Looking for a romantic spot in Quebec City to celebrate your love? Look no further than these fantastic spots – whether it’s a hip, trendy eatery bustling with energy or an intimate candlelit restaurant, the Francophile city has it all. Top places to try range from the Michelin-star chef-led Saint-Amour; Ciel with its spectacular city views; plush luxury at Panache; or the mouthwatering foie gras dishes at Toast! Here are some of Quebec City’s top spots for romantic dining.
1.1608 Bar a Vin et Fromage (1608 Wine & Cheese Bar)
Set inside the elegant Chateau Frontenac hotel on the exact site the city was founded in 1608, the aptly named 1608 Bar à Vin et Fromage (1608 Wine & Cheese Bar) is a historic cheese and wine bar that serves fine wines from around the world, along with plates of cheese, charcuterie, and small bites from across the province. Boasting beautiful views over the Lawrence River, the charming bar features rich hardwood floors, stylish décor and a striking chandelier that gives off a warm glow and clear glass case around the room showcase robust cheese from around the world. 1608 Bar à Vin et Fromage is open for drinks and light meals every evening.
One rue des Carrières, Québec City, Quebec, Canada, G1R 4P5, Phone: 418-692-3861
2.BEclub Bistro Bar
© BEclub Bistro Bar
Tucked in the heart of Old Québec near the Saint-Jean Gate, BEclub Bistro Bar is a casual neighborhood bistro with cozy urban cottage décor that serves gourmet farm-to-table fare in a warm and welcoming setting. Set in a beautifully preserved stone house dating back to 1827, the bistro offers a menu of market-driven fare using locally sourced ingredients and regional produce with dishes like homemade soup, delicious sandwiches, and entrées of grilled filet mignon, and steak tartare. Freshly baked pastries are served fresh from the onsite bakery, and the bar offers a range of drinks from craft beers and casual wines to classic cocktails and specialty coffees. BEclub Bistro Bar
17 Rue Saint-Stanislas, Québec, QC G1R 4G7, Canada, Phone: 418-692-5488
© Bello Ristorante
Bello Ristorante is a traditional Italian restaurant that offers a warm and family-friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine. The stylish eatery is located near Porte St-Louis and is helmed by award-winning chef, Luc Ste-Croix, who brings his passion for delicious Italian food to the heart of Quebec City. Inspired by the roots of Italian cuisine, Chef Luc creates an inventive menu of classic dishes with modern twists featuring handmade pasta and from-scratch sauces, fresh seafood, prime meats and chicken, and fresh locally sourced herbs, salads, and vegetables. Signature dishes include wood-fired pizzas, Parmesan veal scaloppini, and mouthwatering risottos, and a full-service bar offers casual wines from Italy, craft beers and high-end spirits. Bello Ristorante is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
73 Rue Saint Louis, Québec, QC G1R 3Z2, Canada, Phone: 418-694-0030
4.Bistro La Cohue
© Bistro La Cohue
Located in Carrefour la Pérade, Bistro La Cohue is a casual bistro that serves classic French fare and fine wines in a warm and welcoming ambiance. The charming bistro boasts an inviting atmosphere with elegant décor and soft lighting and serves a menu of farm-to-fork dishes such as French onion soup, Croque Madame and Monsieur, Escargots, and Steak Frites. The cuisine is accompanied by vintages from boutique French wine producers and housemade cocktails. Bistro La Cohue is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner, on the weekends.
