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Restaurant Initiale

54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (67 reviews)
“foie gras” (31 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have had the privilege of dining at some of the best restaurants in Europe and around the world, and I can tell you, I have had nothing better. Initiale is absolutely superb. This one of life's great dining expereince. This is...More

Thank Alan_Gottlieb
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you enjoy French cuisine, you will love this place. We were a party of 8 celebrating a birthday. We all opted for the 5-course meal instead of the 9-course. Either option is available with or without wine pairing. We opted to order wine as...More

Thank DBradburn
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend and other Trip Advisor reviews. From our first interactions with the restaurant we knew this was going to be an unusual dining experience.We emailed with Rolande about the occasion...More

Thank Tclyras
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summary: We’ve seen it all and done it all and were highly skeptical about the hype surrounding Initiale. But we were pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The meal consisted of seven courses for $115 per person. Service: Overall service was good, but near...More

2  Thank Dan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In searching for the restaurant to celebrate our 10th anniversary we were looking for spots that had unique tasting menus, an atmosphere that allowed for good conversation, & unrushed and polished service. In making my reservation with Rolande the prior month I knew we would...More

1  Thank musiclover1013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. The experience of enjoying a nine course affair was delightful and magnified by the attentive service. Initially, the atmosphere seemed stuffy, but the aperitif and warmth of the host allowed us...More

3  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we first interacted with Rolande to make our reservations, this was a wonderful experience. We were made to feel welcome and the food, service and atmosphere were all amazing. While the atmosphere was not as slick or modern as other fine restaurants...More

Thank Ribie5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A culinary experience to remember. My wife and I visited "Initiale" on our recent trip to Quebec and we were not disappointed. The service, the ambiance and the food made it an unforgettable dining experience. The servers (I wish they had more like them in...More

1  Thank jorgegrr
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Almost avoided this restaurant because of the nasty reviews. Would have been a HUGE mistake. We were staying next door at Auberge St. Antoine and had just flown in from Chicago. Made reservations and showed up in jeans. What an absolutely fantastic culinary experience. Gracious,...More

Thank VWillas
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

It has been one of the best dining experiences for the family so far. My heart finally landed on this trip. Everything shows the chef’s dedication and spirit. We loved almost every dish except the pork dish.

Thank Xiafei C
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
No jacket was required during my visit this fall. The restaurant is elegant, customers clothes ranged from dressy casual to more formal with coat and tie. Not the kind of place where you should wear a pair of ratty jeans or... More
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Dex888 | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian probably, vegan I doubt it (might be hard to find in Québec City), but I would certainly email them. Good luck. Enjoy your stay ! Cheers
Lawrence M
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
You will want to send an email to the restaurant. They're pretty responsive, Lawrence. Fred
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$87 - US$125
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-694-1818
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Just 3 minutes from the Château Frontenac, in the heart of the Old-Port of Québec, you'll discover gourment cuisine worthy of the greatest tables in the world. Member of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, 5 diamonds AAA/CAA, Gault & Millau.
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