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
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!
We spent a lovely evening celebrating ou ...
We spent a lovely evening celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary back at the same hotel where we held our wedding reception. The ambiance remains fresh and current. And more importantly, the service was excellent … the tempo of service, interaction with server, presentation and taste of each plate … all wonderful. Special thank you goes out to our server, Jacinthe.
We choose to celebrate this special occasion at Wilfrid’s based on an expectation. Great food, great service, in a wonderful setting. We were not disappointed.
We will be back soon, especially for an opportunity to sit out on the terrace.
The standard of service and food quality ...
The standard of service and food quality is always predictable, very good. Food choices on this occasion (and my family has been many times ) was the Duck (tender and flavourful according to the two who chose this main course), and the other person had the Pickerel, served with a lovely bean accompaniment (very good - would have again). Appetizers; salad, crab cakes, and an interesting cod dish (ceviche) were great choices to interest all palates.
Unpretentious but elegant with wonderful ...
Unpretentious but elegant with wonderful quality food and a view to die for. Always a special, memorable experience. The attentive and skilled servers considerably enhance the already exceptional experience. A world class experience.
Failed to live up to expectations
We went here while in Ottawa celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. The Chateau Laurier is a beautiful building in the heart of Ottawa. The location and aesthetics cannot be beat. I was perplexed why, on one of the busiest nights in Ottawa, the restaurant was largely vacant.
I cannot knock the service, our waiter Alex was superb and very attentive. The food was acceptable but it seemed to lack that extra oomph I would expect from a fine restaurant, especially one in such a fine location in such a wonderful city.
I can't say the food was bad. In fact it was quite good, but I had higher expectations than just good.
We chose the Table d'hote offered for the evening. I chose the chicken while my wife chose the pickerel. The opening beet salad was the most memorable part of the meal. The presentation of this dish was very well done.
The entrees were adequate with little to remarkable in the way of presentation one way or the other.
The dessert was a disjointed collection of banana flavors and chocolate. Presentation was lacking. The flavors were delicious on their own but did not combine well in the final dish.
The next day's lunch, stumbled across in a far more rustic setting, turned out to be the memorable meal of the trip.
I had difficulty with picking something to specifically recommend about this restaurant.
We went to Wilfrid's for my husband's 60 ...
We went to Wilfrid's for my husband's 60th birthday. We were a group of 7 who went for the buffet breakfast on Saturday morning. All 7 loved the food and the ambiance and everyone want to return in the near future. Thank you.
There was a large bus load of US Seniors ...
There was a large bus load of US Seniors in for the weekend, the decor seemed to fit this group. The food was good but not great for a Fairmont Property. With all the terrific restaurants in Ottawa it might be a long time until I visit this one again.
Our occasion was a girls get-away weeken ...
Our occasion was a girls get-away weekend - mother, daughters, granddaughter. It was a highlight of our visit to Ottawa to go out for breakfast in such a historic building and beautiful location. My granddaughter (13) was especially delighted - her first time at such an elegant restaurant. It came recommended to me by a friend who lives in Ottawa and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting our capital.
Excellent spot overlooking the Rideau Ca ...
Excellent spot overlooking the Rideau Canal and Parliament in Ottawa. Food was amazing, absolutely recommend the Dry Aged Tenderloin! Quiet, calm and a perfect place to hammer out an excellent close to a long-day of meetings.
Total paid $180 for Wilfrid. I was expecting something as better for Mothers' Brunch. It wasn't worth $180 + $12 for my mimosa. We might go back for a normal brunch à la carte.
Total paid $240 in the ballroom for a previous Easter Brunch, that was worth $240. That we would try again. That was special.
So this time it was so-so. I was disappointed for the price paid, the so-so food and the traffic around the tables. And I was disappointed to be billed in advance, more than before, after our disappointment.
Great mother's day/birthday spot
Loved the service here. Our waitress was so nice and accommodating. I told her that it was my mother's birthday and she later came out with a special dessert plate for her. The food was delicious - especially the crepes. The chef was also super kid-friendly and interactive. He does a build-your-own crepe and omelette bar during the buffet breakfast. Would definitely come back again and recommend it to others!
Important occasion marred by attitude of greeter
My wife and I went to Wilfrid's to celebrate our relationship in advance of most of a month during which we would be travelling separately.
Unfortunately, the person acting as hostess had the approach of a security guard trying to keep the riff-raff out, both upon our arrival and at departure. It significantly dampened what would otherwise have been a pleasantly memorable occasion.
We are not sure whether this approach is based on instructions she received, or was something she assumed on her own initiative. In either case, customer service training and supervision are called for...
Our waitress was wonderful and attentive. She almost rescued the situation for us, but we still left feeling hurt by the overall experience.
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