Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.07mi
  3. Distance: 0.08mi
  4. Distance: 0.09mi
  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.07mi
  3. Distance: 0.08mi
  4. Distance: 0.09mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.07mi
  3. Distance: 0.08mi
  4. Distance: 0.09mi
  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.07mi
  3. Distance: 0.08mi
  4. Distance: 0.09mi

About 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.

26, rue St-Louis
Québec, QC G1R3Y9
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

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 (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (21)
See All
Good for a Date (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Authentic (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Sort by
S
845 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nous étions huit à table. Tous et chacun a eu un commentaire très positif à l'endroit de l'expérience. Comme si l'on se trouvait dans sa propre salle à manger... et à se faire servir grâce à une présence si discrète, mais un doigté si professionnel. En somme, ce fut l'apothéose de notre séjour de fin de semaine à Québec. Cela m'a rappelé le service de table du Downton Abbey.
Joseph

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Service the way it used to be.... class all the way. Want to feel special.... Continental is the way to go.... expensive, but McDonalds won't make you feel special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was and is intended to be a dining experience. Meals are prepared table-side by a skilled and experienced chef-waiter. Ambiance is formal, decor is upscale, and casual attire is acceptable......or jacket and tie if you prefer. The wine list is extensive with a low to high price points.

Our waiter-chef was a maestro with flambe preparation of entries and deserts - managing three tables with ease and making each table feel a personal touch throughout the 2 1/2 hour experience. It was fun!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 26, 2018

one of the worst restaurant i went. quality price very very poor. food not good. quality of food very very poor. pretentious server and atmosphere. inadequate comments from server. not even a happy birthday wish nor cake or drink from my wife's birthday

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed the escargot, caesar salad....made at the table, and shared the rack of lamb. I'm not sure how 1 person could have finished the lamb alone, as it included 6 chops.
Service was very professional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Exceptional evening all round. Fantastic specialized service. A great experience having your steak cooked at your table. Sebastian our main waiter/chef excelled at explaining the process of copper pot cooking with French sauces to make definitely one of the best steaks ever. Incredible wine list. Dessert to die for.
Formidable scotch menu.
Must return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very traditional, specializing in flambe dishes cooked at your table. Service was very attentive and friendly without being intrusive. This is very much a restaurant for romance and special occasions. I would not bring a 1st date or business associate unless I wanted to send the message that I'm filthy rich and old fashioned.
We very much enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

EXCEPTIONAL!!

We have dined at Le Continental on a number of occasions - every time it has been wonderful. On this trip, my wife's birthday, we were joined by friends from Dallas who had heard our praises of Le Continental. We were not disappointed. It was an exceptional evening from start to finish. Our waiter was knowledgeable of the extensive wine list and talented in table-side preparation of Caesar salad and flambé filet mignon. The beef was exquisite as was the halibut. I cannot say enough nice things about our evening at Le Continental. See you next January 2 for another birthday dinner.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

They still cook meats well but no consideration to dietary restrictions and they serve them with cafeteria style pre plated (looks like days ago) mashed potatos and green beans wrapped in soggy bacon. I don't eat pork, no one asked. No one cares. When I addressed this to the manager and the bacon on my plate, he said "oh you don't eat pork, good for you" and moved on.
The seared foie gras appetizer special was 40$, cold and served with soggy toast. What a shame and a waste of over 400$ for dinner for two.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We loved this restaurant! There is a large range of dishes available. My husband had the shrimp neuberg, which he thought was delicious and I had the sirloin with the mustard sauce. Both were cooked table side by our waiter, Matthew who was very accommodating, answering all our questions and made the experience that much more enjoyable. This is a great place to take your time to eat, and the atmosphere is outstanding and fun at the same time. The food was delicious and it was nice that the steak other dishes were accompanied by a side of vegetables and that everything was not ala carte. They did have sides available also, such as creamed spinach and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. My husband loved the onion soup, and I had the carrot soup which was also very good. The second time we had the lobster bisque which was not heavy and "sauce like" with too much heavy cream. We liked it so much the first time, that we came back again, which is something that we never normally never do and had the chateau briand. The meat was tender and cooked to perfection, the mushroom sauce was perfectly seasoned and did not overpower the meat. The wine menu had many different types of wines, in different price ranges, accommodating many tastes and price points. Both times a lovely meal. Very old school french with tableside cooking. The sugar pie dessert was just so delicious. Sweet, a little bit of crunch, just perfect. They also have some tableside made coffee drinks that looked delicious and was ordered twice by the table next to us. Everyone in the restaurant was having a great time, and the atmosphere was very jovial. The service was great and they do a great job of all of the little things that count, like refilling the water glasses, replacing the silver with each dish, not being intrusive and it was great fun to watch the others patrons having their dishes made as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great Experience! Food was Terrific! Matthew did a GREAT JOB!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Traditional "old school" French dining experience - Chateaubriand, mushroom sauce, vegetable medley, diced potatoes - all well prepared and very delicious. However, the waiter was snarky and his pacing of meal was poor. While sipping our pre-dinner cocktails, the salad arrived along with the bottle of wine we ordered for our meal. No time to enjoy each course. The entire meal was very rushed.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Over rated . Our waiter was a bit unfriendly . For the money that we paid the experience was poor and unpleasant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value1

 
 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went here over the Christmas holidays while we were on vacation in Quebec City. We were a little hesitant to come here because of the prices, but after our meal there were no regrets whatsoever.

