The Shore Club - Ottawa

4.4
761 reviews
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Seafood
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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 761 People Are Saying
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JD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great deal on the feature menu on weekdays between 4-6pm. The waitress is attentive, kind and professional. Would definitely recommend!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and excellent service!

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g
Ottawa
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, a great experience! Thank you.

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PL
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Week-end à Ottawa pour patiner sur Canal Rideau.
Resto et bar typique d'hôtel: atmosphère feutré et nourriture agréable mais service lent et inégal.
Deux visites pendant le week-end et à chaque fois on nous a crédité quelque chose en raison de la lenteur du service.
Attention appréciée mais service à améliorer.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Service a bit slow.Time from order to food arrival approx,1 hr."Sides" too lge. for 1 person so a lot of waste.Food excellent but not sure it justifys the price.

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n
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks to our server, Zlatan for such an enjoyable evening! Lovely ambiance with great food and amazing service. The carpaccio is absolutely amazing! We also enjoyed the arctic char and the Black Cod. Both spectacular!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great overall experience. Happy hour is highly recommended.

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m
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I love the atmosphere and the gorgeous bar here. The food is good although somewhat pricey. But I still love the place ! The service is always excellent.

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DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our server was Challian, and he was an awesome server! Super energetic, caring for our needs, and explained/described everything perfectly!

To be honest, I was a little disappointed that the restaurant didn't do anything for my moms birthday after telling people it was her birthday.

Overall, great experience, and would definitely recommend (and have) to friends!

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PD
Ottawa
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again, Shore Club did not fail to disappoint. I hosted a business dinner and everything was perfect. Food was delicious as always and the service was impeccable. This is one of Ottawa's premier business dinner establishments.

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BB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant is lovely, however, has a very busy bar. If you don't mind loud happy hours, this place will work for you. I asked for a table for two and was put in a very small booth, on the bar side, across from a large table of perhaps 10 people. Why would I want to sit at that table? I asked for a different one and was given a much nicer, larger table, on the other quieter side of the wall separating the bar from the restaurant. Generally speaking, I find that restaurants give women the worse seats in the house and save the best locations for men. The waiter was, as my male companion pointed out, rather casual for a high end beef restaurant. The service was well paced overall. The shrimp cocktail were substantial and delicious. My companion's beer ended up having an insect of some kind floating in it... The beer was sent back. My filet, scalloped potatoes and mushrooms were all delicious, the steak a bit more rare than medium rare. My companion did not care for the peppercorn sauce and muttered..tastes like a bad peppercorn. I ordered coffee, which came with a spill on the saucer and was tasting old and stale. I sent it back and was brought a new cup of fresh coffee. For the price of the meal, I would expect a higher quality level of service and attention to the small things. Would I go back? No, I wouldn't. But you try it for yourself and decide.

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BW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my wife there for her birthday. Our steaks were cooked and seasoned perfectly plus our sides (garlic mushrooms and mashed potatoes) were delicious. Our server was outstanding, very friendly, knowledgeable and not intrusive...he had impeccable timing. It was the best meal and service I have had in a very long time.

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steak and seafood. Creative appetizers, great drinks. Love the lounge, and dining room Has a great vibe.

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PC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

First of all, I would like to commend the high level of professionalism and work etiquette displayed by the server assigned to us that night. His conduct and savoir-faire were beyond reproach. I should also like to appreciate the arrangement for a quieter table that was made for me as a Disabled person.

At the same time, I must profess my profound disappointment with the overall food quality served to us last night. The high expectations that I had based on previously-read reviews were marred by the minuscule portion of the dish (exorbitant price for 3 medium shrimps and 3 scallops), poor - absent, rather - plate decoration, and undercooked baked potatoes, which we ordered as a side dish.

As a customer, I experienced nothing but frustration and discontent over my meal quality. I was left unsatisfied and hungry, and I expected far greater things for the prices your restaurant was charging.

Once again, I am displeased with my experience and I will not be visiting this restaurant again.

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WB
Ottawa
54 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

My wife and I were seated promptly on arrival. We were the first in the restaurant. However the bar was humming with its happy hour offerings. It was unusual sitting in an empty restaurant with noisy bar background noise. My appetizer was a spectacular Foie Gras which I had with a Sauterne. Yum yum. My second course was the surf and turf special. Sadly the lobster while cooked sur vide arrived on my plate dry. It was disappointing. My wife started with an excellent salmon tartare but she was disappointed too with her Tuna main. The waiter had no knowledge of the wines on the list other than whether the wine was popular or not. Overall our experience fell short of expectations for a high end restaurant. We would consider going back, but only for the happy hour.

