Quebec City, a gem in the heart of Canada, is renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. However, it's the city's culinary scene that truly sets it apart. From traditional French bistros to innovative fusion eateries, Quebec City's restaurants offer a gastronomic adventure that caters to all palates. This article will guide you through the best restaurants in Quebec City, each offering a unique dining experience that reflects the city's diverse culinary heritage. Whether you're a food connoisseur or a casual diner, these restaurants promise an unforgettable culinary journey through Quebec City's vibrant food scene.
Classy yet casual French restaurant specializing in roasted chicken, seafood & other meats.
a lovely restaurant with great food and great service. the deer cappacio was quite an experience. a thoughtful selection of ingredients came together pretty well. the cocktail something sauvage was good but a bit too watery; you’ll could barely feel the gin. overall would come back and try other dishes.
5 / 5
Best food we had in Quebec. If you have allergies they are very allergy friendly. Both vegan and vegetarian options on their menus. Love this restaurant.
5 / 5
I really enjoyed this place. It has all you need, good food, good wine, and good service. They made a really good salmon. I would highly recommend it. They helped us find a good wine. Last, we got to eat honey from a honey comb. They make their own honey, and it is the best. The staff was awesome. They always had a smile, and got our food quickly. They treated us great.
5 / 5
Off The Beaten Path Adventures and Travel (Adventures)
We had the most special meal with fun for my 8 year-old as he dipped sticks in rooftop honey! They served the best vegetables I have ever tasted and remarkably, the freshest lettuce. I wish spots in California were this fresh. It is a must to enjoy while in Quebec city!
5 / 5
Real nice place with so much gluten free options. Was there for brunch, and the portions were really good. My coeliac wife had no reaction at all.
5 / 5
Located in the L'Auberge du Trésor Inn, this upscale eatery offers New Canadian cuisine & a patio.
Great spot to stop by for a snack and a drink! Tried the snails here. They were very well prepared. Pizza was a nice little share snack. To finish this off, the black currant cocktail was exquisite and definitely worth a try.
5 / 5
Food was good but not worth the price. Great atmosphere though, and the servers do their best to keep you attended during busy services. I would probably recommend a pub in the area over this but you won’t be displeased going here
4 / 5
Wow one of the best restaurants! Great food, fantastic cocktails, amazing atmosphere and superb service! The duck confit pasta is so tender and good flavour. The beef jowl is the best! Can’t compliment it more. The flavour is almost French Asian fusion. Love they really know how to use rosemary and mint in their cocktails and cuisine. Very impressive. Big patio area, and indoor decor is very interesting. We stayed at the hotel above it, so it was super convenient. Also it’s in the centre of old town Quebec, great location. My photos didn’t do justice, was way better presentation.
5 / 5
The taste of the food was the best and of best. However, I didn't understand why they only had tables outside where the sunlight was strong in that hot weather. It would have been better to consider the customer's condition and situation more.
5 / 5
I had the 12 oz steak in medium rare. And I was definitely served for 12 oz steak and in medium rare. One of the best steak in town. The steak is best eaten with their house special sauce. The restaurant has a lot of tables at the inside and outside and it's got a comfy atmosphere. But there is usually a line of people waiting to be seated outside of the restaurant. The servers are slow to accommodate. Oh one more thing. Their kitchen is closed in the afternoon after lunch hours and would be opened again after 5:30 PM. There are only drinks available for order in the hours when their kitchen is closed.
5 / 5
Upscale steak & seafood restaurant with chic, modern design, an ample wine list & a garden patio.
This is without doubt one of the best meal we’ve had at a restaurant. Being a chef myself and food critic blogger for many years…. I place high value on authentic food, from good quality FRESH ingredients. Restaurant Ophelia serves outstanding food, with excellent service. ( The desert we had was unfortunately NOT a New York Cheese Cake 🍰… it was delicious, but not what it is advertised as)
5 / 5
Edsia van Wyk
We had an amazing time at the restaurant!! The food was just delicious, the oysters were fresh and tasty with 2 magnificent sauces. The cuts were juicy, tender and cooked perfectly!! We sat in the terrace and it was just beautiful!!! The service given by Gabriel was PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!! Definitely coming back!!!
