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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” (67 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
“foie gras” (28 reviews)
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European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our third visit to Quebec City and our third dinner at L'Initiale. It's expensive ( our bill for two was a little over $600, but that included two bottles of excellent wine) but very well worth it. Each of the numerous courses were...More

Thank Trip616162
Reviewed 4 days ago

As we walked up to enter Restaurant Initiale, the owner/hostess opened the door to greet us - I don't know how she knew we were there! Our foursome was shown to a lovely table where conversation was easy without feeling isolated. After drinks and a...More

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful in every way! The service was personal and attentive. Each dish was beautifully plated and each bite so enjoyable! We were very sad the evening had to come to an end! One of our favourite meals out ever!

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was so amazing and full of surprises. The staff was very professional and friendly. Service was attentive and supportive. it was a fabulous experience and one we'll remember for a long time.

Thank Anna_Guri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Initiale came recommended by a former city resident and we had one of the best meals ever. Located steps away from our boutique hotel in Old Town, it has a warm yet chic atmosphere with nicely spaced and comfortable seating. You can choose the 10...More

1  Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This top notch 5 star restaurant was everything we hoped and more. Delicious, beautifully prepared and presented courses were a delight to the eyes and the senses. Our main server made us feel very special and was very attentive without being overly "present" as well...More

1  Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing meal at this restaurant. The staff were most attentive and walked us through the different courses (8). The portions were just the right size give the amount of food we were eating. This is the restaurant to go to for a...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From a foodie who has dined multiple times in the finest restaurants in New York City- Delicious,expertly prepared and presented dishes; Interesting combinations of ingredients worked well together,without being too heavy, classic French. Every course on the tasting menu was excellent. The meat course was...More

Thank Warren K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well done on all levels. From the moment we made our reservation online (which was quick and easy to do), to the second dessert plate at the end of the multiple course meal, this restaurant was amazing. Each course was a fun and fresh combination...More

1  Thank SherPartyof5
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Went here while visiting Quebec City from NYC with my wife for our 1 year anniversary figuring we would go out for a fancy French-inspired (since we were in Quebec after all) meal to celebrate. Our expectations were wildly exceeded with the quality and variety...More

Thank Andrew R
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21 May 2018|
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Response from Charles S | 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 89 - USD 128
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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