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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%
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“tasting menu” (66 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
“foie gras” (27 reviews)
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European, Canadian, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Restaurant Initiale is extraordinary. From the moment you enter you are warmly welcomed by Rolande and her outstanding staff. The dining room sets the tone for a special experience -- the service is impeccable without pretense. We try to go to this restaurant every time...More

Thank 1diningcouple
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing meal at Restaurant Initiale. There are two tasting menus to choose from, the "small" which had 5 plates I believe and the "large" which had 9 plates. We went with the large and everything was very good to excellent. Not one...More

Thank Hans R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the finest dining experiences of my life. Beautifully composed dishes in both presentation and taste. The orange themed dessert was other worldly.

Thank Erick P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to also do the wine pairing with the 97$ tasting menu and I am so glad we did. What a talented chef! I have traveled around the world but never enjoyed any meal more.

Thank KarenW55AnnArbor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’re celebrating my birthday in Quebec City and wanted a memorable meal and Restaurant Initiale delivered! We booked this Relais & Chateaux designated restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews when planning our trip. We are so happy we did. From the warm welcome at the...More

Thank JBCabot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful attention to detail in whole menu offering. Attentive and knowledgable service surrounded by beautiful surroundings. Don't go too hungry, portion sizes are on small side.

Thank 10izboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated our 25th anniversary here, and it was wonderful. We chose the 3 course menu, but it was 7 courses total. Each course was beautifully presented and equally wonderful tasting. They easily accommodated my gluten sensitivity. The wine list is extensive and expensive. We...More

1  Thank MaineMOM2
Reviewed 1 November 2017

My wife and I were lucky to get a reservation for our 25th anniversary dinner last week. A brisk 15 minute walk from our hotel, graciously welcomed we arrived to the warm quiet space simply furnished with quality finishes. We were served 7 exquisite dishes...More

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

From start to finish, each course was not only beautifully presented, but the flavors flowed perfectly together creating a delightful evening and culinary treat! Set in a somewhat contemporary space in the old city, don't let the simple decor fool you... you are in for...More

1  Thank knkalec95
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We have tried to make reservations the past 2 or 3 years on our annual visit to Quebec City but the restaurant was full at the times we wanted. This time, taking my wife's brother and his wife to the city for his 60th birthday,...More

Thank worldwidewanderer93
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Questions & Answers
5 April 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
14 September 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
20 August 2016|
Response from RetiredAnalyst | Reviewed this property |
Through Trip Advisor, I looked at the website for Initiale and learned that they are not open for lunch on Saturdays; just Tuesday through Friday. You may wish to use their online contact form to ask them directly whether... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$85 - US$124
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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