Le Champlain Restaurant - Fairmont Château Frontenac

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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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PT
St. Louis
38 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful place for a special dinner or celebrating a special occasion! This is a 5-Star restaurant with excellent food and friendly, professional service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, qualité service and excellent food

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday trip to the Chateau Frontenac. We booked the Champlain at the last minute and boy are we glad we did. We were greeted at the door with sparkling wine followed by great food and service in a very unique setting. We weren’t rushed and it was nice and quiet so we could hear ourselves talk. What a concept. Quebec is a long way from where we live but I would go back for sure.

CF
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in Quebec City and the highlight of our trip was the chef’s Foie gras. Definitely worth a visit if you are here.

OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extensive use of local products, including wine and prepared expertly

P
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was stellar. Presentation very creative. Food flavour only average, which was disappointing. Over cooked caribou, zero flavour and dry.

CL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is very nice and the staff friendly and helpful. We did not do the tasting menu but did 2 appetizers (foie gras was okay but La Continental Restaurant’s was much better ). The scallops were good but wouldn’t order them again. Red deer steak was delicious.

RH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Presentation and service was excellent the ambience it is a wonderful room
food not so much at every level, appetizers entrée very disappointing
we didn’t stay for dessert

G
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vacation treat

BS
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday here. Marc-Andre was a perfect waiter, and the food and the view was memorable!

M
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent. We had the prix-fixe menu. Service could have been better. One server didn’t announce what was being served until I asked.

A
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good!!! But Expensive!!! The environment is awesome!

AA
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 star all the way pricy but well worth it the food was excellent and the waiter staff superb

M
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was wonderful and the view spectacular! What a wonderful evening.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Great service but food was just OK. Menu lacked creativity and seafood was not cooked well.

A
San Antonio
59 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The hotel looks so stately and elegant but inside it was as busy and chaotic as Grand Central station. The restaurant was far more subdued and the pace of the five course dinner was relaxed. Although artfully presented, nothing was even close to be the best thing we ever tasted. Plus I felt sick about 4 hours later. The wine pairings were also nothing out of the ordinary with the exception of the ice wine with dessert (which was our least favorite course). I would go for the scenic view of the river and order off the main menu if we ever return.

OT
New England
129 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

We’ve eaten here many times. It is quite inconsistent. We were finished with dinner in one hour! We ordered a half bottle of wine and had to take nearly a full glass each back to our hotel room when we left! We elected not to have dessert because of how quickly the appetizer and main courses came out. The food was bland and nothing special. For the nearly $300 paid we expected more. We are big fans of Le Château Frontenac and were extremely disappointed in tonight‘s meal and too quick delivery of the food. The lobster terrine was tasty but the scallops and the cod main plates had no taste. There are incredibly wonderful places to eat in Quebec city and this is not one of them.

HH
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most enjoyable. On our todo list for next visit

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holiday dinner

S
New England
32 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Views were spectacular. Ask for seat by window. Food was even better. Though not on menu, they make a wonderful charcuterie board. Seared foie gras melts in your mouth. Scallops were perfectly cooked. Great experience.

FB
Toronto
169 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The views from the front half of the restaurant are beautiful overlooking the river. The service was outstanding from start to finish. Needless to say, the food is fabulous. Each dish is picture perfect and the food is cooked perfectly as well. The flavours are wonderful and jazzed up but does not overwhelm the underlying basic food. There are so many extra touches throughout the meal like a complimentary glass of champagne to start. The wine list is quite good. A truly delightful experience from start to finish. We will be returning for sure.

KK
Tallahassee
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The food was good, but we thought it was way overpriced. We had a lot better meals at other restaurants in the area that were half the price. Their wine list is ridiculously overpriced as well. Our waiter and the overall service was outstanding!

DF
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Two words: abaolutely amazing!!! Allyson, our server, we named "Superstar Allyson" for her passion and impeccable knowledge of the food and Quebec City. David, the manager, came by several times to make sure everything was perfect. David: EVERYTHING was perfect (congrats on your soon to be wedding, by the way). Music was our favorite French romantic playlist. We did the chef's (Steven Modat) tasting menu and classic wine pairing. Absolutely amazing. We came for our 4 year wedding anniversary and this will be a place we remember forever. Will definitely come back. Food was something you want to swim in. And scarpetta (scrape sauce with bread). We were seated in the previous prime minister's library / office. Just amazing. Bravo, bravo, bravo 🥇🏆

RS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The restaurant is gorgeous! We had very good service but thought the food was very average

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. I felt like a VIP!

NY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

AM
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

D
Manitoba
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience!

RI
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a top shelf dining experience all the way. Service, food, ambiance were beautiful. Had some interesting and unusual dishes and wines. Even as a 'splurge' restaurant, it didn't break the bank. Go. It's worth it.

CB
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

RA
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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NS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

WW
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

s
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

NT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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