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L'escale Restaurant

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1027 Main St E, Hawkesbury, Ontario K6A 1B5, Canada
(613) 632-0197
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 9
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  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, but LOUSY service

We went to L'Escale for brunch. From the time we sat down to the time our food arrived, one hour went by. The service was lousy. The waitress kept rushing past us as we tried to place our order. That should have been a clue that good service was not a priority! We sat on the patio, overlooking the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We went to L'Escale for brunch. From the time we sat down to the time our food arrived, one hour went by. The service was lousy. The waitress kept rushing past us as we tried to place our order. That should have been a clue that good service was not a priority! We sat on the patio, overlooking the Ottawa... More 

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Vaudreuil, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stopped in on our way through Hawkesbury and were quite surprised how good the food was, the portions large and the low price. We were there at lunch hour on a Sunday and had the choice from the breakfast menu or the lunch men. We decided on the breakfast menu. The plates and the amount of food is big... More 

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L'Orignal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

very nice restaurant excellent food nice exterior terrace food is excellent steak are extra access by boat from the Ottawa river very clean place very pleasant people for the service

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The restaurant has a surprisingly large menu and seating area. It has an outdoor patio overlooking a marina and the Ottawa River. My wife and I both ordered fettuccine and they were both excellent and large, with a lot of bacon, chicken.... Service was friendly and courteous. As for price, it was not a bargain but reasonable given the quantity... More 

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Hawkesbury, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice patio in the summer that gives a look at the Ottawa River. Nice and friendly service. Good variety of food. Good prices.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Today I drove an hour to visit l'escale for lunch. Unfortunately we never ended up eating because after an hour of waiting we decided to get anything else. It wasn't just the wait that was upsetting but the fact that our waitress never checked in to tell us it would be a while. She also refused to speak English to... More 

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Alfred, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We and a number of our friends have tried this restaurant on numerous occasions and nearly every visit we had some issues with the quality of food presented. It surprises me that many people find their food good. One example is shrimp which has been overcooked and difficult to remove from the shell. The atmosphere is one of the best... More 

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Hawkesbury, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This restaurant seems to be a little gem in Hawkesbury. A waterfront terrace in summer and water view tables as well as a large dining area. The portions are large, so bring your appetite, or make sure to bring the left overs home for lunch the next day. The service was efficient and friendly. I have never been for Sunday... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

All around pretty neat spot on the river. Perfect road stop between Ottawa-Montreal. Amazing patio on the river. Will be back.

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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice outdoor siting. Food is good. Service is good too. Beter than other restaurant in Hawkesbury. Try the pizza!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1027 Main St E, Hawkesbury, Ontario K6A 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hawkesbury
  • Phone Number: (613) 632-0197

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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