Two seatings: 5:30-6:30pm and 8:00pm-:10:00pm
Late night menu Mon-Thurs from 10pm- late & Fri/Sat from 11pm- late
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.
We joined good friends in sampling as many delicious tapas selections as we could! Our favourite negroni and Spanish cocktails started off the evening and we finished off a most memorable meal with our favourite dessert: the basque cheesecake. We are very lucky to have in Ottawa such an authentic/expertly prepared tapas menu served quickly by friendly and knowledgeable staff. We will be back soon.
The food was simply incredible. If only we had room to order everything on the menu, I'm sure we wouldn't have been disappointed.
Great food, great and friendly service, relaxed atmosphere. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you!
Took a friend there for her birthday celebration - excellent service, delicious food and amazing ambience. Loved it! Will be back.
You guys do a great job but it’s about time but your menu get a refresh! Food is good but I’d like to see some variation please! Thank you!
Bar Laurel is great. Sat at the bar, and while service was a little slow, the bartender made up for it with a delicious Lamb dish
A very nice discovery. I will definitely return . Service was outstanding.
Bar Laurel continues to be outstanding! Our waiter was so formidable (sorry, I didn't catch your name!) and gave us a little candle with our cheesecake in honour of my friend's birthday. Cocktails on point, as always, and you must try the cod fritters!
Food, drinks, service.. all incredibly good!!
Need to like small plates but I love all the drinks and the ability to share. Would recommend!
Good food, good ambience. Attentive staff. Great for a date night or casual dinner with friends.
Great food, wine and ambiance. As a gluten free diner I would have appreciated gluten free bread and a gluten free fryer since the lack of both meant a significant part of the menu was not suitable for me.
Very good food, had our server choose the plate to bring for our party of 6 and it was very good.
Would go again for sure
Fantastic, innovative food and great ambiance!! Highly recommend this restaurant!
Les plats étaient vraiment bons! L’endroit est petit mais convivial et le service était parfait. Nous avons été très bien conseillé. Il y avait peu de gens à notre arrivée mais l’endroit était plein vers 21h30.
Les tapas sont exquis ! Très belle soirée !
My first time here and I loved it! Every dish was a hit. Excited to come again soon.
First time at Bar Laurel... will not be our last.
We tried about 9 or 10 dishes each was amazing!
The cocktails were ‘old school’ great!... bar tender gave me the recipe for the Black Vesper which is a MUST HAVE
Bar Laurel is a great little restaurant, clearly focused on getting as close to real Spanish Tapas as they can. The service was attentive and solid, friendly - with the waiter accommodating a special request to grill the octopus. Food was very good - although the wine pours were on the skimpy side. My only "complaint". Slick and cool interior.
Sat at the bar for dinner. Everyone was super friendly and the food and drink were excellent. Every single dish we ordered was a hit. Wish I could go more often.
We went to bar laurel a couple of years ago for our anniversary and loved the experience so we wanted to return this year, again to celebrate our anniversary.
On the open Table reservation it asked if it was a special occasion to which I replied it was our wedding anniversary. Not sure why they asked because we did not get a special table, nor was it acknowledged. Previously, we received a glass of bubbly, which we though was great.
We were seated beside a very loud table and our server was less than attentive. We waited close to 25 minutes to get our first drink, which did not start the experience off well.
All in all, the food was tasty but very expensive for the few bites per dish.
We don’t plan to go back anytime soon, which is disappointment because we loved it the first time.
Yet another great meal ... again! Mule 2.0 is our go to drink. Our fav restaurant in the city, bar none! We often eat at the bar so we can watch the bartenders prepare the drinks as they do it with such flare!
Everything was amazing as usual - we cannot wait to go back!
Awesome cocktails created in house followed by an amazing selection of small plate and a fine Spanish wine. We ate at the bar and the bar man was a wealth of knowledge on both the menu and wines. I highly recommend this place!!
Great atmophere and service and attention to detail.
Food was good but nothing blew my mind. Tapas were expensive. I get that some ingredient come at a hefty price for the restaurant but 10-12$ for 2 croquettas on a bed of salsa verde is excessive.
Still would recommend the place to friends but warn of the prices
Perfect balance of attentiveness and leaving us to enjoy our dining. Loved all the dishes, so must go back to try more ... patatas ! Eating at the bar was a great option.
Jordan was great, it was our first visit, Jordan was very helpful in explaining the menu
I’ve been here close to a dozen times and the food, cocktails and service were very good. In fact, I’d say the servers are excellent. I’m not sure what happened on the Tuesday (Sept. 18th) I went, but my guest and I were not served poorly but downright rudely.
The two worst examples (not the only ones) are when asked if we were having dinner or just drinks, I responded “drinks for now please since we’re not sure if we like each other enough to stay for dinner” in reference to me and my guest (I’m a pretty witty dude). His response was “I’m not sure either.” This was said as he was walking away so it clearly wasn’t him joining in with some good-natured teasing.
The other instance was when ordering drinks, after I had ordered mine (I went first only because my guest was still deciding), my guest asked a question about a cocktail then was considering her choice when the server just turned and left... To be crystal clear, this wasn’t a situation of someone sitting indecisively for 5 minutes not being able to choose a drink. It was a matter of 20-30 seconds...! It was also not a busy night as several tables were empty. Regardless, even that would not have been a valid excuse for that kind of behaviour.
In short, it tainted the evening and took away from the hard work of the chefs and mixologists since even the best food and drinks can be ruined by bad service. If you’re going to have rude service, you better be a 4-star Michelin restaurant or have a location with a view of the Eiffel Tower. You’re not going to be getting return customers otherwise...
We had a great meal. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful and made great recommendations. Will be back the next time I’m in town.
The food was fresh but bland. For a restaurant in that price point, they should have Spanish style tapas nailed in its flavors. It falls short.