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Gitanes, Ottawa, ON

Gitanes

4.7
4.7
539 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
At Gitanes we serve French cuisine using local ingredients. Seafood off the raw bar is fresh and sustainably sourced. A local favourite in Ottawa fine dining known for the romantic ambiance, chef-driven menu and extensive wine cellar. On 'Canada's 100 Best Restaurants' list in 2023.

For the full experience try the tasting menu with wine pairings. Book the Chef's Table for a deep dive into our culinary program with chef Mitch Lacombe.

Open Tuesday to Saturday at 5:30, drinks until late.

Don't see availability for your group? Give us a call at 613-562-0699.

Our restaurant is a great venue for intimate weddings and celebrations. Email our events coordinator at info@gitanes.co.

Find us in Centretown on lively Elgin Street, tucked down the ramp. Street parking available.

À bientôt!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Wine Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (613) 562-0699
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Mitch Lacombe
  • Private party facilities
    Inquire at info@gitanes.co for large group bookings and buyouts. Large groups of up to 30 can be accommodated in our back room. Our restaurant can accommodate a 55 person indoor buyout, and the patio can be used for additional capacity.
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Cross Street
    Elgin Street, between Frank and Waverly.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting

    $145.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Chef’s Table is a lively kitchen-side immersive dining experience that is cooked and served by our Kitchen team. Advance notice of allergies & dietary restrictions is required. This is a 2-3 hour experience. Standard cancellation policy applies.
    Chef's Tasting photo
  • Tasting Menu

    $105.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A wonderful introduction to Gitanes restaurant. A curated offering from our current seasonal menu. Minimum requirement of 2 guests.
    Tasting Menu photo

What 539 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

539 Reviews
  1. SarahC

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience for our 17th anniversary: the tasting menu with "nouveau" wine pairing. Service was impeccable, striking the delicate balance between friendly and unobtrusive.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and cocktails were great! Would def go back.

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  3. michaelb

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service as always ! We really enjoyed the duck, lobster and beef tartar.
    GitanesResponded on May 21, 2024
    Hi Michael, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! Always a pleasure to host and we're very glad you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a good restaurant but I find it extremely expensive for what you receive. I had the steak frites … the sauces that accompanied were amazing! Fries seemed double cooked and not that good …maybe try cooking in lard/tallow… tastes better and much healthier Server was fantastic.. We would likely return but not quickly

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  5. EvelyneP

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This meal was splendid. It reminded us of the wonderful flavour innovations we get when we travel in Europe. The location is surrounded by energy but feels relaxed. The service was incredible. I'm not sure if the waiter was an owner but he demonstrated a knowledge of the wines and dishes that was very much appreciated. I'm so glad we went. It is now on our short list of places to bring friends and visitors.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was excellent. The food, service and wine were all excellent. A very good value for a higher end restaurant!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner, exceptional service and atmosphere. Expensive, but worth it.

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  8. DanM

    Ottawa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent in every aspect, food, service, ambience,

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best chef's table ever. Very interesting and well prepared dishes, extraordinary take, and good portions.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing keeping me from giving 5 stars is the fact that the portions are slightly on the small side. I ordered the steak frites and my friend ordered the crab spaghetti - both were perfectly delicious. The service was exceptional. We will definitely be back!
    GitanesResponded on May 7, 2024
    Hello and thank you for the feedback. We look forward to hosting you again soon! If you're looking for a nice big main course on your next visit, the pork chop is a great dish to try -20oz bone in complemented by a beautiful mustard jus. Cheers

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FAQs

Gitanes is rated 4.7 stars by 539 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gitanes

361 Elgin Street, Unit 6, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Elgin Street, between Frank and Waverly.
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Wine Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mitch Lacombe
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 562-0699
  • Private party facilities
    Inquire at info@gitanes.co for large group bookings and buyouts. Large groups of up to 30 can be accommodated in our back room. Our restaurant can accommodate a 55 person indoor buyout, and the patio can be used for additional capacity.
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