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

Bistro le SAM - Fairmont Château Frontenac

4.5
4.5
301 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 34 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • 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 301 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Great for scenic views

301 Reviews
  1. DiegoE

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 2nd time dining at Sam’s Bistro. Again they did not disappoint. We arrived early and were able to get our table immediately. There was no language barrier which was great. The hostesses and waiters were superb. Polite, attentive and quick to respond. The food was great, very nicely done with a beautiful presentation. Everything was cooked perfectly and the flavours were excellent! The lounge is a great area to eat with beautiful views of the Charlevoix region and the St-Lawrence river. The ambiance was perfect not too loud just perfect. I rate this restaurant 10/10 and highly recommend eating at this restaurant. Also they have a great valet service so you can drop your car off easily to eat. The wine and cocktails were excellent as well!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, fantastic view. 10/10 recommend.

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  3. Louise

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le chef est toujours très accommodant pour me preparer des plats sans sodium et c’est toujours délicieux!!!

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  4. TravC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a memorable, pleasurable experience. Our server was attentive, informative, helpful, cordial, and generous. The food was flavorful, well plated, and fresh. The seating was intimate and the view of the St. Lawrence was a bonus. We'll certainly consider a return to le SAM on our next trip to Vieux Quebec.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nous avons passé une agréable soirée. Le repas était excellent et la personne qui s'occupait de notre table a été adorable!!! Une très belle découverte

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance merveilleuse , cuisine exceptionnel , service hors pairs, merci Annie ..juste WoW

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  7. MousT

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant setting is beautiful and worth the price. The French Onion soup was overly cheesy for my liking but the other meals were made to perfection. Our waitress was attentive and i was able to obtain a table by the window and overlooking the lake and beautiful architecture of this city. Definitely will be visiting next time i’m in town

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Drinks were weak, kitchen food order was messed up and took a long time.

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  9. JeffF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and lovely decor. Loved everything about it.

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  10. DavidS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had an excellent dining experience at the Sam bistro. I have been excited to try beef tartar for a long time and was very pleased. It tasted smooth and flavorful. I forgot which cocktail I tried but it was the one with cucumber. It was very refreshing. The French onion soup was very good, however the cheese likes to stick to the spoon making it hard to eat. This is something that happens with most French onion soups though so no fault to the restaurant. When we visit again next time I will definitely get the beef tartar again. I would recommend this place to anybody visiting Quebec for a pleasant dining experience.

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  11. JoannaH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and overall experience amazing !

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  12. CorinneT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La nourriture est excellente! Super services et belle ambiance! À recommander sans hésitation!

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  13. Misha

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation in advance and got a beautiful table overlooking the river. The service was helpful and welcoming, but the food was mediocre at best. The fried calamari and black onions were burnt (how do you mess up calamari!?). My wife’s lamb came medium rare although we asked it to be medium well. The lamb was recooked and the calamari’s were taken off the e bill. Overall, come for the experience to dine in a castle, but don’t expect food to wow you… far from that

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Reserved a table in the alcove with the view but didn’t get it. Table was too small and uncomfortable. The service was friendly but slow. Food was mediocre at best and very over priced - especially the drinks. I have had better meals at an inexpensive chain restaurant than here. You are paying for the fact that the restaurant is in the hotel, but you won’t leave feeling satisfied.

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  15. GeraldR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, great service, nice decor....we were very pleased. We will absolutely come back here again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. Highly recommend. Every course was delicious

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic evening for my husbands birthday.

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  18. Nathalieg

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nous habitons la ville de Québec et nous adorons ce bistro! La nourriture est toujours excellente et le service impeccable. Et on dîne au château !

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  19. PhilippeB

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice. And very beautiful place with a lot of history

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  20. Kait

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to make a reservation after seeing multiple reviews for bistro le Sam. We were seated right away after checking in for our reservation. Hostess staff were very friendly. Upon being seated it took 10 mins for our waitress to come to our table to ask what we wanted to drink. We were not seated with a drink menu. She brought us a drink menu and didn’t return to take our drink order for 25 mins where I asked to put in our food order at the same time in fear she wouldn’t be back for another half hour. The drink menu that is on the website menu is different from in person so that was dissapointing. The cocktails are about 35 per drink. We are fine with paying that price for an outstanding beverage. These cocktails were not good. Maybe worth $12. We ordered 12 oysters that’s were very good. I wish they were also served with cocktail sauce, but were fine with just the mignonette. We also ordered the salmon tar tar that was flavorless. My husband had the seafood casserole which he was happy with. I had the burger which was pretty bland and not worth $30. The coleslaw and fries were the best part. Overall for being an upscale restaurant I would expect way more and was not happy with paying over 300 dollars for a meal we didn’t really enjoy. . We dined the night before at this tiny little gem of a restaurant and the food was outstanding and more than half less in price.

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  21. pingouin

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Endroit merveilleux pour passer du temps de qualité en bonne compagnie. Service exceptionnel. Tout le monde devrait l'essayer au moins une fois.

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  22. Richard

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cadre très agréable, le personnel est très sympathique, la vue sur le Saint Laurent est la cerise sur le gâteau.

