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US$11 - US$37
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French, European
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3.0 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant do to location and yelp reviews. Should have looked at the dates. While it is evident that it was once a highly sought after restaurant - with very good food - they have not recovered from COVID. And it was evident...in their food and service. Clearly they were not making to order - which meant that our sides were cold. Plated in advance and put in the fridge. The lamb chops were tasty but disappointing when all the food wasn't hot. The manager hovered too much - the other server was quite good and deserved her tip. We will try the restaurant again in the hopes that they improve. But only one more chance which is too bad because there is great potentialMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2021

I just got back from Le Pied De Cochon from a meal celebrating my wife's birthday .I have to express my displeasure not only with the meal as presented but mostly by the managements lack of concern about my wife and my observations that the...meal was over cooked and cold! We both ordered the rack of lamb. My wife ordered hers medium and mine medium rare. My was pink which is what I expected but my wife's was clearly over cooked. Brown and leather like. What is worse was the total denial by the manger that there was any thing wrong with the preparation of the meal. There was no effort to make things right other than to re heat our meals which only resulted in my meal also being over cooked. I say this as I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years and have always thoroughly enjoyed myself. The worst problem was the total denial by the manager that there was anything wrong and the complete lack of an attempt to make things better. Too bad as this was one our go to restaurants because of it's consistency. Not anymore !!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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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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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Three of us dined at Le Pied de Cochon and as usual the food and service were excellent...a real Bistro treat. We arrived for our reservation at eight o'clock to discover that we were the only patrons. Nevertheless we were greeted warmly and, of course,...the service was most attentive. As usual ( and for about 20 years I have dined there at least on 15 occasions ) the food was excellent; hot, flavourful and most typical of French Bistro cuisine; duck, lamb and veal medallions as entrees. Excellent food preparation, service and value for money spent. Not to be missed if a French Bistro experience is your pleasure.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We would give it a 5 for food and a 2 or 3 for the service. We were left alone for quite a while before ordering but after that it got much worse! The tartare was nice and the fois gras great, but alas the...evening was marred by dismal service and with the wine not being what we ordered.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

A few in our group had not been here for years so we decided to give it a try. It was my 1st time. Food was delicious, very flavourful and the service attentive but made us feel relaxed. The table d'hôte is very reasonable. This...restaurant is an excellent choice if you want something a bit upscale. I have suggested this place to some of my co-workers from out of town who wanted to try something local. They have always come back raving how good it was. Now I know why.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4