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Cocotte Bistro, Ottawa, ON
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Cocotte Bistro

4.4
4.4
79 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 7:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 10:30 am–2:00 pm Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 231-6555

  • 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $104.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    2-hour seatings on Valentine's Day if reserved between 5pm and 7pm. Table d'Hôte Valentine's Day Menu curated by Executive Chef Stephen La Salle. https://cocottebistro.com/menus/valentines-day/

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

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  1. d

    dataangel

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was good and pleasant. Food was great, wine section limited but good.
  2. D

    Diningout

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has a Paris Bistro atmosphere! Very nice menu. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Looking forward to my next visit!
  3. CM

    ChristineM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Food was delicious. Service was great!
  4. AG

    AmelieG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beaucoup de bruit Nourriture un peu décevante Service et vin très bien Cadre agréable
  5. LS

    LiseS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellente nourriture, service première classe. Vin un peu cher. Il faisait froid dans le restaurant. J'y retournerai, bel endroit.
  6. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my husband’s birthday, four adults and we were all thrilled with the service, romantic candlelit ambience and especially the delicious food.We will return. It is pricey but worth every penny!!!
  7. L

    Lari

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    It was my time number 6 being at Cocotte for breakfast or brunch. If I was impressed at first, it is not the case anymore. The quality of food is down. Four of us had mostly potatoes on brunch plates. When the dish price is between $ 23 to $ 28, one expects more than one see-through slice of salmon on a bagel. When one orders beans with duck and sausage, one shall not realize there is only one tiny, tiny piece of duck and no sausage at all among canned beans! Additionally, there were not enough servers, and it took our waiter close to an hour to take the food order. For the life of me I could not bring his attention to the fact that we need more coffee. When I asked him, "Is there an issue with the kitchen? Why are you not taking our orders? You promised 40 minutes ago, " he took it as a personal insult. To summarize, there is an urgent need to improve food and training of your staff.
  8. H

    Hillary

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great experience. Food, service, and ambiance met or exceeded expectations. We came for brunch but can’t wait to come back for dinner
  9. AB

    AndreaB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was incredible and the service was as well!!! Will definitely be back!!
  10. GW

    GerardW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was our first visit and our expectations were met and exceeded. Our server was knowledgeable, the food was very good (I had the Arctic Char). Most importantly, my guests enjoyed themselves.
  11. MK

    MarcK

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Trop de sel dans la nourriture même dans la salade. Très déçu
  12. CB

    ChantaleB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, did not feel rushed. Server was knowledgeable and friendly.
  13. j

    jeanmauf

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    C'était notre première visite et il y en aura d'autres. Notre serveuse Zara a fait preuve d'une grande compétence et a grandement contribué à notre évaluation favorable de ce nouveau restaurant.
  14. KS

    KaylaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully plated food and spot on portions. I could order that foie gras parfait every day!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was very slow and food was just okay
  16. AA

    AndreeAnneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nourriture excellente, service efficace et personnalisé. Menu pour enfants très apprécié pour nos enfants de 7 et 9 ans. Beau décor chaleureux et privé.
  17. A

    Allen

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We are hesitant to give a great review because it will result in making it more difficult for us to get reservations! The food was excellent, Eric, our server, was very attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful. Brandon, the sommelier, is extremely knowledgeable and we look forward to him adding more wonderful wines to the cellar. A restaurant of this quality could really use a more refined ambience. While it is very clean and comfortable, it has a feel of a hotel restaurant rather than a fine dining restaurant. We look forward to becoming regular patrons.
  18. L

    Leonard

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed the food and service. The atmosphere was pretty good, felt a little like a French cafe or bistro.
  19. TT

    TrevorT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great (loved the steak/ frites, and the French onion soup)! Cocktails were delicious and the renovation of the dining room was beautiful! Congrats to the team on such an amazing job! Highly encourage this location for a regular night out or a pre-NAC show!
  20. SC

    SarahC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely New Year's Day brunch. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food was delicious. Bright, airy space.
  21. AS

    AdeleS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazingly different and very good! I will definitely be going back.
  22. GF

