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Gitanes, Ottawa, ON

Gitanes

4.5
4.5
265 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
We are a French restaurant with natural wine and colourful cocktails. Seafood on the cold bar is fresh and sustainably sourced. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 5-11pm.

Don't see availability for your group? Give us a call at 613-562-0699. Inquire for the 'Let Chef Feed You' tasting in the kitchen or a sparkling wine celebration at the Champagne table.

À bientôt!

Our sister restaurant GBurger is now open! Located at 380 Elgin street

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 562-0699

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Luke Reyes

  • Private party facilities

    Inquire at info@gitanes.co for large group bookings and buyouts. Large groups of up to 28 can be accommodated in our semi-private back room. Our restaurant can accommodate a 55 person indoor buyout, and the patio can be used for additional capacity.Our 'Let Chef Feed You' tasting can unique way to host visiting family or holiday work dinners.

  • 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

  • Tasting Menu - Let Chef Feed You

    $115.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    The Chef’s Table is a lively kitchen-side immersive dining experience that is cooked and served by our infamous Kitchen team, with assistance from the Front management team. The tasting is arranged for each booking by our Chef and the menu is handwritten specifically for the night. Rather than many small plates, ‘Let Chef Feed You’ features large sharing dishes served 'family style'. Advance notice of allergies & dietary restrictions is required. Ideally the Chef’s Table is booked for 4 guests to a max of 6 guests and takes 3 hours from start. Standard cancellation policy applies. An 'Elevate to create' add-on is also available.

What 265 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SS

    SusanS

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time, delicious food and a fabulous server.
  2. S

    Sunny

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Was extremely disappointed in the seafood plate and the beef tartar was very salty The bill was $282 and we ended up going to the restaurant next-door

    GitanesResponded 5 days agoHi Sunny, Thank you for your review. I want to thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to improve, as we always strive for excellence. Although we missed the mark with this experience, I would be very interested in connecting with you in the hopes of making things right. Please reach out via email Evan.Mackey@Gitanes.co. I look forward to hearing from you. Evan Mackey General Manager

  3. PM

    PierreM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service at bar was a bit slow Drinks were taking longer than usual. Also food. Must be the 15 group they had but ay the same time they should prepare for it

    GitanesResponded 5 days agoHi Pierre, sounds like the timing was not ideal & I apologize for any waits this caused. Hope we can make it up to you soon. Best - the Gitanes team

  4. RB

    RobinB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Very over priced. Quality of ingredients were not consistent. Beef tartare was lacking BEEF.
  5. N

    Nico

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third visit their and in each instance the experience on all levels was exceptional. The service, attention to detail, food, wine recos…everything was perfect. As a special treat to yourself, highly recommend.
  6. LC

    LauraC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food and drinks! Our server was great and when we lost track of time, she made sure we were fed and out the door in time for our show. Highly recommend!
  7. KG

    KenG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We sat outside so that added a bit to the noise level but it was not bad. Our server was excellent. The food was well prepared and creative. We found the price high but $50+ mains seem to be becoming more common.
  8. N

    Nima

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Well-thought dishes and cocktails, with an amazing service!
  9. CR

    CharlieR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was very enjoyable. Perhaps it would be a good idea to turn down the music on the patio.
  10. JA

    JABfoodandfit

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around! knowledgeable staff. Beautiful setting and delicious food. Will 100% be back.
  11. m

    manuelc

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was very Nice. The food and drinks good. The service was exellent. I Will go back surely
  12. KL

    KailiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening! We had incredible food, the beef tartare in particular was exceptional.
  13. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, atmosphere and food. Seafood plate was so gorgeous.
  14. KB

    KimberleyB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best cocktail and foodie experience I’ve had in Ottawa in a long time. Being Celiac too, I felt safe and secure with my food choices and wasn’t disappointed at any turn of the meal from that respect. Above and beyond. 5MILLIONSTARS
  15. E

    Envil

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was flavourful! And the wine pairing suggestions by the spirited sommelier were unconventional and fantastic. Also appreciated bilingual service. Will definitely return.
  16. AL

    AaronL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful crafted meals with very kind educated servers
  17. N

    Nathalie

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience at Gitanes! Creative French cuisine. The best sweetbreads ever!! Wine list would benefit from a couple more affordable quality French wines. The ambiance and quality of service was excellent! We will be back for sure!
  18. C

    Coraline

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our server Mathieu was very nice and gave us good recommandations of where to go in the city
  19. RL

    RobL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gitanes blends innovative menu offerings with crowd-pleasing seafood, thoughtful vegetarian options, and inspired meats. It creatively melds cuisines, and matches Canadian ingredients with the best flavours from around the world. Throughout seasons the chef and staff offer new takes on dishes that are complemented by the most well-curated, modern wine list in Ottawa. The staff make everyone feel welcome and attend carefully to visitors' needs. Service is prompt and the ambience is top-notch. This is my favourite restaurant in the city in 2022.
  20. TB

