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Restaurant Le Continental
Restaurant Le Continental

Restaurant Le Continental Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantlecontinental.com
  • Phone: (418) 694-9995
  • 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 (418) 694-9995

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
Total Enjoyment
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Table side preparation, impeccable service...just what was expected"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great experience. Caesar Salad for two, prepared table side, was exceptional. You will love the dover sole. Service at its best."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was a great experience all around. Service, food, ambiance - all wonderful! Would go back at any time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place for special occasions. Good french food."
    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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "we really enjoyed our last night in quebec city at le continental. a classic restaurant with very good food and service!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The server prepare the food right next to us. We ordered a duck for two. It was a great experience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My wife and I recently enjoyed an excellent dinner at this restaurant while on a getaway in Old Quebec. Conveniently located right across the street from the Chateau Frontenac it was an easy walk over after a cocktail overlooking the river. An exceptional wine list and entertaining and extremely professional table-side service were a fitting compliment to the beautiful food. I enjoyed a great steak while my wife had the veal with fois gras. Both meals were fantastic. Expect to pay what is a healthy but fair price for your food and know that you will not be disappointed that you did as it is worth it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The staff is very friendly and accommodating. After our flight into Quebec City was delayed 3 times, we finally arrived very late, and we already had a late reservation at the restaurant (10pm). We called when we arrived at the airport shortly before 10 to see if they would still take us, which they did with no problem at all and encouraged us to still come. They appreciated we had flown in from The Bahamas and wanted to have our first meal there. Service was excellent, and food lived up to the hype - especially the table-side flambé. It was a beautiful experience, tasty and delicious. Their wine selection is also superb. We highly recommend the restaurant for the entire experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I are from Washington, DC. We celebrated our forty-fifth wedding anniversary in Old Quebec. We had dinner at Le Continental, and it did not dissappoint. The ambience, the service, the wine list, and the food were all superior. In fact, every facet of our experience exceeded our expectations. My wife had the Lobster Newburg, prepared table side. I had the Steamed Lobster. After a fantastic desert, we both had the Brazilan coffee, again prepared table side. The preparations alone are worth a visit to this wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Just spent Father's day at Le Continental. We ordered a number of flambed dishes. It was definitely food preparation that was very entertaining. All the dishes we ordered were fantastic. The person who prepared our dishes had over 37 years of experience so needless to say everything went flawlessly."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting Quebec to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Having been very disappointed with our evening in the restaurant at The Frontenac on our actual anniversary the night before, we were hoping for something more memorable, and we weren't disappointed. The food was fabulous and fun (mostly cooked table side) and the waiters were very charming. We finished with cherries flambé and great coffee. Definitely worth a return trip to Quebec."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "It is such a treat to still find a restaurant where you can "dress elegantly" and enjoy a romantic dinner! Old World charm. Unbelievable flaming entrees at table side. Super waiter. Thanks Alberto!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Nice decor. Told it was lobster season so we ordered the lobster. Mine was chewy and wouldn't order it again."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Finest flambe dishes (including desserts) in Quebec. But bring money with you."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Wanted to do Old Quebec and have a 'retro' French meal, with tableside service and white jackets, the whole works. Felt as though we got the bum's rush-in and out in less than 80 minutes, and a bill for $240 to boot. That's for two people, with tip. My onion soup is better than this was; the onions weren't caramelized properly. Ceasar salad for two was tasty, but a bit over-dressed. The lettuce was a little wilted, as it sat on the cart the whole time we were eating our soup. The chateaubriand was undercooked-ordered med rare, got very rare. Wasn't asked if the doneness was to our liking--he sliced it and served it. Mousse chocolat was okay. We split one order. All in all, we had wished (hoped) for much more for the money."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Everyone we talked to in Quebec had only good things to say when we mentioned we were dinning at Le Continental and our experience confirmed their endorsement. We arrived early and were seated upon arrival. They have a 3 course special which was nice... the food was spectacular and the surroundings quite nice. Would definitely recommend... Great location as well."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Flambé. A dying breed. Masterfully done here with great skill and pride. Done at your table increases the anticipation if what's to come. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "A dining experience not to forget! From the tableside Caesar salad and filet preparation to the flaming desert our dining experience will be long remembered. This is easily the best dining experience we have had in years."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Nous avons été déçus de notre souper de vendredi dernier au Continental, très belle atmosphère, mais le repas n'était pas à la hauteur de ce que le Continental nous a habitués au fil des ans. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The menu was extensive and varied. Plenty to choose from: meat dishes, fish and seafood. The restaurant has a selection of entrees that are prepared table side. I did pick one and was not disappointed. Our waiter engaged in conversation with us only if we spoke with him or asked him questions. It was not awkward having him there if we were just talking among ourselves. He was quite professional. The decor was very tasteful and obviously a top end restaurant. Great wine selection and don't hesitate to ask for info on the wines - they assist without making you feel like you don't know wines. With top notch service and excellent food it's an excellent choice."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Very friendly and no attitude when they figured out we spoke english. Great service and great food! I would return for sure! "
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I reserved for my husbands birthday dinner and WOW! It is not the first time that we dine there but each and every time it is an experience and what a "spectacle" for the "flambées". The service is impeccable and the manager comes and ask you if everything is OK. He asked me if it was for an occasion, which I said yes and specified what, he made sure that my husband gets a piece of cake with a candle on it and there was no singing (which was greatly appreciated) but was very discrete. I recommend this restaurant to everyone at least once."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was our third time eating at La Continental and it is always a treat. The food is fantastic and the staff is very attentive and helpful without being overbearing. Our waiter (Bruno) was particularly engaging in helping with selections and while preparing the tableside dinners. Truly this is a restaurant which is in the classic old French style and is a must do while in Quebec City."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner here on the last night of our QC long weekend. We decided to go out with a bang and save the best for last. It did not disappoint. The ambience was classy, with waiters in white jackets - who did the majority of the cooking tableside. You don't see much of that anymore. Our waiter was great, as were the other staff. The chateaubriand for two was delicious (although they served it with an onion gravy instead of béarnaise sauce). It was fairly expensive ($175 for the meal with a glass each of wine) but I didn't mind spending the money. Only complaint was the temperature of the vegetables. They were served on the plate while the meat finished cooking and got cold. They could have adjusted the timing a bit."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We loved the wonderful classic french food of this restaurant! The flambe duck was amazing! A must try if you visit Old Quebec City."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had one of the best meals of my life at Le Continental. The food was incredible and the service was delightful. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. As many other diners suggested, order at least one flambe dish. They are delicious and it's quite spectacular to watch."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant in the last 14 years approximately 28 times and it always is our most favorite."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great restaurant recommended by friends in Perth very near Fairmont Frontenac. Great Flambé experience. Wonderful food. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Great time had by all. The service made all the difference. Great location close to all the major hotels and attractions."
    Dined on 1/28/2014