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Zoe's Lounge

1 Rideau St | Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-241-1414
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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1 Rideau St | Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Zoe's is on the main floor to the right and has a piano for your dining entertainment. Has a good but somewhat limited menu, but you can have afternoon tea on Sunday!

Thank Jinglebts
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had limited time for a lunch with some young friends when we arrived in Ottawa for meetings and they suggested that we meet in Zoe's Lounge in the Fairmont Chateau Laurier as we were staying in that hotel. We have often tried the restaurants...More

Thank Lawrence Ian G
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Lawrence, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and I regret that we failed to do so on this occasion. I will certainly share your feedback with our Executive Chef and his team. We do hope you return one day allowing us the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful cozy place for a nightcap. Live piano music our first night there. Staff is very friendly without being intrusive!

Thank 63mimi
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this review

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 1 week ago

Zoe's bar and lounge is a cozy comfy place to chill after a long day of exploring. The service is excellent and the staff are professional and caring. The piano player was wonderful, playing songs that would appeal to all tastes and ages. We have...More

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this review

Zoe’s distinct charm and casual elegance keeps guests coming back again and again. Rob and Frederick will be pleased to have been recognized. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and we hope to welcome you back one day soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thi restaurant/bar/lounge is located with the Chateau Laurier Hotel and is just off the amazing lobby. It provides a relaxing atmosphere often with a pianist on the grand piano providing very nice entertainment. The food was good and is consistent with bar/lounge type food. Service...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Zoe’s charm and casual elegance keeps guests coming back again and again. We hope to see you again one day. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Came here a few weeks ago for a late night snack with my girlfriend and we really enjoyed it. The service was great and the food was pretty good. We really enjoyed the pianist and the atmosphere. We really felt taken care of, and also...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Alnoor, We are pleased that your visit was an enjoyable one. Zoe’s charm and casual elegance keeps guests coming back again and again. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 29 March 2017

I gave the lounge at the Fairmont Hotel 2 chances, Friday & Saturday night. The best part about it was the piano player, she was amazing. We would have stayed longer on Friday night but our waitress Katsia or Ketsia disappeared on us after we...More

Thank Patti K
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Patti, We regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion. Please rest assured that we do take your comments to heart and we appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback with us. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Not the Aternoon Tea we experienced in the past. The meal consists of sandwiches, two scones and 4 petite desserts. My daughter and I asked for the cucumber sandwich, as we did not care for the options on the menu. We were brought one sandwich,...More

Thank terry5552016
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this review

Our Château Tea Experience is certainly one not to be missed and we regret your disappointing experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely bar with a nice ambiance and a rich history. We were disappointed in the service. Slow to get a drink Order both at the bar and at the table.More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this review

Please rest assured that your experience is certainly not typical of the high level of service we strive to provide to our guests. We hope you return one day and allow us the opportunity to show you the high level of hospitality that we are...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Last time I was here with my husband but I've had afternoon tea many times at Zoe's Lounge inside Chateau Laurier and the best part about the afternoon tea are the scones here along with the cream. I've had afternoon at other Fairmonts/hotels in Ontario...More

Thank Lucie Z
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Lucie, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and it is always nice to hear when we have been successful. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

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myoranges d
Do they refill the sandwiches/dessert/scone tray stand when they're empty? Prices seem too much for just a couple slices of bread lol. Ive made reservations during our tulip festival visit :) Thanks for the info!
24 April 2015|
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Response from ChateauLaurier | Property representative |
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
USD 21 - USD 105
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
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.