Gitanes

4.7
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74 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French
We are excited to host you at Gitanes!

Serving French plates paired with natural wine and cocktails. Inquire for reservations and we will be accepting walk-ins. Come join us for a dinner or a spritz in the sun!

Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Sunday: 5 - 10pm à la carte, late night drinks.

www.gitanes.co/delivery
www.laportegitanes.com
What 74 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VyncentL
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

really good restaurant! recommend it to everyone |

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Blaisan
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing meal at Gitanes! We particularly enjoyed the creamed corn, the burger, the steak, and the gelato cake. We will be back!

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Fidanka
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing! Definitely the best restaurant in Ottawa. Sea food is fresh and delicious! Excellent desserts! Service was top notch!

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Anne
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Gitanes never disappoints. Will definitely be coming back

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izabelag
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing evening, loved the service & atmosphere. Food was so delicious cant wait to be back for more- also great wine selection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible and service was top! Needs more gluten free options though...but they were very accommodating!

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beat resto in Canada's capital –without exception.

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StaceyS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, just absolutely incredible dinner. Servers were fantastic, food and cocktails were divine and ambience was perfect. What more could you ask for?

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Peter
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

Ambiance nulle. Plats bons sans plus mais le service fut tout à fat admirable. Seul le vin blanc de Touraine fut excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellente soirée, beau cadre et le service est parfait

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PierreK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a special occasion! Exceptional food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so delish and it has such a cute, romantic vibe. The server was also very helpful and efficient.

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CarlaK
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best ambiance, friendly and well trained servers, awesome owner and most importantly AMazING food and drinks. Best spot in town.

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NIKOLASM
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maybe it was the fact that it was our first real restaurant outing in the pandemic era, but my partner and I really enjoyed our night here. The food is playful and novel but still accessible, and there are plenty of options for both the adventurous and those seeking comfort food. The staff were attentive and helped craft a memorable meal; an unlisted Alsace red in particular was a wise choice by the somm'. The cold bar may be the calling card, but the grilled meats also were very tasty.

We were a bit worried that Gitanes would be more style than substance - we were happy to be wrong! A great night out.

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SommerM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An intimate setting, with social distancing measures in place, with and authentic cuisine.
Since traveling is prohibited due to the pandemic Gitanes makes you feel like you are in Paris on a patio. :)
Customer service and considerations were impeccable and food mouthwatering.
Drinks were creative, colorful and refreshing.

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ShaunP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really great. Thank you. Really interesting food.

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite special celebration restaurant in Ottawa. I’ve said it before, people should look to this place for a masterclass in how to run a restaurant, from the management, to the kitchen, to the front of house staff and servers. They have repeatedly amazed. Special shout out to Stephanie! There should be an award in Ottawa for people like her.

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bellarocio
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time, definitely I will be back, the food, service everything was really good

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JoelK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful restaurant! Lovely ambience, great service, and beautiful cuisine!! We are so lucky to have this restaurant in Ottawa...

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TomT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was lucky enough to get to experience my dinner at the chefs table and it did not disappoint, the chef Mitch walked us through the menu and made the whole evening very engaging. The whole staff was friendly and attentive and the food was superb from the great selection of the raw bar to the mouth watering pastas. Would definitely recommend and will be back soon!

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Anne
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Service was also amazing. The waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service. It’s expensive, but you get what you pay for. Would definitely come back!

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ShelleyP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Innovative menu, welcoming and knowledgeable staff, excellent execution of dishes, many of which not often seen (e.g. Pomme Aligot, which were exceptional). Overall an excellent experience. The only miss was the Escargots, which weren't -- substituted whelks were pretty much tasteless and had an unappetizing texture.

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best part of this restaurant is the service. It’s outstanding and the food doesn’t disappoint. Would recommend!

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AlineM
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience4

We only had three vegetarian dishes. They were delicious, colorful and flavorful. The savory tarte tatin is a hit! Our waiter was perfect, both personal and professional.
However the vegetarian options are very few and no vegan option at all. I believe this type of restaurant should venture more into vege dishes - lots of local vegetables are available. We unfortunately won't go to Gitanes too often for lack of choice.

Gitanes
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing feedback from your recent dinner, it's much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed the service as well as the tarte tatin. Our dinner menu changes regularly, and in anticipation of warmer months stay tuned for summer vegetables!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was beyond expectations. The “let the chef feed you” experience was absolutely incredible and so worth it. Highly, highly recommend.

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CatherineN
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All the food was delicious, even the squash we didn't order but they gave us accidentally. The service is so good I get warm fuzzy feelings just thinking about it - they can read my mind and know which wines I prefer! Of course I want to go back, whenever restaurants are open again ....

