The Top 10 Restaurants In Lévis, Québec

Lévis, Quebec | © Miguel Tremblay/WiikiCommons
Lévis, Quebec | © Miguel Tremblay/WiikiCommons
Photo of Marcelina Morfin
9 February 2017

Located across from Québec City, along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, Lévis is a charming city brimming with old-world charm. The area is home to many delicious cafes and shops, offering everything from Canadian delights to American BBQ to Lebanese delicacies and sweet treats. Here’s our ten favorites.

Au Grain de Folie Faim Bistro

Bistro, Canadian, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Located in the heart of old Saint-Romuald, Au Grain de Folie Faim Bistro is a welcoming bistro specializing in the flavors of the area. Chef Claudine Hasty creates a new menu each day, which can be discovered by visiting the website or Facebook. Complete with pops of orange on the moldings, dark wooden tables, and classic, bistro-style chairs in which to enjoy the delicious cuisine. Some recent highlights include coconut shrimp with coriander, lemongrass, carrots, and fennel and the veal liver with Turlo lardons and Brussels sprouts.

Le Barbacoa

Restaurant, Canadian, BBQ, 0
If you have a craving for some good ol’ American BBQ, then Le Barbacoa is the place to find it. While the service at the restaurant is fast, the mouthwatering food is cooked slow, ensuring tender morsels full of flavor. Within a warm, inviting environment, guests can feast upon juicy ribs, pork, beef, and chicken, all of which are cooked with maple smoke. Focusing on Memphis-style BBQ, Le Barbacoa’s menu also offers burgers of pulled chicken, pulled beef brisket, and pulled pork as well as side dishes such as coleslaw, cucumber salad, mac ’n’ cheese, and baked beans, and two types of poutine (regular and pulled pork).

Les Chocolats Favoris

Les Chocolats Favoris is an local chain founded in 1979 as way to provide jobs to family members. This delightful sweet shop opened in Vieux-Lévis in 1996 in an old, beautiful mansion built in 1909. Offering a delightful array of chocolates, Les Chocolats Favoris is also famous for real chocolate-dipped ice cream. Delicious, creamy, soft serve ice cream is swirled high into a cone and then dipped into one of 12 chocolate flavors. Flavors include original milk, original dark, hazelnut praline, dreamy white, crunchy hazelnut, salted caramel, orange burst, creamy coffee, dulce de leche, cookies and cream, plus two surprise options which can be found on the Facebook page. You can also buy the chocolate to take home for fondue.

Le Corsaire Pub

Pub, Canadian, Cocktails, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Le Corsaire Pub is set in a great location near the ferry and offers visitors not only beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River but also of Old Québec. It is the perfect spot to gather with friends and family to enjoy a fun night out with great drinks and tasty eats. The pub offers a variety of flavorful dishes from ‘boards’ with cheese, charcuterie, seafood, or the eponymous Corsaire to entrées and main dishes, with something to suit every palate. Some standout choices include the fish ’n’ chips made with a tempura batter, featuring Bristol, one of the signature brews, and a fancy grilled cheese with duck confit, mushrooms, truffle oil, leeks, and cheese with cumin.

Les Délices de Thailande

Les Délices de Thailande specializes in the flavors of Thailand. A warm, inviting atmosphere awaits guests looking to get their fill of delicious Asian cuisine. Everything is made to order, allowing guests to customize the spice level from non-spicy to very, very hot and everything in between. There are prix-fixe menus, along with an à la carte menu. Highlights include the succulent duck l’orange; the spicy kai pad pak ped, or sautéed chicken with vegetables all tossed in a spicy sauce; the less spicy mou pad kha tieam, sautéed pork with garlic and pepper, and the grilled salmon with Thai or teriyaki sauce.

Les Délices de Thailande, 44 Route du President-Kennedy, Lévis, QC, Canada +1 418 838 2284

Délice Resto Lounge

Restaurant, Nightclub, European, Asian, Italian, French, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Délice has been in its current location since 1986 and has grown to become a restaurant and night club with a rooftop terrace and six bars. The interior space is decked out in hip, stylish furnishings with plenty of color adding to the vibrant atmosphere. Inspired by cuisines all around the world, the chefs create an array of dishes imbued with international flavors, including those from Asia, Italy, France, and many others. The menu is large, ensuring something for every taste, with highlights being duck confit poutine with cheddar and five-pepper sauce; osso bucco Milanaise; and roasted BBQ chicken with matchstick fries and coleslaw.

ES Café

ES Café features a welcoming atmosphere and an array of tantalizing drinks and eats. The interior is very modern yet warm bright and clean space. The menu includes gourmet sandwiches, salads, and delicious soups, plus a variety of sweet treats including cookies and cupcakes. Everything is made with the best ingredients, which includes local products. As for beverages, you’ll find espresso-based drinks along with teas.

ES Café, 1365 Route des Rivières, Lévis, QC, Canada +1 418 836 9324

Le Petit Palais

Restaurant, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Canadian
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Take a culinary journey to the east at Le Petit Palais, a little gem specializing in Lebanese cuisine and other Mediterranean delights. The interior is cozy, providing an inviting environment in which to feast upon a host of specialty recipes that are sure to whet your appetite. The menu is small but offers delicious dishes with fresh flavors. Start your meal off with some falafel or hummus, followed by the shawarma, a mixture of beef and lamb, or themerguez, which is lamb sausage. Le Petit Palais also offers salads, pitas, and desserts such as the mehallabia, or rice pudding flavored with orange flower and crushed pistachios.

Restaurant L’Intimiste

Restaurant, American, French, Asian, $$$
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Restaurants L’Intimiste is charming venue perfect for adults to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing meal out. The dinner menu offers an array of entrées, plat principaux, desserts, coffee, and wine from an award-winning wine list. For an exquisite meal, begin with the seared scallops with prosciutto, lemon pancake, maple cream, and arugula, followed by the red tuna tataki served with creamy basmati rice and sautéed vegetables. If you’re looking for something to satisfy a sweet craving, end the meal with the crème brûlée of the day and a coffee or tea.

Le Soixante 5

Vegetarian options are the specialty at Le Soixante 5. The inviting interior is light-filled with white walls and light wooden tables and floors, allowing guests to focus on their flavorful meals rather than be distracted by the décor. Using the freshest ingredients available, the culinary team creates mouthwatering options such as the grilled portobello mushroom with an onion sauce, spinach, and mashed potatoes; seasonal, house-made ravioli; and panko-breaded cauliflower with sweet-and-sour sauce and rice.

Le Soixante 5, 78 Côte du Passage, Lévis, QC, Canada +1 418 838 6800

By Marcelina Morfin

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