3440 Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois, Québec, QC G1W 2L3, Canada, Phone: 418-659-1322
5.Le Sam Bistro Evolution
© Le Sam Bistro Évolution
Located in the elegant Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel in the heart of Old Quebec, Le Sam Bistro Évolution offers inventive French cuisine in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Featuring comfortable décor and an open kitchen where chefs prepare market-driven fare such as sharing cheese and charcuteries boards, homemade soups, gourmet sandwiches, and entrées of fresh seafood, meats and chicken, and vegetarian options. Boasting beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River, the bistro also serves a variety of libations, including casual French wines, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Le Sam Bistro Évolution is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada, Phone: 418-692-3861
6.Bistro Sous le Fort
© Bistro Sous le Fort
Nestled at the foot of the city’s famous funicular in the Petit-Champlain district in the heart of Old-Quebec, Bistro Sous le Fort is a quirky, romantic restaurant with a charming terrace boasting spectacular views of the Château Frontenac. The cozy bistro has an inviting dining space decorated in a rustic and contemporary style with a crackling fireplace for fireside dining in the winter, and a lovely terrace for alfresco dining in the summer. Bistro Sous le Fort serves a menu of creative, French-inspired cuisine and fine French wines with classic dishes like camembert chicken, red deer medallions, and steak frites. The bistro is open for lunch and dinner daily.
48 Rue Sous le Fort, Québec, QC G1K 4G9, Canada, Phone: 418-694-0852
Based on the iconic Fairmont Le Chateau, Le Champlain is an elegant fine-dining restaurant that promises an unforgettable dining experience. The restaurant features stylish décor with wood, glass, and gold accents, and is helmed by cutting-edge chef Stéphane Modat, who has made the restaurant one of the city's top gastronomical destinations. Working hand-in-hand with an award-winning sommelier who provides perfect wine pairings, Chef Modat creates delicious dishes with whimsical presentations using locally sourced ingredients such as wild ginger oyster cream soup, Scandinavian char, and roasted guinea fowl. Le Champlain is open for dinner nightly and is renowned for its elegant weekend brunches.
1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada, Phone: 418-692-3861
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8.Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal
© Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal
Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal is an upmarket restaurant that specializes in Nordic cuisine using unique and imported ingredients and products. Boasting modern, stylish interiors, the inviting bistro-style eatery serves a menu of seasonal land-to-table fare using ingredients like elderberry flower, elk, fresh trout and Labrador tea. Chefs Jean Luc Boulay and Arnaud Marchand create a gourmet bistro menu of sublime dishes like roasted guinea fowl, braised beef cheek, and creamy wild rice with buckwheat and wild celery root. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of fine wines from France, craft beers, and classic cocktails, as well as top-shelf spirits. Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal is open for lunch and dinner, daily, and weekend brunch.
1110 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1S4, Canada, Phone: 418-380-8166
9.Brasserie Francaise Chez Jules
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Brasserie Française Chez Jules, formerly known as Le Pain Béni, is a quaint, old-world brasserie serving traditional French fare and boutique wines in a relaxed, unpretentious setting. Focusing on authentic French fare and excellent estate wines, the brasserie’s menu boasts favorites such as Burgundy Escargots, Cold Soup 'à la Provençale, Sole Meunière Fillet, and Braised Beef Cheek à la Bourguignonne. Weekly specials range from All- You-Can-Eat-Frog-Legs and Duck Cassoulet to Bouillabaisse, and the cuisine is accompanied by vintages from boutique French wine producers and housemade cocktails. Brasserie Française Chez Jules is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
24 Rue Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1R 3X3, Canada, Phone: 418-694-7000
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10.Chez Rioux & Pettigrew
© Chez Rioux & Pettigrew
Chez Rioux & Pettigrew is a hip, intimate eatery and bar on the famous 160 Rue Saint-Paul that serves authentic market-fresh cuisine that showcases the rich tastes and flavors that Quebec has to offer. Boasting a charming, inviting ambiance with vintage décor and comfy furnishings, Rioux & Pettigrew serves a traditional menu of seasonal cuisine, which combines local treasures with flavors from around the world, as well as a table d’hôte menu, in which the chef surprises diners with extraordinary creations. The cuisine is accompanied by a variety of libations, including casual French wines, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Chez Rioux & Pettigrew is open for lunch and dinner, daily, and weekend brunch.
