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Restaurant Initiale

54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K4A1, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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Ranked #4 of 1,191 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $43 - $123
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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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San Francisco, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

After reading all of the wonderful reviews, I was so excited to eat at this restaurant. Unfortunately for me and my friends we got stuck on a night when there was a VERY large (& loud) group. While the meal was good, I'm sure it suffered due to the large tour group (~30) that arrived right before us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This was the last restaurant we visited for our 4 days trip to Quebec City. It is by far the best restaurant! We Had high expectation as they are part of the relais & chateaux, but they have exceeded the standard for sure. We had the tasting menu, and it was out if this world! The wine pairing was really... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

During our recent three year stay in the US we travelled a bit, including six visits to Canada. On our second trip we visited Quebec City and ate at Restaurant Initiale in Jul '12. It was the best meal we had ever eaten and whilst expensive still worth it. The restrained decor, attentive staff and superb food and wine were... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It is hard to reduce to words the experience we had at this restaurant on Oct 25th, 2014. Let me begin by saying it was not cheap. Expect to pay in the $250-$300 (or more) range. And the portions are on the small side. That said, the service was impeccable, the flavor combinations truly unique and the presentations first rate.... More

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Bali
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Exquisite attention to detail. fine food, and great service. presented with some unique tastes by the attentive chef and team. cant praise high enough.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Sometimes there are no words to adequately describe a transformative event – that’s the way it was during our dinner at L’Initiale. You can only say ‘Ummm” and “Delicious” and “Oh my god” so many times through a meal before they lose all meaning. My wife and I visited this lower town restaurant for a special anniversary on Thanksgiving weekend... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

From the warm greeting as we entered l'Initiale to our farewell, L'Initiale ranks as the most supreme restaurant we have ever encountered! Unbelievable service, attention to every detail, and an amazing staff! We were pampered the whole evening & loved every minute! The chef is so incredibly creative; a true innovative culinary artist. Besides the meal we ordered, they also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were in Quebec City celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary and we wanted to indulge in the best restaurant. And oh! we did! We live in NYC and have been to some pretty good restaurants there and other parts of the world, and we can say that "Initiale" is one of the most rewarding culinary experiences we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were recently lucky enough to experience food perfection at L'initiale restaurant Quebec. Having dined in many fine restaurants all over the World L'initiale is without doubt the top of the leader board by a long way. The food was beautifully presented, every course was described in detail and the fusion of tastes were incredible. A definite must for a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food elegantly served with attention to every detail. Expensive but a wonderful dining experience.

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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 43 - 123

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