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Le Continental

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Downtown Quebec City
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26 Rue St-Louis, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Y9, Canada (Des Jardins)
(418) 694-9995
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Total EnjoymentIn the gourmet world of Le Continental, traditional cuisine...
Total EnjoymentIn the gourmet world of Le Continental, traditional cuisine is classical. Enjoy the perfect service, the great flambéed dishes that pay tribute to the delicious French cuisine. The Continental's wine cellar is most impressive with its board of famous selection of French, Italian and American wines. It offers a choice of more than five thousand bottles, four hundred different varieties from Grands Crus classés to affordable prices.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 426
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
For this price they SHOULD cook to order!

I asked not to have mustard in the sauce for my filet, and was told that they can't "DO" that...but he would use less mustard. Hated the meat and then when he asked, the waiter wasn't apologetic, just smirked and said he tried! If they couldn't eliminate the mustard he should have steered me to a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Joy C
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Kenmore, New York
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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586 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kenmore, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I asked not to have mustard in the sauce for my filet, and was told that they can't "DO" that...but he would use less mustard. Hated the meat and then when he asked, the waiter wasn't apologetic, just smirked and said he tried! If they couldn't eliminate the mustard he should have steered me to a different entre.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like your food cooked in front of you, that's the place to go! They will prepare your salad at your table and cook your steak to your like at your table as well. The servers are very nice and they work very hard. Good food and good ambiance!

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Chorley, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

From the rave reviews on Tripadvisor, I was expecting more. Don't get me wrong, the staff here were extremely friendly and provided a nice welcoming environment, and if this review were to be based on service alone, they would have received 5*. Unfortunately, it is with deep regret that I find myself giving this location only 3* and here is... More 

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Burlington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Incredible evening! We ordered Duck a la orange for 2 and it was incredible. The flambé at our table and the entire staff was so attentive and had impeccable timing and service! The interior ambience was wonderful, made feel like I was back in Paris! Our evening was as wonderful as the food. I would recommend reservations and ask for... More 

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Baysville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife & I. Had dinner at Le Contintental Restaurant last evening. The service & food were excellent. We had the Duck a L'Orange, absolutely fantastic. We highly recommend Le Continental if you would like to enjoy fine dining in Quebec City. Reservations are recommended, but not required.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited Le Continental on our recent trip to Quebec, after reading the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. What an amazing dining experience! The food is wonderful - the Caesar salad is incredible, the entrees (steak au poivre & langostines newberg) were cooked perfectly with flavorful sauces, and Crepe Suzette for dessert... definitely a classic French menu, prepared perfectly. The staff... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and I came for dinner on a Saturday night during the Carnaval. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated, and makes you feel like you're in another time. The menu is full of classic French dishes, many of which are prepared tableside by your server. I had the escargot appetizer, and my husband had the duo of smoked ostrich... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I'll keep this brief as my previous review still stands. Before Bourdaine paid his respects to this French classic, tourists like myself were calling it home. The food is very romantic and consistent in its French traditions. Table side service has not changed in its many years of operations. I do miss our previous server from the last two years... More 

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Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Remembered this from about 10 years ago with my husband. This time I was with my daughter. The location, service, ambiance, wine and food were certainly as good as I remember. Great place but expect it to be fairly expensive.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I visited Le Continental twice during a recent holiday in Quebec City. During the past 40 years we have visited this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent, the staff engaging and the food is consistently outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Rue St-Louis, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3Y9, Canada
    (Des Jardins)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: (418) 694-9995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Total EnjoymentIn the gourmet world of Le Continental, traditional cuisine is classical. Enjoy the perfect service, the great flambéed dishes that pay tribute to the delicious French cuisine. The Continental's wine cellar is most impressive with its board of famous selection of French, Italian and American wines. It offers a choice of more than five thousand bottles, four hundred different varieties from Grands Crus classés to affordable prices.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?