Restaurant Le Continental
Restaurant Le Continental

Restaurant Le Continental

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantlecontinental.com/
  • Phone: 4186949995
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Marc-André Bernier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two private dining rooms:
    Le Grand Salon: Private dining room for a maximum of 36 people.
    Le Petit Salon: Private dining room for a maximum of 8 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Mathieu Pettigrew 4186949995

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Des Jardins
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at all times at no extra cost.
A word from Restaurant Le Continental
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In the gourmet world of Le Continental, traditional cuisine is classical. Enjoy the perfect service, the great flambéed dishes that pay tribute to the delicious French cuisine. The Continental's wine cellar is most impressive with its board of famous selection of French, Italian and American wines. It offers a choice of more than five thousand bottles, four hundred different varieties from Grands Crus classés to affordable prices.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Restaurant Le Continental reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)romantic (67)fit for foodies (38)notable wine list (35)neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (9)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Chow
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Fabulous flaming dishes by outstanding career professional waiters. Very close to the Chateau Frontenac at the heart of the magnificent old town. This was better than the meal we had at the Tour d'Argent in Paris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfull dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Enjoyed our 25th wedding anniversary dinner. The way the food was cooked right beside your table was beautiful. Everyone around us took pictures of their food while it was being prepared and after it was served. If you are spending a few nights in old Quebec city then you must experience this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Finally a classic restaurant that lives up to its reviews. We were promptly greeted and seated by the Maître d' in the elegantly appointed surroundings. Our waiter was charming but very professional. His 19 years with the restaurant shone through his knowledge of the wine list and menu. Every course was excellent but the table side filet mignon was the highlight - very flavourful and tender. We. The pheasant with wild berry sauce matched well with the goat cheese salad. The all male wait staff were very attentive throughout and the pace of the meal was perfect. One of our most pleasant dining experiences. It's pricey but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate here twice in 4 days !
    Cowboy777VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Tremendous Flambes done at the table! Steaks, lobster, sole from Holland all done to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Flambes
    Cowboy777VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went twice in five days! Food was outstanding! Great service and the Flambes out of this world! Woul go back anytime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Understaffed evidently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Unfortunately our waitstaff had little time for us. We wanted to ask about the menu, some suggestions for wine, etc... We were unable to get anyone's attn for more than a few seconds. We asked for a recommendation and were told "steak and Caesar salad" as our waiter walked away from our table before we were able to respond. When we did give our order, our new waiter (a different waiter) walked away before we finished our order so we never got a salad. We didn't get wine because we didn't have a wine list or anyone to ask about it. We felt immediately rushed, and like we were a bother. Without wine or salad we still spent over $250. The food was ok. The whole experience left us underwhelmed. We went there because of the rave reviews.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fell short of fantastic by a lot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sophisticated and elegant place! The food varied from so-so to excellent. An example of the former was the so-called Caesar Salad for two ($32!)which had bacon bits, soft lettuce, and no anchovies. Though it was prepared at our table and portended to be special, it did not at all meet our expectations! However, my husband ordered the Steak au poivre which was superb and I had the rack of lamb which equally rose to the occasion. I would have preferred less of a rich sauce so that I could savor the meat by itself. The onion soup was very good but the desserts were just OK. Great wine, though! Finally, the service was a bit pretentious (plus our waiter seemed bored with us) and my husband had to wait 30 minutes to get his Port!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Best Restaurant in Old Quebec
    KevinS
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Truly a superb restaurant with excellent service and fantastic food. Even though the guests could dress from casual to formal, the staff is dressed like you would expect in a top tier restaurant. Staff was helpful and on top of everything from refilling the wine to refilling the bread when one type of the bread choices were gone. Wife loved the leek soup and veal medallions and my onion soup and rack of lamb was really outstanding. Mousse was presented very well and it was absolutely delicious. Nice wine choices (we had a Chateauneuf du Pape that was excellent). Enjoyed watching the tableside presentations of different dishes. Would definitely return if we visit QC again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good show, great service
    Foodie36
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    If you enjoy the flambé show, great service and mediocre food, this restaurant is for you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wich desappointement....
