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“Seriously, 4.5 "stars"? Save your money.”

Bistro Sous le Fort
Ranked #21 of 1,476 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This restaurant was the closest to my hotel that was open and received at least a 4.5 rating so I went. Boy was I disappointed. For all the hype and superlatives the food was plain plain. Well made, but plain. I've had better at The Keg (a steakhouse).
The "venison" I'm sure was beef, perfectly cooked beef. The blueberry sauce on the venison lacked anything other than a reduced blueberry jam flavour (what are the odds that's were it came from?!), the Rillettes Canard were like shredded duck with some pickles in it. Technically what it is, but really, a bit of flavour would have been nice. The wine was good and the service very friendly and relatively quick for what i ordered.
I sat on the porch overlooking the historic lower town in QC and the view and atmosphere were great (warning if you don't like a tour of school children going by every 5 minutes, don't sit outside in old Quebec) and I bet the rent in this neighbourhood wouldn't be cheap but $55 per person for the quality of food I received was not worth it.
All in all, decent, but not 4.5 stars and not worth the price

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Thank Cufferino
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This little restaurant was quite a fun surprise - mainly because of our waiter, Rafael. He was delightful and charming and very attentive. The place is a little crowded, but dark and romantic, and the food was very, very good. It was a cold, rainy night so we didn't get to dine outside but that would have been fun too. Definitely worth going and be sure to ask to sit in Rafael's section.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

loved the atmosphere and the food. very modern but classy. very nice place for a special occasions and dates. highly recommend!!

Thank chan k
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The menu on the outside was not exciting for us but based on the reviews here at TripAdvisor we had made a reservation so we went anyway. We are glad we did. This bistro is bright and cheerful, our server, Raphael, was positive and helpful, and our dinner of broiled venison with a lovely sauce and sautéed potatoes with nicely cooked vegetables was delicious
and the portions were ample, not gross. We had 8-ounce servings of wine, garlic bread, and a maple dessert... All were just right. Thanks to all you T/A reviewers for giving us the right scoop!

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Went there for supper. Small and quaint with a great atmosphere. Rafael was our server and he was excellent.

We had a number of appetizers including the boar egg rolls and they were nice. We meant to go back for lunch but didn't get the opportunity.

There always seemed to be a crowd there, which usually means it is good

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Thank Rob H
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