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.
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.
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.
Le Nektar provides you with a complete coffee experience. The coffee house has coffee from some of the best roasters of the world. The roasters vary from Africa to America and even some Asian countries. Each and every coffee served here has a unique taste and richness to it because it is made following some meticulous procedures. Le Nektar is a true coffee experience and a must visit for coffee connoisseurs.
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.
Le Cochon Dingue represents a complete French bistro. A place for good food and drinks, this place is woven into the common thread of French influence on Quebec. Their menu ranges from pork to duck, and chicken to sea-food, they have it all. The interiors of this eatery ooze a feeling of home. It is a place for families to enjoy good French food. While at the restaurant, do not forget to have their very popular Sugar Pie!
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.
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.
Paillard Le Café-Boulangerie cafe and bakery on Saint-Jean Street also offers ice creams apart from the freshly baked products. The European ambiance within, complete with huge wooden tables, is juxtaposed with electronic menus displaying the various items available. Choose from amongst sandwiches, croissants, salads and more. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab your grub!