About Le Pain Béni
Historic setting, contemporary table
Located in the stone walls of an historic Quebec heritage home, close to the Château Frontenac, a restaurant with timeless and elegant decor and an inventive menu: Le Pain Béni
Fusion / Eclectic, French / Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Dinner: tuesday - saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
rue du Trésor
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Wine
Le Pain Béni Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is no longer called Le P ...
This restaurant is no longer called Le Pain Beni. It is now Chez Jules and has a very diffent menu. The decor although apparently new is jarring - in a sea of neutral tiles, the upholstery is a loud very red vinyl. If it had been in velvet, it would have brought a bordello to mind. The food was okay. The fries and desserts - chocolate mousse and creme brûlée -were quite good.
Great atmosphere,friendly, very accommodating
Great atmosphere, friendly, welcoming waiter and staff. Very accommodating, and helpful with our lacking French words. Great service, there to help when needed. Nice location, unique and ambient decor, lighting and music, amazingly delicious food and desert! Great wine and beverage selection.
Good food; great service.
Enjoyed a very nice meal here with my wife. I would definitely recommend; excellent food and a vibrant (somewhat noisy) atmosphere. Great service.
Food is amazing, presentation is impecca ...
Food is amazing, presentation is impeccable, and my seafood casserole has really good flavour and consistency especially with the white wine I had. Dessert looks amazing, but a bit too minty for my taste, the strawberry sorbet, mint jelly, everywhere...
Onion soup and bruschetta was extraordin ...
Onion soup and bruschetta was extraordinary. Bread pudding is like none other. Pizza was also quite good.
The food was delicious, atmosphere very nice, wait staff knowledgeable and friendly. Overall a wonderful place for dinner. Would highly recommend when looking for a restaurant in Quebec City.
The food exceeded our expectations, but what made the experience outstanding was the level and quality of service, the friendly, non-intrusive banter and the willingness of the server to make suggestions and share his knowledge with us. For a restaurant located in a busy tourist spot within the old city we were pleasantly surprised with the attention to detail and quality the evening overall.
Great Food without Portentousness
I went there with my wife while visiting Quebec City. The restaurants is a low keyed bistro and has a nice patio. Most importantly, they serve one of my favorite dishes – Foie Gras. The dishes are the chef innovation and the Foie Gras was served with soft boil egg in a bread bowl, liver mousse and bacon jam – an amazing combination. For the main course I had the Atlantic Halibut - another amazing dish. My wife had the roasted chicken loaf and it was excellent. Don’t miss Le Pain Béni when you are in Quebec City.
Excellent location, pleasant atmosphere, excellent staff. However, food over complicated in presentation at expense of quantity of main ingredient. Appears to be catering to a price point rather than good food.
Lovely restaurant deserves its excellent rating!
We selected Le Pain Beni because of its excellent ratings by most previous diners on TripAdvisor. We had a delightful, delicious meal from a creative menu, thoughtfully presented and served by a friendly attentive waiter. We enjoyed the outside seating bordered by pots of flowers to provide some privacy and distance from the walking crowd, musicians and artists on Rue St. Anne. It was a great find!
Our family of four had a wonderful dinne ...
Our family of four had a wonderful dinner here at Le Pain Béni! It was our first meal in QC. The restaurant has a very nice ambience with both indoor and outdoor seating. Both of our daughters are allergic to nuts, and our server was very attentive to their needs. It was also one of our daughter's 13th birthday, and she was able to enjoy a delicious flourless and nut free chocolate cake adorned with a sparkler! Merci!
The steak, chicken loaf and the fish are ...
The steak, chicken loaf and the fish are all well cooked. Quite fancy and contemporary. Many new stuff has been added to the menu from opentable and the price has rised a little bit.
Deer burger was amazing!!! We sat outside ate under the chandelier and enjoyed every minute.
Beautiful and friendly gluten-free safe restaurant
Going for a late night dinner at Le Pain Béni was a highlight of our trip to Quebec City. Even though it was very busy, we were served quickly and the server took the time to make our visit enjoyable. The atmosphere was great: full of energy but not too loud, and such a beautiful spot one couple walking by stopped to take pictures right next to us. From romance to family fun this restaurant is an excellent choice!
Amazing food! The onion soup was delicio ...
Amazing food! The onion soup was delicious. The filet was one of the best meals I've ever had. Our server was funny and charming. We dined on the patio and enjoyed watching the artists and people walking by. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Lovely Vieux Quebec restaurant with eclectic menu
Le Pain Beni was, unexpectedly, a bit modern and funky inside, revealing an eclectic menu with lovely choices around which were guided expertly by our exceptional waiter. We took a vhance and order a Chef's "surprise" appetizer platter to share for dinner and everything, save the bison tartare, was very delicious. While we didn't care for the tartare, it was beautifully prepared and presented, just not a taste we enjoyed. In a city where finding bad food is pretty difficult, Le Pain Beni presented much of what Quebec is known for: fresh tasting, well prepared and presented food.
Was expecting alot, and was still blown away!! Had the bison tartar and bruchetta, it was outrageously amazing.
Found this place through Open Table and was very pleased. The meals were delicious. The restaurant 's menu differed from the on-line one but they were willing to customize so we're delighted. The wait staff was attentive and pleasant.
Très bien in every way!
I was fortunate Le Pain Beni was in my hotel -- so convenient, and my room rate included free awesome breakfast every day. The "Classic Eggs" prepared with Goat cheese and chives (sans bacon for me) with potatoes and fresh baked bread toast was so yummy. On second day, I asked for fresh fruit instead of potatoes and was warmly accommodated. Excellent coffee and they also provided soy milk upon my request. The staff was so nice and service perfect! Beautiful food presentations. At dinner I had a Salmon salad and a unique veggie pizza, at the waiter's recommendation, -- both wonderful. The Sauvignon Blanc was also très bien! Red accented decor -- very stylish with comfortable red leather chairs and benches; outdoor seating also so enjoyable and cozy with red umbrellas and flower boxes in total bloom! I loved it and highly recommend.
