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About Le Patriarche
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.
Quebec, QC G1R 4G7
French / Canadian, European, Wild Game
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Un service de valet est offert au tarif de 8$++
Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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!
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.
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.
The restaurant was really cute, tucked in a quiet street off of a busy shopping area (Rue St. Jean). We had a dinner reservation at 5:30 and were promptly greeted/seated. The waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. The dinner took over 2 hours but it was filled with so many beautiful surprises. The presentation, the food, the ambiance... everything was perfect times three!!!
This restaurant had a menu that was incredibly unique! Everything was in "trio" - 3 versions meat, fish, etc. You could have a 3 choice or 5 choice meal - the latter a fixed price. The food was elegantly served and the presentation was beyond reproach. We have never eaten such amazing food prepared in ways that could only be considered art. The service was impeccable. Very quiet, very romantic.
The restaurant serves intriguing food, made with high attention to detail. We especially liked the lamb as well as the "death by chocolate dessert". We were also happy with the wine pairings. The services was attentive and excellent, to the point that the owner droveus home himself as no taxis were available in the heavy showers that fell onto town.
Not cheap (we spent a bit more than CAD 400, but definetly worth the money.
We picked Le Patriarche to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary, and we are so glad we did. This is a world class restaurant. The service from beginning to end was excellent, and made for a welcoming and relaxing dining experience. The meal was exceptional and the menu inventive. This was our first visit to Le Patriarch and we would recommend without hesitation.
We love wonderful food and it is hard to make us stop and say WOW, but this restaurant exceeded all of our expectations on every level. The food, presentation, creativity, and ambience were exceptional. The service was impeccable and the restaurant itself was beautiful. Yes, it was pricey, but for a 3 hr dinner of this caliber, it was well worth it.
We picked Le Patriarche for a romantic dinner to celebrate a birthday. Not being from Quebec City and wanting to reserve a great place in advance of the weekend trip, I checked out online reviews and decided on Le Patriarche. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated immediately near a second floor window with a nice view of the historic street below. Service was prompt and cordial. Our server was an expert guide to the interesting menu of locally sourced produce and proteins. We selected the chef's trio tasting menu "Les Eux-Autres" at a fixed price. Each of the five courses arrived with perfect timing. We never felt rushed. The flavors were exquisite and presentation was first rate. I recommend it without hesitation.
Wonderful menu. Each course comes prepared 3 ways. The tasting menus are well balanced.
The restaurant is not that big. The night I was there, it was only half full. Nonetheless, it took 1 1/4 hours to get our appetizers. There were 2 other couples that waited just as long. After that, the food came out at an appropriate pace. I understand that all the food is cooked as ordered, but the wait was unacceptable. Furthermore, no one came out to apologize. Water glasses were not filled promptly. At these prices, service should be prompt but deferential and food should come out at a reasonable pace.
Wow, what a dinner! We have eaten at many of the finest restaurants throughout the northeastern US and Patriarche ranks among the best. We each had a pre fix meal along with the foie gras and an outstanding bottle of Niagra Syrah. If your in QC and are searching for an outstanding evening, look no further.
This is a special place and what comes from the kitchen is wonderful. The trilogy concept, while not unique, is certainly very interesting. It takes time to prepare so do not be in a hurry. The wait is worth it. Staff is professional, ambiance is charming and the overall experience is terrific
We took 5 friends to Le Patriarche to celebrate our 25th anniversary and my retirement. It was an excellent choice, our friends agreed that it was the best meal they had ever had. Each course was three very different variations of the selected item, each presented artfully. The wine pairings were well done. Expensive but well worth it.
Great concept, terrific ingredients, top-notch execution. This restaurant compares favorably with Le Bernadin (NYC). We were unfamiliar with most of the available wines, but the several we had were excellent and went well with the various dishes. Many aspects of our meal were outstanding, but the trilogy of young buffalo (tartare, capaccio and terrine) narrowly beat out the lamb as the best dish of the night.
One note: Open Table gave us a later reservation than we really needed, so perhaps just show up a little early. (We were there on a Monday night.) Also, service was a tiny bit on the slow side (very French), but the food more than made up for it. Highly recommended.
My boyfriend had the trio of pate' and he was in heaven. It was the best appetizer he has EVER had and we have been to some amazing restaurants. I had the trio of game meats - all very very unique, tasty and completely different from anything I have had before. Eating this way - small portions with a variety of tastes - I think we ate less and felt fuller! It was a very special event.
It was my second time at Le Patriarche and I would for sure be coming back. In this antique building, the chef has come up with a menu that respects the spirit of that place. The trilogy concept felt right for me and was also well executed. The service was outstanding and made us feel like we were super important clients that night.
We had a super meal at Le Patriarche. The chef's creations were innovative, delicious and beautifully presented. The service was wonderful. Attentive, timely, but not overbearing. We have food allergies and the staff were able to accommodate us and make us feel safe. Highly recommended.
Diners are treated to courses that have been prepared in three different ways resulting in an evening of culinary delights. From appy through dessert you will experienced three excellently prepared but different tastes and textures of your selections. Couple this with a menu that features a significant portion of game and one is taken on a culinary adventure that is memorable, delicious, and well worth the price.
the food was good and very interesting. We had the 5 course meal and wine pairing and were happy with the creativity. The sommelier was excellent as was the wine. OVerall, we enjoyed the experience but it was expensive and we were not sure we got value for the money.
This was our first time at Le Patriarche but I certainly hope not our last. Food was extraordinary, service was knolegeable and thoughtful. The trio concept provides a wonderful structure but it is the fine cooking that sets this place apart. I hope to return the next time I am in Quebec.
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