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Chez Boulay-bistro boreal

) #12 of 1,219 Restaurants in Quebec City €€€€ , French,
1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada
+1 418-380-8166
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Diner, French, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing beet tarte and Atlantic halibut . Best meal in 4 days in Quebec . Don't miss it ! Reservation required as it's popular .

Thank Chapen
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent cuisine choices based on local ingredients. I had the trout which was superb. The drinks were generous and the Cheesecake dessert was one on the best Ive ever had. The service was extremely attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone...More

Thank msm55
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Recommended by the cab drive we didn't know what to expect....however from the service, atmosphere but more importanly the food.....it was incredible.....we are mix of vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters that enjoyed every morsel set before us..... thank you for a great evening

Thank Beaann2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Boulay is located o busy Rue St. Jean near all the action in the city. The ethos of this place is locally sourced food and drinks. The mean some unusual takes or offerings. For cocktail, both, terrific, they used rhubarb juice and fir tree syrup!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quite simply a foodie and wine lover's heaven!!! Everything was exquisite from our wine, appetizers, entrees, and dessert; most of which we invited our server to surprise us with - something we enjoy doing on occasion. Dining at Chez Boulay is truly a feast for...More

Thank intlroxy
Reviewed 5 days ago

boreal seems to refer to the tendancy to use unusual ingredients in sauces and veggies. The restaurant is reasonably priced, tho not inexpensive- a good wine list, and the servers were sublime! everything worke smoothly, portions were a bit large- but delicious. I couldnt recommend...More

Thank andreworin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Supposedly we arrived for a small coffee and a croissant, we ended ordering a full brunch! Everything looks and tastes delicious. As other said, is expensive but worth it.

Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and good food. Not overly expensive and great price on vine no high markups and easy to decide vine by glass or bottle. Will go back and would recommend highly.

Thank Lilliana D
Reviewed 1 week ago

this restaurant serves dishes i have never eaten anywhere else. its ezpensive but the quality of the dishes was excellent. unusual local fruits and herbs added to the enjoyment of each dush. the selection of canadian wines was first class. the board of local cheeses...More

Thank 10Orchard
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in QC for three nights and our dinner at Chez Boulay was the best. I had scallops, my husband had chicken and both were excellent, with French influence. The service was good and I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank kathryn l
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Patricia S
is there a dress code
4 May 2017|
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Response from Nanci C | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual, some people dressed up, some people wore jeans. It's a pretty hip place, wear something comfortable and fun. Enjoy!
Patricia S
is there a dress code
4 May 2017|
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Response from RodHara | Reviewed this property |
No dress code! Just go and enjoy it
Leonard A
Bonjour: We are staying at the hotel and is there an elevator from the hotel to the restaurant? We have a reservation already. Thank you, Carol & Leonard Abbate
22 January 2017|
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Response from mmike5b | Reviewed this property |
Yes certainly. You have access to this resto.by the hotel also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$50
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada
    (Cote du Palais)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-380-8166
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Confit goose and duck leg parmentier, potatoes with mushrooms and fir tree essence, birch syrup vinaigrette: these are a few examples of what can be found on the menu at Chez Boulay – Bistro Boréal. On rue Saint-Jean in Quebec City since 2012, the restaurant places a value on the boreal region, especially the produce from the vast wilderness of northern Canada. For the last five years, the Bistro has been a popular destination because of our passionate chefs. Come meet our team and enjoy a memorable Nordic experience.

Five years after the opening of Chez Boulay – Bistro Boreal, Arnaud Marchand and his team innovate and export their culinary talent into this new gastronomic adventure: the Comptoir boreal.

In our charming and warm space in the heart of Quebec City, you will find pastries, sandwiches and ready-made meals that emphasize the value of the produce from our region. Foodies and clients on the go can come and enjoy snacks and meals that are out of the ordinary.
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