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Dinner near Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, ON

phelana Jun 3, 2007 01:58 PM

Any lunch, tea and or dinner recommenations for two elderly Chowhounds? They love charm, atmosphere and find 50.00 USD pp a comfy price to pay (each having one drink). Thanks.

  1. kenthecook Jun 3, 2007 03:09 PM

    Phelana, try out Sweetgrass Aboriginal bistro 108 murray street. They're open for lunch mon-fri, open for dinner mon-sat.
    The prices for lunch should be able to meet your budget, and its definately not your ordinary restaurant.
    Here's the website www.sweetgrassbistro.ca
    Happy Chowing!!

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      ryth Jun 3, 2007 09:49 PM

      Not too far down Elgin street (directly south of the Laurier) is "The Manx". It is pub-style restaurant that does excellent brunch and dinner, fusion style. It is a very small space and tends to be packed with a semi-trendy crowd mix of drinkers and diners. I recommend the lamb curry wrap and the specials are always great for dinner. Their brunch I'd recommend more highly, the eggs benny are great and affordable. I can't see you spending more than 40 pp including a desert. As i said, it is more trendy and casual but in my mind better than most of the "higher scale" restaurants in Ottawa.

      n.b. brunch is only served on weekends, although i think they have a good lunch menu as well!

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      1. re: ryth
        bellywizard Jun 4, 2007 07:50 AM

        Here are a couple general websites:

        In the market area, some enjoy Luxe - http://www.luxebistro.com
        and Domus Cafe - http://www.domuscafe.ca


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        jacolis Jun 4, 2007 06:33 PM

        I would second the reccommendation for Domus. it would be a great lunch spot - esp. after visiting the National Gallery (just down the street)

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        1. re: jacolis
          Oscar Academy Jun 28, 2007 03:01 PM

          Domus received 4.5 stars (out of 5) by Ottawa Megazine in the July/August 2007 issue.

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          troise Jun 6, 2007 04:18 PM

          and lunch at the café in the large glass-domed space in the National Gallery is also very nice. Small but tasty menu, excellent service, and a view over the river that can't be beat.

          For lunch or dinner on a warm summer evening, any of the restaurants that share the patio behind Social, which is on Sussex quite close to their hotel, would be very nice. There are 4 restaurants there, it's a pretty courtyard, and one can just check the menus and make a choice of which resto to eat at.

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