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Charbon Steakhouse

450 de-la-Gare-Du-Palais, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3X2, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #114 of 1,176 restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $99
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Cross street: Boul Jean Lessage
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.
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73% Recommend
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English first
Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews 3 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was my first visit to the steakhouse. I chose to be seated on the large terrace at the back. A nice quiet area. The service I received was outstanding. I could not ask for better. I ask the server for some recommendations and she was very helpful. They had a decent wine list. I ordered a glass of red... More

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Danville, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The steaks were excellent!! Very tender and juicy. Good value and service, worth the 20 minutes walk.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Bittersweet experience with the restaurant. Great service from the server, very polite and helpful with even directions after the meal. Ambience was awesome as well. However the main issue was the food. I ordered the scallops and a side of onion ring as a starter for me and my girlfriend to share and the portions were miniscule! Three scallops and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

After reading good online reviews about this steakhouse we decided to book it for our new year's eve dinner. Our server was too busy (possibly overbooked?) She was inattentive and rarely visible to us. When she was at our table she flashed a huge artificial smile. Our prix fixe meals were composed of a starter salad, steak and desserts. The... More

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