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“One of the best restaurants in Ottawa”

Signatures Restaurant
Ranked #157 of 2,744 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $74
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Signatures Restaurant offers you exceptional cuisine, a unique setting and luxurious hospitality for your next culinary experience. Signatures Restaurant brings a modern twist to a fine dining experience. Combining modern cuisine with relaxing decor and a stress-free ambience, Signatures can be your oasis. Our menus showcase an outstanding selection of local seasonal ingredients with bold creativity and artistic presentations during lunch or dinner. Every week we will feature a new original lunch menu showcasing the talents of our dedicated team. Our dinner menus also reflect the changes of the seasons. Located in the historic Munross mansion, just steps from the Rideau River, Signatures Restaurant offers elegantly appointed banquet and private dining rooms, winding staircases and crystal chandeliers, something unique to the city of Ottawa.
Montreal, Canada
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Ottawa”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Let me start by saying that I don't find Ottawa to be one of the most innovative culinary scenes in Canada. But le Cordon Bleu does most things right.

It's old house decor is beautiful, service is excellent (in both English and French), there's a good wine selection, and menus are original.

I'm not giving it a perfect rating, because I find this restaurant to be a bit boring, and as predictable as a federal civil servant on a Tuesday morning. But it's still a great place to impress a date or bring out clients for lunch in the city.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank OBM97
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rip-Off”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

The reason I am saying its a rip-off is that they advertise a 4 couse meal ''$59 four course menu per person + $30 wine pairing (optional)'' versus buying a bottle of wine which would be much better for approximately the same price and they start their presentation and make suggestion as to which wine would go best with the menu and you agree...
When comes time to get your bill, your saying yes to his suggestion, meant that you agreed for an upgrade and your wine pairing become $100 !
What also happens is, that they open enough bottles of wine for everybody (20) but if only 15 out of 20 people take the wine pairing, they will then divide the total amount into 1/15th so you are expecting a $90 dollars bill and get a $160 dollars bill so once you add the taxes and the service, you end up with a $400 bill for you and you partner.

  • Visited December 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Super experience”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We chose Signatures for a very special birthday dinner with a number of our family members. The setting, atmosphere, and service were all spectacular. The staff was most attentive throughout the entire evening. From appetizers through to desserts, everything was delicious and the presentation was superb. The dinner, with a lovely wine, was less expensive than a number of the "up-scale" restaurants in town and represented very good value. I have recommended Signatures to a many of our friends and acquaintances.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Richard S
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Ottawa, Canada
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562 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Great food, very attentive service”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Wednesday night chef special was a four-course meal for two with a bottle of wine for $99. It's a great deal and allows those on a budget to partake in a memorable culinary experience. We were treated like royalty from the time we walked in the sumptuous historical building until we had our coat on our back and walked out of Le Cordon Bleu. Shrimp ceviche with mixed salad and fresh herbs. Squash soup with bacon and a pear. Pepper-crusted striploin steak with hand-cut allumette fries. Crème brulée with maple syrup and blueberries. Do I need to say more? Highly recommended. Menu changes every week. You can also order à la carte but expect to pay a lot more.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank sycha
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Colorado Springs
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“We had our Board of Directors dinner here and they did a superb job. There were 20 of us. A fun place to have lunch.”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Le Cordon Bleu school was also on the same premises. They said that being summer they only had 100 students there now. They also had a great small shop where you could purchase pastry things and lots of books.

Visited August 2012
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Thank GraceLovisa
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