About Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Wilfrid’s Restaurant offers diners a vibrant seasonal menu featuring local and regional ingredients. The culinary flavors are rich, the presentation is clean and the service is exceptional. A complete selection of wines is also available to compliment the Chef’s creations.
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch - this stunning newly renovated restaurant is more than just a restaurant; it’s a complete culinary experience.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast (Buffet until 10:30 a.m. and à la carte):
Monday to Friday - 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Sunday - 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Monday to Saturday Tuesday - 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (à la carte only)
Monday to Saturday - 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday - Seatings between 11:00 a.m. an 12:30 p.m.
Mackenzie and Rideau
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
With four elegant ballrooms and 12 meeting rooms, Fairmont Château Laurier can help you plan your special event, wedding, meeting or conference. For more information call 613-241-1414 or visit us at www.fairmont.com/laurier
The hotel's parking is accessible from Rideau Street (front of the hotel) or MacKenzie Street (back of the hotel).
- Indoor valet parking: $43 CAD/night with unlimited access
- Indoor self parking: $30 CAD/night with unlimited access
Prices do not include taxes and are subject to change without notice.
Private Party Facilities:
Tucked just off from the main restaurant is Rideau 1 - Wilfrid's private dining room. This space is perfect for a small wedding, meeting or family gathering.
Banquet, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier Ratings and Reviews
Married at the CL in Sep 2007. Been comi ...
Married at the CL in Sep 2007. Been coming back every year to celebrate our anniversary. Sometimes dinner, sometimes brunch with the kids, never been disappointed. This year our server David was exceptional - very friendly, accommodating, fluently bilingual (important to my Francophone spouse) and made an effort with the little details (putting my kids chocolate milk in champagne flutes, packing a small dessert to go box, etc.). My only complaint relates to the state of the restrooms - they were not as clean as they should have been. Brunch was busy however there was a mess under the gentleman's urinal which should have been cleaned up much quicker than it was. Again, David took care of that as soon as we notified him.
We went for dinner for a birthday celebr ...
We went for dinner for a birthday celebration. The table was lovely with a view of the canal. The ambiance was quiet allowing for easy conversation. The food and wine selection was good. The server was excellent. She was there when needed, but let us enjoy our evening. Everyone was very professional. We will definitely return.
Sunday brunch at Wilfrids has been our f ...
Sunday brunch at Wilfrids has been our favourite for a special occasion. While the quality of the food is excellent, overall the ambience and brunch format seem a bit tired. Despite having reserved, we were seated at the back of a side room which was somewhat shabby in appearance and it certainly was not nearly as nice as being seated in the main room by the windows. The brunch service was a bit odd - the gal serving turkey and roast beef seemed very careful with portion size! This was our last brunch at Wilfrids before moving to another province. After being patrons for thirty years, it was not a memorable last time which is regrettable.
We enjoyed a very nice meal and evening ...
We enjoyed a very nice meal and evening at this historic venue. We had a great meal that they were able to accommodate y wife's gluten intolerance. The waiter was great for recommendations that were excellent. It was a quiet night as we were there on a holiday weekend.
Sunday brunch at Wilfrid's was a lovely ...
Sunday brunch at Wilfrid's was a lovely experience. The restaurant is large, with big windows and plenty of natural light. There is lots of space between tables which allowed our conversation to occur with a degree of privacy which I much prefer to being seated "cheek to jowl" next to other diners. There is a large selection at the buffet to please anyone. The food is nicely presented and every item I chose was delicious. You would need to go to the brunch many times before exhausting all the choices. The staff were attentive, friendly and welcoming. Although the cost per person is high compared to brunch at a more casual restaurant, as an occasional treat or special occasion, it is certainly worth it. The historic and scenic setting of the Chateau in the heart of downtown adds to the experience. I highly recommend it!
I don't usually complain about stuff but ...
I don't usually complain about stuff but our breakfast brunch at Chateau Laurier was quite a disappointment.
I booked online for a table of 3 during breakfast buffet on a Sunday, on the occasion of my mother's birthday. Disappointment #1: we would have liked to sit by the window, however upon arrival we were told that none of the window-side tables were available. It was frustrating to see that several of these tables stayed empty during our entire stay. #2: the hot buffet contained very few vegetarians options, so we opted for the cold buffet. #3: The mediocre croissant might have tasted better if they were warmed, but they were forbidden near the toaster. #4: for a long time the only toastables available were slices of plain white bread, we had to make a special request to obtain bagels and it was like we were asking for the moon (it took a while). #4: Noise level was quite high, between the servers stacking plates and the chef's high strung voice. #5: I later realized I was charged for the full hot buffet cost (30$) rather than just for the cold buffet (22$), so I actually overpaid for this disappointing experience. I will not go back.
My husband Michel and I went to the Wilf ...
