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Bistro le SAM - Fairmont Château Frontenac, Québec City, QC

Bistro le SAM - Fairmont Château Frontenac

4.6
4.6
368 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Une expérience culinaire renouvelée à chaque moment de la journée avec lunch, plats créatifs à partager et mixologie créative.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (418) 692-3861
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Frederic Cyr
  • Neighbourhood
    Québec
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Great for scenic views

368 Reviews
  1. JocelynT

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tout aurait été parfait si on avait respecté nos demandes. On avait spécifié aucun fromage de chèvre sur le plateau et on en a quand même reçu. Pour le reste, tout était parfait.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expérience parfaite! Bonne nourriture, belle ambiance. Personnel poli.

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  3. richardr

    Gloucestershire

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although the ambiance is lovely, and the service was excellent, the food was not good. Only one of our four dishes was very good, the starting Caesar salad. The onion soup was without much taste. A fish dish similarly had very little flavor. And the beef Bourguignon was an odd combination of gnocchi and beef, with no sauce and little flavour. The minimum cost for a Cabernet Sauvignon by the glass was $40 per an 8 ounce glass, and the Chardonnay similar. All in all, a very nice ambience, but not good value because off suboptimal food.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Food and service were excellent. Ambience was lovely..

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  5. IdreesB

    Fort Lauderdale

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant with very good menu selections. The beef ribs were really good . Onion soup one of three best. The front desk could be a little bit more accommodating and friendly. Our server Sherry was excellent.

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  6. Moctez

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my best culinary experiences ever! Delightful place, lovely waiter, a French onion soup to die for, and excellent wine. Surpassed my expectations

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  7. KarenS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the cod which was good. Service was slow and inattentative.

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  8. KUMbln

    Berlin

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the vine were very tasty and the service was great. We had a wonderful table with a nice view.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superbe soirée avec un service impeccable et très rapide malgré l’achalandage. Tout était parfait. La vue sur le fleuve, le service et l’excellente nourriture.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nous sommes très satisfaits. Le repas était délicieux, le service courtois, chaleureux et attentionné a contribué à rendre l’expérience encore plus agréable et la vue sur le fleuve était magnifique. Donc, c’était parfait! Un moment à reproduire plus souvent!Merci!

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  11. Kelly

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Endroit idéal pour un souper en amoureux ! Toujours un plaisir de se faire servir par Hugues.

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  12. MehdiB

    Montreal

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a tjr du plaisir à y aller en groupe et le dervice est tjr nice and fresh la bouffe aussi

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, je reviendrais :) merci à tous pour ce beau service

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  14. WilsonL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service. Good food. Great views. Amazing setting.

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  15. TomZ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect lunch experience at the Bistro. Thank you to our server Mark and his friendly, attentive manner. He recommended the seafood casserole which was excellent, as promised. The hostess kindly seated us by a window at our request and we enjoyed the boardwalk/river view. Wonderful memory for our 42nd anniversary, thank you!

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  16. RichardM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence. Kinda pricey, but that's to be expected. Service was top-notch.

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  17. VirginiaL

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is located in the most beautiful and popular landmark in Quebec City. Lovely views. The food was really good and the staff very attentive and kind. The only negative aspect for us, was that it was too dark

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  18. tandt

    New York City

    78 reviews

    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely view from the dining room. Lamb entree was excellent! Nice wine list. Cocktails were great too. Worth it for a special meal.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went specifically for dessert. The options were delightful and we couldn’t decide so we ordered everything available on the dessert menu and shared. Absolutely no regrets. Wonderful presentation, reasonable portions, and the maple crème brûlée was one of those things that we’ll probably never stop thinking about. Very luxe vibes. Wonderful ambiance.

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  20. davids

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, super friendly staff, braised beef was excellent. Try and get a window seat facing governors promenade.

