Permanently Closed - Bar Laurel
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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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
Everything exceeded our expectations! The food was excellent!
Love this place! The food, the service, the drinks. All is perfect!
Our new favourite place - Food is incredible, drinks are amazing, staff is prompt and friendly. The space is small and cozy - very well decorated.
Everything was fantastic- great food, interesting wine list and a very friendly and helpful server. A wonderful night out!
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!
Amazing food, drinks & staff. Have a lovely night !
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!
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.
Great patio, spectacular food and cocktails! Highly recommend.
Outstanding! Would highly recommend. Even with everything COVID related - Bar Laurel still delivered.
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.
Attention to detail, great service, amazing food and cocktails!
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!
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
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!
The food and drinks were delicious!
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!
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.
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.
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.
The food is SO tasty - can’t recommend it highly enough.
Love Bar Laurel. One of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa!
Delicious! Staff were great and food was outstanding
On the expensive side, but delicious food. The pulpo was awesome
Excellent cocktails, food and a good vibe overall!
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.
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.
Ok food but extremely expensive for what it is. Limited menu due to covid19 is disappointing.
Fantastic food and drinks.
Great experience. The food was incredible, the staff is knowledgeable. Great cocktails!
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.
The food was very flavourful and unique I enjoyed my drink also.
Very well done excellent service.
Loved the design of the restaurant also.
Such a great spot! Great food, drinks and just chill.
Well done handling the pandemic restrictions. Food tasty and cocktails (while selection more limited) were wonderful.
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!
Only the patio was open. Tapas style food was quite good.
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
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.
Our experience at Bar Laurel is always amazing. It’s our favourite restaurant but this even was especially wonderful.
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.