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Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

4.3
671 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.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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 671 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
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Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Quiet
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vipCathie
Vancouver
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded 4 days ago

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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Jennifer
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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JillL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We were not advised prior to booking the reservation it would take over an hour and a half so we missed our pool time. The pool being the key element of our stay.

I am not sure the first food I want in the day to be a seafood tower with raw fish but the prawns were delicious and so was the fish cakes, and I hate fish.

Service was great, no complaints.

Expensive but that would be the expectation of a restaurant like that.

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LindaD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

A bit pricy for the food as the most satisfying dish was the last - Mac cheese - and the desserts were very average. I would have expected more from Fairmont. The first two servings were barely warm. We will not go back for sure. Nice to be in the Chateau however as very nice.

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MaryseB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Two days later, I still think of the food with delight. Thank you so much!

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LindsayB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal meal and service. Worth every penny. The Fairmont never disappoints.

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MyleneG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Notre repas était délicieux et le service impeccable, sans parler des portions plus que généreuses!

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ElenaG
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Turned out 30% more expensive vs. fixed reservation price.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Apologize for being rude but my experience was quite disappointed. First of all, I was waiting for 5 courses, like Open Table displays. When I arrived there it was 4 courses with some options that I was not quite happy with. Besides, the service was not too spectacular. I had to serve my wine myself and when my third course arrived I had no plate, knife and fork in the meantime my food was getting cold. In addition to that, the wines pairing options were ridiculous, wines that are sold at LCBO for 13 dollars. The sommelier didn't even have the whim to choose something that would delight the customer's eyes or think about them in terms of experience. C’mon we have a bunch of wines with good prices and value. Finally, I believe it’s time for you to review the food options or the value you owe for that because offering chicken with waffle was not a taste experience or this is not something you wanna offer to your customer. Taking into account to have a reputation to uphold, right Fairmont? Nothing finesse here only appearances!

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Sings
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A very nice occasion. The food and service were excellent, as always. The view towards Parliament made it very atmospheric.

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JaneH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For a lovely experience - great food, impeccable service and quiet so one can converse with their companion for a romantic dinner.

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CaCr
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We had the 4 course meal. There was 2 pairings per course which none of them went together. The chef did not offer anything out of the ordinary. Some items lacked flavour.
I would suggest 1 outstanding item per course to focus on flavour rather than assortment choices.

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vipKenS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Poor communication between the kitchen and waiter.
Waited 30 minutes between courses on a 5 course meal.

Very disapointed

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AnatalieM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch and was amazed! Food quality and service was out of this world!! Highly recommend!!!

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Anonymous
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was not as expected and experienced in prior visits. The coffee was really bad. I mentioned to the waitress that the coffee wasn’t as good as I tried here before and she came back saying we changed coffee brand. No action was taken to provide better coffee. Food was cold and service was a bit slow. Prior experience with Buffet style is better and waiter was more attentive.

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EuniceB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quantity of food was amazing for the price! Original, seasonal fare, delicious, sustaining.

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MoniqueC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an awesome experience. Food was delicious and service exceptional.

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moniqueg
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good dinner. Nice atmosphère. Respectfull of Covid rules of social distancing.
Very diverse choices eventhough it Was a set menu. The service was excellent, very friendly and accomodating

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GladysG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We had a very bad experience for my birthday
1. We only had option for the prefix menu
I had to guess one vegetarian and tithe other one diabetic
And the waitress gave option or additional menu
But later they said that no possible
The food were like sample
Food tasting like no chef involved
Some dishes looks like food were sitting in the shelf for many months : very old good
We were very disappointed with the price and the quality of food
We don’t recommend this restaurant

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Christine
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We tried the Discovery testing menu. Overall, the taste was good. Servers were polite, but the customer service was standard. I think I expected a bit more considering the amount and place.

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GlennW
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Limited to the five course dinner. No other menu available. Waitress had little interest or knowledge to explain the variety of premium wines that we paid for. Kitchen staff served courses out of order, first course arrived before our pre-dinner cocktail. Seemed like an assembly line process with little effort from wait staff. I realize COVID is a factor but it shouldn't be an excuse.

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Lgilmour
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our Family lunch platter for two was excellent. The food was more than enough for us.
The seafood was fresh and tasty. The combination of food items paired well with each other and all dishes were flavourful. It was served timely and staff were very pleasant and helful in explaining all the dishes.
We will certainly be back and will recommend the restaurant.

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PhilipL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the service. Catered to our diet needs and food was absolutely wonderful.

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DaveD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for a nice dinner, the food and service was outstanding.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience! Would recommend. Not one complaint.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tasting menu was so varied and so delicious. The wine pairing was carefully chosen to complement the food and a good value for the price.

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AlejandroB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my wife had a wonderful time at this Christmas brunch. The food was delicious, service very good, and there was lots of room for social distancing.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service although a little pricey.

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Josee
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wilfred's service and food was PHENOMENAL!! The staff was attentive and courteous; the food was DELICIOUS, well-presented, and a great combination of flavours. I will definitely be back!

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ClaudiaR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and food! We had a wonderful time. We'll be back soon.

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TreesOfHope
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Atmosphere and service were great, as was the premium wine pairing. While the food was good, and elements were very good, it didn’t quite make the grade on the whole at this price point.

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MichaelG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, a special place for dinner or brunch

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Fred
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing food, amazing service. nothing to complain about.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful brunch; amazing food; phenomenal service; beautiful atmosphere.

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Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier is rated 4.3 stars by 671 OpenTable diners.

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