Restaurants in Quebec

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Never tasted poutine before? This is the place to get acquainted with the concoction. A local chain, Ashton has 24 locations around the city, including... Read More

A hidden gem in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood, Au Pain Grüel makes its breads using a wide variety of organic flours—wheat, rye, spelt and many... Read More

At this classic crêperie, locals line up for piping-hot cider. Read More

This lively restaurant, manned by chef Martin Picard, has earned a cultlike following both within the city and abroad for its obsessive (and inventive)... Read More

This quaint restaurant is found in the province’s oldest house, built in 1675 and located in the heart of the Old City. Although the restaurant caters... Read More

Aux Anciens Canadiens is located in one of the grandest houses in old Quebec—it was first built in 1675 as Maison Jacquet. The restaurant is full of... Read More

A literal hole-in-the-wall hidden in a small street of the Old City, Bar Sainte-Angèle is a cozy pub where locals and visitors mix to chat, drink, and... Read More

An actual “hole-in-the-wall” hidden in a small street of the Old City, Bar Sainte-Angèle is a cozy pub where locals and visitors mix to chat, drink, and... Read More

Bati Bassak’s enduring popularity doesn’t lie: locals return again and again to revel in the restaurant’s authentic Thai and Cambodian culinary fare,... Read More

Bistro Bienville opened in 2006 on a tucked-away, tree-lined residential street that’s a five-minute walk from St. Denis. The restaurant's dining... Read More

L’Atelier is one of a handful of Grande-Allée restaurants that is not only popular with tourists, but locals as well. We go for the impressive cocktail... Read More

L’Atelier is one of a handful of Grande-Allée restaurants that is not only popular with tourists, but locals as well. We go for the impressive cocktail... Read More

You will recognize Abu Elias, a large Lebanese takeaway grill and grocery, not by the name painted on the window but by its always-crowded corner... Read More

Boudoir Lounge is the St.-Roch district’s see-and-be-seen joint for New French cuisine, cocktails, and a late-night music scene. Marked by a black... Read More

If the aroma alone of coffee can lift your spirits up, Brûlerie de Café de Québec will be your paradise. They roast coffee beans in small batches daily... Read More

Sprawled over three tiny stories, this coffee shop attracts a diverse crowd who comes to enjoy reliably good coffee, inexpensive but filling sandwiches,... Read More

Stop for a latte and ham and cheese omelette at this café in a converted train station on the rail path. Read More

This large Old Port restaurant on the second floor of the cruise terminal boasts the neighborhood’s best view over the river. With the casual and rowdy... Read More

This café has long had a reputation as a den of intellectuals, perhaps because of its location in the heart of the Montcalm arts district. Regulars do... Read More

Ask for a table on the shaded patio and order a bowl of vegetarian chili and a hearty sandwich. Read More

The casual café of award-winning Auberge Saint-Antoine is a lounge situated in the hotel’s beautiful main hall. Leather wing chairs, plush sofas,... Read More

Set in Montreal’s Little Italy, home to a large Italian population since the 19th-century, Caffe San Simeon has been making espresso, lattes, and... Read More

Make your way up the hill in front of the Chateau Frontenac to Cantook Coffee, where coffee is the star attraction. At this artisanal haven, there's not... Read More

The main restaurant of iconic Château Frontenac has recently undergone a complete transformation, both in the dining room and in the kitchen. The wood,... Read More

The main restaurant of iconic Château Frontenac has recently undergone a complete transformation, both in the dining room and in the kitchen. The wood,... Read More

The main restaurant of iconic Château Frontenac has recently undergone a complete transformation, both in the dining room and in the kitchen. The wood,... Read More

This restaurant presents its own, casual version of Nordic cuisine, using “boreal” ingredients such as venison and game meats, foraged vegetables and... Read More

Poutine is the national food of Quebec, and yes, most restaurants, from the highest-end to the holes in the wall, serve it. But Chez Gaston is one place... Read More

Traditional French cuisine is the specialty at Chez Gautier, which has been a Montreal staple since the 1970's. The bistro is styled after a Parisian... Read More

For eight years, chef Laurent Godbout has been putting a delicious spin on classics (try his pan-seared sea bass with squid-ink risotto, scallops, and a... Read More

Gobble gooey Canadian cheese fondue here. Read More

Set along a quiet side street between the bustling Old Port and Rue St.-Jean districts, Chez Temporel has been a haven for affordable breakfasts,... Read More

Sometimes, there's nothing more satisfying than a burger done right—that's the motto at the heart of Chez Victor. Located slightly away from the tourist... Read More

