The Shore Club - Ottawa

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Seafood
The Shore Club Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge features the freshest seafood and tender steaks served in surroundings of understated luxury. Soaring ceilings, stunning original artwork and cool blue and green hues contribute to an elegant atmosphere that is second to none in Ottawa. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers in our signature lounge, or descend to our dining room to experience all our signature menu has to offer. The Shore Club is perfect for a casual, drop-in visit, or a long-planned special occasion. Allow our professional team to cater to your every wish.

Private Dining

The Shore Club has a beautifully appointed private dining room available for all types of business and social entertaining. The intimate Rideau Room, highlighted with stunning original art, accommodates a maximum of 18 guests and features state of the art stereo and audio visual capabilities.

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Mon - Tue 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM
Wed - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

What 872 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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W
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vegan in a steakhouse? Why yes, they make the best mushrooms AND the waiter didn’t judge me for it!
Thank you!

DM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Although the food was very good the prices were large and the restaurant was extreme noisy.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The quality of the food was exceptional. The noise was a bit loud for my tastes, but I tend to prefer quieter more intimate establishments in general. Very good service, combined with the exceptional food more than made up for any distaste of noise levels though.

P
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Jamille was so attentive and wonderful. The food was really tasty!!! Definitely going back!

Thank you!

DS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was an absolutely amazing dinner. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was very romantic. It is expensive but you get what you pay for so i would highly recommend the shore club if you are looking for fine dining.

GM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Astonishingly good food. Gorgeous cozy ambiance. Very inviting.

RO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely no complaints! Everything was amazing. Perfect for date night or to celebrate special occasions.

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beat place in the CBD for a business meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary last weekend and had an absolutely amazing evening. The food and service were spectacular. We will definitely be back to try out happy hour. Can't wait! Thanks Shore Club for a great night.

MT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great server (Chad).
Great food.
Prices are high (9oz glass of white wine), but difficult to find nice food in Ottawa like Shore Club.

S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very nice. Window seats in the lounge were great but the heaters were so hot they melted our menu. Literally! Needless to say, it was steamy while dining. We moved our table a little away from the heater but it was still hot. My partner wanted to view the hockey on one of the 4 TVs. The TV's seem like they are 10+ years old. Time to update.

The food was very good. I guess like many restaurants they have discontinued bread for the table. I would have liked to have been asked.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was rushed at the end it felt like server was just trying to turn the table.

Our steaks were served to the wrong person and only realized when we cut into our steaks. Not a big deal with just two but if we were with others could have been upsetting.

W
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

I have been wanting to go there for months and was expecting everything to be better than it was. Food, service was ok, but I expected better quality (for food) for the money we paid.
Our server seemed a bit scattered at first.

RP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would not normally go to such a high end restaurant, however I wanted to treat my Girlfriend so that is what I did. The food and service was excellent. The drink selection made by the waiter were outstanding and the Baked Alaska we had as desert for the first time, amazing! Consider these when you receive your bill because it is on the expense side, but worth a special visit!

AG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service was out of this world!

N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Hy's being gone, this may be the best option remaining for filet in Ottawa.

MC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, attentive service great food and lovely atmosphere.

s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant. Very pricey, food was good but not the best part of the experience. Fantastic Manhattan!!! Would return to sit in the lovely bar and no doubt, enjoy excellent drinks. Very attentive service as well!

MR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing dinner. Challion was the best waiter.

BR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service; great atmosphere; great food ! One of the 2 steaks was not cooked properly but this was immediately corrected.

JY
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Perfect restaurant 🥰 and cozy. J’y étais pour un anniversaire it’s was amazing 😉

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Perfect place for an important business lunch.

PB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, staff number 1 but too expensive for what we had.

S
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience5

The host ruined our mood. Made reservation a month in advance, but still the host wanted to give us the worst and the most obscure table in the restaurant even though it was not full.
We are regular guests at the shore club for years.
Date: Monday Oct 7, 2019
Table for 2, birthday occasion

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Date night with my wife great place and food, waiter was very nice with recommendations.

