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Downtown Quebec City
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1 Rue des Carrieres, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5J5, Canada
+1 418-692-3861
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia, PA
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I came here for our nice dinner after having stayed a week in Quebec City. It was the typical fine dining experience. Of course, the food was very good, the servers attentive, the portions appropriate. It was a *little* on the pricey side for fine dining, but it's probably the nicest hotel in town. The chef prepared... More 

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North Potomac, MD
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make reservations early at this restaurant. I had the prime rib which was really delicious. My wife had the walleye which was okay for the price ($44). The view from the restaurant is really great. The scallop appetizers were pricy but delicious.

Thank hwy18
Billings, Montana
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Champlain at the Fairmont is an exquisite restaurant with wonderful views of the river. Food is prepared to the guest's liking. The filet mignon was tender and the fish dishes were delicious. The display of your meal was a treat, but this art form is seen best at dessert time. The Champlain desserts not only taste wonderful, they are... More 

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Middle Village, New York
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated our 30th Anniversary at this restaurant. Outstanding is the word that comes to mind. Service was impeccable. The food was unbelievable. For someone that does not eat French cuisine often I was blown away with the taste of the food. Our server took the time to explain each ingredient used in our dishes when served. It was an incredible... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Old Quebec, a historical monument for Catholics world wide and part of the UNESCO world heritage district. An opportunity to pass through the Holy door in the jubilee year of Mercy as declared by the Pope. An architects delight and we were lucky to witness a nuptial ceremony at the Mass

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97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is for the afternoon tea. I give it high marks for the dessert, but low marks for the tea sandwiches, which averages out to an average review I guess. The tea sandwiches were small and just sloppily done, and outrageously bad considering the price one pays to have tea here. BUT, the dessert table is fantastic! So many... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated my daughter-in-law's birthday here. The meal was very good with appropriately-sized portions (too many restaurants value quantity over quality). I asked for a cake and they came through with a chocolate mousse confection personalized in French. Very impressive all around.

Thank Thomas H
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is worth the price. The place is beautiful and the service was excellent. They made me and my kids feel like royalty and the food was great! Their other restaurant...not so great. Go to Champlain instead of Sam.

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

Thank you for your great feedback, Degustapr. We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening at Le Champlain. We will make sure to let our team know about your comments. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to Quebec City. Alain Leblanc Director of Food & Beverage More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food!!! Great experience!! We went to Champlain on June 2016, had the five course meal ( chef's choice) with the wine pairing. We have been to 3 star michelin restaurants in the past, and I have to say, food here was not short for comparison!!! Wine pairing was on pointe. The waiter was very polite. As a positive critique... More 

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

Thank you for those great comments, Jeanne G! It is good to hear that you had such a great time trying the Experience Modat. Don't hesitate to come back again to taste the evolution of our chef's cuisine. Alain Leblanc Director of Food & Beverage More 

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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If they have Elk on the menu I would suggest you try it! Wonderful! Beautiful decor and great service.

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

It is such a pleasure to read your comments on Bistro Le Sam, Ilovetotravel730. I am glad that you liked the elk, the decor and the service provided by our teams. We hope to see you again soon. Alain Leblanc Director of Food & Beverage More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $95
French, Canadian, Gluten Free, International, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Validated Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Rue des Carrieres, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5J5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-3861
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?