Eating Out In Quebec City, Canada

Photo of Christina Zoga
17 October 2016

Sophisticated atmospheres, discreet services, romantic lights and superlative flavors complete the dining scene in Quebec City. Here’s our guide to the 10 best French restaurants in the city of Quebec.

Dinner at Le Saint Amour | © Kevin Tao/Flickr

Le Saint-Amour

One of the best French restaurants in Quebec City, Le Saint-Amour is a must-visit destination for all lovers of French wine. It boasts a remarkable wine collection with more than 10,000 bottles available to accompany its magnificent French cuisine. The Head Chef Jean-Luc Boulay supervises the preparation of the restaurant’s world-class French dishes, preserving high standards in local products.
48 Rue Ste-Ursule, Québec City, Canada, +1 418 694 0667

Panache | © Kevin Tao/Flickr


Restaurant, Canadian
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© Panache
One of Quebec City’s most beautiful restaurants, Panache is located inside the imposing Auberge Saint-Antoine Hotel. A central fireplace gives light to the stone walls of this former 19th Century maritime warehouse, while the massive wood beams contribute to the restaurant’s romantic and inviting setting. Having received the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award in the restaurant category, Chef Louis Pacquelin knows the key to success.


Bistro, Restaurant, French, $$$
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Relaxed, elegant and classy, L’Échaudé has a beautiful location in the Old Town of Quebec. The season-tailored menu, the warm and spontaneous service, and the pioneering approach of the restaurant’s Chefs and partners make L’Échaudé one of the best French gastronomic experiences in Quebec City.

Le Lapin Sauté

Restaurant, Canadian, $$$
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Patriarche 1830
Patriarche 1830
You will find this enchanting country-style restaurant in the heart of the Quartier Petit Champlain. This rustic French restaurant specialized in rabbit dishes, such as Rabbit cassoulet, Rabbit and mushroom puff pastry pie and Rabbit sausage with apples and cranberries. Delicious grilled meat, fresh salads with locally sourced products and a variety of well-cooked and prepared dishes with duck, lamb and salmon highlight the skill and the experience of the Lapin Sauté kitchen’s chefs.

Restaurant le Patriarche

Restaurant le Patriarche is one of Quebec City’s top-end restaurants. Located in the heart of Old Quebec, near the Saint-Jean Gate, Restaurant le Patriarche will definitely enchant you at the first sight. The romantic and elegant atmosphere of this French restaurant in combination with the remarkable beauty of its 1827 stone building, go some way to explain the restaurant’s stellar reputation. Preparing French dishes with local products from small farms and area market gardens, the executive Chef Stéphane Roth invited us to live a high-end exceptional gastronomic experience.
17 Rue Saint Stanislas, Quebec City, Canada, +1 418 692 5488

Restaurant L’Initiale

Restaurant, French, $$$
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Steak flambé at Le Champlain, Québec
Steak flambé at Le Champlain, Québec | © Simon Law/Flickr
Located in Quebec’s Vieux Port area, L’Initiale boasts an AAA/CAA Five Diamond rating. This French restaurant distinguishes itself not only with its innovative and pioneer dishes, like calf sweetbreads and roast guinea hen, but also with its impressive century-old building and its spectacular sophisticated interior design.

Le Champlain

Restaurant, French, $$$
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Located in the historic Château Fontenac, Le Champlain serves dinner and afternoon tea in its recently renovated dining room and kitchen. The restaurant’s breathtaking setting consisting of wood, glass, and gold furnishings highlight the taste and the loyalty to the perfection of Le Champlain.

Restaurant Le Quai 19

In the heart of the Old Port, the French restaurant Le Quai 19 treats its visitors to a terrific menu signed by Chef Dominic Jacques, the winner of the Canadian cookery show Les Chefs. With respect to local ingredients and products, Chef Dominic Jacques prepares chic and urban dishes with meat, fish, seafood and vegetables that produce flavorful sensations with every bite.

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