Quebec City is full of wonderful places to enjoy good tartar. Whether the restaurants choose to go for classic recipes or creative ones, you can be sure to find a quality protein that is second to none.
These tartar dishes are accompanied by fries and salads for a complete and satisfying meal.
Fish and raw meat lovers, here is our selection of tartars to try in the capital.
Now with 18 locations across Quebec, it all started in 2015 with the Shaker in Sainte-Foy in the Pyramid. For both lunch and dinner, they have built a reputation that is worth their success. The atmosphere is there every time.
Their large menu of creative cocktails served in mason jars, and the variety of tartars and burgers have conquered the hearts of Quebecers. Opt for the tartar as an appetizer, main course, or in a poké bowl format. You can choose from 13 different tartar recipes.
Keep an eye on their website and social media for promotions, as there are special evenings for discounted tartar. Some locations only accept people 18 and older.
2875 Boulevard Laurier, Québec, G1V 2M2
Open for about ten years, La Bête is a reference as a steakhouse in Quebec City for the immense quality of its meat. Run by passionate artisan butchers, one quickly notices the strict and meticulous techniques of selection, aging, cutting, and cooking. The decor is inspired by the libertine salons of the Louis XV era, which gives a hushed and sexy atmosphere.
In the raw and fish section of the menu, you will have the choice between the appetizer or meal format of their salmon, shiitake, and pistachio tartar and the AAA beef tartar. Given the quality of the products and the rigor employed, these tartars are simply exquisite. They can be selected in table d'hôte or lunch menu format as well.
Bring the tartar experience home by ordering the "Tartar Beast" box which includes 2 5 oz Tartars of your choice (beef or salmon), 4 fondues of 5 Quebec pieces of cheese, 2 side salads, and 8 tartar croutons.
1626 Chemin Saint-Louis, Québec, G1S 1G7
Specializing in seafood and fish, it is the place to visit for any amateur. Prioritizing local and fresh products, it is a 100% Gaspesian restaurant in Quebec City. The owner, Bertrand Desbois, fishes himself the fish and seafood that are served to you.
The beef tartar and marrow bone are wonderful for people who do not want to eat seafood. In the extended family of tartars, one can also enjoy the salmon gravlax and the halibut and prawn ceviche.
While all menu items are carefully chosen, a favorite among visitors is the seafood platter to share.
624, Grande Allée E, Québec, G1R 2K5
On Grande-Allée, l'Atelier specializes in tartars and mixology and has done so since its opening. The restaurant is spread over 5 levels of good ambiance.
It's not for nothing that they are known for their tartars, in fact, on their website, they indicate that they have served more than 365 000 tartars! Choose the recipe that you like the most and then select between the 4 or 8 ounces. Among the proteins offered, there is beef, salmon, bison, and tuna and they even have a vegetarian option.
On the drink side, the cocktails are creative and divided into sought-after experience sections between herbal, sweet, bitter, sour, umami, etc.
They're also known for their ambient happy hours with oyster specials and their daily lunch menu.
333 Rue Jacques-Parizeau, Québec, G1R 5G2
Le Quarante 7 has recently undergone a makeover with a new name, a new brand image, and a new decor while maintaining the culinary creativity that has long made the 47e Parallèle's reputation.
It is highly recommended that you indulge in the 5-course gourmet blind menu. However, if you decide to go à la carte, the Asian-style salmon tartar is a must-try.
If you're looking for an intimate moment at home without having to worry about preparing everything, order one of the gourmet boxes to share in several different courses each week.
73 Rue du Sault-Au-Matelot, Québec, G1K 3Y9
French Bistro in the Old Port of Quebec for over 30 years, l'Échaudé uses fresh local products. Many loyal customers have been coming here for years for the warm welcome, the classic French cuisine, and the menu that changes with the seasons.
All menu items are highly mastered classic recipes. The salmon and beef tartars are no exception. In the evening, you can choose them as an appetizer or main course. Accompany your meal with a wide selection of privately imported wines: 500 references from 13 countries.
A safe bet when you want good service and well-prepared classics.
1191 Avenue Cartier, Québec, G1R 2S9
Graffiti is located on Cartier Street in Quebec City and serves both French and Italian cuisine. With an approach that combines authenticity and innovation, they have won numerous awards and rankings including the renowned Wine Spectator.
Of course, their wine selection is impressive, but the a la carte menu is also worth a stop. One example is the three-step salmon tasting: tartar, gravlax, and smoked, or the three tartar options (tuna, salmon, and beef) offered as an appetizer or main course.
We also suggest you try their brunch on weekends.
This fast food format is different from others because of its freshness and speed. Quality is not compromised when it comes to their tartars, poke bowls, and fresh juices. Offering a new tartar every month, it is possible to try a new recipe that goes beyond the classics every month.
There are 15 different tartar recipes available on the menu, including salmon, beef, tuna, and vegetarian. Original options are available with kimchi, lychee, and goat cheese.
With 2 locations in Quebec City for the moment, we feel that this is only the beginning for them.
1688 Route de l'Aéroport, Québec, G2G 0K1
This unique aerial restaurant is located on Airport Road in the Capital Helicopter Complex. The cuisine is creative and a new menu is offered every week. Whether it's for lunch or dinner, there's no comparison in town.
Every Thursday during happy hour, you'll get a 6 oz. tartare meal and a selected glass of wine for $30. All you have to do is decide if you want salmon or beef.
In the summer, the terraces on the 2nd and 3rd floors will seduce you with their decor and view.
2820 Boulevard Laurier, Québec, G1V 2M1
Find the cuisine and atmosphere of a Parisian brasserie in Sainte-Foy on Laurier Avenue. Both classic and modern, we find the great classics of French cuisine in the menu and the decor.
As an appetizer or main course, you can try the Italian beef tartar (raw or pan-fried), the two-salmon and avocado tartar, or the duo of the two. They are one of the only restaurants to offer these dishes with or without gluten.
As part of the Resto Plaisirs group of restaurants, you can expect quality and good service on every visit.