    DGIDGIBLUE
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I mention you what we have to try to eat as appetizer....one seized shrimp and scallop.... then 2 small shrimps and a SINGLE scallop ridiculous portion, and for my friend a puff pastry of mushrooms with his cream it was a presentation without research, that looked like a * poutine * and now, what to say about the main course? Mine was a rack of lamb I asked rosé wich I received weel done, and can be even warmed I think.... who knows ?( They did not charge for this plate ) My friend? unfortunately a too much cooked a Sole of Douvres. ..a real deception... Really the Continental is not anymore up to his reputation . It is a pity and it is pay very high price to eat such dishes there... SORRY
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Everything for my wife and I on our 25th anniversary was excellent; from making our reservation to the special coffee at the end of the evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Lu2Travel
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Can not wait to go back. The ChâteauBriand for two was incredible. The tableside Caesar's salad with their own special recipe was the best I have ever had. The service was impeccable and the meal was a dining experience I'll never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tradition captured
    QClover
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant is a gem, from the moment you enter to your goodbye. It personifies excellence with thoroughly experienced staff, table side preparation of salads, flambes etc. We never waited for anything. We were made so welcome and enjoyed good conversation with the head waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was good but not exceptional for the price. With flambees at several tables the room became rather smoky.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 40th Anniversary Dinner
    Candy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We honeymooned in the city of Quebec decades ago. We were young and did not consider ourselves gourmet. We were so impressed by the French cuisine! We wondered if we would be so impressed at this point in our lives, after world travel, years of cooking and dining in fine restaurants. We are happy to report that the traditional Continental cuisine at Restaurant Le Continental is still world class! Service is friendly but not intrusive. The restaurant is located a few steps form the Chateau Frontenac and the Dufferin Terrace in Old Quebec. Prices were reasonable for the dishes we chose. The wine list is not hideously marked up but contains some nice selections for pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great diner in an outstanding place
    HRPro
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Outstanding service throughout the entire diner. Food was well prepared table side. Entrée and main course were of the highest quality and presented admirably
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Overpriced with rude and rushed service. Food and wine were unimpressive and table side service seemed to made the already busy weekend staff more stressed and less attentive. We almost left after being seated in a noisy area near the server station and our first waiter who barely acknowledged us rudely was in a hurry to get our order, but the manager was apologetic offered us another quieter table and as it was late and we were tired, we agreed. Our second server was more professional so Kudos for trying but there are so many great restaurants in QC I would avoid the majority on St. Louis which just seem to be tourist traps. Should have known when our hotel concierge didn't even know the restaurant when we were confirming directions.
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  • Must do for a special evening!
    BAphila
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My mom and I ate at the continental for our last night in Quebec City. I would highly recommend ordering off of their flambé menu as it is cooked table side. The Cesar salad was fantastic (also table side). Great place for a fun evening and experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JackVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    If you like old school French, you will love this place. It is old standards very well done. Tableside service is something you don't see anymore and it is a nice treat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb experience
    Steve
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The menu is excellent, and t he servers are friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. My wife had a table-side flamed filet mignon she is still talking about four days later. I had sweetbreads that I loved, but frankly I ordered them because I haven't been anywhere in perhaps 15 years with sweetbreads on the menu, so I can only rate them against a vague memory. But, I loved them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jojo27
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Menu varié. Déçue quand à la salade césear. Rien de revisité. Les plats ressemblent à ceux de bons restaurants dans le années 1990.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Reajas
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Table side cooking. Filet Mignon Flambé was the best.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    katydid
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were visiting Quebec on a vacation and were excited to try Le Continental after all the wonderful reviews. However, it was a very underwhelming experience. My sister-in-law and I are "foodies" and we tried dishes from the prix fixe to try an assortment. The appetizer was good, but the other dishes were bland and nothing unique. I had the pork, and while I had an excellent cut of meat, there was just no flavor to it. I ordered a house white wine and that was also disappointing. It was cool to see the waiters cook table side for other guests, but without that experience, it was simply an expensive disappointment. The other downer was that our head waiter was sarcastic, and most of his "jokes" didn't really go over well with us.
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  • Classic
    ChiefVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Table side preparation, impeccable service...just what was expected
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quebec's best is now our best!
