My Favorite Quebec City Restaurants

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Quebec City is a city steeped in history that might have you wondering, “when did I arrive in Europe?” On the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the city offers a wide range of dining options. Whether you’re looking to have a meal floating down the river, or eat high above the city in a rotating restaurant, you’ll find it here.

Go for the View:

 

Le Ciel Bistro bar
This has to be one of the best views of the city! Ciel is located on the 28th floor of the Hôtel le Concorde. Here, you will relax and take it all in as the restaurant rotates. You'll see the City below, the River, the hills, it is fantastic. Just make sure you book for an early dinner, I always like to start the meal in the sunlight so you can really appreciate the view.

Café du monde
If you are exploring the waterfront, then you're in the perfect position to try out Café du monde. The restaurant is a casual option which provides several seafood dishes, as well as beef. Being right next to the St. Lawrence River, you're going to have some great views of ships passing by. I would highly recommend for families.

Family Friendly:

 

Tora-ya ramen
Who's in the mood for Ramen? If so, head to Tora-ya for ramen and other Japanese small plates. The casual atmosphere is inviting.

Aux anciens canadiens
The new canadian cuisine served at Aux Anciens Canadiens is some of the best in the city. The homey vibe and warm atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for a family dinner while in town. You can try Quebec meat pie or Caribou pot pie. They also have beef wellington and salmon. The kids menu features bison burger, breaded chicken and fries and poutine with grilled sausage.

Nina pizza napolitaine
Some of the best pizza in quebec is served at Nina's. The restaurant's wood-fired oven straight from Naples Italy gives customers mouth-watering, thin-crusted, wood-fired pizza in 90 seconds. So grab the family and grab a slice

Casse-crepe Breton
I love crepes, I make them at a minimum once every couple weeks (my middle child's favorite), and this gem is all about the crepes. You're find sweet and savory options, served breakfast lunch or dinner. You pick whether you want white flour of buckwheat flour crepes and then chose the ingredients.

Portofino
Portofino serves some of the best Italian food in Quebec City. It offers a lot of the classics in a rustic environment. You can have pizza, gnocchi, Penne arrabiata or spaghetti bolognese. This would be the perfect option for a family.

Chez victor
Head to Chez Voctor to quench your burger fix. The chain restaurant has several locations around the town and offers over a dozen options. They also have a few vegetarian options available.

AML Dinner Cruise
The AML cruise line has a ton of different cruising options during the summer time. There's romantic 5 course dinner cruises, buffet cruises with fireworks and even a cruise with circus performers! This is a great option for families to enjoy food, music and the sights.

Fine Dining:

 

Chez Muffy
Chez Muffy is the restaurant associated with the Auberge St. Antoine, located in old town. The restaurant serves French and Canadian classics in a historic maritime warehouse. The exposed beams and stone walls provide a rustic setting, from where you can take in views of the St. Lawrence river. I love the fact that they have a vegetarian tasting menu available.

L’initiale
Highlighting the region's best products, this AAA/CAA Five Diamond rated restaurant is a wonderful date night option. The tasting menus (usually 2 offered) features French and Canadian cuisine, offering dishes like Duckling breast and Halibut fillet.

Le saint amour
Located on a picturesque street, that will make you think you're in Paris, is the Saint Amour. Potted plants hang from the tall ceilings above the dining room, intimate lighting, exceptional service, this is a perfect date night option. You'll be able to pick from a couple tasting menus.

Upscale Casual:

 

Legende
Legende's upscale Canadian dishes are regarded as some of the best in the City. You can enjoy the tasting menu while dining at the restaurant's outdoor patio.

Toast!
Located in the Hotel Le Priori, Toast serves upscale French cuisine in an intimate setting. Here you'll be treated to elegantly interesting dishes such as roasted quail breast and slow cooked octopus with veal sweet breads.

Le Champlain
If you're looking for high-end French cuisine in a spectacular setting, then head to Le Champlain. It's located in the Fairmont Frontenac hotel and invites you in with the dark wood and regal décor. Try amazing dishes like confit arctic char cooked on the skin and caribou from Lapland in Finland. The restaurant has an amazing brunch that the whole family will absolutely love.

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