About Restaurant Le Continental
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.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available at all times at no extra cost.
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
Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
Restaurant Le Continental Ratings and Reviews
The service was excellent. The food was ...
The service was excellent. The food was just okay. If you're looking for flambé, a historic house, and attentive waiters, this is your place. But if you're looking for top notch food, it falls short - not much creativity or flavor. Seems to be a safe and elegant tourist destination.
•If you love the rustic simplicity of fa ...
•If you love the rustic simplicity of farm to table dining, on a barn board table with no table cloth, surrounded by tasteful modern art, while sipping obscure North American wine or craft beer and listening to the latest independent alternative folk music available from an obscure acoustic guitar ensemble, then this is NOT your restaurant. If you value contemporary hipster decor and the brand of the waiter's designer jeans, then please avoid this place. You will end up being one of the few to write an unfair negative review about this institution.
Le Continental is unrepentant about its old school and untrendy fine dining, and they pull it off exquisitely. I imagine the decor was already untrendy when they opened in 1956, but they have maintained it beautifully. In a good way, walking into Le Continental restaurant feels a bit like stepping back in time. I almost wish they made guests turn in their cell phones at the coat check.
A devoted professional in a white coat and black tie prepares much of your food table-side. The busers dressed in red coats are quick and attentive to bring items which must be prepared in the kitchen. Expect the patron in black tie to visit your table at least once to supervise and ask about your experience. The food is superb in preparation, taste, and temperature.
If I were not expecting this experience, I could see how the restaurant's atmosphere and the amount of butter used in preparing the food might throw me a bit off. The current culinary trend is to serve charred, relatively raw vegetables, so to some, steamed vegetables prepared the traditional way might seem over cooked. However, if you know what you're buying when you walk in, this restaurant can be an enjoyable once in a lifetime dining experience, so don't expect it to be a bargain.
Very elegant restaurant in the heart of ...
Very elegant restaurant in the heart of beautiful Quebec City. Le Continental could best be describes as a classic restaurant. A lovely dining room with white tablecloths and napkins as well as elegant place settings and crystal stemware. What really recalls dining in the past was virtually all service was conducted table side, from the wonderful salads to the flaming desserts. A memorable evening on our visit to Quebec.
Not just a meal. It is a dining experie ...
Not just a meal. It is a dining experience. Also not inexpensive but worth it for sure. Try and order a meal prepared at your table... It is lots of fun. We had Caesar for two. Highly recommended. My wife had filet Mignon. Also recommended. End dinner with dessert and an Irish coffee. You will not be disappointed.
The service was perfect from the very mo ...
The service was perfect from the very moment we arrived. The ambiance was formal but not stuffy. We had the 4- course dinner. The soup was fabulous. My husband liked his veal; my crab legs were average. The vegetables were creative and tasty. I was too full for dessert but my husband had a yummy sorbet. I wished I had chosen a different entree as the table-side preparations near us looked really good!
We had not eaten at LE Continental in a ...
We had not eaten at LE Continental in a long time, and we were not disappointed. We started with the Caesar salad for two made table side. That was great. My wife had delicious salmon. I chose to have a filet mignon cooked table side. It was scrumptious and could be cut with a fork. Our desserts we great too.
Restaurant Le Continental has all the ba ...
Restaurant Le Continental has all the bases covered if you are looking for a romantic atmosphere for a special occasion. Their variety of dishes prepared table-side is as impressive as the presentation of the entrées and deserts. Our waiter was very skilled and polished, and sensitive to our special occasion - our 50th wedding anniversary celebration. I don't think I've enjoyed a dining experience more that this one. It even tops what we experienced at the Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower last year. I highly recommend this restaurant, but it is pricey.
Old school French-flavored steak house w ...
Old school French-flavored steak house with table side preparation. I haven't seen an at the table caesar salad prepared correctly in decades. The flambe steaks were prepared and cooked perfectly, with the appropriate amount of flame at the appropriate time. As far as value, obviously this is not a regular dining venue for the non-one percent, but for a special occasion it was worth every penny. Our waiter talked me out of spending $10 more and, instead recommended a superior bottle at the lower price. I appreciate counsel like that.
Took my wife and daughters for my wife's ...
Took my wife and daughters for my wife's 50th birthday. The staff were very attentive, friendly, and expert. The dinner was absolutely perfect. Atmosphere was everything you expect from an upscale restaurant.
Food is tasteless, a real rip-off, Dov ...
Food is tasteless, a real rip-off, Dover Sole for $62 and Crepes Suzetted for $35 ?!?!?!
Great alternatives with innovative food are available. The fact they flambé tasteless food does not warrant the prices.
We enjoyed our dinner and our waiter was ...
We enjoyed our dinner and our waiter was most attentive. Loved seeing the flambeing of other tables meat dishes...restaurant's specialty. We had salmon which was delicious.
Beautiful garden though no seating there..just a lovely view to look out on.
We would go again when in Quebec City.
We were in Québec City for the weekend. ...
We were in Québec City for the weekend. Decided to try Le Continental. Found out after arriving that they have their own parking, which would have been helpful to know beforehand (I had looked at their website, did not see anything about parking), ended up paying $24 for parking. Service started well, but one of our appetizer never arrived. We ordered the flambé steak, which was done at the table. This was quite the experience, and the steak was fantastic. Although the food was enjoyable, it was priced quite high, and didn't feel like good value for the cost. Though it was a relatively good evening out, we would not recommend it to others.
A five Star experience in all ways.A bea ...
A five Star experience in all ways.A beautiful restaurant ,elegant in style and service.The food is classic local fresh and beautifully prepared and presented.All salads are prepared at the table ,some main courses are also prepared at the table.We ordered a daily special fish offering of cod provincial.It was outstanding.Paired with a wonderful wine choices, it was perfect.The dessert cart had a wide range of options, our choice was amazing.Each course was delivered with attentive professional service.A legend in Quebec that should not be missed.
The decor was very dated.. Carpet old wa ...
The decor was very dated.. Carpet old wall decor old. Bread brought to table was stale, not fresh. Steak was good, salmon good, scalloped potatoes poor and no flavor. Vegetables overlooked. Waiter not attentive. I would not return as felt my business was not appreciated
Le Continental was the highlight of our ...
Le Continental was the highlight of our 6 days in Quebec! I found the wines a bit over priced. I oped for a pedestrian wine and went all the way with the menu. Food was incredible and we where extremely satisfied with it.
For me, 2.5 hours is too long for dinner ...
For me, 2.5 hours is too long for dinner, especially when there are very imbalanced periods of time between courses.
Yes, the food was delicious with wonderful tableside presentations. But it is was readily apparent that the waiter was ill-equipped to handle the required number of tables. For at least 5 tables in our immediate area, our waiter also served as the tableside chief preparing each tables food, serving drinks and handling all other duties. For a high-end restaurant, how about some service - more staff? It was apparant that noone around us felt special.
There are wonderful places to eat in Quebec and we found so many - just not this one.
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