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Restaurant Initiale

) #2 of 1,224 Restaurants in Quebec City $$$$ European, , French
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” (60 reviews)
“meringues” (5 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
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European, Canadian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
54 St-Pierre Street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9, Canada
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Reviews (579)
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I've been a few times, used to like it more but mostly because I find the formal service a bit much. Food is lovely, you get many bits on the plate and each is prepared with care and has a different texture and taste. We...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our hotel was full so we were directed to this restaurant for dinner The meal and service were excellent

Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have been to the best restaurants in New York, San Francisco, Boston, New Orleans and Geneva. Restaurant L'initiale is amongst the top 5. The experience is superb.

Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I'm used to good tables, and I was surprised by the quality of the food and the service. I was there for their "quebec exquis" menu and must say that I am extremely satisfied by this establishment. This was my first visit to this restaurant...More

Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and was complimented by excellent wine pairings. The service was impeccable and the setting is quiet, intimate. A great choice for celebrating a special occasion. There were so many lovely touches. Rolande Leclerc and her team made our visit special.

Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. As noted by other reviewers, the meal is expensive but the service is impeccable, the atmosphere romantic, and the food is so beautifully presented that it almost seems a shame to eat it. Each of the...More

Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had the 5 course meal and this meal rates with one of the best we have had in our travels around the world. Truly an exceptional experience with outstanding attention to detail and service. For those looking for an outstanding evening in Quebec City...More

Reviewed 31 March 2016

A true 5 star. We took the tasting menu, it was a real treat. The service is amazing. Congratulations to the team for this exceptional dinner!

Reviewed 23 March 2016

9 courses, an amazing palette of foods, tastes, textures in a quiet elegant atmosphere. Attention to detail is superb

Reviewed 23 March 2016

The service is impeccable at Initiale. The owner is quite proud and very welcoming. I must admit I was not prepared for this restaurant. All I knew beforehand is we had reservations in a top-rated restaurant. I should have done more to find out about...More

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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

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$87 - US$127
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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