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Restaurant Initiale

54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K4A1, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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Ranked #3 of 1,180 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $125
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Years of tireless work by chef Yvan Lebrun and his partner Rolande Leclerc have earned L'Initiale Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux certification and an AAA/CAA Five Diamond rating. The pair's passion for flavor and authenticity is reflected in everything they do, and the restaurant boasts a decidedly local sensibility, featuring some of the region's top products and artisans.
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great food, a tasting menu and really creative. Great service and nice quiet room. I believe the menu changes but the kitchen is good with alterations for food allergies and vegetarian. This is a must for foodies. Portions as is the case with tastings are small but there are lots and it's filling. Perfect for a special night or romantic... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a small, intimate Relais Chateau restaurant that serves an exquisite fixed-price lunch and dinner. The menus for both lunch and dinner offer different choices with different prices, but all choices include appetizer, entrée, and, I believe, dessert. We went for lunch, and it was a glorious experience. Upon walking in the door, we were received graciously and brought... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wow, wow, wow!!! I don't even know where to start to describe how incredible our meal was. We ordered the tasting menu and every dish was just superb. Started with a lovely amuse bouche and continue to build on deliciousness. The scallops with carrots was possibly the best dish I've ever eaten. Dessert was stunning. And then after dessert they... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The hovering of so many service people was annoying. The food was above average, but the prices were so inflated.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

An amazing experience. The staff, the food, and atmosphere were all exceptional. The food was particularly wonderful with the combination of flavors. A must in Québec City.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were greeted warmly and made to feel comfortable immediately. The dining room is modern with classic style. Outstanding food and presentation. Knowledgable and unpretentious sommelier. Impecable service. An enjoyable evening from start to finish. We've been fortunate to experience some very fine restaurants, and this one is memorable.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had never been to Quebec City and did not know what to expect in the way of fine dining. We were not just pleasantly surprised, we were bowled over! Restaurant L'Initiale is a marvel. The dining room is tastefully understated. Lead by the extremely knowledgeable and personable co-owner Rolande Leclerc, the staff provided friendly, well-trained, and knowledgeable service. And... More

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Fairhope
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We loved the decor, the service, the somm assistance for delicious wine, and of course the food. All local food, exquisitely prepared in new and different ways. We each tried food we would not have eaten otherwise and loved it all.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I made our first visit to Quebec City and found this restaurant to be impeccable and superb! From the moment we entered into the building, we were treated as royalty. A lovely drink in the bar prior to dinner really set the mood and relaxed us for what would turn out to be the most incredible meal... More

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife had made reservation for this restaurant as a surprise for me. We were greeted by the owner, Ms Leclerc, who welcomed us and showed us to a romantic window-side table. All the personnel was as friendly. Her visits to our table were always welcomed, as we felt privileged to being their guest. We enjoyed the dinner tasting menu,... More

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Address: 54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K4A1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-694-1818
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
Average Prices: USD 44 - 125

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