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Christmas Day dining

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Christmas Day dining

Any recommendations for a more traditional roast Christmas Day meal with a great ambiance? We are dining at the Aux ancients Canadians Christmas Eve & are staying at the Fairmont Frontenac. Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Christmas Day dining

On Christmas Day the Fairmont Chàteau Frontenac is doing a big buffet brunch with all the bells and whistles and this will certainly include roast turkey and trimmings.

A light breakfast and then the late service of the brunch will be enough for the day! At night the Frontenac will probably put up a traditional Christmas meal in either the Champlain or the more casual Café de la Terrasse. Otherwise it is a bit early to know what restaurants will be open and which ones will have a special Christmas dinner. You will probably get more informations in about 3 weeks, around your Thanksgiving.

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2. Re: Christmas Day dining

I agree, eat at the Frontenac. Their buffet is fantastic and I agree with rickb that there will be something special for Christmas.

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3. Re: Christmas Day dining

Our only concern eating at the hotel was will it feel like we are sitting in a large impersonal hotel restaurant as opposed to a smaller more intimate setting for our family of 4 Christmas meal? Having never stayed there before we weren't sure. :-)

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4. Re: Christmas Day dining

The concierge at the Chateau will surely find you a very nice and cosy restaurant for Christmas. Many of the restaurants in Old City are opened don't worry and depending on your taste they will do the perfect match.

Merry Christmas !

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5. Re: Christmas Day dining

Wait until you see the room where they serve the buffet. That isn't impersonal. It will also have wonderful views of the river.

I agree though that there are many initmate places as well. Whitestone offered a good suggestion too.

Enjoy!!

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6. Re: Christmas Day dining

Thanks so much for your feedback :-) Are the pubs open on Christmas Day?

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7. Re: Christmas Day dining

In our laws pubs don't have a specficl definition. They can be restaurants in disguise serving beer, bars with food offered or just plain bars. So each one is different and has different rules, including opening times. Your best bet for those would be the hotel concierge too.

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8. Re: Christmas Day dining

No the 2 pubs will be closed, Pub St-Alexandre and St-Patrick.

There is a place which is called Dorsay Pub but it is more a restaurant than a real pub and closed also.

Sorry

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9. Re: Christmas Day dining

You sound like us; we're staying at the Chateau and also are having Christmas Eve dinner at Aux Ancient Canadians. We elected to go for the dinner buffet at the Chateau (arrivals from 6 - 7) as it probably will be the best darn buffet ever. They also have a 6-course dinner Christmas evening. I would imagine that whatever you decide, reservations will be essential.

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10. Re: Christmas Day dining

Just to mention that Le Champlain, the upscale restaurant of the Frontenac is currently closed for rénovations. Thaere has been a lot of swinning dates for reopening, first in late January, then in time for the Holidays and now just early January so... Welll the brunch and gastronomic lunch or dinner will be served separately. Gastronomic side in the Grand Ballroom and buffet in the banquets salons. So I think both for either lunch or dinner will be good, albeit costly, options.

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