Two seatings: 5:30-6:30pm and 8:00pm-:10:00pm
Late night menu Mon-Thurs from 10pm- late & Fri/Sat from 11pm- late
Cool spot. Food was very attractive, but not as bold flavored as my palate craves.
Always a great place to drink hard-to-find wine and enjoy great food!
Superb dining. Will definitely go back
Bit too noisy
Really enjoyed the flavours of the different dishes we tried, as well as the special cocktail of the day. Loved sitting at the bar.
J’aurais aimé entendre de la musique pour plus d’ambiance samedi soir dernier ☺️
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.
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.
Food and drinks were awesome. Gimlet cocktail was great. Didn’t have anything I didn’t like. A bit pricy, but worth it.
Service could have been friendlier and not so pushy to get out by 8:30pm
Food was delicious and bar tender was up to the challenge we set!
Too noisy and too dark.
food deserves better.
More wines by the glass or half.
The server Tom was outstanding
The food was heavenly, the drinks were delicious. LOVED IT!!!
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.
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!
A sure thing...absolutely delicious restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and impeccable service.
Great cocktails, delicious food, and great service
Too noisy for a romantic dinner. Decent food, ok service, very small place
Amazing caring and fun staff, great food and drinks and a lovely atmosphere.
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.
This the closest you can get to spanish food. We love this place . Cosy friendly staff...very professional bartender!
Warm ambience, attentive staff, fun, delicious plates.
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.
Great resto, great service, looking forward to going back. Eat at the bar if you can, it is way more fun!
Good food but overpriced. The level of noise was terrible. Impossible to relax and chat with our friends. Won’t go back.
Wonderful evening. Food and service were fantastic.
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.
On y était avec ma femme pour mon anniversaire de mariage. On n'a pas été déçus.
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.
Incredible food and staff. They will happily curate your food and drink experience for you making it a unique night out
Excellent cocktails great food and fun atmosphere.
The food is always well prepared and delicious. Fast service. Unique cocktails. All in all it was a memorable experience.
Fabulous craft cocktails, unique wines, and impeccable small bites. Great spot for a couple or a small group of foodie friends.
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!
Our visit to Bar Laurel was fabulous all around: drinks were terrific, food was terrific, service was terrific. I will be back!
Fantastic food , service and ambiance. Each dish was created with precision and flare, with incredible flavour and nuance. Highly recommend.
Andrew McDow is a total superstar! He always gives excellent service.
Delicious and modern Spanish tapas-style small plates. Perfect for sharing. Romantic ambiance and decor. Will definitely go back!
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.