Quebec City-City-Center

4.5 / 5 1 / 5

May 11, 2018

Quebec’s only revolving restaurant and bar, Ciel Bistro-Bar serves up refreshingly-creative cocktail concoctions with a side of breathtaking city views.

If you thought the revolving restaurant trend of the 80s was long gone, you’d be sorely mistaken. Ciel Bistro-Bar is bringing the trend back into the 21st Century with a touch of modern sophistication, and offering breathtaking views of the city that can only be enjoyed from this venue (it’s the only revolving restaurant in the city – I guess the others never got the memo that it’s retro-cool again). Located atop Quebec’s funkily-designed Le Concorde hotel, Ciel Bistro-Bar’s floor-to-ceiling windows gaze out over the city and the St Lawrence River, and the sleek dining room (complete with heavy white tablecloths and tan leather chairs) offers the perfect vantagepoint from which to savor the view, while also savoring the delightful food and drink menu.

Ciel Bistro-Bar serves brunch, lunch and dinner, all lovingly-presented and created using locally-sourced ingredients. This love and attention spills over into the drinks list, where both classic and contemporary cocktails star. Favorite concoctions include the Faux Mimosa – dry gin, amaretto, sparkling wine and orange juice – and the signature Quebec Manhattan – Canadian whisky and maple syrup liqueur, bourbon, red vermouth and bitters. The bar also features seasonal and monthly specials, like the recent Pear of Labrador –  a muddle of gin, pear nectar, rosemary syrup, lemon juice, bitters and soda. But fear not – if cocktails aren’t your thing, Ciel Bistro-Bar also offers beer (mainly European, with a couple of local craft selections thrown in for good measure), wine, an impressive range of gin & tonics and a selection of fruity mocktails.