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Wilfrid's

#92 of 2,192 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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Toronto, Canada
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191 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Vancouver Island, Canada
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257 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the breakfast buffet on a very busy Sunday morning. Wait at the omelet station was way too long, so settled for cold scrambled eggs. Selection of dishes was very ordinary for what is a first class restaurant (for dinner). Service at table was poor.

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Thank Harry J
Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for brunch with my daughter and husband. Enjoyed a delightful culinary experience, although we found it to be quite pricey for the amount of selections. The omelette/crepe chef was wonderful and the crepes/omelettes were really good. The buffet was full of wonderful choices of cheese, salads, and other small food items. I was a bit disappointed with the... More 

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Thank Brian O
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for your valuable feedback and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good! Service was ok. Server was delightful but the timing of the courses was a bit off and the delivery of beverages timing was off.

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Thank Hughena B
ChateauLaurier, Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Dear Hughena, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would write a review for Wilfrid's and Zoey's at the Château Laurier but I have nothing to say except it is of the utmost elegance. The tastes of decor and food are refined and yet I feel relaxed like I'm visiting the family Manor for a quiet dinner. I always try something different on each visit and have never... More 

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Thank EatDrink M
ChateauLaurier, Director of Operations at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visits to Zoe’s and Wilfrid’s and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Breakfast wasn't included in my room rate, but was well worth paying for. Huge selection of fresh fruit and hot food - everything fresh and tasty. Big tables, comfy seating - a great place to hang out for brunch. If you sit by the window you have a lovey view.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments with others on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager More 

Brockville, Canada
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296 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I come here a couple times a year to treat ourselves to a Norman Rockwell style weekend. We really enjoy the breakfast! The same chef has been there at breakfast for many years, what a nice man I'm sorry I don't know his name but what a friendly wonderful man he is. So helpful. The food is... More 

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

We are delighted that Chef Jimmy continues to delight you….we will certainly share your lovely comments with him! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager More 

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472 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Dined here with friends and not disappointed. Very elegant surroundings, and they make a good spanish coffee. I had the heirloom tomato salad - very tasty. The roasted halibut was about a 3 oz portion, for $32, somewhat expensive. I found the edamame beans and seasonal vegetables (root vegetables) did not pair well with the fish. The fish was well... More 

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

We are delighted that your dining experience in Wilfrid’s was a memorable one and we look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Toronto, Canada
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250 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Wilfrid's on a business trip. Located in the stunning Chateau Laurier, Wilfrid's evokes memories of classic upscale restaurants. The drink options were limited (only one beer option), but otherwise no fencers with the meal. I had a heirloom tomato salad followed by foie gras stuffed quail. The quail was small in size, but the richness of... More 

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Thank AMToronto29
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Wilfrid's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with others on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Shawn St-Pierre Director of Operations More 

Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable late and relaxed breakfast with my wife for our anniversary. Pros: good overall selection, airy crepes, great choice of berries and compote for your crepes, waffles and pancakes. Bagels were very good as well. My wife really enjoyed the breakfast sausage and the way bacon was fried - just perfect, in her opinion. Cons: cinnamon buns... More 

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

Dear Maxim, Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with others on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager 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
US$11 - US$32
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, 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?