    NFHU
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Le Continental served us the best dinner we have ever had. Having salad greens and beef tenderloin prepared at the table by the superbly trained wait staff, observing ingredients and cooking method first-hand was a treat to savor as well as the meal itself. Words begin to fail to truly describe just how great this was, and mom, wife and I will never forget it. Le Continental has raised the bar to a new height.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    suzaco
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The ambiance and décor is beautiful. Many of the menu selections are prepared and cooked at your table. I was worried that our very young (possibly lacking experience) waiter might be overcooking my husband's filet mignon and upon serving it, I was right. Thank God it's a tender piece of meat. My seafood platter sounded like heaven, but had a drab and colorless presentation. The dish was lukewarm, the lobster tail was rubbery (overcooked or previously frozen)? and I found a hair wrapped around my last shrimp. Too late, the meal was already eaten, so the waiter offered me a free cocktail, but at that point, I just wanted to leave.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One to Keep Forever
    willrich
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great experience. Caesar Salad for two, prepared table side, was exceptional. You will love the dover sole. Service at its best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED IT!!
    LuvtoEat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I were visiting from Toronto and went to Le Continental for our 1st wedding anniversary. This was our first Flambé experience. Our server/cook was very friendly and explained to us the whole cooking process. The service was amazing, and the staff looked like they enjoy their job. My husband got Flambé peppercorn sirloin and I got the Flambé shrimps with Whisky. I LOVED my dish, and my husband enjoyed his steak. We had booked the restaurant through opentable, and under the comments I had mentioned we were celebrating our first anniversary. The restaurant was so attentive that they surprised us with a piece of cake and candle, which was totally unexpected. We had a great time, and we would go back in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was a great experience all around. Service, food, ambiance - all wonderful! Would go back at any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • QC's LeContinental
    NewingtonFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    If in Quebec city you should make plans to dine here..simply outstanding. Great food and attentive service. Can't miss the opportunity to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    luvtotravel
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The meal was wonderful. I had the best glass of Burgundy that I have had in 20 years. They were very prompt and accommodating with all of our requests before, during and after dinner. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Premium Prices, POOR service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Early 5:45 pm reservation provided good service & table side prep as advertised. HOWEVER, after 2 hours of dining, my wife & I were ignored for over 25 minutes. Lookout for when they become busy!! Service disappears! We were getting ready to order dessert & coffee & Sauternes, but simply chose for our "check please". Too bad that our high expectations accompanied with high prices crashed & burned. Ordered premium Bordeaux off high-priced wine list in advance so that they could decant. They DID NOT decant in advance like I asked. Highlights: Table prepared Caesar for two was excellent. Deer & filet mignon prepared nicely. Foie Gras was just Ok - have had much better in other restaurants. This was the first AND LAST TIME we will eat here.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal on trip
    phillyflygirl202
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    If you love dining at its old fashioned best, this is your restaurant! My husband and I enjoyed a quiet, relaxing evening with our delicious and generously cut beef cooked table side after our white jacketed waiter prepared our Caesar salad also at our table. He was marvelous at suggesting a great wine too. Dessert was heavenly and such a nice respite from a long day of travel. So glad to see that such dining opportunities still exist.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Meal!
    kkar
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was our one "splurge" dinner on our recent trip to Quebec and Le Continental did not disappoint! Classic tableside flambe' dishes prepared by waiters in white jackets. We chose the Caesar salad and chateaubriand for two, and of course crepes for dessert. All were cooked to perfection. Pricey but worth it. This is a perfect spot for a romantic or special occasion dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice private room
    Evey
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great location especially if you're staying at the Chateau. Steak overcooked even when advised specifically what colour centre will be. Service ok. Private room (the one without a window) was a little stuffy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great place for special occasions. Good french food.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty bad experience
    violetwoodwawaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Ordered onion soup and veal tenderloin for my dinner. The moment I was served the soup, I felt it looked wrong. As far as I understand, the color of onion soup is supposed to be dark brown. But it looked like the color of regular chicken/beef stock.They seemed used toast instead of french baguette in the soup. Plus I didn't taste any red wine in the soup. What was more ridiculous is that when I asked my server about my veal tenderloin which tasted very dry to me (I ordered medium and it seemed like medium-well), he replied that "YES. This is medium. Do you want to ADD MORE SAUCES if you feel this is dry?? I am pretty sure this is not a right way to handle a matter like this.
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  • fantastic restaurant
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    we really enjoyed our last night in quebec city at le continental. a classic restaurant with very good food and service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Went for a late lunch. The ambience was most pleasant with background jazz piano recording. Al. The wait staff whether serving me or others were very pleasant, giving prompt but not intrusive service. The food was excellent, good visual presentation and appropriate portions. I will definitely return on my next visit to Quebec City.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Totally over cooked our steak (we asked for medium and it came WELL done). The fish had no seasoning. Worst expensive dinner we've ever had. Totally overrated.
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