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Restaurant Initiale

€€€€European, , French
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (66 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
“foie gras” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Canadian, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This staff is truly professional, focused on every detail and earnest in their desire for you to enjoy every aspect of dining in their restaurant. The flavors are delicate, nuanced and breathtakingly delicious. Presentation of every dish was stunning - sorry no pics because our...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So my gf took me here for dinner NYE and they featured a 9 course tasting menu. I would say the restaurant is gorgeous and the waitstaff terrific. We including wine pairings, so although expected, it was an expensive evening. I noted they do a...More

Thank George Randall H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our NYE dinner here and were not disapointed. The food was amazing and we chose the wine pairing with out set menu. The wines went perfectly with each delicious course. The service was outstanding. A very enjoyable experience and a nice treat.

Thank Shan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice environment. Great food and friendly staff. Every bite was an explosion of flavours. We ordered the tasting menu and we loved every tastes. A bit pricey, thought. Great place for special occasions:)

Thank Sahar R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful for a special occasion. Truly inspired cuisine. The service was outstanding . I had lobster as the main dish and it was done perfectly. The atmosphere is very classique. You fe l like you are having a very special supper. Of course it is...More

Thank U5017OSsue
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Restaurant Initiale is extraordinary. From the moment you enter you are warmly welcomed by Rolande and her outstanding staff. The dining room sets the tone for a special experience -- the service is impeccable without pretense. We try to go to this restaurant every time...More

Thank 1diningcouple
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We had an amazing meal at Restaurant Initiale. There are two tasting menus to choose from, the "small" which had 5 plates I believe and the "large" which had 9 plates. We went with the large and everything was very good to excellent. Not one...More

Thank Hans R
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

One of the finest dining experiences of my life. Beautifully composed dishes in both presentation and taste. The orange themed dessert was other worldly.

Thank Erick P
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We chose to also do the wine pairing with the 97$ tasting menu and I am so glad we did. What a talented chef! I have traveled around the world but never enjoyed any meal more.

Thank KarenW55AnnArbor
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We’re celebrating my birthday in Quebec City and wanted a memorable meal and Restaurant Initiale delivered! We booked this Relais & Chateaux designated restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews when planning our trip. We are so happy we did. From the warm welcome at the...More

Thank JBCabot
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cranesareflying
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
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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
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shamrock65
21 August 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$88 - US$128
Meals
Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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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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.
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