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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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“brunch” (57 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
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 18 November 2016

I was so happy with my first visit because both the food and the service was excellent. I looked forward to sharing a meal with friends when I returned to Quebec. How disappointing!!! We found the manager that evening to be just short of rude....More

1  Thank vivian197728
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Boulay is a very good restaurant/bistro on St-Jean street in Quebec. It is not located on the main tourists streets abut it is worth the detour. It serves "nordic food" The menu is not very elaborate but the food is very good. The ingredients are...More

Thank Alain L
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This restaurant specializes in “Nordic” cuisine, with unusual flavors and ingredients. There are a wide range of fish, meat, and vegetable dishes with a range of preparations. Everything that we ordered was delicious. The service was very good and the atmosphere upscale.

Thank ksmithm
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Made reservation online in advance. Got right in with no problem. Lots of game meats. We tried the bison cheek which was excellent. A lot like braised short rib. Decor was nice, service was prompt, and food was great! Restaurant is connected in the back...More

Thank mable0711
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Don't pass up this place. Everyone will tell you dont eat dinner in Old Quebec, head out Saint Roch or the other burgeoning hipster districts for your dinner. Which I generally agree with. This is the exception. First the decor and overall aesthetic of the...More

Thank Cristiano2474
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table and they gave us a nice one by the window but i was too cold and so the manager gladly moved our table, then afterwards checked on me if i was comfortable with my seat. So you can really see that...More

Thank Sophia S
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Best brunch in Canada! Simply fabulous. Was greeted upon entering by name and was escorted to the best table by the window. Limited menu for brunch but the meat pie and let Boucheron steak were over the top amazing. So good that we immediately booked...More

Thank MrESP2013
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were told this is one of the best restaurants in Canada and our experience was consistent with that expectation. It can be noisy and it is typically crowded and dinner reservations are usually necessary. We both had halibut and it was served with oat...More

Thank Jeff m
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited QC in October for our honeymoon and stayed for 7 days. After visiting numerous restaurants, we were by far most impressed by Chez Boulay. Their location, atmosphere, menu, bar, and food were all wonderful. We particularly loved the watercress soup, the bison cheek,...More

Thank atmtraveler
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were staying at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. On our third evening we decided to have dinner at Chez Boulay Bistro Boreal. (1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Tel: 416-380-8166). CBBB was rated the eleventh best restaurant in the city by Tour Adviser readers. Sabrina waited on...More

Thank John D
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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
23 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
  • E-mail
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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