Le Pain Béni
Le Pain Béni

Le Pain Béni

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.painbeni.com/
  • Phone: (418) 694-9485
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm

    Dinner: tuesday - saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, French / Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Simon Côté-Tremblay
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: rue du Trésor
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Le Pain Béni
Historic setting, contemporary table


Located in the stone walls of an historic Quebec heritage home, close to the Château Frontenac, a restaurant with timeless and elegant decor and an inventive menu: Le Pain Béni
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Le Pain Béni reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (14)great for outdoor dining (12)romantic (12)special occasion (9)scenic view (7)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Romantic and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Lovely setting for a romantic dinner. The food was inventive and excellent. The service started slow but finished strong. I'll look forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We had an excellent experience. With 7 girls on a weekend trip to Quebec City, we all agreed that this was the best food we had throughout the entire trip. Service was top notch as a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old quebec gem
    destinationdiner
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was perfect, the waiter was perfect, the table was perfect, the desserts were more than perfect. A gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sarahdl6
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    One of the best meal I've ever had! Every bite was an expérience. The service was à bit unpersonal but we had good suggestion and great wine as well
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    AlandDon
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My husband and I had a fabulous meal here while in Old Quebec. I had read about it online and it looked great, then a local cafe owner told us this is where he goes with his wife when they want a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So Good We Ate There Twice
    Gayno
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The first night we arrived to discover our reservation had somehow been lost and the restaurant was full. They put us at the bar and everyone gave us the most attentive service ever. We had the fondue which was a real retro treat. The next time we went we were able to get a table and again had amazing service. The food was fantastic and I had the chef's special dessert and it was the best I had ever had in a restaurant. Add this to you "must go" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    QCDiningReview
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Loved the modern, cute and cozy vibe of the restaurant. The food was all excellent and there were some unique choices. I visited with my Mom and sisters while on a Girls weekend in Quebec City. All of our meals out were excellent but my sister commented that this restaurant was her favorite of all that we visited during our time in the city. She especially enjoyed the French Onion soup. It's in a great location, has wonderful food and a superb serving staff. What more could you ask for?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • benpi
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    great food, great service, clean environement and easy to find,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    MiekeVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Choice of ingredients is great and the food tastes excellent. This is my 2nd dining in Le Pain Beni and I will come back. It does get noisy at lunch and the acoustics are not great - is the only negative thing I can say.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice food in old Quebec City
    MediaDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were lucky to be in Quebec on an unseasonably warm day, and dinner on the terrace outside this restaurant was great. Very French, very scenic; would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underperformed
    skimanVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a nice enogh time-but the food was mediocre at best. My mushroom ravioli with rabbit liver and peas was fine, but unexciting. My wife's " lightly crusted halibut" was almost certainly a frozen hunk of fish dumped in the deep fryer-soggy and just gross. The restaurant is nice, the servers were attentive, but the food just was not up to Quebecoise standards.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can we go again, please?
    gorilla
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I picked this spot on recommendation from my foodie brother, and it was fabulous. It's small and charming, overlooking one of the artisan walkways in old Quebec. Our waiter was a treat, and we ended up selecting his two suggestions for our entrees. The mushroom ravioli and rabbit was deep and richly flavored, and the halibut was crispy and light and perfectly cooked. A perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, ordinary service
    Pinponpan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I enjoyed great food especially lamb taste and great soup. Wine is reasonable and not so expensive. I am sorry service is not so good as food. I mean timing of delivery was not so good. I enjoyed dessert but they never brought coffee. They should have asked me timing of coffee. (This was set-menu) I didn't enjoy coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid choice
    yvrgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent and friendly service. Large portions, rich and delectable. Nice option to make your own 3 course meal for a set price. Best meal I had in Quebec city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better the first time
    Afoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We ate there twice our first night was soo good. This night food was not as good but service was as excellent as the first and they remember us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holiday find....
    surpriseme
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    In a rather busy tourist area, this gem was a true find. Great food and very friendly service with a charming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 18 reviews are from the Le Pain Béni reviews archive.
  • A Nice Surprise
    willrich
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Found the restaurant through the reviews of others. Great location. Value oriented. Let this restaurant be your surprise find.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative kitchen
    NewYorkWendyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This lovely small restaurant near the Chateau Frontenac has a very fine kitchen, which was a surprise and a pleasure in the middle of a somewhat touristy section of Old Quebec. The service was professional and efficient. The rooms are cozy and charming. A fine choice in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy fondue
    theatrepatronVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had an excellent meal, and very good service. The cheese fondue was wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect summer dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Dinner at Le Pain Beni was one of the highlights of our trip to Quebec City. The outdoor setting was charming and our meals were beautifully plated and absolutely delicious. A lovely, memorable evening for our party of four.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • over-rated and over-priced
