Sur Lie Ottawa
When you start a meal with a plate of bread that is not only completely unimaginable but also tasteless, and finish it with a 5 start level bill, you know it’s a fail. The food was, OK, service was OK. But that’s about it. The prices are too high for what you get while attention to details is just not part of the equation. We will not be returning.
Nice ambiance, excellent service, very delicious and enjoyable Discovery Menu; what is not to like?
Great food and good prices for the Byward market. The service was great and on Thursdays they have half price bottles of wine (a bonus I discovered on Thursday)
We were 10 and had a great dinner and the service was excellent. We were talking about this place long after dinner was over. We will be back!
Had the 4 course blind tasting menu. Our waiter was great. First course was a tuna carpaccio. Quite good, but needed some cracked pepper and salt. Second course was exceptional: scallops with beautiful flavours and textures on the plate. 3rd course was black cod, fish flesh was delicious, skin was over-salted. 4th course dessert was a chocolate dome with coffee ice cream. Good. Not great, but not bad either. Noise level increased as the evening went by. I’d definitely go back, but would like to try some meat next (menu might have been influenced by guests preferring white over red for the wine pairing?)
Delicious food, unique cocktails, and lovely attentive staff!
Quiet restaurant, good food, good service, great ambience.
Incredible experience, service is top level, food is tasteful outstanding, a must go in Ottawa if you plan a romantic evening
Awesome food and ambiance!
The salmon was cooked to perfection, the duck was delicious
Service was friendly and efficient.
Inconsistent, great appetizers not so mains and a really nice desert together with fantastic service and great wine!
Our server was fantastic. Said he just came back from leave but was helpful all around. We both got the Discovery+Wine, and they were able to provide a pescatarian option for my partner. Food was absolutely phenomenal and I couldn't have asked for a better evening.
Qualité des mets.
Bon appariement mets et vins.
Fantastic little spot! The services was amazing and the 1/2 half wine special was perfect for a girls night out. If you are looking to enjoy great food, ambience and service Sur Lie is the place for you.
Yes and no for recommendations. The service was good but the food was just ok. The restaurant was nice and quiet.
every thing and everyone was great... only problem was we had to wait a long time for our maines (45/60 min). our waiter threated us too a Porto:)
An awesome hidden venue. The food was beautiful and delicious. We even had leftovers because the portions were decent.
We first tried Sur Lie last year for a birthday celebration, and did not hesitate about choosing it again. The food was so well prepared, and the service excellent.
Great food, excellent service. Nice space, intimate. Overall great dining experience.
Awesome experience with professional staff and amazing food
Great food, service is OK. Great melange of food and experiences
Sur Lie is a gem on Murray street. Wonderful food, service and ambiance. All at a reasonable price. Even better if you attend in off peak hours on Sunday and almost have the place to yourselves. Brunch is extraordinary and the coffee is wonderful.
The place is really nice, and the service was excellent. Food wasn't bad but we expected higher quality for the price, the quantity given for duck confit wasn't enough, the fries that go with the steak were overcooked, maybe because the oil used wasn't recent. We also expected to listen to french music at the restaurant, since they serve french cuisine.
The food really good, nice portion. The service is professional, nice romantic ambiance. A little expensive but totally worth it.
Overall everything was good with the exception of one of oysters was really bad (I.e bad smell and left a horrible after taste). That said, I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.
Found the service adequate but not what I would consider fine dining. Food was good but menu items were old fashioned. Nothing we had made us say wow. Pricey restaurant but there are others out there doing it better for the same $$$$
Great little bistro and very friendly staff. Awesome food.
Ordered the blind tasting menu. Each course was delicious but they were all heavy, fatty, and salty. Heavy, fatty and salty are fine but need to be balanced with a lighter fair to be enjoyable. Overall delicious just not balanced.
It was good, but not outstanding. I was mostly disappointed by my steak which was very pale and not very flavorful. The only reason I wouldn't recommend it is because there are other restaurants in the city I would recommend over this one. I tend to have pretty high standards though; the rest of our party seemed pleased with everything.
Once again great couple night out food was awesome service was great and every time we go there is a great time. Can’t wait for next time
Great food, good value and quality. Service was fine but could be better.
A foodie paradise. Everything tastes as amazing as it looks. Highly recommend!
Outstanding, innovative dishes, served in a relaxed but professinal manner
As previous encounters at Sur Lie, my husband and I are still impressed with the attentive and accommodating staff. The food is always to our expectations. I would certainly anybody to experience your hospitality, professionalism and good cuisine. Thank you for providing us with a pleasant evening'=.
Very good service and VERY good food. The Veal Shank WAS INSANELY GOOD :)
The food and service were impeccable. The menu delighted and it was difficult to narrow the choice for our meal given the wonderful variety available. The suggested wine pairings were very good and I would have no problem asking for suggestions. The server was well informed on the menu and the wine list. The atmosphere was attentive but not intrusive. We had a delightful evening enhanced by the continuous dancing of our taste buds. This restaurant is a real gem...well prepared food that is inventive and yet familiar. Definitely a must try if anyone is visiting Ottawa.
Enjoyed a very nice dinner at this very, very pleasant restaurant, just after Christmas.
Service was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable.
Appetizers and Entrees were great, nicely presented and full of flavour.
The wine selection was excellent, with lots of variety available.
Overall, we were very pleased with our experience!
We would recommend this restaurant for very well prepared, quality food, excellent service and the pleasant ambience.
Excellent meal and wonderful ambiance! Thoroughly enjoyable!
The food was excellent and we enjoyed our dinner a lot. The first course and dessert were delicious. The main, a duck confit, was good but the skin of the duck held quite a bit of fat which made the whole dish a bit too fat. Otherwise everything was perfect. I will return.
Excellent food, menu variety & attentive service. Highly recommended.