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Le Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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Canadian contemporary cuisine The National Arts Centre's le cafe is proud to showcase the fresh flavors and ingredients of Canada. Focusing on local seasonal ingredients, le cafe's menu is a culinary experience that indulges the senses. Experience our take on contemporary cuisine with dishes that will delight and engage you. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, le cafe has an offering that is perfect for the occasion: sharing a sumptuous meal during a corporate lunch, enjoying dinner before the show, or joining us after an evening performance for a sip of port and chocolate. Open Sunday through Saturday, we invite you to join us for an exceptional dining experience.
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived late for our reservations and still were greeted with a smile. The service was quick and efficient. The food was prepared very nicely, tasted great. We had a performance to attend at the NAC that evening and still had a considerable amount of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Dale W
Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Clearly loved by all the locals as well as us out of towners. Reservations a must and go early to get a better choice of seats. Wonderful food , excellent wine selections and specials. Knowledgeable staff getting use to iPads for ordering and great ambiance....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Burnscj
Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow! Thank you so much! So lovely to hear you had two great experiences at Le Café recently!! Hope you'll pop in again the next time you're in Ottawa! :-)

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had an excellent business lunch for two. The menu is fairly small, but has a good selection of interesting dishes as well as standards. Although I’m not even a vegetarian, I chose the vegan sweet potato gnocchi which was outstanding - fresh ingredients, beautifully cooked...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PDMM_Gourmands
Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review of your recent lunch at Le Café! We're so glad you had a great experience! Yes, we do keep our menu small which helps us serve a large number of guests before a show in a timely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As the NAC's staff settles in to its renewed facilities, they appear to be getting better and better as time goes by in all aspects - the mains are significantly better than two or three years ago, and desserts and entrees could use a bit...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank T-gas
Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! This is lovely to hear as our main goal is continual improvement and providing our guests with the best experience possible! Thanks for your dining at Le Café so often and we'll keep striving to impress you more with each visit!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself, partner and our neighbours dined at Le Cafe before a show at the NAC for our first time last week. We can’t wait to go back! Having grew up in Ottawa, I wish I had known about this gem years ago. Fabulous ambience, all...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SarahMartina
Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Sarah! We're so happy you discovered Le Café and that you enjoyed your time with us before your show! Thanks for your kind words and we're very much looking forward to your next visit! :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so impressed with our first ngith's meal Jan 31, we ate there last night again our second night out this week for shows at the NAC. The food were amazing both nights. We ate and had a great service. The second night, we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Patrick_324V
Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Patrick! We're glad you've now had two great experiences at Le Café! Also, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Much appreciated! Hoping you'll stop by again soon! :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks, food, staff were all excellent. Great portions and the quality and attention to detail made everything we had amazing! Such an unexpected cool vibe and atmosphere. Great for dates or small parties. A few families were there too and seemed to enjoy as well....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Clare1967Moores
Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Clare! This is wonderful to hear!! We hope you'll be back soon! :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was second time at Le Cafe in 2 months. Both time food, when it arrived, was good But they really need to do something about the non-existent service. My grand daughter and I stopped here for a glass of wine and dessert after a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day, Astrid, So sorry to hear about the lack of service during your visit. The management has been made aware of the situation and is looking into why it occurred. The manager of Le Café would really love if you could get in touch...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Four friends and I dined at le café before attending the Carol King musical Beautiful. It was a great way to start the evening. The food was delightful and service by Michel D was impeccable. Staff know that you have theatre tickets so everything is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anna C
Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Amazing! Thanks so much, Anne! Yes! We absolutely try to make pre-show dinners as wonderful as possible while keeping in mind you have a show to get to!! Thanks for sharing and hoping to see you again soon!! :-)

Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

We went in my wife and I for dinner and we had a lovely time. Food and service were both outstanding and attention to detail was top notch. Definitely a must try and can't wait to visit again on our next travel to Ottawa.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mschoucair
Julie B, Guest Relations Manager at Le Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review! We're glad you had such a great experience and look forward to your next visit to Ottawa!!

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