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Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

4.6
655 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
Tasting Menu: Experience the flavours of our region with a 5-course Discovery Tasting Menu. Each course, served family-style, is made with local and seasonal ingredients, taking your taste buds on a journey from start to finish. Fridays and Saturdays, $ 75 PP. A la carte menu is not available.

Weekend Brunch: Experience a cozy brunch paired with the best views of Parliament Hill. Served family-style, with the option to re-order your favourite items, there is no better way to spend a weekend afternoon. $ 49 PP, one seating at 11:00 AM. Brunch buffet is not available

Experiences

  • Discovery Tasting Menu

    CA$84.75 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us Friday and Saturday evenings for a Discovery Tasting Menu. 5-courses, each plate made with local and seasonal ingredients, gives you and your dining guest the opportunity to discover the varied flavours of the regions. Wine pairings available.
  • Fairmont Family Style Brunch

    CA$55.37 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Fairmont famous Brunch served Family Style
  • Fairmont Family Style Brunch

    CA$55.37 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Fairmont famous Brunch served Family Style.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 655 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lgilmour
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our Family lunch platter for two was excellent. The food was more than enough for us.
The seafood was fresh and tasty. The combination of food items paired well with each other and all dishes were flavourful. It was served timely and staff were very pleasant and helful in explaining all the dishes.
We will certainly be back and will recommend the restaurant.

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PhilipL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the service. Catered to our diet needs and food was absolutely wonderful.

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DaveD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for a nice dinner, the food and service was outstanding.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience! Would recommend. Not one complaint.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tasting menu was so varied and so delicious. The wine pairing was carefully chosen to complement the food and a good value for the price.

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AlejandroB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my wife had a wonderful time at this Christmas brunch. The food was delicious, service very good, and there was lots of room for social distancing.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service although a little pricey.

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Josee
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wilfred's service and food was PHENOMENAL!! The staff was attentive and courteous; the food was DELICIOUS, well-presented, and a great combination of flavours. I will definitely be back!

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ClaudiaR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and food! We had a wonderful time. We'll be back soon.

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TreesOfHope
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Atmosphere and service were great, as was the premium wine pairing. While the food was good, and elements were very good, it didn’t quite make the grade on the whole at this price point.

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MichaelG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, a special place for dinner or brunch

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Fred
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing food, amazing service. nothing to complain about.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful brunch; amazing food; phenomenal service; beautiful atmosphere.

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CarloC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Amazing lobster mac & cheese, veal meatloaf, scallops, and desserts! Venue is classy and luxurious.

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SaraA
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

it was good and tasty. Service amazing. I found it didn't have alot of variety...for the price. It used to be a lot better.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 9 March 2020

Dear Sara, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. Rest assured that we take such comments to heart. We do hope you return one day soon as we are confident that you will be impressed with the improvements. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

the chair was dirty with bread crumbs, the $49.99 was missing or had undercooked items, we had to wait for clean plates, this place is $30 more than Tuckers’ marketplace for half the items

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 18 February 2020

We regret your unacceptable experience. We do hope you return one day and allow us the chance to regain your trust and loyalty. We are confident you will not be disappointed. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Our experience was quite unpleasant. We chose the buffet, which was ridiculously overpriced ($49) for the quality of the food - for example, the ‘hot’ food was lukewarm at best (cold waffles and pasta are not good). The variety was a positive, at least. The $7 ‘fresh squeezed orange juice’ seemed like it was freshly poured out of a Tropicana box.

The server we had was inattentive and at times rude. For example, while we were still placing our orders for drinks she began to walk away. After bringing us our beverages, she did not inquire whether refills were necessary.

