Le Champlain Restaurant - Fairmont Château Frontenac

4.8
80 reviews
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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.


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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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AM
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Manitoba
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the tasting menu. Service was friendly, unobtrusive and efficient. Enjoyed all the creative courses. My kudos to the chef!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

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CB
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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RA
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beau moment ! Service et nourriture WoW!
Les Jean-François furent top!!!
Merci 😊

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NS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant was beautiful, great service but need more vegan food options. Presentation of food was nice.

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TW
Charleston
51 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was fabulous, the food, the ambiance, and the view, all outstanding. Our server Jean Paul, was exceptional, he made our evening special.

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s
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ultimate dining experience. Wonderful service and excellent food. And the historical view from a window seat is unparalleled.

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DG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolument formidable! On y était pour un souper de St-Valentin. Tout était sensationnel. Wilson, notre serveur, est un hôte top class!

David

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JT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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NT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Querétaro
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!

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SM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ce fut excellent. Belle ambiance. Bon service. Mercredi pour le cadeau du livre sur la gastronomie sauvage. Super beau livre!

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AD
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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!!!

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f
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Snooty waiter in a beautiful setting the salad was weird greens I never saw before dessert was weird as well

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DS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Francois was very nice and knowledgeable about the wine and food! Great Valentine’s Day dinner.

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LG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was OK but ambiance and service made it A+

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Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Best meal I've had in a while, and the service was top notch.

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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sublime excellent service

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D
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 💕

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N
Los Angeles
141 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful. Best foie gras ever.
Fabulous presentation.
Knowledgeable waiter
Great wines

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PM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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EX
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elegant, lovely and memorable. It’s unique and charming in every way you could hope for. Keep up the great work.

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v
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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 ...

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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TD
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

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.

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VB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Les tables sont trop longue pour avoir une conversation .
Mais la nourriture est excellente un plaisir pour le palais .

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KF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to in the world. Unbelievable atmosphere, service and innovative food preparation.

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K
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 :)!

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