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Charbon Steakhouse

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Downtown Quebec City
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450 de-la-Gare-Du-Palais, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3X2, Canada (Boul Jean Lessage)
418-522-0133
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Le Charbon est l’Authentique steakhouse à Québec. Depuis ses débuts, la...
Le Charbon est l’Authentique steakhouse à Québec. Depuis ses débuts, la qualité et la fraîcheur de ses produits font de l’établissement un incontournable de la Vieille Capitale, dans une ambiance unique en ce lieu historique qu’est la Gare du Palais. Sa cuisine incandescente en est une digne de la plus pure tradition des vrais «steakhouse» : cuisson sur charbon de bois, bœuf canadien de l’Ouest de qualité AAA «Sterling Silver» et procédé de vieillissement à sec d’un minimum de 30 jours de certaines coupes. Le Charbon is the authentic steakhouse in Quebec City. From the first day, the quality and freshness of its products have made it an inescapable establishment in the Old Capital, in the unique ambiance of the historic site of the Old Train Station. The Charbon’s cuisine is worthy of the most renowned steakhouse in the world: maple-charcoal-grilled cooking, AAA «Sterling Silver» Western Canadian beef, minimum 30-day aging process as well as dry aging of certain cuts.
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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch while train is delayed

I dined here for lunch after arriving at the train station in Quebec City only to find out that my train to Montreal had been cancelled. On a suggestion from locals we gave the Charbon Steakhouse a try for lunch. What a pleasant surprise it was and as much as I was disappointed to have my train... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Henry L
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Yarmouth, Maine
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Charbon is a favorite spot for dinner on our second night in Quebec City. Easy to call and make a reservation, staff from start to finish are wonderful. Best steak anywhere in the City and easy to walk to.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. Food, drinks, service and desert were perfect. Open kitchen and killer bar were cool. Don't miss this if you're in town.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Had this delicious rib eye during a 3 day visit to Quebec. Not too interested in French food so this was a special treat. Service and location was top shelf this particular cold January night.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I dined here for lunch after arriving at the train station in Quebec City only to find out that my train to Montreal had been cancelled. On a suggestion from locals we gave the Charbon Steakhouse a try for lunch. What a pleasant surprise it was and as much as I was disappointed to have my train trip to Montreal... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great food, good service, good atmosphere. The steaks were great, but so was the soup and the desserts. It is expensive, but very well worth the money for us.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

For a place of this price, one would expect to be welcomed and served the way it should be. On the last three occasions we were at Le Charbon there were fatal mistakes, gross service and/or serious flaws and misconducts which spoiled our expensive evening. No one likes to order a 150$ bottle of wine and receive it half way... More 

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Cardinal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were at this restaurant on a Tuesday evening which was not busy as the Canadians game was on. Our waiter was excellent. Our group of 7 overall were pleased with their orders but a few things made the night not as good as it could have been. I ordered the walleye which was done just the way I like... More 

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

One of the best classic steakhouses I've been to. Matches in some areas and exceeds in many such traditional steakhouses as Ruth Chris, Houston's, and any number of "sports players" steak houses.

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Quebec, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Absolutely amazing. Definitely the best steakhouse in the city, and one of the best I've ever been to. The service was friendly (we were able to adjust our reservation at the last minute with no trouble). My family is mainly anglophone, and the hostesses and waitresses were more than willing to help us in English, as well as providing us... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner here, the location alone is worth a visit in the train station. Service was fantastic and attentive, the atmosphere is great. The steaks are amazing what flavour! I loved that they gave us coleslaw to start with the bread basket. If we return to Quebec City we will definitely dine here again. WE had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 450 de-la-Gare-Du-Palais, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3X2, Canada
    (Boul Jean Lessage)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: 418-522-0133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 99
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Le Charbon est l’Authentique steakhouse à Québec. Depuis ses débuts, la qualité et la fraîcheur de ses produits font de l’établissement un incontournable de la Vieille Capitale, dans une ambiance unique en ce lieu historique qu’est la Gare du Palais. Sa cuisine incandescente en est une digne de la plus pure tradition des vrais «steakhouse» : cuisson sur charbon de bois, bœuf canadien de l’Ouest de qualité AAA «Sterling Silver» et procédé de vieillissement à sec d’un minimum de 30 jours de certaines coupes. Le Charbon is the authentic steakhouse in Quebec City. From the first day, the quality and freshness of its products have made it an inescapable establishment in the Old Capital, in the unique ambiance of the historic site of the Old Train Station. The Charbon’s cuisine is worthy of the most renowned steakhouse in the world: maple-charcoal-grilled cooking, AAA «Sterling Silver» Western Canadian beef, minimum 30-day aging process as well as dry aging of certain cuts.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?