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The Village House

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££ - £££
Canadian, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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759, Riverside Drive, Wakefield, Quebec J0X 3G0, Canada
+1 819-459-1445
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Huntsville, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Welcomed by the delightful front-of-house Sarah upon arrival, we were charmed by the the cozy ambiance of La Maison du Village. The in-house baked focaccia was so incredible that we purchased some to take home, and was a perfect opener. My braised lamb poutine was a fab flavour melange, based on perfectly crisped potato roesti, and my husband enjoyed his... More 

Thank lappfamily2017
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I have not had such a great meal anywhere for several years. Although the menu is limited with about 5 appetizers, 4 mains and 4 desserts to choose from the food is simply amazing. I choose calamari two ways as my appetizer., braised short ribs on a broad noodle pasta as a main course and crepe brûlée for dessert. Others... More 

Thank Guy O
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in sans reservation after a stroll through this lovely village, and happened upon one of the best meals we've enjoyed in and around Ottawa. Ebullient, attentive, service, an unpretentious kitchen where terroir is omnipresent, were a prélude to a creative, original, masterfully executed meal. The calamari two-ways was on point: light, flavorful, a delightful starter, the pickerel was... More 

Thank Furryfrog
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you stumble on gold. A small but beautiful restaurant run from the heart by a great couple, Mike and Sara. AMAZIMG creativity and flavours that blow you away. The menu varies but offers some delicious and creative plates such as braised lamb poutine, pig cheek fetticcini and braised short ribs. High end food that will please a descerning pallet.... More 

Thank Jorge A
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

small and intimate restaurant with wonderful food. Great care in the quality of the food and the service. Good selection of wine at reasonable pricing. I have gone to literally 1000's of restaurants because of my work. I am careful about where I eat and the quality of the food. I would rate this place in the top tier. I... More 

Thank Danfromottawa2013
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had an excellent meal here is September. They timed the table reservations very well so the servers were able to manage a full house with no problems. The food was creative and delicious.

Thank Emily B
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went on a a small plates night. It was delicious. Great wine selection and knowledge as we asked for recommendations. I had a Moscow mule which was very good. We had most of the small plates between our party of 4. They were all very delicious. My favorite was the mac and cheese with pulled and braised pork belly.... More 

Thank NNoblehearle
Brockville, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My husband and I ate a beautiful, delicious meal at this fine establishment last Friday evening. The setting is relaxed and casual, and the food is delicious with lovely presentation. The music sets the tone with folksy tunes befitting of this charming rural lakefront village playing lightly in the background. We'll definitely be back.

Ottawa, Canada
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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Visited during the summer, sat outside on the side patio. Service was good, ordered a bottle of wine with our meal. We also ordered a few appetizers to share. The lamb poutine, Caesar salad, Beet Appetizer. The lamb poutine was ok (they could have done a better job in picking the huge fatty pieces of the meat - certainly 70... More 

Thank DineWithDi
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Quaint and lovely restaurant in Wakefield. Very friendly staff. We went on tapas night, for shareable plates as a couple and were not dissapointed. The dishes were a mix of comfort foods taken to the next level as well as original fusion type dishes. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Evelyn04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Canadian, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 759, Riverside Drive, Wakefield, Quebec J0X 3G0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Outaouais Region  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +1 819-459-1445
Rustic charm in the heart of Wakefield Village. We are a small 26 seat restaurant, with an outdoor patio that seats another 20. Our restaurant serves upscale comfort food, great wines and local brews. All while dining with views of the Gatineau River and hills.

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