Where to enjoy great tartare in Quebec City

Tartare is becoming more and more popular in Quebec. It can be made from fish, red meat and even duck. Here are a few of the best places to find delicious tartare.

Café Sirocco

1
64, boul René-Lévesque O, Québec, QC G1R 2A4

This restaurant, which offers Mediterranean cuisine, is located at the corner of rues René-Lévesque and Cartier (streets) in the middle of downtown Quebec City. Besides being conveniently located, the restaurant offers a great menu. The flavours change with the seasons but their tartares are always good. Choose between salmon tartare, scallops tartare and beef tartare, which you can have as an appetizer, main course or even as a table d’hôte.

Chez Boulay Bistro Boréal

2
1110, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1S4

Chef Arnaud Marchand offers modern boreal (northern) cuisine; even the ingredients are sourced from up north. The menu changes every season, but the restaurant always offers tartares made from local fish and red meats, which are mainly served as appetizers. Who knows – perhaps you can try salmon tartare with balsam fir.

La Voie Maltée

3
1040, boul Pierre-Bertrand, Québec, QC G1M 3H1

This resto-pub brewery, located in Vanier, offers two excellent tartares as main courses. You'll have the choice between salmon tartare or beef tartare. Being a microbrewery, their products are often used in the dishes. You can, for example, eat a salmon gravlax tartare made with hops.

Versa Restaurant Bar

4
432, rue du Parvis, Québec, QC G1K 6H8

This restaurant in the Nouvo Saint-Roch neighbourhood in Quebec City's Basse-ville (Lower Town) is the only oyster bar in town. In addition to savouring oysters, you'll have the opportunity to try delicious fish tartares. In an urban, relaxed atmosphere you’ll love, you can sample crispy salmon tartare or even Canadian bluefin tuna tartare, both offered as appetizers.

Bistango

5
1200, av de Germain-des-Près, Québec, QC G1V 3M7

This French restaurant in Ste-Foy, which is renowned for pasta, has also succeeded in carving out a place as one of the best restaurants for tartares. It offers excellent salmon tartare, perhaps even one of the best in Quebec City. For those who prefer meat, there is also beef tartare and duck tartare that you can enjoy as an appetizer or as a main course. Chefs Annie and Sylvain have each put their personal touch into the menu by offering signature dishes.

Les Maltcommodes

6
3333, rue du carrefour, Québec, QC G1C 5R9

Les Maltcommodes restaurant is a place where you can try several Quebec microbrewery beers and find good food to eat as well. The various tartares offered come in bite-size portions to help you discover them for the first time, or as appetizer portions if your choice is already made. In addition, you may be lucky enough to witness a musical performance by a group from the city.

Restaurant le Galopin

7
3135, ch Saint-Louis, Québec, QC G1W 1R9

Le Galopin is the only restaurant in Quebec that offers a tartare bar Fridays and Saturdays, with five different meats and fish available for lunch as well as during the evening. If you visit outside these hours, you’ll find several tartares offered on the à la carte menu. As you approach the bar, you'll see the chef at work.

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