DH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service.
The restaurant is a bit noisy and slightly overpriced.
Very handy if you are staying at a downtown hotel.

e
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy to get to and to park. Food is excellent with a great choice of dishes. Service was quick and efficient. Quiet setting that allowed for good conversation.

S
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place to celebrate a special event. The short rib was the best we ever had.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend.

H
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

As frequent diners, my wife and I went last evening for my birthday. We reserved well in advance but had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Then we were seated at the extreme back corner beside a loud table of CFL football players. That was our first red flag for the evening!! Our appetizers came and were very bland with not much taste to them. Second red flag! We then had to wait at least 45 minutes for our mains after asking our server 3 times for our meal but he and the rest of the staff seemed to be pre occupied. When our mains finally arrived, my $47 16oz rib steak looked like something right off a supermarket shelf. This steak couldn’t have been more than 1/4”-3/8” thick—in other words paper thin!! In addition, I ordered it medium and it was served to me very rare. After waiting so long, I didn’t want to send it back at that point. C’mon folks for a supposedly high end steakhouse, this was pitiful!
To top the evening off, the server didn’t even bother to ask my wife if she would like another glass of wine (which was finished well before the entrees were served).
In short, there are far better restaurants in Ottawa than this place. We will not be back.

OF
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Had a reservation for 8:00 and wasn’t seated until 8:30. Not sure if every table was taken because I saw empty tables when I sat down. Unfortunately, it’s become a very noisy restaurant and for the prices you’re paying you’d expect the chance for quieter conversation. I’m not sure how many times you have to return to be a regular but I’ve been several times. Food was good, service was great but I wish it had a more traditional steak house ambiance for being downtown.

JS
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good meal and very good service so a nice place to eat

C
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food as always was very good, but that night the service that we received was NOT good. First wrong appetizer was served to one of our guests. It had to be taken away and replaced. Then there was a mistake with the main courses. 2 people at our table ordered Filet. The steaks were delivered to the table. Luckily they weren’t started as we were awaiting a fish meal. All of s sudden the server returned and said that they were steaks for another table and took them away!! So embarrassing when you are entertaining guests. The meal was VERY EXPENSIVE and the service did not reflect the price or caliber of the restaurant. We went there because we were entertaining and were disappointed on that night.

JM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I really enjoyed our evening at the Shore Club. Our server was very knowledgeable and personable.
We had the beet salad, steak carpaccio for appetizers, the single tier chilled seafood for main and then followed with a filet mignon and frites.
For dessert we had key lime pie and cheesecake.
Seafood and mains were great, dessert was overpriced for what it was.
Would definitely like to return for the happy hour promotion.

k
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

individual food items were cooked perfectly but a small piece of fish with a grilled lemon looked pretty lonely on a large white plate for $45-50. Similarly while sides were nicely cooked, they were served simply and a bit meagre for the price and because they were promoted as shareable between 3-5 diners.

PB
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oysters are well prepared
Steak tartare is very good and tasty
Crab cake is good but needs to be a little more crunchy

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great staff and prompt service when ordering food. The value, however, was slightly more than the taste and quality of food. They didn’t seem to have a specialty for cuts of meat, the sides weren’t amazing but tasty regardless. The desert is as par also. Overall great convenient steakhouse to get to, the staff definitely made it better than the food did!

O
Ottawa
82 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Been a regular at Shore Club for years, but likely will not return again. Prices have shot up and portions have shrunk. Paid $42 for 3 medium shrimp and 3 medium scallops (remember veg and starch sides are all extra $). That's $7 per shrimp or scallop!! Service has also plunged. When first arrived, front staff could not find my reservation, then insisted no other guests from my party had arrived. Both were mistakes on their part. No apology or explanation ever given. Then after waiting over 40 mins for our food waiter comes to apologize and says "Can I get you some bread in the meantime?" We say "sure". When bill comes, $4 charge for bread WTH??!? Food seriously overpriced now.

DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Service outstanding. Table location nice and quiet.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome meal

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