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About Restaurant 1640

Nestled in the heart of Quebec's historic city, we invite you to come experience our sumptuous classics and exceptional location in a 30's style atmosphere.

Our dishes are inspired by everything from French-bistro to fresh local flavors and the result is something worth tasting.

16 Ste-Anne
Québec, QC G1R 3X2
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: lundi - samedi: 7h30 - 11h30, dimanche: 7h00 - 12h00

Lunch: lundi - dimanche: 11h30 - 16h30

Dinner: lundi - dimanche: 16h30 - 22h30

Cross Street:
Fort St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(418) 694-9063

Website:
http://www.le1640.com/

Restaurant 1640 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
Live Music (5)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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Authentic (2)
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Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 6 days ago

Thomas took great care of us. Food and service were outstanding. Would definitively eat there again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I made reservations for 12/31 for lunch. No one seemed to know about the reservation. After some discussion, the hostess, a snooty girl if I ever saw one, tried to seat my husband and me in the Bistro section, while we expected to be seated in the restaurant area. She would not let go and tried to convince us against all reason that the two areas are the same. Compare high school cafeteria area to white linen restaurant area and you get the picture that the two are not alike at all.

It took three attempts on her side and three refusals on ours to be finally seated in the restaurant area. Then the menu turned out to be a very limited bvasically quick menu items. When you see their web site, they serve beautiful dishes and it says nowhere that these are not available during lunch. Overall, a great disappointment with very mediocre food.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Atmosphere, food and service all very good. Will definitely be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We came here for Xmas eve meal and all chose from the prix fixe menu. The food was plentiful and fresh with creative presentations of Quebecois cuisine and the service was attentive. Drinks and wine were all very nice as well. They had live Xmas music as well which made the evening even more festive. Very enjoyable. Recommended.

Tags: Live Music, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Would highly recommend.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Seated quickly, attentive waiter, excellent food, nice atmosphere.
All around excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Quiet location, beautifully prepared and presented food. We had a reservation but they accommodated our request to dine earlier when we finished at the Christmas Market. Service was attentive, friendly but not intrusive. Would definitely return.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and service were fantastic! One table near us was extremely loud, pounding the table and yelling the whole time we were there. Outstanding restaurant though. Highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great Location. Good food. We were served by a very nice young man. Had the special. Onion soup was amazing actually. My bavette de beouf was not so nice. Still with more local fare.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Recommended by a friend.. In the heart of the old area.. Great food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Will be going back for sure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great meal. Pork chop, filet, seafood pasta, meat and cheese board were all perfect. Would recommend this restaurant on trip to Quebec City.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great Location....quick service....and beautiful presentation and good food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great overall experience! Ambiance was on point, live jazz music but never felt too loud, food was great! We chose the pre-fix menu, which seemed to give a lot of value to the money you spent. We would go back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely 35th anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely fantastic. The salmon was prepared perfectly, good beer and wine. The live music was a special touch. Things seemed to get busy when a cruise ship group arrived so highly recommend making reservations. Great location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were on vacation in Quebec City. Enjoyed our brunch thoroughly and were seated outside with no wait on a Sunday morning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food and service. Get the French Onion Soup .

