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Cocotte Bistro

4.1
4.1
472 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
Meet Cocotte...A taste of modern authentic French cuisine

Bubbles by the glass, locally sourced fresh ingredients, seasonal creations and our signature Ottawa-Brest—a National Capital take on the Paris-Brest. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a weekend brunch, treat yourself to delectable and visually stunning dishes inspired by French cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    French, French / Canadian, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–9:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:30 pm Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 216-2912
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Located in an exclusive setting where classical architecture meets innovative concepts, our spaces were designed to provide you with the best setting for an array of events, from private meetings to weddings as well as large-scale gatherings. With up-to-date technology, The Metcalfe Hotel provides turn-key and stress-free services.
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Cross Street
    Avenue Laurier W.
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Guests spending over $70 at our restaurant are eligible for complimentary valet parking, subject to availability.

What 472 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

472 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent as always but service was a little chaotic as servers are working random tables across the whole serving area. Ambience too was excellent in the morning where it's nice and quiet, but with an event at the separated hall, the noise level turns "morning French cafe" into "Japanese fish market". Bad points aside, they had the best scrambled egg in Ottawa, with one of most excellent breakfast. Will come back for sure.

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  2. RitaS

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The beef tartar was really good. The duck, cod, filet mignon very favorable. Our waiter Etienne provided great service. To top it off, creme Brule super yummy.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great meal. They have a kids menu, which was unexpected and appreciated

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  4. PDanzee

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe! My son and his fiancé are having their wedding reception at The Metcalfe Hotel and many of the guests are staying there, as well. We are very impressed with all the attention to details and feel good vibes from Cocotte and the management team.

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  5. Popy

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bel accueil, ambiance agréable mais un peu bruyant, service impeccable et mets savoureux. Nous aurions apprécié un service en français.

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  6. KayBee

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cutest restaurant in the quaintest hotel! Would recommend for a girls brunch.

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  7. KMottawa

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocotte was a great brunch spot for the girls and I. The food was fantastic, atmosphere is cute and location is great. Our server (I assume) was new, so things were very slow. She was lovely, but struggled to multitask, resulting in a lot of waiting to receive even just some coffee. However, the place itself is lovely and worth checking out. :)

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the salmon tartare and beef marrow. The salmon was INCREDIBLE. The beef marrow was okay, lacked flavour so I’d give it a 7/10. Cocktails were really underwhelming and frankly, not what we expected for a place like this so that was disappointing. We ordered the crème brûlée for dinner and again, it wasn’t anything to rave about. Very runny and no discernible flavours but not terrible. Overall, glad we didn’t order more food. I’d skip the cocktails all together and order wine next time. As for food, I’d recommend the salmon tartare 10000%.

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  9. PatriciaL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I did not enjoy my meal at all. Both the appetizer and main were underwhelming. In fact I returned the main for another, which was only marginally better. It wasn't the server's fault and didn't want to cause too much fuss, but definitely will not be returning.

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  10. BHR758

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our thanks to Etienne for his attentive care to our family group of four and for making my wife's 80th birthday so memorable.

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  11. JandS

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time at Cocotte. The food was delicious and the service attentive. We'll be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress began our service by spilling the jug of water on me… without noticing lol so no apology. I ordered a salad w dressing on the side. Took an hour & 45 min for our food to arrive… Once arrived, my salad had the dressing ON it. So not great service but food was pretty good & ambience was nice.

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  13. KatrinaR

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cocotte has a great vibe and decor, although service and food are average. I was told they no longer have the ingredients to make the elegance cocktail on the menu, and are unable to make a similar cocktail with the ingredients they do have. They can only serve drinks that they can punch in on the computer. Oysters were fresh, although our server provided no info about where they were from. Veal cheek was decent, although the cream sauce was an interesting choice. I feel like a red wine gravy would have brought of the flavours of the mushrooms and veal in a better way. There is also way too much sauce in the dish- could do with half the sauce and provide a side of mashed potatoes or bread instead. There was cork floating in my wine, yet no compensation given. When I booked our meal, I mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday yet nothing special was done - not even to say happy birthday.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the dishes ordered was excellent and we enjoyed a more than adequate wine pairing. Excellent friendly service without delays. It was a quiet Monday evening and an overall excellent experience.

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  15. Lizliz

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time there, first time was nice the dish I took was good ( beef tartare) service was good Second time was not so great it’s very busy and service was not good we waited for coffee about 20 min after we order. The food arrived cold and the quality was not good

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  16. MARIEJO

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and cozy venue. The food was amazing, definitely a hit!

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  17. Lily

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favourite place! The service was excellent, the dishes creative and delicious and the ambience upbeat and cozy at the same time. The service was almost too fast! We would have liked to savour each plate and drink a little longer. But overall an enjoyable experience !

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  18. SimonH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food wasn't up to expectations for french cuisine

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter, Vitor, was excellent! The restaurant was very loud last night! Large party behind us

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  20. PatB

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Alex our waiter was fantastic, the food was exceptional and the music was perfect with jazz & funk. The only little drawback was a intermittent cold breeze every 5 minutes. Otherwise, highly recommended!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! What a special spot to find in Ottawa!

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  22. Bernard

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and food was wonderful. Server Etienne was pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. Valet parking was much appreciated.

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  23. LucieF

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Risotto was very good. Scallops perfectly cooked. Bavette was very and perfectly cooked. Tables too close, not convient for intimate dinner. Overall, very good restaurant and would go again.

