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
Four friends meeting 3 times per year fo ...
Four friends meeting 3 times per year for the last four years for brunch.
The last 2 visits were disappointing : very basic salads and soup. Hot dishes not appealing : presentation and taste.
I feel that quality is really lacking
Excellent service and ambiance: we had t ...
Excellent service and ambiance: we had the scallops and the crab cake to start and then both of us had the Arctic Char. Finished off with a cheese board. Food was delicious, quantities were good and the presentation was outstanding. Only criticism was that the second bottle of wine could have been a little cooler.
Overall an outstanding meal. We look forward to returning.
Excellent Brunch on a Saturday! Lots of ...
Excellent Brunch on a Saturday! Lots of delicious items, including yummy maple butter crepes. Plenty of fruit, cheeses, cold meats, smoothies, and hot items like scrambled eggs, ready made omelets, bacon, sausage, cinnamon buns, you name it, they had it and it was all delicious!
We both liked our meal. The Melody, if I ...
We both liked our meal. The Melody, if I remember well the name of the dish, not on Internet as of yesterday: it was a medley of fish and shellfish in a delicious creamy broth not too rich and very tasty. I am planning more visits very soon and I will certainly ask again for this lovely meal for lunch. As for dessert, why not offering some sorbet as well, a lighter choice to finish a superb lunch.
Thank you to the chef and our excellent and helpful waiter, Carl I believe.
We loved everything!! Service / food / v ...
We loved everything!! Service / food / views and ambiance is beyond exceptional
We celebrated a birthday, but atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. As world travellers we can say with confidence that our server and hostess where some of the best we have ever experienced. The chef prepared an incredible, creative and exceptional meal. We don't typically leave feedback but this experience was so outstanding that we just had to say something and would highly recommend a visit to Wilfrid's restaurant on your next visit to Ottawa. 5 star superb we thank you for a wonderful evening!
Excellent food , great service wonderfu ...
Excellent food , great service wonderful ambiance. The view of the Rideau canal locks , parliament buildings make for a wonderful backdrop. Great for special occasions. The menu was compact but varied and the wine selection quite extensive. The service is personalized , professional and staff are very courteous.
Absolutely incredible! A bit pricey so ...
Absolutely incredible! A bit pricey so we can't afford to go there regularly, but its worth every penny. The decor is calm. The service just friendly enough to make you comfortable. And the food is amazing. Every bite is perfect. Its classy but not snooty so everyone feels welcome. Love it!
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.
I attended Wilfrid's with a date for the ...
I attended Wilfrid's with a date for the Sunday Brunch buffet, and have been there often for this meal. The restaurant was unusually warm and the noise level was exceptional on the day I attended, but the staff were excellent, attentive, and beautifully professional as always. The buffet is always sumptuous with wide arrays of salads, cold appetizers, cheeses, baked items, fish and cold cuts. There is an omelette station run by a gentleman who is legendary amongst locals. The hot food section always includes eggs (scrambled, Benedict), bacon, sausages, and roast beef, as well as other items. On the day we were there, there was also pork, trout almandine, braised veal cheek, a variety of roasted vegetables and other items. The desserts were not as fancy as on some occasions, but this may have been due to the late seating towards the end of service. I will continue to come here, and it's a family favourite for special occasions.
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.
L'occasion était notre 10e anniversaire ...
L'occasion était notre 10e anniversaire de marriage avec notre fils de 6 ans. Très bon repas et vin. Excellent service (Bravo Matthew !). Belle ambiance avec vue sur le Parlement. Délicate attention avec un dessert "Happy anniversary".
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.
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