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Québec City Restaurants

This list was compiled by Marie-Maude Goulet, with reference to the Guide touristique des restaurants de Québec ville et région.

Price range (table d’hôte at night): $=less than $10, $$=$10-20, $$$=$20-30, $$$$=more than $30

Note: Quebec law forbids smoking in bars and restaurants throughout the city.

SimplerA bit more upscaleFine cuisineLunch/patisserieSAQ


Chez Ashton

640 Grande-Allée E
(418) 522-3449

They serve THE BEST original poutine you will find (fast food restaurant).
Price: $

*Le Bonnet d’Âne

298 St-Jean
(418) 647-3031

"Restaurant de quartier." Simple but warm ambience. Burgers, nachos (great!), thin cust pizzas, pastas.
Price: $$$

Café Buade

31, rue De Buade
(418) 692-3909

Near the Château Frontenac. The oldest restaurant in Québec city (1919).
Price: $$-$$$

*Chez Victor

145 St-Jean
(418) 529-7702

Best burger in town. Beef, salmon, veggie burgers and more. Great french fries and fantastic homemade mayonnaise in a typically old Quebec décor with brick walls and intimate lights.
Price: $$-$$$

Au Petit Coin Breton

1029, rue Saint-Jean
(418) 694-0758

Creperie; Old France decor and costumes. Assorted salads and flambés.
Price: $$

*Pizzeria D’Youville

1014 St-Jean
(418) 694-0299

Pizza speciality. Interesting for families. Large windows that allow you to eat while watching people walking in old Quebec.
Price: $

Le Saint-James Resto Bistro

1110, rue Saint-Jean
(800) 463-6283
(418) 692-1030, poste 7002

Restaurant bistro within the Hotel Manoir Victoria. Pasta and sandwiches prepared in the dining room at the table. Wide selection of local and imported beers.
Price: $$

A bit more upscale

*Blü Bar et Grill

854 St-Jean
(418) 522-6789

They qualify their menu as “global”: Asian as well as American. Tartares (tuna, salmon or beef), pizza, burgers, steak-frites or sautés.
Price: $$$

*Café Krieghoff

1091 avenue Cartier
(418) 522-3711

Classic bistro food and ambience. Their sandwiches, burgers, salmon, and grill are great.
Price: $$

*Le Commensal

860 St-Jean
(418) 647-3733

One of the few vegetarian restaurants in town. Great food presented as a buffet. The price goes by the weight of your plate.
Price: $$ (after 21h, it is 50% off on hot or cold buffet, desserts not included)

Le Cochon Dingue

46, boulevard Champlain
(418) 692-2013

Décor highlights the old stone walls. Specialities of the house include its famous breakfasts, steak-frites platter, spare ribs, mussel trio and sinfully delicious desserts.
Price: $$

Le Cosmos Café

575, Grande Allée Est
(418) 640-0606

Restaurant specialty: a selection of forty different breakfast dishes, served weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 8 a.m. on weekends. Also: pizza, pasta, a choice of five daily specials, and homemade desserts. Excellent value.
Price: $$

Le Petit Diable ô Anges

28, Boul. Champlain
(418) 692-3888

Located in the oldest part of the city (Quartier Petit Champlain). Famous for its grills. Good steak-frites, cold beer and festive ambience.
Price: $$$

*L’Escalier (Lévis)

6120 St-Laurent
(418) 835-1865

On the other side of the St. Lawrence River, near the boat terminus. The view of Quebec City is fine, especially at night.  Inspired by French cuisine, but remains simple.
Price: $$$

Le Lapin Sauté

52, rue du Petit-Champlain
(418) 692-5325

Excellent rabbit dishes, country-style fare, cedar-baked salmon, gratin savoyard and weekend breakfasts. Heated terrace next to Parc Félix-Leclerc.
Price: $$$

La Pointe des Amériques

964 St-Jean
(418) 694-1199

Pizza (thin crust) speciality. Wide variey of unusual pizzas, from the General Tsao to Alligator; or, you can always choose a more conventional pizza.
Price: $$

Pub Saint-Alexandre

1087, rue Saint-Jean
(418) 694-0015

English-style pub in the heart of Old Québec. Two hundred varieties of beer from all over the world, twenty draught beers and a wide variety of scotches. Renowned for its homemade soups, grilled dishes, steak-frites, sausages and sauerkraut, poultry, fresh pasta, burgers, pizza, and panini.
Price: $$

Pub Saint-Patrick

1200, rue Saint-Jean
(877) 694-0618
(418) 694-0618

Warm atmosphere, brick walls, hops, tradition, Irish music and good craic in a historic building in Old Québec, directly across from City Hall. Full menu, happy hour and an excellent selection of scotch, and Irish and Québec beer.
Price: $$


780 St-Jean
(418) 522-3989

Small Japanese restaurant. High quality sushi.
Price: $$$

*Sushi Taxi

813 Ave Cartier
(418) 529-0068

Good sushi, custom-made. Not fancy; good for lunch and take out.
Price: $-$$


291 St-Vallier E
(418) 692-4864

Great “bistro français.” Notable: the “ris de veau,” pork, salads and the wine list.
Price: $$

Fine cuisine

Le 47ième Parallèle

333, rue Saint-Amable
(866) 692-4747
(418) 692-4747

Near the Grand Théâtre. International cuisine, charming setting, gorgeous urban décor, lushest flower garden in the city. Excellent wine list, outstanding culinary experience. Winner of the Stélaris Award presented by the Québec City Chamber of Commerce and the gold medal as the city’s favourite restaurant in 2005.
Price: $$$$

