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Nov 15, 2012 04:58 PM

Christmas Eve in Quebec City

First trip to Quebec City, can anyone recommend a great and special restaurant to have Christmas Eve dinner with small adult family group? Also Christmas day and in general. Thanks in advance.
Also looking for recommendations for Montreal. We are adventurous diners!

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  1. Laurie Raphael if you can get reservations and is located in both Montreal and Quebec city. Daniel Vezina is the chef and owner of the restaurants.

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    1. re: Ruthie789

      I tried to make reservations but unfortunately they're not open on Mondays and on open table there are no booking available that day. Any other suggestions? and thanks!

      1. re: susabella

        Perhaps not special enough for Christmas Eve but if you are looking for good Italian food we all loved Portofino Bistro. It is very crowded but service and food are amazing.

        1. re: Ruthie789

          I just looked at the menu. I like it! If not for Christmas eve, then definitely that week as we'll be in Quebec until the 27th. I love Italian! And if I can't find more a more traditional Christmas eve dinner, than we will give it a try. Thanks again.

    2. I am sending you some suggestions perhaps other Chowhounders can comment I have only been to the Canard Huppe in Ile D'Orleans which I liked very much for lunch. As well the First Nations hotel La Trait is located in an amazing Boutique Hotel. We went to the museum there but did not have time for lunch but it looks very good. List below:
      Panache 10 St. Antoine / 418-692-2211/Vieux QC
      Patriarche/17 Stanislas/418-692-5488/Vieux QC
      Le Saint Amour/48 Sainte Ursule/418-694-0667
      Le Canard Huppe/Ile D’Orleans/418-828-2292
      La Taniere/Ste Foy/2115 Sainte Foy/418-872-4386

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      1. re: Ruthie789

        The brunch at La Traite is great. A nice mix of traditional "egg-bacon-pancakes" dishes and aboriginal-inspired food. The smoked fish section is amazing.

        1. re: pâté chinois

          I was really impressed with the site. We were limited in time and we did not want to rush through a lunch but we will be going there for an overnight stay and dining.

        2. re: Ruthie789

          We have a reservation at Panache for Christmas eve and will check out the other recommendations, thanks so much!

            1. re: Ruthie789

              Although Panache was a lovely spot, I have to say, that of all the restaurants we tried in Montreal and Quebec City, Panache was the most disappointing. For $100 a person, we were served boneless "capon" breast for the main course. Even the Buche Noel was not memorable. We kind of felt taken advantage of to spend that kind of money for such an mediocre meal. For three people, our bill with tip came to almost $500. This also included a bottle of mid level priced wine.

              1. re: susabella

                Sorry to hear that. $500 for a meal is outrageous, especially if not up to par.