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453 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6R4
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  • > $60,

Opening Hours

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Cuisine type

  • French,

Features

  • Restaurant With Parking,

Atmosphere

  • Business,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Signatures Restaurant

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  • Atmosphere: 4.2/5
  • Food: 4.7/5
  • Service: 4.8/5
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sand0330
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Was thrilled with the service and quality of food as well as, the presentation! 5 stars all the way. Gorgeous setting in a lovely old manor home.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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andree145636
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Ottawa's best kept secret. Delicious food in a lovely atmosphere!

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cmturmaine245482
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Last night we celebrated another Anniversary at Signatures. Each time we go we are overwhelmed with the incredible food and outstanding service. They seated us in our favourite 'red' room and had it all to ourself...what a easant surprise as it was so quaint and romantic. I want to thank our incredible and very knowledgeable waiter David....he really gave us outstanding service and helped to create a beautiful evening for us...we will be back again for more Anniversaries..and maybe before

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Restaurantica12
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Great Lunch

Having been here for dinner before, some friends and I decided to try their lunch. This was actually in the part of the restaurant called Bistro Cordonbleu and it is operated by students studying at the Cordonbleu School. Each lunch is a fixed menu, so check the website since the menu constantly changes. One gets a glass of wine and a coffee as part of the fixed price, but you can always order more beverages at an additional price. Each of the 3 courses were excellently prepared. It was all very delicious. The guys working in the kitchen will clearly have great careers as chefs when they graduate. The students waiting on the tables were very polite but they lacked polish. They could have been a wee bit more attentive, but we were basically served well. The atmosphere was very nice and we felt very relaxed. Parking was a bit of a problem and we found it odd that their parking lot was completely full.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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If you want a fabulous food experience order the...

If you want a fabulous food experience order the menu de gustation with the wine pairing. It really is an evening's entertainment. You will be expertly served several small dishes that each in its own way will delight you. With the wine pairing, you will always have a great accompaniment. Even though I have a very large appetite, I felt completely sated by the end of the meal.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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This is a must try for anyone who enjoys French...

This is a must try for anyone who enjoys French cuisine. Portions are not large, but the taste and presentation is marvelous. Try the wine pairing, you will not be disappointed.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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When two in your party have extra courses but the...

When two in your party have extra courses but the resturant does not wish to see them doing nothing while the other two enjoy their course, why not bring a little something for them to nosh on. This is the kind of service that is to be expected at this 5 Diamond resturant. I cannot say enough of the service and food at this place. The standard is definately set here and all others have a long long way to come to meet this level of excellence.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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When we arrived there, we were warmly welcomed...

When we arrived there, we were warmly welcomed. We had excellent suggestions on orders from our waited. What i loved the most about the place is the wine. Putting the right wine with the right food is their specialty. It is some how expensive but the experience is unforgettable. I would definitely go again.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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The best dinning experience ever. Impeccable...

The best dinning experience ever. Impeccable service and the food is superb.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Absolutley amazing. Spectacular service...

Absolutley amazing. Spectacular service. Recommend anyone to try it out. Far from ordinary.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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The service in this restaurant is truly...

The service in this restaurant is truly spectacular. The food, however, was aboslutely horrendous, not so much lacking in taste, as just completely plain and simple. The portions are not only very small, they also lack in quality. Frankly, we might as well have opened a canned product... this was a great disappointment.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 4/5
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August 16, 2018

This is my favorite place in town. So far, It is the best place in Ottawa

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 12, 2018

Place mats on the patio table would be a nice touch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2018

I was ther for the lunch with my two friends. All three of us were more than satisfied with food, service, and atmosphere. We will be back soo for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2018

Excellent as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2018

Really enjoyed lunch. Very good value. I posted a positive review on my facebook. Younger “foodies” need to discover this great restaurant - and very cool retro bar. Restaurant could use some sparkle. Service was mostly correct - but cool. On arrival we waited a bit before server showed up table side with two dirty plates in her hands. Seemed an odd welcome - but everything was fine after that. Service warmed up to friendly by the end. Now we arrived 20 minutes early so that might have had an impact on service. Food was sublime - served at the perfect temperature. Quantity of food was generous.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 31, 2018

Everything was absolutely perfect. At the end of our meal, the waiter even gave us a tour of the restaurant and its cooking school rooms. The 1874 house is very impressive. I will definitely go back and recommend it to all my friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2018

We loved the food and the service was amazing. We had a very special night for our anniversary. We with definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 25, 2018

Love this place. Exceptional cuisine in a warm atmosphere. Professional and sharp service. Great value particularly for lunch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2018

It was a delightful dining experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2018

A great dining experience. The food was exceptional and they even provided an off the menu serving of pasta for our discerning grandson. Kudos to the chef and staff for delightful evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2018

