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Zoe's

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#118 of 2,280 Restaurants in Ottawa

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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About
Fairmont Château Laurier's lounge was named after Sir Wilfrid Laurier's beloved wife. Zoé Laurier Lafontaine was a young piano teacher known for her kindness, simplicity and most of all her big heart. She would have been proud to visit her namesake, which is now Ottawa's most stylish and elegant lounge with its chic decor, glowing chandeliers, and a beautiful glass adorned atrium. Zoé's Lounge features live entertainment and is famous for its light fare menu, freshly prepared vintage cocktails and its wonderful Afternoon Tea.
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Reasonably priced pub food, great drinks and excellent service. The cheese tray is wonderful, hamburger was delicious and high tea on Sunday is perfect. A+++++

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tbro421
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance in Zoe’s. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in for afternoon tea on a Friday afternoon. Dave, our server, made us feel welcome and was very knowledgeable about all the items in our tea set. The ambience exceeded expectation, sitting by the window and drinking a perfectly brewed cup of tea....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank hellojackie
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We agree that our Château Tea Experience is special indeed! Dave is indeed a wonderful colleague and he will be pleased to have been recognized. We hope to see you again one day soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a late lunch of poutine with the local Beau's beer. Superb service, delicious food. Ambience unparalleled.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Peeter P
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Peeter, Zoe’s casual, yet chic elegance is a favourite spot for a light bite or cocktails. You should also try our Château Tea Experience. We are confident you will not be disappointed! We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful ambience and service was fantastic. We went for dinner and had a lovely meal. Our waiter was not intrusive although attentive enough. Would go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

I've been to several Fairmont hotels for high tea. The Chateau Laurier is top of my list of faves. Zoe's lounge is at the front of the hotel, on the East corner. Reserve on the upper level with large glass windows overlooking the Rideau streetway...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chippaul
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Our Château Tea Experience is indeed a favourite, especially with during the magical holiday season. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed January 1, 2019

Lunch in the grand bar of the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Wonderful service, good food, and a very pleasant afternoon. Menu is short, but varied. Everything we ordered was excellent. Awesome bar service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Canada54travel
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Zoe’s and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

Reviewed December 29, 2018

Had a few appetizers and drinks and everything was great... definitely feeling like we were power players of the capital ;)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HSTraveller22
Reviewed December 28, 2018

THIS is the way to splurge on a girls’ gathering! Went with my 2 daughters, their mothers in law & 2 young granddaughters. The delicacies and service far exceeded my expectations. Our server was delighful, good humoured and helpful. Nothing “stuffy” about the venue...every detail...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kris H
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Zoe’s and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our date! Great selection of finger sandwiches and holiday based desserts! Will come back with my boys for the prince high tea time.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Roam277356
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I’ve stayed in a number of Fairmonts over the years and love the Chateau Laurier. Earlier this year I was in Lake Louise and fell in love with the Maple Smoked Manhattan I had, so much so that my office purchased the same cocktail smoker...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christina_Moorshead
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Dear Christina, I was extremely disappointed to learn of your unacceptable experience. Rest assured that I will meet with the management team and appropriate action will be taken to preclude any recurrence. We do hope you return one day as we are confident you will...More

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kristenmerke
May 1, 2018|
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Response from LikeABigPizzaPie | Reviewed this property |
Order one and share. Don't see why not. But be aware that those are untrained kids working there and they have no class. Expect silly rules created on the fly by them kids. Better places to spend your money.
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September 28, 2017|
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Response from 63mimi | Reviewed this property |
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myoranges d
April 23, 2015|
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Response from ChateauLaurier | Property representative |
Hello, The Afternoon Tea Tray stand is not refilled, however, we are confident that you will be satisfied with the amount of food presented. We offer sandwiches, scones, and petit fours and a delightful array of special... More
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