Originally Posted by miketoronto
Thanks for the advice everyone.
Another thing is we don't want a tourist version of Quebec style food. We want stuff Quebecers eat now, in addition to some traditional. Anyway those places sound great and I will look into them. We want a nice meal before heading down to the fireworks.
Although the places named here are high-end price-wise, they cannot really be called "tourist versions" of Quebec cuisine.
As I alluded to earlier, authentic local cuisine has gone high-end in much of the Western world, and what people eat on an everyday basis is often quite similar across North America and even in much of Europe.
So anything reasonably authentic tends to be pricey these days. This is not just true of Quebec.
Though not necessarily "typically" Québécois in cuisine, a few decent and less expensive places are to be found around the corner of Rue Laval and Rue Aubry. This is about a 5-minute walk from the Museum of Civilization.
Fleur de Sel/L'Argoat (Restaurant Fleur de sel et l'Argoat de Gatineau : secteur Hull) is French-style, with crêopes bretonnes and things like that.
Pizza'za is a European-style pizza (thin crust) and wine bar place.
Right next door to Pizza'za is Le Café Aux 4 Jeudis, a good place to have a drink and relax. They have a really nice terrasse in summer.
Another interesting place is Swiss restaurant Meule et caquelon.
It is a fondue and raclette place. You can bring your own wine so this helps keep costs down. It is in a totally uninteresting strip mall on an unequally uninspiring (though not dangerous) stretch of Boulevard Gréber a few km west of downtown Gatineau where the museum is. But it is easily accessible by car or bus from both central Ottawa and Gatineau.
These are the types of places that your (non-philistine) average Québécois likes to eat these days.