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OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Everything really went well expect I have found that when I ask for the Coffee and the bill we get ignored for refills of coffee.

Otherwise terrific and I will return.

Thanks
Astrid

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F
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overalls the experience was nice, but it seemed we were not as important as other tables which came into the restaurant that night. Although we always try to have a relaxed and longer dinner it seemed a bit rushed.
The manager (or what we thought was the manager) came by twice to see if everything was okay. That was very kind.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Anniversary dinner... Previous dinners, a great night out, service & food, and why we were back. This time around, food was good, service was not. Placed at the back beside a coat rack, hot & stuffy, no view. Service was disjointed, multiple servers, missing items at dinner, and we ended up eating separately by the time they arrived...not exactly the point of an anniversary dinner. Coffee & tea later no different. Coffee & tea were quick, then a 20 minute wait for the desert, by which time the coffee & tea were ice cold. No offer to refresh or replace. Will try again next time out, based on previous dinners where we very much enjoyed the evening, but not a good experience this time.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

What was usually a delightful experience did not live up to its usual standards.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

meat was tough, server forgot about the birthday, he was more interested in next table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food
Pricey

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T
Ottawa
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was a late night, last minute decision, first a shout out to Open Table because the app worked amazing with no waiting for a table during a busy Christmas season.

Next, our waiter was excellent as was all the staff (to be frank he made the meal great), nice to see folks enjoying themselves. He was helpful and attentive. For a late night and busy our food was served hot, timely, and as expected.

I would have to say this Shore CLub edges out the one in Toronto, sorry guys but were foodies - know our restaurants.

I would have no issue in suggesting to try Shore Club, Ottawa.

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SM
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Food was delicious. Overall, very pleased :)

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was good. My steak seemed somewhat dry and lonely so I ordered peppercorn sauce.

The seafood was excellent.

Service was interesting,as we had a waiter who seemed to lack finesse.

I would return as I long as I sat in a better section with a different waiter.

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CM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely time. The food was amazing and the service was incredible.

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g
Ottawa
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent lunch menu. Portions not too big, and very satisfying. Great service as usual. Well done to The Shore Club!

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TK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The service we received in the lounge before dinner was great . But then we went for dinner and it went downhill in a hurry. I waiter was in a rush be we weren’t. We were offered bread to find out it was charged on the bill . The salmon was ok but over priced my 46 dollar steak was so thin it looked like veal . And when we got the bill there were charges on it that we did not order . The waiter corrected the bill by 30 plus dollars . Good thing we checked . We should have just stayed in the lounge for the happy hour
We have been to the shore club before and we’re not overly pleased but thought we would give it another try .
This was the last visit

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g
Ottawa
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is top notch, best in Ottawa! The wine list and menu contain wide varieties, suitable for all tastes. I'll be back.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are looking for superb food and exceptional service, Shore Club fits the bill. The ambiance, attention to detail and overall experience justifies the price.

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We like this restaurant very much. A little bit pricy but the food is delicious and the personnel is courteous and professional.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The food wasn’t that great. However, the service was great! Our server was very nice and good. I wouldn’t go back again though. The food is not worth the price.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The fish I ordered was supposed to be cooked medium. More than half of the fish was completely raw. Very disappointed. I dine out a lot and the dish was poorly done.

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AG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for hubby's birthday and the restaurant had a birthday card for him! The tempura fried onion rings are the best onion rings I've ever had.

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t
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to the Shore Club for the first time and it was the perfect spot for us. So perfect, we booked our wedding dinner there in May 2019.

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AH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

A bit overrated and overpriced. Some dishes were excellent, e.g. steak and short ribs. Seafood was disappointing. Side dishes were ordinary but large portions. Service was excellent. Our main course was delayed and we were offered free desserts for compensation. Otherwise, a touch pretentious.

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BA
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

If you wanted a classy place to go to for dinner, the Shore Club used to be one of Ottawa places for that. Not any more.. It is becoming too commercial... Service was very poor..

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L
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall the dining experience was good but they charge for absolutely everything separately. No free sides, pay for the bread which was not stellar.
I think the tap water was free. I think this really takes away from the experience and is going too far.
I am more familiar with restaurants that include a choice of one or two sides with the meal. (Top restaurants in the US and other cities in Canada)

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JP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

My filet mignon over cooked. A few mistakes on our cocktails.
Overall, you can find better restaurant for the same price tag.

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KY
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food

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IR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Comfortable seating, attentive but not overbearing service, good food.

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