10 Hidden Gem Restaurants That Québec City Locals Love

Published on March 18, 2024
Femmes sur une terrasse d'un restaurant
Étienne Dionne

We asked people who live in Québec City to share their favourite restaurants, then drew up a list of 10 hidden gems from among their suggestions. Read on for the full scoop.

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    Albacore is seafood, fish, oysters, cocktails, a wine bar, a patio, and French cuisine. A high-calibre culinary experience that’s big on refined flavours.

    - Roger, Montcalm resident

  • 2

    La Fenouillère

    The food at La Fenouillère is always excellent. Plus, the restaurant has a really calm, peaceful vibe and the staff always make us feel welcome.

    - Chantal, Québec City resident

  • 3

    Le 101 Restaurant de quartier

    101 Restaurant de quartier on Saint-Joseph. Their lush green patio is the perfect place for drinks and their Sunday brunch is the best in town.

    - Étienne, Montcalm resident


  • 4

    Le Fin Gourmet

    My favourite restaurant is Le Fin Gourmet in Saint-Sauveur. It’s kind of a hole in the wall, but you’ll be blown away by the quality of the food. I highly recommend the sweetbreads, and the desserts. You cannot leave without having dessert.

    - Jessica, Québec City resident

  • 5

    Le Mezzé

    I love eating at Le Mezzé. It’s a very typical Greek restaurant with delicious, authentic fare. It always takes me back to my trip to Greece.

    - Christiane, Québec City resident

  • 6

    L'Entrecôte Saint-Jean

     I love going out for dinner with my husband and friends at L’Entrecôte Saint-Jean. The service, the smells—everything looks good and tastes great!

    - Denise, Québec City resident    

  • 7

    NouVo Cuisine & Mixologie

    NouVo Cuisine & Mixologie. Fantastic food, incredible cocktails. Friendly staff, and an open-style kitchen, so you can see the action from your table.

    - Arthur, Limoilou resident

  • 8

    Q-de-Sac Resto Pub

    My favourite restaurant is Q-de-Sac, hands down. Tucked away in Petit-Champlain, it’s cozy and charming, with a super friendly owner and staff. The beef tartare is so good. So are the wood-fired pizzas, the poutine, and especially the onion soup, with all that gooey cheese melted in the wood-fired oven. I’ve lost count of how many people I’ve recommended this hidden gem to, and they’ve all gone back.

    - Claudine, Old Québec resident 

  • 9

    Restaurant Alentours

    Restaurant Alentours embraces sustainable practices and serves a five-course set menu that’s always tasty and unexpected. It has a simple, minimalist decor and a warm, close-knit team. Easily my top pick in Québec City.

    - Josianne, Montcalm resident

  • 10

    Tapas & Liège

    I love Tapas & Liège. The food is excellent and always well presented, and they’ve got a lovely selection of wine you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, the staff are super attentive. It’s good food and good wine—all in good company!

    - Stéphane, Limoilou resident

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