Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

4.6
699 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
Located within the elegant walls of the chateau, Wilfrid's is an award-winning Ottawa restaurant offering a wide selection of culinary experiences. Executive Chef Louis Simard and his team are famous for their superb selection of regional Canadian cuisine. The beautiful dining room offers wonderful views of the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Locks.

Experiences

  • Discovery Dinner at Wilfrid's

    CA$88.14 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Experience a 4-course tasting menu on Friday and Saturday evenings. Our culinary team will create a new menu each week featuring seasonal ingredients. Our menu can be enhanced with a choice of two different wine pairings. Please note that proof of Vaccination (+14 days) and a matching ID are required to enjoy this experience.
  • Family Style Brunch at Wilfrid's

    CA$49.72 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Experience a Family-Style Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Our culinary team will create a new menu each week featuring seasonal ingredients. Please note that proof of Vaccination (+14 days) and a matching ID are required to enjoy the experience.
  • Valentine's Dinner at Wilfrid's

    CA$110.74 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Join us for a special night in Wilfrid's to enjoy a romantic Valentine's Dinner Please find our selection below: Amuse Bouche / Milk Bread, Confit Garlic, Olive Tapenade, House Cultured Butter / Potato Croquette, spiced pickled green apple, Crème Fraiche Razor Clam New England Style Chowder / Lemon Roasted Quail, Salsify Mash, Onion jus, mushrooms, Mixed Herb Greens Spiced Beet Root Risotto, Shaved Beet, Pecorino Cheese Butter Basted Lobster Tail, Potato Mille-Feuille, Glazed Honey Mushrooms, Smoked Lobster Broth / Smore’s Chocolate Pot au Crème, Honey Graham Crumb, Charred House Marshmallow Whip, Chocolate Feuilletine Gulab Jamun (Indian Honey Donuts), Pistachios Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions in advance,

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 699 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and personal

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your 5 star with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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NormaS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very nice treat in a very special place. Definitely a memory maker.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Norma, We are delighted that your visit was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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IanG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice table with view across Rideau Canal to Parliament Hill.

Table buffet was well organized, the food was good - nice variety and good portions.

Service was excellent - waiter was very helpful and attentive.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Ian, Itr is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our valued guests. 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 & Beverage

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MarcJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience. We had superb service from Valérie. Dickens’ brunch is a tradition for us, we’ll be back next year for sure.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Marc, We are so pleased that your visit was enjoyable and we hope to welcome you back before too long! Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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LeoP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We ordered Canadian breakfast, steak and eggs and French toast for dessert. We really enjoyed the service which was professional and respectful. The ambience was excellent as expected. we were sitting at a table with a view of the Parliament buildings. On the other hand the food itself was rather mediocre: sunny side up eggs were slightly undercooked, bacon very dry and steak too salty. Only French toast was actually good. In addition, one of the cups was dirty and we asked the waiter to replace it. We would still recommend the restaurant to a friend but at the same time would suggest not to come for breakfast

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Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Leo, Thank you for sharing your valueable feedback with us. Rest assured that we take your comments to heart. We hope you give us amother chance and visit us again one day. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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LoriJ
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We booked a"Festive Meal" for our family of four adults. The food was well prepared and the presentation was lovely. Our server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was remarkably happy and festive given the circumstances. The staff are very, very good at their jobs.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Lori, We are so pleased to hear that your festive meal was enjoyed by all. We hope to welcome you to the castle one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Ayman
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and ambiance are wonderful as usual. We always enjoy dining in this iconis hotel.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on January 6, 2022

We are so happy to hear that your visit was an enjoyable one and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food and location were fine. However, the real stars of the show were the staff (especially our waiter Eric). Excellent service from start to finish!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on January 6, 2022

We agree that we have the best colleagues in the business. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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PaddyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely setting for a so so meal. Nice fresh ingredients but boring flavours (lamb in very plain gravy, turkey with a little bit of gravy and cranberry, rather dull carrots and Brussels sprouts). Lovely little crepes for dessert and some small adequate other pastries- again nothing special. Servers were very pleasant though service was slow - which is understandable during Covid. Overall a nice experience but not worth $75 a head.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Paddy, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. Rest assured that we take your comments to heart. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Jacques
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Excellent staff. Great attention to details.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Jacques, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. 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 & Beverage

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MiryamG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This brunch was absolutely fantastic ! 5 Star experience ! The food, ambiance, and overall atmosphere of Xmas holidays ! Fairmont never fails 💗

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on December 13, 2021

Dear Miryam, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our valued guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Wilfrid's one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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MarcD
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a great brunch, the service was excellent and the food was amazing - would highly recommend -

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on December 6, 2021

Dear Marc, We are delioghted thatyou enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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SB8j
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an amazing meal and a wonderful evening!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on December 9, 2021

