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“Service and food second to none”

Restaurant Initiale
Ranked #2 of 1,437 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 36 - US$ 103
Cuisines: European, Canadian, French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Toronto
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Service and food second to none”
Reviewed 8 June 2012

This restaurant far exceeded my expectation, it has to be one of the best meals I've ever had. The service was incredibly good, not one detail was missed. Each course from the amuse bouche to the cheese plate was exceptional. I can't wait to return.

  • Visited May 2012
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Quebec City, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best of the best in Québec”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

For an incomparable culinary experience. The service is the best in town, the ambiance quiet and raffined. And the food is sublime.

Visited June 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Best foodie place in QC -- world class”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

World class (on par with a Michelin 2-star restaurant) and great service. The apertif/appetizer pairings were amazing -- definitely do them!

We brought our 1-year-old baby with us and they were very accommodating, with the waiters all smiling at her and keeping her entertained. Best food in Quebec City and the price is what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

  • Visited March 2012
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Los Angeles
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127 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Very expensive”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Food was good but not worth the price.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Visited May 2012
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Westford, VT
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“If you can only go to one restaurant to here!”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

If you love delicious food, with impeccable service and creativity then you must save your calories for this fabulous restaurant! It meets the highest criteria for brillant gourmet food. Interestingly the price is no more than any good restuarant in Quebec or Montreal. Although I ordered only an Entree' and dessert there must have been seven courses before I left this gourmet treasure find!

  • Visited April 2012
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