Le Projet

Bar, Eatery

399, Rue Saint-Jean
Québec, Quebec, G1R 1P1

(418) 914-5322 | map

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Sammy from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

easily the beer destination in this portion of the province.24 taps mostly well chosen. they try to service everyone.good vibe in that tourists meet up.

Aug 07, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Although Bateau de Nuit is my favorite stop in Québec, Le Projet is my second, and they're very close by each other. Additionally, Bateau de Nuit doesn't offer any food, so there you have it, Le Projet really comes out on top.

Le Projet is a really nice looking place in an old building with a coffered ceiling, plaster reliefs, school-house lamps, decorative wains-coating along the walls, and a solid plank-wood floor. It's very European, but at the same time very unique. It's small but comfortable and it reminds me of some of the places I've visited in Prague, but nicer, and a few places in the UK.

The bar is central left, followed along the wall by the kitchen, and the dining areas wrap around them to the right from the front door back to the elevated perch by the wash rooms.

It's a canopy-styled wooden bar similar to one you might find in England, with just 8 seats, and a "Copper" tap system that I believe is actually made of anodized aluminum. The beers are listed on the chalk board along the top of the bar, and on the wall opposite. There are 24 to choose from, with a few of them being ciders or oddities (hard soda); and they're all from Québec. You can do a sampler if you like, choosing four 5 oz. beers for $10, which might be a good idea if you're visiting and aren't familiar with the breweries.

The food is one of the things that makes Le Projet stand out. I'll give you an idea of what they offer:
$4 Frites, $8 Onion Soup, $7 Spinach Salad, $9 Salmon Tartare with Spring Greens
NACHOS: $4.50, $7 or $12 depending on size
POUTINE: $5 mini BBQ, $7 mini BBQ + ribs, $7 regular BBQ, $9.50 regular ribs
BURGERS: $14 Bacon/Cheese, $15 Du Diable, $16 Salmon
GRILLED CHEESE: $15 smoked meats, $16 duck
LES PLATS: $12 Beet Salad, $12 Veggie Sandwich, $13 Hot Dog European, $14 Fish & Chips, $16 Salmon Tartare

Beyond that the service is rather exceptional, whether at the bar or at a table. The whole staff seems to care, and they work together well.

Feb 16, 2017
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Cool place to visit in Quebec for a great selection of QC brews. Very much a British pub vibe to it. I was the only patron when I sat at the bar early afternoon on a week day so can't comment on how busy it may get at times. They poured samples of beers to taste before I ordered and offered a recommendation, but the bartender didn't seem all that interested in talking about the beers with me. They had a few bottles of Cantillon when I was there which was definitely a pleasant surprise. Had fish and chips which was good, not great. Will go back for sure if I'm in QC again for work.

Jan 20, 2017
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

The vibe is a mix of new and old elements, very white if I remember well, with lounge music, nothing amazing nor special. Usually packed, really hot in there, very loud, and almost crappy. Can't stand the place, it's just so basic and casual. Around 20 beers on rotating taps, though lots of the same breweries, probably too much they can handle. The selection is quite accessible, nothing fancy nor unique. I usually don't like tap bars because they're not representing well the crafts, which I think is true for that place. Not the first tap bar in Québec (think Bateau de nuit), but definitely one of the most popular. Definitely a good place to try some beers if you're not a local, or if you want to try 5 APAs. As for me, I usually can only handle the place for 1 or 2 glass. Didn't try the food, looks promising with lots of beer oriented selections. And the service is basic, they don't have time for you because the place is really full.

Sep 07, 2016
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

This is a pretty cool spot that is only a short walk from the heart of downtown. Tap list had 24 options, I believe and a decent mix of styles. Nothing overy interesting or unique was available when I was there (ie: nothing barrel aged and mostly the bland styles that tend to dominate Quebec craft beer). I would recommend stopping by if in the area, but this probably isn't a place that you'll want to spend the whole night.

Jun 29, 2016
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wspscott from Kentucky

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I stopped in here based on a couple recommendations from the Canada forum. Le Projet has only been open about 4 months but evidently is owned by the same person who owns La Duchesse D'Aiguillon right down the street.

So what is it like? There are a couple tall tables in the front along with some 4 tops by the window. Further back there are some booths and a bar that seats about 15 people. All very casual, definitely a beer bar vs. a restaurant. The draft beers are on a chalkboard above the bar. There were about 16 beers on tap all from Quebec (I think?) and nothing I had ever heard of. The bartender spoke French but immediately switched to English when we spoke. She helped figure out a beer for me and for my wife, definitely seemed that she actually knew what was being poured compared to some bartenders in the states. Prices were reasonable given that Quebec seems to be an expensive city, $5 for a glass and $7 for a pint (I think the pint may have been an "english" pint because it seemed larger than 16oz, it definitely was not a fake pint/shaker glass). They also had pitchers for ~$16 but I did not notice that until it was too late :)

I liked it enough that I went back for dinner the next day after hiking in Jacques Cartier park. There is a limited food menu but, I had noticed the poutine the first time and decided this would be a good place for my first poutine. I have no idea if this version is "traditional" but it was good. A huge bowl of very good fries topped with BBQ sauce and cheese curds, I got the extra meat version which was I believe from BBQ ribs. It was delicious and an amazing amount of food for $10. My friend had the deluxe grilled cheese sandwich. It had a couple thick slices of ham and tomato on what looked to be good bread. It came with a large salad (and maybe something else) for $15. He said it was excellent.

TL:DR An excellent beer focused bar where you can get some good food. If you are staying near the old city it is well worth the short walk. Highly recommended.

Jun 11, 2014
Le Projet in Québec, QC, Canada
Place rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 12 ratings