Cuisine type

  • American,
  • Quebec,


  • Hamburger,


  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
95, rue Saint-Paul, Québec, QC G1K 3V8
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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Ratings & Reviews - Buffet De L'Antiquaire

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    Not the best for cuisine Québecoise

    When in Quebec City, we were anxious to have some traditional favourites such as tourtière, salt-pork, baked beans and the like. The Restaurant aux anciens canadiens is famous for these dishes, but we elected to go to the Buffet as a lower-priced alternative. The restaurant isn't very large but offers several tables on the sidewalk for open-air dining. Grab one of these tables if you can because there is no air conditioning inside the restaurant and it was quite warm (uncomfortable) inside the restaurant. The decor is a bit dated, but it had a charming diner-like feel to it. The service was competent but not overly attentive. We ordered in French but the menus and serving staff are bilingual. What we ordered is listed below. Two of us ordered the assiette québecoise which consisted of a pork pie, beans and accompaniments. One of us ordered the cipaille (a meat pie of braised pork, beef and veal with potatoes). The other member of our party ordered a haddock fillet. Most dishes are available as a table d'hôte with soup and dessert included. Don't delude yourself into thinking that the pork pie is anything like tourtière. It was bland and relatively dry. The beans tasted like they came straight from a can. The cipaille, although tastier than the pork pie, was also somewhat dry. The fish got good reviews. Accompaniments consisted of a a small salad portion that resembled burger toppings (shredded iceburg lettuce and a couple of slices of tomato), choice of potato and an overcooked vegetable medley. This is not the restaurant for a fix of traditional Quebec dishes. Invest in a trip to the R-A-A-C for that. One of the patrons behind us raved about her poutine though. It looked really gooey and so in the off chance I ever return, I will probably order that.

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    Super agréable

    Un endroit vraiment bien situé avec une terrasse très animée pendant l'été. Le service est courtois.

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