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10 Must-visit Regional Restaurants in Quebec

Marvelous ingredients and flavours from the province of Quebec

By Oct 19, 2022
10 Must-visit Regional Restaurants in Quebec
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Quebec has a diversity of wildlife and seasons that truly allow for inspiration from what nature has to offer.

While some chefs will use their creativity to create unique formulas with market ingredients, others will stick to traditional and comforting recipes.

Quebec City has such a wide range of terroir restaurants to choose from, with menus that change with the seasons.

Here are our 10 favorite terroir restaurants, get ready to visit local flavors like never before.


LA TRAITE

5 Place de la Rencontre, Québec, G0A 4V0

View More  (418) 847-2012

Discover the richness of the flavors of the native land at Bistro La Traite in Wendake. 

The brigade takes us into their universe by introducing us to game meat, herbs from the boreal forest, proteins smoked on-site, and sauces made from native berries. The menu evolves with the seasons and what Quebec's nature offers.

You'll discover the "wendat awakening" menu at breakfast, which offers foods such as game sausage, daisy buttons, wild boar bacon, or birch syrup.

Take a break from your day with the "Our Mother Earth" lunch menu. You can enjoy sea bass, tasting boards (fisherman or hunter), and pine powder.

In the evening, you can choose between the wonderful "la faim de loup" menu or the 4 or 6-course table d'hôtes. Treat yourself to the medallion of venison, poached cod breast with forest tea, or the lobster cooked with wild blueberry gin.

Do not hesitate to contact them for your special events, they have private rooms. 

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

AMBRE BISTRO BAR

4292, rue St-Félix, Québec, G1Y 1X5

View More  (581) 982-4067

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Ambre is a new neighborhood bistro that has opened in Cap-Rouge. It is worth discovering for its originality and local flavors.

The atmosphere is festive and friendly, with a menu of dishes to share, funky wines, local beers, signature cocktails, and evening menus.

Options including meat, seafood, and vegetarian proteins are on the menu.

An epicurean and festive stop to discover.

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

CHEZ BOULAY - BISTRO BORÉAL

1110, rue St-Jean, Québec, G1R 1S4

View More  (418) 380-8166

The Boreal Bistro of renowned chef Jean-Luc Boulay and his accomplice Arnaud Marchand will allow you to discover all that Quebec's nature has to offer. The inspiration comes from a mix of northern and regional products. You will find French cooking techniques in each of the dishes.

In the evening, you will discover a menu full of flavors with perfect food and wine pairings. Whether you are carnivorous, flexitarian, or vegetarian, you will find a refined and creative menu. Risotto of spelt with clos des roches, seared scallops from the Magdalen Islands, the duo of black pudding and cabbage pudding, and char carpaccio are examples of what you can taste.

Don't miss their wonderful brunches on Saturdays and Sundays including a hot drink, toast, and homemade jams.

We strongly recommend that you try their homemade foie gras, and cooked sous vide, it's a delight!

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

LA BÛCHE

49, rue Saint-Louis, Québec, G1R 3Z2

View More  (418) 694-7272

Here is the ideal place to discover typical Quebec dishes with a modern touch. Located in Old Quebec, you feel like you're in an old house or cottage as soon as you enter with the paper towels and tablecloths, the wooden walls, the original brick, and the frames. 

Find reworked dishes such as the decomposed shepherd's pie, beer-battered ham, deer tartar, caribou drink, meat paste croquette, and snow taffy. Just reading the menu will make you smile with the zany annotations.

Whether you visit for brunch, lunch, or dinner, you will find generous and very tasty plates.

Get the full experience with a $60 per person tasting menu, as long as the whole table joins in!

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

LÉGENDE

255, rue St-Paul, Québec, G1K 3W5

View More  (418) 614-2555

If there is a gastronomic restaurant in Quebec City that represents Quebec's culinary heritage in a refined way, it is Restaurant Légende.

Prepare yourself to live a unique experience with each service because the visual, olfactory, and gustatory research is magnificent. We strongly suggest that you opt for the tasting menu, which is a meal based on sharing and discovery with seasonal products. The menu changes according to the availability of ingredients and seasons, which allows you to renew the experience many times without getting bored!

The meal is divided into 6 courses and is made up of "starter to share" format dishes only. 3 different food and wine pairings are available to accompany all of his creations.

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

CHEZ RIOUX & PETTIGREW

160, rue St-Paul, Québec, G1K 3W1

View More  (418) 694-4448

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Since 2017, Chez Rioux & Pettigrew has set up a restaurant on Saint-Paul Street in Old Quebec to offer exceptional market cuisine. 

We discover a judicious mix of flavors from here and elsewhere. The chef's table d'hôte remains a secret until you receive the creations, which allows for an element of surprise throughout the evening.

The beautiful selection of wine bottles and creative cocktails will complement your meal. Feel free to ask the staff for advice.

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

QUAI 1635

4155, chemin de la Plage-Jacques-Cartier, Québec, G1Y 1W3

View More  (418) 651-7824

How about a fresh seasonal menu with Quebec craft beers and a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River and Cap Rouge Bay? Quai 1635 offers a casual setting for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

If it's on the menu at the moment, we particularly recommend the lobster roll, the churros, or the deer plate.

During the week, take advantage of the happy hour special on selected pints of beer and glasses of wine for $5.50.

In summer, the terrace will allow you to disconnect and feel elsewhere for the time of a meal.

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

RESTAURANT TANIÈRE³

Multiple locations

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Since 1977, this restaurant has been pushing the boundaries of Quebec's restaurant and heritage. Let yourself be transported in a blind experience by the experienced chef François-Emmanuel Nicol with either the counter-chef or the dining room vault.

Both experiences are worth it, the vault offers an intimate moment where the emphasis is on the sensory experience, while the counter gives you a front-row seat to see the brigade in action.

Prepare your stomachs, as these experiences last between 15 and 20 courses depending on the season and last an average of 3 hours. It is essential to mention any intolerances or dietary restrictions when making your reservation so that you can experience everything to its full potential.

A moment you will remember for a long time...

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

CHEZ MUFFY

10, rue St-Antoine, Québec, G1K 4C9

View More  (418) 692-1022

With a farm-to-fork concept, Chez Muffy welcomes you to a historic maritime warehouse dating back to 1822. The view of the St. Lawrence River adds a magical element to the experience.

They are renowned for their expertise in slow-cooking meat, fish, and vegetables of the moment. The farm and beehive behind the hotel give a nice freshness to the dishes.

The wine cellar is more than impressive, the sommelier team will help you navigate the wide variety on offer.

Breakfast includes a cold buffet and a choice of meals. For dinner, a 4-course menu is offered. 

Reservations are required to dine at this restaurant, no customers without a reservation are accepted.

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

BUFFET DE L'ANTIQUAIRE

95, rue St-Paul, Québec, G1K 3V8

View More  (418) 692-2661

For an authentic and traditional Quebec experience, we head to the Buffet de l'Antiquaire in Old Quebec.

It is more than 900 meals a day that is served from 6 o'clock in the morning, and this, for nearly 40 years!

We go there to enjoy a typical Quebec breakfast with eggs, baked beans, meat pies, potatoes, ham, sausage, and bacon. Gourmet and so comforting at the same time.

The rest of the day, we let ourselves be tempted by the tasty shepherd's pie, meatball stew, poutine, hot chicken, club sandwich, or the famous pudding for dessert.

10 must-see addresses in Quebec's terroir

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