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le lapin Saute: Great rabbit

A great place on le petit Champlain whose specialty is rabbit. All the rabbit served is organic and raised especially for the restaurant. My favorite was the rabbit pot pie, however there are plenty of other choices for those who don't care for rabbit.

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Oct 12, 2015

Le Lapin Saute: My favorite restaurant in Le Petit Champlain

There are many, many great restaurants in the Petit Champlain area, but my personal favourite is Le Lapin Saute. First, I really like the atmosphere: Le Lapin Saute is located in a small and cosy historic home at the heart of the Petit Champlain shopping district. As soon as you step in, you get the feeling that you've gone back in time and have been invited to dine at an old country inn. Second, the food is excellent! This is probably the best place to go in Quebec City to enjoy local fine cuisine. Of course, there are plenty of rabbit dishes ("Lapin" means rabbit), but there's also a nice selection of chicken, fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, all cooked using the best local products. The restaurant is quite small (there's room for about 30 people) so reservations are usually necessary. In the summertime there's more room thanks to the restaurant's really nice outdoor terrace.

Favorite Dish For lunch I love the Croque-monsieur; for dinner my favorite dish is the chicken and potato gratin.

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Nov 07, 2009

Le Lapin Saute: French-Canadian Country Dining

On the recommendation of a fellow VT member, we chose Le Lapin Saute for our first night in Quebec City.

Since the restaurant is located along rue du Petit Champlain, we chose a table right on the cobblestone street. However, it looked quite cozy inside as well, and there were also tables in the courtyard adjoining Parc Felix-Leclerc.

The food is country French, with rabbit (le lapin) being the specialty. Service was a bit slow and unresponsive (might have been better if we'd been inside?). English menus were available.

Favorite Dish I tried the rabbit duet - came with two sauces: one mustard and one apple. They tasted different from each other, but not mustardy or apply. The rabbit was very tender - I don't remember if I'd ever had rabbit before, but I could tell it wasn't chicken.

The BEST thing I sampled was the snails in filo. Perfect blend of possibly goat cheese, pate, and definitely chopped snail, folded into filo dough.

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Oct 11, 2004

Le Lapin Saute: Sweet Treats

We did not have dinner at Le Lapin Saute but we did choose two delicious desserts to take back to our hotel. The restaurant was jammed pack at 9 PM but as soon as we entered a waitress asked if we wanted to dine. We asked for a menu to check out the desserts and decided on them rather quickly.

Favorite Dish I can highly recommend the apple pie and the chocolate mousse. The apple pie has sugar creme on the inside and was just wonderful. The chocolate mousse was surrounded by raspberry sauce.

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Jul 26, 2004
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Le Lapin Saute: Palatable Rabbit

Treat yourself to delicious dining at this charming little country restaurant that's warm and cozy. With a distinctive menu specializing in rabbit dishes (sorry for all you vegetarians and Thumper lovers) this place is sure to please the palate.

Try other Le Groupe Restors Plaisirs in Quebec City which include Le Café du Monde, Cochon Dingue, and Jaune Tomate.

Favorite Dish I happen to have ordered the duck leg dish which came with garlic potatoes and a salad. Yummy!

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Jun 08, 2003

Le Lapin Saute: A typical cute little bistro

The restaurant is located in the middle of the touristy Petit-Champlain area, and its terrace overlooks one of its charming main pedestrian street.

Favorite Dish They specialize in rabbit dishes, but the Savoyard-style grated cheese plates are delicious. Also, save some space for the desserts: they're excellent!

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Getting to Le Lapin Saute


52 rue Petit-Champlain


  • Sunday 09:00 to 22:00
  • Monday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Friday 11:00 to 10:30
  • Saturday 09:00 to 22:30