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Auberge Saint-Antoine's Panache has built a citywide reputation for gourmet dining. Located in a 19th-century riverside warehouse amid stone walls and sturdy wooden beams, it has a relaxed, airy feel. Emphasis is placed on seasonal products, many freshly sourced from Panache’s farm on Île d'Orléans. Its menu features high-end comfort food such as foie gras with quince and salted caramel ice cream — both a must.
The Quebec hotel restaurant is open daily for breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Saturdays and Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m.), lunch from noon to 2 p.m., and evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended, especially for Friday and Saturday nights and weekend brunch, which includes sophisticated fare such as braised duck and lobster bisque. It’s also worth making a reservation for dining during the busy Christmas/New Year period. Call 418-692-1022 to book your table or visit OpenTable.com to make a reservation.
Café-Bar Artefact, by the main entrance, offers a more casual dining experience on leather easy chairs or by a roaring fire in one of the alcoves. While you’re enjoying your oysters or beef carpaccio, you might want to try one of the speciality cocktails. The bar features live jazz performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 to 11 p.m.