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54 Rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4A1, Canada | (418) 694-1818
Courtesy of Initiale Relais & Châteaux
Price Range
$$$ (Entrees $31 and up)
Cuisine
Haute cuisine or molecular gastronomy, Seafood, French
Features
Romantic, Foodie magnet, Formal
Neighborhood
Old Harbour
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Understated elegance can be hard to do correctly, but Restaurant Initiale pulls it off. The chef at this Relais & Chateaux restaurant, Yvan Lebrun, believes in "simplicity and precision." Located in a little corner of the Old Port, the interior of this 40-seat restaurant is light and the furnishings simple, with white-clothed tables and tasteful taupe-colored leather chairs. The menu, which is a dreamy combination of Quebecois flavors and more traditional French tastes, is available both a la carte and as a multi-course tasting option. Some favorites include the white Atlantic halibut with meyer lemon confit, oyster verjus, and cream of spinach, which melts in your mouth; and the homemade dandelion honey ice cream—a light and lovely finish to any meal.

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Restaurant Initiale

Understated elegance can be hard to do correctly, but Restaurant Initiale pulls it off. The chef at this Relais & Chateaux restaurant, Yvan Lebrun, believes in "simplicity and precision." Located in a little corner of the Old Port, the interior of this 40-seat restaurant is light and the furnishings simple, with white-clothed tables and tasteful taupe-colored leather chairs. The menu, which is a dreamy combination of Quebecois flavors and more traditional French tastes, is available both a la carte and as a multi-course tasting option. Some favorites include the white Atlantic halibut with meyer lemon confit, oyster verjus, and cream of spinach, which melts in your mouth; and the homemade dandelion honey ice cream—a light and lovely finish to any meal.