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Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, ON

Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau Laurier

4.1
4.1
624 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
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.


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Les Grands Feux View Seating for eight - $300

    $42.38 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 3 - Aug 20, 2022
    VIP Experience: Enjoy Les Grands Feux fireworks show from the North end of La Terrasse, offering the best views, and comfortable couch seating, while your party of eight indulges in cocktail and culinary offerings of La Terrasse (food and beverage not included). Your reservation gives you the seating for the entire evening starting at 5 pm. Please note, we are happy to accommodate smaller parties for this booking, however we do require that the full table be purchased. Price includes tax.
  • Les Grands Feux View Seating for four - $150

    $42.38 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 3 - Aug 20, 2022
    VIP Experience: Enjoy Les Grands Feux fireworks show from the North end of La Terrasse, offering the best views and comforable seating while your party of 4 indulges in the cocktail and culinary offerings of La Terrasse (food and beverage not included). Your reservation gives you the table for the full evening starting anytime after 5 pm. We are happy to accommodate smaller parties on the tables, however we do require that the full table be purchased. Price includes tax.
  • Les Grands Feux View Seating for six - $225

    $42.38 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 3 - Aug 20, 2022
    VIP Experience: Enjoy Les Grands Feux fireworks show from the North end of La Terrasse, offering the best views and comfortable seating while your party of six indulges in the cocktail and culinary offerings of La Terrasse (food and beverage not included). Your reservation gives you the table for the full evening starting anytime after 5 pm. Please note that we are happy to accommodate parties smaller than six, however we do require that the full table be purchased. Price includes tax.

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What 624 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

  • Ottawa

    Scenic View

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

  • Ottawa

    Scenic View

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Elsa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Beautiful setting, but the food (overpriced) is disappointing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning classy patio! Love this spot
  3. P

    Patricia

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wine. The view was beautiful! The wait staff was very friendly.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a vibe to be there. I wish we sat by the high tables but that’s okay. The ambiance was amazing, the food and drinks were great! Will be back again for the vibes!
  5. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My only critique would price of a shot of Cognac $ 30.00 was a tad steep
  6. MS

    MoStar

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food tastes good, portions small. Service was good and then it all of a sudden wasn’t - not sure what happened there or why it took over 15 mins to get a second drink (wasn’t really even busy yet). Barely an apology when it came to the table - seemed more annoyed that I didn’t want it anymore - but i was already done my meal by the time it arrived and I had really missed it for the second half of my meal. Go to enjoy the ambiance and the good taste of the food (but expect to pay lots if you want to fill up.) Can’t beat the views.
  7. SM

    SoniaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My boyfriend and I were there on Friday, August 5, for a date night. Terrasse has stunning views of Parliament and the Rideau Canal, and is the best place in town to view the sunset in our opinion. The food and the venue were amazing. The only minor inconveniences were that service was a bit slow - it was a busy night, and there were a lot children running around. Otherwise, we would highly recommend and are already planning a second night out.
  8. A

    Annieg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food was very good but for someone who doesn’t like fish there is not many options. Very nice place with very great view.
  9. A

    Anonymous

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The service was very slow. Our party of 4 waited for our drinks, dinner, dessert, and had to ask for water. The server was quickest in bringing our bill but we otherwise waited for everything.
  10. M

    Meg1

    Ottawa

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our past experiences have been much better than this last one. The food was just “ok”. The Chili Relleno was bland, the truffle fries were dry, the service was extremely slow. Once our meal was served, we did not see our server again for at least one hour. On a plus side, we did get to enjoy a beautiful firework show from the patio.
  11. m

    mspurevanilla

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Beautiful view over Parliament Hill but servers are over worked and too busy. We waited a long time for everything, with no one checking in at any point. Actually had to go find the server to finally ask for 2 coffees and the bill after 45 minutes of no service. Food was good, but not great. Expected more from a Fairmont.
  12. K

    Kate

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I was honestly pretty disappointed. They were out of most things on the menu. Our drinks took over 30 minutes to come. For the price you pay, the food wasn’t great. We asked for bread and it was extremely stale. The only saving grace was that the views were great.
  13. MA

    MadyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice spot for dinner- more vegan options could be added- but food and drinks were good
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing views. Amazing vibes . Food was not bad at all . The drinks were great . Overall great experience, would do it again .
  15. GR

    GavinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, great food, fair pricing. Waitstaff was very attentive.
  16. A

    Aeslehc

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very nice environment, lovely views of Ottawa/Gatineau. Great service. The food wasn’t bad, but I was expecting better given the calibre of the place and price.
  17. LM

    LanaMc

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best view in Ottawa! Service and food are great. I really enjoyed my time there.
  18. EC

    EricC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good cocktails but not enough wine choices…
  19. BM

    BrandonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    6oz is a pretty small filet portion should have other sizes available
  20. JG

    JasonG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chile rellenos was outstanding! Luckily we had the awning to protect us from the huge tropical downpour.
  21. FS

    FranceS

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good and well presented. The wine was overpriced.
  22. MD

    MarcD

    Montreal

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful experience. We sat on the patio at the far end with a beautiful view of Parliament and Gatineau/Hull. Food was very good. Maybe a bit pricey but then again it IS the Chateau Laurier and you are also paying for the experience and the amazing view. Service was excellent considering how busy they were and like most other restaurants I suspect they are short-staffed. But our waitress was very nice, did her best, always had a smile and didnt rush our evening. Overall a wonderful experience we would do over again with special visitors.
  23. BS

    BradSmith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience at a breathtaking facility. Would go back in a heart beat and strongly reccommend for those visiting Ottawa.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We felt like we were sitting in a hot car the whole time. Food was ok but portions were NOT adequate at all. Service was ok. Not going back for sure.
  25. c

    chelseaflutterby

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Cute patio, nice at night. Milk bread wash nice and fresh. However took forever for server to even acknowledge us and drinks were very overpriced.
  26. FH

    FranceH

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnifique endroit avec vue sur le parlement, les écluses et la rivière ! Nourriture excellente, service attentionné. Le Château sait bien faire les choses sans en mettre trop. Bravo. On y retourne à cet hôtel majestueux et très bien entretenu.
  27. DB

    DorisB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love going to La Terrasse but I am always disappointed that there is no salad choice to speak of. I had the Nicois salad and found it skimpy. I had to tell the server to wait until everyone was finished eating before taking my plate away. Servers try to clear the table and if one person is left eating they feel uncomfortable. The ambiance is always fabulous and the noise level is low. I will come back to La Terrasse and I hope that there will be a decent size salad not 4 shrimps and some watercress. No bread nor crackers. For the price it should have been more substantial. I was starving when I got home.
  28. SF

    SimoneF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Dave, our server, was great. Unfortunately the great review ends there. The food was over priced, bland, and disappointing in general. The grilled octopus had only 3 small pieces and 2 medium shrimp. It was promising but it was served cold and was a general disaster. For a “large plate” it was lacking in everything, except prove. No evidence of squid ink, either. The chicory salad was confusing and bland. The almond encrusted cod was the only highlight of the whole meal. We had high hopes but were disappointed and won’t be back.
  29. DS

    DavidS

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue with spectacular food, view, and ambiance.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 22, 2022Dear David, We are so pleased that your time with us on La Terrasse was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  30. DS

    DorothyS

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is in a beautiful setting. The menu had a variety of interesting selections. Our meals were delicious. The wait staff was excellent.
  31. F

    Frenchpress

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ambiance romantique Sangria blanche excellente Service bien adapté

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 18, 2022Nous sommes très heureux que votre visite ait été agréable. Nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau un jour bientôt. Cordialement, Gregory Voge Directeur de la restauration

  32. FS

    FranceS

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    No steak knife with the steak! I had to ask. The waitress lacked experience.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 18, 2022Dear France, Thank you for taking the time to share your rating with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  33. D

    Droh

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This restaurant is fully accessible to people with mobility issues. Fully covered in case of rain. The atmosphere and the food are very good. The steak was top quality, the mussels were yummy. This would be a wonderful place for a date if you want to impress someone and talk quietly with them.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 15, 2022We are so pleased to hear that your visit to La Terrasse was an enjoyable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  34. MA

    MaryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. Ambience was great on the terrace and service was swift. The cod was excellent. The crab pasta was acceptable.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 15, 2022Dear Mary, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guest and clients. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  35. WW

    WilliamW

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A lovely location with lots of appeal. Service a bit slow but the help was very welcoming and upbeat. I think they were just a bit short-staffed. The food served was delicious and presented well. A couple of menu items were not available, and on a limited menu slightly disappointing.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 15, 2022Dear William, 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 and Beverage

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food was decent. Almost an hour to get a drink and was not very busy. Overpriced for what it is.
  37. AL

    AnnaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon Beautiful location Lovely friendly staff Good drinks and food

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 11, 2022Dear Anna, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to La Terrasse. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  38. JL

    JoseeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lunch on La Terrasse!! Everything was perfect!!

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 11, 2022Dear Josee, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests. We are delighted you enjoyed your time on La Terrasse and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  39. NR

    NicoleR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had the caesar, so overpriced. Was expecting more food for sure and the method to serve it was messy. Not impressed. The location and ambience was lovely, service very good.

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 11, 2022Dear Nicole, 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 and Beverage

  40. O

    Over50

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance for celebration with friendly staff

    Terrasse- Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on July 7, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit 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 4.1 stars by 624 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 48 times today
Experiences are available.
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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