We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic Lunch”
Review of Le Pain Beni - CLOSED

Le Pain Beni
Price range: US$30 - US$30
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
Cross street: rue du Tresor
Regina, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic Lunch”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

My husband and I walked the streets of Old Quebec and found this really great outdoor restaurant for lunch. It was French cuisine at its best and my husband really liked his meal even though he is very fussy. He had the Bagette Classique and I had the Carrot Soup and Pogo meal with a chocolate desert witch was heavenly. The meal was displayed on the plates with great care. There was so much food that I was not able to eat it all. My meal was a special and it came with the soup , 2 pogos and French fries and desert and tea. The flowers that were all around the perimeter of the outdoor sitting area was also a very nice touch.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank wendy345
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

796 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    473
    227
    56
    26
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
South East England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Poor experience”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This was supposed to be a quality restaurant. I can't see how it got this reputation. The food was mediocre but very expensive. The worst part was the condescending attitude of the staff which bordered on being rude.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank IAN M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hayward, CA
Level Contributor
33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fantastic place that we stumbled across”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We ate dinner there this evening - our first night in Quebec. Once settled in our hotel we went to poke around the old town and find a place for dinner. We looked at several places but nothing struck our fancy until we stumbled across this place. The menu looked interesting and a bit different from some of the others we looked at. We did not have a reservation but got lucky with a table on the patio. What a wonderful evening. First, the staff is fabulous from the young woman who seated us, to all of the wait staff. Even though we had a fantastic waitress, every single one of the staff helped to take care of us; pouring wine, bringing food, etc. The waitress was so good that she realized that my husband had ordered the salmon tartar for his main course which comes with a chef salad which he had also ordered as his starter so she switched it to the soup of the day- a delicious lobster bisque. Both of our meals were extraordinary. The food was well prepared, fresh and served at the appropriate temperature. We ordered a bottle of wine on the recommendation of our waitress and it was superb with both of our meals. Dessert was also not disappointing. My husband had the clafoutis and I had the baba. Both were light and perfect for the end of the meal. The presentation was spectacular. We felt that it was a good value for the money. We were there for 2 hours and never felt rushed to eat and get out of the way for new customers. We don't think that you will be disappointed. Thank you for a wonderful first evening in Quebec. Dinner was followed by fireworks over the river. What a start to vacation.

  • Visited August 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank jimboCA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious and interesting food with great service ”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

My wife, daughter (8) and I came here for a 7pm table and were delighted. The food was lovely - smoked bison; wonderful tomato fish soup; crispy halibut. Yum.

And the service was also great, and family friendly. For instance, while we were having ice wine with creme brûlée an apple juice in a wine glass showed up so my daughter could join our vacation desert toast.

Certainly recommended. Yummy, interesting, relaxed, and friendly.

Helpful?
1 Thank Baconpaul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Valley Forge PA
Level Contributor
59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Not So Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Right in the heart of the Historic District on rue Sainte- Anne, this cafe was recommended by our hotel desk clerk. We arrived for Sunday morning breakfast and were seated at a lovely table by an open window with a view. The menu was tempting with prices much less than those at surrounding restaurants. Our eggs benedict arrived perfectly done, with great home fries, tasty tomato slices and coffee which was included in the cost of the breakfast entree. Service was superb with water and coffee being frequently refilled. Stone interior walls and sleek furnishings provided a pleasant environment. We later returned for lunch and another great meal in Old Quebec.

  • Visited August 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank foxypanthers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Le Pain Beni also viewed

Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec
 
Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing