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Cafe l'Entree at the National Gallery

) #1,369 of 2,243 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ Cafe, International
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible4%
30 May 2016
“Bright and Airy Cafe”
19 Apr 2016
“Amazing View (the rest was also good)”
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Cafe, International
$$ - $$$
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a very convenient place for soup and a sandwich while visiting the National Gallery of Canada. The buffet style makes for a quick and easy meal. The setting is bright and airy with large windows to enjoy views of Ottawa.

Thank Aafia
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I think the best thing about it was the simply stunning views, and that there were very comfy and private seats was a bonus as well. The service was impeccable and friendly. The Smoked Duck appetizer was very nice, perfectly made and very generous portion...More

1  Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Good little spot with a lovely view. I believe there is a Weekend Brunch available but reservations may be necessary.

Thank Norm W
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Nice cafe ,prefect after hours of walking thru museums's endless rooms. lovely place, choice of salads, sandwiches and soup. you would expect something really fancy in museum but it is not, very ordinary, pick up your tray, pick item and go to cash..

1  Thank fabioinmontreal
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Mediocre food, harried service, and terribly understaffed. An unsatisfactory experience on all fronts. It's the National Gallery for crying out loud, shape up people...

Thank TorontoANTo
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Love love love the outdoor vibe to this indoor restaurant, from the back of an old building being one of the four walls to the glass paneled 3 story high roof to the all white colour palette and the indoor trees, it is very fresh...More

1  Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The view is quite splendid, with the Parliament Building in full view. We had afternoon coffee/tea and a biscotti. Very good of their kind.

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 2 September 2014

One of the best views in Ottawa of the Parliament Hill and tasty affordable food. Great place to drop in when you are visiting the Gallery. Self serve well managed.

3  Thank Sharpie19
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I believe that this this place should be featured more often as a good place to eat a small meal at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa if only because of the fine selection of sandwiches, soup, salads and drinks. But there is more...More

3  Thank GiudoLocattelli
Reviewed 11 April 2014

The Great Hall is open yet the Café remains closed. This was such a beautiful space to enjoy a glass of wine mid Gallery visit. The food had come a long way as well. I was really looking forward to seeing what the chef had...More

3  Thank Liam S
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  • Address: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
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From the National Gallery website:Overlooking the Ottawa River, the Café l'Entrée is situated in the Great Hall, the focal point of the Gallery. Perfect for lunch or afternoon high tea, the Café's menu emphasizes elegantly prepared, light foods and fine pastries. Group menus are available upon request. Reservations are recommended.
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