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Les Artistes
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Visited this little gem whilst on holidAy.the best food we had in Canada or the USA. The surroundings are not speciAl more like a cafe but the food is superb and the owner is very friendly. It us also a bonus to take your own alcohol. Wish we could have had time to visit again

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Thank Elizabeth W
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We came based on tripadvisor and were not disappointed. It was a Friday night and the place was packed with locals (first good sign). The menu was simple, as is the decor, and the food excellent. My daughter and I had crepes and my son had a pizza. We finished the meal with dessert crepes. Everything we ordered was excellent and the prices were reasonable. The staff were friendly, and the service was good. It was a 'bring your own wine' and I was directed across the street to pick up a bottle, corkage is free. Too bad we dined there only on our last night as we definitely would have returned if we were staying longer. A taste of the local culture and it was excellent!

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

This is a long-overdue review/thank you to the owner and staff of Les Artistes. I took a group of 16 middle schoolers there last June. We received a warm welcome (I had reserved by phone in advance). Although he speaks perfect English, at my request, the owner gladly encouraged my students to ask questions about the menu and to place their orders in French. We all devoured our meals. Everyone raved about his or her choice. That's a big deal, since kids that age can be finicky. My husband and I had a lovely conversation with the owner on our way out of the restaurant. We really appreciated his warmth, kindness, and patience (and, again, the delectable food). The waitress was terrific, too. Merci beaucoup!

Thank Les2tous
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Based on reviews we gave Les Artistes a try. Would have "never" seen the restaurant and just decided to stop. What an awesome place! Food is affordable with high quality flavor. Super accommodating to gluten free diet. Only regret is we found it on our last day in the area. Certainly would have been a repeat.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Prompted by reviews on TripAdvisor, we stopped for lunch at Les Artistses, a modest-looking place on the west edge of Ste.-Anne-de-Beaupre. From the outside, it looks like a diner anywhere in the Northeastern United States. The interior carries this impression further, with its tan Formica booths. The paintings by local artists, their business cards tucked into the frames, that decorate the walls would be at home at a street fair. But the food would stand up to any we had in Brittany, which is where the couple who own the place are from – he from Brest, she from Orleans. He waited on us himself. Since crepes were the house specialty, Sandy ordered a table d’hote that included a choice of appetizers and main plates, including any of the crepes sarrasin – the large buckwheat crepes folded around savory fillings. The house-made terrine was a standout as an appetizer, and the seafood crepe came packed with bay shrimp, crab and sweet little scallops, all in a satiny veloute. Charles opted for the more modest menu de jour, picking fresh vegetable soup and Salisbury steak with fries. His meal came with a wedge of warm brownie topped with a delicate sauce. For dessert, Sandy chose the crème brulee. The tab came to just $32. Neither of us felt like dinner that night.

We liked that meal so much that we stopped once again for lunch a week later. As before, the owner waited on us himself. Charles again ordered the steak hache with mushroom gravy and fries – light, free of grease and, if possible, even better than the last time. The only variations from our first visit were the accompanying soup, cream of spinach, the color of a U.S. Army dress uniform but agreeably spinach-y in flavor, and for dessert a slice of a Quebec classic, sugar pie – a custard pie made with maple sugar. Sandy started her table d’hote meal with crisp Cesar salad, its dressing enlivened by freshly grated parmesan and crumbles of bacon. Her main course, filet of salmon, came bathed in a delectable citrus sauce and accompanied by lightly sautéed root vegetables and a couscous salad. Given the couscous, an additional starch was redundant, but the mashed potatoes were useful for mopping up the last daub of citrus sauce. She finished with an ethereal dessert crepe topped with maple syrup and dusted wit with powdered sugar.

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