5 / 5
Tatiana Gaviria aguirre
The most delicious meal we’ve had! We ordered the grilled octopus & the duo platter with lobster, shrimp, scallops and rib eye. It was perfection! Thank-you Tristan, Anthony and the other staff member for making this experience so special. Can’t wait to come back again!
5 / 5
Wow Just wow!!! The Seafood platter for 2 is just Wow it's very tasty all the sauces are wonderful and flavorful, And Gabriel gave us one of the best customer service that we could have Very Polite Very nice and My man is very cool!!.. we will come back for sure we.. He even gave us a dessert cause it's our Wedding anniversary.. No wonder even it's monday it is fully packed!! Thank you chef's and Gabriel for our wonderful and memorable Anniversary date with my wife .. See you again soon.
5 / 5
The food at this restaurant is out of this world. I always visit this place when I am in Quebec City. They never fail to impress with their menu. We ordered salmon and it was cooked to perfection. A must visit restaurant if you are ever in the city.
5 / 5
Gourmet burgers with special toppings & sauces plus poutines & milk shakes in a historic house.
This is on the “Gotta Eat Here” list had to check it out and yes you gotta eat here! The burger and fries were so delicious. I suggest getting a combo to try both chips and fries. We ordered a medium fries and it was huge. Our cocktails were very tasty too. A very bright busy restaurant be prepared for a wait but the wait is worth it they don’t take reservations.
5 / 5
Chic Shack in Quebec City exceeded all my expectations. From the moment I stepped in, the cozy atmosphere and friendly staff made me feel right at home. The menu offers a mouthwatering selection of gourmet burgers that are bursting with flavor. I tried the signature Chic Shack Burger, and it was a culinary delight—juicy, flavorful, and perfectly cooked. Their commitment to using local ingredients shines through in every bite. Don't forget to pair your burger with their hand-cut fries and a thick, creamy milkshake. It's a burger lover's paradise! The attention to detail in both the food and the service is remarkable. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Chic Shack is a must-visit spot for a memorable meal in Quebec City. I can't wait to return and try more of their delicious offerings!
5 / 5
Went there today for lunch. BEST place. 10/10 customer service. This was my first restaurant in Quebec City where server came and ask that how is my food tasting so far. Ordered Strawberry milkshake and Mango soda…. Both are must try. Ordered veggie burger meal the patty was absolutely delicious and flavourful. It is a MUST TRY!!!!!! Overall the experience was just amazing. If you are visiting old Quebec, do visit this place. You won’t regret:)
5 / 5
We were greeted by several friendly staff members and seated fairly quick. We ordered the laforestier poutine and it was amazing! It was made in the traditional fashion with potato chunks rather than fries and it made a big difference. The pieces stay crisp and don't get soggy like fries do. The mushrooms blended with everything. It was a totally satisfying experience.
5 / 5
We had a wonderful time there. Food was great and served pretty quickly. Drinks were nice with sodas made on site and an array of flavors offered. Sit down dining in an intimate unique setting. I would recommend this place to anyone.
5 / 5
A potential Michelin? It was quite a long wait at the doorstep before staff noticed someone was waiting there. Afterwards, it became an exciting entrance as I went straight behind the curtains opening into the kitchen where staff made a welcoming greeting and then I was ushered straight to my table. The amuse bouche were flavourful but lacked the element to amuse. The mains were filling but nothing extraordinary. They have an interesting mid-course bread refill with three separately served butter flavours perhaps a strategy to allocate space in your tummy. They have a unique play on their petit fours a la buffet which was set at the bar. It was an interesting tasting menu but flavour entertainment needs to be elevated. It was a fun kitchen visit with the whole staff and the chef and managed to sneak a photo with them gladly offered by one of their staff. Michelin Guide needs to come and visit this little restaurant in Quebec City. I've read they've never set foot in the whole of Quebec province. Maybe this'll be their first.
