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Chez Boulay-bistro boreal

1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada
+1 418-380-8166
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (55 reviews)
“bison” (93 reviews)
“salmon” (97 reviews)
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Diner, French, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Made reservations to be safe and were glad we did as the place really filled up. We had the bison tartare and the smoked herring for starters. Both were excellent and very flavourful. They provide a cut up baguette with warm butter. When I asked...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 days ago

It could have been a one-off, but we received the wrong order. There were two duck dishes on offer and and we wanted the magnet, but just said duck. What came was a disappointing shredded duck meat in a circle topped with potatoes. The duck...More

Thank whataride68
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is fabulous! You should probably make a reservation if you're going to be in Quebec City. My boyfriend and I were able to get a table without a reservation late on a Monday night. It was one of the best meals I've ever...More

Thank Rachel_J_G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The restaurant has an access from from the Hotel Manoir Victoria and also an access from the street. With my family (3 adults and a 4 yrs old) we arrived at hotel too late and tired to go around and look for a place to...More

Thank Quincey78
Reviewed 5 days ago

We shared many dishes as this bistro and were enchanted with one after the other. Ask the waitstaff to explain them, as many of the ingredients and herbs used have been forged from the forests in the North. The fish dishes were especially creative.

Thank Sherrie L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Made a reservation for Saturday night dinner, which was a good choice because the place was packed. We shared the arctic char appetizer which was amazing! Then we had the duck entree as well as the steak. Very filling, and both were absolutely delicious! With...More

Thank RJGups
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went in with zero expectations but were blown away by this new cuisine style. New Nordic Cuisine is food produced with a focus on taste, complexity, and diversity, drawing from local resources including forgotten varieties and breeds, and incorporating old processing methods and new...More

1  Thank Gunde-Oskar
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a really cold day in the Old Quebec, I was really eager to have such a yummy brunch... the dishes are based on really traditional dishes but the chef has brought them to another level. For example, the ''Pain Doré'' I ordered was salty...More

Thank Lauriane1211
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the Angus beef. Very tender and accompanied mainly with roasted red beets. Dessert Crème Brûlé with cassis sauce. We were nine and everyone agreed... a 5 star meal. We will return.

Thank cdjen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My business associates brought me here for dinner when I was in town. This is such a delightful restaurant that skillfully uses local ingredients. Great service with a fluent bilingual server. Interesting cocktail choices. The cappuccino onion soup was a great starter. (I don't think...More

Thank CB1000
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Patricia S
is there a dress code
4 May 2017|
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Response from Nanci C | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual, some people dressed up, some people wore jeans. It's a pretty hip place, wear something comfortable and fun. Enjoy!
Patricia S
is there a dress code
4 May 2017|
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Response from vrstinger | Reviewed this property |
No. I dressed up but others were casual.
Leonard A
Bonjour: We are staying at the hotel and is there an elevator from the hotel to the restaurant? We have a reservation already. Thank you, Carol & Leonard Abbate
23 January 2017|
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Response from mmike5b | Reviewed this property |
Yes certainly. You have access to this resto.by the hotel also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 50
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada
    (Cote du Palais)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-380-8166
  • E-mail
Confit goose and duck leg parmentier, potatoes with mushrooms and fir tree essence, birch syrup vinaigrette: these are a few examples of what can be found on the menu at Chez Boulay – Bistro Boréal. On rue Saint-Jean in Quebec City since 2012, the restaurant places a value on the boreal region, especially the produce from the vast wilderness of northern Canada. For the last five years, the Bistro has been a popular destination because of our passionate chefs. Come meet our team and enjoy a memorable Nordic experience.

Five years after the opening of Chez Boulay – Bistro Boreal, Arnaud Marchand and his team innovate and export their culinary talent into this new gastronomic adventure: the Comptoir boreal.

In our charming and warm space in the heart of Quebec City, you will find pastries, sandwiches and ready-made meals that emphasize the value of the produce from our region. Foodies and clients on the go can come and enjoy snacks and meals that are out of the ordinary.