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Aug 11, 2012 10:45 PM

Quebec City: Does Upper town or Lower town have more restaurant options?

Hi Everyone,

My Fiance and I are honeymooning in Quebec City and we want to stay in a hotel or Inn that has a lot of restaurant and shop options within walking distance closeby. We just don't know if Upper town or Lower town would be better for this. It would be nice to just be able to walk to a different restaurant each night and easily walk back to the hotel afterwards :-)

Also, it would be great if people could suggest some good romantic restaurants while we're there :-) We'll be there between Oct 22-27.

Thanks for everyone's help beforehand!

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  1. Québec city is very compact; and most restaurants are walking distance from most hotels (up or down); and is quite safe to walk around and all time.

    But since "La Basse Ville" (lower) is quite small there will be fewer restaurants.


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    1. re: Maximilien

      I'm from Quebec City and trust me, you definitely want to stay in Upper town. I suggest you stay near Chateau Frontenac or the Hilton. But like Maximilien said, old Québec City is very compact, so you'll be able to walk to the restaurant.

      Here are my suggestion:

      Ristaurante Il Teatro (upper town):

      Le Saint-Amour (upper town):

      Laurie Raphaël (lower town):

      L'Astral (upper town):

      Le Café du monde:

      and of course, if you can afford, dinner at Le Chateau Frontenac is always romantic:

      If you go to La Grande-Allée, I suggest you eat at Cosmos, Voodoo or Savigny. Try to avoid the other because you'll pay too much for what you'll get in your plate.

      In Lower Town, I suggest Le Lapin Sauté or Le Cauchon D'Ingue.

      Also, make sure you eat a "Poutine" at Ashton for lunch.

      Have fun in Quebec

      1. re: clayp0ol

        I'm definitely convinced that staying in the Upper town is the better option for us. Thanks for all the wonderful restaurant suggestions clayp0ol! Not to mention pasting all the links in your post! I'm so excited to try them all :-)

      2. re: Maximilien

        I did not realize that the Lower town was smaller. Thanks for the input, Maximilien!

      3. Just choose a romantic hotel like Auberge Place d'Armes in upper town and walk, Quebec is so romantic lots of restaurants.
        L'Echaudé in lower town
        Le Pain Beni in upper town
        Le Continental in upper town in place of le Chateau Frontenac so many options!

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        1. re: madamebatignolles

          Thanks for your restaurant suggestions, madambatignolles! I have been looking at the Auberge Place d'Armes and it does look really centralized and romantic!