Get a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River from your table at the Relais & Chateaux restaurant Panache, once a nineteenth-century maritime warehouse. The farm-to-table philosophy is so prominent that the chef doesn't allow a freezer in the kitchen.
Have a classic bistro experiencechalkboard menus, clinking glasses, and all—at Café du Clocher Penche (203 rue St-Joseph est; 418-640-0597). The pommes frites go well with any of the 200-plus wines on the list, many of them organic.
Québec's premiere star chef Daniel Vézina has a TV show, three cookbooks, and a line of gourmet products. Dress up for a meal at his posh Laurie Raphaël, but don't deny yourself the maple-syrup cotton candy.