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10 Places for a Romantic Meal in Quebec City

Valentine's Day or not, it's always nice to celebrate love!

By Feb 05, 2023
10 Places for a Romantic Meal in Quebec City

Whether it's for a special occasion, a first date, or simply for your love of romantic restaurants in Quebec City, there is something for everyone.

Of course, Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love in all its forms, but there are so many other times of the year to celebrate it.

The definition of the word romantic varies from person to person, but these 10 restaurants will have in common that they can satisfy the most discerning gourmet as well as the person who wishes to explore the Quebec terroir. 

Whatever it is that makes you want to have a romantic moment, make sure you make reservations before you go so you can have the best experience possible.


LES BOTANISTES

2010 Avenue Jules-Verne, Québec, G2G 2R2

View More  (418) 872-7971

The finesse of Jean-Luc Boulay, the flair of Arnaud Marchand, and the delicacy of Emeline Péro are combined to create a unique and exquisite experience at Les Botanistes.

Unlike many other restaurants, they do not build their dishes around the protein, but rather around the plants. The protein will be cooked in a minimalist way to honor the other components of the plate. 

Open for lunch, dinner, and brunch, the menus feature Quebec's terroir, which changes with the seasons. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with plants and very well-lit, which gives it a special charm.

If you like to enjoy the experience at home, don't hesitate to order online from their grocery store and ready to cook and/or eat. 

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10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

TAPAS & LIÈGE

1297, Avenue Maguire, Québec, G1T 1Z2

View More  (418) 653-2727

Having won awards from Wine Spectator from 2019 to 2021, Tapas & Liège are one of Quebec City's must-visit culinary experiences.

Open since 2017 on Maguire Street, they have captured the hearts of locals and visitors with their shareable tapas menu. Pair it with one of their cocktails or their extensive wine list. The atmosphere is friendly and will please those who want a romantic and festive meal. 

When making your reservation, choose the kitchen counter to see the brigade at work or the kitchen table for a more intimate meal. The impeccable service and the urban decor will charm you in one visit.

10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

CHEZ MUFFY

10 Rue St-Antoine, Québec, G1K 4C9

View More  (418) 692-1022

Eating a tasty meal while overlooking the St. Lawrence River can only be romantic! Located in a historic 1822 maritime warehouse, with stone walls and original wooden beams, it is the perfect setting for a magical evening with the person of your choice.

On the menu, it is the farm-to-table principle that is put forward with an excellent mastery of Quebec's local products. They have their own vegetable garden, market garden, and beehive on Île d'Orléans. 

Each visit is different thanks to the menu that changes according to the availability of products and the great creativity of the chefs. They are mainly known for the slow cooking of their proteins and vegetables.

Dinner is a 4-course tasting menu at $120 per person (price subject to change).  Breakfast service is also served with a cold buffet.

10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

CHEZ RIOUX & PETTIGREW

160 Rue St-Paul, Québec, G1K 3W1

View More  (418) 694-4448

We're heading to the Old Port of Quebec on Saint-Antoine Street to discover this restaurant that offers splendid market cuisine since 2017.

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The decor and furniture are retro, which gives a unique charm to the place as soon as you step in. The chefs use seasonal products in a creative way and will know how to highlight them in each of the plates served. On the mixology side, the cocktails are creative and the wine is carefully selected to enhance the dishes.

Open during the week for dinner service and every Sunday for brunch, it is definitely a good choice for any romantic date. We strongly suggest that you let the chef surprise you with the 4-course Rioux & Pettigrew blind experience for $79. You have the option to add the discovery or signature pairing to go with this menu. The brunch, meanwhile, is $39 per person and brings together the best plates of the moment.

10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

BO CUISINE D'ASIE

954 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, G1R 1R5

View More  (418) 694-1199

If you like Asian cuisine with a twist, then reserve a table (or a seat for proximity) at BO. The decor is sober and intimate, which is perfect to impress your guest. 

The chefs have worked and traveled in Asia, which is evident in every dish. They work with Quebec artisans and make sure to highlight their products, which creates a wonderful combination of flavors.

Whether it's the 4 or 5-course immersion menu or the à la carte menu, you can be sure to enjoy a unique experience, unique to BO. If you like alcohol, complement your meal with wine or sake or combine it with a tea pairing!

A wonderful way to discover flavors from elsewhere while using known and unknown products from Quebec.

10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

CIEL! BISTRO-BAR

1225, Cours du Général-de-Montcalm, Québec, G1R 4W6

View More  (418) 640-5802

At the top of the Hotel le Concorde is the revolving restaurant Ciel! Not only do we go there for the 360 views of the river, the mountains, and all the tourist attractions of Quebec City, but also for the gourmet offer.

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As part of the Resto Plaisirs Group, you can expect quality execution on every plate, using Quebec products, there is something for everyone in the vegetarian, meat, seafood, and more options.


They are open during the day, and evening, for brunch, and for happy hours. Of course, when the skies are clear, the view is magnificent at sunset.  When making your reservation, remember to ask for a table near the windows so you can enjoy the view.

10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

BUVETTE SCOTT

821 Rue Scott, Québec, G1R 3C8

View More  (581) 741-4464

If you like to drink and share good food, Buvette Scott is for you.

The warm atmosphere charms everyone who enters, the service is impeccable, the wine list is well-stocked and the plates know how to highlight the local ingredients.

Visitors and locals alike pass the address off as a must in the city and although the place is small, believe us it's worth the stop.

10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

LE CHAMPLAIN (CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC)

1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, G1R 4P5

View More  (418) 692-3861

Choose to spend an unforgettable moment in the restaurant of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the very icon of the city.

Le Champlain is a historic restaurant that takes its heritage and combines it with the latest culinary trends. The refined service and the plates are aesthetic and full of finesse. What can I say about the huge wine cellar that will meet your expectations, whatever your budget? 

Every day, they serve evening service, while brunch is offered every Sunday in a gastronomic buffet formula.

In any case, you will live a memorable moment during your visit.

10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

LE FIN GOURMET

774 Rue Raoul-Jobin, Québec, G1N 1R9

View More  (418) 682-5849

A gastronomic bistro restaurant in Saint-Sauveur, the owners have made it a point of honor to showcase local Quebec products since 1996. You can find a list of their suppliers on their website, which gives you an idea of the origin of the ingredients used.

When you visit, select the 5-course tasting menu, shared by 2, and you will have the opportunity to discover the best creations of the season. Alternatively, share tapas and plates to personalize your meal to your taste!

The presentation of the dishes is meticulous and the service is impeccable (often by the owners). 

10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

L'INTIMISTE

35 Avenue Bégin, Lévis, G6V 4B8

View More  (418) 838-2711

Located in the heart of Old Levis, they have been welcoming local gourmets for 25 years with their French and Asian-inspired cuisine.

The sober and intimate decoration will allow you to concentrate on your guest and your meal. Many go there for the wonderful pasta, the beef tartar, or for their appetizers.

In the summer, take the opportunity to eat on the terrace which adds extra charm to the place. 

10 places for a romantic meal in Quebec City

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