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“Squash soup and so much more”

Chez Boulay-bistro boreal
Ranked #17 of 1 525 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$50
Cuisines: Canadian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cote du Palais
Description: Confit goose and duck leg parmentier, potatoes with mushrooms and fir tree essence, birch syrup vinaigrette: these are a few examples of what can be found on the menu at Chez Boulay – Bistro Boréal. On rue Saint-Jean in Quebec City since 2012, the restaurant places a value on the boreal region, especially the produce from the vast wilderness of northern Canada. For the last five years, the Bistro has been a popular destination because of our passionate chefs. Come meet our team and enjoy a memorable Nordic experience. Five years after the opening of Chez Boulay – Bistro Boreal, Arnaud Marchand and his team innovate and export their culinary talent into this new gastronomic adventure: the Comptoir boreal. In our charming and warm space in the heart of Quebec City, you will find pastries, sandwiches and ready-made meals that emphasize the value of the produce from our region. Foodies and clients on the go can come and enjoy snacks and meals that are out of the ordinary.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I ate dinner here during a recent visit to Quebec and were most impressed by the quality, value, and presentation of the meal, the tasteful lighting and atmosphere, and the warm and pleasant staff. We were toward the back of the dining room where we could gaze on the impressive dry-aging meat locker where various cuts of meat were curing, and we dined on some superb beef cheek as one of our main courses, along with a deliciously fresh Icelandic Cod catch of the day. But, honestly, what most impressed us were the vegetables--an endive salad that was insanely fresh, delicious, and well-dressed for late March, and a squash soup that was my son's favorite dish of our four-day stay in Montreal and Quebec during which we ate many fine meals. You'd never find food of this quality at this price in major cities of the US, though fine dining at reasonable prices seems to be standard in Quebec province. Definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Quebec.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's our second time at this restaurant, but we barely remembered our first time. We went because we received a gift from a friend.

Wow, what about experience. The onion soup was just awesome! And the beef cheek was so tasteful.

Our waiter was friendly and suggested the soup and cheek - great suggestions.

We are from Quebec and we certainly will come back sooner than later.

Thank MarcSanfacon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting menu, friendly and helpful waitress, good food! Our hotel made a reservation and we were glad they did as it was completely full!

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Thank Chatham
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Basically it's a high end comfort food, sure it's got some twists and nothing we tasted was bad, however we didn't feel inspired at all, but considering the price the value proposal is adequate.

Thank jadof
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was high-end, flavorful, and used novel ingredients. We were in Quebec City for 1 week and ate here 3 times! I am vegan and they were able to accommodate me with delicious, unusually flavorful food. The service was exemplary. Would definitely come here again, many times, if return to Quebec City.

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Thank AngelaTTTT
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