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1 Rue des Carrieres, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
+1 418-692-3861
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Ranked #179 of 1,176 Restaurants in Quebec City
Price range: $37 - $211
Cuisines: French, Continental
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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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71% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We found the restaurant options in the newly refurbished Fairmont Chateau Frontenac to be confusing. We had made a reservation at SAM after being told they had a dinner menu but it was just a bar menu. We were seated under a blasting music speaker so wanted to dine in a full menu restaurant. We then tried to go into... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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226 reviews 226 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Located in the Fairmont Le Chateau Fontenac in old Quebec City, this is a restaurant that gives you some excellent local cuisine options. Sheep, guinea hen and venison are all on the menu. The ambience is great and the view is excellent of the St Lawrence River. Service is excellent and attentive. The downside is that the host is responsible... More

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

Dear Mayoplan, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent experience at Champlain restaurant. We truly value your feedback and as such it has been shared with our Food & Beverage team as we work to offer a unique dining experienc in Quebec. Thank you once again and we hope you will consider dining with us again on your next... More

Paris, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Champlain is one of the restaurants in the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. It shares an entrance (through the hotel) with two other places -- one apparently a bar and one a kind of simpler restaurant (I think). This makes things a bit confusing when you arrive and there might be an (intimidating) line at the Maitre'D table, depending on... More

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

Dear Michael H, Thank you for taking time to share feedback of your recent dining experience at Champlain restaurant. We were pleased to read you enjoyed the overall menu. In regards to the service issues, I do apologize for this and I have shared your feedback with our Champlain Manager for proper follow-up. Once again thank you for your valuable... More

Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Champlain was beautifully refurbished, with tons of money poured into an open glass wine cellar and lavish furniture everywhere, but food needs lots of improvement. Portions are on the VERY small size (cheesecake looks like a mignardise), the wine tasting menu brings the same wine on three services which is utterly ridiculous, wine list is on an Ipad with no... More

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Groton, CT
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was a bit of a hassle to be seated because the hostess was MIA, but worth it. The food, service and view are the best.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a serious restaurant and if you love food and are ready to spend the time it takes to have chefs actually prepare your meal, then you're in for a treat. Having visited many Michelin starred restaurants in Europe, this is one that deserves that recognition and your attention. Let me repeat, the meal you have here will be... More

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El Paso, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went for their famous high tea, but we were seated in an area in which the waitress had no idea what that consisted of. Three waitresses and 20 minutes later, we finally called the manager over to complain. After telling us it was $38 for each of us for one small tea sandwich, a scone and a small dessert,... More

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London, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Le SAM Bristro is the newly opened restaurant connected by the 1608 Wine & Cheese Bar to the Champlain Restaurant in the Le Château Frontenac. Although we were not hotel guests, Yuri graciously gave us a pre-lunch tour, telling us about the renovations and the recent reopening of the restaurant. Lunch dining in the Le SAM Bristro was surprisingly... More

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Chambord, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The decor: give them a 9 The food: a fair 7 The service: sorry but very inconsistent; the youngest, great! The mammoth, unfortunately they probably can't fire him... The wine list: ... What can I say... Poor. Considering that Mr Chartier is a one of our greatest sommelier, there's no real wine opportunities !

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Fayetteville, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There were six of us and we asked if we could move. The waiter told us that the tables would be filled. It took over three hours to eat and the portions were small and the food was average at best. Oh, none of the tables we requested were used that night as the restaurant was nearly empty.

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

Dear Conrad L, Thank you for this feedback which I have shared with our culinary team. We sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations. I have just contacted you directly via email in order to appropriately follow-up with you. Best regards, Genevieve Parent PR Director More

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