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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Restaurant Le Continental reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (81)special occasion (80)fit for foodies (50)notable wine list (43)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (13)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Superb service, cant go wrong here
    BRVFVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful menu with many choices, but the piece-de-resistance is the flambe. Prepared table side, the aromas and the flames are a very fun way to have a classic dinner. Its not cheezy in any way, simply elegant and smart. The service, perfectly bilingual, is among the best you will find in any large city. The servers are pros and interact well with the guests. This restaurant is on par with any 5-star restaurant in NYC or elsewhere, but its not trying reinvent flavors with modernized infusions. Just classic preparations with top ingredients done well. Great location near Frontenac. Dessert did not disappoint. Go here for a great meal, superior service and a classic dining experience en Quebec
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Piouaille
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was great, the table service excellent. They have small rooms for family with kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dinning
    TarTare
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everyone under the age of forty no fifty should avail themselves of what Restaurant Le Continental does. Restaurant Le Continental is fine dinning at its purest senesce I have not seen service on their level for over thirty years. In short what they do is a bygone art form. If you enjoy dinning then experience the best.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost Reservation??
    Cruiser2013
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    After arriving at the restaurant, our reservation couldn't be found (special occasion). Was told they "no longer dealt with Open Table." After dinner, I asked the Maitre'd (different person than the gentleman that seated us) how they could "loose" our reservation. He informed me that they didn't, and he had the reservation and knew it was a special occasion. It must have dawned on him nothing had been offered to us for the special occasion so he offered us drinks in the bar while we were leaving. We already requested our car (valet) and it was a "little late" to compensate us. All in all, we were disappointed in how we were handled. If the Maitre d' is unavailable, perhaps they should have someone at the door who knows what they're doing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around!
    Richard
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Booked based on the reviews on Open Table and we were not disappointed. My wife and Zi both had the Filet Flambé which was the house special. Cooked right at out table to perfection! We will definitely go back next time we are in Old Quebec.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Waingaru
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went for our anniversary and were thoroughly entertained by the staff as they prepared our dessert of crepe suzette and Brazilian coffees at the table. The food was a taste delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner
    GimpyBoy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Quebec City is a romantic place to begin with and this place just tops it off. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • booka
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Ambiance and service were excellent. Food was disappointing. Two of us had duck-sauce was good but duck tasted dry and old.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Walesk
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner, food was excellent, flawless service would definitely go back when in Quebec. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School, Overpriced
    CCCC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant is nicely decorated in classic style. The staff is quietly pushy; I asked several questions and he pushed me to an order which didn't meet the description he gave me. The food is fine if you are still comfortable with mashed potatoes, a piece of steamed cauliflower, etc. I thought that the pricing was quite high given the food presented. If you aren't a sophisticated consumer of French food, you will have a lovely experience. And, if you give the waiter a wine price point he will double it and make you feel as though you are a rube if you don't agree. The food was fine - it was just double the price point in terms of what it was worth.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant Service
    DAHNH
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The staff does a tremendous job. Nice to see this level of service in today's world
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent food as I have always found. However as a solitary non French speaking diner, I was nearly totally ignored for prolonged discussions with customers at tables with multiple diners. I had to ask for things such as freshly ground pepper, and water.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My wife and I are frequent travelers and eat out extensively. Our meal at The Continental stands out as a memorable experience. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfull dinner
    luvgoodfood
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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
    Kellyrella
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fell short of fantastic by a lot!
    Mariposajt
    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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    • 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
    Younks
    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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    • 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
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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
    FromYYZ
    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.
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    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
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    • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate