Thursday, February 1, 2018
Here are some of Québec's romantic restaurants to wine and dine your sweetheart. A selection that is useful for Valentine’s Day, or just about any time you feel like romancing with a significant other. Whether you’re the bustling, hip eatery type or looking to chat over candlelight, you are bound to find hunger-inducing dishes brimming with flavour.
1 Ciel Bistro-Bar
Accomplished cooking with professional service offering an upscale-casual dining experience featuring the most striking view of the city. Set atop the Concorde hotel, Chef David Forbes celebrates the region’s terroir with a creative menu featuring Charlevoix char, smoked eel from Kamouraska and a Québec deer shank stew for two.
1225 Cours du Général de Montcalm
28th floor of Hôtel le Concorde
Québec City, G1R 4W6
2 Nina Pizza Napolitaine
Turn the heat up with food that draws its inspiration from Naples, Italy. Nina Pizza’s traditional Napolitano pies are cooked in 900 F heat within 90 secs. It’s the perfect setting for a quick yet fulfilling encounter with fresh, personality-filled ingredients. Starters should definitely include a fresh burrata with a simple dash of olive oil, basil and salt. Eat with your hands and get your face dirty!
410, rue St-Anselme
Québec City, G1K 5T2
A modern, dynamic approach to refined Italian cuisine where pasta and slow cooked broths shine. Snuggle next to one another at the counter where you’ll witness the near-perfect execution of mouth-watering delicacies. All antipasti are made for eating with your hands while all others are made for sharing. You’ll travel through an imaginative wine list, including Italian treasures, served by a passionate and friendly staff. Reservation obligatory and must be planned at least two months ahead of time.
527 boul. Langelier
Québec City, G1K 5R4
A destination for Parisian-inspired cuisine tucked in a corner of Sault-au-Matelots’ charming cobble stone, pedestrian friendly street. L’Échaudé offers a cozy encounter with a changing seasonal menu highlighting many finger-licking delicacies like warm goat cheese, mushroom and chorizo bone marrow, Sweetbread candied in foie gras and guinea fowl for two.
73, rue Sault-au-Matelot
Québec City (Old Port), G1K 3Y9
5 Tora-ya Ramen
Date snacking par excellence that encourages slurping! Chat while waiting in the unavoidable line-up of Saint-Roch’s Tora-ya ramen. Once seated, you’ll definitely laugh along mouthfuls of traditional Japanese flavours, lose yourselves in the hustle and bustle of the service and drink up from an impressive selection of privately imported organic sakes. I time and again order out from Tora-ya for the last minute romantic casual Friday nights.
75 rue Saint-Joseph Est
Québec City, G1K 3A6
6 Petit Creux Grands Crus
This hybrid bar restaurant of Avenue Cartier will instantly transport you to Corsica. Through food bursting with flavour, each item on the menu is made to be shared by lovers. The wine list features privately imported treasures from artisan winemakers that fuel intimate conversations. Most wines offered by the glass!
Petits Creux & Grands Crus
1125 avenue Cartier
Québec City, G1R 2S6
7 La Scalla
La Scalla’s evenings of live opera punctuated by Italian dishes are unforgettable. It’s where you’ll indulge in house-made pasta served in an intimate, underground Italian charmer that manages to balance rustic and elegant. Friendly service, including classic, almost extinct au guéridon service.
31, René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec City, G1R 2A3
About Allison Van Rassel
Journalist, columnist and blogger, Allison is passionate about Québec City’s culinary culture. Curious and aware of the latest culinary trends, Allison makes the region’s foodie culture shine bright.