Bar Laurel

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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 207 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MG
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Warm ambience, attentive staff, fun, delicious plates.

H
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
268 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful evening. Food and service were fantastic.

AT
Ottawa
62 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent cocktails great food and fun atmosphere.

OM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

KM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious!!!

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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Graduation

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took a friend there for her birthday celebration - excellent service, delicious food and amazing ambience. Loved it! Will be back.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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!

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

SL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A very nice discovery. I will definitely return . Service was outstanding.

CC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, drinks, service.. all incredibly good!!

CL
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Need to like small plates but I love all the drinks and the ability to share. Would recommend!

NM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good ambience. Attentive staff. Great for a date night or casual dinner with friends.

EF
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

MS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

AG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic, innovative food and great ambiance!! Highly recommend this restaurant!

N
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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 !

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GC
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent everything! Drinks are perfection... wish they still had their roasted chicken! All sharing plates very very good!

P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first time here and I loved it! Every dish was a hit. Excited to come again soon.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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