23 New Restaurants You Need to Try

Bistro Hortus - dining room
Seb Lozon

2020 and early 2021 were filled with challenges for restaurant owners and we’d just like to say: respect! Many of them showed incredible resilience in deciding to open a new restaurant despite the pandemic. Here are a few new in 2020 that you should definitely try. 

Note: It is strongly recommended to validate the schedule and book ahead.

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    Bistro hortus

    Hortus aims to offer a "farm to table" menu rich in local and organic products. Meats, fish and vegetables are creatively prepared, with an eco-responsible approach. The bistro has just opened, will you be among the first to try it?

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    From the team that brought you Sapristi and Les Trois Garçons comes Alphonse, a bistro with a seasonal menu inspired by the food of France and Italy, including French-style salade niçoise, coquilles St. Jacques, and crème brûlée and Italian-style pasta and burrata, among other things. The décor is incredibly suave and sophisticated, with plenty of copper that harkens back to the space’s former life as a bank.  

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    Le Clan

    Stéphane Modat, lover of the Québec terroir and former chef at Château Frontenac, is back in the kitchen in a place filled with history on rue des Jardins. This gourmet restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere promises a menu that values ​​micro-production and the talents of the artisans. 

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    BŌ - Cuisine d'Asie

    Recently opened in Le Diamant Theater, BŌ - Cuisine d'Asie promises the encounter between Asian cuisine from the Monsoons and the know-how of Québec artisans. This refined Asian bistro with a mysterious decor invites us on a culinary journey in the heart of Place D'Youville.

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    CABU - Boire et manger

    At CABU, we appreciate tasty cuisine where local products shine, both at the table and at the bar of the Hilton Québec. The all new decor is sumptuous with its accents of wood, brass and velvet. Good to know: we take advantage of 2 hours of free parking to enjoy our meal in peace of mind.

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    Terroir — Vins et Compagnie

    The Corsican duo behind Montcalm’s Petits Creux Corsica Origina has a new baby: a wine bar in Petit-Champlain that makes a welcome addition to the city’s historic district. Stylish and elegant, the menu features Québec, private import, and high‑end wines. Be sure to order their eye-catching, mouthwatering, multi-level appy platter. 

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    Right in front of the Gare du Palais, Madame Justine welcomes us in her mysterious speakeasy with a decor that takes us back to the era of prohibition and illegal bars. We can't wait to discover its cozy atmosphere as well as its classic cocktails from the 1920s and its refined menu!

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    Nina Pizza Napolitaine Saint-Jean-Baptiste

    Québec City’s most beloved Neapolitan pizza joint, Nina, opened a second location in Saint-Jean-Baptiste in early 2020. Known for its wood-fired pizza oven, Nina II toasts its tasty creations in an impressive gas-powered stove that was custom made in Italy. If you’re on the go, simply stroll up to the takeout window for a panuozzo, the delicious stuffed pizza treat that’s easy to eat with your hands. 

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    Bleu Marine

    This tiny bistro serves up culinary creations designed for specific wines. The multi‑talented duo that covers both back and front of house delivers myriad shades of delicious in pairings by turns classic and daring. A great way to discover the endless variations on the theme of enjoyment that emanate from glass and plate. 

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    GAO comptoir vietnamien

    GAO is a Vietnamese food counter where the décor is minimalist and the food, luminous. The restaurant’s white interior serves as the perfect backdrop to fresh and colourful Vietnamese-style dishes. Many are available for takeout, including three Bánh mì, or Vietnamese subs: BBQ pork, soy pork, and—my favourite—grilled chicken.  

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    At Alentours, we take place at a zero waste restaurant that showcases meals composed of ingredients that come from a maximum of 150 kilometers. As a responsable restaurant, they only use hydroelectric power to do everything and compost all organic waste. On the menu, it's a 5-course surprise meal that highlights local ingredients. The reviews of the first clients are convincing regarding the food and experience.

