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Restaurant Initiale

54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (70 reviews)
“foie gras” (32 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (15 reviews)
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European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t be afraid. It is upscale but not arrogant - instead the food is a true journey of art meets senses and the service is so friendly. what a treat!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank whateverthereis
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Had a fabulous meal and a delightful evening. Service was impeccable and every course was beautiful and delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank royalcity
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Celebrated our 50th anniversary here with the tasting menu. A 10 course delight of exquisitely prepared and presented variety of wonderful tastes. Additional "treats" were also presented throughout the meal. While on the pricy side (you are only married 50 years once) it was well...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank rcharchitect
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Wanted to reserve for dinner but was full, so we opted for lunch and ended up being a good decision. This restaurant is fine dinning, it has everything you want, great food and service. The food is incredible for the eyes, a master piece in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dtrottier2
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We had dinner at Initiale for our anniversary and it was a beautiful and special evening. But it doesn't have to be a big occasion -- this first class staff and exquisite cuisine could turn a regular Tuesday night meal into a memorable evening. Service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jennie T
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Proprietors Roland Leclerc, Yvan Lebrun and their dedicated staff provided my wife and I with an extremely memorable evening last week while we were visiting Quebec City. This is a very evolved restaurant. Everything is well planned and executed from the comfortable, pleasing decor, the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ronnieb990
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

From the moment we walked in we knew this would be the dinner of a lifetime. For a moment we felt slightly over our heads (this place is beyond nice) but Rolande quickly took us under her wing and put us right at ease. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank VanessaL1990
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Creative gourmet food, which means small portions. But have no fear: one can chose 7-9 courses (prix fixe only) for $ 115 and $ 165, respectively, wine $ 99 extra. Minimal decor, modern art painting. Excellent service, fancy presentation. The waiter had to explain each...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank entropy71
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We went on our first night in Quebec and loved it. Nice wine and cocktail selections so we started with a Martini Initiale and followed with a nice Sancerre. There are basically two price fix menus. We chose the smaller one but it was more...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Quebec City, In Canada’s Province of Quebec deserves its reputation as a leading center of gastronomic delight. Le Restaurant Initiale is the place for anyone seeking the experience of fine French cuisine in an elegant. Admitted to membership in the exclusive Relais et Chateaux, it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peripatetic58
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21 May 2018|
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Response from CharlesS442 | Reviewed this property |
No jacket was required during my visit this fall. The restaurant is elegant, customers clothes ranged from dressy casual to more formal with coat and tie. Not the kind of place where you should wear a pair of ratty jeans or... More
6 April 2017|
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Response from Dex888 | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian probably, vegan I doubt it (might be hard to find in Québec City), but I would certainly email them. Good luck. Enjoy your stay ! Cheers
Lawrence M
15 September 2016|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
You will want to send an email to the restaurant. They're pretty responsive, Lawrence. Fred
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 86 - USD 124
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-694-1818
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Just 3 minutes from the Château Frontenac, in the heart of the Old-Port of Québec, you'll discover gourment cuisine worthy of the greatest tables in the world. Member of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, 5 diamonds AAA/CAA, Gault & Millau.
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