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.
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.
Douceurs Belges is a charming restaurant better known for its wonderful Belgian cuisine, complemented by an enormous selection of imported beer. Located near the junction of the Henri-IV and de la Capitale autoroutes, a few minutes west of Quebec City, the diner is especially noted for its unbeatable lunch specials. Start with warm goat's cheese soup or seafood mousse, choose from a selection of main courses, enjoy a freshly-made dessert and coffee and then be on your way at a price you won't believe. This is a real hidden gem.
Picardie Delices & Boulangerie is a traditional bakery sitting pretty at Maguire street in the Sillery neighborhood of Quebec City. It is an old bakery which has a wide menu of freshly baked breads, pastries, charcuterie and a variety of cheese. In addition, they offer lunch box menus and serve a variety of coffees. They also provide catering and buffet services. You can enhance your gourmet experience by enjoying your meal on their terrace.
Known for his artisanal confections, Eric Borderon is a renowned French-Canadian patisserie chef. His boulangerie in Sillery is much sought out for various fresh baked country breads and pastries. Apart from a great range of baked goodies, this little joint also serves sumptuous luncheons, salads and gourmet sandwiches. Open all week, Eric Borderon makes for a nifty lunch spot.
Le Nektar cafe in Quebec provides you with a comprehensive coffee experience. The coffee house sources their blends from some of the best roasters in the world. From Africa to America, and even some Asian countries, you will amazed with the sheer variety on display. Each and every coffee served here has a unique taste and richness to it because it is made following some meticulous procedures that holds true to the Nektar standard. So enjoy a warm cup in the bright ambiance as you gaze out the window at the beautiful city.
A beautiful red-roofed house in Charlesbourg invites you to savor some of the finest chocolates in the city. Established in 2002, the award-winning La Fudgerie has been delighting locals and tourists alike with their heavenly chocolate creations. As the name suggests, the place specializes in fudge, offering stunning handmade varieties in a myriad of flavors and textures. Besides this, the boutique offers a fine choice of chocolates and other sweet treats. Enjoy the enticing treats with coffee or juices at the beautiful rooftop terrace. Check website for more.