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US$12 - US$40
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French, European
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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3.0 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

Food was excellent so was service until they brought the bill. When I pointed out that that was not my bill, the argument started. I pointed out that we had not ordered desert and certainly not a $100 bottle of wine. This one waitress insisted...that we had had that wine and after checking came back to say that we were right we had not had desert but had indeed that wine as it was the only (don't even know the right name) Oyosoo bottle on the wine list. I asked to see the wine list to point out the wine I had ordered. The wine list she brought did not have my wine on it, she then said that was the only list they had and when I said I ordered from another one she brought the other wine list and sure enough here was my Gamay wine at $41. I could forgive the whole situation if these two waitresses hadn't insisted that their bill was OK and that I was wrong for too many minutes. Too bad for the Chef who prepared an excellent meal but I am neve=r going back there. It was supposed to be a special birthday evening for my love and it ended on a negative tone that was unnecessary by incompetent servers. How can you not remember what you served at a table when there are only three tables in the whole restaurant,,,,,,was this done intentionally to put more money in their pockets.....I have to wonder.....one bottle of wine is not enough to make people forget what they ordered.......reallly really disapointing.....it was my husband choice of a restaurant and I feel sad that it turned out this way.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2020

After perusing the menu, we came back to the bavette de boeuf with a bottle of wine. The atmosphere was pleasant enough, but the bavette was a rather basic steak frites, nothing special. Wines start at over 50$ a bottle. I suppose we pay for...quality, but the restaurant should offer a basic wine for 30 -35$ a bottle.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 17, 2020

Terrible service. Even though we had made reservations 2 days in advance, they did not have our names on their list. Staff lacks experience and it shows. In middle of pandemic, staff is not wearing masks or visors even though my husband and I are...in our 80’s. Long wait between courses. Waitress had to come back to take our order a second time. Food was good but not what it used to be. Dessert was so long coming that we left before it arrived. Frustrating experience overall.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

We have never been to a restaurant where we have to spend exact 3 hours for our dinner. The service just extremely terrible and slow. They only have ONE waitress to serve entire restaurant. We were wondering how many people were working in the kitchen?...Server was giving out breads to other people and ignored us. After waited ONE Hour for our appetizers, I asked the lady WHY We didn't get breads then she brought out 5 little one bite buns for 5 of us. Also, they were giving out Birthday Cake with candles to other people except us. We kept quiet the whole time not complaining but to watch the terrible service we were receiving from this restaurant. We spent $360 for my Birthday Dinner and received no appreciation or feel they value our business. We were wondering if these people were prejudiced against the visible minorities. We don't know how this restaurant got good reviews??? See it believe it. I would not recommend this restaurant bases on our experience. Tasting of food was not bad but small portion. If you are hungry for food, don't go to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

It's been nearly a year since our last visit and nothing has changed...same great service and the food, exceptional! With my brother getting up in years and living in Ottawa, we'll be able to get there at least a couple of times a year instead...of just once. Looking forward to getting back soon.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

I ordered filet mignon (expensive) and mentioned that I wanted it medium rare. The meat came WELL DONE, yes well done, not even medium. When I told the server, she took my meal back to the Chef (who was alone that day I was told)....2 minutes later she came back with the same meal and a flash light. She told me that the meat was medium rare and she pointed the flashlight to the meat, which made it even show that the meat was brown and not rosè like medium rare. I had to insist to send it back. The Chef was obviously pissed at me and she made me wait a long time before bringing me my medium rare tenderloin this time. The rice was also too salty but i did not send it back (just did not eat it). The Pied de cochon used to be a good restaurant, but not anymore unfortunately... Not going back as there are good options now in Gatineau and Ottawa.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

The food was great! When we pay the bill and include a tip, we got a very rude comment from the waitress. Being a foreigner and not understanding the tipping system in Quebec she could have explaining it to us instead of being very rude...and complaining about the amount! The evening was spoiled because of her attitude!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited Le Pied for the first time in several years to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. It has been several years since our last visit as our kids no longer lived in the Ottawa area. We didn't know what to expect,...was it still as good as we remembered it? Was there new ownership? Did it still look the same? Well yes to all the above. We arrived a half hour late due to shabby cab service. When I called to tell them we would be late, we were told not to worry, that our table was being held for us.When we arrived we were escorted to what I feel,is the best table in the place. We were attentively waited on by our server,John who explained the menu to us.I'll cut my review short now, but every thing was perfect! Le Pied de Cochon has returned to its rightful spot on our list as the #1 restaurant in Canada. Looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

A favourite for more than ten years. The food is wonderful, especially the fish. Consistently excellent menu. This chef really knows how to cook!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for years at least twice a year. We learned today our favourite waitress is gone, after 22 years. Very sad to see her not there today. We got Yan as a waiter today. He was actually nice and polite. I...started with a delicious Caesar salad. For the main dish I had the lunch fish special, Lotte served with rice and vegetables. It was actually very delicious. Dessert was a Xmas log. Overall a nice experience in an iconic restaurant in Gatineau. The only negative is the decor and their look, the restaurant look is really outdated however their food is amazing.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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