Le Cochon Dingue, Quebec City, A Review

Le Cochon Dingue, Quebec City, A Review

Offered at four different locations in the Québec city area, the restaurant Le Cochon Dingue is an ideal place to relish French-inspired cuisine in a warm bistro atmosphere. The specific location under review is the Cochon Dingue Lebourgneuf. This two-story restaurant offers plenty of tables, many available parking spots, a unique ambiance and an overall fantastic experience. 

Food

Le Cochon Dingue offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, in addition to a mouth-watering variety of desserts which are temptingly displayed in a glass surround at the entrance of the restaurant (will you resist these sweet temptations?)

The French-inspired menu offers an original array of flavours and ingredients for everyone’s delight.  Enjoy Escargot in Port wine, duck confit spring rolls, a goat cheese and apple salad, traditional French onion soup “au gratin”, as well as a satisfying variety of “AA” steaks, ribs, chicken and seafood options. Other than the French-inspired platters, you will find a selection of international tastes such as Osso Bucco, Italian pasta, burgers and mussels. If you wish to enjoy French and Quebec cuisine combined at its best, try the maple-smoked ribs or the duck poutine!

Service

The staff are remarkably kind, polite, warm-welcoming and attentive to the customers’ preferences and desires (table location, etc). The friendliness of all who work there is consistent with the restaurant’s bistro-style decor which seems to express the notion that everyone is welcome and every event can be catered for: a fancy evening, a casual outing, a group party or a solitary experience. While you can stop in for a rapid meal and move on to further activities, Le Cochon Dingue is the type of place that is an experience in itself. The staff totally respects and fosters your desire to spend a stretched-out-stress-free evening, and you won’t feel rushed into placing your order. It seems totally acceptable to choose to relax and sip on wine for a half-hour prior to ordering – a luxury that may not be comfortably possible in a high-production-oriented eatery.

Ambiance

The feel of the restaurant is very French, on the upside of casual, though without making you feel uncomfortable if you walk in wearing jeans. The ambiance is further enhanced with soft and engaging background music. The restaurant’s open concept contributes to the convivial feel of the restaurant. With its dynamic mood, the fireplace, and the soft instrumental jazzy music, you can easily imagine yourself on the Champs-Élysées (a more affordable option than hopping on a plane to Paris!).

Price

You can expect to pay an average of 20$ for a meal and between $26-$34 for a bottle of wine. Portions are fairly big and the food is reliably fresh and tasty, which makes it well worth the price.

Restraurant information :

Addresses and phone numbers:

Cochon Dingue Champlain
46, boulevard Champlain
Québec (Québec) G1K 4H5
Téléphone : 418 692-2013

Cochon Dingue René-Lévesque
46, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec (Qc) G1R 2A4
Téléphone : 418 523-2013

Cochon Dingue Maguire
1326, Avenue Maguire
Québec (Qc) G1T 1Z3
Téléphone : 418 684-2013

Cochon Dingue Lebourgneuf
1550, boulevard Lebourgneuf
Québec (Qc) G2K 2M4
Téléphone : 418 628-1313

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Isabelle Soucy Chartier continues to respect her passion for literature and fiction alongside her scientific article writing as a current PhD candidate in the field of Clinical and Research Psychology. She authored the novel Thoughts Gone Wrong, and has many additional literary projects underway.
It is with enthusiasm that she writes for “Life in Quebec”, looking forward to discovering common and hidden entertainment treasures that can be enjoyed by all in the beautiful region of Quebec!

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