Great Experience at Le Pain Béni
I loved the overall experience- the staff was attentive, helpful with selections and enjoyable! I visited Old Quebec City with family and wanted to experience the local French cuisine and Le Pain Béni delivered. For starters we had the Onion Cream Soup, Waldorf Salad, and Bison Tartare, a new dish for us, and all were delicious. For main courses we shared the Seafood Casserole and steak, each done to our expectation. We finished up with the local Beaver Tail (maple and chocolate decadent dessert) and crème brûlée, to quote my daughter, “perfect”. Thanks for a lovely evening, great food and nice atmosphere. We had a great time in Old Quebec City and will definitely return one day to Le Pain Béni.
great meal in old Quebec
One of the best restaurants we have eaten in. The food was complex and perfectly prepared. My husband had the veal. It was cooked to his preference, and he found it perfect in taste and texture. I am a vegetarian and had the rare pleasure of eating a vegetarian meal that had as much attention paid to it as meat dishes. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Excellent experience.
Unique flavours. Friendly staff and a ni ...
Unique flavours. Friendly staff and a nice vibe about the restaurant.
Disappointing Christmas meal
Had dinner on Christmas. Lovely looking little restaurant, brick walls, busy. We had a pleasant server who gave us a good wine recommendation. Charcuterie plate was outstanding but everything else from the kitchen we felt was heavy handed. A plate of oysters with raspberry jam (?!) and and a lime foam overpowered everything you want in a plate of oysters. We both ordered venison tartare that was almost gluey in consistency with hard chunks of bacon - again a dish that should have been fresh tasting and wasn't. We skipped dessert.
Great dinner option in old city.
Wish we had found this on our first visit to old Quebec. Last visit to the city we weren't very impressed with dinner options. But if you are willing spend $100-$150 for dinner for 2 with wine, great place to try.
Romantic and Delicious
Lovely setting for a romantic dinner. The food was inventive and excellent. The service started slow but finished strong. I'll look forward to going back!
Dinner with two business colleagues
Chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. It was close to hotel and menu was eclectic. This was the first time we had worked together so I did not know colleagues very well. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We shared the charcuterie and bruschetta appetizers and they were both delicious. I had the cabbage soup based on recommendations I had read and it did not disappoint! We all enjoyed our meals so much that we splurged and had dessert. They were all yummy! Service was attentive yet unobtrusive - just the way I like it.
We had an excellent experience. With 7 ...
We had an excellent experience. With 7 girls on a weekend trip to Quebec City, we all agreed that this was the best food we had throughout the entire trip. Service was top notch as a bonus.
old quebec gem
The food was perfect, the waiter was perfect, the table was perfect, the desserts were more than perfect. A gem.
One of the best meal I've ever had! Ever ...
One of the best meal I've ever had! Every bite was an expérience. The service was à bit unpersonal but we had good suggestion and great wine as well
My husband and I had a fabulous meal here while in Old Quebec. I had read about it online and it looked great, then a local cafe owner told us this is where he goes with his wife when they want a good meal.
So Good We Ate There Twice
The first night we arrived to discover our reservation had somehow been lost and the restaurant was full. They put us at the bar and everyone gave us the most attentive service ever. We had the fondue which was a real retro treat. The next time we went we were able to get a table and again had amazing service. The food was fantastic and I had the chef's special dessert and it was the best I had ever had in a restaurant. Add this to you "must go" list.
Loved the modern, cute and cozy vibe of the restaurant. The food was all excellent and there were some unique choices. I visited with my Mom and sisters while on a Girls weekend in Quebec City. All of our meals out were excellent but my sister commented that this restaurant was her favorite of all that we visited during our time in the city. She especially enjoyed the French Onion soup. It's in a great location, has wonderful food and a superb serving staff. What more could you ask for?!
great food, great service, clean environ ...
great food, great service, clean environement and easy to find,
Choice of ingredients is great and the food tastes excellent. This is my 2nd dining in Le Pain Beni and I will come back. It does get noisy at lunch and the acoustics are not great - is the only negative thing I can say.
Very nice food in old Quebec City
We were lucky to be in Quebec on an unseasonably warm day, and dinner on the terrace outside this restaurant was great. Very French, very scenic; would definitely recommend.
We had a nice enogh time-but the food was mediocre at best. My mushroom ravioli with rabbit liver and peas was fine, but unexciting. My wife's " lightly crusted halibut" was almost certainly a frozen hunk of fish dumped in the deep fryer-soggy and just gross. The restaurant is nice, the servers were attentive, but the food just was not up to Quebecoise standards.
Can we go again, please?
My wife and I picked this spot on recommendation from my foodie brother, and it was fabulous. It's small and charming, overlooking one of the artisan walkways in old Quebec. Our waiter was a treat, and we ended up selecting his two suggestions for our entrees. The mushroom ravioli and rabbit was deep and richly flavored, and the halibut was crispy and light and perfectly cooked. A perfect evening.
great food, ordinary service
I enjoyed great food especially lamb taste and great soup. Wine is reasonable and not so expensive. I am sorry service is not so good as food. I mean timing of delivery was not so good. I enjoyed dessert but they never brought coffee. They should have asked me timing of coffee. (This was set-menu) I didn't enjoy coffee.
Excellent and friendly service. Large portions, rich and delectable. Nice option to make your own 3 course meal for a set price. Best meal I had in Quebec city.
Better the first time
We ate there twice our first night was soo good. This night food was not as good but service was as excellent as the first and they remember us
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