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

  • English,
  • French,
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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September 18, 2019

Terrific restaurant - great food, staff, and atmosphere

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2019

Food exzellente, waitress proud and competent .

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2019

Attentive, friendly server - excellent food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2019

We especially appreciated the attention the staff and chef paid to my wife's gluten allergy.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2019

We had a fabulous dinner at Chez Boulay - one of our best during our trip to Montreal and Quebec. The service was outstanding, our waiter was attentive but not bothersome and made some great recommendations. The dinners we had were terrific. I had the flat iron steak with the roasted carrots, and it was served with an amazing smoked blue honeysuckle sauce that was out of this world! My husband had the delicious elk medallions with the scalloped potatoes which were flavorful and very tender. Overall a perfect meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2019

Service and food were perfect! So enjoyable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2019

After having two very average dinners in Quebec City, Chez Boulay was recommended by some other travellers we met. When we arrived at our reserved time we were immediately seated by a pleasant hostess. Our waitress, who was extremely pleasant, arrived at the table minutes later. She thoroughly explained the concept of the restaurant and was very knowledgeable on the wine list and the preparation methods of the items on the menu. After taking into consideration her recommendations, we ordered and were treated to an outstanding meal of an appetizer of raw scallops and main course of arctic char. The meal was prepared perfectly and with seasoning combinations we had not experienced before. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

Would most definitely return! Wonderful food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2019

The food, service and atmosphere was truly exceptional and I have recommended the restaurant to all of the conference delegates. I will definitely be back on my return visit in November.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2019

Everything was wonderful.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2019

As always it was delicious, the waitress was present but not too much and the ambiancr was spot on !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 9, 2019

We visited twice; for dinner and for brunch. Both times the experience was superb: ambience, food, service. Fantastic.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

Service great. Our waitress was fun and efficient. Food was delicious with wonderful presentation. I wouldn't say our dishes were super creative with custom flair or popping with interesting spices but I'm a tough critic. I follow the rules of Samin Nosrat and my entree was lacking the salt element and maybe a touch more acid would have set it off. But my husband and I enjoyed a great meal for our one day visit to Quebec City. Felt like we selected one of the top restaurants.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

Delicious raw scallops, halibut and boudin. Hope we can come again some time

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2019

Excellent food and excellent service by "Bananna"!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2019

It was excellent food and great service in a cozy setting. Perfect for a special occasion out.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2019

Highly recommend this restaurant it was wonderful.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 4, 2019

Our waitress was condescending. She sat on our table as she waited on another table and was borderline rolling her eyes. Hospitality was lacking considering how much we spent on our meal. And our expectations, despite how beautifully prepared the food was, was marred. Granted, Quebec city is over run by tourists this time of year, it behooves those who choose to work in these industries to make guests feel welcome.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

September 5, 2019

This was our second visit to Chez Boulay and I can say without a doubt this is our favourite restaurant anywhere in the world. The dishes are so well-balanced, interesting, playful, artful and delicious that it transcends food as fuel and is truly food as art and conversation. We shared an eel/bacon appetizer in sea-urchin sauce with mushrooms wrapped in pastry and it was as delicious tasting as it was weird-sounding in description. Bravo! My rabbit main was incredible and my husband's duck was just as great. Everything on the plate works in any combination with everything else and it was like going for a walk in the forest looking around the dish. Desert was also outstanding, the Maple Surprise made us laugh out loud and we really enjoyed the flavours and textures of applesauce, pop-corn with surprising chocolate dipped fluffy stuff with maple ooze in the middle. Thank you Chez Boulay! Also reasonably priced for what you experience. We'll be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2019

Atmosphere was bright and not very intimate. Food was good, service OK

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

September 2, 2019

Excellent service. Waitress was great, explained all the options, highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2019

Service was way too fast. We were expecting a more leisurely pace given the quality of food being served. The server was excellent. Helpful and attentive. For the most part the food was very good as we expected. But the food came too fast. We were finished in a little more than an hour. Not at all what we expected.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

September 2, 2019

Fantastic dinner with a wonderful sever. Second time at Chez Boulay and we will be back again,

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2019

Stunning dinner, first time I tried wapiti and did not disappoint at all. Definitely going back! Service was great and always provided helpful insight on their dishes and careful descriptions, which is very much appreciated.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2019

Very nice experience! Excellent food, great ambience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 28, 2019

My second time there, love the place. Live atmosphere, very interesting food that is done extremely well, and the wait staff is attentive, friendly and professional. I will be back anytime that I am in Quebec City (and can get a table!).

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2019

Tables can be a little farther apart. The food was great!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 27, 2019

Best restaurant in town, hands down. Great service, amazing food and fabulous atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

This is a wonderful gem in old Quebec City. The service was top-notch and the food was fabulous, very representative of Canada and not found elsewhere during our stay. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, made good recommendations and took care of a special diet request. Make sure to visit the sister cafe around the corner for take away items.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

Great food made with care, fresh ingredients and innovative combinations. Service was cordial and dishes arrived promptly. The tables don’t have much space between them but in the corner that we sat, it felt reasonably private. The decor was warm and the room very clean.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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