Permanently Closed - Bar Laurel

4.5
290 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Spanish

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Spanish influenced kitchen and bar in Hintonburg offering authentic Spanish delicacies, extensive seasonal cocktails and a wine list focused on low intervention wines with a focus on Sherry and Vermut.

We currently have the patio and interior open for reservations from Wednesday to Saturday starting at 5:30 and on Sunday starting at 4pm. Seating times are also limited to an hour and an hour and twenty minutes for two and an hour and thirty five for four as we need a little extra time to clean and sanitize the tables between seatings.

We thank you for your understanding. Please give us a call if you have any questions.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 290 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.5based on all time ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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Foodmiss
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

We let them know that we needed gluten free options well before our booking. They didn’t prepare for gluten free options. Yes they have many options that are already gluten free but we just asked if the tuna and tar tar could be brought out with gluten free bread or without bread at all. But she refused. We then said it’s okay if it’s on lettus, tomatoe or cucumber. She said they didn’t have any of those options!! A few minutes later she said good news we found a price of gluten-free bread but it will cost you $2.00! After spending $175.00 or more for two of us it was really pathetic to be charged $2.00 extra. We won’t be going back. There are so many other wonderful restaurants in Ottawa and area that really want our business. Especially during Covid restrictions.

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JessicaJ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything exceeded our expectations! The food was excellent!

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Soph
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! The food, the service, the drinks. All is perfect!

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AlexH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our new favourite place - Food is incredible, drinks are amazing, staff is prompt and friendly. The space is small and cozy - very well decorated.

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BrendaB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic- great food, interesting wine list and a very friendly and helpful server. A wonderful night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really warm and inviting atmosphere! Would highly recommend asking the bartender to create a surprise drink as they are extremely skilled. Food was delicious and drinks were exquisite!

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AlCalleya
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, drinks & staff. Have a lovely night !

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SimonS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend Bar Laurel. I've been a few times over the years and the food is ALWAYS so tasty and consistently good. Service was VERY friendly too!

I'll definitely go back! And, recommend to friends!

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vipMaureenM
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Laurel is a long-standing favourite restaurant. They consistently crush it; the food, service, drinks, etc. are always fantastic.

In these COVID times, we felt perfectly safe. They've clearly worked hard to ensure patrons' safety.

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KasiaK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great patio, spectacular food and cocktails! Highly recommend.

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David
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Would highly recommend. Even with everything COVID related - Bar Laurel still delivered.

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StonebridgeFoodie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The menu has been reduced due to Covid-19, but that hasn’t impacted the quality of their food. They have a lovely patio (no heaters). Service was appropriate and safe. The mussels escabeche was delicious as was the pork loin. Bar Laurel never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attention to detail, great service, amazing food and cocktails!

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BenR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, friendly and knowledgeable waiter, the ally where the table was could have been jazzed up a bit but we were just happy to be out for our anniversary during the lockdown. Thanks for making it happen Bar Laurel. We will most definitely be back!

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DelightedDiner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our Friday night dinner. Didn’t feel like cooking so we were able to get a table at one of our favourite little independent restaurants. The tapas menu changes often depending upon what inspires the very talented chef given the bounties of the season. This visit, my new favourite is hen of the woods. Wow, didn’t want to share! The mussels on toast were perfect, patatas bravas toasty hot and crispy on the outside, chuleton de buey seared just right and last but not least their well rounded sampling charcuterie. Our server spaced the courses just right so that we could fully enjoy each bite. The wine pairing was the right one and we finished up with one of each of the cakes. Both are great but the apple torte is awesome. Many thanks team laurel...much enjoyed

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Magg
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time going to bar laurel and it was fantastic! The house wine was fabulous and every dish we ordered was delicious. Very unique and creative dishes with great flavours!

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AngelaH
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wedding Anniversary:

The food and drinks were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sad to see this close as it was our favourite date spot! Introduced us to mushroom toast and some great dishes, will Miss for sure!

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DelightedDiner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We’ve dined at Laurel many times and our dinner there on Wednesday evening reinforced to us that their talented team continues to deliver such scrumptious tapas. Our servers suggestions broadened our palate and the chef and his team really nailed it. In particular, we didn’t really want to share the beef tartare, the braised cabbage and the pork loin chorizo pastry as they were so so good! The blueberry cheesecake and apple torte completed a welcome break from pandemic home cooking.

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WesAndersonfan
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marc Bosse always makes a special effort to make customers feel welcome. He is especially attentive if it is your first time there. I will always go to Bar Laurel if he is there: the warmth of his care and attention to making it a special night continues during Covid.

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katy
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Service was poor - had to ask multiple times for bread for the table (our server said we could get some if there was bread 'kicking around in the kitchen'), we asked for our main order of food to come at different times as we were five people at a small table, and our items all arrived within five minutes of each other. We had to ask our server for the items in our charcuterie to be named. Our messy sharing plates from our appetizers weren't cleared to make way for clean plates for the main order of food. Overall not the level of service expected for a restaurant of this calibre. Food was very tasty though.

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Robert
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is SO tasty - can’t recommend it highly enough.

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DanicaO
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Bar Laurel. One of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa!

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TreyG
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Staff were great and food was outstanding

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vipTatianaZ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

On the expensive side, but delicious food. The pulpo was awesome

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AweM
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent cocktails, food and a good vibe overall!

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loris
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time sitting inside of restaurant since March. The set up was great.
The server responded to all of our questions efficiently and with enthusiasm.

The range of dishes, while sometimes small in portion size, delighted in taste and presentation.

Will certainly go back.

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ST67
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Patio is quite small and right on sidewalk with people passing by very closely. Given COVID situation it was hard to feel totally at ease.
But besides that great service and food was good.
Spanish wines were a tad too expensive so we opted for a French Sangiovese.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Ok food but extremely expensive for what it is. Limited menu due to covid19 is disappointing.

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vipnicks85
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and drinks.

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JessicaT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. The food was incredible, the staff is knowledgeable. Great cocktails!

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JeffF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

The food and drinks were really quite good. The service was good, but slow and they missed a few items. The patio was nice, but a little cramped. I would have liked more distance but we did not complain at the time, so not fault to the restaurant there.

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FlorieW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very flavourful and unique I enjoyed my drink also.

Very well done excellent service.
Loved the design of the restaurant also.

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HeathS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a great spot! Great food, drinks and just chill.

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LeahC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Well done handling the pandemic restrictions. Food tasty and cocktails (while selection more limited) were wonderful.

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GeoffA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stumbled on Bar Laurel by accident and were so glad we did! Incredibly tasty Spanish tapas, friendly service and super reasonable for the quality. Will definitely be back!

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Steve
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Only the patio was open. Tapas style food was quite good.

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MaxineV
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great as usual, they still make whatever cocktail you desire and the patio is super well done (not too close to other tables!) we should have been i. barcelona that day if it wasn’t for the pandemic so it was a nice local alternative

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lauriane
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The care they put into choosing their products and creating delicious and creative plates and drinks is always going to make feel going to Laurel Bar like a special moment! But without all the usually unnecessary fuss around fine dining.
Service was amazing and friendly as always :)

Treat yourself, go to Laurel.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Bar Laurel is always amazing. It’s our favourite restaurant but this even was especially wonderful.

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Permanently Closed - Bar Laurel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 695-5559.

Permanently Closed - Bar Laurel is rated 4.5 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.

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