Fodor's Expert Review L'Initiale

$$$$ Lower Town French Fodor's Choice

A contemporary setting and gracious service place L'Initiale in the upper echelon of restaurants in this city, in cost as well as quality. Widely spaced tables favor intimate dining, and the warm brown-and-cream interior is cozy. But don't rush to your table. Begin your night in the lounge, where you can peruse the menu at your leisure. Chef Yvan Lebrun, considered unanimously as one of the top chefs in Québec, demonstrates remarkable precision and balance in all his dishes. The constantly changing menu follows the whims of the chef and the season. Try the foie gras or the lamb. There's also a C$109 six-course tasting menu. For dessert, many small treats are arranged attractively on a single plate. After dinner, you can return to the lounge for your coffee.

French Romantic Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

54 rue St-Pierre
Québec City, Québec  G1K 4A1, Canada


Known For:
  • One of Québec's top chefs
  • Solid tasting menu
  • Chic, intimate atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Mon., and early Jan.

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