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Restaurant Initiale

54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (66 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
“foie gras” (27 reviews)
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European, Canadian, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Restaurant Initiale is utterly amazing. The interior of the restaurant is quite elegant and the staff were so friendly and welcoming throughout our time there. At first glance, the menu may not seem very accommodating to vegetarians, but the chefs are clearly more than happy...More

Thank DrHollyP
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was recommended to us and when we arrived, were a little disappointed since the interior is very bland, no charm at all. The menu and prices were a bit overwhelming, but once the food started coming, it was well worth it. We personally like...More

Thank sstj
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Where do you begin. Everything from the food to the service was impeccable. We decided on the 9 course digestive tasting menu and wine pairing. Each course a flavor adventure, a beautiful work of art. A highlight course was the char, cauliflower and herbs. Another...More

Thank ChrisMontelong
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We reserved a table for 2 for my wife and I. Had a wonderful, incredibly quiet (the area we were seated in had only 3 tables!), and surprisingly delicious evening. The menu is not extensive, but definitely sufficient. The service was engaging and attentive without...More

Thank dtjl
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This restaurant is rated #2 by Trip Advisor, I would NOT agree with that rating, my fiancee fish was under cooked, portions were extremely small, the only decent thing was the wine

Thank Pq248
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Saw the good reviews on trip advisor and go, luckily I can get a seat without reservation. Tried the tasting menu as I don't want to think, I am glad that I do so. A summer salad on the house for every guest, it is...More

Thank Janicepooh
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! It's absolutely beautiful and the staff is so friendly and charming. The owner is a wonderful lady who makes you feel right at home. The food is like artwork and so beautifully presented, not to mention, perfect and delicious....More

Thank Lollydrop
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This place is part of Relais et Chateaux. It deserves the standing. Food is great, service is great. Nice wine list. It's Top 3 in Quebec City. Will go back

Thank JPN65Montreal_Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The food was sublime, the service was perfection, the atmosphere was serene. This was our second visit to Restaurant Initiale, and much like our first visit we were absolutely delighted with the experience. This is truly a great restaurant, and our only regret is that...More

1  Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Truly fabulous experience. The food is exception. We went with a preselected menu and it was eight courses of amazing food. The location is unbeatable in the heart of lower town. But the best part is the owners Rolande is warm and inviting and was...More

Thank tsch0en
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Questions & Answers
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
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
21 August 2016|
Response from RetiredAnalyst | Reviewed this property |
Through Trip Advisor, I looked at the website for Initiale and learned that they are not open for lunch on Saturdays; just Tuesday through Friday. You may wish to use their online contact form to ask them directly whether... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$85 - US$124
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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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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