This burger joint, which started with just one location in the Upper Town, has grown to a popular local chain with outposts all over the city. The... Read More

Locals used to shy away from eating at restaurants sitting right by the Château Frontenac, since they mostly catered to the tourist crowd. That was... Read More

This newly opened gem boasts the best view in all of Quebec City. Revolving atop a 28-floor building on bustling Grande-Allée, Ciel! treats visitors to... Read More

A short and beautiful ferry ride away from Quebec City’s Old Port, Corsaire Microbrasserie blends 12 different beers, some of which are also sold in... Read More

Located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood, Cosmos was opened in 1967 by Crete-born Tony Koulakis. The eatery has just 11 stools, where... Read More

Cosmos Café is a restaurant with many personalities: family-friendly brunches, business lunches, dynamic cocktail hours, and late-night dinners all... Read More

Dépanneur le Pick Up is one of Montreal’s many convenience stores, turned quirky lunch counter and diet-sensitive bakery. Seating is... Read More

To create his Canadian cuisine, chef Derek Dammann draws ingredients from all parts of the animal as well as what's in-season at the market. More... Read More

If you can’t spare the time to drive out to a sugar shack, you can still sample some deliciousness during maple season at Laurie-Raphaël restaurant in... Read More

If you can’t spare the time to drive out to a sugar shack, you can still sample some deliciousness during maple season at Laurie-Raphaël restaurant in... Read More

Echaude serves casual bistro fare done with a flare. It's always busy (both the inside and the terrace), and the menu is impeccable. Weekend brunch is a... Read More

Eric Borderon is a French-born and trained artisan baker (boulanger) and pastry chef (pâtissier). His boulangerie-pâtissierie is located one... Read More

If you think you love the New York bagel, your loyalty might be tested by Montreal’s small, dense, and sweet version of the boiled classic. The... Read More

One part restaurant, one part late-night bar, Garde Manger offers innovative seafood and a seat at the hottest party in town. Set in a historic Vieux... Read More

Hand-rolled gnocchi made with no potato, only ricotta, and Grana Padano cheeses, and osso buco with red wine risotto are chef Graziella Batista's... Read More

Quebec City’s only authentic ramen joint is run by two Japanese brothers (who also own an excellent sushi restaurant in Limoilou). Passing through the... Read More

Quebec City’s only authentic ramen joint is run by two Japanese brothers (who also own an excellent sushi restaurant in Limoilou) Passing through the... Read More

Our winters may give our wine producers a hard time, but they also allow us to create our specialty: ice wine. Ice wine is a type of dessert wine... Read More

A low-key member of the local fine dining scene, Initiale is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association. The chef, originally from... Read More

Chef-owners Frédéric Morin and David McMillan are the mavericks behind Joe Beef, a delightfully disheveled counterpoint to the city&rsquo... Read More

Located in the city's Mile End district, Jun-I serves fresh fish and inventive Japanese-style dishes from namesake chef Junichi Ikematsu. The menu... Read More

Opened in 1995, this sushi bar specializes in using imported fish from Japanese and other world markets. So fresh it's sometimes delivered still alive,... Read More

Just steps from the Jean-Talon farmers’ market, diners sit at a counter and watch chef-owners Mathieu Cloutier and Jean-Philippe St.-Denis cook up... Read More

A bring-your-own-wine restaurant, L’Atelier combines market produce with comfort food by chefs Patrick Garneau and Benjamin Fortier. The Mile End... Read More

Situated on an ancient cobblestoned street in the Old Port district, this casual French bistro is often packed with locals throughout the day. Inside,... Read More

L’Inox, which opened over 25 years ago, is one of the city’s oldest microbreweries. Located on touristy Grande-Allée, it manages to keep a casual... Read More

A block away from Place Royale, the city’s historic settlement, L’Oncle Antoine’s unique character invites a mixed clientele of both locals and visitors... Read More

The Poutine (fries with gravy and cheese) come in 25 varieties starting at $4.00. Read More

Off the beaten path on an outlying street of Saint-Roch, La Barberie is a laid-back spot visited by a diverse crowd, including hipsters, bar flies, and... Read More

This bakery is a favorite of local workers who line up at lunchtime to get a ficelle, an individual slender baguette garnished with classic or creative... Read More

A cheerful after-work crowd heads to this trendy wine bar for locally brewed McKeown cider and tasty bar snacks like grilled calamari and olives... Read More

This cafeteria-style lunch spot at the Old Port’s public market (Marché du Vieux-Port) serves dishes under $10 that are made with local ingredients... Read More