3 / 5
Absolutely loved this place Fine dining “newer” style Great team that seems to really works well together The tasting menu was delicious The wine pairing was a hit or miss we appreciate they journey off the beaten track but still expect the wines to be delicious or at least be enjoyable with the course (referring to the Quebec wines as these were def not our favorites) Also 7 courses is 7 courses with 7 wine pairings unlike other restaurants in town The friandises with the coffee or the cherry on the cake Overall can highly recommend and hope to come back one day
5 / 5
My wife and I had terrific dinner at Laurie Raphaël. I had reserved a table on the terrace, but asked the host for a table inside, due to the gloomy weather. Thankfully, she was able to accommodate us. As a gastronomic restaurant, Laurie Raphaël does not disappoint. Every part of the dining experience is very well thought out and executed. The host led us through the restaurant to our table. Surprisingly, the first part of the restaurant that we entered was the kitchen, where Chef Raphaël Vézina and his Chefs all stopped whatever they were doing and greeted us with a hearty, “Bonsoir!” The entire space is beautiful and modern. After we were seated and enjoying a cocktail, the complete tasting menu was explained to us. My wife and I wanted to enjoy a lighter dinner on the final night of our first ever trip to Vieux-Québec, so we chose the five-course Menu Personnalisé over the full eight-course Expérience Gastronomique. I also chose to have the wine pairings with my meal. The food was terrific; inventive and delicious. We really enjoyed the pairing of cucumber with caviar, and the textures and flavors of the lobster course were fantastic. I only wish that I had been offered some bread to soak up every last bit of the sauce. There were no missteps with any of the dishes, which were all delicious. I’ll post photos. The wines were chosen playfully and from all over the world. I particularly enjoyed the Il Roccolo di Monticelli di Rado, which transported me back to Venice. At first, I worried that the service would be less convivial than I prefer. The staff appeared to have clearly defined roles; some set the table, others delivered the food and others cleared the table. However, there was one gentleman who came by to introduce each course, and showed great humor when I asked him to do it in both English and then French, and, finally, both English and French at the same time. As tourists, the only part of our meal that was lacking was a clear connection between the food and wines to the locality. We travel to eat and experiencing the terroir is important to us. I was hoping for a more clearly Québécois meal. For example, the cheese option for the dessert course was a play on carbonara; a flan of egg, Louis d’Or cheese and guanciale. While the cheese is from Québec, I felt like I was in Rome, instead of Québec. As I said, however, this feeling is particular to us as tourists. As a gastronomic experience, our meal lacked nothing and would stand out anywhere that we have been in the world.
5 / 5
Had a lovely romantic dinner here, the service was superb worthy of 3 Michelin stars. The presentation was excellent and the flavors took you from one end of the spectrum to another in a good way. One bite delights all night with an amazing cocktail selection.
5 / 5
We were lucky to snag a reservation at Chef Raphael Vezina’s restaurant. We ordered the full tasting menu. The whole meal was a great dining experience. The service is unhurried and excellent. Being greeted by the kitchen staff upon entering was an unexpected treat! A bonus was receiving a paper copy of the menu signed by Chef ☺️
5 / 5
Housed in a historic home, this popular spot offers gourmet Quebec cuisine in quaint surrounds.
