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Cafe l'Entree at the National Gallery

380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible4%
4 weeks ago
“Nice place for lunch”
15 Aug 2017
“Great little cafe with a lovely terrace”
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Cafe, International
$$ - $$$
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get such a nice view as you eat lunch in this spot. We both had beef dips and pane du chocolat for lunch and both were really good. This is a good place to eat for art lovers with tired feet (why walk somewhere...More

Thank CanadianJane
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This cafe has a good selection of prepared salads, sandwiches, snacks and soups, in a serve yourself-style canteen. There is lots of seating and also a lovely terrace from which to enjoy views of the city and museum grounds. Best of all you can use...More

Thank SDRJvoy
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a very convenient place for soup and a sandwich while visiting the National Gallery of Canada. The buffet style makes for a quick and easy meal. The setting is bright and airy with large windows to enjoy views of Ottawa.

Thank Aafia
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I think the best thing about it was the simply stunning views, and that there were very comfy and private seats was a bonus as well. The service was impeccable and friendly. The Smoked Duck appetizer was very nice, perfectly made and very generous portion...More

1  Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Good little spot with a lovely view. I believe there is a Weekend Brunch available but reservations may be necessary.

Thank Norm W
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Nice cafe ,prefect after hours of walking thru museums's endless rooms. lovely place, choice of salads, sandwiches and soup. you would expect something really fancy in museum but it is not, very ordinary, pick up your tray, pick item and go to cash..

1  Thank fabioinmontreal
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Mediocre food, harried service, and terribly understaffed. An unsatisfactory experience on all fronts. It's the National Gallery for crying out loud, shape up people...

Thank TorontoANTo
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Love love love the outdoor vibe to this indoor restaurant, from the back of an old building being one of the four walls to the glass paneled 3 story high roof to the all white colour palette and the indoor trees, it is very fresh...More

1  Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The view is quite splendid, with the Parliament Building in full view. We had afternoon coffee/tea and a biscotti. Very good of their kind.

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 2 September 2014

One of the best views in Ottawa of the Parliament Hill and tasty affordable food. Great place to drop in when you are visiting the Gallery. Self serve well managed.

3  Thank Sharpie19
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  • Address: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
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From the National Gallery website:Overlooking the Ottawa River, the Café l'Entrée is situated in the Great Hall, the focal point of the Gallery. Perfect for lunch or afternoon high tea, the Café's menu emphasizes elegantly prepared, light foods and fine pastries. Group menus are available upon request. Reservations are recommended.
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