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Charbon Steakhouse

$$$$
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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  • 20
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprising fine cuisine adjacent to busy rail station

Wonderful menu of local game delicacies. A bit pricey but presentation and professionalism warranted the cost.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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  • Romantic
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our tour guide said it was the best steak in the city. We also heard an interview with someone from the restaurant on the radio as we headed into town. With two recommendations, we decided to go. The waiter was great, the steak perfect and the atmosphere well done. Definitely try it out....

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The steak was perfection! I ordered the 4oz tenderloin, it was cooked perfectly medium rare, flavouful, tender, and juicy. My husband who is extra fussy with his steak, rated his 45 day rib steak just as good as Peter Luger's. Great, cosy atmosphere, efficient, friendly service, and to top it off, I loved the bonus pickle and coleslaw they give... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First of all service is friendly, our waitress gave us time to decide what we want to order and she took her time to explain the items on the menu. Drinks: while we were deciding which bottle of wine to order, the sommelier came over to our table and explained the difference between each of the bottles of our choice.... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were a group of 7 and most ordered the menu of the day. One other person ordered a soup and another one a salad. Those of us who ordered the menu of the day got our soup or salad right away. We then waited over an hour and a half, kept asking our waitress and finally the manager when... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great restaurant , steaks are real good. Make a reservation when you are in Quebec City you will enjoy eating here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not a great experience. All of our food was over cooked. My husband sent his back and they did replace it. Overall I think there are better places for streak and seafood in Quebec City.

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We made a reservation for here at 7:00 and we were greeted by a very friendly hostess. Out entire visit was a pleasure! To begin with, we were sat and greeted soon after by our server. We ordered a round of drinks and a bottle of wine. After our drinks the server brought by a basket of bread, a plate... More 

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Mississauga
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was quite possibly the worst steakhouse I've ever been to. In Toronto, we go to Hy's, Ruth Chris, La Castile, all far superior to this poor excuse of a steakhouse. We were there at 9pm on a Saturday night, it took 45 minutes to see our drinks and appetizer. It was 1.5hrs until we saw our meal. The 45-day... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We made the initial mistake of listening to the hype and not reality -- the locals. But when hype proved to be just that, the locals all recommended Charbon. The service was great, the food delicious and plentiful, and the ambience refreshing. The Table de Hote was perfect with an appetizer, entree, and dessert with coffee and/or tea. A wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wonderful menu of local game delicacies. A bit pricey but presentation and professionalism warranted the cost.

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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 99
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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

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