    TylerB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as always!! Would recommend to anyone that likes a good meal - the seafood tower is always incredible
  21. CK

    CarolineKyle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gitanes is my go-to restaurant I recommend to local friends and visitors. The innovative menu is a fresh delight for each trip. Carefully prepared, beautifully presented with every aspect handled by friendly professional staff. Do yourself a favour and go to Gitanes!
  22. ML

    MarcL

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening, loved everything!
  23. SM

    SpencerM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent date night fantastic service! Coming back again
  24. CB

    ChristinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, The waitress gave us outstanding recommendations for our food and wine/cocktails.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing experience!!! GM was super friendly and accommodating. Food was phenomenal!
  26. TD

    TallieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and amazing staff!! Thanks guys💚💚💚
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food
  28. SG

    SalwaG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    The menu options are very narrow, not too much options, the food was average.
  29. J

    Johnc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Gitanes which was amazing! The attention given from the moment you arrive to your departure is rare to find. The food was excellent and they were great to pair the best wine for both our entrées. Thanks for a memorable evening!!
  30. ED

    EvanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience amazing food and staff. Highly recommend
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was 🔥
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most perfect night. Beautiful ambience, warm and friendly service and delicious food. Could not have been better.
  33. I

    Izza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and fabulous service. We ended up staying from 6:30 to almost closing. A fantastic experience.
  34. JG

    JamieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal food and cocktails. Exceptional service, very knowledgeable staff! Can’t wait to return.
  35. q

    qwerty

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The appetizers were great but the main courses were very salty and we were not able to eat more than 1/3 of our food because of this. The service was good until the end, the take out boxes were just dropped off and had to ask for a bag. Just not what I expected w the price range.
  36. S

    Sandrita

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Location is hard to find and service could have been more friendly. Food and drinks were delicious but portions could have been bigger given the price. Overall mood was great and would return but with a smaller group just for apps and drinks
  37. GF

    GoodFoodEnjoyer

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The serving staff were very accommodating with us wanting to switch seats -- it was not too busy when we'd arrived, but I can see how it might have been a little more challenging afterward. The food was excellent, and while you don't go to a restaurant like that for an inexpensive meal, I thought the drinks made our bill a little higher than I'd have liked it. That being said, I didn't NEED to have a second Manhattan :-) Having only a few choices makes deciding on the meals much easier, and you can tell that everything is prepped and served with quality in mind.
  38. MA

    MichelA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was considerate, graceful, knowledgeable, attentive without being obnoxious and always positive. Our sommelier had insight on literally every item on their extensive wine list. Menu was eclectic and every dish we ordered was perfectly executed and plated. All the seafood dishes were especially good (and fresh). Nice people, superb service, great food, nice atmosphere… what’s not to like. Will be back- often! I feel badly having missed this place during COVID. They really have made an effort to make this a special place and it succeeded.
  39. DS

    DarrylS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Best restaurant in Ottawa. Well worth the price. Delicious cocktails. Easy to find parking. A winner. See you soon.
  40. D

    Deexo

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Trendy hot spot to people watch, hip atmosphere. Fantastic wine selection and execution of cocktails. The food and service is where it’s lacking and loses points. for the price point and higher end dining goal of the restaurant doesn’t match up the lack of attention from servers. It was a 6pm Thursday sitting with barely anyone in the restaurant, it took a while for us to get to order our food. we wanted to have our first glass of Lelarge champagne with oysters but that wasn’t possible since we only had our server take our food order 15 min after our drinks arrived. The steak tartare was shocking - it was dry and the sunchokes on top were over fried & burnt.. had no pleasure it eating it. the beet salad with curds too sweet, it tasted like a heavy dessert which didn’t go with the raw bar plates. the focaccia wasn’t your typical focaccia, it was more like a mini pizza however did taste good. tuna crudo, snow crab were good however, but small portions. oysters were great! Would come again for the cocktails and going to Gitanes clout, but a full dinner service definitely not again.

    GitanesResponded on April 15, 2022Hi, I'd like to thank you for your review. We take great pride in the work we do at Gitanes, so I apologize that we dropped the ball during your visit. Please send your contact info to Evan.Mackey@gitanes.co, I would like to discuss your experience as reviews provide us an opportunity to improve our craft here. I would like to extend a Gift Card for your next visit in an effort to showcase our true ability. I look forward to your email. Evan Mackey (General Manager) 613.562.0699

FAQs

Gitanes is rated 4.5 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 22 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–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Luke Reyes

  • 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 28 can be accommodated in our semi-private back room. Our restaurant can accommodate a 55 person indoor buyout, and the patio can be used for additional capacity.Our 'Let Chef Feed You' tasting can unique way to host visiting family or holiday work dinners.

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