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Wilfrid's

#101 of 2,182 Restaurants in Ottawa
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Fairmont Chateau Laurier | 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-241-1414
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Today
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:30
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised to realize we've never been to Wilfrid's although we've dropped by Zoe's in the past for a drink. It surprised us also to find this was one of the nicest meals we've had in Ottawa. A lovely quiet window seat overlooking Parliament and the canal. Professional waiter who didn't pester but found our chianti. Excellent crab cakes,... More 

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Thank RobinCollins
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere of Wilfrid’s, where excellence governs every dish! We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Guelph
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Chateau Laurier in Jan. 2017. My husband was working in Ottawa and I was just hanging out. When he is staying at a hotel he almost always eats breakfast at the hotel restaurant because it is convenient and usually of good quality. The buffet breakfast had good quality items and lots of choice,... More 

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Thank Canadian_hikerGuelph
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback, which I will be certain to share with our Chef and his team! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food came out cold and we also had to send the Halibut back because it came out rock hard and very dry. Good service.

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Thank Kyle I
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Dear Kyle, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and I regret that we failed to do so on this occasion. Your experience is certainly not typical and you can rest assured that I will share your comments with our Chef! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

nyc
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409 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice. Quiet. Pleasant. Good for a Family Lunch. Took my Mom there for lunch and it was close-to-perfect. She was treated very well. The food was good. Service attentive. Surprisingly, reasonably priced.

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Thank burnsinny
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed lunch in Ottawa’s Castle and we hope to see you and your Mother again before too long. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 10 people enjoyed an incredible brunch on XMAS day. We were seated in a very appropriate area of the dining room, the food variety and quality was superb. The service provided by the waiter was spot on. Talking about doing it again next year with the family.

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Thank Rheoul L
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Our Castle is a special place to celebrate the Holidays and we are delighted that your family had a memorable experience! We look forward to welcoming you all back again next year! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On an unplanned stay in Ottawa, and staying at the Laurier per usual, had dreams of the Wilfrid's breakfast buffet. The service was still wonderful with an attentive and welcoming Dave serving us. The buffet still ample and varied. Only off-note here, but unfortunately not exclusive to this breakfast experience or this hotel/restaurant, was the long absence of a host/hostess... More 

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Please rest assured that your experience is certainly not typical of the high level of service we strive to provide our guests each every day. Thank you for your feedback! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Toronto, Canada
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226 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We spent one night at Wilfred's. The experience was excellent. A fine restaurant where we spent time enjoying a cocktail. The rooms are a bit small but very comfortable indeed. Walking its halls and lobby presented us with a feeling of historical acknowledgement.

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Thank skaszab2016
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with others on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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259 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Had the breakfast buffet on a very busy Sunday morning. Wait at the omelet station was way too long, so settled for cold scrambled eggs. Selection of dishes was very ordinary for what is a first class restaurant (for dinner). Service at table was poor.

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1 Thank Harry J
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Dear Harry, Please rest assured that your experience is certainly not typical of the high level of service that we strive to provide to our guests each and every day. We do hope you returning one day soon allowing us the opportunity to regain your trust and loyalty. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went here for brunch with my daughter and husband. Enjoyed a delightful culinary experience, although we found it to be quite pricey for the amount of selections. The omelette/crepe chef was wonderful and the crepes/omelettes were really good. The buffet was full of wonderful choices of cheese, salads, and other small food items. I was a bit disappointed with the... More 

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Thank Brian O
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for your valuable feedback and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Food was very good! Service was ok. Server was delightful but the timing of the courses was a bit off and the delivery of beverages timing was off.

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Thank Hughena B
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Dear Hughena, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Chateau Laurier | 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1414
Description
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?