Award Winning French Canadian Food
Seasonal Entrees at Our Quebec City Restaurant
Experience truly authentic Quebecoise cuisine at L'Astral in Loews Hotel Le Concorde in Quebec City. Executive Chef Jean-Claude Crouzet, Chef Pierre-Laurence and their expert kitchen team find the very freshest local ingredients and create amazing seasonal French Canadian food, like the tender, perfectly cooked rack of lamb, fresh salmon or our very popular, simple yet delectable local dessert, the pudding chomeur. Our Canadian restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night meals, so you can start your morning with our rich, buttery maple syrup crepes, and end your night with delicious desserts, cheeses and port. Or join us for our award-winning Sunday Brunch or lavish weekend dinner buffets. If you are considering dining in Quebec City, come experience Quebecoise cuisine with an international twist in an unforgettable setting at our Quebec City restaurant.
Chef Crouzet is a master of the art of cooking, and this is how he describes his process: "In the kitchen, I can be intuitive when at the stage of creating a recipe or dish, tasting it and sharing it with my colleagues. However, when we enter the stage of production, I become very rigorous, to the obsession, to achieve high standards of quality. Choice of produce and their preparations remain imperative because, when we choose a specific product from a perfectionist producer, we must make sure to keep all its flavor, treat it with respect and prepare it in a way that the best will come out of it without losing its particularity." Chef Crouzet meets with local cheese producers from Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf, small vegetable producers from Charlevoix or lamb breeders from Kamouraska to talk about their dedication to quality over quantity. He says it makes him "discover the specter of local flavors," in ingredients that can be found right here in the Quebec region. His passion for the freshest seasonal ingredients and healthy preparation comes through in every dish he creates. "Those products are fresher and tastier since they have not been altered by long-distance transportation," he says. "It is crucial to keep harmony between portions and cooking methods in order to offer our clients dishes that meet today's nutrition needs which have evolved and must be adapted to changes in lifestyle."
Breakfast at Loews
Start your day deliciously with breakfast at L'Astral. Choose a classic, like eggs, pancakes and bacon, sample the tastes of Quebec with something from our Local Flavors menu, like our Maple Syrup Crepes or indulge in a breakfast dessert. French-press coffee, fresh juices and a selection of specialty teas complete any morning meal. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then get out and explore this beautiful, historic city.
About Our Wine List
You'll always find the right wine at L'Astral. Our award-winning wine list boasts more than 100 vintages of reds, whites and roses that represent a truly global wine experience with varieties from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, South Africa and Australia. There's a private collection of bottles selected by Executive Chef Jean-Claude Crouzet, designed to complement his delectable menu. Our knowledgeable staff is passionate about wine, and they'll be delighted to help you pair the perfect bottle with your meal. Since 2005, L'Astral's wine list has been the recipient of the National Gold Card, recognizing restaurateurs contributions to the promotion and marketing of wines, and celebrating the excellence they've shown in matching wines with foods.
Loews Loves Kids
L'Astral is not just for grown-ups. The restaurant features "A Menu For Our Little Friends", with kid-friendly favorites like spaghetti, chicken nuggets, chicken breast or beef with vegetables and French fries. The menu, for kids 12 and under, also includes dessert and a beverage, and kids under 6 eat for free.