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Cafe St-Malo

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$$ - $$$
Downtown Quebec City
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75 Rue St-Paul, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3V8, Canada
+1 418-692-2004
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Wanaque, New Jersey
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Sitting in the Cafe St-Malo brought to mind all the positives of a Parisian cafe. Traditional French food and considerate service with a true Parisian ambiance. This restaurant is a warm gem and the dishes (duck confit, steak frites, Pot a feu du la mer) were prepared beautifully. Add to that the wonderful bagettes and creamy creme brulee to equal... More 

Thank Nancy R
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Vegetable soup was flavorful with good assortment of vegetables. Seafood stew was excellent, full of a wide assortment of fresh seafood in a tasty broth reasonably priced. The lamb shank confeit with frites and salad was perfectly prepared and sumptuous. The yellow cake in a carmel and fresh rasberry sauce was a great desert, light and not overly sweet.

Thank Frank G
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Wow, we had the best local meal. Loved the atmosphere and friendly service. Small spot with ambiance.

1 Thank cdestinations
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249 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

After reading all the reviews on Trip Advisor my husband and I decided to go to this restaurant for our anniversary. We made reservations but being the off season they were not necessary. We had our pick of tables, but unfortunately the fireplace was not in use so we picked a window table. The service was very good, but I... More 

Thank Rockport4
Ottawa, Canada
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122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

My husband and I visited Cafe St. Malo last week after pouring through Trip Advisor reviews on numerous restaurants in Old Quebec City. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and very conducive for dinner out on a cool April evening. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient, although probably the least friendly of any servers we encountered during our stay in... More 

Thank Janet1016
Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Cafe St-Malo is a traditional bistro. Both food and service was very good. Unfortunately for the restaurant world, it was our server's last night before he embarked on a second career as an engineer.

Thank Traveller376
Arlington, Virginia
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Wanted to have cassoulet for lunch, and had heard that theirs is one of the best. Very quaint and cozy place. Waiter was friendly and spoke English. I ordered the cassoulet, which was amazing! Heard they import their white beans from France! My husband had the seafood stew, it was superb! The broth was so tasty and very generous amount... More 

1 Thank Lynn M
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Café St.-Malo at the rue St. Paul in lower part of Old Quebec, is a little gastronomical gem (although I can’t say it’s “undiscovered”, because tables are not easy to come by…) that I used to frequent 20 years ago when I had a short research appointment at Université Laval. I have just visited Quebec City again hoping it was... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Great cozy little restaurant. Fantastic server - very friendly and fluent in English in addition to French. Were seated immediately and got us drinks and bread very quickly. Went with the house wine and it was much better than I have learned to expect. We had the Seafood stew (very similar to bouillabaisse) and the cassoulet - both excellent for... More 

1 Thank William S
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Small cozy place with a wood burning fireplace. Server was very friendly and helpful. We ordered the escargot, venison ravioli, duck confit, and rabbit stew. Escargot was pretty good. Would not order the ravioli again. Duck confit was tasty. Rabbit stew was very flavorful and came with yummy veggies. Add a bottle of wine and a dessert and it cost... More 

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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
French, European, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Rue St-Paul, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3V8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-2004

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