Our 15 favorite restaurants in Quebec City
We have prepared an overview of our 15 favorite restaurants in the Capitale-Nationale region. Unmissable addresses to discover, or rediscover!
This magnificent restaurant inspired by botanical cuisine (both in the decor and in the plate) is the most recent project of chefs Jean-Luc Boulay, Arnaud Marchand and Émeline Péro. Here, fruits, vegetables, herbs and other vegetable proteins are in the spotlight, without however excluding animal proteins. Les Botanistes therefore offers vegetarian options, but also the best of local products, magnificent cuts of meat as well as fresh fish and seafood.
Head to Bistro Chez Boulay, for a more affordable and relaxed version of the signature restaurant of great chef Jean-Luc Boulay, Le Saint-Amour. The restaurant is open 7 nights a week (a rarity in Quebec City) and offers everything we love: a modern and warm decor, a friendly and friendly atmosphere, an inviting bistro menu executed to perfection, and interesting prices. A favorite address in Old Quebec.
The Château Frontenac restaurant is known for its breathtaking view of Old Quebec and the river, its impressive high cellar and its cheese cellar. The address has been offering a new menu since January 1, still inspired by regional cuisine, and has recently welcomed a new chef. Chef Stéphane Modat’s successor, Hugo Coudurier, now brings his touch to a menu that still combines heritage heritage and the latest culinary trends.
This is the new project of chef Stéphane Modat, who worked at Château Frontenac for almost a decade. The chef had been toying with the idea of opening his own restaurant with his “clan” for a while, and the idea came to fruition last fall with the inauguration of Le Clan restaurant, which offers a daily menu. day, according to the chef’s inspirations and the best products available. So it’s a chef’s trip, which makes us very happy too!
The excellent restaurant at Auberge Saint-Antoine, certified Relais & Châteaux, offers a “farm to fork” concept, i.e. modern regional cuisine, which showcases local producers and the best of Quebec. . The restaurant also owns land on Île d’Orléans where, in season, there is a “pop up” version of the address. It is also on this land that the kitchen team of Chez Muffy gets its supplies.
Chef Laurent Godbout inaugurated his new restaurant, Fiorella, within the District Gourmet project last November. It is a micro-restaurant mainly focused on pasta and vegetables, where freshness is in the spotlight. Fiorella suggests eating around the central island and being served directly by the kitchen team, or taking a seat in the atrium of the new food court and also ordering from other counters.
Also in the new District Gourmet, Portuguese-born chef Helena Loureiro inaugurated her very first restaurant in Quebec City, Grehla Lisboa. The menu offers traditional Portuguese grills cooked over charcoal, and some signature dishes from Helena, known for her famous Montreal addresses, Helena and Portus 360.
Named “Best New Canadian Restaurant” by En Route in 2017, this micro restaurant in the Saint-Roch district is always full. But, there is no question of being discouraged: we will go to the Battuto in 2022! The place offers simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing fresh food with dishes made with just a few ingredients, but executed to perfection. The menu and wine list are constantly changing, and no one is ever disappointed.
Kebec Private Club
The Kebec Club Privé is a brand new address that offers an extraordinary gastronomic experience. The restaurant offers a 10-course fixed menu with wine pairings, in an “all-inclusive” formula. The menu is never revealed in advance, but always showcases Quebec products. Another peculiarity of the experience: everyone arrives at the same time, sits at the same table and discovers the dishes at the same time, like in a real private club.
This little newcomer on rue Saint-Jean offers a concept from the garden to the plate, pushing even further the better known farm-to-table concept. The place actually grows its own vegetables on the roof of the building, and gives pride of place to meat and fish as well as local vegetables, with a view to eco-responsible cuisine. Le Hortus offers an inspired bistro-style menu, but at an affordable price.
Taverne Louise & wine bar
La Taverne Louise is a new restaurant concept recently inaugurated in the Old Port of Quebec. This hybrid restaurant, both tavern and wine bar, offers a wide selection of privately imported wines, microbrewery beers, as well as a comfort food menu. All offered at a low price.
This Japanese brasserie made the Canada’s 100 Best list shortly after opening in 2020, in the Saint-Roch district. It offers a super polished minimalist decor, typical of Japan, as well as traditional and comforting dishes, which you can share in good company. Simple, but well executed, it’s a bit like living Japan in Quebec.
The Kundha Hotel is not a hotel, but an excellent Indian restaurant in the National Capital, serving Indian specialties in the simplest decor, in a friendly atmosphere. Chicken masala, matane curry, thali dish for two, the menu is short, but we find the classics. It’s well made and super comforting.
Gourmet landmark island
The restaurant of the superb Entourage-sur-le-lac establishment, l’Ilot Repère gourmand, offers creative and gourmet dishes in an incomparable setting, offering a spectacular view of Lac-Beauport. Offering some bistro classics, but also European-influenced dishes, an extensive wine cellar and a selection of craft beers, this is a great discovery that is only 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City.
This classic on avenue Cartier was a hit when it opened, and has never disappointed its loyal customers since. Bistro B is the project of chef François Blais: a trendy neighborhood restaurant, which popularized the concept of open kitchen in Quebec. Customers eat there all around the counter, watching the kitchen in action. The menu offers refined and gourmet dishes, in a lively and festive atmosphere that cannot be denied.