QUÉBÉCOIS Situated within one of Upper Town’s oldest homes (circa 1675), under a hard-to-miss, quaintly red roof, is the city’s favorite destination for traditional Québécois cuisine. A dinner of pea soup, tourtiere (meat pie), baked beans, and maple syrup pie may sound basic, but these and the more contemporary adaptations of game (vacuum-cooked wild caribou filet mignon, for example) are prepared exceptionally well here. Small windows, low ceilings, checked tablecloths, and servers who dress in period costume add warmth and a smidge of whimsy to what is otherwise a fine dining (and expensive) night out. For a bargain, more than a dozen three-course early-bird specials (daily until 5:45pm) run less than C$25 and include wine or beer. On the other hand, if you want the filet of wild Inuit caribou, you’re looking at C$85.
Quebec City› Restaurant
Aux Anciens Canadiens
34 rue St-Louis (at rue des Jardins)
Our Rating Neighborhood Haute-Ville (Upper Town) Hours Daily noon–9pm. Check for changes to winter hours. Phone 418/692-1627 Prices Table d’hôte lunch C$20-C$85; main courses dinner C$24–C$77. Reservations recommended. Cuisine Type Traditional Web site Aux Anciens Canadiens
Map34 rue St-Louis Quebec City
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