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Restaurants around La Citadelle de Quebec

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Aux Anciens Canadiens

  0.27 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

There's a more modern menu and a good wine list, but people come for the authentic French-Canadian cooking, like Lac St-Jean tourtière (meat pie) and maple-syrup pie with fresh cream. — Fodor's

Traditional dishes featured on the menu include bison bourguignonne in cream and blueberry wine sauce, duckling in a maple-syrup reduction, Lac St-Jean meat pie, and wild caribou filet mignon. — Lonely Planet

Housed in one of the oldest houses in Quebec, this hugely popular restaurant serves large helpings of delicious Quebecois fare.  — Insight Guides

The service is fantastic, friendly, and thoughtful, while the menu is traditional but beautifully executed. — Travel + Leisure

Small windows, low ceilings, checked tablecloths, and servers who dress in period costume add warmth and a smidge of whimsy to what is otherwise a fine dining (and expensive) night out. — Frommer's

Le Saint-Amour

French   0.28 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At one of the city's most romantic restaurants, chef Jean-Luc Boulay entices diners with such creations as red-deer steak grilled with a wild-berry and peppercorn sauce, and filet mignon... — Fodor's

QUÉBÉCOIS The owners of this quirkily exquisite endeavor, Jacques Fortier and head chef Jean Luc Boulay, wouldn’t want a neon arrow pointing to their restaurant. Since they opened Le... — Frommer's

Game dishes, whether deer, caribou or duck, are especially well-done. Even a soup becomes a full-fledged dish, with a vegetable cream heightened by a touch of rabbit confit and a morel sabayon. — Gayot

A darling of critics and a favorite of visiting celebrities, Saint-Amour has been on the radar of food lovers for over 35 years. — Travel + Leisure

One of Québec City's top-end darlings, Le Saint-Amour has earned a loyal following for its beautifully prepared grills and seafood. — Lonely Planet

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Le Lapin Saute

French   0.32 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Naturally, lapin (rabbit) plays a starring role at this cozy, rustic restaurant near the foot of the funicular, in dishes like rabbit cassoulet or rabbit poutine. — Lonely Planet

Warm European ambience rules at this historic Old Quebec-style building. — Gayot

As the name suggests, rabbit is the focus at this local gem of a restaurant. — Travel + Leisure

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Le Chic Shack

Fast Food   0.37 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Primarily a burger and milkshake joint, Chic Shack offers gourmet poutines that are often the reason people return. — Travel + Leisure

At this refreshing alternative to the Old City's ubiquitous white-linen bistros, you can get fast food that's also high quality. — Fodor's

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Sapristi Bistro Bar

  0.43 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Inside the city’s fortifications is Sapristi, a laidback bistro with an Italian-inspired menu where Quebec’s terroir products play a starring role. — Travel + Leisure

The menu is satisfying, with a number of imaginative pizzas and pastas, salads and such. Try the fried mozzarella or the chef's risotto, which changes daily. It's also open late for drinks and snacks. — Fodor's

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Paillard

Bakeries   0.44 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Paillard is a favorite of visitors due to its location, right in the heart of the Old City. — Travel + Leisure

This bright and buzzy space has high ceilings, huge windows looking onto the street and long wooden tables down the middle where diners tuck into tasty gourmet sandwiches. — Lonely Planet

There might be a line while the locals buy their lunch, but it's well worth the wait. — Fodor's

Paillard has a high-end fast-food feel to it, but it’s one of a kind, and thoroughly Québec. — Frommer's

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Chez Boulay-bistro boreal

  0.46 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Mix of locals celebrating special occasions and tourists fresh from shopping rue St-Jean dine on bison tartare, braised beef ravioli with candied red cabbage, and salmon in a flavorful cranberry glaze — Fodor's

The menu is Nordic-inspired with deer, duck, mackerel, Labrador tea spice, wintergreen, and birch syrup among the traditional ingredients. Portions are generous. — Frommer's

This restaurant presents its own, casual version of Nordic cuisine, using “boreal” ingredients such as venison and game meats, foraged vegetables and seasonings, and locally made oils and syrups. — Travel + Leisure

Renowned chef Jean-Luc Boulay's latest venture serves an ever-evolving menu inspired by seasonal Québécois staples such as venison, goose, wild mushrooms and Gaspé Peninsula seafood. — Lonely Planet

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Ristorante Il Teatro

Italian   0.46 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Actors, musical performers, and theater staff from the adjoining Le Capitole theater and other nearby arts venues often stop in after their shows. — Frommer's

The drama is enhanced by chocolate-brown curtains and white chairs, and some of the best value in town in the lunch specials. — Fodor's

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Casse-Crepe Breton

French   0.46 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Tiny and unassuming, this perennial favorite specializes in crepes both sweet and savory, along with sandwiches, soups and salads. — Lonely Planet

Crepes in generous proportions are served in this simple, busy café-style restaurant. — Fodor's

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Restaurant Initiale

French   0.48 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The foie gras is seared, whipped into a pâté, and stuffed into supple dumplings Articles Trips Christmas in Quebec City. — Travel + Leisure

Service is crisp and professional, and the staff can aptly recommend an appropriate wine from the lengthy list. — Forbes Travel Guide

A contemporary setting and gracious service place L'Initiale in the upper echelon of restaurants in this city, in cost as well as quality. — Fodor's

The menu is designed to hit complex notes in a minimum of four courses with the chef’s strong preference that you take the eight-course grand menu. — Frommer's

Contemporary décor and gracious service at this restaurant from talented chef Yvan Lebrun. — Gayot

