Le Saint Amour has remained as one of the premier French fine dining experiences in Québec since the 1970s. Its head chef, Jean-Luc Boulay, is a master chef with a long list of awards, and presented dishes at the Olympics in Vancouver. It may be a classic, but there are fun twists on dishes here. Lobster on squid ink pasta is one of the highlights available. If you’re unsure of what to choose, try one of the two tasting menus. Everything is presented as a work of art, including the setting, which evokes a romantic indoor garden.
Le Café du Monde overlooks the St. Lawrence River and is housed on the Cruise Terminal’s second floor. This place is a great choice for lunch, since the best views are to be had then. Seafood, as suggested by its riverfront view, is never a poor choice here. However, it’s mostly limited to the dinner menu. If you’re looking for great seafood, try their mussels. If you’d rather not have seafood, choose the braised lamb. The modern décor lends itself well to a warm, joyful atmosphere that’s also quite casual. Unsurprisingly, the wine menu is huge, but more surprising is the large cocktail list.