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Restaurant Initiale

54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K4A1, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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Ranked #6 of 1,170 restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $120
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
denver
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

One of the best meals ever for me wow wow wow, the flavors were superb as well sat he service, the wine spectacular, the best ever. be prepared for fine dining by definition. I was blown away!!!!

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Restaurant_Initiale, Propriétaire at Restaurant Initiale, responded to this review

wow wow wow..... so thank you very much. It was a pleasure to share with you. I hope to seeing you for another dinner at Initiale. Sincerely Rolande and Chef Lebrun More

Northborough, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was the most highly rated restaurant in Quebec City in all the tour guides. It certainly lived up to its reputation. We selected the Grand Menu without the wine pairings. But the sommelier, Isabelle, was so expert and delightful that we felt the pairings selected suited our tastes perfectly. The seven courses were all prepared with fresh, local ingredients... More

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Restaurant_Initiale, Propriétaire at Restaurant Initiale, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We look foward to seeing you soon to share with us another experience. Sincerely, Rolande and Yvan More

Jetersville, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had emailed ahead to prepare them for my dietary limitations. They assured us that they would be able to accommodate. We were met at the door by the owner and introduced to my personal liaison with the chef. Each member of our party of four was graciously attended, although I felt a bit embarrassed with the consideration at every... More

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Restaurant_Initiale, Propriétaire at Restaurant Initiale, responded to this review

Initiale wishes to thanking you for your comments. Be sure that Initiale takes care of every guest. Sincerely Rolande and Chef Lebrun More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Restaurants like this are hard to come by, even in New York where we are from. It was the unique combination of perfect, personal attention and service - and exceptional food. The co-proprietor Rolande and her staff make you feel special from the moment you walk through the door to the moment they leave you with a parting gift. A... More

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Restaurant_Initiale, Propriétaire at Restaurant Initiale, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted to welcome you at Initiale. It was a pleasure to share with you. Sincerely Rolande and Chef Lebrun More

Watertown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I can recommend this as a very fine dining experience. With a couple glasses of wine and the fixed menu, please expect to spend at least $400 for two people. Service was quick and gentle and reliable. Food was creative with ample vegetables (some of these fine restaurants overlook anything green as an option and you end up with all... More

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Restaurant_Initiale, Propriétaire at Restaurant Initiale, responded to this review

Thank you for your nices comments. Be sure that Initiale and his brigade consider your comment about the duck . We hope to sharing with you soon. Sincerely Rolande and Chef Lebrun More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Everything was amazing food, service 5 diamond. They made you feel special and almost famous. We had at least 4-5 servers all treating you like royalty. The food was delicious. Can't say anything negative

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I reserved a table for two from Rome before departure asking the staff not to write prices on the menu because the dinner was a surprise for my partner. When we entered the restaurant suddenly the Lady owner introduced us into the room remembering our names from my mail and offered us a nice aperitive with a really good wine.... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband, son and I ordered the tasting menu and we can't say enough good about it. Every morsel was beautifully prepared and presented. Don't miss this fabulous restaurant!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Initiale was a lovely experience in a number of ways. The meal was delicious and presented most beautifully. We had veal and lamb, preceded by a superb asparagus soup. The service was gracious--our server turned out to be the owner, the chef her husband--and she told us the history of the building. They bought the property, originally a bank with... More

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Restaurant_Initiale, Propriétaire at Restaurant Initiale, responded to this review
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Initiale et sa brigade vous remercie de vos commentaires. Nous sommes ravis de vous avoir accueillis à notre table et... More

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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