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, $$$$=more than $30
Note: Quebec law forbids smoking in bars and restaurants throughout the city.
640 Grande-Allée E
They serve THE BEST original poutine you will find (fast food restaurant).
*Le Bonnet d’Âne
"Restaurant de quartier." Simple but warm ambience. Burgers, nachos (great!), thin cust pizzas, pastas.
31, rue De Buade
Near the Château Frontenac. The oldest restaurant in Québec city (1919).
Best burger in town. Beef, salmon, veggie burgers and more. Great french fries and fantastic homemade mayonnaise in a typically old Quebec décor with brick walls and intimate lights.
Au Petit Coin Breton
1029, rue Saint-Jean
Creperie; Old France decor and costumes. Assorted salads and flambés.
Pizza speciality. Interesting for families. Large windows that allow you to eat while watching people walking in old Quebec.
1110, rue Saint-Jean
(418) 692-1030, poste 7002
Restaurant bistro within the Hotel Manoir Victoria. Pasta and sandwiches prepared in the dining room at the table. Wide selection of local and imported beers.
A bit more upscale
*Blü Bar et Grill
They qualify their menu as “global”: Asian as well as American. Tartares (tuna, salmon or beef), pizza, burgers, steak-frites or sautés.
1091 avenue Cartier
Classic bistro food and ambience. Their sandwiches, burgers, salmon, and grill are great.
One of the few vegetarian restaurants in town. Great food presented as a buffet. The price goes by the weight of your plate.
Price: $$ (after 21h, it is 50% off on hot or cold buffet, desserts not included)
46, boulevard Champlain
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.
Le Cosmos Café
575, Grande Allée Est
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.
Le Petit Diable ô Anges
28, Boul. Champlain
Located in the oldest part of the city (Quartier Petit Champlain). Famous for its grills. Good steak-frites, cold beer and festive ambience.
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.
52, rue du Petit-Champlain
Excellent rabbit dishes, country-style fare, cedar-baked salmon, gratin savoyard and weekend breakfasts. Heated terrace next to Parc Félix-Leclerc.
La Pointe des Amériques
Pizza (thin crust) speciality. Wide variey of unusual pizzas, from the General Tsao to Alligator; or, you can always choose a more conventional pizza.
1087, rue Saint-Jean
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.
1200, rue Saint-Jean
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.
Small Japanese restaurant. High quality sushi.
813 Ave Cartier
Good sushi, custom-made. Not fancy; good for lunch and take out.
291 St-Vallier E
Great “bistro français.” Notable: the “ris de veau,” pork, salads and the wine list.
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.
Astral (Restaurant de l’Hôtel Loews Le Concorde)
1225 Cours du Général De Montcalm
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.
71, rue D'Auteuil
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”.
450, de la Gare-du-Palais
In a historic train station. Sushi, Thai, Cajun, grill... Beers from around the world, wine.
34, rue Saint-Louis
In the oldest house in Québec (1675). Five dining rooms, decorated with antiques and collectors’ items. Authentic Québec cuisine featuring regional produce.
Nice italian restaurant where pastas are prepared directly at the table.
Café de la Paix
44, rue des Jardins
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.
1, rue des Carrières
Relaxed setting with an incomparable view of the St. Lawrence River. One of the largest lists of Canadian wines in Québec.
Italian pastas and French meat.
450, de la Gare-du-Palais
AAA aged Alberta beef. Fresh fish and seafood grilled on charcoal the traditional way.
15, rue du Fort
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.
1114 Ave Cartier
Extraordinary Indian food. Generous servings.
1191, avenue Cartier
Constantly changing menu, excellent wine list. Speciality Italo-French. Exceptional quality-price ratio.
117, rue Dalhousie
Refined Québec cuisine with an exotic touch. Menu changes monthly.
54, rue Couillard
Fresh pasta, pizza cooked in a wood oven, seafood and other specialities. Live Latino music nightly.
10 boulevard Bastien
Wendake (11 miles from city centre)
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!
438, Rue du Parvis
Japanese cooking. Renowned for the superior quality and novelty of its sushi.
Lunch on the go and treats
De Blanchet Pâtisserie
435, rue Saint-Joseph Est
Great, unusual sandwiches; Splendid pastries.
634, rue Saint-Jean
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.
699, rue Saint-Jean
“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
Nice bread, croissants, sandwiches, cake.
Marché du Vieux Port
160, Quai Saint-André
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.
325 St Jean
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).
764, rue St-Jean
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
1059, avenue Cartier
“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!).