Le Champlain Restaurant - Fairmont Château Frontenac
Le Champlain is in Quebec City, Quebec and it is a beautiful eatery that is a part of the Fairmont Le Chateau. The restaurant is a classic landmark that offers top quality cuisine thanks to the talents of Chef Stephane Modat. The eatery serves dinner and Sunday brunch. The dress code at the eatery is smart casual.
Le Champlain has some excellent options on the menu that you can try. Some of the appetizers include the citrus grilled octopus, wild ginger oyster cream soup and the smoked sturgeon. Main course options at Le Champlain include the Scandinavian char, elk, roasted lamb loin and roasted guinea fowl.
We took our 12 year old granddaughter to dinner as a special treat for her 12th birthday. It was just the right choice, very a gracious to a young girl straddling the line between needing a children's menu and wanting to be an adult. Memory made.
The waitress was very accommodating. The food was superb. A little hard to eat here however if you are a vegetarian. Only a few options. But tons of bread and cheeses! The ambiance was exquisite. The whole restaurant was gorgeous. Highly recommend if stopping Quebec City.
Amazing 5 course meal with gorgeous view! This is an experience that should be savored. Had a lovely time with harp & cello music while we were dining. Suggest that you also have the wine pairing with the preset dinner as they truly do complement one another.
Service from Jean Francois was superb.
Ambiance was splendid.
Food was good but not spectacular. 8 out of 10.
Arriving and being greeted with champagne was NICE.
We will be back. We enjoyed ourselves.
Really enjoyed the tasting menu. Service was friendly, unobtrusive and efficient. Enjoyed all the creative courses. My kudos to the chef!
Unbelievable food and service. We did the tasting experience menu and each item was sepctacular. We had the wine pairings and the waitress explained each wine to us in detail. This enchanced our experience even more and they were All well paired with the food. The atmosphere was beautiful. We would love to sit by the fire next time.
We will go back for sure!
Beau moment ! Service et nourriture WoW!
Les Jean-François furent top!!!
Restaurant was beautiful, great service but need more vegan food options. Presentation of food was nice.
The restaurant was fabulous, the food, the ambiance, and the view, all outstanding. Our server Jean Paul, was exceptional, he made our evening special.
The ultimate dining experience. Wonderful service and excellent food. And the historical view from a window seat is unparalleled.
Absolument formidable! On y était pour un souper de St-Valentin. Tout était sensationnel. Wilson, notre serveur, est un hôte top class!
Quebec City was a stop on our cruise. Because of flooding issues further along our route we had to spend the night in Quebec. We decided to enjoy an evening at Le Champlain Restaurant. From the moment we walked in the door until we left, it was a fabulous experience. The host presented each of us with a kir at the door as he explained several beautiful architectural features of the historic restaurant as well as the sculpture suspended from the ceiling. The menu featured many local game delicacies. The service was impeccable. We were fortunate to have a table by the window, and the views over the river were gorgeous! The wine list was extensive. Desserts featured new twists on favorites. Great attention to detail overall. Too bad we live so far away. This is a great restaurant for a special occasion!
The royal treatment at a very fine restaurant
Fantastic food, service and ambiance.
My wife and I were celebrating a major anniversary and the team at Champlain made this dining experience extra special for us.
We had the 5 course tasting menu with the wine pairing.
Started with Arctic char, next was a seared foie gras followed by deer tartare.
We finished with a boneless loin of lamb (like a filet mignon)
Hands down the best piece of lamb I've ever eaten.
A couple of great desserts finished us off - along with some espresso.
Each course was meticulously prepared with interesting accompaniments to create unique flavor combinations.
Thank you Jean-Francois for making us feel like royalty on this special night!!!
This meal was one of my top 5 dining experiences ever - and I've been to some really great ones.
My experience at Champlain was simply outstanding! I would rate my overall dining experience as one of the best dinners of my life. After being warmly greeted by the hostess and treated to a brief Château Frontenac history lesson, she sat us in the small and very cozy library room - a beautiful wood-paneled room with views of the Terrace Dufferin and the St. Lawrence.
I had the five course “Experience Modat” tasting menu with the premium “wine discovery” wine pairing. Every course was a culinary work of art. We started with a beef cheek amuse bouche (served like a lollipop on a metal stick). Next, we had a delicious king crab appetizer. That was followed by a surprisingly tasty red deer tartar with a wild mushroom mousse. Next came the seared foie gras, which was deliciously decadent and served with just a few caramelized almonds and fruit. It was perfectly paired with a delicious Riesling. The main course was a simply incredible smoked filet mignon with porcini mushrooms - without doubt the best beef I have ever had. That was paired with a huge Super Tuscan wine that complemented the beef perfectly. Finally, the desert was a crime brûlée wrapped in a thin dark chocolate - so good!!! It was paired with a spectacular 40 year old port.
