5 Best Restaurants in Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Girls walking on rue Saint-Jean
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Saint-Jean-Baptiste is fine living without the pretention: beautiful, welcoming, and full of culinary gems. No matter what you’re in the mood for or what your budget is, Saint‑Jean‑Baptiste has a restaurant that will hit the spot. Foodies will love the little neighbourhood bistros that serve up local fare.

  • 1

    Albacore

    A raucous little restaurant with exciting and colourful small plates. From fish to meat, sea creatures to vegetable-centric options, every dish chef Benoit Poliquin touches is gently designed to make you happy. Carefully selected wines, including local house-exclusive brews.

  • 2

    La Buvette Scott

    Vinyl record player, tiny tables, chirpy staff, eclectic dishes and soft lighting. What’s not to like? The staff takes as much pride in aging the house made Worcestershire sauce as curating the wine and beer menu that always showcases exclusive Québécois gems. And don’t skip dessert, just don’t. I just ate the best chocolate mint cannoli ever.

  • 3

    Le Billig

    Sweet and salty crêpe heaven made to order on a traditional bilig plaque. Tastes like a trip to Normandy, and sometimes the Savoy region of France, without ever leaving North America. Don’t miss out on the authentic crêpe Suzette, or cassoulet, both paired beautifully with a local farmhouse cider from Cidrerie Le Somnambule.

  • 4

    Le Projet, Spécialité Microbrasserie

    24 microbrewery lines, including farmhouse ciders, to take you on a flavourful tour of La Belle Province. Their menu changes every week! Pair your brew with a burger or a nacho, extra pulled pork only for the extra brave.

  • 5

    Poulet Portugais

    The best bang for your buck in Québec City. A BYOB restaurant serving a decadent flamed grilled Portuguese chicken, with a side of crunchy fries and a Bulgarian-inspired coleslaw, a family recipe of the chef and owner Stoyan Napoleonov.


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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