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Toast! Restaurant

French   0.49 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This very chic, very intimate restaurant in Le Priori hotel makes for a perfect for a relaxing night with friends. — Fodor's

A gastronomic adventure in an intimate setting; try to leave room for dessert.  — Insight Guides

“Breast of young duck from Canard Goulu farm, fried on its chest and spiced with adobo” for example, served with “semi-dried grape tomato and buttered rapini, 20 year xérès jus . . .” — Frommer's

If the weather isn't cooperating, duck inside this slightly scrunched space within Old Port's Le Priori hotel; in summer, ask instead for a seat in the courtyard. — Concierge

Tucked inside one of the city’s finest boutique hotels, Toast! might have been created specifically as a couples retreat. — Travel + Leisure

Chez Temporel

French   0.51 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The menu includes various baked goods, cheesy croque-monsieur sandwiches and seasonal soups, as well as moderately priced wines and locally crafted microbrews. — Travel + Leisure

Hidden away on a side street just off the beaten path, this charming little cafe serves tasty sandwiches, homemade soups and quiches, plus prodigious salads, fresh-baked goods and excellent coffees. — Lonely Planet

Some of the city's best coffee, croque-monsieurs (open-face French-bread sandwiches with ham, tomato, and broiled cheese), gazpacho, chili, tuna sandwiches, and soups. — Fodor's

This modest, nine-table cafe covers the basics like coffee, quiche, and salad very well. — Frommer's

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Ciel! Bistro Bar

  0.51 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Vegetarian options can, at times, be difficult to find in Quebec, and Le Ciel has some winning options, such as the spätzle...served with wild mushroom, lima beans, kale, and local cheese. — Travel + Leisure

French fare with a view at Hotel Le Concorde Quebec. — Gayot

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Ciel! Bistro Bar

  0.51 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The food is unfussy, creative, and delicious (try the pan-seared scallops with mushroom gnocchi and celery emulsion), and service is friendly and well-managed. — Fodor's

Ciel! treats visitors to an impressive 360-degree view over the city’s beautiful landscape. More impressive still, the restaurant’s kitchen...serves a surprisingly affordable menu. — Travel + Leisure

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Panache

French   0.53 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 95 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Chef Louis Pacquelin’s brigade de cuisine is a well oiled machine that revisits the classics while pioneering the use of local seasonal produce - both simple and sophisticated. — Afar Magazine

Try the venison tenderloin or the scallop and lobster. Or take on the bison flank steak with blue cheese pepper sauce. A nice touch is that side dishes are cooked to order. — Gayot

This restaurant, inside the museumlike Auberge Saint-Antoine, has attractive wooden floors and exposed beams from the building's warehouse days. — Fodor's

Panache, the in-house restaurant of Auberge Saint-Antoine, is located in an impressively refurbished 19th-century warehouse with stone walls and wooden beams that nudges the Saint Lawrence River. — Forbes Travel Guide

Since its 2004 debut, Panache has distinguished itself as one Québec’s top restaurants. — Travel + Leisure

Panetier Baluchon

  0.54 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In business for over 30 years, this bakery a few blocks west of Porte St-Jean uses organic grains grown on its own farm in Beauce, 55km outside the city. — Lonely Planet

This cafe serves pastries like vol au vent and chocolate brioche; there's also a huge selection of fresh breads, and a wall of croissants, swirls, and cinnamon buns. — Travel + Leisure

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L'Echaude

French   0.57 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A classic French bistro in the Old Port area with a solid wine list and a bustling crowd of regulars. — Gayot

A mix of businesspeople and tourists frequent L'Echaudé because of its location between the financial and antiques districts. — Fodor's

Echaude serves casual bistro fare done with a flare. — Travel + Leisure

There are many menu combinations at this competent venue, such as table d'hôte and carte d'hôte (menu of the day) or additions to entrees or wine flights, which can make dining here a good value. — Frommer's

Everything comes beautifully plated and bursting with flavor at this relaxed but classy bistro, one of the rare Old Town eateries where locals regularly outnumber tourists. — Lonely Planet

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Cafe Le Hobbit

  0.58 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Inspired by Tolkien, Le Hobbit Bistro is also legendary in its own way—albeit on a much smaller scale. — Fodor's

This popular and inviting bistro has outdoor seating, a casual atmosphere and good-value lunch and dinner specials (check out the chalkboard). — Lonely Planet

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Buffet de l'Antiquaire

Buffets   0.6 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Hearty home cooking, generous portions, and rock-bottom prices have made this no-frills, diner-style eatery a Lower Town institution. — Fodor's

Though it’s set in a popular tourist zone, this 30-year-old diner still attracts a loyal local clientele, which flocks to savor the reassuringly traditional staples of Québécois cuisine. — Travel + Leisure

Tucked in among the antique shops and galleries is this convivial old-school diner. — Lonely Planet

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Restaurant Legende

  0.64 miles from La Citadelle de Quebec 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Set on the ground floor of the Hôtel des Coutellier, in the Old Port area, Légende is set in a large wood and stone room with plush banquettes and an elegant bar. — Fodor's

Seasonal cuisine and fine wine pairings are the name of the game at this classy newcomer under the direction of renowned restaurateurs Karen Therrien and Frédéric Laplante. — Lonely Planet

Share small plates of bison tataki with tart local sea buckthorn berries, hanger steak with bone marrow, lamb fries with wild peas and shrimp. — Gayot

Légende excels at using lesser-known, foraged ingredients as accents to refined but accessible dishes that please all palates, from the novice to the most adventurous. — Travel + Leisure

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