8 Restaurants for a Fireside Meal in Québec City

A couple enjoy a gourmet meal at Chez Muffy restaurant, in front of a fireplace.
Francis Gagnon

Nothing beats a fireplace for that warm and cozy winter vibe. Luckily Québec City has plenty of great restaurants with a fire in the hearth to keep diners nice and toasty warm.

Here are some of the restaurants with a fireplace:

  • 1

    Chez Muffy

    This former maritime warehouse is now home to one of the best restaurants in Québec City. With its stone walls, exposed wooden beams, and view of the St. Lawrence River, this is a charming restaurant in a truly unique setting. At Chez Muffy you’ll enjoy farm-to-table fare and an impressive wine list of over 12,000 bottles.

  • 2

    Pub L’Oncle Antoine

    This hidden gem in the heart of the Petit-Champlain District is one pub you won’t want to miss. With its vaulted brick ceiling, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass of craft beer, scotch, whiskey, or wine paired with simple, tasty fare.

  • 3

    Le Lapin Sauté

    Located on Rue du Petit-Champlain, considered one of the prettiest pedestrian streets in Canada, this little French bistro seduces and delights with lapin (rabbit) dishes and terroir cuisine.

  • 4

    Bistro Le Sam, Bar 1608, and the Champlain at Château Frontenac

    All three restaurants at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac keep a fire in the hearth all through the fall and winter. On the menu at Le Sam you’ll find creative mixology and bistro-style fare to share, Bar 1608 is a wine and cheese bar, and Le Champlain is a gourmet restaurant.

  • 5

    Aux Anciens Canadiens

    Pull up a chair in Québec City’s oldest home (1675) for a taste of traditional Québec cuisine or new Canadian cuisine (or both) in an authentic setting that will transport you to a different era.

  • 6

    Pub Saint-Patrick

    This friendly Irish pub is the perfect place for a fun, laid-back night out. They’ve got a great selection of beer and whiskey, generous portions of traditional pub food, and live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to get everyone in a festive mood.

  • 7

    Portofino

    This Italian bistro is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, flavourful Italian-style cuisine, and mouthwatering selection of oven-baked pizzas.

  • 8

    La Grolla

    On top of the fireplace, you can rely on raclette, fondue and pierrades (hot stone cooked meats) to keep you warm. Just a few minutes from place D’Youville, La Grolla is a pleasant restaurant serving authentic Swiss specialties.

    To get that fireside table, be sure to book in advance!


Allison Van Rassel, chroniqueuse culinaire
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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