Places to enjoy eating out as a family in Quebec City

New parents usually have very little time to themselves as they often bring their children everywhere they go. No problem – the following restaurants offer a baby-friendly environment that doesn’t compromise on taste. Forget the chains and fast food places – dine here!

Le Pied Bleu Charcuterie

179, rue Saint-Vallier O, Québec, QC G1K 1J9

Children are welcomed with open arms during both brunch and dinner at this Lyon-style bouchon (a.k.a. restaurant) on rue Saint-Vallier Street West. Older patrons love the 3-, 4- and 5-course meal options, and parents will rejoice not only for the beautiful selection of wines, but also because their little ones are eating boudin with an appetite!

Nina Pizza Napolitaine

410, rue Saint-Anselme, Québec, QC G1K 5T2

How do you fascinate a toddler? By pointing to the impressive wood oven where Nina's fantastic pizzas are cooked, all at an intense heat. At Nina on rue Saint-Anselme, the little ones will keep themselves occupied by drawing on pizza boxes ... and the next take-out orders will be beautifully decorated!

Restaurant Cochon Dingue

1550 Boul Lebourgneuf, Québec, QC G2K 2M4

As family-friendly as many American chains but with a far more enticing menu, Cochon Dingue is a popular dining spot for parents, and for good reason. This restaurant is pleasing to everyone, even the most capricious, regardless of the location you choose to visit. You can find them on boulevard Champlain, boulevard René-Lévesque East, avenue Maguire or boulevard Lebourgneuf. Cochon Dingue is a part of Groupe Restos Plaisirs.

Chez Boulay Bistro Boréal

1110, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1S4

Many will be surprised to learn that this beautiful boreal (northern) bistro on rue Saint-Jean happily welcomes children and babies. The caring staff provides impeccable service while the menu (especially the brunch one) will make you want to dine out more as a family.

Petits Creux & Grands Crus

1125, av Cartier, Québec, QC G1R 2S6

A wine bar and babies rarely mix, but that is not the case at this Cartier Avenue restaurant. The owners, who are parents themselves, wanted a place where their own children would be welcome. It follows that the bar was joined by a restaurant, making it possible for Mom and Dad to enjoy a carefully chosen glass of wine without leaving the toddler with a babysitter.

La Bûche, Cabane à Sucre

49, rue Saint-Louis, Québec, QC G1R 3Z2

A cabane à sucre (or sugar shack) open year-round – that's good news for children, right? At La Bûche, in the heart of Old Quebec on rue Saint-Louis, we celebrate sugar shack style, with a menu made up of familiar dishes that are reinvented in a delightful atmosphere.

Soupe Et Companie Le Vrai

127 Av Turcotte, Québec, QC G1M 1P8

The colourful, rustic, charming decor, the friendly service and the menu composed entirely of soups – both sweet and savoury – make this "souperie" on 3rd Avenue a welcome restaurant for families. The little ones will enjoy tasting the bubble tea, with its tapioca pearls that burst between the teeth.

Becoming a parent is often synonymous with "brunching often." When you have kids, it’s just that much easier to go out for lunch than for a three-hour dinner! Here are are a few places where the brats are welcome, without skimping on quality or ambiance for mum and dad.
Coffee fanatics will tell you: to test the talent of a barista (or "master of the coffee machine"), nothing beats an espresso. So, prepare your small cups, because the following establishments will give you quite a caffeine boost!
From April 12 to 24, gourmets and foodies of all kinds will flock to Quebec restaurants as part of the sixth edition of food festival Québec Exquis! 2016. For the occasion, 20 chefs are paired with 20 food producers to offer lunch menus ($20) and dinner menus ($40 or $50), balanced with Beaujolais wines. Here are the duos.
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