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Wilfrid's

#117 of 2,189 Restaurants in Ottawa
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Fairmont Chateau Laurier | 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-241-1414
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17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:30
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Fredericton, Canada
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254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fairmont is famous for its locations and properties and dining with a view of Parliament is the type of experience you can expect. The breakfast buffet was beyond typical. Local influences such as maple crepes help it to stand out. There is a crepe station and omelette station. Of course there is a selection of typical breakfast items, but even... More 

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed our Breakfast Buffet in Wilfrid’s and hope to welcome you back one day soon! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
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582 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dining room is tastefully decorated and the lighting is very intimate for dinner. We were given a fabulous table looking out at the Parliament buildings. The service was excellent from start to finish. Very friendly and always there when needed. The food was outstanding. One mains was the lamb. It has be one of the most tender servings ever.... More 

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

We are delighted that your experience in Wilfrid’s was a memorable one and we hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps we should have been alerted by the large table, high chairs and baseball caps on for dinner near us after asking for a quiet location but our faith in the Fairmont brand proved us very wrong tonight. Although the staff tried hard and the food was good, the ambiance left so much to be desired and the only issue... More 

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Our mission is to turn moments into memories and I regret that we failed to do so on this occasion. As you may be aware, Ottawa hosted a very large event this past weekend and we do understand that the ambiance varied from the usual upscale and casual elegance in Wilfrid’s. Please rest assured that your experience is certainly not... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were surprised to realize we've never been to Wilfrid's although we've dropped by Zoe's in the past for a drink. It surprised us also to find this was one of the nicest meals we've had in Ottawa. A lovely quiet window seat overlooking Parliament and the canal. Professional waiter who didn't pester but found our chianti. Excellent crab cakes,... More 

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere of Wilfrid’s, where excellence governs every dish! We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Guelph
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Chateau Laurier in Jan. 2017. My husband was working in Ottawa and I was just hanging out. When he is staying at a hotel he almost always eats breakfast at the hotel restaurant because it is convenient and usually of good quality. The buffet breakfast had good quality items and lots of choice,... More 

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback, which I will be certain to share with our Chef and his team! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The food came out cold and we also had to send the Halibut back because it came out rock hard and very dry. Good service.

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Dear Kyle, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and I regret that we failed to do so on this occasion. Your experience is certainly not typical and you can rest assured that I will share your comments with our Chef! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

nyc
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422 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Nice. Quiet. Pleasant. Good for a Family Lunch. Took my Mom there for lunch and it was close-to-perfect. She was treated very well. The food was good. Service attentive. Surprisingly, reasonably priced.

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed lunch in Ottawa’s Castle and we hope to see you and your Mother again before too long. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Our family of 10 people enjoyed an incredible brunch on XMAS day. We were seated in a very appropriate area of the dining room, the food variety and quality was superb. The service provided by the waiter was spot on. Talking about doing it again next year with the family.

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Our Castle is a special place to celebrate the Holidays and we are delighted that your family had a memorable experience! We look forward to welcoming you all back again next year! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

On an unplanned stay in Ottawa, and staying at the Laurier per usual, had dreams of the Wilfrid's breakfast buffet. The service was still wonderful with an attentive and welcoming Dave serving us. The buffet still ample and varied. Only off-note here, but unfortunately not exclusive to this breakfast experience or this hotel/restaurant, was the long absence of a host/hostess... More 

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Please rest assured that your experience is certainly not typical of the high level of service we strive to provide our guests each every day. Thank you for your feedback! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Toronto, Canada
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251 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We spent one night at Wilfred's. The experience was excellent. A fine restaurant where we spent time enjoying a cocktail. The rooms are a bit small but very comfortable indeed. Walking its halls and lobby presented us with a feeling of historical acknowledgement.

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ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with others on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 31
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Chateau Laurier | 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1414
Description
Wilfrid's Restaurant offers diners a vibrant seasonal menu featuring local and regional ingredients. The culinary flavors are rich, the presentation is clean and the service is exceptional. A complete selection of wines is also available to compliment the Chef's creations. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch - this stunning newly renovated restaurant is more than just a restaurant; it's a complete culinary experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?