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Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal

$$$$, French,
1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada
+1 418-380-8166
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (74 reviews)
“salmon” (134 reviews)
“hanger steak” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Diner, French, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travelled around Canada for 3 weeks and can honestly say that this place is the best we found and we rate it very highly. Let deal with staff first. The ladies that attended to us were friendly and professional, knowing how to advise well...More

Thank nigeln2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here while staying at Chateau Frontenac. This first day in our own and then the second day with our Relais & Chateaux group.. both experiences were excellent.. nice room, great service and the food was flawless and delicious..short walk from hotel. Would...More

Thank tylercon
Reviewed 1 week ago

You start by seeing everything going on in the kitchen as the expert staff works in view of the patrons - you will like what you see. The menu is striking in the creative approach to dishes and flavour combinations. Our table enjoyed a huge...More

Thank _ecclou
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu here defies description, other than wow, what great choices and so nicely presented. My wife and I decided to eat here for her birthday, our waitress was caring and worked at the pace we wanted, so dinner took 3 hours!

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk in it smells so good you could put on some weight just by walking in, everything I had was excellent, an excellent place to stop and treat yourself as you walk the old town.

Thank christina g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife's birthday so needed to find somewhere special. This restaurant meet and exceeded expectations. We had a 5:45 reservation, by 6:30 all tables taken. We wanted a nice easy pace and spent 3 hours over dinner. Our waitress was excellent and handled our orders perfectly....More

Thank Voyager02711592111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have our favorites in Quebec but decided to try Chez Bouley- recommended by David at Auberge St. Antoine. Excellent dining experience. Interesting and diverse menu- perfectly cooked and excellent service and atmosphere. Don’t miss it!

Thank Brian2013Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (24) had a lovely dinner at Chez Bouley. The food, presentation, and service were all wonderful. My only criticism was the decision to place us in a private room. Ambience is part of dining. The room was dark/unlt on the side we did not...More

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eat there with a work colleague whilst on business in Québec. Very nice amuse-bouche and good brunch menu! We both eat le pêcheur salads with delicious salmon riette and beautifully poached eggs! Would recommend

Thank xxxlovethetravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located inside the wall on busy Rue St-Jean, the attractive, upscale restaurant is connected to the Hôtel Manoir Victoria. The interestingly creative menu reflects the Chef's inventive Nordic cuisine, a gastronomic delight. The Cream of Broccoli was nothing less than exquisite. So was the seared...More

Thank GlobetrotterSH
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November 13, 2017|
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Response from jplion | Reviewed this property |
I checked on their reservation system and there is room available at 17h45....They also take reservations for Xmas noon...You can check by yourself on their web site. They do not mention any special menus for now, but... More
Patricia S
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Nanci C | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual, some people dressed up, some people wore jeans. It's a pretty hip place, wear something comfortable and fun. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$50
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S4, Canada
    (Cote du Palais)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-380-8166
  • E-mail
When our chefs Jean Luc Boulay and Arnaud Marchand joined together to open Chez Boulay – Bistro Boreal, their goal was to highlight the richness of Quebec’s local products. Nordic cuisine invites discovery of unique regional products through the rhythm of the seasons. Elk, trout, elderberry flower and Labrador tea are featured on our menu in creative ways. It is a surprising blend of Quebec culinary traditions and international influences. While exploring Nordic cuisine, one discovers unique products. Cranberry seed oil, hemp oil and apple cider vinegar proudly occupy a place in our menu and replace staples from the South like olive oil and citrus. Since the opening of the Bistro, our chefs and cooks have made amazing discoveries, which have been integrated into the gourmet bistro menu and this proudly underscores the richness of our boreal region.
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