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Onge was our waiter. He served us a delicious Cesar Salad for two prepare by him at our table. Our Chateaubriand fir also was suberb. Thus is our second time at thus wonderful and friendly restaurant. We will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The restaurant didn't honor our reservation, not because it was a mistake but they generally don't do that if you don't make the reservation a day or two in advance! Didn't help that I had a confirmation from them! No real apology, they couldn't care less. They are always busy anyway, all their patrons are tourists who don't come back anyway. Not recommended!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I visited the restaurant 22 years ago and it was superb. Still consider it one of the best meals i ever had and i've been to a lot of prestigious places in Europe and New York. But now, they are cutting the cost big time. Disposable paper napkins that look like fabric? Really???
My husband ordered file Mignon and they served him rib eye or whatever the hell it was. It definitely wasn't file mignon. Chocholate cone had undissolved sugar in it which made it impossible to eat. Overall, a big disappointment.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great location near Hotel Frontenac and stairs leading to Basse Ville (lower old city). Food was good, live music was fun( if a bit tacky), and atmosphere was fun. Reasonably priced for the area.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent souper, nourriture excellente, ambiance agréable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great service and delicious food. My relatives and I thought it was wonderful. Such a setting, too, in view of the Chateau Frontenac.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was amazing! Our waiter Simon was friendly and too great care of us. We enjoyed the music and ambiance as well!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Live jazz music near our table was delightful. One of the best dining experiences we've ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Mediocre at the best. We did not enjoy the food at all.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Lovely experience at this well-established restaurant in old Quebec. Made a last minute booking and got a great table in a quiet corner. Restaurant was busy but didn't impede the ambience of the place. Food was excellent traditional French cuisine, nicely presented. Duck confit was delicious and the lamb shank perfectly cooked. Wine list was extensive and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent service, tasty meal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent service with good food and a convenient location by the Frontenac. The kids meal is a great value and the fixed price menu is pretty good too. Accordion player in the restaurant provided entertainment.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everyone in our group really enjoyed their meals, our waiter and the ambiance. Thank you. If ever we return to Quebec we will certainly be back!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Stay away from this restaurant. We went for a family dinner while on a vacation. At the start, my drink was wrong and had to be sent back. The replacement drink took 10 minutes to arrive. The appetizer portions were minuscule and mostly tasteless. The restaurant was busy with tourists so we didn't think much when dinner seemed delayed after the appetizers. However, when I noticed the restaurant had nearly emptied, and we'd been sitting for almost two hours, I stood up to find our waiter who said oops there had been a mixup and our food would be arriving shortly. When the food finally arrived, it was awful. Three of us had pork. The dishes had obviously been sitting under a heat lamp for some time. The meat was mealy and tasteless. The pork was so dry that I had to ask for another drink which, not surprisingly, didn't come until I had to stand up and get it 15 minutes later. The fourth dish ordered was a chicken dish that I'm not sure had much in the way of chicken hidden in a plateful of lettuce. We had to get more food later for that diner. Our plates were gathered up before we were truly done eating because there was no one left in the restaurant and the staff clearly wanted to go home. The dessert that came with a fixed price meal was uninspired and made at least the day before. At the end, we had to get up to find someone so we could pay the overpriced bill because they ignored my card sitting on the check. I can't state too strongly that this establishment is just a sham operation and a gross tourist trap posing as moderate dining.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This restaurant looks touristy with a big umbrellas over outdoor tables in the middle of Old Quebec. But if you step inside a different experience awaits. I ordered grilled ceasar salad and lamb shank. Delicious. Every member of my party raved about their choice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed breakfast before heading back to the states. Great service and food.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

They are dealing with large crowds and the food is indicitive of it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Beautiful presentation with breakfast, including a little red velvet cupcake! Highly recommended!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Everything that we had between the french onion soup, pork chop, halibut, and creme brule was exceptional. Went back the next day because it was so good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The restaurant was pretty clean and comfortable and had well priced kids' options. The food itself was OK but the service was really good and attentive. The place was a little dark and the music a bit loud. I would rate it 3.5/5.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Scattered server. Our poor server must need help. He brought me the wrong wine--the $11 glass, not the $10 glass I ordered. He forgot the dessert that came with my husband's fixed course meal selection. He also forgot to put salt and pepper on the table and did not ask if I wanted ground pepper for my salad. That said, the atmosphere is charming and intimate. The sax and piano music was a nice addition to the evening. The food we had was very good. My husband really enjoyed his chicken and pasta, and stated that their French Onion soup was "outstanding." I also enjoyed my salad. The salmon with orange and ginger was VERY sweet--not my taste--but the salmon was cooked perfectly and the accompanying rice was very good. Had we been in a more assertive mood, or more excited about dessert after our filling 2 courses, we would have been more insistent on getting the dessert. We had reservations, which I suggest, as the restaurant was very full and busy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great location and service. Great caramel brule. Not so good entrecote de boeuf quality was very poor for the price. Very disappointing.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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