The atmosphere and vibe is really cool! The food is great. I had dinner set which includes a house wine/ beer, an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. The meat pie is highly recommended. It’s a great balance between the savory of the meat, the flaky crust and the sweet-ish taste of the ketchup on the side. I had the bison bourguignon for the main course and it was delicious but I was hoping the meat to be more tender as it’s a bit dry. For dessert I had the maple pie to go as the portion is pretty generous and I didn’t have room for dessert. However, the service wasn’t that good and I did not feel welcomed. For example, no bread was served at my table while the rest of the tables were. The waiter was trying to rush through my order/service. The waiter helped the other table packed the to go box but just threw the boxes at me and I had to do it myself. I would not think it would be a big deal if I didn’t see how the other guests were treated - well packed and were put in a bags and were ready to do. For me, there is no bags provided and I had to asked for it and was told they may not have bags. It just ruined the whole experience. And that’s after I gave 15% tips…
3 / 5
It was the best meal we had in Quebec City. We ordered soup of the day, grandma’s treat and blueberry pie. We love everything! The soup is simply delicious! A perfect balance of the vegetables flavors. Just the kind of soup I like to drink. We had it with bread. Then it was the main course grandma’s treat with include meat pie, potatoes and meatballs, baked beans, veggies. Everything was so delicious, no crazy flavors just plain good ingredients cooked to perfection! I don’t know how simple looking food with simple tastes can be this delicious! The blueberry pie is also perfect, same as the meat pie which has the perfectly thin soft flaky pie crust! Every bite was perfection. Atmosphere was great! It was quiet, friendly and made me feel comfortable. The history feel of the little house was really nice inside and outside. Love the paintings. Nothing too crazy just like their food everything was done just right! The service was the best too! Love it so much would love to come back next time in Quebec City!
5 / 5
Oh, as a Ukrainian-American I think you must visit this overhyped "tourist trap" they call a restaurant! I mean, who would want excellent service and atmosphere, with background music that doesn't attack your ears? And those wood carvings? Far too tasteful. The food is downright reasonable, focusing on flavor rather than drowning in seasoning. I was absolutely delighted to taste the actual vegetables instead of a seasoning mine. And the meat? Good! What a letdown to have a satisfying meal! And don't even get me started on the desserts! Authentic and simple, just like grandma used to make – how dreadfully delightful. It's almost as if they care about quality ingredients and traditional recipes. So, if you're looking for overcomplicated and artificial sweet treats, you might want to look elsewhere. This place has the audacity to serve delicious, genuine dishes and desserts that remind you of home.
5 / 5
Ilya “CaptainFluffyPants” Tsaryuk
This is a Quebec City classic! I came for the meat pie, which was great, but the pie crusted salmon with lobster sauce was AMAZING! Completely unexpected. And for dessert, the Maple Syrup Pie is an explosion of flavor that you shouldn't go another day without trying.
5 / 5
We were a large group of 7 and had our first meal here when visiting Quebec City. It was very quiet when we visited. The service was friendly and the food was filling. Just what a bunch of tired people need after driving for 4 hours. It was a nice and comfortable meal.
4 / 5
A friend and I went today for lunch. Seated quickly and services was good aside from my asking for more water and server forgot. Friend ordered lobster and shrimp roll which she enjoyed. I had the grilled vegetables with fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette. Could have used fewer mushrooms and more other vegetables, but was enjoyable. The side Caesar was fresh and large. Did not know it would come with ham (I’m a vegetarian - maybe a Canadian thing), but was able to pick them off.
5 / 5
Nice restaurant, amazing service. Highly recommend the Quebec Pork Ribs since that’s the highlight of our meal. The Cochon Trio was also nice, especially the duck. The New York Steak turned out to be my less favourite since the steak was a bit plain for my taste. Overall it's still a good dining option when visiting Quebec City.
5 / 5
Visited here when they were kinda closing, got a table after 10 mins. We ordered the french onion soup, it was very delicious and nice. We also got the cod fish and chips, the fish was nice, the batter was seasoned and tasted good. The coleslaw kinda tasted off. We also ordered the burger which was very dry and small, and the fries were left overs. The chicken and waffle was good and tasted good. Also we got the newyork stake and it tasted very good. The service is good and fast, and very nice people. The atmosphere is nice as well. Really beautiful restaurant. Definitely recommend this place for the vibe.
5 / 5
Ahh, loved this place. The good, drinks, vibe, ambiance and service, nothing was disappointing. We were a group of 15 with 7 kids and they were able to cater to all of us with ease. The location of this restaurant is perfect with access from multiple streets. The beer collection is also nice. Lived few art collection they have as well on the wall. We will definitely visit this place again, when we are next in quebec city.
5 / 5
This place is amazing, this staff is great. The French onion soup is even better than France, Pot n Pot is superb! A must. We been inside during a snow fall creating a great memories
5 / 5
JUAN MANUEL CASTILLO