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Zoe's Lounge

#137 of 2,243 Restaurants in Ottawa}
$$$$,
1 Rideau St | Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-241-1414
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (27 reviews)
“charcuterie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1 Rideau St | Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This rating refers to High Tea only. (Due to renovations at Zoe's, Tea was served in the Wilfrid Restaurant). Having experienced High Tea in some very exclusive places....I must say that the Chateau Laurier Tea was very disappointing. There were far TOO MANY SWEETS/PASTRIES. We...More

Thank Barbara L
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Barbara, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback, which will certainly be shared with our Chef and his team. We do hope you return one day, allowing us the opportunity to gain your trust and loyalty. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had our best lunch yet in Zoe’s. A nice classy restaurant that has great food and knows how to pace a good lunch. The burgers with the signature buns are good; the lobster Cobb was good and service was flawless. A great restaurant in...More

Thank altun13
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

We are delighted you enjoyed your experience in Zoe’s and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Elegant, tasteful and sophisticated, High Tea @ Fairmont Château Laurier I was visiting Ottawa to attend a wedding and my companion decided to take me to High Tea, something I’ve always wanted to do. What elegance and sophistication! The service was wonderful. We were greeted...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

We agree that Afternoon Tea is an experience not to be missed. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 8 September 2017

we enjoyed our evening at this lounge after sighting. service was great and drinks outstanding. highly recommend.

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with others on Trip Advisor. We hope to welcome you back one day soon! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 19 August 2017

I am currently staying at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, where I visited the Zoe's Lounge. It was the only dining establishment open in the hotel at 9pm at night. The lounge has a seat yourself policy, so it was a bit of a wait...More

1  Thank Hussein J
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Hussein J, Further to our recent conversation, I wish to reiterate our sincere regrets that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Always an exceptional site for a drink, snack or afternoon tea in the Fairmont hotel. Fabulous interior, service, food and drink. We go every time we are in Ottawa. Highly Recommended.

Thank Bruno S
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us and we hope to welcome you back. Claude J Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Great small bites menu along with full lunches and dinners. Great selection of beers and other drinks...

Thank John M
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon. Claude J Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 27 July 2017

We went to the Chateau Laurier and into Zoe's Lounge at the end of a nice evening. There were three couples and the men of the group all ordered the port flight which included some pretty decent ports. The group shared a selection of charcuterie...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Zoe’s distinct charm and casual elegance keeps guests coming back again and again. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I had afternoon tea with a friend in Zoe's Lounge. We sat in large, comfortable armchairs. The tea was well-presented on a cart and there was a good choice of different blends of tea. Tasty, fresh sandwiches, good pastries and good, fresh scones with jam...More

Thank Janet A
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Janet, Zoe’s classic elegance and distinct charm keeps guests coming back again and again. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had reservations, when we arrived we were seated promptly, a pleasant and professional server handed us menus. Service was absolutely fabulous, food was delicious, everything was served with the utmost of English style. The tea steward was interesting, gave us the history on each...More

Thank Elaine B
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Elaine, Zoe’s casual elegance and distinct charm keeps guests coming back again and again. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$105
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Rideau St | Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1414
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Description
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.
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