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453 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6R4
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Cuisine type

  • French,

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  • Restaurant With Parking,

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  • Business,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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March 25, 2019

Amazing food!! The service was a little slow.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 20, 2019

It was not bad. But we had better meals on previous visits. I sincerely hope that it was just an odd day.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

March 20, 2019

I had a business dinner at Signatures, in one of their lovely private rooms. The service was impeccable from beginning to end. The food was superb, all my guests enjoyed it tremendously. Well done Signatures! I look forward to your beautiful patio!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2019

The food was absolutely outstanding. taste, presentation, originality. Certainly worth the visit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2019

Lovely, quiet surroundings - excellent service and delicious meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2019

What a wonderful experience. Everything was beyond great. The food, the atmosphere and the service were outstanding. I Would highly recommend it. If we lived closer we would come back often.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2019

The restaurant has a beautiful setting; we were offered a couple of table options. Our waitress was excellent; very polite, helpful, knowledgeable and even fun; we really enjoyed her service. Food was definitely good; but were missing some gluten free options. Most dishes were adjusted but there was no alternative for bread. The wine menu was good. After our dinner, we were invited to meet the chef and take a tour of the kitchen. Overall it was a fine nice experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2019

Wonderful food and service! We will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2019

Delicious food served by witty waiter Jeff in delightful atmosphere. We had wonderful time

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2019

Perfect!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2019

Location is very good, parking VERY useful ( I come in from out of town), the building a treasure and well maintained. Pricing is competitive. The dining room is lovely - simple and clean - with a good temperature and lighting.. Thank you Gabriel for a first class experience on IWDay.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2019

Being an old costumer of Signature, the service and the food were both disappointing. The waiters were kind and friendly, but inefficient and with excuses "we are busy today", needed reminders, etc The 5 course menu started well and then went down and the main course wapiti, was too chewy and not much flavor to the dish overall. Very disappointing for CAN 135.00 (no wine, only beer).

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

March 6, 2019

Excellent meal, excellent service - we very much enjoyed all aspects of our experience. Thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

The server Gabriel was excellent and we greatly appreciated being served in French. Gabriel was professional,friendly, efficient and was able to explain very well the ingredients included in the meals. This has been a real gastronomic experience. We will come back and highly recommend to friends and family. Lucie

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2019

amazing as always...

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2019

A wonderful time. Staff were wonderfully helpful, welcoming and informative about the food. Truly enjoyable.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2019

The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly! Made the dining experience incredible. The food was extraordinary.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2019

Everything was great except the dinner took almost three and half hours to finish it. I think is a bit of long.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 19, 2019

Fantastic experience! We had the Valentines Day special with wine pairing and it was like going the theatre sampling so many different wines and then with some amazing food. So glad to see so many Canadian wines featured as we discovered at least 3 that we'll buy. Looking forward to doing this again some day....

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

We love the sevice and the food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2019

wonderful evening, great service and extraordinary culinary delights!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 18, 2019

The food was OK, but could be improved, which i will detail later. The taster. The parmesan on top was a nice touch, but it lacked a sort of fruity/tangy sauce to compliment the flaky dryness. Bread provided was not really special and to be frank, the $95 price tag made me expect to at least warm up the bread as it was room temperature. For restaurants within this price range, i would expect at least something similar to that or more than just plain bread. The amuse bouche was good. I especially liked the mushroom foam. It made it nice and light, but still had the depth and the flavor stood out where it met the foam. The oyster was great with the lemon. And gqve it the tang that matched well. The quail and foie gras was a dish that did not stand out too much to me. I liked how it all tasted together, but the porte compote was a single piece, which didnt match the size of the terrine. And i ended up using the bread with the leftover terrine. I liked the poached lobster and crab risotto. The lobster was a bit chewy, but the risotto was well done. The halibut fillet sauce was good and it was nice with the truffle cream sauce. My partner thought thr leek had a bit too much salt, but i thought it was OK. For the seared beef, it was done OK. It was tender, but a bit dry and the sauce was a tad too overwhelming for the beef. The conchiglie was not done similarly from dish to dish. Mine was not touched by the sauce, whereas my partner had hers drowned in the sauce. The desset was nice, but the meringue made it taste like it was melted marshmellow with a bit too icy ice cream. I didnt like the chips accompanying the dessert mainly because there was a lot of it on top of the meringue and the taste wasnt that great even with combining it with the ice cream. The presentation needs a bit more work. The servers were OK, but they definitely had some moments where it showed that a few lacked experience. The waiter behind me didnt have full knowledge of the menu. He was clear and openly admitted that he needed to check up on it, and the one who provided me the menu, also did not know what was on the valentine's day course menu, only the regular course meal. They waterboys were prompt on filling up the drinks though. The waiter provided us the cheque for the wrong table. It was the table on the other side of the room, and it was for approx $130, whereas our meal should be a minimum of $200, so that was a very costly mistake. We let him know about the error when he came back with the machine. The atmosphere itself was muted. The lights were extremely dim. It made it difficult to get conversation after a while because it made the entire room feel extremely sleepy and conversation pretty much altogether ceased at one point. We were seated in a small room with approx 5-6 other tables compared to the main room, extremely brightly lit, much more spacious and the bar room. The dishes needed to come out faster. Much faster. On a 5 course meal, i reasonably expected to be seated at 7:30pm, but finished by 8:45/9pm. It was almost 10pm by the time we got out as dishes averaged 20+ minutes wait time in between. Another side note. I do not want to openly accuse this, but i noted that our entire room was only seated with asians. I took a look in main dining room and it was mainly caucasian. I shrugged this off as a huge coincidence.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 16, 2019

Truly delightful! Atmosphere, people and service was amazing! A perfect valentines dinner!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2019

Service was not great. The beef was over cooked. For a 300 $ meal I expect way more. I will not come back

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

February 17, 2019

Always a GREAT time, GREAT food, GREAT service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2019

Excellent experience. Welcoming staff and fantastic food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2019

Food was excellent, but it's gourmet food, very small portions, wish they were larger. I'm not a gourmet food veteran, guess this is the way it it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2019

As a frequent guest of this restaurant I was very disappointed in the service on Valentine's Day. Whether this was a situation of overextending resources I do not know but the quality of service was not what I have become accustomed to when dining at Signatures Restaurant. Overall the staff, with exception of the hostess, seemed very disorganized and inefficient in terms of providing timely service. I will certainly come back to the restaurant, however, I do think that is important to provide constructive criticism given the reputation of Signatures.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

February 10, 2019

This place may be the most underappreciated restaurant in Ottawa.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2019

Beautiful experience, wonderful staff! Marilyn was an incredible waitress and we loved celebrating my moms birthday there! Can’t wait to return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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