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This well-established French restaurant in the Old City has won several awards for its simply exquisite cuisine. The charming dining room at Saint-Amour features stone walls, flowers, and mirrors refined, yet romantic. It specializes in seafood like swordfish with sweet pimento in a cream sauce, game like grilled caribou with poached pear and cedar jelly, lamb dishes like rack of lamb in a fine herb and cheese crust, and Quebec duck foie gras. Desserts are spectacular, and the wine list features a 1928 Sauternes Chateau La Tour.
Charbon Steakhouse, located within the old Gare du Palais, is a favorite for its maple charcoal-grilled steak and seafood in an inviting atmosphere. The kitchen specializes in old-fashioned North American comfort food like filet mignon tartare and grilled jumbo shrimp. Its open kitchen allows good vibes, and scents, to flow throughout the enormous restaurant, making it a popular choice among tourists and locals alike.
Aux Anciens Canadiens is a well-known restaurant located in the beautiful Maison Jacquet, a 1675 building that was once home to novelist Philippe-Aubert de Gaspé. His novel gives its name to the restaurant. The table d'hôte offers an entrée, soup, choice of main course, desert and coffee or teas. Most of the cuisine is Quebecois, that is the local French-Canadian cuisine, which is distinctively different from French fare.
Both locals and visitors throng this delightful French restaurant for an early wholesome breakfast. One of those places that believe in having an early start to the day, it opens its doors to hungry patrons at 6a in the morning. While their homemade strawberry jam and meat pie are a breakfast favorite, dishes like pea soup and veal liver rule the charts during lunch and dinner. A classic French fare, served in a cozy setting.
Owners Daniel Vézina and Suzanne Gagnon named this popular and upscale restaurant after their two children. The very friendly couple is well-known in the city for their warm personalities and for high quality cuisine. They have prix fixe as well as a la carte menus that change as per the seasons, enabling one to taste the best of every season. Some of the offerings include duck confit, spinach and citrus ravioli with seared foie gras; seafood cocktail, horseradish sauce and vegetables tempura. The desserts section has some delights such as orange souffle in store. The impressive wine cellar includes a broad range of countries.