    GoodFoodEnjoyer

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    While the a la carte menu might be a better option, the prix fixe options on New Year's Eve were, at best, okay. Our server was excellent -- very friendly and accommodating. My wife being pregnant, she couldn't have the oysters or any alcoholic beverages, but we were given several options for the latter. While my main (Fogo Island Turbot) was nicely prepared and presented, it was lacking a little in flavour. Maybe spicing up the dish wasn't the chef's intention, but it couldn't have hurt to put a little extra on it. The vegetables underneath the fish were also unseasoned. My wife's beef dish appeared to be done in a sous vide, which isn't a bad thing...but it didn't seem to be finished on a grill/seared. It honestly looked like a boiled slab of meat that hid behind a (admittedly not too bad) black garlic veal sauce. But, when the star of the dish has to be masked by the sauce, there's an issue. Also, the beet salad starter didn't have much flavour in the beets themselves. Again, the dressing was alright, but coming by fresh beets in winter isn't all that difficult. Our dessert was perfect for those who love chocolate. My wife is one of those, whereas I am not. It would have been nice to have another option for dessert. I could only stand to have one or two bites of the thing. That said, my wife finished it entirely, and enjoyed it. Maybe I've been to too many fine dining restaurants, and I expect too much. This place easily met my minimum expectations...but not much further than that.
  23. LJ

    LJsummer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Good and service was good. Lighting was too bright for an evening sitting. Would have preferred a softer more intimate ambience.
  24. ER

    ElodieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Gagne à être découvert, magnifique endroit! J’ai adorée!
  25. MV

    MarcV

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Full disclosure, we went on NYE with a fixed menu. The venue is absolutely stunning, and the staff were attentive without being overbearing. Although we were the first of 2 sittings, at no point did we feel rushed or pressured to speed up. Despite being a fixed menu, all 4 courses were quite good, with the turbot being the highlight. The wine list was also quite comprehensive and offered a nice mix at reasonable prices. Overall we had a great evening and are looking forward to returning soon.
  26. JR

    JesseR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for a nice Bistro with high quality food, and a good price, this place will work for you. Don't forget to ask the somolier for a wine pairing suggestion with your meal!
  27. MY

    MepYow

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The decor and atmosphere are the best and the service was excellent - our waitress was attentive, intuitive and professional. We had brunch - the food was ok, all was tasty but not 5 star worthy.
  28. N

    Nana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was excellent! Zara, our waitress, was attentive, charming and very friendly. The interior design is perfect for taking pictures.
  29. C

    Catnip

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great French ambiance and food. Young vibe. Nice quiet bar in lobby
  30. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good brunch menu with a variety of choices including those who prefer vegetarian options. Kind and attentive staff
  31. UM

    UrszulaM

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious, the service very accommodating. Thank you for making our evening special.
  32. LM

    LaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully designed French bistro inspired place. Fancy without being pretentious. Food and cocktails were absolutely delicious. Our server, Farha, was a delight. We will be back for sure!
  33. m

    mallorym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Duck poutine was delicious, server (Eric) was great!
  34. SB

    SamanthaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Refreshing new French bistro, a must try! I first opted for the 'surprise' drink which was well balanced with hints of grapefruit, not overly sweet nor too bitter. It came served in a martini glass garnished with crushed candy cane; a perfect sip on a snowy xmas evening. Next I had the pumpkin soup which brought me back to a tiny Parisian bistro where I had a similar (best soup ever) with chanterelles. This was followed by the ricotta pasta was a surprising delicious medley of tastes which I paired with their Gamay. Heavenly. Friends also loved the duck and tourtiere dishes they ordered. The only letdown was the crème brulée which was rendered to a warm liquid custard with a topping that was overdone. This is a dessert the chef must pay attention to as a perfect crème brulée is as indicative of a fine French restaurant as is an authentic Ceasar salad to an Italian eatery. But what really made our evening was our server, Zahara, who went above and beyond to offer us a truly memorable Christmas dinner. She's a gem and Cocotte would do well to keep her on board. All in all we are rooting for this new French restaurant and will return.
  35. ER

    EricR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    expect the menu you have on the website ! Not at all
  36. M

    Mika

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spot on, staff, food drinks and cute place.
  37. V

    Valeriell

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Hostess was not really helpfull or nice, service was extremely slow, was sat near 2 tables with crying childrens. Howveer, the food was really good and the waitress super nice.
  38. L

    Liliana

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I would have liked to find more French dishes on their menu, such as scargots. The burger, although it was good, seemed simple to me.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice dining place. Enjoyed salmon tartar and pasta very much
  40. M

    Meg1

    Ottawa

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    First time trying out this new restaurant. Everything was fine but nothing to rave about. Food was ok, the restaurant was practically empty and the service was respectable. The atmosphere made it cold and awkward. Since this was brunch I may give dinner a chance and see if the food and vibe different during the evening.

FAQs

Cocotte Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 79 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 21 times today
Experiences are available.
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 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–2:00 pm Sat 7:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 10:30 am–2:00 pm Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Phone number

    (613) 231-6555

  • 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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