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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 24
    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
Lounge atmosphere

I've liked the old decoration , it was reflecting more The Chateaux experience. But I must say renovation we're nicely done, it resembles more a lounge atmosphere. Food is good, service excellent. Limited Wine list. Must trie the Cheese.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
JPN65Montreal_Canada
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I've liked the old decoration , it was reflecting more The Chateaux experience. But I must say renovation we're nicely done, it resembles more a lounge atmosphere. Food is good, service excellent. Limited Wine list. Must trie the Cheese.

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San Diego
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is the luxury restaurant of the hotel and it is beautifully appointed. The food and service was good.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We ordered French Onion Soup and a Caesar salad. The soup was tepid in temperature and there was no broth - lots of cheese, onions and bread but no soup! The Caesar salad was mostly dark-leaf, limp romaine cut into too-small pieces. The bacon bits tasted like the artificial stuff. There were no croutons, no anchovy, no egg and just... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A special birthday celebration brought my husband and I to dine at the Chateau Frontenac's Le Champlain Restaurant. We had reservations on a Friday evening over looking the great St. Lawrence Seaway. The view was romantic, surrounded with historical buildings and a menu to delight. We selected the price fixed 4 course dinner special including a bottle of wine. Chef... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Terrible experience at this restaurant. First, they got our reservation wrong and we ended up waiting in the bar for 45 minutes. Then after being seated we waited an incredibly long time to be attended to and it took 1 1/2 hours (no exaggeration) for our first course. The waiter was very apologetic but was obviously completely overwhelmed. The rest... More 

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

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

Dear dunblak, I would like to sincerely apologize for your recent dining experience at the Chateau, it is certainly not the type of experience we wish to offer. Quebec City is recognized as a fantastic gastronomic city and this is what we strive to offer our clientele. Your valued feedback will assist with our immediate follow-up. As such, I would... More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 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
21 helpful votes 21 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 

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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 - 103
  • Cuisine: French, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?