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La Cremaillère
La Cremaillère

La Cremaillère Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cremaillere.qc.ca
  • Phone: (418) 692-2216
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM;
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00 Pm - 11:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jacques Le Pluart
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rue Desjardins
  • Public Transit: No Charge
  • Parking: Valet
A word from La Cremaillère
La Crémaillère fête ses 40 ans. Depuis 1971 le restaurant la Crémaillère a toujours été au centre de la gastronomie de Québec et un repas à La Crémaillère demeure un classique incontournable lors d’un passage dans la Vieille Capitale. Aujourd’hui la cuisine est confiée à Jacques Le Pluart. Figure importante de l’histoire gastronomique de Québec son style raffiné et authentique saura vous combler. Beppino Boezio le propriétaire n’as rien perdu de sa passion. Personnage haut en couleur et très connu a Québec, il vous accueillera avec classe et simplicité. Beppino a vu passer bien des personnalités. Il importe ses vins directement des producteurs et avec son associé Michel Antoine ils ont concocté une offre de vin unique et remarquable. Les expositions de peintres et les choix musicaux font qu’un moment à la Crémaillère sera une expérience culinaire et artistique qui enchantera vos cinq sens.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We got way from the kids for a romantic dinner while on vacation. The staff was expert, helpful and friendly. The wine suggestions were spot on. The table side preparation of the steak tartar was masterful. Best foie gras my wife has had in years. The seafood was fresh and perfectly prepared. Yes, it's pricey, but the quality is evident. A lovely meal"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "our waiter was very good (40 years at le cremaillere) the meal was delicious and we very much enjoyed the restaurant. it was one of many good stops in old quebec"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I (from Texas) celebrated our anniversary in this restaurant. The service was superb. The server was friendly and funny. Was very balanced on all service. Nothing was overdone. The food was incredible. Very tasty! All the courses were cooked to perfection. The ambiance was romantic and quiet. We were able to talk, listening to each other was effortless due to the quietness. The restaurant displays art from different Quebec artists. Very tasteful and the art enhances the experience. I recommend this restaurant to all those looking to share a special dinner with their significant other. You will be happy you went. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Excellent food, attentive but unobtrusive service, quiet, music-free atmosphere. My meal started with the salmon tartar appetizer which was perfectly spiced and wrapped in gravlax, and the filet main course with wine reduction sauce was tender and flavorful and cooked just to my liking. My companion started with mussels in a mild cream sauce and went on the rack of lamb, also perfectly cooked, which was separated into chops by our waiter at table-side. We paired the meal with a sangiovese. Our waiter decanted the bottle into a carafe and recommended we let it air for a few minutes - an excellent plan as the wine improved with each glass. We agreed it was a wonderful dining experience in great part because it was so unrushed. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We returned after a first visit that happened 100% by accident. Again, a great traditional evening with great food..."
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, however, it was a full evening. Something definitely happened with our dessert order; it was 30 minutes between our entries and dessert. We suspected a problem when our waiter came back after 15 minutes and asked if we wanted coffee; he had already asked that. Despite this delay I would go again; just have lots of time and money"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We have frequented this restaurant and possibly it was an off night. We were the only table there that evening and perhaps my selection was not the best. However, our waiter could have warned us. I do not think we would go there again. Some elements of our meal were good."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here last weekend. We experienced traditional Quebec dishes in a welcoming, attractive environment. Décor is white table cloths, and creamy walls off set beautifully with a selection of large, colourful, contemporary paintings. It was a very cold night and we were lovely and warm in this restaurant. Service was courteous and friendly - even a little humourous :) . Perfect place to meet with friends or for a romantic dinner with someone special. Would highly recommend. We had a very enjoyable evening overall."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My family and I had a lovely dinner at la Cremaillere on new Hears Eve. The atmosphere was festive and our waiter was excellent: friendly, but not too friendly. Just right. Dinner was very tasty and nicely served."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "An exceptional experience. Impeccable food and service. Made for a very enjoyable, festive & extraordinary evening."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My expectations were high given the price. Service was slow--there was over an hour between entre and main course, so I wasn't hungry anymore. They ran out of the appetizer we ordered and switched our appetizer order without asking what we would prefer instead (we arrived at 7pm). The white wine options are minimal and VERY disappointing for the price--that includes the French white selection. The lamb was outstanding. The pork medallions uneventful. Poor choices for kids--the $20 'cheap' spaghetti option is better at East Side Marios. Amazing red wine selection."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "For two years in a row we have enjoyed the 4 course Christmas dinner at La Cremaillere. Veal medallions and the rack of lamb were particularly good."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I was alone and still got a good table, and the waiter flamed crepe Suzette at my table. The steak was perfectly done. and the wine was excellent. all in all the meal was well worth the $100,00"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The whole experience from start to finish was amazing! The waiter was was wonderful, so helpful and funny! The food was so delicious. The steak tartar was well prepared at our table and quite tasty. It made our dinner out a very special occasion and will return if ever in Quebec City again. The only complaint was the Caesar which was far too strong to drink and I was never asked why and charged for it all the same. Otherwise it was fabulous!