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“Fine French Cuisine in old Quebec City”
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Le Continental
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Ranked #9 of 1,441 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Summerfield, FL
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59 reviews
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“Fine French Cuisine in old Quebec City”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We recently visited Quebec City and Le Continental was recommended to us as one of the top restaurants in Quebec City. We would agree. The specialty is French cuisine and cooked at tableside with a lot of flambe! My husband had the duck l'orange and I had snow crab. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was cooked to perfection. The duck was on a fixed price menu and was excellent. The specialty is the duck and filet mignon - whatever you order, make sure it is cooked tableside. Not that the snow crab wasn't delicious, but the flambe certainly adds that special touch. This would definitely be a place for a romantic evening or for a special event!

  • Visited June 2014
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Jefferson, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very memorable!”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had reservations made by the concierge at the hotel - the Maitre d' greeted us warmly and took us right to our romanic table in the corner of the restaurant. We had the Caesar salad (prepared table side) and then the main courses prepared table side as well. My filet mignon was outstanding, my wife's seafood dish was also excellent. An elegant restaurant, but not an overly dressed up crowd - though the restaurant staff dress formally. One suggestion would be to turn the lighting up slightly - it was actually difficult to read the menu / wine list.

The entire dinner (with a $70 bottle of wine) was a bit over $300 with tax & tip, but a very memorable evening for a special occasion. It's also about 100 yards from the Chateau Frontenac (where we were staying) and the convenience factor was an additional big plus.

Would strongly recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
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Fredericton, Canada
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269 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great Flambe Experience”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a more traditional menu and service but is proof that goods things, done well, never go out of style. The wait staff are experienced professionals. the service is friendly and professional. We had veal cheeks to start followed by duck la orange prepared table side. Fantastic food and service. Great place for a romantic dinner.

Visited June 2014
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Raleigh
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent experience, fantastic dinner”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

I dined there recently with 5 friends. We were In Quebec celebrating my birthday and I chose Le Continental for my birthday dinner. We had a private dining room and were well attended by two servers. We all ordered the Fixed Prix dinner and everything was excellent, from presentation to service. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but for fine dining it was well worth the price.

  • Visited June 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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“Old style class”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were looking for a great dining experience to kick off our stay in Canada. This restaurant was one of two mentioned and we chose it as it was close to our hotel.

We were greeted efficiently and seated immediately. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful. The ambience is old school - plush, quiet and tasteful. Although the restaurant was very busy it felt an oasis of calm.

Our escargot was delicious, the mains of pheasant and veal truly lovely and the shared creme brûlée wonderful. All assisted by the constancy of good but unobtrusive service. The price was not as high as expected and provided excellent value.

A meal and experience to remember and a highlight of our stay in Quebec City and Canada.

  • Visited May 2014
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