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“Fine dining”

Signatures Restaurant
Ranked #156 of 2,738 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $25 - $73
Cuisines: French, European, Canadian, International
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Fine dining”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

5 couples in private dining room, heritage home, cooking school on site. Enjoyed an exquisite 4 course meal at the Cordon Blue. Food delicious and each course just enough. Lovely setting. Staff attentive. Toured the facilities with a brief history on the home. Would recommend getting to this excellent restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Anne P
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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
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“A great find for a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Cordon Bleu Bistro at Signatures is the restaurant for the Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Ottawa. We had a wonderful 3 course lunch served in a lovely old building on Laurier Ave. They have a special lunch that runs Wed - Fri and also a special dinner that runs from Wed- Sat. In summer there is a large veranda where you can dine out doors.

  • Visited October 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Exquisite Lunch Time Dining Experience”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Had an exquisite lunch today at this culinary delight. The luncheon menu was limited to basically two main courses accompanied by choice of appetizer and dessert extremely reasonably priced at $26 per person. Food quality was superb and very tasty. Service efficient and attentive. The restaurant is located in a historic building, quite impressive on the outside and very elegant and comfortable on the inside. Smooth jazz was playing in the background to add to the atmosphere. Parking is available on the premises at no extra charge. Overall a very pleasant experience and would definitely return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Gatineau, Canada
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“Excellent - good price”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I went to Le cordon Bleu for an event organised by the law faculty of Ottawa U. We were a big group (20 to 30) and we went for lunch. The food was really good and the service, perfect. This is a school so the people who cook and serve are students and maybe this is why averything is perfect : they are probably watched! The menu change every week but there is not a lot of choice : 2 apetizers, 2 main and 1 dessert. (for lunch - there is more choice for dinner) The Table d'hôte is 26$ for lunch and it is worth it. If you want to be sure that you will like what is served, you can see few weeks before what will be served each week on their website. The food is good and at a good price (for the quality). It's in an old house so it's really nice and intimate. The bread comes from Art-is-in bakery (sooo good!). I recommend you this place for business or romantic evening. I'll go back for sure.

  • Visited April 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Cordon Bleu? Sacré bleu! - a major disappointment”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We expected Le Cordon Bleu to be impeccable ...even if it it is a school. The name connotes quality in fine dining and we had read glowing reviews in local media. Our first clue that it might not live up to expectations was our guests' revelation that Cordon Bleu's Signatures bistro had been cited recently for violations by the Ottawa Public Health department. Our early arrival didn't phase the Maitrer d'. Considering the place was at least half empty on a Saturday night, no wonder. Following a brief tour of the historic O'Brien House (one of our guests provided much more info than did the restaurant staff), we were seated in the bar area (perhaps a former library?) While serving staff were quite good in taking the drinks orders and clearing plates, the same could not be said about the food. Alerted in advance that two of our guests are vegetarians, we were assured that they would be accommodated. Regrettably (and in spite of the flowery French description offered by the Maitre d'), the vegetarian special amounted to nothing more than 'a plate of vegetables.' Considering that servers were frequently in and out of the bar area where we were seated at least 2 times/minute, it was unconscionable that we waited a full 20 minutes to put in our drinks order and then 45 minutes more to put in our meal orders. Because of the unexciting vegetarian option, our guests chose other à la carte options while we chose the halibut and scallops. While the appetizers (Tarte de fromage de chèvre, purée d’aubergines, pois chiches et olives, micro arugula, noix de Grenoble et concombre en condiment and the Velouté de carotte, émulsion de yaourt et d’épices indiennes,salade de légumes de printemps) - essentially a goat cheese tart and a carrrot soup) were judged as acceptable if rather bland, the mains were a major disappointment. All fish dishes were either under-cooked (scallops – Poêlée de pétoncles, risotto aux courgettes, tomates confites, huile de truffe, sirop de tomates) or slimey (poached halibut – Filet de flétan à la nage de rouille, betteraves chioggia, haricots verts et bok choy, pommes de terre ratte). While side dishes were rather tasty the "star" of each dish had long-since become a black hole. There was some consolation with the coconut ice cream at dessert. However, the Tiramisu aux pêches, crumble, glace au gingembre, ganache à la framboise - a pale imitation of tiramisu with (were those canned?) peaches were the final straw. The bill, including 3 acoholic and 1 virgin cocktail, totaled $250 dollars...on par with a 5-star Michelin restaurant but outrageous for a kitchen that couldn't even measure up to t McDonald's for taste or consistency. It will be a VERY long time before we consider going back, if ever. Suggestion: send the whole crew back to school and STAY AWAY.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank KenandLia
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