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Restaurant Initiale

) #2 of 1,226 Restaurants in Quebec City ₹₹₹₹ 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%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (60 reviews)
“meringues” (5 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
European, Canadian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

During my recent trip to Old Quebec, Restaurant Initiale was recommended by our hotel concierge. We decided to try it. It is an unforgettable experience. The restaurant decor is simple, but elegant. Service is impeccable. Staff provides you with a special dining experience. Food was...More

Thank lc00700
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dinner at Initiale for my wife's birthday Everything was perfect,the food was beautifully prepared and creatively presented. The standard was a good as top London restaurants like Le Gavroche and Quat,Saisons However the cost is also on a par, and this must be mentioned We...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went there during winter carnival and had a wonderful warming meal. The wine list was good and we had a solid meal.

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good restaurant. Good cuisine. Very good location. Near the cruise port of Quebec city. The personnel is very nice. I was there many times for big events. The only problem is to get a parking nearby. Bravo.

Thank locong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful meal, all attention that you can imagine to expect, either food or service.... You have to try once in your life... It's a great experience!! Don't miss it in Québec City...

Thank dbelleau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance door opens as you approach and a liveried young man cautions you to watch your step as you move in from the sun light. At first glance the room seems "old school" elegant and a little formal. You are immediately put at ease...More

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner at Initiale. The presentation was beautiful, the service was wonderful, the atmosphere was wonderful and the food delicious. Every course was a work of art and delicious but it seemed strained and fussy. I got the feeling that I was...More

Thank ronvin123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I, together with our daughter, shared a memorable meal at L'Initiale last weekend. We made our restaurant choice based on the many positive reviews posted on TripAdvisor, and we were not disappointed. The reservation process was seamless...the confirmation email was prompt and...More

Thank 255100Margaret
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As other reviewers have said: Quality and Expense are both very high. We thoroughly enjoyed a 9 course tasting dinner, and left fully satisfied after 3 hours and 40 minutes. Each course place setting/plate is a work of art. Rolande is a wonderful hostess, and...More

Thank brwerner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for the most up scale restaurant in Quebec City then this is it. The meal is preset and VERY EXPENSIVE. The wine, hard drinks and water all comes with a cost. The service is TOP NOTCH. The owner is the hostess...More

Thank docbob0707
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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$ 39 - US$ 110
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
Years of tireless work by chef Yvan Lebrun and his partner Rolande Leclerc have earned L'Initiale Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux certification and an AAA/CAA Five Diamond rating. The pair's passion for flavor and authenticity is reflected in everything they do, and the restaurant boasts a decidedly local sensibility, featuring some of the region's top products and artisans.
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