We started with the French onion soup and the scallops and shrimp appetizers. The scallop was cooked to perfection and the broth was superb. The soup had a generous portion of cheese and a very tasty broth.

We then had the filet minion and the catch of the day. The filet was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. The gravy on it was also delicious.

We finished with the cherry jubilee dessert. It was good but it was not my personal favourite. Nothing wrong with the dish, but I apparently do not care for brandy.

The service here was exceptional! The waiters are all very attentive and are very willing to answer all of your questions.

If you can afford to eat here then it is an absolute necessity!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent. Superb service. When in Quebec City you must dine here. My friend said the table side cooking of her filet mignon was best & my Dover Sole was delectable. Dessert divine. Beautiful elegant & we NYC girls hard to impress. Far bette than overrated Chez Boulay which was mediocre. Le Continental was best restaurant in QC & service sublime as well as courteous. Formidable 🍽

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent. We had 3 dinners in QC, & Le Continental was easily the best. Champlain at Chateau Frontenac offers a more beautiful setting, but it doesn’t compare to Le Continental on food or service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal, I’ve travelled quite a bit and eaten in a fair few upscale restaurants. Le Continental is by far the best meal and dining experience I’ve had thus far. The food exquisite, the service impeccable, the ambience is that of a lost era where dining was an experience unto itself. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Seating was a little more cramped than I would like. They put soda water in my old fashioned, which is a faux pas! Otherwise, very enjoyable. We will be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Not very fashionable, but the food is good. Kind of homey even. Tried the snails with shells and veal with foie grad, the foie gras is heaven!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

restaurant qui a garde le cachet d'un restaurant des années 1960. Service empressé et impeccable, amabilité, menus modernisés mais on a gardé les repas «flambés, une spécialité. Cuisine délicieuse, fruits de mer impeccables. Bref une belle soirée . Dispendieux mais ca vaut le coup. Niveau sonore un peu élevé pour le style d'endroit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Restaurant haut de gamme avec un service hors pair et une cousine raffinée.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Amazing food and incredible service. Definitely recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Pricy but really worth it. Food is outstanding and comes with an excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 6, 2017

C’est vraiment le meilleur endroit pour apprécier un excellent repas! Je ne connais aucun autre endroit qui fasse des flambées!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 5, 2017

In a word, FABULOUS! The service and food was exceptional! Would highly recommend to couples or small parties of adults.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was a great experience and the food quality is even better than what we expected.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good service, but the food is nothing special. We ordered shrimp cocktail, French onion soup, and a salad to start, and we got salmon, flambé shrimp, and filet mignon for dinner. I never mind spending on a great meal, but nothing stood out here - the soup was good; the wine was probably the best thing on the menu, but not worth going for the wine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service de la part de tout le personnel ( et il y en a plusieurs) . Très bon repas quand même assez dispendieux mais ça vaut la peine d’expérimenter car on ne retrouve plus ce type de restaurant où les serveurs préparent et flambent le repas à votre table.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We recently went to Quebec City for a getaway weekend and ate here at Le Continental from the moment we arrived we felt very welcome we didn’t love our first table (lovely but upstairs away from action) and they moved us to a great table in the main restaurant the drinks food wine and service was all superb out waiter and I would say apprentice service were amazing they really made a Saturday night feel like a special evening will definitely go back whenever we get back up there!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our family of five, including 10-year-old twins, enjoyed a special dinner here. The food was excellent, and our waiter was very attentive. We had a wonderful experience and look forward to returning next summer when we visit Quebec again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Second time to Le Continental... the food and service were still as good as the first time.... is my boyfriend’s first time here and before we arrive I told him the price range for this place, he kinda complain why are we eating so fancy, but before we even started on our meal, just looking at our waiter/chef cooking in front of us, he is already saying we will come back next year

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a great establishment in Quebec Cirt that you would not want to be missed. Don't forget to get Brazilian/Spanish/Irish coffee to finish off the meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service and food!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a great experience. Our waiter / chef was amazing.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Such a wonderful table side experience. Matthew is a pro and made our evening and first visit extra special. We will be back and I fully recommend that everyone go at least once for this dining experience that you can't find anywhere else. Everything is of the highest quality

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always relaxing, excellent service amazing food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Anniversary. Food was beyond expectations. We enjoyed the table de hotel menu. $64 each. A beautiful assortment of foods and an amazing value. Out thanks to Michael and everyone who made our day so special.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was hands down the nicest resturant I have been to. The food was amazing and well as the service
Our server Michael prepared the food tableside. This is one to remember

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere. We felt quite at home and the staff welcomed us without being intrusive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and wine selection. One of the best restaurantes lately. Old fashion dishes with out stand Ing ingredientes

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.