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Located in the heart of Vieux-Québec, on the corner of St-Jean and Couillard Streets, this is a friendly Italian bistro where a party is always in the air. Pasta and pizza are the favorites on the menu in total, there are 20 varieties of homemade pasta and 30 varieties of pizza from which to choose. The restaurant is a great place for a business lunch or for a pleasant dinner, but do not expect peace and quiet. Portofino is all about having a good time with great people and great food, all night long.
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.
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.
Located in the Old Port, Initiale offers a unique culinary experience. The chef uses the purest and the rarest ingredients to create such innovative French cuisine as sweetbreads with pumpkin and caramelized onions. High ceilings, large windows and subtle lighting radiate calm. The popular eight-course grand menu is recommended, along with the roasted lamb and the veal. The food, the decor and the service will enchant you, as will the very good wine list.
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.