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“Delicious!”

Le Cercle - Lab vivant
Ranked #175 of 1,476 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Grill, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
Cross street: Dorchester
Description: Downtown Quebec city, in the newly renewed spirit of the Saint-Roch area, Le Cercle offers a great food, three different gallery spaces and an avant-garde musical experience all rolled-up into one. Trendy youngsters rub shoulders with businessmen from lunch hour until late night to enjoy the festive dishes, tapas and the private imported wines. The concert programming, known beyond borders, shapes day after day Le Cercle's persona where art and music meet the enjoyment of a low priced tab. //// Le restaurant-galerie du Cercle propose une expérience artistique et culinaire incontournable pour vivre l'esprit du renouveau Saint-Roch. Jeunes urbains et gens d'affaires s'y côtoient de l'heure du lunch jusqu'à tard dans la nuit pour y déguster dans une ambiance festive ses plats et ses vins en importation privée. La programmation culturelle du Cercle, reconnue au-delà de nos frontières, façonne jour après jour sa signature où les arts et la musique de l'heure rencontrent le plaisir d'une table à bon prix.  
Reviewed 27 September 2013

My husband and I were visiting Quebec City for our three year anniversary and I saw this restaurant listed in our Frommer's book. It was my pick for our "anniversary dinner" and it couldn't have been any better. We chose their Table d'hôte and it was amazing! It left us satisfied, yet craving more! We also took them up on pairing our food with the sommelier's suggestions. Excellent!

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

If you are looking for a stylish urban restaurant where real Quebec City residents dine, Le Cercle is it. This modern and hip restaurant provided us with the most delicious and innovative food on our 10-day tour of Quebec and New Brunswick.

This is not haute cuisine; rather, Le Cercle re-interprets traditional Canadian favorites, like halibut served with a delicious mussel sauce or a cheese sandwich that includes pastrami, and cole slaw unlike any I have ever tasted.

If you want to a quaint, old-fashioned bistro, go to Paris. But if you are a foodie, give Le Cercle a try. This San Franciscan man recommends it.

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

We found this place on line and it was close to our hotel but it was seemingly far enough away from the tourist crowd of Old Qubec to get more of an authentic Quebec experience. The crowd was younger and the place was packed and had a cool vibe to it. We had made a reservation and had a good table. We weren't starving so we had a cheese plate, some olives and then we share calamari. yes simple food but nicely prepared and we enjoyed it with a bottle of wine. The wine list is pretty good and we had a mid-priced bottle of French wine which was smooth. I would definitely go back to this place.

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Thank Lakehouse259
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by the lovely Dominique at the Fluevog store and we were so happy she sent us there. The ambiance was youthful and fun and the staff were attentive and knowledgeable about wine and the menu. The food was beyond words. It was some of the best food we have ever tasted. That type of review from me doesn't come easily; the food was really that good. Interesting combinations, portion size was perfect and the taste, again, nothing short of beautiful! Harold was quite a bit of fun!

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

This is a hip happening restaurant with 3 projectors showing continuous arty videos on the wall. The food was pretty good. We had a calamari appetizer that was thankfully not breaded and deep fried. It was sliced and grilled. Tasty.

We also had grilled mini-artichokes which were very tasty.

Our main courses were good not great. Overall this restaurant is worth trying if you want to stay away from the tourist traps. Lots of locals eat here so it's got to be decent.

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Thank dennycrane888
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