Where to go for a romantic dinner in Quebec City

Whether you want to impress a new date or celebrate one month, one year or 10 years together, you need the right place to ensure a successful evening. Here are some places where you won't risk extinguishing the flame.

Restaurant Laurie Raphael

117, rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 9C8

Daniel Vézina, a well-known face of Quebec gastronomy, leaves his restaurant Laurie Raphaël to his son Raphaël Vézina, who inherited his father's talent for creating a delicate cuisine that showcases local products. Inside this go-to restaurant on rue Dalhousie, the atmosphere is chic but never stuffy, and the service is friendly.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

1 rue des Carrières, QUEBEC CITY, QC G1R 4P5

When the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel (on rue des Carrières), the symbol of Quebec, recently experienced a makeover, its upscale restaurant Champlain took advantage – now you can experience the luxury of the hotel without even staying there. Chef Stéphane Modat still comes up with small miracles in his dishes, making this a memorable spot for a special date.

Restaurant Le Saint-Amour

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

All of Quebec experienced Jean-Luc Boulay on the show Les Chefs!, but lovebirds of the Old Capital have been familiar with his restaurant Le Saint-Amour, on rue Saint-Ursule, for quite some time. Le Saint-Amour has set a precedent with its flawless, gourmet cuisine – perfect for a romantic date.

Les Sales Gosses Inc

620, rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec, QC G1K 3B9

If you prefer small, intimate bistros, you will be seduced by this restaurant located on rue Saint-Joseph East. It offers beautifully prepared market cuisine that changes with the seasons, all served in a sleek and cozy environment with a nice selection of wines for toasting to love.

Maison Des Premières Nations Inc

5, Place de la Rencontre, Wendake, QC G0A 4V0

To think outside the box, bring your significant other to La Traite, in the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations on place de la Rencontre in Wendake. Inspired by his Amerindian roots, chef Martin Gagné concocts savoury and sometimes exotic dishes, always made from locally sourced products. The scenery here is magnificent – think trees and outdoor living spaces – and is rustic and chic, without being cliché.

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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