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Gitanes, Ottawa, ON
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Gitanes

4.6
4.6
321 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, 5:30pm - 11:00pm.

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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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 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.

Popular dishes

What 321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

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  1. K

    Karen

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous waiter who knew all the menu and had tasted the dishes so could be informative. Some of the best dishes I have had in many years. The small seafood platter was so varied and is the best I’ve ever had, including when visiting eastern Canada. Sweetbreads piccata is a must have. We’ll be back again.

    GitanesResponded 3 days agoKaren that is such lovely feedback! Thank you for the kind words :) We love our seafood for sure. We look forward to hosting you soon!

  2. O

    Overdraft

    Toronto

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All in all…a really nice night out. We arrived and were about to be seated at THE worst table in the restaurant- which is a deuce right when you enter the space - but my wife spoke up and the hostess relocated us…no issue. Note to management a simple velvet drape cleverly suspended and orienting the table to the kitchen will create a very nice table and mitigate cold air entering the dining area. Sat down and had the best gin cocktail I think I have ever had….my wife a very good martini. Appetizer of beet salad was generous and shared…but the cheese could have been somewhat more flavourful…beets very good. My wife had steak frites and I the burger with fois gras both of which were excellent. We even tried their twist on a sundae which was very good. They serve as a team - all of which were friendly and engaged..excellent really….and the bill for it all was, well…sensible for the quality of the meal. We’ll definitely be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like i allways say, best burger in town!!! Allways very nice service too👌
  4. KA

    KatA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent NYE tasting menu, great wine and cocktail list.
  5. CB

    CamilleB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Best burger i’ve ever had. I loved how each plate was well balanced (taste and texture). I enjoy all the little details in the flavors that made these plates extra tasty! The cocktaiks were good too!
  6. m

    mlach21

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a beautiful dinner to celebrate our engagement! Thank you for celebratory champagne.
  7. NF

    NicolaF

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab pasta was delicious!! Highly recommend for dinner with friends or family!
  8. F

    Faretheewell

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time at Gitanes. We sat at the bar and were served by Grant (I believe that was their name). Service was exceptional and all staff were friendly and accommodating. We ate appetizers & entrees + cocktails & wine. Loved the atmosphere and music too! All were great, will definitely be back!
  9. E

    Ellek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of fave restaurants in Ottawa. Consistently delicious
  10. H

    Henri

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music a bit too loud . Seats very comfortable. Extremely courteous and knowledgeable staff but had to ask for coat check. Food superb.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was nothing short of amazing. We already can’t wait to come back. Service, presentation, food, everything was unreal. One of the best restaurants in Ottawa. Highly recommend.
  12. B

    Bostonfoodie21

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five star spot all around! Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient staff, cool ambiance and incredible food. Highlights were the crab spaghetti and French onion soup.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Disappointing.
  14. AM

    AnneMarieB1963

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak frites we've ever had! The crab spaghetti was rich and creamy. Good plate to share.
  15. s

    stefm

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience overall. Will definitely be back!
  16. SG

    SylG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    You can a find a better meal somewhere else. Very pricey. The setting is beautiful but if you want to charge that much for meal and drinks you need to take it up a notch. The steak was passable at best.
  17. K

    Kaya

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place to eat authentic french meals and desserts! Great service and a cozy place. Very dynamic location in Downtown Ottawa.

    GitanesResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you for the lovely feedback! Santé

  18. SP

    ShelleyP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top marks all round for food, service and overall experience. Our server was very knowledgeable on both food and wine and kept both coming at a perfect pace. Very inventive and well executed menu. Loved the chicken liver agnolotti and risotto involving. Foie Sundae not to be missed.

    GitanesResponded on November 10, 2022We're so glad you enjoyed everything from apéritif to dessert!

  19. R

    Rita

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak I’ve ever had. The fish neede a little kick. But overall the cocktails, almisphere and food were lovely. Thank you

    GitanesResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you for joining us for dinner, cheers!