TIt is always such a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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HEINZB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent. But the food came to the table lukewarm. Also the doorman did not offer me handicapped parking.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on December 6, 2021

Thank 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 & Beverage

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SheriM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The food quality was not acceptable given the price of the meal. The restaurant was cold and the server was rude. Overall very disappointing and would not return

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on December 1, 2021

Dear Sheri, We regret your disappointing experience. Rest assured this is certainly not our usual standard nor is it acceptable to us. We do hope you return one day, allowing us the chance to regain your trust. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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AudreyC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great breakfast! Excellent service! The view is always beautiful and the restaurant is comfortable! Their safety measure are also excellent!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on December 1, 2021

Dear Audrey, We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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JoshD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes and definitely going back for brunch with the wife

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear Josh, We are pleased to hear that yur visit was enjoyable and we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Kristine
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Customer service is fantastic! Food is amazing! Great customer experience, love everything about it. Hope they will open the breakfast buffet brunch soon. Can't wait to go back again. Samantha has been our restaurant attendant and she did an excellent job!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear Kristine, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and it is alwzys nice to hear when we have been successful. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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daniellev
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new experience of brunch Table d'hôte is great. It is more civilized than standing in line for a buffet :)

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KateH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely Would go back again!!

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DanielV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Vraiment pas à la hauteur d’un Fairmount.

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jeans
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I recommend the Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier !

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 9, 2021

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid's and we hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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PeterS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience for our wedding anniversary. Food quality and service were outstanding. We even received a complimentary glass of ice wine.
Highly recommended.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 8, 2021

Dear Peter, We are delighted that your wedding anniversary celebration was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Addiebo
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely dinner. Would come back for a special occasion.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 8, 2021

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Georgia
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The kids waffle breakfast tasted like it had been fried in doughnut oil and the crepes were dry and tough. The servers were delightful and the salmon bagel was excellent.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 8, 2021

Dear Georgia, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. You can rest assured that we take our comments to heart! We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Martilu
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 1, 2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid's and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Toli
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

an incredible experience that I won't forget. Delicious food, wonderful staff and romantic atmosphere. Beautiful

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 2, 2021

TWe are so pleased to hear that your visit to Wilfrid's was so enjoyable! We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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MartinD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Great service, the food was outstanding. The ingredients were fresh and the food was evidently made from scratch. Highly recommend.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 1, 2021

Dear Martin, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests. We agree that Frederic is a wonderful colleague. He will be pleased that you took the time to recognize his service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Wilfrid's soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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MariaN
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch was very delicious, a lot of food, go there very hungry or you can leave with you doggie bag

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear Maria, We are delighted that your Sunday Brunch with us was an enjoyable one. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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JasB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience. The staff was super friendly and very quick.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 18, 2021

Dear Jas, We are so pleased that your visit was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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vipCathie
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 13, 2021

Dear Cathie, We are so pleased that your visit was an enjoyable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Nope
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Very disappointed in how the food was served, there were no proper plates or cutlery. The food was ok but definitely not worth the price. Would not recommend

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

We regret your disappointing experience. We hope to welcome you again one day; we will do all possible to regain your trust and loyalty. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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vipLillianC
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was lovely! Great food, awesome service and a lovely spot!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Katherine, Dear Lillian, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid's. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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CalgaryJack
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner. Service was lacking and food was small and average. Nothing worth that much money but the ambience was nice. Likely short staffed like most places.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 25, 2021

We regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion and do hope you give us another chance by returning one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Jennifer
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Hostess did not say Welcome to Wilfrid's. Although we had a reservation we had to wait to be taken to our table.
Taken to our table and left without water or a server for too long. Brunch started at 1 pm and we paid at 3pm. Too much time between without water or next course. One serving fork provided for multiple dishes, including pasta made it awkward.
Seemed to be understaffed for waiters. Food was excellent.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Jennifer, 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

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AnaA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambience, expected more from the food for the price, nothing to really write home about.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Katherine, Dear Ana, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We do regret that we failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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KatherineM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were delighted to visit Wilfrid's again after almost 2 years b/c of COVID. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving "special" dinner with the many tasting plates. Particularly delicious and flavorful were the watermellon "gazpacho"; the burrata and tomato salad; the plentiful choices of seafood, and the prune sauce for the quail. Quite tasty were all of the deserts (thank you for including some berries!).

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Katherine, We are so pleased that your Thanksgiving celebration was an enjoyable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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WendyS
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Very quiet. Food was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Le brunch n’a pas été une experience surprenante, la tour de fruit de mer était bonne et les produits frais mais la suite aurait pu être meilleure, ce serait bien qu’ils revisitent leur menu ( la salade de betterave, les œufs bénédictines et canards confits ainsi que la burrata étaient moyens). Sinon bel édifice rempli d’histoires!

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Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier is rated 4.6 stars by 699 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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