    Jayq
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    First, I showed the waiter a pricing error in the wine list. The same wine was sold at 28$ for 500ml and 48$ for a whole bottle (750ml). If we calculate that there was only a difference of 250ml it should have cost at the most 42$... Only explanation given was that the pricelist was reviewed recently and they must have the winelist by the glass section.... Food was ok, nothing to "write home about" as the saying goes, very well presented and original recipes but unfortunately not very warm altough I was there at the opening of the dinner service ( 1 of the 1st ones to be served, in fact). Only real pleasure was the location. Was sitting on the terrasse and had a very nice view of the Chateau Frontenac and the church ground's merchants.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst meal & rude male waiter
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I made a reservation for breakfast, but the restaurant called & said that time was not available, so I asked them to cancel my 1st reservation. I made a 2nd reservation via Opentable for dinner. This, unfortunately, was the worst meal we had in Quebec City. My meal was well below average and my husband's meal was just okay - maybe the chef was off that night. The male waiter (wish I could remember his name) was so extremely rude, impatient, condescending & sarcastic to me & my husband (for no apparent reason), & he treated most, if not all, of his other customers the same way. I am flabergasted that a waiter could treat customers this way & still be employed. Too many other great restaurants to eat here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La perfection!
    Kry19VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Nourriture et service exceptionnels, comme d'habitude. Jamais déçue de ce restaurant, qui est un des meilleurs en son genre à Québec. Que ce soit pour un lunch d'affaires ou un souper entre amoureux, j'aime y retourner. Un vrai trésor caché dans un quartier très touristique. Je le recommande sans hésiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • liketodineoutxo
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Delicious lobster risotto with sweetbreads. Check out the special mural on the wall in the back room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lucky find
    edukate
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    A nice point of the menu is the option of ordering 3 appetizers for $36, or topping up your entrée choice with a $10 soup or salad added (petit table d'hote). Three of us did the apps option and were very pleased with the choices and careful arrangement of when each app was served. Enjoyed smoked salmon, smoked buffalo, onion soup (a very different version than the traditional, and fantastic), scallops and salad options. Another guest had the lamb (beautifully plated and prepared).All enjoyed the crème brulee option for the evening, with lemon and thyme; and I had a pavlova preparation which was outstanding. Service was excellent. Our waiter was charming and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly perfect -
    Catherine
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great service, great wine list but the dessert was really bad....however they offered to exchange it for another one ! We would recommand this restaurant because for the (low) price, the food is very good and it is in front of the Chateau Frontenac downtown !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Choice
    DRandKZ
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Everything with the restaurant was outstanding. Book on the restaurant website to get 10% off. Food choices were fabulous, service was superior. Prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Valentine's Day dinner
    christian
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We booked this restaurant online on short notice and we were not disappointed. My girlfriend loved it and we both enjoyed a great meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I made my reservations two
    Marie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I made my reservations two weeks prior to the date we were in town for and received my confirmation. Two days before our reservations I received a call from the restaurant to inform me that "the computer didn't work" and they actually did not have room for my guest and I at the time we had made the reservations for and had to move our time up till 6pm. Considering our reservations were made for a special occation andwe recieved little notice of the change it dissapointing that the restaurant did not discover the "glitch" till last minute. It honestly dont think it was a computer "glitch" Food was ok, but nothing spectacular or memorable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding quality of food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I went to Le Pain Beni on Valentine's day for lunch. Everyone from the reception to the waiters were casually pleasant, very helpful when we asked questions. The atmosphere was casual and nice. The food was exceptionally good. The menu was limited to 4 different entrees for lunch as the very interesting a la carte menu is only available in the evenings. The entrees we picked a risotto and a piece of beef were however truly outstanding. Food styling showed an effort in presentation and the quality was excellent. The bread, a simple French baguette was fresh and crispy, with a proper dough, not the usual rubber piece of bread that is often served in restaurants, The appetizer a duck terrine was home made and also delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was supurb.
    France
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    I ordered scallops for my main course. There were scallops, but combined with a divine mix of unique foods, making each bite a delicious surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had few options for Christmas Day dinner. We were able to get a reservation at Le Pain Beni. We did not know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. The food was great and so was the service. We had a very pleasant experience at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service great, disappointing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Our waiter was charming which helped, but the food was uninspired. Would not go back again. Appetizer of boudin, mushrooms with truffle sauce had no flavourful or complexity. Entree was beef tartre- the tartre was tasty tho bland, no sauce to complement, frites tasted like frozen shoestring fries, and chef salad was an attempt at Asian fusion, but dressing unfortunately had no flavor. Dessert of Creme Brulee was OK, but a bitter taste from the crusty topping...we asked the waiter to pair the wine, it was bland!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food & Wine Vieux-Quebec
    MiekeVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    We were a party of 3 and this was our first visit to Le Pain Beni, although 2 live in Quebec they had ne ver heard of the restaurant. The menu has different food options with an a la carte option as well as table d'hote options. Interesting was that the restaurant offers also an option with 3 entrees in addition to the starter, main dish, desert & coffee one. The menu offered interesting combinations of meats with vegetables. All 3 dishes looked and tasted wonderful. Portions are big. The restaurant has en extensive wine list but prices are not exaggerated. Will come back to Le Pain Beni
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.