During the meal we were also treated to fresh bread and a delicious butter served in a form fitting wooden box.
Our waiter, Jonathon, was absolutely incredible. His knowledge of the menu was encyclopedic and he masterfully coordinated our dining experience. Champlain should be very proud to have Jonathon representing them - I can’t say enough good things about how great he made our experience.
Thank you for an amazing evening and an incredible experience. I can’t wait to return to Quebec City for another visit to Champlain.
Fue una gran noche, porque le pedí matrimonio a mi novia, todos muy amables en el restaurante, muy cooperativos para hacer de esa noche una gran experiencia. Nuestro mesero Manuel muy atento, amable, agradable , me ayudó a grabar el momento exacto en el que entregué el anillo. Pedimos el menú de degustación con maridaje (paring) todos los platillos sensacionales, el foi gras espectacular al igual que el cordero. Gran restaurante en el hotel mas bonito de Canadá!!
What an incredible dining experience. We had a group of 8 for dinner and from the moment we walked in we were all overwhelmed with how wonderful this restaurant is. The food and service both were exceptional and the views breathtaking. I would highly recommend for groups or for a romantic evening!
Daniel was our server and guided us through the menu and provided excellent service. The 5 course tasting menu accompanied by the discover wine pairing gave us an opportunity to taste wonderful Canadian/Quebecois dishes and explore some new wines.
Ce fut excellent. Belle ambiance. Bon service. Mercredi pour le cadeau du livre sur la gastronomie sauvage. Super beau livre!
We had a lovely evening, dining with friends. The food was great and the quality of the service as well , really loved the decor and the ambiance!!!
Snooty waiter in a beautiful setting the salad was weird greens I never saw before dessert was weird as well
Even though we chose not to go with Chef Modat’s Tasting experience, I think the selections on the a la carte menu provided ample surprises and new tasting opportunities. It was my first time eating sturgeon and partridge. Lovely just lovely!
Our waiter Francois was very nice and knowledgeable about the wine and food! Great Valentine’s Day dinner.
Food was OK but ambiance and service made it A+
Excellent Food with attention to detail. The flavors were exceptionally well developed. Very good service. Wine choices are very good, but the "by the glass" selection is a bit disappointing. Very good cheese selection. Duck breast was heavy on the gristle (which may be normal as I do not eat a lot of duck breast) but the portion size was extra large to compensate. Gluten Free food is equally tasty although selection is less.
Everything was excellent. Best meal I've had in a while, and the service was top notch.
We were staying at the Frontenac so the Champlain was an easy choice for dinner. Amazing menu with plenty of options depending on your pallet. Great service and amazing views of the St. Lawrence from the restaurant. Great experience on every level!
Sublime excellent service
My husband and I had such a wonderful experience at Le Champlain... the staff was super friendly the food was outstanding the creme brulee was absolutely delicious... we look forward to our next visit... Merci 💕
Wonderful. Best foie gras ever.
We thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers. My husband had the sturgeon and I had the snow crab. I had roasted halibut, a special for the night and delicious. My husband had the scallops on the menu and he enjoyed his meal. Our servers were fantastic - attentive but not overbearing. The pacing of the service was perfect.
Elegant, lovely and memorable. It’s unique and charming in every way you could hope for. Keep up the great work.
C’est notre deuxième visite tout était parfait l’ambiance ,le service ,la nourriture. Notre serveur nous a même montré la cuisine ,ce fut une très gentille attention. Merci pour cette belle soirée! Nous y retournerons sûrement ...
Such a lovely and special restaurant! The history is amazing and the waiter is very kind to share it. The food was fantastic, some caribou and Arctic char was simply incredible. We will be back!
We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Each dish was amazing and the wine paired to it was spot on! The our head waiter was friendly, attentive and professional, and described the wines very nicely as he served it. The waiter who delivered our courses was very knowledgeable about the ingredients and method of preparation. Both were patient with our questions, happily tolerated my rather rusty French speaking, and spoke in to English as necessary to give a full description of the food and wine. I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and will definitely return on my next visit to Quebec!
We arrived at reception. The woman was on the phone. She didn't acknowledge us. The call ended and she went away. No greeting!! NO "I'll be right back!! NOTHING !!! Several minutes later we were seated by a man who was appropriate. We were dissed.
The hotel is a tourist trap. The bar was vulgar and TOO loud.
Les tables sont trop longue pour avoir une conversation .
Mais la nourriture est excellente un plaisir pour le palais .
One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to in the world. Unbelievable atmosphere, service and innovative food preparation.
We did the chef’s tasting with wine selections. Expensive, yes, but what a meal! From start to finish the food was creative, beautiful, tasty, and unique. Really fun and special evening. Take and Uber or walk, though, you won’t want to drive in that area of town, or after all that food and wine.
Thank you for a wonderful time and great service. Dining here was one of the highlight of our trip. Bonus: My. little princess get to dine in a real castle :)!