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“Both the food and service were fabulous, creating a most pleasurable dining experience.”
Review of Le Saint-Amour

Le Saint-Amour
Ranked #14 of 1,511 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$45
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: St-Louis
Description: Comme un repas se doit d'etre une experience inoubliable a tous les points de vue, les deux proprietaires du Saint-Amour M. Jacques Fortier et le Chef Jean-Luc Boulay ont deploye depuis 1978 leurs energies afin de reunir une equipe passionnee et attentionnee, de la cuisine a la salle a manger. Le Saint Amour se veut figure de proue dans le rayonnement de la gastronomie quebecoise. Alliant tradition et innovation, Jean-Luc Boulay et son chef Patrick Dubé misent sur les plus récentes techniques pour rendre hommage aux fins produits de notre Terroir. Au fil des ans, notre table est devenue un endroit raffine et chaleureux ou le qualificatif de distinctive ne s'arrete pas a la cuisine, mais s'etend jusqu'a l'ambiance et au confort des lieux.
Reviewed 8 June 2011

My husband and I shared a wonderful evening at Le Saint-Amour. The ambience was lovely, and the food was delicious. I told the waiter that I had really hoped for a vegetarian entree, and he said they would prepare one, even though it wasn't printed on the menu. The dish that was placed before me was the most beautiful, most delicious, most satisfying I have ever eaten. Then for dessert I had a blueberry creme brulee that was flambeed at the table creating a flame over which I roasted a marshmallow. Ingenious! A true dining experience. I wish it was in Cincinnati...

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Reviewed 29 March 2011

We invited friends to dine with us at Le Saint-Amour. The restaurant was offering a special menu for the week: 3 courses for $50/pp that consisted in a tiny slice of foie gras (delicious), followed by thick pieces of warmed up veal (very hard) that had obviously been pre-cooked for the week then re-heated as needed. The 4 diners at our table called the waiter over to underline the fact that the veal was way below the restaurant's standards. We were told that's the way it was...sort of a take-it-or-leave-it attitude that did not sit well with us! We ate the damned thing but promised ourselves that we wouldn't return any time soon. In fact, we had been going to Le Saint-Amour about once a year since it opened, way back when. We noticed that the quality of food prep left something to be desired the last few times we went. We won't make that mistake again. All told, we dropped close to $500 for that meal. One would hope that we would have felt satisfied at the end of it.

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4  Thank SandraQuebec
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Reviewed 17 November 2010

We only had 2 nights in Quebec City and made a reservation prior to our arrival in early October. We were delighted with a wonderful meal and lovely decor. We had the $63 pp Inspirational Menu. We added an order of Foie Gras and Brioche as that is the chef's specialty. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious. The service was very professional but not overally stuffy.

We were seated in the room at the front. The exposed stone walls and etched glass provided a relaxing background. I did take a quick peak at the rear "Garden" room but actually preferred where we sat.

The resaurant was easlly walkable from our hotel, Chateau Frontenac. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed 11 October 2010

We had been to this restaurant in 2004 & enjoyed our meal, so we brought some friends this time. The service was pretty bad - we ordered 4 drinks & only got 2, then after about 15 minutes we were finally able to find our waiter & ask for the other drinks. We were never offered bread, thought other tables had it, so we had to ask for that after being at our table for about 45 minutes. The menu did not mention that the whole table had to order from the same tasting menu & since our reservation was for 8:30 it was apparently too late in the evening to offer it anyway so I quickly had to find something on the menu that appealed to me. Nothing came to us at the right time - we'd get 2 orders then the other 2 ten minutes later. My dinner came w/ something on the side that can only be described at drywall compound. The beef was ordered medium rare & was tough. The appetizers were too varied in texture & temperature w/ very little flavour. We ordered coffee & tea & received the wrong items. We had to ask for the bill. Overall a lousy experience given the amount they're charging. They should really pay a visit to Beckta in Ottawa to see how it should be done.

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4  Thank CDNTravelerOttawa
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Reviewed 21 September 2010

Dinner with my girlfriend at Le Saint-Amour was certainly memorable. Food was tasty and mouthwatering, the service staff a delight. Made a 9pm reservation on a Saturday night, and even on the busiest evening, we were sat within 30 minutes and waited on hand and foot but a large and efficient staff of waiters, bus boys, and sommeliers. Prior to getting our table, one of the waiters even invited us into their wine "cellar" which houses over 12,000 bottles of wine. Quite impressive, but more so that the sommelier even took the time to take us there and show us around.

Most memorable of our food was the lamb ribs... absolutely tasty and tender.

Menu pricing was a bit high for Quebec, but understandable with the level of service. Expect to pay at least $200 for two. Wine bottles start around $45, most hovered around the $75 mark. Main Dishes priced around $40-50, prix fixe priced from $62-$112.

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