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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.
All reviews tasting menu foie gras amuse bouche sea bass meringue halibut flavours and textures lamb ice cream bread relais chateaux five diamond michelin star special occasion french laundry service was impeccable memorable evening
I was at Initiale for a business dinner. We were given a table large enough to be comfortable and in a quiet corner for conversation. There is nothing worse than a loud restaurant when your meal is also a meeting. This was an excellent choice...More
Went there a few times for lunch. As it is close for lunch, we went for dinner. The hostess (Rolande the Chef’s wife) is more than excellent and the service outstanding...the food original, and excellent too. The best restaurant in Quebec City, nothing less!
What a delightful meal! We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. Absolutely fabulous. Every course (and there were many!) was better than the last. Mushroom, tuna, scallop, shrimp, lobster, duck, venison. Oh, and chocolate!
The waitstaff were so good! Just the right combination...More
Booked a Christmas Day dinner and was blown away with a 3 hour 8 course stunning meal. Every plate was a work of art and pleasurable taste. Servicers were always present and helpful. Yes, it cost a good bit of money, but was also the...More
Restaurant Initiale at 54 rue St. Pierre in ‘old Quebec City’ was recommended by a friend who raved about this jewel of culinary surprises.
We were met at the door by owner Rolande who has owned the restaurant for close to 20 years. There are...More
Service 5/5 is impeccable
Food 4/5 is excellent with very good local products - it’s a great tribute to Quebec’s terroir - a special mention for the lobster and guinea fowl mousse which was amazing. We also liked to try the cheeses from the region...More
If perfection was of this world, this experience would be IT!
We had the Degustation menu: every single dish was exquisite: a delicate balance of flavours, colours, and textures.
Our 12-year-old tasted almost everything and loved it.
Service is impeccable. The ambiance is calm and...More
Absolutely amazing! There are many restaurants where I feel like I overpay for the quality and service, and some where they act like you eating there is a privilege for you. This is NOT one of those, the service was incredible, they made you feel...More
We have been to some of the finest restaurants in the world, and Initiale in Quebec is truly among the top three... the superb dining was only exceeded by the graciousness of the hostess Rolande and the extraordinary Culinary Artistry of her husband Yvan... it...More
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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
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 worse yet, sneakers