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Restaurant Initiale

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European, Canadian, French
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54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
+1 418-694-1818
Today
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect in Avery way Food,wine,service will enchant you It is like ballet, The content of your plate is delicious, biutyful and original

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Thank kimmy1237679
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service is wonderful! I highly recommend trying the chef menu! I LOVED the white asparagus! The wine was also delicious! this is an expensive restaurant. The scallops were also absolutely amazing! If you want to try delicious food I say this is a must !!!!! Make sure you leave abut 20 min early, it took me a while to... More 

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Thank siforova
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food, the service, the atmosphere was perfect. We had the six course menu and chose to order our own wine. One of the courses was not something we wanted but they were happy to substitute something we both did enjoy. Quiet restaurant. Attention to detail in everything. Each course was presented beautifully as well as being delicious. Looking forward to... More 

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Thank Stephen H
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A price fixed that was very good, not great. The wines were very good as well. It is elegant and the service is impeccable. We are glad we went but wouldn't go again.

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Thank mlading
Tucson, Az
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Hotel organized a reservation at L'Initial restaurant in old Quebec and it was truly an exceptional experience. The standard things for fine dining were covered of course....fine welcome, instant service, unique menu of top quality food with a focus on local foods, etc. THEN....the exceptional: every item placed on the table precisely in the correct spot, every staff person... More 

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Thank Tulafaye
Los Angeles
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Relais & Chateau restaurant I expect the best and I was not disappointed. The menu is fixe so you can't order a la carte. The food is very sophisticated and absolutely outstanding. The price is steep, my meal was $109 Canadian dollars without wine, but it also was the best meal I've had since I was in Europe.... More 

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Thank DonaldGraham
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to reserve 7pm on a Tuesday night weeks in advance and received an email saying I'm booked for 530pm. Conditions below To secure the reservation, I appreciate : - a credit card number, with exp. date and security code - and a final confirmation the day before by phone or email Now this restaurant might have great cuisine but... More 

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Thank drewmdayton
Restaurant_Initiale, Propriétaire at Restaurant Initiale, responded to this review

We're sorry about your comment. Our reservation policy is the same as several restaurants and hotels all over the world. In order to eliminate the . I apolozige for shocking you. Sincerely, Rolande More 

Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking down the street in the rain around two one afternoon and decided we were hungry. Saw their entry and went in to see if they were still serving. There was never a question as we were warmly greater and then seated. From the looks I quickly realized we had stumbled into a fine dining establishment. Wasn't totally what I... More 

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Thank James D
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We saved Initiale for our last dinner after 10 days in Montreal and Quebec - because we heard it was the best. They did not let us down! The 9 course dinner was amazing! The foie gras was our absolute favorite from all the other many times we enjoyed it during our visit. The halibut and the lamb were stellar... More 

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1 Thank Jman K
Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Every time we have been at L'initiale everything is perfect. From the service to the finest dishes prepared by Chef Yvan Lebrun, they wow us! I have organized an event, I have brought food critics, I have been there with friends, and I have been there with my wife . Whatever the event it will be a fantastic evening .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$36 - US$103
Cuisine
European, Canadian, French
Meals
Dinner
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
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
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
Description
Years of tireless work by chef Yvan Lebrun and his partner Rolande Leclerc have earned L'Initiale Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux certification and an AAA/CAA Five Diamond rating. The pair's passion for flavor and authenticity is reflected in everything they do, and the restaurant boasts a decidedly local sensibility, featuring some of the region's top products and artisans.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?