Widely considered one of Ottawa's finest restaurants, this venerable and handsome restaurant is located near the Chateau Laurier. Its attractive ... More
Clair de Lune
Widely considered one of Ottawa's finest restaurants, this venerable and handsome restaurant is located near the Chateau Laurier. Its attractive façade, with an awning and wood accent, opens to the street in the summer months, providing an even more charming dining experience. Pasta and seafood predominate, with many of the classic French dishes featuring Asian overtones and local ingredients. Main courses range from Wild Mushroom and Shiitake Risotto with Spicy Pancetta to Hand-Shaved Atlantic Salmon Tartar with caperberries and cilantro.
...but it wasn't. The food was sub par, the service was below average and the ambiance was vanilla. There is nothing like a good French restaurant and this restaurant didn't seem to be trying at all.
Luxe is a better option in the same area (The Market) with a better menu, service and attitude.
I really wanted to like this place. I really wanted it to be better.
- The Ultimate Consumer
As soon as you get in you're greeted by a super courteous waitstaff. Afterwards, you walk into a very modern yet cozy dinning room. Afterwards, you are introduced to a varied wine list feeling comfortable to ask the knowledgeable servers about. The menu itself, without being long and pretentious, covers everything you could possibly crave from fine contemporary french cuisine. On a not so positive not,the outside of the building is a little dull, it needs to catch your eye even more.
This is the type of bistro that I liked from France. Simple food, well prepared, and good wine.
We have been going there for quite some time and have gotten to know the wait staff (one waiter seems to have been there forever).
Their lunch menu is nice - especially the croque-monsieur on real baguette and the fries (with mayonnaise, as it should be).
They also offer a cheese assortment (albeit limited) - which is always welcome to finish off the botle of wine.
This is the kind of place where it pays to get friendly/known with the waitstaff.
We ate the evening of Canada Day. They were very busy but managed to remain friendly and prompt. The patio was quiet and comfortable even though there was considerable tourist traffic passing in front of us.
The menu was abbreviated because of the day, but our mussels were nicely prepared, served in a tomato sauce with toasted corn bread. My salmon was cooked to perfection and nicely presented and my friend's chicken salad was prepared with a light touch.
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