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Restaurant Initiale

54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (65 reviews)
“foie gras” (29 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Canadian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This writer is from New York and near Palm Beach, and Rita is from Havana and a world traveler, not to mention being an excellent cook. We have a small apartment in the lower old city of Quebec, on the St. Lawrence, and Initiale is...More

Thank George A
Reviewed 6 days ago

The menu is somewhat confusing at first. There are two meal offering in the $500 to $700 for two with wine. The difference seems to be the number of courses, and they allow moving items from one offering to the other. Lots of items in...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant Initiale is a special restaurant with detailed dishes and superb service. It is near the cruise ship port and easy to get to. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The restaurant is warm and comfortable.

Thank JALToronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. As soon as we walked in we were greeted like family. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The food was superb as was the wine pairing. Thank you for making it a memorable evening....More

1  Thank Jadranka J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rightfully so, Restaurant Initiale is consistently ranked one of the best (personally, I think it is THE best) restaurants in Quebec. The setting is elegant and no detail is overlooked. The food is exceptional, the service is white glove perfection and experience worth every penny...More

1  Thank DuncanTCH
Reviewed 26 February 2018

this restaurant is amazing! it has exellet food and service and it is the best ever. it has the best vaule ever

Thank Mason K
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Calling an evening at Restaurant Initiale “dinner” is like calling a Yo Yo Ma concert a “recital”; it just doesn’t do it justice. To be honest, upon arriving I was concerned that we were in for a stuffy evening, the room was rather subdued. Instead,...More

1  Thank Russell G
Reviewed 26 January 2018

It is hard to find words for the dining experience. The food presentation, wine pairings, table service and depth of food flavors- All were excellent. The dish featuring a dou of foie gras was one of our top ten food experiences ever.

1  Thank JuliefromVermont
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This staff is truly professional, focused on every detail and earnest in their desire for you to enjoy every aspect of dining in their restaurant. The flavors are delicate, nuanced and breathtakingly delicious. Presentation of every dish was stunning - sorry no pics because our...More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

So my gf took me here for dinner NYE and they featured a 9 course tasting menu. I would say the restaurant is gorgeous and the waitstaff terrific. We including wine pairings, so although expected, it was an expensive evening. I noted they do a...More

1  Thank George Randall H
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pdar2018
21 May 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
No jacket was required during my visit this fall. The restaurant is elegant, customers clothes ranged from dressy casual to more formal with coat and tie. Not the kind of place where you should wear a pair of ratty jeans or... More
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cranesareflying
6 April 2017|
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Response from Dex888 | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian probably, vegan I doubt it (might be hard to find in Québec City), but I would certainly email them. Good luck. Enjoy your stay ! Cheers
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Lawrence M
15 September 2016|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
You will want to send an email to the restaurant. They're pretty responsive, Lawrence. Fred
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$84 - US$123
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-694-1818
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Description
Just 3 minutes from the Château Frontenac, in the heart of the Old-Port of Québec, you'll discover gourment cuisine worthy of the greatest tables in the world. Member of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, 5 diamonds AAA/CAA, Gault & Millau.
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