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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
+1 418-867-4517
07:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 01:00
Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Trois-Pistoles, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A fancy dinner out? Go to L'Estaminet. A nice and warm place where cooking is made to make you happy inside. Well situated on Lafontaine street, the restaurant offers grilled meat and great dishes. The ambiance can be nice for a couple's night out, a small group or a birthday dinner.

Thank Françoise B
Burlington, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on our way fromNova Scotia to Ontario. I had pizza with a side salad. Generally I don't count on the side salad. This one was an exceptional arugula salad. The pizza was goat cheese, pine nuts, nice kalamata olives etc and was delicious. DO NOT order an appetizer as the meal portions are generous.

Thank mlrlaj
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Soups were tasty but warm not hot. Chicken apple pesto sandwich with garden (arugula) salad was good. The new Asian salad was not what we had expected. The veggies were stir fried and placed on arugula. The best thing was the server who was very pleasant and the beer.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fredericton, Canada
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I love going there for brunch, lunch, dinner or for an evening drink. The menu is great and the service very friendly. The plate are large and very filling. They also have terrace in the summer and have special events regularly. I strongly recommend this place if you are in the area.

Thank Alessa_Corsilli
Bowral, Australia
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520 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Modern decor, mostly young crowd at lunch and a nice vibe. Menu de jour was good. My soup was delicious and my salmon special salad also very good. Particularly the salad. Great dressing that did not taste like a bottle dressing and lovely mixed greens. My husband had the salad and pizza and said it was great. We then had... More 

Thank Joanne P
Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Crowded restaurant and happy staff. Nice ambiance. They recommanded the burgers. Don't take it if you like meat. I was expecting more meat than a tiny piece for $16.00. Too much sauce btw. Take the tuna tartare, very good. Type of restaurant you will find everywhere in bigger city. Good service and really friendly staff.

Thank Marc L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Wow what a burger...."L' Estime" Not often you get a knife with your burger. Large portions, Oriental Chicken salade enough for 2 if you want a light lunch. Speedy service....great atmosphere...

Thank Stephane A
Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The restaurant was packed over lunch on a Friday, so it seems popular with locals. The food was good and the service was also good. Nothing extraordinary, but it does the job.

Thank joseph34
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. I even asked the waitress for something with lots of vegetables, and she offered that the kitchen could make me a side of sautéed vegetables (not on the menu) to go with the seafood pasta I really wanted. She brought out a huge serving of veggies, and I was only charged $3 for it. Great service and very... More 

Thank MindyJoJo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and great service in French or English. Modern, comfortable atmosphere. Tried the Estimanet burger on the first evening -- an excellent choice! Went back for salmon and filet mignon the next day -- Both tasted very fresh and were prepared with care.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Riviere du Loup
  • Phone Number: +1 418-867-4517

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?