Astral (Restaurant de l’Hôtel Loews Le Concorde)

1225 Cours du Général De Montcalm
(418) 647-2222

Rooftop revolving restaurant: go here for views of the City. The menu is worked around regional products, adapted to the season. They offer a buffet and a table d’hôte.
Price: $$-$$$$

Restaurant Apsara

71, rue D'Auteuil
(418) 694-0232

Thai, Vietnamese and Cambodian specialties in Vieux-Québec. Winner of the Public's Choice Award for international cuisine at the “Gala de la restauration de Québec 2006”.
Price: $$$

L'Aviatic Club

450, de la Gare-du-Palais
(418) 522-3555

In a historic train station. Sushi, Thai, Cajun, grill... Beers from around the world, wine.
Price: $$$

Aux Anciens Canadiens

34, rue Saint-Louis
(418) 692-1627

In the oldest house in Québec (1675). Five dining rooms, decorated with antiques and collectors’ items. Authentic Québec cuisine featuring regional produce.
Price: $$$$

*Café D’Europe

27 St-Angèle
(418) 692-3835

Nice italian restaurant where pastas are prepared directly at the table.
Price: $$$

Café de la Paix

44, rue des Jardins
(418) 692-1430

Near the Château Frontenac. Parisian atmosphere. French specialties, seafood and game in season. Try the salmon in raspberry vinegar, the hunting selection, the beef Wellington, the caribou with juniper berries, or the seafood bouillabaisse. Homemade pastries.
Price: $$$

Café de la Terrasse - Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

1, rue des Carrières
(418) 691-3763

Relaxed setting with an incomparable view of the St. Lawrence River. One of the largest lists of Canadian wines in Québec.
Price: $$$$

*Le Cavour

44 St-Louis
(418) 694-0417

Italian pastas and French meat.
Price: $$$

Charbon Steakhouse

450, de la Gare-du-Palais
(418) 522-0133

AAA aged Alberta beef. Fresh fish and seafood grilled on charcoal the traditional way.
Price: $$$$


15, rue du Fort
(418) 692-5144

Italian and French cuisine featuring fresh seafood, veal, and fresh vegetables. Specialties: lobster bisque, fresh fish every day, trio of pastas, caribou with fresh berries, filet mignon and blue cheese, lobster, seafood dishes. Elaborate table d'hôte.
Price: $$$

*Garam Massala

1114 Ave Cartier
(418) 522-4979

Extraordinary Indian food. Generous servings.
Price: $$-$$$

Le Graffiti

1191, avenue Cartier
(418) 529-4949

Constantly changing menu, excellent wine list. Speciality Italo-French. Exceptional quality-price ratio.
Price: $$$

Laurie Raphaël Restaurant/ Atelier/ Boutique

117, rue Dalhousie
(418) 692-4555

Refined Québec cuisine with an exotic touch. Menu changes monthly.
Price: $$$$

Portofino Bistro Italiano

54, rue Couillard
(866) 692-8882
(418) 692-8888

Fresh pasta, pizza cooked in a wood oven, seafood and other specialities. Live Latino music nightly.
Price: $$$


10 boulevard Bastien
Wendake (11 miles from city centre)
(418) 847-6999

Typical Amerindian food. If you have a car and are interested by new experiences, this is a great place to go! Pour les amateurs de gibiers!
Price: $$$-$$$$

Yuzu Sushi Bar

438, Rue du Parvis
(418) 521-7253

Japanese cooking. Renowned for the superior quality and novelty of its sushi.
Price: $$$$

Lunch on the go and treats

De Blanchet Pâtisserie

435, rue Saint-Joseph Est
(418) 525-9779

Great, unusual sandwiches; Splendid pastries.


634, rue Saint-Jean
(418) 524-2122

Chocolate lovers must stop here. You can visit a small chocolate musem and look the artist working throw a window. Try their ice cream or hot chocolate.

J.A. Moisan

699, rue Saint-Jean
(418) 522-0685

“The oldest grocery store in North America”!!!  It’s a pleasure for the senses, and a good place to shop for food or soap souvenirs!


1097, rue St-Jean
(418) 692-1221

Nice bread, croissants, sandwiches, cake.

Marché du Vieux Port

160, Quai Saint-André
(418) 692-2517

Regional growers come here to sell their fruits and vegetables. The “Marché du Vieux Port” gives a nice feel of the warmth of the people of the region and of the taste of the products.

Pain Grüel

325 St Jean
(418) 522-7246

Many varieties of bread. The owners are into literature so you may discover links with literature in the names of their breads. Best baguette in town. Try the “Batard” (bread wider but shorter than the baguette).

Panetier Baluchon

764, rue St-Jean
(418) 522-3022

Croissant lover? This is the place to go. They have almond croissants but also cream almond croissants and almond-chocolate croissant that are worth the effort. If you love almond paste, you may want to try their “frangipane” (flake crust, almond paste and squeezed rasberries).


853, rue St-Jean
(418) 643-4337

1059, avenue Cartier
(418) 643-4334

“Société des alcools du Québec” (Quebec alcohol society). This is the only place to buy good alcohol in the province. (DO NOT buy wine in the grocery stores: you’ll be very disappointed!).

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