Restaurant Initiale

Modern French cuisine in Quebec City
Restaurant Initiale is a modern French eatery is located in a former bank about one block from the St. Lawrence River in the Old Port district of Quebec City. Country products from local producers result in fresh, pure flavors. Service is crisp and professional, and the staff can aptly recommend an appropriate wine from the lengthy list. Regarded as one of the area’s top restaurants, Restaurant Initiale is a fine dining experience of French cuisine prepared by chef Yvan Lebrun.

The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant, with its widely spaced tables and a soothing cream and taupe color palette, proves both elegant and modern with a pleasing French flare. Also, with a bevy of attentive, uniform-wearing staff there to take care of all of your needs, it is the ideal spot to relax and enjoy authentic French fare for a few hours. The menu changes all of the time, but some examples of dishes include foie gras with currents and pear, roasted duck with sage, and scallop and shrimp gremolata.
Things to Know
  • Chef Yvan Lebrun prepares inventive French fare at the fine dining restaurant.
  • Though the restaurant proves upscale and offers fine dining, it's not stuffy in the least. However, you will want to look your best and dress the part when you visit this elegant establishment. 
  • You can visit Restaurant Initiale for either lunch or dinner. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner starting at 6 p.m. Lunch is also offered; Tuesdays and Wednesdays are reserved for groups of 12 or more, while Thursdays and Fridays are open to all. It's closed on Sunday and Monday, as well as the first two weeks of January.
  • Restaurant Initiale offers two private dining rooms for 6 to 24 people.
Getting There
54 Rue Saint Pierre, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3Z9
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