160 Rue Saint-Paul, Québec, QC G1K 3W1, Canada, Phone: 418-694-4448
© Ciccio Café
Located in the heart of Quebec City's cultural center, Ciccio Café is a relaxed bistro that serves classic Italian fare and casual wines in a laid-back and informal setting. Boasting a cozy brick-walled dining space with white tablecloths and friendly, professional staff, the family-friendly restaurant serves seasonal Italian dishes of fresh seafood, house-made pasta and sauces, prime beef and veal dishes, fresh salads, vegetarian options, and decadent desserts. Easy-drinking Italian wines and craft beers are available from the bar, as well as signature cocktails and top-shelf spirits. Ciccio Café is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday and dinner only on the weekends.
875 Rue de Claire-Fontaine, Québec, QC G1R 3A8, Canada, Phone: 418-525-6161
© Ciel Bistro-Bar
Located on the 28th floor of the iconic Concorde Hotel on bustling Grande-Allée, Ciel! Bistro-Bar is a fantastic revolving bistro and bar that boasts spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the city and the St. Lawrence River. The rotating restaurant offers an upscale-casual dining experience with seasonal menus of classic French cuisine, fine wines from around the world, and impeccable service and hospitality. Chef David Forbes pays homage to the region’s terroir with an inventive menu of farm-to-table dishes such as Québec deer shank stew, smoked eel from Kamouraska, and Charlevoix char. The cuisine is accompanied by a variety of libations, including casual French wines, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Ciel! Bistro-Bar is open for lunch and dinner, daily, and weekend brunch.
1225 Place Montcalm, Quebec City, QC G1R 4W6, Canada, Phone: 418-640-5802
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Conti Caffe is a stylish eatery with exposed-brick walls and warm, urban décor that serves contemporary Italian cuisine in a laid-back setting. Bring the subtle tastes and flavors of the sun-kissed hills of Tuscany to the heart of Quebec City, Conti Caffe offers diners delicious dishes of Seared Scallops and Chorizo, Veal Parmigiana, Spaghetti Carbonara, a variety of risottos, and Grilled Lamb Chops, along with homemade soups, fresh salads, and delightful desserts. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of fine wines from Italy, craft beers, and classic cocktails, as well as top-shelf spirits, and the café is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
32 Rue Saint Louis, Québec, QC G1R 3Y9, Canada, Phone: 418-692-4191
© Il Matto
Located on the ground floor of Hôtel 71 in the heart of Old Québec, Il Matto offers an authentic Italian dining experience with classic cuisine, casual wines, and a festive ambiance. Owned by Rocco Cortina, the friendly spot serves traditional Italian comfort food like wood-fired pizzas with gourmet toppings, house-made pasta with from-scratch sauces, prime beef, veal, and chicken dishes, and fresh seafood, as well as organic fruits, salads and vegetables, and mouthwatering homemade desserts. Il Matto’s excellent food is paired with a selection of wine from the Northern regions of Italy, as well as imported liqueurs and spirits, and is open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner only on the weekends.
71 Rue Saint-Pierre, Québec, QC G1K 4A5, Canada, Phone: 418-266-9444
© La Pizzaio
If you are tired of French food and feel like a good pizza, then La Pizzaio is the place to go. The casual, family-friendly pizza place specializes in gourmet wood-fired pizzas, made from scratch using fresh locally sourced ingredients and topped with the best quality mozzarella, and a variety of different toppings. Open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays; the popular pizza place is the perfect spot for a romantic, unpretentious dinner.
319 Rue Saint Paul, Quebec City, QC G1K 3W8, Canada, Phone: 418-692-5329
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Laurie Raphaël is a contemporary restaurant with a spacious yet intimate dining space, banquette seating, and romantic window seats overlooking the street. Chef Daniel Vézina is at the helm and creates seasonal menus of market-driven cuisine prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients in the form of an à la carte or a five- or ten-course tasting menu. Signature dishes include appetizers of trout gravlax, snow crab, and marrow paired with whelks, entrées of fresh walleye with fiddleheads, tender smoked loin with grilled pineapple, and duck magret served with strawberry compote. Desserts include white chocolate dome in hot butterscotch sauce and a chocolate sphere filled with maple ice cream. Laurie Raphaël is open for dinner only, daily.
