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Restaurant Initiale

54 rue St-Pierre, Quebec City, Quebec G1K4A1, Canada
418-694-1818
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Ranked #11 of 1,130 restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We enjoyed a special supper for two at this exceptional restaurant on a Wednesday evening. The place only had 5 tables for supper, so the service was excellent. From the moment, we arrived, they paid special attention to every detail of our evening. We both took the 5-course meal, which turned into 6-courses, as the kitchen generously provided an additional... More

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Quebec City, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A visit to the Initiale is not just a meal at a fine restaurant, it's an experience you will remember for a real long time. Everything is impressive:decor,service,meal, name it. It's not a place to be seen it's the place to enjoy a meal with the most important person of your life so be prepare to enjoy it at the... More

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prince edward island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

During a trip to Quebec city in October 2012 we went to Initiale for lunch based on recommendations from friends. It was everything we had hoped for and ranked amongst one of the best meals I have had. This year we spent Christmas in Quebec city and went to Initiale for dinner Christmas night. From the moment we walked in... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to dine at Initiale and can honestly say that it was one of the finest dining experiences I have ever had. From the moment we were graciously welcomed to the restaurant to the moment we left, we were made to feel very special.I do not have any criticisms of this establishment at all. The service... More

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Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We loved everything about l'initiale. The service, food, wine, and atmosphere were exceptional. We look forward to coming back.

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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

A warm welcome, a tastefully decorated decor, discrete and professional service and passionately prepared exquisite dishes awaits guests at this outstanding Relais & Chateaux restaurant.

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Jupiter, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

RESTURANT INITIALE has been one of the most incredible dining experiences ever. The exceptionally creative 10 course meal was beautiful and inspiring with the most creative food! Paired with the perfect wine were foods to experience that kept you guessing what wonderful food would come next. Taste and presentation were delightful. Did you ever eat cookies made with black squid... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I first have to say that I had during the meal one of the best vegetable courses I've ever tasted and I'm a retired Chef and restauranteur. The carrot dish was incredible there were baby carrots 6 or 7 ways, roasted, dehydrated, puree, juiced dried then crumbled just amazing! The dessert course was also note worthy with an array of... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My daughter and I ate at Restaurant Initiale the first night we were in Quebec. It was a wonderful way to start our trip. It is a beautiful, intimate restaurant. We walked to the restuarant from Le Chateau Frontenac. It took us a while to get there because we kept getting lost. We circled back to the hotel and finally... More

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Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was a very special birthday present for my husband. The service was absolutely impeccable ... discreet, alert and efficient. This is 5 star dining at its best, Michelin star worthy. Their reputation is well deserved. I had the 3 course tasting menu, my husband had the 5 course. We were treated to an extra app and couldn't resist the... More

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