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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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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (65 reviews)
“foie gras” (29 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
European, Canadian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

this restaurant is amazing! it has exellet food and service and it is the best ever. it has the best vaule ever

Thank Mason K
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Calling an evening at Restaurant Initiale “dinner” is like calling a Yo Yo Ma concert a “recital”; it just doesn’t do it justice. To be honest, upon arriving I was concerned that we were in for a stuffy evening, the room was rather subdued. Instead,...More

1  Thank Russell G
Reviewed 26 January 2018

It is hard to find words for the dining experience. The food presentation, wine pairings, table service and depth of food flavors- All were excellent. The dish featuring a dou of foie gras was one of our top ten food experiences ever.

1  Thank JuliefromVermont
Reviewed 3 January 2018

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

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 3 January 2018 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

1  Thank George Randall H
Reviewed 2 January 2018 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 24 December 2017 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:)

1  Thank Sahar R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

2  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

1  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
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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$ 85 - US$ 125
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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