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“Service is still great. Food no so much.”

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Cafe Du Centre National Des Arts
Ranked #1,624 of 2,823 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
Cross street: Albert
Reviewed 9 February 2014

This was once THE place. Not anymore. The chef has taken them away from the philosophy of the original chef and not for the better. Average food for high-end prices coupled with still-excellent service. Ho-hum. Too bad.

Thank Ken A
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

The location is great, right on the Rideau Canal, and the service is excellent, but the food is disappointing. We have been many times over the years, and the quality has gone up and down, but right now it is fairly low. I had sweetbreads for an appetizer, and they were perfectly cooked, but very bland. Similarly with the main course, pickerel, it was cooked to perfection but unsatisfying because of the lack of flavours. For the price, one would expect better.

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Thank Nigel L
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I was with a group of nine. We were so well taken care of by Michael. The wine and the meals were great, right to the end of dessert. Portions served were beautifully presented. Everyone came away full and happy.(I had the smoked chicken and it was wonderful!) It is in a lovely location and can be combined with attendance at the NAC. We were able to walk to and from on a beautiful fall evening in our National Capital.

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Thank carliewired
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We had a business meeting in Ottawa and were looking for somewhere that was above expectations to take our associates and the Cafe Du Centre National Des Arts in Ottawa exceeded out expectations and needs in every way. Although the server mixed up the order we, surprisingly, enjoyed what arrived so much that we over tipped quite a bit. That may be the first time that this has ever happened!

We intend to use the Cafe Du Centre National Des Arts as our business meal restaurant of choice in Ottawa from now on.

The restaurant is below the Centre National Des Arts and sits right at the level of the Rideu Canal, what a wonderful place!

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Thank Lawrence Ian G
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

It's convenient and pleasant to eat there. Food seems fine; so does the service. We mainly eat there before a Show; food is therefore not the most important thing we notice(d). We have tasted the breakfasts though; very tasty and satisfying.

Thank Hedy v
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