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.
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.
Started in 1984, Restaurant L'Echaudé was a dream conceived by five travelling friends who had a passion for food. From inspirations which they gathered from Paris and New York, Restaurant L'Echaudé was born. The theme of the restaurant is, fine dining experience at an affordable price. The menu here is seasonal and local organic ingredients form the base of every dish. Their wines are also sourced from selective vineyards only. Good food, classy atmosphere and meticulous service all sum up as a reason for their loyal customer base. The bistro is open 7 days a week, brunch starts at 10:00a on weekends, lunch starts at 11:30a from Monday to Friday and dinner starts at 5:30p. They offer a 21 percent discount on their menu after 9:00p.
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.
Right in the heart of Old Quebec, near the Château Frontenac, this renowned French restaurant is located in an elegant Victorian mansion built in 1845. Le Continental features a rich and sober decor of deep colors and oak. Over the years, the cuisine and service has been awarded many national and international awards. The menu is made up of classics like snails in garlic butter served in their shells, and various other preparations.
Tea-aficionados shouldn't miss a chance to visit this delightful store, that's practically an institution for the refreshing brew. With an expert team that sources teas from all over the world, with a special emphasis on Asia, Camellia Sinensis offers one of the most diverse tea selections in the city. Drop in to their boutique to discover a mind-blowing array of fine teas from various origins. The knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to find a brew to your liking. In addition to this, the boutique also offers a handsome selection of tea-ware, books as well as tea-related gifts. A little space within the store, with a handful of tables caters to those who wish to enjoy a refreshing cup right then. Beyond the retail factor, Camellia Sinensis also offers tasting sessions, tea workshop and other such events. Check website for more.
A rotisserie, Benny & Co. is a chain of restaurants, that is known to serve some amazing delicacies made out of chicken. This particular outlet is located in downtown Quebec City and lies on Avenue Belvédère. A family-style restaurant, it has a casual ambiance, that makes it perfect for any meal of the day. Among all the dishes on their menu, the Salade jardinière, Demi-poulet, Côtes et cuisse and Repas poitrine sans peau are the ones that customers keep coming back for. Their dessert range is also quite interesting, with delicious options like Gâteau triple chocolat, Tarte aux pacanes and Mille-feuille. Take-away and delivery options remain available at the outlet. See website for more.
With a typical diner-style ambiance, this little restaurant serves up a delectable platter of meat delicacies. Located at Rue Raoul-Jobin, it lies in the Saint Sauveur neighborhood of Quebec City. Hop in for a casual meal, and try their smoked meat with fries, Salade grecque, Sous-marin and Steak de foie Lyonnais. A range of sides, beverages, desserts, combos and kid-friendly meals are also available. The staff is helpful and smiling at all times. To reserve for groups, please call ahead.
Kalimera is a humble restaurant that located in the Saint Sauveur neighborhood of Quebec City. Specializing in menu that serves hearty options for breakfast, it also has a cheap price, to suits everyone's budget. Fresh ingredients and flavorful food, is what you can expect at this local place. The service is friendly and the dining experience is worth the money. Drop here, if you are nearby, and wish to indulge in a wholesome breakfast.
A convenience store, Couche-Tard is located on Avenue de Bourlamaque. The store is a one stop shop for a lot of foodstuffs including chips, sodas, wine, chocolates, sauces, bread etc. Apart from being a store, it is also a great option to have breakfast. Serving some yummy sandwiches and coffees, in a relaxed setting, it proves to be a great hangout place for locals. See their website for more.
Le Pied Bleu serves more comfort than gourmet food at reasonable prices. Located near St. Roche, this cute little restaurant serves delicious, wholesome food - like the kind Grandma made, that would just melt your heart. The simple, uncomplicated menu comprises of popular dishes that are served in charming vintage crockery. A warm, friendly service amidst warm, friendly environment serving homey grub makes Le Pied Bleu the way to go when you're done with the whole fine-dine bit.
As you enter Cafe Castelo, you will be greeted with the aroma of freshly ground coffee being brewed. The company roasts its own coffee using several techniques. They also have teas available, as well as delicious and fresh pastries that go perfectly well with the coffee. One can also stop by for a cocktail in the evening, but it's the coffee that carries the real kick.