The 5 Best Hotel Restaurants in Quebec City

Joanne Latimer | January 02, 2018

Epicureans love visiting Quebec, and some of the finest restaurants are found inside the city’s boutique hotels, auberge’s and chateaus. Here are the hotels with world-class restaurants, lauded for their cuisine, service, and style.


Hôtel 71

Why it made the list

One of the top Italian restaurants in town, Il Matto is run like a culinary principality by owner Rocco Cortina… and his mother. This family-owned eatery is a perfect fit for Hotel 71, a boutique hotel with personal service. The décor is 2017, with oversized light fixtures towering over tables, while the menu is right outta 1950s Rome. The three-meat lasagna comes from the family kitchen every day, while the other dishes—including veal scaloppini, filet mignon, manicotti, wild mushroom pappardelle—are baked on site. The tiramisu should not be missed because of frivolous considerations like calories.

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Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Hotel

Why it made the list

Recently given a glamorous makeover, Champlain is still a serious restaurant for foodies. Chef Stéphane Modat is a perfectionist devoted to new Quebec cuisine. He prefers hearty plates of Quebec elk, lamb loin, tartars, roasted duckling breast, seafood, and more. Regulars like his five-course tasking menu ($99) of seasonal creations. Everyone likes the dramatic views of the St. Lawrence River from the dining room, which could be described an “updated robber baron,” with chandeliers, library ladders, and rawhide coverings. Astonishingly, there is a children’s menu, as well as afternoon tea—with our without Champaign.

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Hôtel Le Priori

Why it made the list

Although named after the most common of comfort foods—toast—this restaurant inside Hotel Le Priori is a cut above. Let’s start with the setting. Diners are lead into a magical courtyard, lined with plants, or they’re seating in the cozy stone-walled dining room. Chef Christian Lemelin never fails to disappoint with his six-course tasting menu ($79, plus wine), or his curious roster of main plates, including sweetbreads, deer tartar, surf and turf, and more. The focus is on local produce combined in a unique fashion.

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Hôtel Manoir Victoria

Why it made the list

Two chefs, one passion. The renowned restaurant is run by veteran Chef Jean-Luc Boulay and young Arnaud Marchand. Chez Boulay-bistro boreal steals the headlines at Hotel Manoir Victoria, where it provides guests with meals and room service. Their farm-to-table methodology focuses on seasonal Nordic cuisine, including bison tartar, beef cheeks, cod, Artic char, duck, beets, and blood pudding. Their signature platters—meat, seafood, and cheese—are famous, citywide and beyond. Everything is served in open-concept dining room with warm wooden tables and wall paneling. Not surprisingly, you need reservations weeks in advance.

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Auberge St-Antoine

Why it made the list

The restaurant’s name says it all—Panache, meaning stylish confidence. It’s a four-diamond restaurant serving European farm-to-table fair. Located in a historic warehouse (b. 1822) featuring stone walls and reinforced wooden beams, dinner guests sit on comfy arm chairs or banquettes, all near the four-sided fireplace. Views of the St. Lawrence River are extraordinary, as is the wine selection (over 700 bottles) and the menu by celebrity Chef Julien Ouellet. Try one of the tasting menus, featuring regional products and recipes.

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