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Zoe's

#140 of 2,263 Restaurants in Ottawa
££££,
1 Rideau St | Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-241-1414
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (28 reviews)
“charcuterie” (5 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary
PRICE
££££
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
1 Rideau St | Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We decided to do something special and unusual to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and went to Zoe's Lounge in the Chateau Laurier for a Royal Afternoon Tea. We were treated almost like royalty by the wonderful server, Alexandre who has been at the Chateau...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and we hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Me and my mom decided to stop by for a snack. When we arrived, we were greeted by friendly service. They allowed us to choose a seat in the lounge. We ordered Fish @ Chips, Tea, and scones. Everything was good expect one thing. My...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and others on Trip Advisor. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

With this being my first time in Ottawa, I wasn't really sure what to expect. At the last moment I decided on high tea at Zoe's lounge. I was lucky enough to get a reservation and I'm so glad that everything fell into place. From...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Our Château Tea Experience is one not to be missed! We look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Super place to stop for drinks. Comfortable, spacious enough and good acoustics make this a good place to discuss some business after hours.

Thank Karen E
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Dear Karen, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Zoe’s and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 5 November 2016

shoddy service, hit and miss with requests to clear your table met with disdain and comments " I only have little hands" no return to collect cups etc so resort to moving them yourself. Quality of food, again not what you would expect from Fairmont....More

Thank Chris L
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

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

Reviewed 4 November 2016

I truly love the atmosphere and the consistently excellent service in Zoe's. Sadly the food on the lounge menu remains pedestrian. A very good charcuterie and chees plate is the only redemption - other dishes are sadly lacking. Most recently, the crab dip turned out...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

We regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion and you can rest assured that our Executive Chef will take appropriate action. We do hope we have the opportunity to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you're touring Ottawa and especially if you're touring Parliament Hill and it's lunch time, you probably would not think to go into the elegant Chateau Laurier Hotel, located right next to the Parliament buildings. However - walk in, admire, and turn right to find...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Zoe’s distinct charm and elegance keep guests coming back again and again. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations

Reviewed 21 October 2016

I regularly return to the Fairmount Chateau Laurier Zoe's lounge for high tea. It always deliver quality in service, tea and delicacies. The atmosphere is perfect, especially when a live pianist is present in the lounge. Although pricier than other teas offered in the Ottawa...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

The charm and elegance of Zoe’s keep guests coming back again and again. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I stopped by on a whim on a weeknight and were seated without a reservation. The atmosphere was sophistocated and elegant with art deco features. Our server was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable of the menu, wines and nearby attractions. We ordered the...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

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

Reviewed 17 October 2016

When in Ottawa and visiting Parliament Hill we always walk to the Chateau Laurier and have a drink in Zoe's Lounge. The ambiance is wonderful, afternoon tea is served and the staff are polite and conscience. The Lounge is named after Sir Wilfrid Laurier's wife...More

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ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Zoe’s distinct charm and elegance keep guests coming back again and again. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with others on Trip Advisor. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

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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
US$16 - US$51
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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