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The staff are extremely friendly and add enjoyment to the meal. The service is extremely good and they made perfect recommendations for the wines to go with the meals. All the appetizers, main courses and deserts were very good. The daily soup and duck were outstanding. They have a fixed price menu that includes three courses. These are the same ones available a la carte. Very traditional French cooking. The pricing is very low for what you get. Wines are also modestly priced."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "We visited in late October so most places we ate at were 1/2 empty. This was also true of Le Cremalierre. The service was very attentive as you might expect and the food was excellent. I had the smoked salmon app and the veal striploin, daughter had crabcake and fish stew and my wife had a salad and the duck. The salmon, veal and duck were some of the best i've ever tasted and even the crabcake was way above average. The veal is brought to the table in the roasting pot and served table-side btw. The restaurant was out of the wine i choose so they suggetsed another, which was less expensive, and quite good. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Absolutely perfect dinner - celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary - outstanding service, food and ambience - they surprised us with sparklers in our dessert in recognition of our anniversary - everyone was lovely - it was by far one of the best dinners ever!!!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "We were looking for the nicest restaurant we could get a last-minute reservation at. This place was just not good. The server was attentive when there was no one there but then very distracted. The food was old-school, like 1950s fancy. My duck was tough. My companion's lamb was undercooked. Food was kind of fancy basic, if that makes sense, and not well executed. Space is like an old house, dining room open to the entry, which does not work. I would not go back. Very very expensive too, I should note!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We arrived on time and were seated promptly and courteously. We elected the price-fixe menu-- appetizers, soups, and entrees were tasty, well prepared, served at a comfortable pace. After dinner, it felt like we were ignored for the next thirty minutes or so. This was fine, as we had wine and lots to talk about, but it did seem out of place with the rest of our visit. We were never asked what we wanted for dessert, when a delicious lemon creme brûlée was unceremoniously tossed in front of us, without a word. We ate it, because we were ready for dessert and it was good, but it did seem very odd that we were never asked what we wanted. It was a strange and mildly unpleasant end to an otherwise enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Great restaurant in upper Quebec City, simple, quaint, fine dining. Great food, nice wine list to complement menu, good service. All the ingredients for a nice enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Fantastic food, service and ambience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "It was the best of meals it was the worst of meals. My wife had a good meal . Her Foie Gras was a good starter. Her Filet of Beef was good, flavorful and cooked to order. Her Crème Brulée was good. My Crab Cake was more of a Croquette than a Crab Cake. The duck was tough The brought it out with a serrated knife and trust me even with the serrated knife it was hard to cut the thinly sliced breast. Except for the sauce it was tasteless. I got much better duck on a cruise ship 3 days later. The Iced Nougat was good. I would never return. I should have sent the duck back but I listened to my wife who said “Just never return”. For the price I expected excellent food, I good bad duck and a mediocre crab cake. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "I had dined at this restaurant back in April of this year and it was amazing. It's on the pricey side. 4 people with one bottle of wine $450 but you don't mind the price if everything is great. This time the experience was quite the opposite. We continually had to ask for the waiter. Sat down and waited 30mins for the waiter to show just to get water. It didn't improve from there. We definitely got the impression it was short staffed. When the food finally arrived the plates had been under the heat lamp for some time as they burned to the touch. We only had one bottle of wine but would have had more if only we had a waiter to serve us. Incredibly disappointing. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Food was amazing and dining experience with staff was so personal and warm we felt like friend by the end of the night. We had 4 adults and a 4yr old and a 3yr old and I was worried about how the kids would behave. The staff was so friendly and engaging with the girls I was happy I had decided to take them. The atmosphere was upscale, fine dining with a very relaxed "joie de vivre" personality. The crepes Suzette made table side is mouth watering. A must try."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "This is why I came to Quebec. Yes, the view from the Hilton is amazing. Yes the old city is charming. But the food! The moment you walk in you know you are in a special place with cozy quarters, formal service, real art work, and aromas which prepare you for the treat I'm store for you. I will let my pictures speak for themselves. The food and experience are as good as my iPhone could capture. The favors and the saucing are as only French cuisine provides."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "La Cremaillere lies in the heart of the Old City of Quebec and was a very good culinary experience although quite expensive. We had a salad appetizer that was excellent and entrees of veal and steak that were tasty and elegantly served. The venue was, clean, pleasant and gave you the impression you were in someone's dining room. The service was a bit slow at times but the wait staff responded quickly when signaled. The wine list was very expensive, couldn't find a decent wine below $ 70. Overall a very good meal in a nice French Restaurant in Quebec City but would reserve this place for special occasion's only due to expense."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "SO impressed with high level of service offered - this is the type of place to go for a quiet atmosphere, classy surroundings and subtle but wonderful attention to details....at least 4 staff attended to us the entire evening without overwhelming us which is an art in itself! The food was very good and beautifully presented, generous portions and super hot plates! Another gem in charming Old Québec City!"
