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Zoe's

#136 of 2,271 Restaurants in Ottawa
$$$$,
1 Rideau St | Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-241-1414
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (28 reviews)
“charcuterie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1 Rideau St | Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At twenty-something a glass (& not a very full one either) the cast skyrocketed. Servings were very small, especially the salmon tarte. Service was so-so.

Thank Elizabeth E
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Elizabeth, Rest assured that we take your comments to heart. We look forward to welcoming you back to Zoe’s one night soon! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I had high tea at the chateau Laurier and I can’t recommend it enough! We’re both extremely picky eaters (Mom doesn’t eat cheese, rice, dill, or pasta) so we didn’t like most of the items! I decided to call and tell them...More

Thank Jane A
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jane, It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy their time in our ‘castle’. We agree that our Afternoon Tea is an experience not to be missed! We are delighted that you and your Mother had a memorable experience and we look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here this weekend and had lunch at Zoe’s. Beautiful decor but food is sub par. Cheese and charcuterie plate was ok nothing special. Bread was bland. You’d think at that price they’d give you some specialty bread or at the very least warm bread...More

Thank voyagermaintenant
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your experience is certainly not typical to our usual high standards. We sincerely hope you give us another chance one day in the near future. We are confident that you will be impressed! Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really tired when we arrived and just wanted a drink and dinner. I was pleasantly surprised with the food and service at Zoe's and it made me want to stay and enjoy the ambiance even though I had been travelling all day. I...More

Thank Michael W
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michael, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Zoe’s. We will certainly share your compliments with the Chef and his team. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 26 March 2018

Located inside the historic Chateau Laurier Hotel adjacent to the Parliament Buildings and the northern-most end of the Rideau Canal, Zoe's offers a recently refurbished, upscale lounge experience that includes a decent food menu and serves afternoon tea on weekends. The neo-gothic architecture of the...More

Thank lemenar
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed our newly renovated, contemporary and chic Zoe’s Lounge! We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 16 March 2018

We went for high tea at the Chateau Laurier yesterday, something we have done occasionally for 40+ years. While the food was good, it was not the tea we were expecting and loooking for. The updated menu veers from traditional high tea, and was a...More

Thank jmarr
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

While we regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion, we do value your feedback. Afternoon Tea has been a long standing tradition in Zoe’s and we do hope you return one day soon, thereby allowing us the opportunity to regain your trust and loyalty....More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

With the recent renovation, it is much brighter but also louder and not as relaxing. It is quite stark. I also found the old menu better. The new menu is smaller and the food I have ordered has been average. This is not a cheap...More

Thank Cynthia M
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear Cynthia, We regret your disappointment with our recently renovated Zoe’s Lounge. Rest assured that we take your comments to heart. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Sometimes your simply not in the mood for a regular restaurant and therefor we picked Zoe’s. Just for lunch, a quick drink but also for diner. Although prices are somewhat high, we had great food and service is 100%.

Thank Hedy T
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Dear Hedy, We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our newly renovated, Zoe’s Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 27 January 2018

We stayed at the Chateau Laurier for the better part of a week - - we had a light dinner in Zoe's one of the nights. It was a pretty busy place for drinks before people went out. Quite a few groups gathered as well...More

Thank Brian B
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Dear Brian, Zoe’s casual elegance keeps guests coming back again and again. We are delighted you enjoyed your visits and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Claude J. Sauvé General Manager

Reviewed 13 January 2018

It is my third or fourth time at Chateau Laurier for high tea. They have great tea. I had the ice wine white tea. Delicious. The rooibos lavender was also delicious. The service was impeccable and bilingual. They just renovated the lounge and they did...More

Thank Canadian D
ChateauLaurier, General Manager at Zoe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. 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$50
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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