A newcomer in the arts district of Montcalm, La Fabrique makes “gastronomic poutines” its mission. The most popular variations feature confied duck, the... Read More

La Korrigane is a brewery that produces its beers in very small quantities and serves them exclusively in its lively pub. In addition to traditional... Read More

La Korrigane is a brewery that produces its beers in very small quantities and serves them exclusively in its lively pub. In addition to traditional... Read More

Set on one of the sweetest little streets in the city, next to a row of London-style terrace houses and across from an old-school convenience store, the... Read More

Just off the tourist path in the Lower Town, this unassuming restaurant is led by a young chef who crafted a menu inspired by Vietnamese, Thai, and... Read More

Home to a winner of Quebec’s Top Chef-style competition, La Planque is one of the stars of Limoilou, a neighborhood that is getting more and more... Read More

La Planque is an elegant yet cozy multi-level restaurant where the waiters get consistently top marks for their service. There's a downstairs room that... Read More

This neighborhood bistro hits all the marks of Nouvelle Montréal cuisine: taxidermy in the dining room, chalkboard of nose-to-tail specials, and... Read More

This small, family restaurant serves aromatic Salvadorian and Mexican dishes that are guaranteed to warm up even the coldest winter evenings. Classics... Read More

This brewery makes its own blends—its beer lineup features 20+ varieties—but true to its mission of encouraging Quebec’s industry, it also serves beers... Read More

Visitors looking for a distinctively Canadian culinary experience should make their way to La Traite, a modern restaurant located in Hôtel-Musée des... Read More

Laloux is a Parisian-style bistro in the Plateau neighborhood that offers all of its wines by the glass. The chefs use certified-sustainable seafood and... Read More

As the name suggests, rabbit is the focus at this local gem of a restaurant. Lapin Saute has 32 seats and is popular year-round: in the summer, they... Read More

The most romantic of all, the terrace of Lapin Sauté occupies an enviable spot right on pedestrian-only Petit-Champlain Street. With its lush greenery... Read More

This restaurant is owned by one of the city’s star chefs, Daniel Vézina, and bears the names of his daughter and son, the latter of whom has now taken... Read More

Le Bouchon's open kitchen, food, and decor takes its inspiration from Lyon. In many ways, dining here feels much more like being in a family home than... Read More

Inspired by bouchons, a type of restaurant found in Lyon, France, that serve a meat-centric cuisine, Le Bouchon du Pied Bleu adapts traditional French... Read More

Though it’s set in a popular tourist zone, this 30-year-old diner still attracts a loyal local clientele, which flocks to savor the reassuringly... Read More

It may be located in a popular tourist zone, but this 30-year-old diner still attracts a loyal local clientele who flock to savor the reassuringly... Read More

Located beside the Old Port cruise terminal, this waterfront eatery serves Parisian-style bistro fare amid panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River.... Read More

Le Café St.-Malo, a French bistro with a simple blue-and-white painted exterior, inhabits the ground floor of a gray brick building built in 1850... Read More

This multidisplinary space is equal parts restaurant, bar, and exhibit space. By hosting performing artists, DJs, and music shows, it caters to a... Read More

When you're based in a city as beautiful as UNESCO World Heritage site Quebec City, views are of utmost importance. Le Ciel is the only revolving... Read More

A Quebec City mainstay, Le Clocher Penché opened more than 10 years ago in the heart of the Saint-Roch neighborhood, greatly contributing to making... Read More

A Quebec City mainstay, Le Clocher Penché opened more than 10 years ago in the heart of the Saint-Roch neighborhood, greatly contributing to making... Read More

Set among Vieux-Montréal’s cobblestoned lanes, this eatery is marked only by the antler-and-fish crest hanging outside the door ... Read More

With four locations in the city, Le Cochon Dingue has been a local darling for 35 years. The secret to its success is a reliable menu that blends French... Read More

The place to go, for a rosy filet mignon with a blue-cheese sauce. Read More

The Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood is filled with interesting budget-friendly shops, bars, and restaurants, and Le Comptoir is among its best... Read More

This large bakery and pastry shop—which features a dining area with several tables that allow customers to eat on site—makes one of the city’s widest... Read More

When Le Mezze opened, Quebec City’s gourmands let out a sigh of relief: Finally, an authentic Greek restaurant! The taverna is owned and managed by a... Read More

Le Nektar curates its selection of coffees to be from roasters that favor direct trade and sustainable harvesting methods. The owners like to keep up... Read More

