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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
+1 613-321-3537
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (25 reviews)
“focaccia” (3 reviews)
“tongue” (3 reviews)
Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good luck finding it, but once you do, prepare for a gastronomic amusement park ride. Perhaps eight dishes could also do the trick, perhaps some offerings don’t succeed every night, but the experience and tastebuds festival are in another league. Attentive wait staff, knowledgeable sommelier,...More

Thank Andrew O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love love love tasting menus. And this one is a huge one. 12 courses, about 5 hours at the table. The location is small and tables are close to each other, but the noise level is ok. The decode is extremely minimaliste, barely anything...More

Thank xtof44
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Everything has a tremendous amount of thought put into it. The service, the food, the delivery and timing, the textures and variety. It’s a really special experience for those that appreciate exploring high end cuisine.

Thank Shanti C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Exceptional dishes from start to finish all delicately prepared, all small plates. Food generally outstanding! My pet peeves, too many plates not enough food especially main dishes. The entire “event spread out over 3.5 to 4 hours. Bring your Platinum credit card!

Thank Len H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's different, it was a new experience. Fancy restaurant with great attention. I could repeat for sure, but it's expensive.

Thank alroca01
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Loved the experience. Very unique but very expensive. Butter in a toothpaste type tube. Nitrogen cooked desserts....lots of courses and great wine pairings.

Thank Orleansfoodie96
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Dinner on the Canal, is always nice. The service staff were wonderful! The food was delicious, and served hot and promptly. Desert loves might want to look at the menu after dinner, and also enjoy a special coffee, with your desert.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Lots of beautiful and delicious plates, but not a lot of food. I wish l’d pre-eaten. The dinner was creative and the service was impeccable, but slow.

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had dinner at this place. I love food. And I love gastronomy. I can enjoy small portions and appreciate the finer methods. That is a must to come here It’s 12 courses with wine pairings. Overall it was very diverse and the food was all...More

Thank ON_guy
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Each dish was a work of art, the combination of flavours and textures a delight, the edible Balloon rekindled childhood joy. Expensive: absolutely, Worth it: Yes, the combination of high quality cuisine and the fun of the experience make it so. The service was attentive,...More

Thank AuldYinGiffnock
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13 September 2016|
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Response from CFD1 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine.
24 November 2015|
Response from fleursdesoleil | Reviewed this property |
It's a great spot for couples or groups, but I would recommend this restaurant for adults only. The meal is 4-5 hours long and there is no choice in the menu except for dietary restrictions. That said, the restaurant has... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 54 - USD 62
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-3537
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