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Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, ON
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Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

4.6
4.6
1299 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Zoe’s, located within the walls of the Fairmont Château Laurier, offers a captivating bar experience while serving up a side of local history. Named after Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s wife, Lady Zoe, this space was transformed from a concert hall and reintroduced as a Bar in the late 1980’s. It quickly became one of Ottawa’s most popular gathering places. Today, the room is contemporary chic and remains equally impressive with its big bold chandeliers, unique details and original artwork. The menu, inspired by ingredients from the region, includes share plates and hearty entrées. The cocktail list presents reimagined classics, as well as showstopping creations.

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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Cross Street
    Rideau and MacKenzie
  • Parking Details
    Restaurant parking is not available. Self-parking is available within a short distance from the hotel.
  • Public Transit
    Rideau stop on the O Train
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at Zoe's

    $73.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our famous Afternoon Tea service at Zoe's every day of the week from 11:00 am until 3:30 pm. The winter menu features 6 savory sandwiches and 4 desserts. $73 per adult, $36 per child (not including taxes and gratuity). We are able to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions (please mention under Guest requests). Please note we do not offer self-parking at the hotel, we do recommend parking at City Hall or Rideau Mall. All reservations are subject to a 2 hours seating time. Seating preferences are reviewed based on requested date and availability.
    Afternoon Tea at Zoe's photo
  • Holiday Afternoon Tea

    $79.00 per person

    Dec 1, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024
    Celebrate the holidays with a festive-themed afternoon tea. Enjoy expertly crafted tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts, with Fairmont curated tea blends, among the beautiful holiday décor at Ottawa's castle. $79 per adult $39 per child Offered exclusively from December 1st until January 7th included.

What 1,299 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Great for scenic views

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

1,299 Reviews
  1. KristiC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josée, the server for our table, was amazing. She made the visit extra special.

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  2. ClaribelG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The afternoon tea was really good but I find the quality specially of the cakes low than last time I was there

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  3. BrendaG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for a special afternoon tea experience. Delicious food, lovely service and staff. Treat yourself and take friends.

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  4. HeatherR

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Short ribs were amazing! We will be back!

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  5. Catherine

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Holiday Afternoon tea is a special dining experience…..pricing seems steep for the amount of food served per person….but service was attentive….. and festive decor added to the enjoyment.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was excellent! Quality of food/tea was good but not worth $100 per person. It was also disappointing that we pay this much to be at a table next to bar dealing with noise, constant movement/distractions from the bar and no view. This was supposed to be a special treat for my elderly mom. I do not think I will return.

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  7. MaryAnneJ

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a special celebration and Zoe’s did not fail to impress. The many Christmas trees and decorations were spectacular! We had some special requests and dietary needs. The staff accommodated us beautifully. We did find that it took some time to get seated and served and were worried that we would be late for our 1:30 date at the NAC but everything worked out with sufficient time to walk over without rushing. Nowhere else could have been more magical for my 9 year old granddaughter or my daughter-in-law who was celebrating a birthday. The birthday dessert they brought out was unexpected and lovely. Our server, Josée, was warm and thoughtful. She really made our day! Thanks everyone. You made us feel like royalty!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Holiday tea at Zoe’s was magnificent! Tea, sandwiches and desserts were delectable. Can’t wait to go back to dine again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Pour l'expérience et le prix, on peut trouver mieux dans les environs. On s'attend à mieux lorsqu'on parle du Château Laurier. Pour un Fairmont, Nous nous attendions à ce que ce sois plus attentionné et la carte plus élaboré.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful holiday tea experience with my loved ones

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  11. KathrynM

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my mothers 92nd birthday in style. Everyone from Ottawa should come do tea. Its better than some experiences I have had in Europe! thank you !

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  12. stephaniem

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambience—decorations for the holidays were beautiful. Perfect special occasion holiday tea for my young daughters! Loved it!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was overpriced. We were sat along the entrance even though we had booked the reservations 4 weeks prior. Our initial waitress was lovely, but then we were passed onto someone else. The waiter thought it was appropriate to hang over my friend while taken a picture for another table. Our table was much too small for the tray of food and two pots of tea. I expected much better.

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  14. FancyTraveller

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Beautiful Christmas trees everywhere, brought all the holiday memories while we celebrated a birthday. Great waiter!

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  15. oldschoolportugese

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Poor service for fine dining. Was misinformed about a dish in a major way and no compensation given.

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  16. Franklinbootgirl

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful! Lovely afternoon tea in a beautiful setting!

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  17. KarlaG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Its lovely. They should have a pianist. The food is delicious but the server too long time to bring the dessert menu then come back to take the order, so we unfortunately skipped dessert.

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  18. KimG

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. If I had to make 1 criticism, it would be that my husband's steak was cold. Rm 485 Nov 23- 30th 2023. Our server was very attentive😊

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  19. HeatherP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very nice on my Birthday to return to where 40 years prior I had done my 3 year cooking apprentice & had worked in this magnificent building for 7 years. The Afternoon Tea was amazing! You will not be disappointed. Chef Heather Parent

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  20. CarolynL

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    the prices are excessive for the products the soup was luke warm the starters arrived at different times for the guests the salad was VERY simple

    Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on November 23, 2023

    Thank you for joining us at Zoe's and providing us with this feedback from your experience. Rest assured, we take all feedback to heart in order to improve the service we provide. Regards, Philippe des Rivieres Zoe's General Manager

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  21. Anne

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredibly slow, took 40 minutes to place our tea order after being sat and had to ask the manager for service. Also, waited another 30 for our bills. I would understand if our server was busy but that didn’t seem to be the case. Aside from the this, incredible atmosphere and food.

    Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on November 23, 2023

    Dear Anne, I would like to thank you for joining us and providing us with very useful feedback. Please know, we take all feedback very seriously and to heart. I genuinely appreciate the feedback and sincerely hope your next visit has better service. It does bring us great joy to know you enjoyed the atmosphere and food though. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Philippe des Rivieres Zoe's General Manager

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  22. SarahR

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We’ve stayed at many Fairmont and typically their restaurants are just as wonderful as the hotel stay. However, this was not the case. We had probably our worst service at any restaurant we’ve been too. The restaurant wasn’t very busy but it seemed that our server was completely ignoring us. Our drinks were always empty. I think we saw our server 3 times in the 2 1/2 hours we were there. Food came with no cutlery and of course no server so we had to go get our own cutlery. Food was good but slow. Overall just very disappointed with our experience and don’t recommend to other guests.

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  23. MorganB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mom, sister and I had a wonderful time at Zoe's restaurant for High Tea. We were celebrating my mom's birthday, and she always wanted to do High Tea at the Fairmont. Garrick was our waiter, and he was kind, fun and was attentive to our needs. The food and tea were delicious. I'd love to do another High Tea again!

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  24. JenniferB

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. The ambiance is peaceful and inviting. We ordered the French onion soup and frisée salad, both absolutely delicious. I highly recommend for lunch.

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  25. SamL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely time having high tea! Thank you to the lovely staff who made the day extra special. Each item was like a work of art! ❤️

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  26. ArianaF

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. All staff were friendly and accommodating, especially our attendant Nicole. The food was delicious and the tea flavorful. The room is beautiful and well maintained. Always an enjoyable time. Thank you for helping us celebrate my mother's birthday!

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  27. LaurieK

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our afternoon tea at the Chateau was the best high tea that I have experienced, and I have sampled many high teas in the cities of Canada and England. They beautifully accommodated both peanut and Celiac food allergies by ensure each person had their own delightful assortment of scones, sandwiches and desserts. Of course dinning in the beautiful Chateau Laurier was the icing on the cake. Our servers were friendly, professional and made our tea very special.

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  28. yowcitystyle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go-to spot for a drink and apps before heading to a show at the NAC. I also never miss a high tea around the holidays because the decor is always so beautiful and really gets your in to the spirit.

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  29. LebogangM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating our friend's pregnancy. Our waitress (I think her name is Nicole) was extremely patient with us when our guest of honor was delayed by unexpected protests in downtown Ottawa. 100% would recommend afternoon tea at Zoe's.

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  30. SusanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful. Very attentive and helpful. It was a thrill to watch her as she attended other tables with young children.

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  31. SarahK

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was perfect for my 50th birthday celebration. The food was fresh and tasty and presentation was just perfect!

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  32. WilliamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great explaining everything giving us time to sit and enjoy our tea. It was a birthday celebration and was so great having the special dessert for my wife. Definitely will be back

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely disappointing and Fairmont should be ashamed of their lack of care for an iconic Canadian site.

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  34. JudyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter-in-law and my Granddaughter were there for Tea, prior to going to the NAC to see Cinderella the Ballet. We were given the best seat in the house at Zoe’s, from the perspective of our 8 year old darling. The day was magical, from your scones to our glass (acrylic) slippers. Thank you 🥂❤️

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, fun and feminine experience! Such a filling and delicious set of pastries. The house scones were incredible, the sandwich selection was yummy and fresh but the desserts were showstoppers. I could eat the jerk chicken croissant and chocolate mandarin mousse cake forever.

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  36. Fernanda

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josée provided the best service we’ve ever experienced at Zoe’s for high tea! I booked an afternoon reservation for my mom (a senior) and myself (38 weeks pregnant) as a belated birthday celebration for her. Josée was warm and attentive from the second she served us. Wonderful service and treats, I can’t wait to go back with our little one next year!

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  37. DianeC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The afternoon tea was very enjoyable with a nice variety of food choices. Our server was so pleasant and explained everything that was served. Next time I would go during Christmastime to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

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  38. PenelopeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic. Nicole was was so helpful and friendly

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  39. krko

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not much flavour to the sandwiches . The desserts were overpowered with cinnamon, nutmeg and fall flavours . The spices overpowered the desserts. The desserts were too similar in toast and were disappointing while sandwiches were very bland with exception of the jerk sandwich croissant.

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  40. Ameena

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicole was an incredible server from start to finish. The restaurant accommodated my vegan diet effortlessly. This is such a beautiful spot for an afternoon tea or meal! I will definitely be back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau Laurier offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 241-1414.

Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau Laurier is rated 4.6 stars by 1299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rideau and MacKenzie
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Restaurant parking is not available. Self-parking is available within a short distance from the hotel.
  • Public Transit
    Rideau stop on the O Train
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    David De Bernardi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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