We would not choose to go back to this restaurant, for the buffet or anything else.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 18 February 2020

Please rest assured that you experienced is certainly not typical of our usual high standards. We regret your disappointing experience. We do hope you return one day as we are confident you will be pleased with the improvements. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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CarlaD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just LOVE the food, ambience and service at Wilfrid's. Probably the best brunch in Ottawa. SIX stars!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 11 February 2020

Dear Carla, We are delighted that you enjoyed your Brunch in Wilfrid’s! We do hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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CanaCees
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Overpriced brunch buffet. Selection was limited, had expected far more for $49 pp + tax before tip.
There are other places in Ottawa at far less cost.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and others on Open Table. We do look forward to hopefully seeing you again one day soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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DavidC
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

We were very disappointed with service and food at the brunch offering..
We were seated at a nice table. It took some time to get water and coffee We asked if it was only buffet and if a la carte service was available. The waiter did not know and it took him some time before he came back to tell us only buffet and the restaurant was trying something new. In our opinion this failed miserably. We did decide to give it a try big mistake.
We sat close to the buffet tables. We noticed that the dessert table has no sneeze guard over it and that not all desserts had tongs and it was difficult to get the tarts off the plate with a lifter. There were two little children unsupervised at this table and it was not a pretty sight. We were glad we had gone earlier to this table. Another comment was that the baguette had no cloth wrap around it and everyone touched the end to cut their bread. In this time of Flu and other viruses that are being passed around we found this was very unacceptable. In all the whole experience was topped off with a hearty price tag. $50. Per person. We were not aware via the website that Sunday was only a buffet service. We were very disappointed with service and food display. We will not be recommending this restaurant to our friends in the future.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 5 February 2020

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us. We do regret your disappointing experience. You may rest assured that we take your comments to heart. We do hope you return one day, allowing us the opportunity to regain your trust and loyalty. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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laurah
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our brunch tremendously! Thank you so very much for taking such good care of us - and for such good food! We hope to see you again soon.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 11 February 2020

Dear Laurah, We are delighted that you enjoyed your Brunch with us and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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AndrewM
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice choice this time for the Sunday brunch - great for a "date"!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 5 February 2020

Dear Andrew, We agree that our Sunday Brunch should not be missed. We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked for New Year’s Day breakfast with our toddler, wasn’t really thinking of going here in particular but there are not lots of breakfast services very early on New Year’s Day. I’m so glad we did. The dishes (omelette and shakshouka) were just delicious and perfect, staff were very accommodating, high chair was sparkling clean and fit well in the space. Looking forward to making this a tradition. I wish I remembered our servers name, she was so sweet with our daughter and the service was impeccable.

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FranceL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice ambiance, excellent food and service. Will go back!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 8 January 2020

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid’s. We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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FredG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Although a good restaurant, this event did not meet expectations or value. Will not do special event again.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 8 January 2020

We value your comprehensive review and regret your disappointing experience at Wilfred’s. We appreciate your sharing your feedback with us to ensure we are better able to provide great service in the future. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Sunday brunch buffet was just ok. Roast dinner part of the menu was good but the rest of the spread was nothing special, especially in light of the price. We looked for bagels to go with the smoked salmon and accompaniments. Cold salads were not anything we might not see at a local Farm Boy (grocery) salad bar. Better pastries many other places in towns. Scones were dry. Desserts cakes/tortes were all on the (too) rich side. Very nice service though, and the hotel around the holidays is festive.

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Mia15
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We booked this restaurant for a celebration, and we were truly disappointed. The food took long to arrive and was at room temperature. Each plate was at room temperature and vegetables were cold for our party of 5. The manager came and only offered to heat our food. We waited for an hour for our food to be served and we were not willing to continue to wait as it was pretty late. It hurt to pay lots of money for poor quality food. We were expecting so much more. We know mistakes can happen, however you would expect management to have handled it differently. The waitress gave the excuse that they had a large party that took long for her to serve. This shouldn’t be any customers problem, especially since the restaurant was nowhere near full. Furthermore, bathrooms are not well kept. Truly disappointed in the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The waitress, Tracy, was not attentive. We requested bread 3 times before receiving it. We ordered drinks that never came. We had prime rib but no condiments like horse radish were offered. Compared with previous experiences at this restaurant, deterioration is pronounced

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vipPatricia
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food and service was great however considering the restaurant was half empty I thought the table was not in a desirable location near a bussing station. I think the lighting could be better but that’s just me being picky. I would definitely recommend it as the food and service was great but perhaps provide preference on where you want to be seated.

