Hotels in Quebec City
When it comes to Quebec City restaurants, the French sensibilities that have influenced the city’s history and its architecture also stretch to its cuisine.
Chef Simon Cote-Tremblay’s Restaurant Pain Beni brings the Old World aesthetic of its Old Town location into its interior décor, serving a menu of locavore-friendly comfort food amid exposed brick and stone. Italian classics get a French twist at Bello Ristorante, where house favorites include pasta made from scratch and seasonal risotto creations. Diners can also enjoy a glass of house-made sangria al fresco on its spacious all-weather terrace, a feature of many of the best restaurants in Quebec City.
Additionally, outstanding restaurants in Quebec City can be found in its luxury hotels. Panache, the resident eatery in the upscale Auberge Saint Antoine Hotel, offers a menu of expertly prepared Canadian specialties prepared with locally sourced ingredients like Atlantic halibut and Quebec turnips. Its dining room features a rustic, barn-like décor. The revolving L’Astral, located on the 29th floor of the Loews Hotel Le Concorde, makes a 360-degree turn every hour, serving up fine dining with sweeping views on the side.
Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion brings European charm with German accents to the Old Port district. This rustic 60-room boutique hotel was built inside a Bauhaus-inspired 1912 stone building.
Recently renovated 1893 landmark hotel set above the St. Lawrence River within the walls of Old Quebec. Aristocrat-worthy furnishings, such as carved headboards and antique tapestries, make up for the minuscule size of some rooms.
The stately 18th-century façade of the St.-Antoine doesn't give away what’s behind it: a modern boutique hotel, complete with sharply dressed concierges and an up-tempo lobby soundtrack. But the history of the former maritime warehouse is inscribed in its walls.
An antithesis to the colonial buildings and fortifications of Vieux-Québec, the highly modern and angular Loews Hôtel Le Concorde has an enviable location at the edge of The Plains of Abraham in Battlefield Park.
A formerly gritty Holiday Inn, the property fits right into rapidly gentrifying St.-Roch. Interiors are awash in charcoal grays and stark whites, with graffiti-inspired art, mod Japanese soaking tubs, and windows that look out onto surrounding steeples.