117 Rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 9B7, Canada, Phone: 418-692-4555
17.Le Fin Gourmet
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Tucked away in the heart of Saint-Sauveur, Le Fin Gourmet is an authentic Québec bistro that has been serving comfort food like burgers, pizzas, and salads for the past two decades. Using products sourced from the region such as Île-d'Orléans, Charlevoix, and Québec's boreal forest, the quaint neighborhood café serves market-driven dishes such as hearty burgers, gourmet sandwiches, fresh fish and meat dishes, and wood-fired pizzas in a cozy and intimate environment. Escape the hustle and bustle of the main tourist spots and enjoy a quiet dinner at this unassuming gem. Le Fin Gourmet is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and dinner only on Saturdays.
774 Raoul-Jobin St, Quebec City, QC G1N 1R9, Canada, Phone: 418-682-5849
18.Le Lapin Saute
© Le Lapin Saute
Le Lapin Saute is all about rabbit. Located on the oldest merchant street in the city in the heart of the in the Petit-Champlain district, Le Lapin Saute is a cozy, petite restaurant with a warm ambiance that specializes in mouthwatering rabbit dishes and innovative country-style fare. The charming restaurant serves over 20 specialties featuring rabbit, along with several duck dishes and other farm-to-table cuisine made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Plush country décor and a crackling fireplace make this an excellent spot for a romantic celebration, and there is a beautiful terrace for alfresco dining in the summer. Le Lapin Saute is open for lunch and dinner, daily, and weekend brunch.
52 Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H4, Canada, Phone: 418-692-5325
© Bistro L’Orygine
Bistro L’Orygine is a charming and warm bistro on Rue Saint-Pierre that serves creative, organic dishes prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. A member of the Groupe la Tanière network, Bistro L’Orygine prides itself on using on the highest quality ingredients such as fresh, sustainably-caught fish, prime grass-fed beef and other meats, organic salads and vegetables, and homemade desserts. Signature dishes include duck egg and girolle with gnocchi, cauliflower and smoked tofu, lobster and turnip, and deer and cipollini and the cuisine is accompanied by a selection of fine wines from around the world, craft beers, classic cocktails, as well as top-shelf spirits. Bistro L’Orygine is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, daily.
36 Rue Saint-Pierre, Québec, QC G1K 3Z6, Canada, Phone: 418-872-4386
Ophelia is a stylish and sophisticated fine-dining restaurant that combines designer décor with striking architectural elements with an award-winning menu of contemporary cuisine. Offering a delectable menu of creative dishes featuring fresh locally caught seafood, prime grass-fed beef and chicken, organic herbs, salads, and vegetables, and homemade desserts, the restaurant also provides impeccable service and hospitality and a refined, chic atmosphere. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of fine wines from around the world, top-shelf spirits, craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails, and guests can enjoy lunch and dinner, daily.
634 Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K5, Canada, Phone: 418-524-8228
21.Restaurant Le Graffiti
© Restaurant Le Graffiti
Located in Les Halles Cartier, Restaurant Le Graffiti is a modern, elegant restaurant that specializes in French-Italian fare and fine wines from an extensive wine list. Located on Cartier Street in the heart of Quebec City, Graffiti exudes a warm and welcoming ambiance and serves an inventive menu of farm-to-table fare created by Chef Yannick Fortin with dishes like roast lamb with fines herbs, Nagano pork risotto, and a variety of sweetbreads. The cuisine is accompanied by a variety of libations, including casual French wines, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Restaurant Le Graffiti is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
1191 Avenue Cartier, Québec, QC G1R 2S9, Canada, Phone: 418-529-4949
22.Restaurant Le Saint-Amour
© Restaurant Le Saint-Amour
Hailed as one of the most romantic restaurants in Québec, Le Saint-Amour is a highly-acclaimed fine-dining destination that is renowned for serving refined French cuisine and world-class wines in an intimate space. The award-winning restaurant is helmed by Chef Jean-Luc Boulay, who brings both innovation and traditional cooking techniques to the table with his exquisite culinary creations such as duck terrine with fire morel mushrooms and grilled caribou steak with wild-berry sauce. An impressive wine list featuring local and rare vintages from around the world is available to pair with every dish, along with craft cocktails and beers, and top-shelf spirits. Le Saint-Amour is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and dinner only on the weekends.