The mission statement at Le Pied Bleu, or the Blue Foot, is simplicity, conviviality, and authenticity. Open for lunch, dinner, and brunch, the entire... Read More

One of the rare sugar shacks operating year round, Le Relais des Pins serves an excellent, all-you-can-eat menu featuring all the classics—including... Read More

An interesting concept located just off the beaten path, Le Renard et la Chouette—named after a classic fable—combines coffee shop with buvette (small... Read More

Le Sacrilège instantly makes visitors feel like regulars. The space is tight and rowdy, the atmosphere is laid-back, the service is friendly, and the... Read More

Jean-Luc Boulay, the chef at Le Saint-Amour, is originally from France and brings both tradition and innovation to his cuisine. This restaurant is... Read More

A new restaurant located inside iconic Château Frontenac, Le Sam (short for Samuel de Champlain, the city’s founder) is part restaurant, part lounge.... Read More

With an atmosphere that is a notch more refined than that of other bistros, Légende is one of the city’s newest restaurants, but already one of the best... Read More

Politicos, journalists, academics, and Francophone matrons all gather at this polished and light-filled dining room in the fashionable Outremont... Read More

Sitting right at the entrance of picturesque Île d’Orléans, Les Ancêtres is a restaurant and inn housed in a 300-year-old family home. The menu proudly... Read More

Les Bossus is a family-friendly French bistro in the trendy Saint-Roch district, and located on the ground-floor of an old world brick building. Order a... Read More

Opened in 2007, Les Cons Servent is a play on words, alluding to the bistro's home-canned preserves, conserves, and pickles that are stacked on ceiling... Read More

Liverpool House sits next-door-but-one to sibling restaurant Joe Beef and serves market-sourced dishes cooked in French and Italian styles. Daily... Read More

The province of Québec can count over 120 microbreweries that together produce more than 3300 different beers. Want a taste? Head to Le Projet, a “beer... Read More

In the newly renovated Château Frontenac is an innovative bar concept: the 1608 makes wine and cheese pairings its specialty. Over 30 different cheeses,... Read More

Dine on pouding chômeur (caramel pudding) and enjoy views of the St. Lawrence River, Gaspé Peninsula, Île D’Orleans, and the... Read More

Open since 1980, the restaurant is still the spot for expertly prepared French classics such as the generous pot-au-feu or the citrusy octopus-and... Read More

Peruvian-born chef and owner of Laurier-West restaurant Raza, Mario Navarrete Jr. opened Madre, his second restaurant, in 2007. The chef, from the glass... Read More

It may be a little contrarian to recommend the Main, a 35-year-old smoked-meat lunch counter on Saint-Laurent, over the more legendary Schwartz’s... Read More

The elegant stone building that houses Maison Smith Cafe fits in seamlessly with its surroundings—it's in Quebec's historic district, and a few steps... Read More

This French-style deli-cum-bistro in Old Montreal is cluttered with chalkboards, Paris street signs, vintage canned goods, and faux meat hanging from... Read More

Chef Michel Ross creates a dynamic menu in this neighborhood hideaway. Read More

Smack in the middle of Grande-Allée, Maurice Nightclub attracts a chic set that’s ready to flirt, dance, and drink the night away. Experienced DJs know... Read More

Greek seafood restaurant Milos opened in Montreal in 1979 and was chef-owner Costas Spiliadis’ first eatery, preceding locations in New York,... Read More

Part restaurant, part wine bar, Le Moine Échanson is a small gem of a restaurant in a lesser-known area of the Upper Town, a few minutes out of the Old... Read More

Former waitresses and current friends Peneloppe Lachapelle and Lucie Nadeau have taken their restaurant-industry insider knowledge and opened Nina Pizza... Read More

Opened in 1998 as a bakery but then expanded into a café, Olive & Gourmando has a menu of sandwiches served on homemade bread, pastries... Read More

In a town brimming with boulangeries, Paillard stands head and shoulders above the rest: manned by a Parisian master baker, it turns out whisper-light... Read More

Paillard is a favorite of visitors due to its location, right in the heart of the Old City. Communal tables, classic bistro chairs, high ceilings, made... Read More

Located in a former nineteenth-century warehouse inside the luxurious Auberge Saint-Antoine, Panache is one of the city’s most beautiful restaurants.... Read More

Since its 2004 debut, Panache has distinguished itself as one Québec’s top restaurants. With its exposed wood beams, weathered stone walls... Read More

Located in a former nineteenth-century warehouse inside the luxurious Auberge Saint-Antoine, Panache is one of the city’s most beautiful restaurants.... Read More