Excellent food, service and setting. Very enjoyable meal.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 18, 2018

Quiet, old charm, innovative food, great service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2018

Wonderful waitress and wine advisers. Thoroughly enjoyed the Bastille Day feast. Best ever for us and we have been there a few times. This was the best. Congrats to the chef and choice of wine parings. WE had one of each suggested pairings. No regrets. Wonderful.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2018

Excellent food and service. Will visit again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 16, 2018

As usual the dinner was excellent and Catherine very attentive. The sommelier was very well informed and enthusiastic about the pairings and each course beautifully presented.Signatures never disappoints and is our favourite restaurant in Ottawa. Congratulations on a great evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2018

excellent as usual

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 13, 2018

The whole experience was outstanding, with delicious food and drinks, as well as an attentive staff. I have already recommended your restaurant to family and friends via social media and will certainly return. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 13, 2018

Excellent as always! The blind tasting menu was a good value.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 8, 2018

Excellent food and service - one ottawa’s best

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 8, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, an old mansion with wonderful décor. Staff were very welcoming & already expecting us. Ability to make reservations online was convenient. It was my daughter's 3rd birthday and they treated her like a princess. All the staff were wonderful & extremely knowledgeable about every dish & wine. Food was extremely delicious & definitely what one would expect of Le Cordon Bleu. I look forward to dining here again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 8, 2018

Excellent in every aspect!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2018

Impossible to fault the food or the service. Quiet relaxing atmosphere was appreciated.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2018

Hello, thanks for nice evening and great food. We have enjoyed all. Small recommendation, When dining on the terrace, it would be nice to prepare a table with a tablecloth etc. Thanks Jakub

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2018

The food is consistently delicious. On a scale of one to ten, it rates an 11!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 1, 2018

Louis was an amazing waiter. Knowledgeable, attentive and super thoughtful. The food was original, refined and delicious... It was a wonderful first experience at Signature and we can’t wait to come back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 30, 2018

Never disappointed at Signatures. They offer you more than you expected. Which is always a pleasant surprise.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 29, 2018

Wheel chair accessibility is very precarious and unreliable. There is no longer a ramp out back and the new lift is unimpressive. We had to enter Signatures via the delivery route, navigate tight corridors, full of carts and refuse bags and pass through the middle of the kitchen. This took away from the enjoyment of our get together. This restaurant is not wheelchair accessible in a dignified fashion; just in a ... well here you go ... attitude. Most disappointing.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

June 28, 2018

One of My best five restaurants in my life. Great atmosphere snd food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 28, 2018

Great evening

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 29, 2018

June 2018: 5 course tasting menu ($95) the best food (ingredients, presentation, taste) of the many of Ottawa's high end restaurants I have visited in the past year. The wine pairings were also spot on (and priced accordingly). Dinner for two (a 3-hour evening) with tax and 20% gratuity came to $450. Typical for this level of Ottawa restaurant. The dining room is "traditional French formal", but looking a little "tired". Or table for 2 (booked weeks in advance) was tiny, and the chairs are spartan. Tables were also tighter together than one would have hoped for. The atmosphere was "fine", but nothing dazzled or sparkled. Revenues, it seems, are being put into the food, not the ambiance. Same could be said for the service. Very friendly and welcoming, but missing that final bit of "fine French dining polish". Wine pairings were excellent, but our server could not tell us anything about the wines beyond reading us the label (why they had been chosen to accompany the food, etc). Seem like a sommelier would have been useful. And there weren't really enough staff on floor to offer a seamless fine dining experience. We were seated, then waited nearly 15 minutes before we were brought so much as bread (a table seated next to us, 10 minutes after us, was already into their amuse bouche) When I deliberately dropped a fork to the floor, it went unnoticed and unreplaced; when I left for the W/C right when my hot main arrived, no waiter was there to cover my plate until my return. Again, these are fussy and pretentious little complaints, and possibly from a bygone era, but years ago when I dined at Signatures, these little details mattered. And now they are missing. So, to conclude. My dining companion and I departed from Signatures absolutely delighted. Because the food was superb, and some dishes a revelation even to my globetrotting, fine-dining companion. And nothing else matters in a dining experience - the room, the atmosphere, the service - if the restaurant doesn't deliver on the food (BTW: if you need evidence of this, spend an evening and about the same amount of money at Le Baccara, where everything will dazzle you, except for the food). And in fairness, I don't know enough about the restaurant industry, costs, competition and profit margins, to know if Signatures could even fiscally manage to "up its game" on atmosphere and service, while also maintaining the superior quality of what is currently coming out of the kitchen AND not raising prices beyond what an Ottawa diner is willing to pay. I'll return to Signatures - for the food and wine - but frankly, would happily add an extra $100 to my bill, in exchange for a spruced up atmosphere and service experience.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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