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“Fine dining and service. ”

Restaurant Initiale
Ranked #2 of 1,612 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 87 - USD 125
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Restaurant Initiale is a special restaurant with detailed dishes and superb service. It is near the cruise ship port and easy to get to. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The restaurant is warm and comfortable.

Thank JALToronto
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. As soon as we walked in we were greeted like family. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The food was superb as was the wine pairing. Thank you for making it a memorable evening. For anyone visiting Quebec this is a must.

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1  Thank Jadranka J
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Rightfully so, Restaurant Initiale is consistently ranked one of the best (personally, I think it is THE best) restaurants in Quebec.

The setting is elegant and no detail is overlooked. The food is exceptional, the service is white glove perfection and experience worth every penny of the menu. This is not an inexpensive dining option and frankly, some place what would couldn't afford on a routine basis.

But if you're visiting Quebec or live in Quebec and want a special occasion spot, this restaurant must be your first stop.

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1  Thank DuncanTCH
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

this restaurant is amazing! it has exellet food and service and it is the best ever. it has the best vaule ever

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Thank Mason K
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Calling an evening at Restaurant Initiale “dinner” is like calling a Yo Yo Ma concert a “recital”; it just doesn’t do it justice. To be honest, upon arriving I was concerned that we were in for a stuffy evening, the room was rather subdued. Instead, after being promptly sat we were warmly greeted, offered water and given drink menus and realized we were in for something special.

[Note: we knew RI was an outstanding destination with premium prices. The prices on the drink menu were surprising ($26 for a martini). A lot of care and attention was put into the selections on the wine list, with almost all wines well over $100. In retrospect the $99 pairing would have been a good value. Just something to be aware of: the star of the show is the food, everything else plays a support role.]

We chose a Muscadet that had a lot more character one body than the run of the mill varieties you normally find. It did very well throughout the meal and didn’t break the bank.

The meal. The experience. Wow. Wow! For three hours we enjoyed a array of flavors and textures like no other; you’re meant to savor and enjoy. Don’t ask me what we had as each dish contained so many ingredients it was difficult to remember. Simply put it was all incredible. Each course delivered by knowledgeable and friendly servers all under the careful and masterful eye of the Maitre D’, herself a personable and warm conversationalist.

I will remember this evening as one of the most impressive dining experiences in a long time. My hope is not only to return to Quebec, but to enjoy this experience all over again. Well done all!

1  Thank RussGHudson
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