20 Restaurants and Bars on Grande Allée

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Known for its great clubs, bars, and restaurants, Grande Allée has long reigned over Québec City’s nightlife scene. Just steps from the walls of Old Québec, it’s awash in streetside patios in summertime. And it’s especially hoppin’ on summer weekends and during major events, when it becomes a pedestrian-only zone. The street boasts a mix of well-known establishments, tasty new experiments, and foodie destinations. Here are bars and restaurants to check out on Grande Allée.

  • Restaurants on Grande Allée

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    Ciel! bistro-bar

    Located on the 28th floor of Hotel Le Concorde Québec, Ciel! bistro-bar gives you the chance to check out the scene on Grande Allée and take in sweeping, 360-degree views of Québec City. Pull up a chair day or night for tasty dishes featuring local ingredients and sophisticated flavours. It’s popular, so book ahead!

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    Jaja

    Jaja is the friendly Italian restaurant always ready to welcome you with a good homemade pizza, a plate of mushroom pasta, or a late-afternoon Apérol spritz. Located in Le Concorde on Grande Allée, this is a friendly, trendy pizzeria everyone can agree on.

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    L’Atelier

    If you’re in the mood for a fancy cocktail, head to L’Atelier, Québec City’s premier cocktail bar. You’ll find an impressive list of drinks and a varied lunch and dinner menu to match. Personalize your tartare or soak up the liquids with a few late-night tapas. A Grande Allée classic that’s always a good option, whether you’re in the mood for food or drinks!

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    Ophelia

    Step aboard for sophisticated surf and turf in a restaurant that feels like a luxury yacht. In the winter, you can even enjoy Ophelia’s distinctive cuisine in a heated bubble on the patio. Land ho!

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    Faite à l’os

    The grill masters at Faite à l’os have perfected the art of American-style barbecue, from roast chicken to ribs to beef brisket. The weather may be a tad cooler than down south, but the signature smokehouse dishes and combos are worthy of a Texas cookout.

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    Louis Hébert

    Want to make it a night to remember? Try Louis Hébert, the Grande Allée restaurant that’s a cut above the rest. With its gorgeous stone walls and venerable 40-year history, this charming and elegant establishment is the epitome of fine dining, with impeccable skill and precision from service to plate.

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    Rôtisserie St-Hubert

    Grande Allée is also fun for families. After a day spent exploring Old Québec and playing on the Plains of Abraham, there’s nothing like a bit of classic comfort food from Québec’s famous chain of chicken rotisseries, St-Hubert. It’s always a big hit with parents and kids!

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    Le Grand Café

    If you want to be in the heart of the action, pull up a chair at Le Grand Café. The patio on the street corner is perfect for people-watching in the summer. With its view of the National Assembly, the parks, and the Québec City Armoury, it’s one of the best on Grande Allée.

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    Jack Saloon

    Is Grande Allée a place for cowboy boots? Absolutely! There’s a taste of the Wild West waiting for all you rancheros just around the corner at Jack Saloon, beloved for its Western decor, Tex-Mex food, and evenings of live music. Yee-haw!

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    Taverne Grande Allée

    This is a tavern with a whole lot going on. Have a drink or enjoy their classic pub fare, like the famous nachos, the veggie burger, or the smoked meat. This is a great place to go for a casual dinner with friends on Grande Allée, to watch the hockey game, or for late-night eats.

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    Belga

    There’s a little piece of Belgium on Grande Allée, and it’s called Belga. You could call the style Belgian fusion, since the menu also features beer from the Île d’Orléans craft brewery, among other local specialties. Try a pint with the moules frites! (That’s French for mussels and fries.)

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    3 Brasseurs - Grande Allée

    If you’re a hophead, you’ll want to spend an evening at 3 Brasseurs, a craft brewery that’s something of a Grande Allée institution. Try the flammekueche, a kind of thin-crust pizza from northern France, and wash it down with a cold pint or two. Perfect for a meal with friends!

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    Copas

    Take a trip to Spain filled with tapas, paella, and flamenco music on a quick gourmet getaway at Copas.

  • Bars on Grande Allée

    14

    Le Dagobert

    Le Dagobert is a Québec City institution that has kept generations of partygoers dancing until the wee hours. Known to intimates as Le Dag, the club is hotter than ever, with live DJ sets and electrifying dance music. The place to get your freak on!

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    Pub Ozone

    Known for its fun, casual vibe and many specials, Pub Ozone needs no introduction. In the summer, people line up to get in and spend hours rocking out with their friends. 

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    Bar EXPAT

    A newcomer to Grande Allée that’s been turning heads. Attached to a youth hostel, EXPAT is a big draw with locals and tourists alike. Nurse a cocktail in the purple salon or grab a stool by the bar for the full experience.

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    INOX

    INOX is the granddaddy of Québec City microbreweries, having moved up to Grande-Allée in 2008 after spending 20 years in the Old Port. The crowd is young and fun, with a mixed bag of customers who tend to love foosball as much as they love beer. You’ll feel right at home.

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    Les Voûtes de Napoléon 

    Tucked away in these storied stone vaults lies an essential Québec City experience: a “boite à chansons” where you’ll hear folk singers whisper and belt out tunes that have been sung by audiences for generations. Les Voûtes de Napoléon is the real thing!

     

  • 19

    Société Cigare

    Société Cigare is a tasting salon popular with the spirit and cigar crowd. The place to go for good conversation and fine libations.  

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    La Piazz

    Newly installed in the basement of Pub Ozone, La Piazz is a bar with live music—the kind of place where you’ll end up on your feet, dancing and singing along to everything from old classics to new hits. Like an Irish pub, but in Québec.

Fast Food on Grande Allée

Short on time? There’s so much to see and do in this part of town that a lot of people end up having lunch on the go or grabbing a quick bite before they hit the bars. Whether you want to eat healthy or treat yourself, these food counters are sure to hit the spot: 


Annie Lafrance
Annie Lafrance

A keen observer of consumer and design trends, journalist and columnist Annie Lafrance has specialized in fashion and lifestyle coverage for over 15 years. Its mission: to promote local creations, artisans and merchants in Québec City.

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