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About 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.

26, rue St-Louis
Québec, QC G1R3Y9
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Cross Street:
Des Jardins

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(418) 694-9995

Website:
http://www.restaurantlecontinental.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available at all times at no extra cost.

Executive Chef:
Marc-André Bernier

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

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Restaurant Le Continental Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Romantic (29)
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Good for a Date (28)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Authentic (18)
Business Meals (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (11)
Tasting Menu (7)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Casual (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It's amazing restaurant, food is unbelievable great, service is excellent . Great experience over all . Next time in Quebec it will be my first choice again. Thank you to the CHEF.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I would not dream of visiting Quebec City without eating dinner here. The food is outstanding! Expect to pay top dollar for food and beverages but on occasion it is truly worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Outstanding meal with great food, service and ambiance. My husband and I ate here with our daughter during our trip to Quebec City. We were staying at the Chateau Frontenac, so it was an easy walk to the restaurant. The waiter was so friendly, professional and seamlessly multitasked a number of meals throughout the evening. They were also great at accommodating our daughter and made pasta with cheese sauce and chicken for her (even that was incredible!). Highly recommend making plans for a nice dinner here while you are in Quebec City!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great proximity to the Chateau Frontenac but sadly did not live up to expectations. Steak was overdone and veal was slightly tough. No recognition of 40th Anniversary such as small desert or even recognition by staff, even though it was in the booking. Too many different people serving the table, no consistency with drink orders, etc. The noise level was mostly staff moving about and discussing cleaning tables, should be quiet and seamless. Could be lovely but needs some serious attention to detail and service which is expected in this price range.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Fantastic excellent, Wow everyone loved it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

This restaurant does Old School French dining really well. Salads dressed at your table. Entrecote and sauce prepared in front of you. It's not just show. Everything came out perfect. Waiters are old school as well. Not overly friendly but precisely competent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

This was our fav in Quebec City...in fact, we went for a second meal. Everything was perfect and delicious!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

super, un incontournable, un repas succulent, un service hors pair, c'est parfait !!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Greeting was neither warm nor friendly. Shown to a bad table even though there were others available. Service was condescending. Food marginal. If they have to put salt & pepper on the table and then ask you if you want ground pepper, then either your chef doesn't season properly or your clientele doesn't trust the chef. I would not recommend this establishment.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Thanks to the maitre d' for changing my table when we arrived. This made our dining experience much more enjoyable for me.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Impeccable environment, really liked the place. To anyone who interests, they have valet parking, just give then your keys they will do the rest. Strongly recommand their fillet mignon, especially If you into steaks!!!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent service, personnel chaleureux et accueillant! Nous y sommes allés vendredi soir et y sommes retournés le lundi! Excellente cuisine et très bon menu et choix de vin! Nous le recommandons et nous y retournerons éventuellement! ❤️😊

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We wanted to visit a classic French restaurant during our stay in Quebec City. We were not disappointed with Le Continental. We started with the Caesar Salad for two made table side. It was the best Caesar of my life. We both followed with the lobster bisque, which was deliciously flavored, rich, with tender lobster meat; and then we shared the snails - which were to die for!!!
For our main courses, I enjoyed the crab legs and they were incredible. The meat was so tender and fresh. My husband had the veal, and he said it was a delicious cut and cooked to perfection. For dessert I had the creme brulee, which was beautifully cooked and delicately flavored. For drinks, we started with the gimlet and an old fashioned. The gimlet was perfection! With dinner we had a Chateau Margeaux and finished with the 20 year old Tawny Port. It was an excellent dining experience, and I would be so pleased to get to go there again in the future. I will always remember my evening there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Delicious. We had caesar salad, which was made table side and which was delicious, salmon, which was done perfectly, and steak, which was flamed. The entire meal was truly wonderful and tasty. Our chef was terrific. But the Saint Honore for dessert was unbelievable and outstanding--a true french dessert and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The most overrated meal I have experienced. This is the epitome of a tourist trap.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Deliciosa experiencia, con personal altamente calificado que proporcionan sabores inolvidables ...

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Amazing dinner experience!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Classic food, excellent wait staff. Our head waiter was a total pro and a lot of fun. The food was excellent. Love this place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We were seated right beside the worker's caddie, spoon , forks, pepper.. could hear all of their conversations , more than our own. Had to ask for everything , water, bread... everyone else had been promptly taken care of.. Just not impressed as we were returning customers, once a year we loved this restaurant, just not this year, especially for the price

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent service and food. Filet Mignon was incredible.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

It was a beautiful restaurant, so when we arrived and started our, we looked forward to a memorable evening for my husband's birthday. . However, we were very disappointed. It took over an hour to get our food and then after a long wait my husband's order came our way too rare. My fish and accompanying sauce were tasteless and we sent that back as well. For a renowned restaurant, it should do much better than that. We felt extremely disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great restaurant for upscale French dining. Lots of table side preparation, attentive service. Reservations a must.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Incredible location, service and food! A must do in Quebec City in my opinion. My girlfriend and I went on a week long trip to Quebec City and Montreal, and this was easily our favorite meal! Superb!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had an excellent evening at Le Continental. As many have already reviewed, this was old fashioned French cooking at its best. Highly recommend the flambe dishes as they are cooked in front of you. The Caesar salad, onion soup and lamb shops were excellent - and you have to end with the cherries jubilee!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful experience at Restaurant Le Continental. We came here while on vacation on my son's birthday. Our server went completely out of his way to make us feel welcome and to make our night special. My other son is 11 years old and is quite picky. However, the server gave us many choices for him to choose from. It is a very formal, fine restaurant; nevertheless, everyone made our family feel welcome and was very accommodating to young children. We saw many families dining around us as well. In addition, the food was outrageously good! I highly recommend this restaurant- fantastic!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Absolutely stellar experience. From the Tuna Tartare to the Flambé fillet mignon en boîte. That experience should not be missed! Tender, succulent beef. Never had anything like it! Rack of lamb Victoria was a thing of beauty. Service just impeccable. Classy, classy place.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Second visit. See you again later! Last time was for my birthday. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Mal servicio , cocina muy lenta y muy caro pára lo que es

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

every aspect of this restaurant was exceptional. the food and service were just a wonderful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Fantastic dinner with wonderful service by Alain.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent meal and ambience a very special evening. One of the best!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We had a memorable experience at Le Continental, and felt special from the moment we walked in the door. The food was delicious and all of the staff worked tirelessly to insure that we had a great time, and that our food was prepared well. Must try when in Quebec City!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on August 1, 2017

It was everything I expected it to be. The tableside cooking was beautiful and expertly done. The filet mignon melted it my mouth, and the wine list was very extensive. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

One of the best restaurant in Quebec city
Food :excellent, service: excellent, ambiance: funny .

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Good ambience and service, but the food (veal) such be better. Very expensive.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

We were new to the city and were looking for a fine dining experience to commemorate our lovely weekend and Le Continental was perfect! We made our reservation online a few hours in advance and were greeted by a very professional young man. We ate from the table d'hôte menu and our three course meal was incredible. The portions were very generous; my wife and I shared the canard à l'orange (for 2), and we had a hard time finishing it all. Our server and table side chef was very experienced and made our visit very memorable! This was the highlight of our entire weekend and was well worth the money!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

What a treat to find a restaurant where conversation is easy and noise is minimal. We loved the old-fashioned service and the French menu. Our meal was delicious. We were reminded of San Francisco dinners in our courting days in the early '60s.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always consistently Excellent!!
A little expensive but you get what you pay for!! Best upscale restaurant in Quebec City!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Good old fashioned service. Quality food
Worth the price

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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