Bistro le SAM - Fairmont Château Frontenac
Ginger and Cashew Roasted Tempeh
Grilled sunflower purée, sauted season veggies
Vegetarian patty, sliced tomatoes, mixed greens, crunchy vegetables and yogurt ranch sauce
St. Lawrence Seafood Stuffed Baked Shell
Scallops, crab, lobster, Nordic shrimps, cod, cream sauce, mashed potatoes and crunchy veggies salad
Not our first visit and certainly not our last.
We love the vibe, the food, the drinks and the service.
Food and service was excellent!
The delicious diner and views were the perfect way to relax at the end of a long day of travel. Our waiter was fantastic and made a special effort to take good care of our daughters, ages 12 and 5. Bistro le Sam was no small part of our overall special experience at the Frontenac.
Recommended when in Quebec City. Located in the Chateau Frontenac Fairmont hotel, walking in and through this majestic property is an experience in itself. Views of the waterway and view of the neighboring city Levis. We were 4 adults and 2 children and we enjoyed the experience.
Amazing table overlooking the water. Beautiful view and great service!
Valentine's day dinner was delightful and extremely delicious. Seating at a window seat with a beautiful view and the multi course special meal were a treat that far surpassed our expectations. We'll be back for sure and thank you all very much!
What a wonderful way to start our holiday! Fantastic table, meal, and service! Thank you!
I love that restaurant. We had a nice view of St-Lauwrence River. The food is great.
We were lucky enough to dine twice at Bistro le Sam during our stay in Quebec City. First, we had a scrumptious dinner on Saturday evening after we arrived at the Chateau. From the before dinner drinks to the coffee and Bûche de Noël (and everything in between) Bistro le Sam did not disappoint. In addition to the delicious cuisine, the service was outstanding and the view overlooking the St. Lawrence was beautiful. A wonderful way to begin our holiday! We ended up stopping in for lunch the following day and the wild mushroom soup and cheese board complimented with a Quebec Riesling was the perfect start to our day of sightseeing and window shopping. Can’t say enough!
Had 6:15 reservations but waited 15+ minutes to be seated. But then we’re seated at perfect window table with view up the river. Attentive service, great food, wonderful spot for a night out with friends. Also, before dinner we had drinks at the Frontenac bar next door where we had lovely service from a friendly & helpful young bartender.
Well cooked food and tasted very good. Helpful and friendly staff.
Good entry level for a visit to the city, excellent views, excellent service, good ambiance and low noise lets you carry a conversation. Food too salty (for me) and small portions, but we ate everything. Alcohol way overpriced, 2.2-times the cost to the public at a liquor store (SAAQ in this province), which lowers the overall value of this restaurant. In spite of the critiques, we had a good time, and recommend the place.
Lovely meal great ambience overlooking St Lawrence river, attentive waitress short wait on wine but overall very good
Pour une première visite et bien que, normalement, nous trouvons que le type bistro soit assez bruyant, nous n'avons pas été dérangé par le bruit. Un endroit où nous avons bien mangé, où le personnel était souriant et qui mérite d'être découvert par tous!
Michael was a fantastic waiter. The drinks were great. Food good but not memorable except the French Onion Soup which was very good.
Wonderful location. Service fine. Food average. Over priced.
On a passé une excellente soirée dans ce resto, le menu enfant est gratuit. Personnel très attentionné...
Excellent food and drinks!
Wonderful meal. Great food. Great service. Great view. A bit more relaxed than the more upscale sister restaurant next door and more to my liking. Ask for a table by the windows and you can watch ships and ferries go by on the river and pedestrians walking along the boardwalk below.
Awesome food with an amazing view. The service was just fabulous.
Our waiter, David, was exceptional, as was our meal. Crab cakes, Caesar salad, onion rings, for lunch what more could one ask for? Oh, and an amazing view. Perfect!
Duck confit wings were excellent! Burger was nothing special. In fact it was dry. Did not come with mayo/mustard and arugula as described on menu.
From the moment you walk into the restaurant, you know you made the perfect choice. Food, service, ambience were fabulous!
I love this restaurant! We went two years in a row for our wedding anniversary and we always get a nice table with a view on the Terrasse Dufferin, the service is really good, the atmosphere is quiet and the food is simply delicious! Planning to go back again next year!
El servicio excelente! Michael el mesero es el mejor! La comida es simplemente deliciosa! La vista... uff privilegiada. Tienen una cava muy completa. Nos gusto mucho el restaurante
Le SAM was outstanding! We were greeted pleasantly upon our arrival and seated at a table with a beautiful view. Our waitress went above and beyond when she offered to go to the restaurant next door to get an item le SAM didn't have on the menu. The food was so delicious! This is number one on our list to return to.
Beautiful restaurant right above the St. Lawrence river.
Belle ambiance, vue superbe sur le St-Laurent.
Un peu onéreux pour un lunch du midi , mais bon....on est au Château Frontenac.
Great service from Hughes. The food was very good
The servers were really nice and professional. The food and presentation were great too. However, the overall experience was not excellent. The menu, tables and glasses are obviously not maintained so it reduces the value of what is supposedly a high end experience.
We had a wonderful lunch here last week and enjoyed the view and the whole experience. We made reservations with Open Table and were seated within 5 minutes. The menu is perfect for lunch. I enjoyed shrimp and my husband had a fish and chips entree. The bread served with the meal was also very tasty.
The restaurant was busy and we had terrific service from our waiter. He was very attentive and helpful. The atmosphere is upscale and trendy. I like the restaurant furnishings and the bar was quite attractive. A great place to eat.
Hostess quickly accommodated a request to be seated a half hour early. Waiter Marc was exceptional as was the view from a window table. The food, especially the fish special, was wonderfully prepared and presented and the cost very reasonable for excellent quality.
Absolutely outstanding meal and service. A beautiful restaurant. It was especially nice that they had gluten free dinner rolls which my wife said were the best she had ever had. Great experience.
My boyfriend and I had an incredible dinner at Bistro Le Sam while on vacation. The food, service, and view were outstanding! We highly recommend eating here if you have a chance!
Food and service were both excellent. Would highly recommend as a place to have dinner if you are in Quebec.
We went back a second night because we enjoyed our dinner so much. We had outstanding service, amazing appetizers, dinner and dessert. They even accommodated our picky daughter. We also enjoyed the speciality cocktails.
Top 10 Charcuterie boards I've ever had but the service was awkwardly slow. A soup came out stone cold and was sent back. The manager came over and offered a drink on the house but still charged for it. All in all lots of potential but the service was so bad, we would not go back.
On vacation with my daughter, we had dinner here our first night. I’d eaten here 3 years ago and it was even better than I remembered. We are both vegetarians and the options were impressive. The veggie burger is delicious and the ginger-cashew tempeh was amazing. From the White Cosmo cocktail to the Honey Crème Brûlée, everything was perfect. My coffee came with freshly steamed milk! The service was perfect, the views are breathtaking. Cannot say enough.
Bistro le SAM - Fairmont Château Frontenac is rated 4.4 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.