Quebec City, Canada, known the world over for its architecture, European feel, and various annual festivals such as the Winter Carnival – it’s also a great city for foodies! From upscale dining to exploring local favorites and all your tried and true food faves, Quebec City is the place to come hungry to.
When that special occasion beckons, the city offers four infallible fine dining options. St-Pierre Street is home to one of them, Restaurant Initiale. It is a must-visit if you are looking for outstanding food, service, and atmosphere, and it’s voted the city’s #2 best restaurant by Tripadvisor. For the freshest oysters in Quebec City, visit La Planque, or, if you have a craving for culinary masterpieces like spot prawn ceviche, striped bass escabeche, and sea urchin espuma, visit Laurie Rapael.
Of course you want to try Quebec City’s local cuisine, and we can’t blame you. The city is known for its tourtière, a Canadian meat pie, poutine, a dish of French fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy, and the beloved pâté chinois, the French- Canadian version of English shepherd’s pie. So where can you savor these local dishes? Chez Rioux & Pettigrew, iX pour Bistro, and Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal.
If you find yourself craving Chinese food, don’t worry, the city has that, too. We recommend Restaurant Wong’s, General Tao, Chez Soi la Chine, Aux Tresors Chinois, Lanterne Rouge, or Baifoo Express.
For the most upscale steakhouses in Quebec City, look no further than La Bete Bar, Charbon, and Restaurant Beffroi Steak House. They’ve got the finest cuts of beef like Wagyu and Kobe beef with a really nice atmosphere. If your evening out leads you to downtown Quebec City, be sure to visit Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar.
In Quebec City, fast food doesn’t necessarily mean the greasy kind the Westerners are accustomed to. The city offers superb options for a quick bite like La Galette Libanaise, a Mediterranean and vegetarian-friendly restaurant, and Frites Alors and Chez Ashton which both serve local favorites like burgers and poutine.