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RENES
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Very disapointed this year. Short on staff.... poor plates placement at the buffet service.. plates were cold as ice. The turkey was barely warm and terribly greasy even the white breat meat was nothing special.... love the shrimp and large scallops dedicated table with a person doing the cooking on the spot. They put a stinko customer near us so we requested table change. Many notted the poor judgment call for this custmer...disapointment and really not worth the slow service and disapointing food but nice desert althought some come from freezer as it turns out such as the pecan pie!!... will not attempt this venue again. A refund would be warranted at best. Thank you.

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WayneL74
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great venue and wonderful evening

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vipMatthewP
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Located in the Fairmont, there is definitely the note of old world elegance here. The food was really quite nice. Service and locale were excellent

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MargaretT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We had a reservation but the hostesses did not seem very organized... were still attaching the Table d’hote menu to the main menu... that should have been done prior to opening
Our waitress arrived promptly after we were seated to present our menus. She was then MIA for at least 12 min!!!! Tracey appeared and took our wine and dinner orders. Food appeared in good time... food could have been hotter but scallops were excellent... we ordered them as a main... 6 rather than 3
Plates were cleared... dessert menus presented and to our dismay there were 3 spelling errors... absolutely not acceptable at the Fairmont Chateau... it was pointed out... Tracey said the Manager had it proof read 3 times.... seems a lot of people cannot spell!!!!
We ordered a dessert to share and I was also given a small flourless chocolate cake to atone for the spelling errors.. nice touch . Tracey then brought the reprinted dessert menu... spelling errors were corrected but one item was omitted!!!!!!
The ambience was nice BUT the errors in service and menu presentation were definitely lacking. After a less than wonderful experience at Afternoon tea in Zoe’s a few months ago( I did write the manager about that)I do not think we will return to the Chateau
Also we thought it was rather ‘rich’ to double the price of the scallops app when we had it as a main.... yes you doubled the scallops but nothing else!

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ArtJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 20 December 2019

We are so pleased to hear that your experience was an enjoyable one and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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SusanM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is my first visit to Wilfrid's and I was very pleasantly surprised. I'm sure it won't be my last.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Every time we visit Wilfred’s I find the service is great to a point and then it drops off and the staff disappear.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 16 December 2019

We are so sorry to hear that. This is certainly not typical of the usual high service we strive to provide. Please rest assured that your comments will help us to better serve our valued guests in the future. We hope you return one day, allowing us the opportunity to regain your trust and loyalty. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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Megbass
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hannan served my family when we went to Wilfreds for an early Christmas dinner and did an incredible job. She had excellent drink and food recommendations and was very professional but also warm and personable at the same time. We tried almost everything on the menu and it was all exceptional. Decided to take a risk by ordering the octopus but it was by far the best thing we ordered and I highly recommend this meal if you want to try a unique meal! Overall a fantastic experience.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 16 December 2019

We are so happy to hear that your early Christmas celebration was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was not as good as last Christmas. $60 rib eye not worth the money. Not enough vegetables on the plate. Brûlée was to spicy and had an odd flavour.
Overall way to expensive.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 16 December 2019

We regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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SimoneM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional menu and food; exceptional service with Tracey, our exceptional and wonderfully attentive server in a spectacular dining room! A definite repeat...thank you Wilfred’s for the spectacular experience!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 16 December 2019

Dear Simone, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid’s. We will certainly share your compliments with Tracey and we hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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vipWarren
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food experience and nice service. Wine selection and quality needs upgrading and repricing.

Very enjoyable evening otherwise.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on 16 December 2019

Dear Warren, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. We are confident you will not be disappointed. Sincerely, Marion te Winkel Director of Operations

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Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier is rated 4.6 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.

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