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.