48 Rue Sainte-Ursule, Québec, QC G1R 4E2, Canada, Phone: 418-694-0667
© Restaurant Legende
Restaurant Legende is a stylish, upmarket dining destination that celebrates Quebec's rich and colorful history with a market-driven menu of seasonal Canadian cuisine. Executive chef Frédéric Laplante creates a menu of classic French and Canadian dishes such as charcuterie, cheese and seafood platters, sharing plates of marinated mushrooms with sunflower oil, organic local ham, bison tataki with tart local sea buckthorn berries, and entrées of lamb fries with wild peas and shrimp and hanger steak with bone marrow. Curated wine selections and handcrafted cocktails are served from the bar and desserts range from a delectable carrot and maple dessert to a lactose-free, gluten-free caramel, chocolate, and pumpkin treat. Restaurant Legende is open for dinner, Wednesday through Sunday.
255 Rue Saint-Paul, Québec, QC G1K 3W5, Canada, Phone: 418-614-2555
Restaurant Louis-Hébert is a classy fine-dining destination that offers an unrivaled dining experience. Located in a beautifully maintained 95-year-old house on the bustling Grande Allée, Restaurant Louis-Hébert features several elegant dining spaces from the plush main dining room boasting exposed stone walls and warm wood accents and a solarium with bamboo chairs to a charming summer terrace with gorgeous views. Chef Hervé Toussaint creates an inventive menu of farm-to-table dishes featuring fresh seafood, prime beef and lamb dishes, homemade pasta with from-scratch sauces and sublime desserts, and an impressive wine list of more than 5,000 bottles is perfect for pairing. Restaurant Louis-Hébert is open for breakfast and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on the weekends.
668 Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K5, Canada, Phone: 418-525-7812
24 Best Romantic Restaurants in Quebec City
- 1608 Bar a Vin et Fromage (1608 Wine & Cheese Bar), Photo: Kirill/stock.adobe.com
- BEclub Bistro Bar, Photo: BEclub Bistro Bar
- Bello Ristorante, Photo: Bello Ristorante
- Bistro La Cohue, Photo: Bistro La Cohue
- Le Sam Bistro Evolution, Photo: Le Sam Bistro Évolution
- Bistro Sous le Fort, Photo: Bistro Sous le Fort
- Champlain, Photo: Champlain
- Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal, Photo: Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal
- Brasserie Francaise Chez Jules, Photo: Brasserie Française Chez Jules
- Chez Rioux & Pettigrew, Photo: Chez Rioux & Pettigrew
- Ciccio Cafe, Photo: Ciccio Café
- Ciel Bistro-Bar, Photo: Ciel Bistro-Bar
- Conti Caffe, Photo: Conti Caffe
- Il Matto, Photo: Il Matto
- La Pizzaio, Photo: La Pizzaio
- Laurie Raphael, Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com
- Le Fin Gourmet, Photo: Le Fin Gourmet
- Le Lapin Saute, Photo: Le Lapin Saute
- Bistro L’Orygine, Photo: Bistro L’Orygine
- Ophelia, Photo: Ophelia
- Restaurant Le Graffiti, Photo: Restaurant Le Graffiti
- Restaurant Le Saint-Amour, Photo: Restaurant Le Saint-Amour
- Restaurant Legende, Photo: Restaurant Legende
- Restaurant Louis-Hebert, Photo: fizkes/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: kichigin19/stock.adobe.com