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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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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (57 reviews)
“meringues” (7 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
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European, Canadian, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I had went to this restaurant with high hope, based on the raved reviews on this site and google. The staff and service were absolutely impeccable and impressive. The dishes, on the hand, is a mixture of amazing delights and disappointments. There...More

Thank Qilin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a truly unique dinner experience. Our seven course meal with wine pairings began with Porto Blanc and ended with Pineau des Charants. The food was beautifully prepared, presented and delicious. The wine pairings added to the depth of the meal. A gifts of...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic. We were in QC for our 36th and did not have a reservation. The owner graciously maneuvered us in........ Fantastic Food. Every course. Very visually appealing too. Gracious service......great touch at the table. Perfect timing of food....... This was one of the finest restaurant...More

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a very special restaurant. The menu and service has been honed over the years to perfection. Artful presentations finest ingredients a fabulous wine list - a charming hostess - the equal of anything in NY or Paris

Thank DavidWashingtonDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unique dining experience. You are given a choice of the 3 or 5 course menu. Our party of 4 decided on the 3 course but actually received about 6 courses. Every plate is a work of art! The presentations are beautiful...More

Thank KPD802
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gourmet restaurant of the highest quality in Quebec city. Impeccable service. Reasonably priced considering the quality and service.

Thank mgbourbeau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch as a treat, and it sure was! Very friendly staff, great wines and wonderful fresh food. The equipe did everything to make me feel at home as I was dining alone - not too intrusive, but just right! Had an a...More

Thank doortje_d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Quebec City and our general observation is that the city has all of the sophistication of Paris with none of the arrogance. And that's exactly how we would also describe Restaurant Initiale. Amazing cuisine that constantly surprises you right...More

Thank WeekendAdventurers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's great to see such a fantastic restaurant so highly rated on TA. This is very high end dining and the overall experience and quality of the food compared well to some of the Michelin 3 star places we've eaten in in Europe - there...More

2  Thank TimManchester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Faultless from start to finish, and from the service, to the presentation to the food itself. We started with champagne and proceeded to have the four course menu without wine pairings. Each course was a master class in the art of fine dining, and the...More

1  Thank sineadbrowne1972
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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
US$88 - US$129
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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