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Restaurant Initiale

54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (66 reviews)
“foie gras” (31 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Canadian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. The experience of enjoying a nine course affair was delightful and magnified by the attentive service. Initially, the atmosphere seemed stuffy, but the aperitif and warmth of the host allowed us...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the moment we first interacted with Rolande to make our reservations, this was a wonderful experience. We were made to feel welcome and the food, service and atmosphere were all amazing. While the atmosphere was not as slick or modern as other fine restaurants...More

Thank Ribie5
Reviewed 5 days ago

A culinary experience to remember. My wife and I visited "Initiale" on our recent trip to Quebec and we were not disappointed. The service, the ambiance and the food made it an unforgettable dining experience. The servers (I wish they had more like them in...More

Thank jorgegrr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost avoided this restaurant because of the nasty reviews. Would have been a HUGE mistake. We were staying next door at Auberge St. Antoine and had just flown in from Chicago. Made reservations and showed up in jeans. What an absolutely fantastic culinary experience. Gracious,...More

Thank VWillas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been one of the best dining experiences for the family so far. My heart finally landed on this trip. Everything shows the chef’s dedication and spirit. We loved almost every dish except the pork dish.

Thank Xiafei C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you enjoy haute cuisine and the appreciation for culinary arts? Then you need to make reservations here. To perfectly describe my dining experience in short words it would be: A Culinary Symphony. L’Initiale, a husband and wife restaurant, enjoy an AAA/CAA Five Diamond rating...More

Thank tfoodietraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This writer is from New York and near Palm Beach, and Rita is from Havana and a world traveler, not to mention being an excellent cook. We have a small apartment in the lower old city of Quebec, on the St. Lawrence, and Initiale is...More

Thank George A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is somewhat confusing at first. There are two meal offering in the $500 to $700 for two with wine. The difference seems to be the number of courses, and they allow moving items from one offering to the other. Lots of items in...More

Thank Carl C
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
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....More

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pdar2018
21 May 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
No jacket was required during my visit this fall. The restaurant is elegant, customers clothes ranged from dressy casual to more formal with coat and tie. Not the kind of place where you should wear a pair of ratty jeans or... More
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$82 - US$119
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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