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Restaurant Initiale

) #2 of 1,219 Restaurants in Quebec City $$$$ European, , French
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” (60 reviews)
“meringues” (5 reviews)
“foie gras” (24 reviews)
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European, Canadian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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11 - 20 of 395 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there during winter carnival and had a wonderful warming meal. The wine list was good and we had a solid meal.

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very good restaurant. Good cuisine. Very good location. Near the cruise port of Quebec city. The personnel is very nice. I was there many times for big events. The only problem is to get a parking nearby. Bravo.

Thank locong
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Wonderful meal, all attention that you can imagine to expect, either food or service.... You have to try once in your life... It's a great experience!! Don't miss it in Québec City...

Thank dbelleau
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The entrance door opens as you approach and a liveried young man cautions you to watch your step as you move in from the sun light. At first glance the room seems "old school" elegant and a little formal. You are immediately put at ease...More

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Initiale. The presentation was beautiful, the service was wonderful, the atmosphere was wonderful and the food delicious. Every course was a work of art and delicious but it seemed strained and fussy. I got the feeling that I was...More

1  Thank ronvin123
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My husband and I, together with our daughter, shared a memorable meal at L'Initiale last weekend. We made our restaurant choice based on the many positive reviews posted on TripAdvisor, and we were not disappointed. The reservation process was seamless...the confirmation email was prompt and...More

Thank 255100Margaret
Reviewed 23 June 2017

As other reviewers have said: Quality and Expense are both very high. We thoroughly enjoyed a 9 course tasting dinner, and left fully satisfied after 3 hours and 40 minutes. Each course place setting/plate is a work of art. Rolande is a wonderful hostess, and...More

Thank brwerner
Reviewed 22 June 2017

If you are looking for the most up scale restaurant in Quebec City then this is it. The meal is preset and VERY EXPENSIVE. The wine, hard drinks and water all comes with a cost. The service is TOP NOTCH. The owner is the hostess...More

Thank docbob0707
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My husband and I dined at Initiale last week. Rolande is graciousness personified. From start to finish we had one of the best meals that I have ever eaten. The service is exceptional and the food is innovative and sophisticated. We chose the tasting menu...More

Thank LaurieTravels62
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We had a very good experience at this restaurant. We had the tasting menu for $159 each . The food offered was very good and creative. The wine pairing was almost the same amount and I think this was over priced. This is an old...More

Thank Pat M
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Questions & Answers
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
21 August 2016|
Response from RetiredAnalyst | Reviewed this property |
Through Trip Advisor, I looked at the website for Initiale and learned that they are not open for lunch on Saturdays; just Tuesday through Friday. You may wish to use their online contact form to ask them directly whether... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 86 - USD 125
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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