My husband Michel and I went to the Wilfrid's for our wedding anniversary lunch and were most pleased with our choice of venue as well as the quality of the food, service and low noise level. Many thanks to all and especially our server Nicole who was most pleasant and attentive.
Our bookclub celebrated it's 10th annive ...
Our bookclub celebrated it's 10th anniversary at Wilfrid's mid-September. Service was warm, friendly, helpful (one of us has important food allergies and every effort was made to make his dinning experience exceptional) in short absolutely impeccable . The server even tried to speak as much French as he could as we are French speaking. He was very sweet and all of us greatly appreciated it. The food was fresh, tasty, mostly local and seasonal with reasonable portions. An extraordinary dining experience to say the least. Views were amazing and wine pairing out of this world. A special dish of deserts was brought out to mark our club's anniversary. I had mentioned it whilst reserving but nothing more. What a delicate attention. Thank you for an amazing evening.
Service was professional and all courses ...
Service was professional and all courses were well timed. Cocktail was made to order. My one complaint is; it would be better if tables were clad in crisp white tablecloths. A place mat is appropriate for a bistro or café but not high end dining. When I pay $190 per person I expect the full gamut.
Food was good except a tad too much heat on the scallops, maybe lighten up on the jalapeno and the panna cotta bordered on flavourless with a crust even Barney Rubble would have difficulty breaking into.
Wine selection by the glass was okay.
Had the exquisite breakfast buffet with ...
Had the exquisite breakfast buffet with almost everything from juices, eggs benedict, sausages, bacon, cheeses and four different types of butter to pastries, on-demand banana-chocolate pancakes and waffles. Only thing missing was fresh bread rather than the pre-cut supermarket toast - which actually caught fire in the toaster at one point but the fire was handled quickly and efficiently by staff.
Waiters were extremely busy getting ready for the Sunday brunch at 11 and missed a few things in the hurry but otherwise very professional and accomodating.
This restaurant is overpriced and rides ...
This restaurant is overpriced and rides on the reputation of the hotel's history. Menu for lunch is limited and not especially imaginative. Not much flair. A missed opportunity to show-case Canadian cuisine and local ingredients.
Very friendly and courteous server and g ...
Very friendly and courteous server and great view on the Rideau Canal. Nice to watch sunset through the windows on a hot summer day in an air-conditioned dining room with calm atmosphere.
I had an excellent duck breast for dinner.
To sum up: great and elegant.
I was more than pleasantly surprised fir ...
I was more than pleasantly surprised first by the number of reminders about the reservation, then by the service from the a staff. The food was exquisite. I always judge by what I might be able to prepare at home and this was superior. I was convinced to choose the special of the day (fish) by the mouth watering description from the waiter. I would definitely recommend this for special occasions. The prices although reasonable for the quality of establishment, is a bit high for everyday dining. Although we didn't have room for desert, the waiter brought us a selection of chocolates with "Congratulations" written on the plate. A wonderful touch and great send-off for my retiring friend!
This was a very poor experience for us. ...
This was a very poor experience for us. I had notified Wilfrids this was for our 15th wedding anniversary. The waiter we had was curt bordering on rude and the table we were assigned was between window staring at a wall while 90% of the restaurant stood empty. Based on this experience I would not return nor recommend their establishment.
We were celebrating the 50th anniversary ...
We were celebrating the 50th anniversary of our guests. I was pleased the restaurant accommodated my request for a table with a view of the Parliament buildings - quite a treat for our guests. There are few restaurants these days where the acoustics for hearing impaired people are this good. Very attractively appointed room, as well.
The rainbow trout and the venison were excellent, and to be recommended.
The restaurant is pricey but worth it for such a special occasion. Overall a very pleasant experience.
The food did not justify the price by an ...
The food did not justify the price by any means. A discouraging scent preceding an absolutely dreadful taste accompanied the food. The food came in a substantially small serving size, yet again failing to justify its price. Noise quality was a hinderance to our enjoyment as well, seeing as how there were loud guests surrounding us, conversing over topics not suitable for our children to hear. An overall bad experience that was marred by the points discussed and one that I would not recommend to my friends or even my worst enemies.
Service a little spotty - soup brought o ...
Service a little spotty - soup brought out, no soup spoons until asked. Tried ordering two different half bottles of wine, both were out. Food very good, even if menu seemed a little heavy for mid-summer dining. Comfortable seating, lots of space, quiet music. Great location, enjoyed a nice walk on Parliament Hill afterwards.
Wilfrid has been my favorite restaurant ...
Wilfrid has been my favorite restaurant forever. Experienced on different types of occasions - casual as well as formal: and my rating... Always ... as Dun & Bradstreet might say... AAAAA-1 - on all counts. I will eat at Wilfrid's as often as I can. Expensive - NO - Worth every penny of whatever cost involved.
I only wish some patrons would dress a little better. Sunday Brunch - shorts and baseball caps... not suitable in my book. The Château has more class than that - and the dress issue is not a code - it's simply respect.
Love the place!
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