  20. V

    Vdog

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Gitanes. Our server was very friendly, and knowledgeable of the menu. Atmosphere was great, good music. Food was delicious. We will go back.
  21. WC

    WahidaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was very good and the food presentation is good too. We only found that the food tasted bland with no seasoning. For long waiting the chair was not comfortable. But we loved the drinks. So overall, 3/5
  22. SG

    SanG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The staff is great and the service excellent! And the food, wow… we loved our marinated steak frites accompanied by an outstanding fennel salad. The only reason for the 4 stars is the selection of wines. It is a great selection mind you but would be great to have a few more choices a bit less expensive. They were mostly all more than 100$ a bottle.
  23. LJ

    LaurieJ

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance, good food. The wine list was limited.
  24. LB

    LeighB

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and wonderful dishes. We really appreciated the server providing wine suggestions and tastes to help us decide.
  25. AU

    AshleyU

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! From the service to the food. I will definitely be eating here again
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent across the board. Great discovery at perfect price point.

    GitanesResponded on October 22, 2022Cheers! Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're glad you had an excellent experience.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails! Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The atmosphere it also perfect for a date night!
  28. AC

    AnneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Gitane was really pleasant. All staff is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Had a espresso martini and beef tartare has my main was delicious and flavor full.
  29. SH

    SylviaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious French style food. Nice size meals. A seat at the chef's table would be fun and watch the kitchen.

    GitanesResponded on October 14, 2022Hi Sylvia! We're so glad you enjoyed your dinner. Let us know if you'd like to book a 'Let Chef Feed You' tasting on the Chef's Table. Cheers :)

  30. O

    Orleans

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    I had the steak frites which was very tasty but the fries somewhat over- seasoned. Not enough choice on the menu in the reasonable price range. There were four items - $26 burger, $30 steak frites, $50 halibut, $110 filet mignon. Good food but too expensive.

    GitanesResponded on October 14, 2022Hi Orleans! Thanks for leaving a review. I'll pass along the notes about the over seasoned fries to the kitchen. Food costs are definitely on the rise and that does affect menu prices. We do our best to pass along value to our guests but we are French casual fine dining. Have you checked out GBurger? - Our sister restaurant across the street that is a really fun elevated burger diner concept paired with natural wines. Great food & value!

  31. W

    Wurgin

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 1st visit and I have to say that it was a total delight our server was helpful and engaged and really lovely.. We enjoyed everything that we ate and drank we had the sourdough with cultured butter, beets with with cream, Steak frites, and crab platter. I have to say the place felt very authentically French and it's catering and it's cuisine, I really appreciated that.

    GitanesResponded on October 13, 2022Hello Wurgin! This is very lovely feedback, thank you for sharing it with us. We're glad you enjoyed our French restaurant. It's very fun to share the ingredients and preparations of our dishes to those interested in finer details, so thank you for indulging us! We look forward to hosting you again soon, all the best, the Gitanes team

  32. AT

    AlexT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced for the quality of food and wine. The menu is also a bit thin, missing some popular French dishes. However, the meet from the steak frites dish was very good.
  33. RF

    RandallF

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    still, presently my favorite restaurant hand down in the city .. menu is always has new items keeping me coming back week after week .. brilliance

    GitanesResponded on October 22, 2022Randall, we are flattered. Thank you so much for the kind words. Always a pleasure to host!

  34. SC

    SallyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent - attentive but not intrusive. Food was also excellent ! I recommend the apple creme caramel!
  35. GP

    GabrielP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service with perfectly balanced dishes, all presented beautifully, without being overly precious. Big thanks to Amanda for the wine pairings - can’t wait to come back and dive into the bottle list!
  36. GH

    GraemeH

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience at Gitanes. The food was extremely fresh and well cooked, while the service was equally amazing.
  37. GK

    GildaKM

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and cocktails at Gitanes. It’s by far my favourite restaurant in Ottawa. I’m always impressed by their new dishes and thoroughly enjoy their longtime menu items. Highly recommend!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place! Will be back with more friends!
  39. m

    marks

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Service was great. Food was very good. Ambience was terrible. Outrageously loud. At this price point, $250 for 2, I’d prefer something much calmer and more quiet.
  40. AR

    AnthonyR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for dinner. Would definitely visit again.

FAQs

Gitanes is rated 4.6 stars by 321 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 7 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 5:30 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

    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 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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