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Champlain

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Downtown Quebec City
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1 Rue des Carrieres, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada
+1 418-692-3861
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: A classic landmark restaurant re-invented, featuring cutting edge regional...
A classic landmark restaurant re-invented, featuring cutting edge regional cuisine created by one of Quebec's hottest restaurant chefs - Stephane Modat. Blending the very best of its heritage features with the latest design trends, the Champlain creates a unique and memorable culinary discovery that is second to none.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Gastronomy a la francaise

The meal was 5 star in Le Champlain at the Chateau Frontenac. The dining room and enclosed balcony overlook the lit-up Dufferiin Terrace and the river which are magical on a winter's night. The service was perfect and the special winter gastonomical menu (4 courses plus amuses-guelle and trou... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Latkes66
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

After eight days of really fine meals in a variety of restaurants, we felt an obligation to visit the Chateau...it was after two in the afternoon and we were seated against the wall while six window tables were available...the waiter asked for drink orders and I asked about the beers on draft...the waiter offered one brand and I accepted and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The meal was 5 star in Le Champlain at the Chateau Frontenac. The dining room and enclosed balcony overlook the lit-up Dufferiin Terrace and the river which are magical on a winter's night. The service was perfect and the special winter gastonomical menu (4 courses plus amuses-guelle and trou normand) was unbelievably good with choices throughout the menu. An unforgettable... More 

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Alain L, Director of Food & Beverage at Champlain, responded to this review

Dear Latkes66, We are delighted you had such a memorable experience at Champlain restaurant. Thank you for taking time to share feedback with us and we hope to welcome you again. Best regards, Alain Leblanc Director of Food & Beverage More 

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Let me start by saying I adore the entire Fairmont chain (I loved Fairmont's EPIC restaurant in Toronto). While I haven't been travelling as much as I normally do in the last three years, I've still stayed at a few Fairmonts and I've always enjoyed my stay. The Frontenac as a hotel is terrific. The restaurant however is entirely another... More 

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Alain L, Director of Food & Beverage at Champlain, responded to this review

Dear Robert W, First, I would like to sincerely apologize for your recent experience at Champlain restaurant and the way it was handled. I can understand how this truly affected your entire stay and specifically your trust in Fairmont Hotels and the Chateau Frontenac. Rest assured your valued feedback will assist with our immediate follow-up. As such, I would like... More 

Quebec
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015. We dine at the refurbished, revamped Champlain restaurant at the Fairmont Château Frontenac in Quebec City. It apparently cost a lot of money to make it look the way it now does, but I prefer the classic and classy feel it used to have. The food is fine. The service is fine. But where are the tablecloths?... More 

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Alain L, Director of Food & Beverage at Champlain, responded to this review

Dear SandraQuebec, Thank you for taking time to share feedback of your recent experience at Champlain restaurant. Your valued feedback will certainly assist in improving our offering and service. As such I was disappointed to read your comments regarding the lack of service and I sincerely apologize. I would appreciate the opportunity of following-up with you directly if you can... More 

Chorley, UK
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Firstly, let me say that I am appalled by some of the negative reviews that Champlain has received with regards to 'portion size'. The portion sizes are as you would expect from a restaurant of this quality and are perfect for those who are wishing for a truly unique dining experience. My wife and I came here to celebrate her... More 

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Alain L, Director of Food & Beverage at Champlain, responded to this review

Dear Thuso, Thank you for the fantastic review regarding your recent visit at Champlain restaurant. We are delighted you had such a memorable experience and enjoyed the food quality and ambiance. Your review is a true reflection of what we strive to offer and it will be a pleasure for us to share it with all of our teams. We... More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had dinner here our last night at the Chateau. The food was very good and wine selection was great. The view from the outer tables is also very nice, even at night.

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Alain L, Director of Food & Beverage at Champlain, responded to this review

Dear Andrea D, Thank you for this fantastic feedback regarding your experience at Champlain restaurant. Thank you so much for sharing these comments which we will of course share with our team. Sincerely, Alain Leblanc Director of Food & Beverage More 

Montreal
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Two days of Breakfast Buffet at the Fairmont, you will not be bored with the selection and possibilities.

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Alain L, Director of Food & Beverage at Champlain, responded to this review

Dear WindsNWaters, Thank you for your great feedback regarding our breakfast offer. We are thrilled you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Alain Leblanc Director of Food & Beverage More 

Russell, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The chef at the Champlain seem to get it right every time in combining regional delicacies in what is a very unique culinary experience. If you are adventurous (and have the budget to afford it), go for the chef's recommendations or ask you server to recommend his favorite combination of plates based on your tastes. Wine, champagne, and port parings... More 

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Genevieve_Parent, Public Relations Manager at Champlain, responded to this review

Dear Andre F, Thank you for this great feedback regarding your experience at Champlain restaurant. We will be pleased to share it with the Champlain team. Sincerely, Genevieve Parent PR Director More 

Quebec, Quebec, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I went to the Champlain at the Château Frontenac this evening. Since it's been refreshed, the Champlain still gets it's contemporary look that makes the Château so nonesuch. The service was perfect, meat cooked perfectly while enjoying a nice view of the Saint-Laurence River. If you visit Quebec City, don't forget to eat at the Champlain restaurant !!

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Genevieve_Parent, Public Relations Manager at Champlain, responded to this review

Dear Gabriel G, Thank you for wonderful review of Champlain restaurant. We are delighted you had such a great experience and enjoyed the food and ambiance. We hope you will visit again. Sincerely, Genevieve Parent PR Director More 

Virginia
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband liked his halibut but it was very small. My chicken was scarce on the plate filled with other things. This is a very expensive restaurant and unfortunately was not what it could or should be. I gave it three stars because the staff is attentive and did give me a lovely tasty cake for my birthday.

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Genevieve_Parent, Public Relations Manager at Champlain, responded to this review

Dear movedsouth, Thank you for taking time to share feedback with us. We apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. Your feedback regarding your dishes has been shared with our culinary team as it will assist us in making ajustments. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again. Best regards, Genevieve Parent PR Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Rue des Carrieres, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-3861

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 99
  • Cuisine: French, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

A classic landmark restaurant re-invented, featuring cutting edge regional cuisine created by one of Quebec's hottest restaurant chefs - Stephane Modat. Blending the very best of its heritage features with the latest design trends, the Champlain creates a unique and memorable culinary discovery that is second to none.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?