Treat yourself at these high-end Quebec City restaurants

We don't always have the chance – or the budget – to eat like a king. No problem: whether for a birthday, a promotion, a special party, an event to be remembered or simply because we've been dreaming of it for a long time, take a seat at one of the following restaurants and let yourself be treated to a special meal.

Restaurant Initiale

1
54, rue Saint-Pierre, Québec, QC G1K 3Z9

Chef Yvan Lebrun took many of the province’s greatest chefs under his wing, and all of them speak of him with reverence. Eating at the table of this culinary legend is equivalent, it seems, to a religious experience! Foodie secret: visit rue Saint-Pierre at lunchtime for a tasting menu with lower prices.

Restaurant Laurie Raphael

2
117, rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 9C8

It's rare not to know or to at least have heard of Daniel Vézina! This chef, who has been emphasizing local products with an inventive flair for decades, holds the reins of this Quebec restaurant with his talented son. The menu, a result of their vision, is available in five or 10 courses and will help you understand why this rue Dalhousie location is featured in so many travel guides.

Restaurant Continental

3
26, rue Saint-Louis, Québec, QC G1R 3Y9

This rue Saint-Louis location is timeless. The menu traverses time and fashion, offering a tableside service that is very quaint: watch as caesar salad is prepared at your table and your Suzette crepes are flamed in front of you! The filet mignon is a classic among classics, especially when its sauce simmered before your eyes.

Restaurant Le Saint-Amour

4
48 rue Sainte-Ursule, Québec, QC G1R 4E2

You've seen him as a judge on the show Les Chefs!, but Jean-Luc Boulay was already a well known gourmand in Quebec before he made a splash on TV. His dedication to "respecting the product" is legendary, and in his restaurant on Rue Sainte-Ursula, he puts this respect to good use with a cuisine inspired by local ingredients. It even draws in stars like Paul McCartney!

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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