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“THE best!”
Review of Le Continental

Le Continental
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Ranked #9 of 1,442 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
Cross street: Des Jardins
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.
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“THE best!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Ok so I am sitting at Chateau Frontentac and just reflecting on the FABULOUS dinner at Le Continental. Decided on this place recommend by front desk clerk at Chateau Frontenanc and trip advisor rated as number 1. Walk in and waiters are all in white tuxedos. Romantic. It was our 21 year anniversary. Seated in a cozy nook. So entertaining watching the waiters work their magic. Jean Lois was our waiter. He was awesome! It's like watching the food network as he prept our Caesar salad for two (get it its bursting with flavor) So much fun! Very attentive as well, checking to make sure our wine was topped up and always asking if we were enjoying our meal. I had the veal with oyster mushrooms and Shawn had the flambé steak. Just lovely! Yes our meal was Expensive $ but worth it for the memory! Will definitely remember this place and recommend to friends and family. thanks trip advisor for rating number one!

1 Thank greenpaint
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Smithtown, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wow! We were royalty!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

My wife and I took a brief trip to Quebec in October 2012. We spent two days in Quebec City and two days in Montreal. The most spectacular dining experience was at the upper-crusty Le Continental restaurant in the Old City section of Quebec City. The restaurant is very near the landmark Chateau du Frontenac Hotel, the hotel which appears in so many post cards and is far the most recognizable place in Quebec City. Le Continental is surely what is often called "fine dining," and is quite beyond what my wife and I can afford on a regular basis. But we made the exception this time and have absolutely no regrets. The restaurant is dark inside, and it is the perfect place for a guy to take a date if he really wants to impress her. Everyone behaves in such a dignified way in the restaurant. It was good that my wife and I were dressed in our very most formal clothes, which we brought on the trip precisely for such restaurant outings. The food was excellent, but what was equally pleasant was the dignified way we were treated there. Literally everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. This is what dining should be!

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Barry D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“good restaurant, but not #1”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

My wife and I went there for a nice meal. The meal was good, and in the price range of higher end meals in old Quebec City. But for the price, there are several better options in the old city. Thus, although a good place to eat, it doesn't deserve Trip Advisor's #1 rating for the city.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank RonFS
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315 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Among the Best of Quebec”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Have eaten in more than 60 restaurants in Quebec in last 25 years, including 3 times in Le Continental - and we agree with consensus of Trip Advisor reviewers that this is among the best in the City. While there is no view as in L'Astral or the Champlain, iin all other respects - atmosphere, taste, presentation/plating, and especially service - Le Continental is not surpassed. My Chilean Sea Bass was perfect - with a wonderful cassata with cointreau from desert, while my wife's scallops were just as well prepared and our vegetables were given a wonderful presentation (and her onion soup with gruyere was to die for!). I would note that prices have risen in the past few years, exacerbated by the exchange rate for us Americans, but we still consider it a decent value and outstanding in every other regard. We shall continue to explore other venues in Quebec, but Le Continental is as good as we've found so far.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank heund
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Quebec City, Canada
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222 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 740 helpful votes
“good food but expensive”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

a lot of poeple going there (tourists group)
service could be slow ,close from the Castle,its expensive but a good value

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank moineauQc
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