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Patente et Machin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, French
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82 Ste-Joseph West, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 1W9, Canada
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a dinner here....got a awesome seat at the bar ...got to see the chef create magic :-) Food was tasty and fun to eat with different flavours all complimenting each other. Friendly staff ...helped me with my options which were all written in French :-)

Thank JayPrabhu
Kitchener, Canada
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Attended this restaurant with a friend on a business trip. I had been to the sister restaurant Ketchup. I found the approach and concept very similar but the experience at P&M was a bit better ! More comfortable atmosphere. The food was excellent. I had gravlax and pork dish. Both were out of this world! Highly recommend and I will... More 

1 Thank ON_guy
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great place, fantastic atmosphere, fab service and amazing food, we shared the pork shoulder and a chicken dish between 4 people and barely finished it, it is not a huge place but all tables taken, booking a must!

Thank Adrianbrennan
Peekskill, New York
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small bistro a few minutes ride from old town. Definitely worth the trip by taxi. It is a neighborhood place away from the crowds. The food was deliciously cooked with excellent presentation. It has a full bar. Food was tasty, fresh and the best trout ever. Atmosphere is French and homey. I thought $32 for 12 oysters... More 

Thank susan f
Los Angeles
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

A few miles outside of the walled city lies the neighborhood of San Roch. A quick cab ride down a quiet street takes you to this small, off the beaten path restaurant. We were seated at the bar (best place in the restaurant) where we got to watch the cook at work. His mastery of the stove and food preparation... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a salad of roasted Radiccio with zucchini flowers, stuffed with a spicy filling. This was light and usual. Duo Poissons, was a small portion of smoked salmon and raw halibut with lumpfish roe accompanied by an Apple, walnut, caper salad. It doesn't sound like much, but it was really excellent. The duck confit was perfectly roasted and accompanied... More 

Thank AzulH
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Another cute homey farm to table restaurant in Quebec City. Love the ambiance and the friendly wait staff. Don't expect a menu - it's written on a chalk board in french. But the waiter translates the menu word for word!

Thank I3klyngirl
New York, NY
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of the airbnb where we were staying down the street and we were able to get a reservation last minute on a Wednesday. Shortly after we arrived, a couple without a reservation walked in and was turned away, so we got lucky. The service is a little frighteningly slow. They don't have printed... More 

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Mountainview, CA
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Unable to get table at L'Affaire Est Ketchup, we were setup by what I imagine is their "sister" restaurant with a nice table. The restaurant is just a couple blocks from Ketchup and both are what I would call "off the beaten path" and the hustle / bustle of the touristy area of Quebec. Parking was easy (it's mostly metered... More 

Thank homework
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had the champignons (mushrooms) with braised goat - amazing. Also a caesar salad with sturgeon and a fresh mozarella salad with fresh tomatoes. We sat at the bar and chatted with the owner and chefs. Do not miss this place and make reservations. It was the best food we had in Quebec.

Thank wilmafred1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, French
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Ste-Joseph West, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 1W9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: 581-981-3999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?