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!
This cafe and bed & breakfast are named after the Canadian painter Cornelius Krieghoff, who became known for his paintings of native inhabitant Canadians and landscapes. Located on the avenue Cartier, this establishment is a short distance from the Plains of Abraham and the Musée du Québec. It is also among the oldest entities in Quebec City. It serves great breakfasts and simple meals, while the exquisite, homemade desserts are a specialty. With its picturesque location in one of the oldest parts of the city, this cafe makes the perfect getaway for a romantic date as well as family outings.
Chez Victor makes a solid claim to deliver the best hamburger in Quebec City. A particularly juicy patty is served with various trimmings both exotic and traditional and all this in the chic surroundings on the rue St-Jean. Other menu options include huge, crisp salads and sandwiches served on perfectly fresh bread. The fries are prepared in a secret combination of peanut and sunflower oils, testament to just how much thought goes into a meal here. Packed at lunch, Victor's is also a good bet for a pre-nightlife meal on weekends.
This bistro-type French and Italian restaurant, which is quite popular with businessmen, is located on Cartier Avenue. The cuisine is delicious and impeccably presented. The Deer Medallion with Cabernet and blueberry sauce, and the Salmon with Rhubarb and Red Currant Butter are worth a try. Graffiti has the largest wine selection in the city; guests have 400 vintages to choose from. The red brick and mahogany dining room is always inviting, while a private dining room can accommodate 20 people.
A pride of the Saint-Roch neighborhood, Le Clocher Penché is a charming bistro that serves a brilliant contemporary European fare. The daily-changing menu comprises of French classics prepared with innovative, modern flair, using locally sourced, artisanal ingredients. Everything offered on the menu here is exquisite and the service, friendly and warm; yet this beautiful place eliminates the unwanted pretensions that one usually associates with such establishments. Worth trying here is the prixe fix brunch, something of a super power of Le Clocher Penché; drop in for a truly wonderful meal.