The team behind one of the city’s most elegant restaurants, Panache, also manages two seasonal quick eats restaurants, one at L’Île d’Orléans and the... Read More

With its inviting white and blue exterior and French windows, Panetier Baluchon is as charming on the outside as it is inside. This cafe serves pastries... Read More

Located in a historic house within the Old City walls, Patriarche makes an innovative menu in which each course (including desserts) features three... Read More

Its pretty terrace alone, right on one of the city’s best shopping streets, Rue Cartier, makes Picardie worth a visit, but regulars come back for the... Read More

Madona, one of the city's original cheap-pizza joints, serves its 99-cent slices until the early-morning hours. Located on a busy stretch of Saint... Read More

Never tasted poutine before? This is the place to get acquainted with the concoction. A local chain, Ashton has 24 locations around the city, including... Read More

When you want to watch televised sport events, Pub du Parvis is one of the liveliest spots to go to; though small, the pub has several screens where... Read More

A well-liked local hideout, Pub Galway sits off the tourist-beaten path on rue Cartier. Visitors seeking out this lively address will be greeted by a... Read More

This 25-year-old, English-style pub serves one of the city’s widest selection of beers from Quebec and around the world—two dozen on tap and over 200... Read More

Réservoir's large arched windows open in summer and its second-floor terrace overlooks raised-bed gardens and iron lampposts along cobbled Duluth... Read More

Lesser-known than its counterparts, the terrace attached to Restaurant du Musée, the restaurant of Quebec City’s fine arts museum, offers breathtaking... Read More

At this loungey locale, Chef Alex Rolland's duck breast with Japanese eggplant and black cherry sauce is a perfect stand-in for Christmas goose. Read More

Understated elegance can be hard to do correctly, but Restaurant Initiale pulls it off. The chef at this Relais & Chateaux restaurant, Yvan Lebrun,... Read More

At Le Continental, much of the menu is prepared right before your eyes—from the Caesar salad created to your exact specification at your table, to the... Read More

The foie gras is seared, whipped into a pâté, and stuffed into supple dumplings Read More

A secret marinade and wood-charcoal grilling make the Portuguese barbecued chicken Rotisserie Portugalia's signature dish. The chicken has a loyal... Read More

Rotisserie Romados is known for its wood-charcoal-grilled Portuguese chicken served under a mountain of French fries. At the small corner restaurant,... Read More

A darling of critics and a favorite of visiting celebrities, Saint-Amour has been on the radar of food lovers for over 35 years. Chef Jean-Luc Boulay, a... Read More

Inside the city’s fortifications is Sapristi, a laidback bistro with an Italian-inspired menu where Quebec’s terroir products play a starring role. The... Read More

Opened in 1928, this kosher-style Jewish deli marinates its meat for 10 full days before hot-smoking it. The preservative-free beef brisket (similar to... Read More

Like most Indian restaurants, Shahi Tandori has an extensive menu. There are over 60 dishes, and the chefs manage to master them all. The specialty is,... Read More

Open daily until 5 A.M., this place fully assumes its role as a fast-food joint and knows how to satisfy the biggest late-night cravings. The menu... Read More

On Limoilou’s trendy 3rd avenue, Soupe & Cie serves instant comfort to its hungry patrons. The restaurant’s piping-hot soups are inspired by... Read More

Although the Sparrow has changed chefs since its 2009 opening, the Mile End restaurant still offers all-you-can-eat brunch. The family-style spread... Read More

A newcomer on Grande-Allée, this laid-back tavern is a welcome addition to an area more usually known for its better-dressed restaurants and bars. The... Read More

The indoor courtyard is what makes this popular hotel restaurant a serious winner. The price point is high here, but the quality of food makes it worth... Read More

Tucked inside one of the city’s finest boutique hotels, Toast! might have been created specifically as a couples retreat. A romantic red-hued décor and... Read More

In 2004, when chef Normand Laprise moved his acclaimed restaurant from its neighborhood haunt up in the Plateau to this airy space downtown, he might... Read More

Donuts dredged in powdered sugar, sucre à la crème (a blonde cream fudge), apple pie… All delicious desserts that many Québécois grew up eating. The... Read More

Located in the Mile End area, Wilensky’s Light Lunch serves unfussy sandwiches and fountain sodas. Opened in 1932, the restaurant was made an icon... Read More

Yuzu is the sushi bar for well-dressed Saint-Roch district locals. Situated on a pedestrian-only cobbled street filled with restos, bars, and clubs,... Read More

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