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Aux Anciens Canadiens

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Quebec City
French, Canadian
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34, rue Saint - Louis., Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Z1, Canada
+1 418-692-1627
Today
12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 16:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old building is very charming and filled with history. We waited a very long time for service (bringing the menu, taking our order, bringing the food) which was perfunctory. The food was good enough but not what I would expect at these prices. I would not return. We dined elsewhere all week at other places with outstanding food and... More 

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Australia
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great little place with a set menu that is well designed to cater for small and larger appetites. We had a soup each - pea for me and french onion for hubby. Our main wasn't what we expected but good regardless and dessert just enough to complete the meal. Service is good, they top your bread up as many... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My BIL and SIL from NY state were visiting Quebec City with us and we had dinner one evening at this restaurant. The waitress was excellent and even though we arrived at 6 gave us the early bird prix fixe menu that ended at 5:30. We all chose the Quebec pork pie (tourtière). The meal included soup, salad or poutine,... More 

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New York City, New York
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the last meal of the Quebec City trip that my boyfriend and I took his mom on, we decided to enjoy a meal at Aux Anciens Candiens. What really attracted us to the restaurant was the building it was located in, reportedly the oldest building in Quebec City. The 'early bird special' which starts the meal at $19.95 CD... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have walked by Aux Anciens Canadiens for years and never went in for fear I would be eating muskrat or beaver--which i think they served in the past. Anyway, my girlfriend, son and daughter-in-law dragged me in and it was great. Service was fantastic, the atmosphere is steeped in history and tradition, and the food was really good. Very... More 

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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a pre-fix lunch here and it was wonderful. We up charged everything because we were on vacation. The food was Canadian with French overtones. The place is very cozy but can seem a bit small if it's busy ( we witnessed both)so I would recommend going during the slower time( if there is one). Staff... More 

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.....although the food is perfectly fine, especially for experiencing some traditional fare. Actually the gibier pie is good on a cold, snowy day. Kind of a fun place. Get the prix fixe menu.

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read about this restaurant when planning on trip to Quebec City and knew we wanted to go. The building itself is very quaint. I was concerned about the mixed reviews, but we had a good experience. We shared the meat pie appetizer which I really enjoyed. I had the filet mignon which comes with crispy french fries and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aux Anciens Canadiens is nice in the sense that they want tourists to think they eat like Canadians either used to or currently do. If it's your first time in Canada, the place might be worth it. Nice place, ok food, a little pricey, but mostly for tourists

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Palm Beach County
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213 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, Aux Anciens Canadiens didn't deliver our favorite meal in Quebec... but it was a pretty close second. And with the atmosphere and service, it was well ahead of our other stops. Set in the 5th-oldest house in North America, the owners have gone to lengths to preserve the historical feel. The menu focuses on traditional fair... with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 59
Cuisine
French, Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34, rue Saint - Louis., Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Z1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-1627

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