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Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, ON

Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau Laurier

4.2
4.2
702 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
La Terrasse is closed for the season. See you in Summer 2023!

Ottawa’s hidden gem offers scenic views coupled with patio favourites, cocktails, sangrias, chilled wines and local beers. For outdoor lovers and patio goers, there's no better way to spend a summer's afternoon. Ottawa's best patio boasts incredible views of the Parliament Buildings, the rolling Gatineau Hills and the Ottawa River.

Please note:
• In the event of inclement weather, your reservation is subject to cancellation or waitlist
• Reservations will be held for 15 min past your reserved time; please call the hotel to make us aware of any delay of arrival
• Reservations of 8 people or more require a credit card to guarantee your table

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Cross Street

    Rideau St and Mackenzie Ave

  • Parking Details

    Restaurant parking is not available. Self-parking is available within a short distance from the hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. B

    Brutal

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was laughingly poor. Guests commiserated as they fetched their own drinks or went walking about looking for a staff member willing to help.
  2. UB

    UteB

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Poor atmosphere apart from the views which are nice. Poor food and slow service despite an empty restaurant…
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    La serveuse étais gentille et professionnelle , mais nous avons attendu longtemps les verres et les plats.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on October 5, 2022Merci d’avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de vos commentaires. Soyez assurés que nous prenons vos commentaires à cœur. Nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau un jour bientôt. Cordialement, Gregory Voge Directeur de la restauration

  4. JS

    JoanneS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was not very hot- it was not terribly busy when we were there- celebrating my husband’s birthday Took over 20 mins to be greeted at our table-

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on October 5, 2022Dear Joanne, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Rest assured that we take your comments to heart. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  5. G

    Giga

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Pub quality food, haut cuisine pricing! Beautiful location and great ambiance. Service was so so. The food was mediocre in quality and and it was extremely overpriced. For example, their $37 burger was the equivalent of the kid-sized or bite-sized burgers at The Works minus the high quality patty and the choice of condiments you get at the Works. Would probably go back but only for an afternoon tea.
  6. BV

    BlaineV

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch overlooking the Rideau canal. Very special

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on October 5, 2022Dear Blaine, Thank you for celebrating with us! We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food5service2ambience1
    Great food, questionable service and wasps, wasps, wasps. Ruined the entire experience and left early. Had a wasp died in my drink and the waitress did nothing and still charged is for it.
  8. CP

    ChristinaP

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    ordered medium rare stake, but it was almost raw Asked to cook it a little bit more, but it was still raw inside

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 27, 2022Dear Christina, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Rest assured that we take your comments to heart! We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  9. AM

    AMRJ

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    wasps wasps wasps ! Ruins the experience. Food is good I would have appreciate a bit more flavor service was good

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Rest assured that we take your comments to heart! We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  10. CC

    CynC

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Surprisingly, the Shrimp Rolls were not good.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  11. CE

    CynthiaE

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was raining when came for drinks. It is a beautiful location and would be wonderful on a nice day.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 27, 2022Dear Cynthia, We are delighted that your visit was a memorable one and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  12. ER

    ElRojo

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of the Parliament and the canal locks. Food was top notch, service was personal and warm. We thoroughly enjoyed.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 19, 2022We are delighted that youi enjoyed your visit to La Terrasse and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  13. RD

    RoseD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor dining, simple choice of food, not too fancy but we enjoyed it. Our server Matthew was very helpful and knowledgeable, he recommended something my husband and I enjoyed. The only downside is the temperature got colder so we rushed our dinner, thanks to the staff who offered blankets to everyone who needs it including my hubby 😉

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 19, 2022Dear Rose, We are pleased that your evening on La Terrasse was an enjoyable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  14. D

    Dazzan

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Invited colleagues to discover this restaurant and its site. All 6 of them were astonished and promised to come back.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 19, 2022We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed ytour visit and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A beautiful day for lunch on the Chateau’s terrace . A great view of the Parliament buildings and Gatineau Hills. Lunch was excellent as was the service. It is expensive but nice for an occasional treat. Great place to go with out of town guests!

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 16, 2022We are so pleased that your visit to La Terrasse was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  16. ME

    MohamedE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was tasty and the portions were plenty. More variety on the menu would be appreciated. Our server was friendly and professional. Enjoyed overall. Will definitely go back.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for sharing your compliments with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    the service was not as I would have expected in a place like that

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Rest assured that we take your comments to heart. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  18. DE

    DonnaE

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The cod was great but did not enjoy the stuffed pepper very much!