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  24. Zeel

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Aesthetically I was expecting it to be more cozy based on pictures I had seen. there is a cold feeling to the steel chairs lol I think they could have picked a better option for the seating + wood tables. But the food + drinks most definitely make up for the lack of decor. 10/10. Our server was marvellous. It’s worth a try for sure.

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  25. SamS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff were overwhelmed the entire time. Food was over cooked.

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  26. JordanS

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Started with a drink at the bar, a classic old fashioned. It was well made but maybe a little pricy for what was simply a well made drink. Moved on to dinner. The first table we had was way too big. We were promptly moved to a much more appropriate spot. When we ordered we were informed that the kitchen was only doing the steaks as medium rare or well done. A small annoyance, but somewhat understandable based on volume. The courses were great, but the rhythm was a little off. Some tables got bread and soup at the same time, others didn’t. There was sometimes a bit of a wait between courses but our table seemed to be better looked after than others. They do have a solid wine list, and the staff is fairly knowledgeable. The servers are a little new, but you can see that they are trying hard. The ambiance is nice, though it can get a little loud depending where you are seated. The staff are accommodating. We decided to have dessert and coffee in the lounge (mostly because the gentleman beside us had WAY too much cologne on - please don’t bathe in cologne before a restaurant) and they didn’t bat an eye. I’d rate it as a 3.5/5 across the board since most of the issues were collective versus an individual. We’ll for sure be back but maybe more in an everyday capacity versus special occasions.

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  27. ChrisB

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was very full for Valentine's day. I feel that they were understaffed, the wait was quite long and the food that arrived was at best warm. Most waiters looked very stressed, which did not create a good atmosphere. They made the best out of it and our waiter was very friendly and professional.

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  28. RobertH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was supposed to be a special occasion for Valentine's day. I wish we had gone elsewhere. We won't be returning. What was listed on Opentable was unclear with weird wording merging two areas Bar Dining. We assumed for a fixed table d'hote meal costing over $97 each it get us a good meal at table or we could sit at the bar. After arguing, a cancellation got us seated at a very uncomfortable table in their atrium. Tiny marble table with very poor chairs with a battery powered candle with a dead battery. No one fixed it. Meal was very small and very disappointing. One course was a single small ravioli. Another an odd creamy onion soup. We had to pay a $7 surcharge each to get a meal with protein. I had a odd chewy small steak, which you could not order cooked how you wanted it, we had to pick between medium rare or well done, with a tiny rectangular wafer thing that was supposed to be some kind of potato. Food was cool by the time it arrived. Service was glacially slow as we sat for hours waiting. Bill was almost $300. Many times what it should have been. The only thing I really enjoyed was my beer and that was mitigated by paying 4 times what it costs elsewhere in Ottawa. Never again.

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  29. yannd

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant not set up for volume events like valentines

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  30. Tararaboomdiay

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was mediocre. Food was not bad but not worth $29 at lunch.

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  31. Mick

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious foods, although the Ottawa-Brest could be improved. Service was reasonable.

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  32. Kath

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Trop de bruits, la nourriture est arrivée froide après avoir attendu longtemps pour nos assiettes. La serveuse n’était pas souriante et c’était dommage de ne pas pouvoir se faire servir en français. Le café américain: 2/10. Le lieu est jolie mais sans plus.

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  33. Marieh

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Etienne was great! food was good but not excellent nice place

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  34. snigdhag

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Very poor service, almost took them 1 hour to give us the food
    Cocotte BistroResponded on February 19, 2024
    Hello, We apologize for the poor service you experienced at our restaurant. Your feedback is valuable, and we're sorry for any inconvenience caused by the lengthy wait for your food and the quality of the dishes not meeting your expectations. We're committed to improving, and your comments will be shared with our team for immediate attention. I would like to offer you the opportunity to return and give us another chance to provide you with a better dining experience. Please let us know if you're interested. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Sincerely, Joseph R F&B Director

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  35. Jamal

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The place is too loud and the service is not that good. But the food is good

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  36. Colette

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food tastes very good but all eggs were overdone and prices for food did not match the menu. Each main was $2 more for some reason. Service was mostly good. Table next to us had a loud ringer on their phone and it rang non-stop. Quite annoying sound and they continued to have very loud phone conversations

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  37. MelanieS13

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Notre serveur (Alex) était super. Il a réalisé que nous étions francophone et nous a adressé en français. Il était serviable et dynamique. Nous serons de retour.

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  38. Neil

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice for lunch and for a discussion while eating

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  39. Eduard

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good coffee and food. Flavours nicely blended. Lacks surprise though. Place is in a lobby of hotel so a little weird.

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  40. Shay

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very cute decor and ambience. Food overpriced for what it was. Tasty but not memorable.

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FAQs

Cocotte Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 216-2912.

Cocotte Bistro is rated 4.1 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Cocotte Bistro

123 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5L9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Avenue Laurier W.
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–9:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:30 pm Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    French, French / Canadian, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Guests spending over $70 at our restaurant are eligible for complimentary valet parking, subject to availability.
  • Phone number
    (613) 216-2912
  • Private party facilities
    Located in an exclusive setting where classical architecture meets innovative concepts, our spaces were designed to provide you with the best setting for an array of events, from private meetings to weddings as well as large-scale gatherings. With up-to-date technology, The Metcalfe Hotel provides turn-key and stress-free services.
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