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    Julio Taqueria

    Tacos are an iconic staple of Mexican street food. They’re also the signature dish at Julio Taqueria on Rue Saint-Vallier Ouest, in Saint-Sauveur. The restaurant’s kitchen team takes tacos to new heights thanks to housemade tortillas and bold, accessible flavours that hit all the right notes. The churros and sublime dulce de leche are a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. 

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    Chéri coco

    This African restaurant has made a big splash on Québec City’s culinary scene. As colourful and festive as it is comforting, the West African food at Chéri coco is a blend of home-cooked fare and typical street food. The roasted, grilled, stewed, and fried dishes will add some heat and sun to your plate—and your day! 

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    Kundah Hôtel

    Indian classics get a new twist from local ingredients at Kundah Hôtel.  

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    Café Québecor

    Café Québecor by Restos Plaisirs recently took up residence in the entrance hall of the majestic Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at the province’s fine arts museum, MNBAQ, and the sunlit space steals the show. Try their exhibition-inspired cocktails or enjoy a worldly brunch that transports you from Paris to Mexico via Québec City. 

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    Mexican cuisine is festive, colourful, and exquisitely joyful, which is exactly what you’ll find on the menu at Jalisco Tacos & Drinks, on Limoilou’s 1re Avenue. Located in an intimate space that once housed the popular Madame Charlotte, Jalisco draws inspiration from traditional Mexican home cooking, serving up dishes like pozole, a hearty cacahuazintle corn soup, and birria, a tasty Mexican stew made with beef and steamed pork’s head, or cabeza. Daring and delicious! 

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    The food at Tonino is firmly anchored in chef Anthony Travaglini’s family traditions. In a restaurant with a charm reminiscent of the old country, he serves up his personality, his roots, and the flavours encountered on his many travels. On the menu, you’ll find housemade charcuterie, fresh pasta, catches of the day, and local meat, all in portions worthy of a doting Italian mama. Sharing is strongly recommended. 

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    Verre Pickl’

    Give your taste buds a reason to dance and sing with an evening well spent at Verre Pickl’. Every night, guests sit down at a long table to a delicious, multicourse meal featuring local ingredients and a menu that changes with the seasons.  

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    District Gourmet

    A unique concept that brings together several restaurants at the same address! In this magnificent food hall, you can live the experience of a dining room by choosing from the dishes of a dozen counters and having everything served at the table. We take our taste buds on a journey with cuisine from Guadeloupe, Southeast Asia, Portugal, Italy, Japan and more.

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    Phil’s Fish & Chips

    If you love the light and crispy batter of London-style fish ‘n’ chips, Phil is your man! Once a food truck and now a snack shack, Phil’s Fish & Chips serves up some of the freshest fish in the city. Food is ordered at the counter, served with chips (aka fries) and a housemade dessert, and best enjoyed without utensils!  

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    Comptoir La Piadina

    Question: Is a meal at Galeries de la Canardière reason enough for a drive to Beauport? Answer: Yes—especially if you’re eating at La Piadina! The food counter serves up authentic flatbreads like those served in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. Perfect for lunch or pre-dinner drinks, they’re made to order with quality traditional ingredients like prosciutto and fior di latte mozzarella. My personal recommendation: the basil piadina! 

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    Madame Chose

    Madame Chose is quite the character! This elegant, theatrical space is full of colour and whimsy, with a lighting scheme that shifts as the sun moves through the sky. Pull up a chair in the lush courtyard and enjoy the ambiance of an eccentric society lady’s vast abode. Of particular note: the fresh fish and seasonal vegetarian dishes inspired by the flavours of the boreal forest. 

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    Le 737

    Do you miss air travel? It is now possible to have the impression of travelling on a plane during a meal at 737, a restaurant fitted out inside an authentic Boeing 737 which has been offered a second life. Have a delicious pizza while discovering Québec's aviation history thanks to the historical posters. Your reservation also gives you free access to the flight simulator located in the cockpit.

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Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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