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food 👍

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Kimchisaveslives
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

So, I think it’s unfair to write a review on food when you’ve tried 10% of the menu. The cippolini tarte is a must try! It was perfect. The oeufs mayonnaise have a strong anchovy flavour which isn’t really the way it’s described on the menu as most people don’t assume that the word “tonnato” means it will taste super fishy. I did like them, but my boyfriend gagged. Lol. The burger was great, moist and great bun, BUT it does need something tangy like like dijon or sweet cornichons or something to offset how rich it is. I would recommend asking for something tangy , I’m sure they would accommodate you. The fries are amazing!!!! The French onion soup was alright, honestly it didn’t have the richness and depth I would have expected from them. Might have just been a batch that didn’t reduce as long as it should have. With that all being said I’d love to go back and try other items. The ambiance is great and super stylish. However I didn’t have a drink to sip until 30 min. after my reservation time which I find I unacceptable. They sat me at the bar as my reservation
table wasn’t ready. I was ignored by the bartenders as they did there thing for 5 min. chatting with each other and pouring drinks for other people who already had glasses in front of them. A simple “hello will be with you soon” would have been nice since the bar is so small and I was right in front of them. Then they sat me at my table before I had a chance to order. Then by the time she came and took my order and came back with the wine it was 30min. Not cool at all. She apologized but the whole thing was a turn off. Then it took 10 min. to pay because they have a bad signal as the restaurant is in a demi- basement. So about 40 min. of time there was not pleasant. Def. worth a try as it’s a lovely place with some great appetizers, and our server was a sweetheart. However if my second visit is like the first then I won’t return again.

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CookieB
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A fantastic date night! The food here is fabulous. A nod to classic french cuisine which is well executed. We enjoyed every dish we tried. Portions were generous and we actually couldn't finish our mains which was a welcomed surprise. Only sad it meant we could not try the desserts. Decor and ambiance have both been well executed. Hope this place sticks around. Welcomed gem on the Ottawa food scene.
Service was good but attentiveness did start to drop as the evening progressed.. which is our only complaint.

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Hillary
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow. Never thought I’d eat squash that would change my life.

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EmilyO
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around! Enjoyed every bite and the service was 5 stars.

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TylerG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every bite and the service was fantastic! Exquisite menu - great ambiance. Would 100% recommend.

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sandram
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food knowledgeable service. Stemware is stunning.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Food was great as always, service exceptional. Love love love

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered rib eye steak as our main dish. It was amazing! Perfectly cooked, flavour is incredible, served with some mushrooms and onions which pair with steak really well. Aside from great food, the place had pretty cool interior and nice playlist.

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ValerieB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

With some reservation. The food was wonderful..similar quality to France, but took forever to arrive. We waited an hour for our appetizers and another half hour for the main.
The major problem for us was the white tulip chairs, some of the most uncomfortable we've ever sat on. Reserve the sofa tables if you want to spend any time there.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

My wife and I just left Gitanes on February 1, 2020 to celebrate her 40th birthday. I was explicit in my “reservation comments” that we were celebrating a milestone-birthday and, when we arrived, our thoughtful waitress brought us a complimentary round of drinks because she knew it was a birthday. We were seated in the back room section, close to the kitchen and restrooms.

However, once we finished our first of 4 courses, a party of 15 showed up. I have nothing against large parties, but the moment they arrived, it was mayhem. Somehow, despite my earlier mentions on my reservation, we were seated directly next to these people. As mentioned, I have nothing against large parties and people having a good time, but there should be some thought given to the other guests of the restaurant who may not be part of that group.

We asked to be moved as we were unable to speak to one another, and eventually we were given two seats at the bar. We did not ask to be seated at the bar on our reservation, we expected to be at a table as we had been originally seated. After being assured by our waitress that it was “cozy” up there, it wasn’t; it’s just as loud and obnoxious as sitting next to a group of 15 people shrieking and taking selfies.

Once there, our waitress lost track of us, and when she did surface, I told her that we were there to celebrate a birthday, and we couldn’t because of how they planned their evening sittings. We were also never offered another drink or even water, we were literally just left there. We were given a complimentary dessert, again because of the birthday that we didn’t get to celebrate, but by that point all we wanted to do was leave. In retrospect, we probably should have left earlier, as we ended up spending 200$ on a crappy night.

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Carl
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

The food was very good and priced way above what I would expect. The restaurant is VERY, Very noisy. We found the tables quite small but nicely spaced,.

The servers were very attentive and helpful . However, at these prices I would have expected them to be dressed more presentably and professionally. Tee shirts? Please!

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vipDebmem
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful first experience and look forward to many more. The renovations they made to this space are beautiful. It’s a warm funky atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive service. I only wish they had a fish as a main course that wasn’t so expensive as an option.

FAQs

Gitanes offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 562-0699.

Gitanes is rated 4.7 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.