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Whether you are visiting, or if you live in Quebec City, make sure you have La Cremaillere on your list of restaurants to dine in. An absolutely outstanding meal from top to bottom! The restaurant is charming, the service is professional, and the food is amazing. The next time we are visiting Quebec City, we will definitely return to La Cremaillere!"
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "This is a very nice restaurant in a pretty spot. It is quiet and the food was good, though not memorable. What really sets this place apart is the service starting with one of the owners who was made it a point to talk about the food, the specials, and engage in a welcoming way. He did a wonderful job helping pick out the wine. The rest of the staff followed his lead. We would recommend it for a special occasion where you want this kind of high level attention."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "Fantastic meal. Our party of four had one of the most enjoyable meals we're ever had. Not only was the food superb, but the service was beyond spectacular. At the end of the evening, the chef, maitre d' and most of the staff sang three songs. They transformed a memorable meal into an unforgettable one. Our dinner was the highlight of a terrific trip. One of the best dining experiences of my life."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "such a wonderful experience. too bad we live far from quebec in new jersey. we even got a tour of the beautiful art work by the owner"
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "Place is awesome I go there every time I'm in Quebec City awesome guys keep up the good work!! food is and I say excellent !!;) also very reasonable you get what you pay for for sure and more Thanks cremalliere !!"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The staff was attentive and the food was excellent. A lovely restaurant that I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/15/2013
  • "The food was wonderful. The servers were attentive but not overbearing. Beautifully appointed restaurant. We would definitely return next time we are in Quebec City."
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "Soirée remarquable avec un service sympathique et professionnel et une cuisine vraiment a la hauteur."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "Our reservation was at 6, and we left at 10:30 and by that, i don't mean the service was slow I rather mean that it if you want to linger and talk, it's a great place to do just that. People around us, were in and out and we were still eating. We felt no pressure to go faster even if the restaurant was full. So that was great. i had the salmon tartare and it was very good, but a rather large portion which some people might like, followed by a soup - cream of mussels - and rabbit. We ended this great meal with crepe suzette for 4. Wine liste was comprehensive. Service was excellent. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and was attentive. I recommend."
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "This is a beautiful restaurant with fantastic service but the food is just average. The presentation is grand but we were not impressed with the food. It is a bit costly so we had high hopes for the meal....would not dine here again."
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "We had a terrible experience at this restaurant. The meal started with an amuse bouche - I was delighted about the offering until I tasted it; It was actually repulsing. I tried the foie gras platter and was greatly disappointed by the creation of the dish. No flavour and lackluster - hard to do with foie gras. Next up was their signature table side tartar preparation. This was a fail on so many levels. To begin with, the tartar was infused with way too much mustard and took away from any flavour and texture in the meat itself . Secondly, they prepared the table and was left infront of us for 15 minutes with the meat just resting there, once prepared, the meat then waited around on the table for another 15-30 minutes. Avoid."
    Dined on 4/29/2013
  • "The service was excellent, you would be hard to find a restaurant in this area that offers such a fine wine selection. This is a place one goes for fine dining. Valet parking, good ambiance, great menu selection we would recommend this for a special night out or simply a place to enjoy a really good meal."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "Poor service. They got my order wrong and barely acknowledged the mistake.Not very welcoming to tourists"
    Dined on 4/19/2013