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Dear Donna, We are so grateful for feedback such as yours! We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  19. HE

    HossamE

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Amazing terrace and great food. Could use more servers.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing your valueble feedback with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  20. P

    Patricia

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious. We’ve eaten here many times and it never disappoints. Having said that, they must have been short staffed as service was SLOW. Definitely make reservations or you may Not get seated. Saw many get turned away.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Dear Patricia, Thank you for sharing your feedback and you can rest assured that we take your comments to heart. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  21. G

    Gabriella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Good food. Beautiful setting . Can get noisy and hectic. Staff can be run off their feet but work very hard to please.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Dear Gabriella, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  22. MS

    MarcS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choix pour un dinner d'apres midi au soleil au coeur d"Ottawa
  23. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambience, excellent food, good service, good value.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Dear John, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to La Terrasse and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  24. a

    alekya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we were there for my husband’s birthday dinner , the ambiance was great , food was good too !!!!

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022We are delighted that your celebration was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  25. LD

    LocalDiner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service at the hotel

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing your compliments with us. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  26. O

    Ottawastudent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter and overall staff was great so calm. Loved the energy and the birthday girl was very happy with the restaurant pick. Food was absolutely incredible. I 100% recommend this restaurant and will be returning soon hopefully :)

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022We are so pleased that your celebration was a success! We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  27. E

    Erika4

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a really lovely lunch. The staff where very accommodating and pleasant and the food good. The wasps were a problem but I know that they were trying to deal with that. All in all a lovely experience.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Dear Erika, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Rest assured that we take your feedback to heart! We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  28. AB

    AdamB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juan-Carlos the host greeted us pleasantly and seated us in the high tops with a spectacular view. Youness was our waiter and he executed the highest level of fine dining service. Food and drinks were 10/10. Thank you very much for a truly enjoyable evening Youness and team. My wife and I look forward to our next visit to Château Terrasse.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Dear Adam, It is alwats a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests and visitors. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  29. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    The food and service and view was amazing. Weather was great. The downside to our lunch was the amount of wasps circling us the whole time. There were A LOT of them! It was difficult to fully enjoy our meal as we were swatting them away. We rushed through our meal and did not stay longer to enjoy dessert or more drinks. There weren't any wasp traps. That would have definitely helped.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 14, 2022Dear Debbie, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Rest assured that we take your feedback to heart! Wasps have been a real issue in Ottawa this summer and we regret that they negatively impacted your visit to La Terrasse! We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  30. PH

    PeterH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, tasty food, efficient and friendly staff

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 6, 2022Dear Peter, Thank you for taking the time to share your compliments with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  31. MN

    MichelN

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    La musique latino forte inappropriée. Nourriture bonne. Service courtois et rapide.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 6, 2022Cher Michel, Merci d’avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de vos commentaires. Soyez assurés que nous prenons vos commentaires à cœur. Nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau un jour bientôt. Cordialement, Gregory Voge Directeur de la restauration

  32. BJ

    BaharJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    A unique experience- very slow service. Overall, I recommend it.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feeback with us. Rest assured that we take your comments top heart! We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  33. D

    Dazzan

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphère was great, the attention toward client great also. Magic site.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  34. LL

    LucyL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When I did my reservation for this place I expected have an amazing experience because I'm was staying at fairmont chateau hotel and this a very famous hotel at Ottawa but honestly my experience at this restaurant was the most horrible that I had. Server took around 20 minutes to take my first order (only drinks) and my drinks and food took 1 hour and a half to coming to my table!!! Even when the place wasn't busy. The food was bad and expensive!!! I'm very disappointed with my experience at this place and I didn't recommend it to anyone.
  35. T

    Tamara

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    Wasps EVERYWHERE! To the point we left before finishing as multiple wasps were in our drinks and food. We even moved tables in hopes the amount of wasps would diminish - no luck. Completely ruined our dining experience.
  36. b

    benb

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, especially dessert chocolate cake, Great atmosphere and views

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 6, 2022Dear Ben, Thank you for taking the time to share your compliments with us and we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  37. AJ

    AlisonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Great view. Noise from the street was almost non-exisitant.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 6, 2022Dear Alison, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests and customers. We look forward to seeing you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  38. MV

    MichaelVT

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Very disappointing. The tables appeared plastic. The waitress was terrific. The food was good. The prices suggested a fine dining experience. This was more like a picnic. Way over priced. We won’t go back.
  39. CM

    CamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not your ordinary food experience-it was refreshing to have choices that were different. Our waiter was great- he was so personable& helpful explaining menu choices

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 2, 2022Dear Cam, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  40. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing view with a really good staff. Good price for the place

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on September 2, 2022Dear Sara, Thank you for taking the time to share your compliments with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau Laurier is rated 4.2 stars by 702 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.


Google Map for Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau Laurier

1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Rideau St and Mackenzie Ave

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Restaurant parking is not available. Self-parking is available within a short distance from the hotel.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David De Bernardi

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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