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“Great food in the village” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Village House

The Village House
759, Riverside Drive, Wakefield, Quebec, Canada
819 459 1445
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Ranked #1 of 28 restaurants in Wakefield
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Rustic charm in the heart of Wakefield Village. We are a small 26 seat restaurant, with an outdoor patio that seats another 20. Our restaurant serves upscale comfort food, great wines and local brews. All while dining with views of the Gatineau River and hills.
Ottawa, Canada
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“Great food in the village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We actually enjoyed this restaurant more than the previous popular restaurant in the same spot. Great food, reasonable priced mains and nice low key feel in this aptly named village restaurant. Service was friendly and quite efficient. Great place to eat before catching a show at the Black Sheep Inn a few doors down or would be nice to make an evening out on it's own.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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thevillagehouse759, Owner at The Village House, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We definitely get a lot of people heading to The Famous Black Sheep for one of the fabulous shows they host every week. We are pleased to be part of the complete experience Wakefield has to offer. Hope to see you on your next trip to Wakefield.
Sarah & Mike
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English first
Ottawa, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Truly Memorable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This was one of our most memorable dining experiences and we've ate at some great restaurants in the Ottawa/Wakefield area. Although this restaurant is relatively new on the culinary scene, it rivals other long standing restaurants in the area, including the legendary les Fugeres. The food is awesome in its presentation, flavours, and multi-textures. The catch of the day when we visited was pickerel and it was truly awesome. Sarah and Mike make a great host/hostess, cooking dynamo team. The dining is relaxed & casual but yet very elegant. This is a place to return to, over and over again!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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thevillagehouse759, Owner at The Village House, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We really pride ourselves on fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Mike really takes the time to do everything from scratch all our bread pastas and icecreams all made inhouse. It's great to have people really appreciate all the flavours textures and time it takes to produce in his food . We can't wait to see you again. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Cheers
Sarah & Mike
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Ottawa, Canada
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“So yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Excellent meal while staying up in Wakefield for the evening. You must try the poutine appetizer! I also have a gluten intolerance and they were greatly accomodating to my needs.

Visited October 2012
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thevillagehouse759, Owner at The Village House, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you so much for the feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and can't wait to have you back again!
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

We loved it. My table companions were wonderful and we enjoyed an amazing meal. We had the Thanksgiving dinner, braised short ribs, and Village Poutine, along with the beet salad.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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thevillagehouse759, Owner at The Village House, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Small Plate Sundays is a new format for us where we do appetizers, 3 chefs features and mini mains from 2 - 9pm. So we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the concept along with the delicious food. Hope to see you again soon!
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Fantastic on every level.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I have been to this restaurant a few times and have been blown away each time. Not by just the food, but also by the atmosphere and Sarah's human skills.
The food, combined with hostess Sarah's fantastic friendly and knowledgeable service and Mike's culinary theatrics, make for a totally unique and awesome dining experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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thevillagehouse759, Owner at The Village House, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thanks so much for your support and loyalty we are blessed with great regualrs and we can't wait till your next visit!
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