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Restaurant Initiale

54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (65 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
“foie gras” (28 reviews)
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European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here with our 5 month old daughter. The staff was exceptionally accommodating to our situation and provided us with a semi private area where we were able to take care of our baby and enjoy the delicious food. Everything was prepared to perfection,...More

Thank Steve76_1998
Reviewed 2 days ago

L’Initiale is fine dinning in essence. Quite dinning room. Low dimmed lights. Neutral colors decoration. Soft mannered servers. Everything there is oriented towards a luxury experience. And they achieve. We tried the Dinner Menu, which is something similar to a reduced tasting menu, where you...More

Thank Alvaro A
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the gracious Rolande greeting to the kind words of farewell, it was a great evening. Service was excellent without being stuffy. Food was beautifully presented and tasted better than it looked and since it looked amazing that is the highest compliment I can give....More

Thank oyster_afficionado
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reserved about 1 month in advance. Happened to be during a fireworks celebration which was the icing on the cake. So Rolande Yvan and the whole team were wonderful from the personalized greeting to the wine recommendations to the special dessert for our anniversary. Just...More

Thank Traveller O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined there as a family back on July 21 and had the seven course dinner with one wine pairing. Not knowing what we embarked on, we relished every course with pure joy. The overall presentation, amazing quality of dishes were clearly the best dining...More

Thank Hawaiiana2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our wonderful time for having the fantastic French food like this. The whole dinner took us about 3 hrs but we do enjoy it so much. It’s incredibly delicious and we can feel the hearted cook for every dish. Environment n service are...More

Thank Shirley Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a lot of research on restaurants before we went to Quebec City. I wanted a special meal for a special birthday but did not want a fuss made. We were a party of five with two of the five being vegetarians. I called...More

Thank PamelaattheRiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is now on my list of top 5 meals! The food was unimpeachable, the service was flawless and smooth. What made it even better for us was Mlle. Roland, who chatted with us like friends and swapped impressions of food and wine. Can't...More

Thank madmosaic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Restaurant L'initiale and could not have been more impressed. This is a restaurant you must experience while in Quebec.

Thank Abevinetto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have had the privilege of dining at some of the best restaurants in Europe and around the world, and I can tell you, I have had nothing better. Initiale is absolutely superb. This one of life's great dining expereince. This is...More

1  Thank Alan_Gottlieb
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
No jacket was required during my visit this fall. The restaurant is elegant, customers clothes ranged from dressy casual to more formal with coat and tie. Not the kind of place where you should wear a pair of ratty jeans or... More
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Dex888 | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian probably, vegan I doubt it (might be hard to find in Québec City), but I would certainly email them. Good luck. Enjoy your stay ! Cheers
Lawrence M
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
You will want to send an email to the restaurant. They're pretty responsive, Lawrence. Fred
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$88 - $126
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-694-1818
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Just 3 minutes from the Château Frontenac, in the heart of the Old-Port of Québec, you'll discover gourment cuisine worthy of the greatest tables in the world. Member of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, 5 diamonds AAA/CAA, Gault & Millau.
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