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Wilfrid's

Fairmont Chateau Laurier | 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-241-1414
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (38 reviews)
“crepes” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Fairmont Chateau Laurier | 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
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1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place set the bench mark for the rest of our time in Canada as far as dining goes. Mains excellent and the best creme brulee in the country!

Thank zdardi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had High Tea at two other Fairmont locations, including many times at the Empress in Victoria. We thought it would be fun to have tea here as well, when we were in town and staying at the Chateau. Wish we hadn't! We paid...More

Thank yusqueya
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Please rest assured that your experience is certainly not typical of the high level of service we strive to provide to all of our guests each and every day. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Claude...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The chef was very helpful, kind, funny & happy. Very keen to talk but, a pleasure to speak and listen too.

Thank rhodesgolfer
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast at Wilfrid's twice during a recent visit to Ottawa. Both were roughly 10am in the morning. The first breakfast experience was terrible. The restaurant was nearly dead, with maybe 12 of the tables filled, but I ended up sitting and waiting for about...More

Thank Colin M
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Colin, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. I regret your disappointing experience in Wilfrid’s and am pleased that you returned and gave us another chance. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

the restaurant is in the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. We found it to not be an intimate setting. Service was excellent. The Chef came to our table to see what he could prepair for my wife. Her food was terrific and she enjoyed it. I chose...More

Thank ugoniee
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that your experience in Wilfrid’s was an enjoyable one and look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided after a morning of sight seeing I would treat myself to visiting Wilfrid's for a late morning breakfast. I enjoyed visiting the Fairmont Chateau Laurier as it has a rich and storied history. I decided to try Wilfrid's Buttermilk Pancakes and the dish...More

Thank debrakgrose
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us and others on Trip Advisor. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Diverse assortment of hot and cold dishes make up excellent buffet. Excellent service and attention to individual orders.Pricey, but worth it.

Thank Z1854TEgeorgeh
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Fairmont normally does food well and this is no exception. Service was good as was the atmosphere. Every server is bilingual.

Thank MrWonderfulToronto
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

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

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Was excited to stay at the hotel. Thought we would try the acclaimed restaurant that resides here. Too much disappointment, the menu, the plating and the flavors are truly outdated. We ordered two prime rib meals I ordered mine medium and it was so Grizzly...More

Thank FoodTipper
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

We regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion. Please rest assured that your experience is certainly not acceptable not typical of the high standards that we strive to provide to our guests each and every day. We look forward to your next visit and...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

My extended family all ate dinner at Wilfrid's as part of a Tauck tour. I read the reviews going in and so most of us went for the prime rib entree and those that did were rewarded. Three of us tried the striploin and it...More

Thank Strembrulie C
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely compliments with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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
  • E-mail
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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