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Wilfrid's

Fairmont Chateau Laurier | 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-241-1414
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Fairmont Chateau Laurier | 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Fairmont normally does food well and this is no exception. Service was good as was the atmosphere. Every server is bilingual.

Thank MrWonderfulToronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was excited to stay at the hotel. Thought we would try the acclaimed restaurant that resides here. Too much disappointment, the menu, the plating and the flavors are truly outdated. We ordered two prime rib meals I ordered mine medium and it was so Grizzly...More

Thank FoodTipper
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion. Please rest assured that your experience is certainly not acceptable not typical of the high standards that we strive to provide to our guests each and every day. We look forward to your next visit and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My extended family all ate dinner at Wilfrid's as part of a Tauck tour. I read the reviews going in and so most of us went for the prime rib entree and those that did were rewarded. Three of us tried the striploin and it...More

Thank Strembrulie C
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely compliments with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met up for breakfast to celebrate a colleague's birthday. Breakfast will never be quite the same! First of all, the venue, with a view on Parliament Hill is spectacular. The plush seating makes you feel like royalty and the food and service are equally...More

Thank Catherine M
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Catherine, We are delighted that your birthday celebration in Wilfrid’s was a memorable one and we thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made this reservation almost 2 mths before the event. Asked for a window and was told maybe, or maybe not...so when we got there the Hostess showed me the table which was not at a window. The table that was at the window they...More

Thank Menlea
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted that your anniversary celebration in Wilfrid’s was a memorable one and we thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere was just what I was looking for to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The service was done just right, our waiter was charming and provided great advice on the selection of a sparkling wine for our celebration. The food itself was top notch. Presented...More

Thank althorper
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted that your wife’s birthday celebration with us was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant is very centrally located-- near the Parliament, US Embassy and the Market. The restaurant serves all three meals in a very pleasant setting... with knowledgeable wait staff. The food is quite good and some specialities are nothing short of amazing!! Check with the...More

Thank smdoctoroff
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid’s and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Wonderful, lovely lunch brunch buffet in early December called a Dickens Buffet. The chocolate selection of desserts was decadent. The hot and cold dishes lovely and the ambiance of hat beautiful dining room and music was a once in a life time experience.

Thank rosewood1234
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

The Holidays are a special time at the Château! We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 25 June 2017

It was a big weekend for graduations, weddings and anniversaries none of which we were a part of, but it seemed to overwhelm the kitchen. Took over 2 1/2 hours to get salad, steak and dessert. The sirloin steak ($60) was good, but not great...More

Thank married96
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Please rest assured that your experience is certainly not typical of the high level of service that we strive to provide to our guests each and every day. We do hope you return one day soon and allow us the opportunity to regain your trust...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Fantastic food quality. The bison steak I had was perfect. Absolutely perfect. Very knowledgeable wait staff who know their wine and their food and who enjoy having a discussion with you about those subjects and also about the history of Ottawa. I stay at the...More

Thank Janet M
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Dear Janet, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and we are delighted that your visit to Wilfrid’s was a memorable one. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Chateau Laurier | 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1414
  • E-mail
Description
Wilfrid's Restaurant offers diners a vibrant seasonal menu featuring local and regional ingredients. The culinary flavors are rich, the presentation is clean and the service is exceptional. A complete selection of wines is also available to compliment the Chef's creations. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch - this stunning newly renovated restaurant is more than just a restaurant; it's a complete culinary experience.
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