Bar Laurel

4.5
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226 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Spanish
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.
Two seatings: 5:30-6:30pm and 8:00pm-:10:00pm
Late night menu Mon-Thurs from 10pm- late & Fri/Sat from 11pm- late
What 226 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Cool spot. Food was very attractive, but not as bold flavored as my palate craves.

P
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place to drink hard-to-find wine and enjoy great food!

FR
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb dining. Will definitely go back
Bit too noisy

DT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the flavours of the different dishes we tried, as well as the special cocktail of the day. Loved sitting at the bar.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

J’aurais aimé entendre de la musique pour plus d’ambiance samedi soir dernier ☺️

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I would highly recommend this restaurant. However, if you are looking to have a conversation over dinner, I would avoid going on a weekend. I asked our server which evenings tend to be quieter and it seems like Mondays or Tuesdays are more conducive to the type of atmosphere I would prefer to have a great meal and visit with friends.

AM
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

While the food and service were both enjoyable, the noise level was so high that I came away with a sore throat from needing to shout across the table, in order to be heard. When that space was first opened as a restaurant a number of years ago, the owner had to put considerable time and effort into providing buffers to deal with the noise. I would highly recommend that you do the same. I must admit that I couldn’t wait to get out of the restaurant despite all of the positives.

L
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were awesome. Gimlet cocktail was great. Didn’t have anything I didn’t like. A bit pricy, but worth it.

AB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service could have been friendlier and not so pushy to get out by 8:30pm

m
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and bar tender was up to the challenge we set!

TP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Too noisy and too dark.
food deserves better.
More wines by the glass or half.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server Tom was outstanding

OT
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great
Good service

AH
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was heavenly, the drinks were delicious. LOVED IT!!!

IC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I would absolutely recommend Laurel to a friend, but on a week night when it’s hopefully less busy and less noisy.
The restaurant was very loud, with ruined the ambiance a little, and the space felt a little cramped.
The food however is fantastic, and so are the drinks.
Overall a good experience.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I went to Bar Laurel to celebrate my birthday. We were in the first booth at the front and felt special as it was a quaint space. The service was great and Tom (our server) was knowledgeable about the food and drinks. The food was good, small sharing Tapas but the prices were a bit expensive. Would definitely like to head back when they update their menu!

O
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A sure thing...absolutely delicious restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and impeccable service.

AE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great cocktails, delicious food, and great service

KT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Too noisy for a romantic dinner. Decent food, ok service, very small place

s
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing caring and fun staff, great food and drinks and a lovely atmosphere.

MG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Charming and cozy atmosphere, delicious food although the menu could be a bit more descriptive. Noise level was quite loud so it was hard to talk to company. Would definitely go again but at an earlier/quieter time.

AH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This the closest you can get to spanish food. We love this place . Cosy friendly staff...very professional bartender!

CG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm ambience, attentive staff, fun, delicious plates.

H
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall very tasty food. Hard to believe that there is not a single red wine by the glass for less than $12. For those of us who like to savour one glass only, this is very expensive. Service was attentive and timely. It would be nice to be offered some bread to go with the dishes.

w
Montreal
271 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great resto, great service, looking forward to going back. Eat at the bar if you can, it is way more fun!

BB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Good food but overpriced. The level of noise was terrible. Impossible to relax and chat with our friends. Won’t go back.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful evening. Food and service were fantastic.

AT
Ottawa
62 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my husbands birthday. My only criticism is that while they wished him a Happy Birthday they didn’t bring a treat or anything which restaurants typically do. But it was a nice meal and evening.

A
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On y était avec ma femme pour mon anniversaire de mariage. On n'a pas été déçus.

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F
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

We went to Bar Laurel in March and we had a great experience. Food and service was great. However, this time wasn't the best. The menu was similar but the items were not as good and the value for the price wasn't either. Service was very friendly and had good recommendations but kept forgetting things. We do love their drinks and the facts that they can make pretty much make any drink you ask.

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and staff. They will happily curate your food and drink experience for you making it a unique night out

OT
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent cocktails great food and fun atmosphere.

OM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is always well prepared and delicious. Fast service. Unique cocktails. All in all it was a memorable experience.

KW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous craft cocktails, unique wines, and impeccable small bites. Great spot for a couple or a small group of foodie friends.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a repeat visit for my wife and I. The first time was amazing... the second was as good!!

Let the server (Amy ) help you with your drink selections and your dinner choices... you can’t pick wrong... everything is spectacular!

We will be back... again and again and again!

NV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our visit to Bar Laurel was fabulous all around: drinks were terrific, food was terrific, service was terrific. I will be back!

LP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food , service and ambiance. Each dish was created with precision and flare, with incredible flavour and nuance. Highly recommend.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Andrew McDow is a total superstar! He always gives excellent service.

KM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and modern Spanish tapas-style small plates. Perfect for sharing. Romantic ambiance and decor. Will definitely go back!

TM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Bar Laurel never disappoints. One of the best-balanced establishments in Ottawa. Professional service, excellent food, stylish decor, inclusive atmosphere. Only nitpick is I don't like much of the art that's on the walls, but hey.

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