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Le Continental

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Le Continental Review

If Québec City had a dining hall of fame, Le Continental would be there among the best. Since 1956 this historic spot, steps from the Château Frontenac, has been serving solid, traditional, traditionally gourmet dishes. The classic house specialties include orange duckling and filet mignon, which is flambéed in a cognac sauce and then luxuriously covered in a gravy seasoned with mustard and sage. Try the appetizer with foie gras, sweetbreads, scampi, and snow crab delicately served on a square glass plate.

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch weekends.
Updated: 08-12-2013

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    So Wonderful We Went Back 2 Consecutive Nites

    Second-generation owner Andre, and Alberto our 67-year old waiter of Italian heritage, were extremely friendly and accommodating. The steaks and scallops were the best ever. Alberto can flambe your steak exactly to your liking right before your eyes. He is the most efficient waiter we have ever seen, and his superb sense of humor is welcome at the end of a busy day. Stop by during the day to make a reservation, ask to have Alberto be your waiter and Andre will make it happen. I think you should clean up and dress up a little for dinner here; it will make you feel good to leave your flip flops and sweaty tee shirt in your hotel room.

    by gww, 8/12/07
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    Great restaurant

    This restaurant is a classic. We had the flamed duck with orange cooked right next to the table. Absolutely delicious. Lots of flamed cooking going on at other tables, too. The atmosphere is great, fancy, retro, romantic. Their coffee drinks are also flamed next to the table, with the sugar melted on the glass edge under flame, then more flames as the drink making progressed. We ordered the one with the orange brandy and coffee liquour. This is not a cheap restaurant but between the location (right near the Chateau Frontenac), the classicly good food and being entertained by all that flamed cooking, it is a "don't miss." I gave it a good mark on value because it was well worth the money.

    by mmtrio, 2/27/07

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