Québec City at its Best
6 Restaurants You Need to Try in Saint-Sauveur
Saint-Sauveur is all about authentic, comfortable living. The vibe in the restaurants here is laid‑back—you’ll feel like you’re eating among old friends. But don’t let their appearance fool you: these unassuming eateries pack a culinary punch and can be counted on for generous portions.
1 Le Pied Bleu – Cuisine Ludique
A 21st century working man’s eating house. Famed for its nose-to-tail philosophy served in a typical Bouchon Lyonnais style, the Pied Bleu is where you go for hearty mains and world-famous boudin. Expect alternative cuts, cured meats and surprisingly thoughtful vegan options.
2 Kraken Cru
A glorious, but tiny seafood-driven menu which rotates weekly. Minimalist plates in a kitschy decor where the pristine flavours of Mother Nature catch all of the attention. That is until Napoleon figurines, theatrical hats and shots are passed along the to the patrons.
3 Le Renard et la Chouette
An industrially style place with a home feel. It’s a great place for a glass of bubbly and…anything really, even peanuts. Chef Sarah Arab knows her vegetables, but shines above all when it comes to highlighting her Lebanese origins with sumac, zaatar and savoury herbs. The tartiflette with local artisan cheese is the star of the show, where sharing is caring.
4 Chez Tao
Fragrant cocktails paired with Vietnamese-inspired street food. Best experienced late night, where you’ll fuel off the young energetic crowd. Marinated vegetables rule the menu, especially in the green papaya salad and bahn mi sandwich. But their drinks are most sensational! Order the Smoking Dragon cocktail, the presentation will definitely get everyone’s attention.
5 Le Fin Gourmet
A mother-daughter 20-year-old institution that serves brunch, lunch and dinner. This residential neighbourhood bistro is one of Québec City’s best-kept secrets, known for its slow-simmered dishes, hearty burgers and surprisingly refined, always-seasonal evening dishes. Homemade desserts are a must.
6 Diner Saint-Sauveur
A new kid in town with a retro-styled, kitschy eclectic vibe serving a Québécois spin on southern-style soul food. It’s something between a neighbourhood café and a greasy spoon : chicken and waffles, foie gras Sheppard’s pie and lots of funky sides. No reservations and must have desserts.