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Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 7 September 2021

The BBQ was really quite good. The service could be a tad slow at times if there were a lot of people, but as long as you're not to much in a rush it is a great night out.

Date of visit: September 2021
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ChateauMontebello, Owner at Barbecue & Terrace at Fairmont Le Chateau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2022

Thank you for your positive comments JackBrooks! Warm regards, - Steve

Reviewed 2 September 2021

Excellent food, but very pricy. We only went there for a family gathering. The waiter could speak English, but the people who brought the food could not.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Dear 268ralphf, Thank you for sharing with us your honest feedback. It is much appreciated. Best regards, - Steve

Reviewed 4 July 2021

It is not easy to take what used to be an open air, self-serve buffet and transform it into something else - but for the most part, Fairmont has been able to achieve this. Although I am still hoping for a return to the more...traditional buffet - or maybe a hybrid service where certain dishes (like appetizers) are family style, and mains are pick and choose - the current formula does have some advantage Overall: The buffet offering has been modified to an all-you can eat, family style BBQ. Plates are brought to you table and you can reorder more if you are really hungry or really liked some items First course - Appetizers: Featuring corn, pickles, smoked corn, corn bread, potato salad... Fairly good and hard to mess up any of those fairly basic offering. I personally did not care for the potato salad which had a fairly strong taste, but loved the pickles. Corn bread was basic but good (could have used a little spice like Jalapeno) Fish dish: We skipped the shrimps (allergies) and the main there was trout which was done to medium moist, and smoked. We would have preferred a more traditional, fully cooked piece of fish Main: Featuring ribs, pulled pork on bread, chicken bites and a steak. It was nice to see the addition of kid friendly chicken bites which were nicely done. The ribs were perfectly done (much better than last year). The only disappointment was the steak. Last year, they featured a really nice piece of beef, which was done to a medium and nicely seasoned. This year, they moved to a chimichurri steak - which they can probably cook more of, but is not as flavorful as the beef cut they used to offer. For kids, I have also seen burgers moving around (as opposed to hot dogs last year) Dessert: Nice assortment, including brownies. For people with allergies, they had the chef come up with an alternative, and I was provided with a really nice apple crumble. Service: Was excellent and attentive All in: This is a nice, mostly relaxing experience. As stated above, I'd prefer a pick your own, buffet style, BBQ as I believe this would lead to much less waste. Also, the price remains fairly rich for such offering. I do recommend it - and quality is there, but would hope they improve the beef offering as wellMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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ChateauMontebello, Owner at Barbecue & Terrace at Fairmont Le Chateau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2022

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. It is much appreciated. We hope to welcome you again soon! - Steve

Reviewed 18 July 2020

Went to this barbecue July 2019 and the buffet was excellent. We are now July 15 2020 and the buffet is now open. The overall selection of food has been cut by at least 50 per cent and the quality of the food also dropped...50 %. The quality of the meat is very low grade. They call it a buffet but you have no choice as to the food you want to eat. The waiter goes to the buffet table and everybody gets the same food assortment of entrée, main course, and dessert. The choice of dessert consisted of a brownie or a pudding the size of a shot glass. Yes you can order seconds but it is always brownies or a pudding. Another item that needs to be addressed., if you are four at a table, at every serving, they always bring food for 3 persons. You have to call the server again and ask for an extra serving. Surprise...they bring you a tray for another 3 people. Weird....very weird. Every tray that comes out of the serving area is for three persons. The cheapest bottle of wine is 53.00$. My bill for 1 beer, 1 bottle of wine and 2 buffet ended costing 213.00 plus tip. Highly overpriced for the food quality. Brought friends that I wanted to impress. Boy where they impressed and promised to never go back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

Delightful location on the terrace. Generally a good selection of choices on the buffet, but for this price I would expect a little better. The cheese selection, for example, was rather skimpy, although the desserts were excellent. Nevertheless it was an enjoyable experience, especially the...service, which was friendly and outstanding.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 August 2019

The price is high, and the satisfaction is low. You will end up with a first-class restaurant bill at big-city prices. Suffice it to say, we would not go back.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 July 2019

I love staying at the Chateau most summers, but have to say I have found the Terrace BBQ disappointing on more than one occasion, and now avoid it (there are plenty of nice places in the village of Montebello). The Chateau's BBQ really should be...fabulous, and seemingly has all the right ingredients - location, quality of food, superb food preparation, and excellent serving staff. However, it somehow doesn't gel, and I certainly object to the pricing. It should be 'pay for what you have' (many similar operations manage to do this) rather than an exorbitant 'flat rate' that seems to assume you and your children will eat like pigs.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

Like the hotel, this large outdoor BBQ has become a bit tired, less creative, and less reliable in terms of food quality and variety. No longer worth the cost.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

My wife and I ate here on our drive back from Mont Tremblant to Ottawa. We chose to eat outside since the weather was perfect, and enjoyed the view of the gardens and river. The all you eat BBQ buffet at $62 is well organized....They have 3 meat stations that are cooked to order: Steak/lamb, porc/sausage and seafood/shrimps, as well as a grilled seasonal vegetables. They also have a salad and dessert bar. I filled up mainly on the grilled sirloin steak and grilled shrimps, both perfectly seasoned and/or marinated. The only extras are whatever drinks you order. You also get a parking pass voucher.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Yes it is not cheap but it is worth every penny. A very nice setting by the Ottawa River. Delicious choices and well cooked. Will return for sure.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

So we have been to Montebello twice now. The first time I arrived with my family and thought we wouldn't dine at Le Riverain because it seemed pricey with kids and you never know how they will enjoy something or if hey will find it...too different from food at home. I was concerned they'd waste it. So we had a meal somewhere else off site, but it was not great. The next time I visited a summer later I was with friends and colleagues and we had the barbecue. It was incredible. So many options. Wine service sommelier in training was wonderful and really knew her stuff. The food was worth the money, fresh and cooked beautifully. Do it. You won't regret this meal.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Relaxing outdoors at Le Riverain is just great. Good snack foods and drinks. The nightly BBQ is amazing. Huge number of choices. Amazing ribs, beef, fish, etc.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We enjoyed this past weekend tremendously. The grounds are gorgeous, the pool was warm. Lunch at Aux Chantignoles was perfect. We had 6:30 reservations for the BBQ. Our waiter Luc, was attentive, warm and professional. The food is excellent. Great variety and staff was generous...if you wanted more. BUT, for self serve it is a little expensive. My husband and I spent about $200.00 for food and wine.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Outside dinning overlooking the Ottawa river. Many choices from Meat, fish, sea food. Vegetable and bread on the grill. Good cheese and bread. Walk the marina, chill on the patio... Walk the yard, visit Montebello, can make a day out of the experience easy. This...is a great evening out, great beer and wine selection. Service is as expected from Le Chateau Montebello.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

An excellent place for a lunch and drinks. There are a selection of comfortable seating ranging from tables and chairs to couches and lounge chairs. Lots of big umbrellas for shade. The serves are very friendly and efficient. Food is limited snack bare fare but...good. Great area to spen an hour or so.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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