Fine Dining Restaurants in Québec City

Allison Van Rassel
Allison Van Rassel
Updated on August 2, 2023
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac - restaurant Champlain
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

One of the best reasons to visit Québec City is its incredible restaurants! Here is a selection of unique, and mostly chef-owned establishments in Old Québec, which I believe give Québec City its distinctive gourmet character. 

  • 1

    Tanière³

    Tanière3 has been a pillar of Québec’s food scene since 1977. The restaurant celebrates our vast province, stamping modern cuisine with its distinctive signature. Located in a heritage building just steps from the magnificent St. Lawrence River and Place Royale, Tanière3 delivers a multisensory experience inspired by the seasons and history of Québec City. A true symbiosis of culinary art and treasured edibles.

  • 2

    Chez Muffy de l’Auberge Saint-Antoine

    Chez Muffy is a kitchen playground where two of the province’s most talented young chefs, Alex Bouchard and Arthur Muller, come to play. Together, they draw on European techniques and influences to transform fresh produce from their Île d’Orléans garden into lyrical bursts of flavour, all in a 19th-century maritime warehouse with a modern décor. A culinary experience that combines style and finesse at every meal.

  • 3

    Restaurant Laurie Raphaël

    From the moment you walk through the entrance and into the hyper-stylized dining room, the Laurie Raphaël makes one thing clear: you’ve landed in a world of culinary perfection. Chef Raphaël Vézina knows how to turn every bite into a joyful surge of emotion. Get ready for food inspired by travel and trends, featuring local ingredients used from root to leaf.

  • 4

    Restaurant Légende par la Tanière

    Légende is a local fare bistro where everything—including vegetables, meat, and seasonings—is sourced exclusively from Québec. You won’t find anything on the menu that’s from outside the province. Not even a lemon. It’s a bold yet accessible formula that charts a course for a new school of Québec fine dining. It’s why Légende was named one of Canada’s top 10 new restaurants by Air Canada’s enRoute magazine in 2014.

  • 5

    Restaurant le Saint-Amour

    Chef Jean-Luc Boulay’s restaurant is where you’ll indulge in a unique Canadian, yet very European-inspired culinary journey. Every perfume, colour, flavour and texture is offered as an experience through love. Simplicity and authenticity is definitely Saint-Amour’s key to success. Among my favourite dishes, the most sumptuous, melt-in-your-mouth duck leg I have eaten. I recommend a seat in the charming vintage dining room where a skylight offers a natural flow of light.

  • 6

    Restaurant Champlain at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    For modern cuisine with a rich heritage, you can’t beat Le Champlain. Set in Château Frontenac—the world’s most photographed historic hotel—Le Champlain delivers an impeccable dining experience. The menu reveals an insatiable curiosity for local farm fare combined with techniques and expertise.

  • 7

    Le Continental

    Located in a house built in 1845 for the Honourable Jean-Thomas Taschereau, a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, Le Continental is the oldest fine dining establishment in Québec City. It’s also one of the last restaurants in North America where you can experience gueridon service, a holdover from the halcyon days of French fine dining. Try a Cognac-flavoured shrimp cocktail, garlic escargot served in the shell, duck à l’orange, or the famous filet mignon.

    Other Restaurants in Old Québec

    Also discover our suggestions for more accessible restaurants to try in the heart of Old Québec.

Michelin Star Restaurants in Québec City

The Michelin Guide is not available in all regions of the world, and to date, restaurants in the Québec region have not been subjected to its evaluation process. While the Michelin Guide enjoys a well-established reputation in the culinary world, there are other credible means of assessing restaurants. Among them, the CAA/AAA Diamond System is widely recognized as a benchmark of quality and excellence in the hospitality and restaurant industry in North America. Thanks to its rich gastronomy scene, Québec City counts many CAA/AAA Four and Five Diamond Restaurants.

The restaurants mentioned above are the city's best fine dining restaurants according to Allison Van Rassel, a local journalist specialized in Québec City’s culinary culture.


Allison Van Rassel
Allison Van Rassel

Journalist, columnist and blogger, Allison is passionate about Québec City’s culinary culture. Curious and aware of the latest culinary trends, Allison makes the region’s foodie culture shine bright.

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