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“Absolutely First Class Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Baccara

Le Baccara
1 boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 6W3, Canada
819-772-6210
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Ranked #1 of 548 Restaurants in Gatineau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Absolutely First Class Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were a group of 10 people celebrating an important Birthday and although we were a large group the service never faltered. We did not wait long for each course and everyone was served at the same time. Wine glasses were kept filled and service was very attentive.

The food was alright, not exceptional but the ambiance and service made up for the food.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Simply The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

There is a reason this fine dining establishment is recognized as "Five Diamond "year after year. There is simply no restaurant in the Ottawa-Gatineau region that compares as far as location, decor, view, service and food quality is concerned. Upon arrival at the Lac Lemay Casino, the valet was prompt and polite, greeting us without hesitation in English. Casino security immediately recognized that we were there to dine at Le Baccara and guided us to the appropriate elevator. It was a little confusing to find the restaurant because of renovations taking place. The maitre d'it showed us to our table without delay. The dining room is elegantly appointed with a spectacular view of Lac Lemay and Ottawa in the distance. Sebastien, a veteran of fine dining establishments, was very knowledgeable and tended to us with the utmost professionalism. Shortly after placing our order, a server placed a small bowl of assorted nuts, homemade butter and gourmet bread at our table. This was followed by another delicacy to open the palate.We had requested a special main course that was not on the menu in advance of our reservation. The Chef was happy to accommodate our request and did not disappoint. We noted that there was no salt or pepper on the table nor was it missed. The food was tasty and perfectly seasoned. I was adventurous and had the bison tartare (their signature dish) for starters and the black cod as the main dish. My husband had the duck appetizer and steak tartare. All were devine. The wine list was interesting but our focus was on the food! Quantities were perfect - not too much or litte. At the end of the meal, a generous dish of truffles appeared to close the meal. Throughout the meal, 4 attentive servers ensured that we enjoyed our experience. This restaurant should be reserved for a very special occasion because it is a treat but what you will experience will stay in your memory forever. We are fortunate that there is an establishment of this calibre in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. It is simply the best!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gatineau, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Cannot get any better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is one of the best, if not the best restaurant in Canada...located in the Lac Lemay Casino in Gatineau. Valet parking. Harpist playing during the evening... Exceptional restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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“Worth the drive from Ottawa...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

While lately in Ottawa, we were dependent on taxi's. A relatively short drive from our hotel--worth the trip. Beautifully appointed restaurant and impeccable service. Our table was perfect! The food was elegant and well presented. Enviable wine list.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saskatoon, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A few steps above”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We, our party of 3 ladies had our reservation for 6 pm. We arrived early and the staff took our bags and coats so we could spend some time in the casino before our meal. When we returned at the appointed time they led us to our table without delay. The place is beautiful, with a pleasant view of the riverfront. The staff is friendly and professional and the place is clean and inviting. We chose the 8 course meal with premium wine pairing. The meal was served professionally, and the wine pairing was expertly done. Throughout the meal, which lasted over 3 hours, we were treated with respect and courtesy. The food was amongst the best in both flavour and quality. The staff respected our allergy alerts and the meals were prepared accordingly. It was truly excellent. But, was it worth the (almost) $1000.00 for the three of us. As excellent as it was, probably not. Would I return? Without a doubt, YES. But this is a place that the average person would have to budget for. The entire meal was well prepared, the wines were perfect for the dishes served, the staff was well informed and welcoming and, perhaps, I am out of touch on the price point.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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