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  21. BobK

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner at le SAM, the food was very good and the service was excellent! The place is a very nice alternative to a traditional hotel restaurant

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were served by Louis. He was excellent. We dined with our 8 year-old and the kids pizza was great. As for the adult options they have a variety of dishes. We opted for the calamari and goat puff pie, respectively, and both dishes were exceptional.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J'ai trouvé le restaurent trés belle ,pour une premiére fois c 'était tres agréable. J'avais une vue superbe du fleuve,l'ensemble des personnels aimable et correcte. Coté prix et servives la qualité y était.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le service de Annick était impeccable et nourriture était d’excellente.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting was beautiful. Service and food was not worthwhile. We were rushed and birthday celebrations were missed. Appetizers were good but mains were not tasty. Bar 1608 and Champlain are much better.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most amazing experience at this restaurant ! We had an alcove table - omg, YES! THE AMBIENCE! So romantic, isolated and the views on the river...the waiter was kind and very helpful, we even chatted a bit, it was nice! The food was exquisite. I've taken lamb rack in herb crust, my husband took a steak. Lamb was especially good, tender, flavorful, good quality meat ! Perfect selection of wines, the light is very cozy...I don't know what else to say, it's simply one of the best restaurants 😀

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  27. Sheri

    Montreal

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal and time at Sam’s Bistro. The ambiance is elegant, but cozy with a spectacular view of the boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence river. Our server was very conscientious and friendly. My seafood casserole was delicious, with raviolis stuffed with shrimp and lobster in a luscious creme sauce. My husband’s smoked meat sandwich was also delicious. Our coffees were robust and the chocolate desert was sublime- very light, balanced and not too sweet. For a special treat dine here. You won’t regret it!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 8oz steak was delicious. They have a very detailed drink menu.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service was excellent. Staff was attentive, but other guests were excessively loud, shouting in conversation to other tables and playing videos on their iPads at full volume. Chairs offered little back support.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attente debout à l’entrée avec pleins d’autres clients (où l’on donne notre nom pour prendre un verre au bar en attendant notre réservation) … inconfortable et désagréable… Sinon, super resto, super bouffe, super service, déco chic. Je recommande cet endroit pour l’expérience unique et distinctive du Château Frontenac.

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  31. ChristinaN

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent ambiance! Highly recommend if you are near Frontenac.

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  32. clived

    Bath

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view from table. Great service and food. Table ready on time.

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  33. Bernard

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Belle experience et ambiance Nourriture excellente

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This beautiful chateau is an experience of a lifetime. We loved our lunch there at the bistro. The food and service were superb.

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  35. NathalieH

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’hôtesse qui nous a reconduit à notre table ne semble vraiment pas aimer son emploi! On a l’impression de la déranger ( pas la dame à l’accueil Suzanne) et ce n’est pas la première fois que nous la voyons! J’ai pris le menu du jour, le contre filet…que j’ai retourné car il était trop cuit…on m’a servi un deuxième contre-filet avec tellement de tirailles et de gras…vraiment décevant ! Par contre notre serveuse Annick…une perle!

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  36. pierrea

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Souper dans la verrière avec vue et ambiance superbe

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  37. roberts

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a thoroughly enjoy evening. Food and service were exceptional

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  38. xymox

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Let's be honest, you eat here for the experience of dining at an incredible hotel looking out over the Saint Lawrence River. The food is pricey and hit or miss. The cheese and charcuterie board was very good, though the cheeses were similar and uninspiring. At our table we had a burger (only cooked well-done due to local health laws) with a massive chunk of cheese, delicious short ribs, very good scallops and blood sausage and not good at all lamb (it was kinda raw and tasteless). While it was cool to eat in the hotel, I might recommend going for a drink and finding a better less expensive restaurant nearby.

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  39. lbebe

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the vibe and decor. There is an enclosed patio with beautiful views of the boardwalk and river. We shared several appetizers that were all very good: 3 cheese platter, Caesar Salad, and French Onion Soup. The maple crème brûlée was far better than one we had at a restaurant in the lower city shopping district.

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  40. MarieEveT

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Great service, great decor, great food.

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Bistro le SAM - Fairmont Château Frontenac is rated 4.6 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Bistro le SAM - Fairmont Château Frontenac

1 rue des Carrières, Québec City, QC G1R 4P5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Québec
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Frederic Cyr
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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