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La Retenue - CLOSED

50 Laurier, Magog, Quebec J1X 2K3, Canada
+1 819-769-3009
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
4 Jan 2017
“Sadly, they have closed except for a catering service, too bad, This was a lovely place”
28 Jul 2016
“Great lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, International, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
50 Laurier, Magog, Quebec J1X 2K3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Sadly, they have closed except for the catering, most unfortunate as this was a very pleasant and laid back venue off the Main Street. Hopefully they will reopen the restaurant itself. Of particular interest was the bathroom which went along with the school theme of...More

Thank Izzy L
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Our three course lunch was delicious and good value. I enjoyed the homemade gravlax and the roasted veggie salad. My husband had the fish soup - a delicious lobster Bouillabaise

Thank 1DianneR1
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The decor is a quirky mix of high French and lumberjack. The food is too. Described online as new Canadian, what I can tell you is that is delicious. We also indulged in amazing local drinks; me a beer and my wife a heavenly cider....More

Thank Kimball H
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I went to La Retenue for Easter brunch and had a terrific meal. In fact each bite was delicious and creative. I love the atmosphere which is friendly and open. You don't feel rushed here. Sometimes you wait a bit for the food but that...More

Thank Helene H
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I came with a friend at the recommendation of a family member. We had reserved for Easter brunch. It was a set menu that surprised us at every course. It was my first visit and I enjoyed the atmosphere, the linen napkins, casual decor, open...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We were 4 adults and 2 kids wishing to have nice brunch!!! Unfortunately we pick the WRONG place, service terrible the waitress didn't know the menu she was going back to the kitchen to ask, vegetarian omelet came only with onions and pepper and when...More

Thank gamuz
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The prices range is not to bad, but for the small portion you receive I felt it was high-priced. On the other hand if your looking for a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, to be able to converse, I would express this may be a restaurant...More

Thank Tara Lee L
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Found this place via other Tripadvisor reviews. Most of the other restaurants on Rue Principale seemed a little busy with tourists, and this was the hidden gem on the side street. We indulged with a drink and 3 tapas special for $10 to start our...More

1  Thank Lori G
Reviewed 17 August 2015

On our way back to Vermont from Montreal, we stopped in for dinner based on Trip Advisor reviews. I get it...it's Quebec...but I think they would benefit from having a dinner menu posted outside in English (only French was available, even inside) since it's only...More

Thank mizliz05
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

After waiting 20 minutes for water and another 20 for a waitress how told us good would take another 45 minutes...we walked out. Very amateurish Don't go unless the place is emoty.

Thank Langroch
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Laurier, Magog, Quebec J1X 2K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Magog
  • Phone Number: +1 819-769-3009
  • E-mail
Situee au centre-ville de Magog, La Retenue se veut un espace gourmand ou les saisons rencontrent le terroir afin d'offrir une experience culinaire qui comblera vos papilles.Le couple forme de la proprietaire, Ann-Renee Tisseur et du chef Sebastien Lefebvre, ainsi que leur equipe, vous surprendront a chacune de vos visites avec leurs menus, qui changent au gre des saisons. Plus qu'un resto, La Retenue c'est aussi un service de traiteur et des ateliers pour les gourmands de tous les ages.
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