Top 10 Best Old Québec Restaurants

Discover our team’s favorite restaurants around Old Québec where creativity meets local and traditional cuisine. There is a great variety of eateries in the old city, but we narrowed it down to the ones offering the best and most original culinary experience so you get to taste even more! Here are our top 10, in no particular order:

Restaurant Légende

Restaurant Légende will certainly charm all of your senses with its culinary creations that pay tribute to Quebec’s culinary history. Each dish is inspired by nature and tradition. You will definitely have a truly remarkable experience with friends and family.



Located in the middle of the famous “Breakneck Steps” in the beautiful Petit Champlain area, the restaurant is nestled in a historic stone vault. The ambiance will transport you in another era! Repaire gives you a great overview of Quebec’s local cuisine. Among all of the dishes, you have to try the local cheeses, the foie gras plate, and of course, the poutines!

Chez Muffy

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This new and improved farm-to-fork restaurant focuses on seasonal ingredients picked from their own garden on l’Île d’Orléans. You won’t believe the beautiful stone walls and wooden beams that make Chez Muffy (previously named Panache) an institution in Quebec City.

Bistro SAM

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This trendy evolutive bistro will fit every need you have during a busy day in Old Quebec. Located in the beautiful Fairmont Château Frontenac, the ambiance and decor will definitely impress your guests. It is also THE perfect place to share plates on a night out with your friends. You have to try one of their amazing cocktails created and personalized to your taste by their mixologists.

La Bûche

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This revisited urban version of a sugar shack is a must-try and has to-die-for brunches! They also serve lunch and dinner, which are also d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s as well. With a laid back ambiance (picnic tables with bearskin on the walls and waiters dressed as lumberjacks) La Bûche takes you on sweet and salty trip deep into Quebec’s traditions, but with a twist. Discover their crazy shepherd's pie, their homemade smoked bacon, and their fried meat pie.

Chez Boulay

This boreal Bistro has a unique niche: Nordic cuisine. The restaurant especially highlights products from the northern wilderness of Canada. Chez Boulay is also known for its two renowned chefs, Jean-Luc Boulay and Arnaud Marchand. You have to try it, no doubt!


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Sea and earth are in perfect symbiosis at Ophelia. Situated on the busy Grande Allée, this gorgeous restaurant will make your Friday evening a success. There is no shame in taking a picture of those big beautiful dishes!



Fan of crepes? You will be blown away with all the delicious options and how you can create your own crepe or galette. With the warm ambiance and colorful decor, Billig is the perfect place to start the day!

Chez Jules

Chez Jules is a classic and authentic French brasserie that will charm you immediately. Among their most famous dishes, you will find beef cheek, frog legs, and of course, escargots! You can also enjoy a large variety of wines to go along with your meal. If you want to impress your loved one, you should make a reservation: romantic atmosphere guaranteed!


This place truly reinvents the club sandwich. Everything is homemade, from the smoked meat to the bread, you get top-quality products. Prepare yourself to be amazed by the beautiful architecture of the restaurant and the gorgeous brick walls.

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