. L’ambiance était tout simplement parfaite avec le musicien sur rue. Expérience à renouveler.

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Travelwiser
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view on the Château Frontenac is outstanding! Such a beautiful terrace. The food is great and prices are very reasonable.

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ClaudeJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

bonne bouffe et bonne ambiance, service de qualité

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Michel
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellente bouffe pour tous les mets. Savoureux et bien équilibrés.

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DonaldD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Très belle expérience, très beau décor, belle ambiance, éclairage parfait, musique d'ambiance parfaite et agréable de façon qu'on s'entendais bien.
La serveuse avait 20 ans d'expérience, rien à dire. Parfait. Très aimable, polie, généreuse de son temps et chaleureuse.

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Louisthenorth
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Les entrées étaient dignes des grandes tables de Québec. Présentation impressionnante. Foie gras excellent. Mets principaux très bons ( joue de bœuf/ pâtes fruits de mers ) mais pas au même niveau que les entrées. Choix de vin extrêmement décevant pour un resto qui se dit : «viandes et vins». 4 choix de vin rouge seulement !! Pas de carte des vins. Meilleure bouteille du resto à 42$ .. Somme tout, on a apprécié notre soirée. Rapport qualité prix honnête.

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RoxaneP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons adoré notre soirée.
Nous allons certainement y retourner.

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Montarvillois
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Très bien situé, menu intéressant, carte des vins abordable, service courtois et souriant malgré les masques, repas délicieux!

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Veronique
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant! La qualité de la nourriture est juste wow!

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vipColibris
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Malgré les mesures de distanciation, belle ambiance par une belle soirée et service très attentionné. Portions généreuse et excellent goût. Nous y retourneront.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tout était super ! Personnel super gentil la bouffe super bonne et belle présentation. Je recommande ce resto

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Sandman
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at the 1640 Bistro the evening before we decided it was time to practice real social distancing. Things were just starting to be more strongly clamped down due to the Covid 19 crisis. The bistro sat everyone with at least one table between each group and actually turned customers away to keep the numbers down. Our server kept contact to an absolute minimum, but was attentive, engaging and warm.
As for the food, in a word, delicious. I had the prawn salad and it was fresh & crisp with a wonderful assortment of items mixed in: figs, almonds and a kind of light, whipped cheese that was a complete surprise and delight. My wife had the cheese plate which, as usual, was filled with a tasty assortment of local products.
All in all, a tasty experience with fine service (especially considering the circumstances) and wonderful food. Will definitely go back when the world opens up again.

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StuartS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and great food for a reasonable price. Service was perfect. Had a great time.

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SarahP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le meilleur restaurant où nous avons mangé.

Tout était délicieux, de l'entrée jusqu'au dessert.

Le dôme au chocolat était digne des meilleures pâtisseries européennes.

De plus, la présentation des plats était superbe.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal - terrific ambiance - order the cadillac at the bar!

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food. We greatly enjoyed hearing live piano music while we had dinner. Staff were attentive, pleasant, easy going. Highly recommend.

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richardk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding, great food, great service thankyou for a wonderful evening. will look forward to coming back

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DonnaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Beautiful place overall and the food was a perfect portion just received a cold steak and the server didn’t seem busy to check on us so I ate my sides and then we had to flag her down when I received my steak again it was hot this time but definitely wasn’t medium like I asked it was very bloody so I didn’t get to enjoy it all. The creme brûlée was seriously the best !!!!

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Melg
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nous avons adoré notre expérience et nous y retournerons assurément!!!

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DannyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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David
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very comfortable environment with excellent service and a good menu of quality food.

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MarcP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get service. Food was excellent. The wine was great. I would highly recommend dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J’adore cet endroit, on y mange bien et que dire de l’ambiance avec un musicien!!! Parfait pour les soirées en amoureux!!

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