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  23. MarieL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Spectacular view and food was very good. We enjoyed staff for their recommandations and also their excellent service

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  24. AlejandraC

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J'ai adoré l'endroit, le service, les suggestions de notre serveur Sébastien. La chaudrée de palourde était exquise. Fruit de mer très frais. Très belle vue de notre table, nous avons eu un moment merveilleux! Merci à l'équipe

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  25. GeoffroyB

    Yucatán

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Très belle soirée ! Excellent service à table ! Nourriture bien mise en valeur. Beau cadre.

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  26. CatherineW

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    J’ai réservé 1 mois à l’avance pour une occasion spéciale. J’ai fait la demande lors de la réservation d’avoir une table près d’une fenêtre ou sinon avec vue. L’hôtesse a à l’accueil ne nous a même pas dit bonjour à notre arrivé. Nous a assis à une table. Nous avons été placé sur une table haute très inconfortable, j’ai gentillement demandé si nous pouvions avoir une autre table. L’hôtesse a soupiré et nous a indiqué une table avec fauteuil. C’était une table avec fauteuil pour prendre un verre, pas pour profiter d’un repas. Les fauteuils étaient inconfortables et table minuscule. L’hôtesse a dit sur un ton bête que c’est tout ce qu’elle pouvait faire et a quitté. Nous allions au restaurant pour passer une belle soirée, souper et profiter de la nourriture et l’endroit. Nous avons quitté sans boire, ni manger. Expérience extrêmement décevante qui ne ressemble pas au service et à la qualité que vous offrez habituellement.

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  27. StephanieR

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super beau resto, super service aussi .. nourriture ordinaire pour le prix .. ne pas s'attendre à de la haute gastronomie !

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  28. KittyG

    Seattle

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Delicious food. Our waiter (Marc?) was friendly and charming.

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  29. Riane27

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great night, enjoyed every part of our experience! Cheese board, onion soup, entrees (seafood casserole&hanger steak), didn’t get to dessert since we were too full. However, espresso martinis to end the night didn’t disappoint!

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  30. NormandD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exellent sur toute la ligne! Le Chateau Frontenac est une légende et la rénovation du Resto a été a l image du Chateau. Félicitations a l équipe, a la préparation minutieuse de notre repas ainsi que du service que nous avons eu!

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  31. DeniseT

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and served hot and timely. No complaints at all- not one. Nothing could have been done to make the night better. Highly recommend Bistro le Sam restaurant.

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  32. Louise

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le chef et les serveurs sont très attentifs aux restrictions alimentaires des clients et ajustent avec plaisir les mets en conséquence, et s’assurent que le tout demeure délicieux

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  33. LouisPhilip

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance habituellement calme et feutrée. Devient rapidement bruyant et chaotique dans le section près du bar malheureusement. Repas et service 5 étoiles comme toujours!

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  34. ChadP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server waa fantastic with great suggestions. Was very good food as well

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  35. MeredithM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely disastrous experience at Sam. I am a guest at the hotel with my husband. We booked our dining reservation with Sam a few weeks back. Confirmed our reservation through the Open Table app. When we arrived at the maitre D stand the women working there were less than friendly. It seems as though they're running a high-school popularity contest as opposed to honoring actual reservations for hotel guests. We were told there was at least a 20 minute wait and no apology was offered. I asked if we could sit at the bar while we waited as they offered us no options for where to sit whole we waited. They seemed upset by this request then agreed to give us two chairs at the bar at 1608. The staff at 1608 were great. We enjoyed a cocktail then at 825pm I asked it our table was ready. They said they would check and let us know. They never returned. At 835pm I asked someone else if our table was ready. She said yes and brought us inside Sam where she then abandoned us in the middle of the restaurant holding our drinks as she walked away and said "I don't know why they said your table is ready when it's not". We stood there like two dummies while the patrons looked at us. Then someone else came along and seated us at a table for 4. Our server was less than friendly. I ordered a bowl of pea soup and a foie Gras parfait to share with my husband and we both ordered the beef bourgninon. At 930pm our appetizers arrived cold and the soup was cold. I asked for a wine list at around 9pm and at 945pm she asked me what wine I would like with my meal. I passed on the wine. At 950pm I asked to speak with a manager. A "Tristan" approached our table. Never introduced himself. Never apologized but instead said "your beef is coming". No thank you. The table next to us sat by the wall mounted television on the couch. Tristan was fluffing their pillows and had food and drink on their table within 5 mins of them being seated. I guess there is different treatment for different clients at Sam

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  36. EmilieL

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Toujours aussi bien servit et nourriture excellente! Je recommande fortement.

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  37. EmilieR

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was perfect, the service is excellent good expérience.

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  38. Bonhommies

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    View and ambiance was amazing, especially for the kids. Service was exceptionally. Food was great value with larger servings than average for the kids menu, and adult entree sizes just right. Had the smallest charcuterie board which had plenty for two adults and two children as a starter. It was filling and no room for dessert.

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  39. YaelJ

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Notre serveur Maxime était très serviable et agréable, les plats et l’ambiance sont fabuleux au Bistro le Sam, je recommande évidemment

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  40. CeliaM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal on February 8th . The food was delicious and our waiter was excellent. We will be back!!

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Bistro le SAM - Fairmont Château Frontenac is rated 4.5 stars by 301 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 34 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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