Chez Boulay Bistro Boréal

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Restaurant type

  • Bistro,
  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Quebec,

Dishes

  • Poutine,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Top 10 Brunch Restaurants,
  • NY Brunch,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
Location
1110, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1S4
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Charles R
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Great food with local ingredients, la planche mix had a good mix of tasty things before our main course. Even the dessert was great (tarte d'argousier, great)

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Johanne M
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Service impeccable! Menu délicieux!

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I would have rate it 10 out of 5 if it was possible. We went for a dinner, took the land-sea appetizer platter when the duck 'magret' and my wife took the salmon tartare. Service was quick, our glass wine was never empty, food was tasty and very good, price was OK for a high profile restaurant. I would recommend anyone with a budget to go there to enjoy a culinary experience. Would go back there for sure !

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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August 20, 2019

This place was fantastic! I’m usually quick to review for bad places and forget to review for great places. Wait staff was top notch, starting at the front desk. Food was amazing. If I had one tiny complaint it would be portion sizes. But I’m a big eater so I usually always complain about that. Very happy I chose chez Boulay! Kudos and keep up the good work. From~big guy from BOSTON!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2019

Excellent food, excellent service, everything was fantastic! Would recommend and come again!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2019

Fantastic

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 19, 2019

A leisurely Sunday brunch at Chez Boulay drinking a bloody mary and doing the New York Times crossword puzzle...life is good

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2019

Wow thanks a lot!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 17, 2019

Fabulous!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 16, 2019

Best meal we had in Quebec!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 17, 2019

Excellent meal, especially the elk special of the day. Very pleasant and professional service. We would be very happy to dine here again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 17, 2019

We have a high bar set for dining experiences. This one was perfect; our server was a true professional. Wonderful experience. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 15, 2019

Gaspacho soup excellent! Herbs and mushrooms excellent. Pork dish left much to be desired, way too fatty not enough crunch, very disappointing. The wapiti was overcooked. The panned foie Gras was fibrous and sinuee. For the price I would not recommend. I am French and can say that the meal left me questioning if the money was worth it. The service was absolutely excellent! Have had much better in Quebec city. Wine pairings we're very good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

August 15, 2019

Fabulous food and service! Highly recommended.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2019

The reservation ignored our request for a corner or window, but the food & service were superb

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 12, 2019

The food was excellent. The server(name??) was beyond excellent. One of the best ever!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2019

We had the best meal in Quebec here and the service was impeccable!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2019

Delicious dishes that are creatively presented.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2019

One of the most imaginative menus ever!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2019

Some of the best food we have ever experienced!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2019

Best meal that we have had in a long time. Unique flavours that go together in a way that is unimaginable! Absolutely incredible. Service was on point. Wine recommendation was amazing. Friendly and professional - could not have asked for a better experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 10, 2019

Food was excellent. Service excellent. We would recommend your restaurant easily. But my mom was disappointed because she was unable to meet Mr Boulay. Thank you

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 9, 2019

The service and food was just phenomenal. We will return for sure on our next visit to Quebec City.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 9, 2019

Service was just OK. He forgot my wine order and steak knives. We had to ask for them. There was a piece of shell in my scallop. However, when I told the waiter, they did give us a FREE dessert.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

August 7, 2019

My husband and sister in law ordered the steak...which was very tough...we should have brought it up to the waitress...she did notice and gave us a comped dessert. I had the halibut dish...in a non-descript foamy brown sauce...did not care for the flavor at all. Alot of hype for this restaurant that did not meet our expectations. The service on the other hand was better than the food!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

August 7, 2019

Amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2019

Delicious meal and attentive service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 6, 2019

Food was delicious but portions were very small in general, the atmosphere is very much helped by the location, if restaurant wasn’t situated where it is, owners would have to work harder at achieving the level the restaurant gets.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 4, 2019

The braised beef cheeks were out of this world!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2019

Food was outstanding. Service was terrific. Using English was very helpful. Server recommdations were spot on. Glad we found this restaurant for a nice meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2019

Great food, drink, ambiance. Alex was the best!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2019

Outstanding meal, highly recommend

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 1, 2019

We arrived early and were graciously accommodated. Excellent service, amazing food, see you again next time we are travelling between Ontario and New Brunswick!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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