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The Shore Club - Ottawa
The Shore Club - Ottawa

The Shore Club - Ottawa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theshoreclub.ca
  • Phone: (613) 569-5050
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Jason Groulx
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Shore Club has a beautifully appointed private dining room available for all types of business and social entertaining. The intimate Rideau Room, highlighted with stunning original art, accommodates a maximum of 18 guests and features state of the art stereo and audio visual capabilities. # Private Party Contact: Melanie Arbique
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie Arbique (613) 569-5050

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rideau Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking for both lunch and dinner. Street parking and pay parking lots are also available nearby.
A word from The Shore Club - Ottawa
The Shore Club Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge features the freshest seafood and tender steaks served in surroundings of understated luxury. Soaring ceilings, stunning original artwork and cool blue and green hues contribute to an elegant atmosphere that is second to none in Ottawa. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers in our signature lounge, or descend to our dining room to experience all our signature menu has to offer. The Shore Club is perfect for a casual, drop-in visit, or a long-planned special occasion. Allow our professional team to cater to your every wish.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I made my reservation at the Shore Club 2 weeks in advance because I anticipated lots of people would be wanting to celebrate there after the Call to the Bar at the NAC which is across the canal from the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The restaurant had the ambience and was an intimate setting to celebrate. Our reservation was at 1 pm for 6 people. They brought us a champagne list when they found out it was a special occasion. Our server, Jean, and his team were highly attentive. My water glass was always full. The menu was great - local and fresh, but with some neat additions: my mom and I had the fish tacos, the tuna nicoise salad was a hit with my in-laws. They pampered us and even brought out a plate of free choc chip cookies!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Nice ambiance, good food. All meals a la carte, so very expensive but very good. Well located in the Westin hotel in heart of Ottawa's tourist area. Good choice for an elegant meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was good but not worth the price. The service was excellent - very attentive and caring."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The suits are everywhere. The conversations subdued, and sometimes intense. So the protein content must be high. Yet some of the culinary techniques are interesting - like soaking shoe-string potatoes in vinegar and salt before deep-frying. Or wrapping a more-than-you-need-size of beef in duxelles held in place with thinly sliced overlapping potatoes rounds. The scalloped potatoes, tasty. Is the chef Irish? But the service was great. When the black forest cake arrived very dry, the cost was removed from the bill. On a second occasion the appetizer salad was doubled."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Fantastic dinner at the shore club. Owen was an incredible host. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I visited the restaurant for his birthday and we were glad to have chosen the ShoreClub. The food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The meal my wife and I had was outstanding. The staff were friendly, funny and attentive. Owen did a great job. Albeit pricey, the meal was worth every penny. I stared out with the crab cake that was filled with hunks of crab meat. Followed by fried chicken which was great! My wife had the tenderloin that was cooked to perfection. One of us still had room for dessert. The key lime pie looked delicious."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "When you want a comfortable spot a reliable menu and great staff, head to The Shore Club!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "You made our 25th wedding anniversary a perfect night. Thank you so much."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The short ribs were great and if you show up before 7 oysters are a buck each. great deal!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The steak dethroned our favorite Hy's Steakhouse. It was amazing. The seafood tower is a must (100$) share-able between 2, 3 or 4 persons. Try the Artemis wine (175$) if you can afford it, otherwise their California's are delicious too. Service is impeccable."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was the 5th or 6th time I dined here. Had one of the quieter tables behind the bar. The halibut, shrimp, scallops and trout were all outstanding. Freshest seafood in town. Definitely hard to find a restaurant in Ottawa with same level of service."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great meal. Excellent service. Better than the Clubs in Toronto and Vancouver. Definitely worth a visit in Ottawa. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My fiancé proposed to me this weekend and the first restaurant we went to celebrate was the shore club. No one that worked there knew that and they still made the experience amazing! I thought they had known by the way they were treating us but they had no idea. I would return to this restaurant in a heart beat! The food was amazing, the drinks were amazing, and most importantly, the service was exquisite! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I went to The Shore Club for our supper to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. I noted that in our reservation and we were treated very well by all the staff. The food was fantastic. My husband had the rib-eye, and I had the sea bass. We shared asparagus, mashed potatoes, and mushrooms. Everything was delicious. We shared a Black Forest cake, which had "Happy Anniverrsary" written on the plate with chocolate sauce. The cake itself was a littl dry, but good all the same. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We have dined at the Ottawa Shore Club three times. On each occasion the quality of the food and service have been absolutely excellent. We have guests coming from New Zealand (where food and wine are highly regarded; they really know what superb food is like) so we will take them to the Shore Club in June to show off Canada's best."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Went there for dinner and the seafood tower is very delicious!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Fish was again good (Char), but salad was oddly pedestrian. There was the tasty beet tomato amuse-bouche that inspired me to have the beet salad. The salad was mostly crisp greens and was smothered in a strong cream dressing more akin to the Blue Gardenia. There was a very small amount of beets topping the salad. Service was fine. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Best seafood restaurant in East we know. Always fresh, always inovative. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My wife choose this place as somewhere new for us to go. I was a little leery given that it's a hotel restaurant. I couldn't have been more wrong. The environment was great. Food was fabulous. Service was incredible. Our booth for two was quiet and romantic. We had a great time and I'd highly recommend the Macadamian Halibut...simply...wow!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was our second time and it was a much better experience! The general manager Eve and the staff were amazing! Thank you Diane & Stphen"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We brought some of our Torontonian family for dinner at the shoreclub for dinner. Food was superb, service impeccable, atmosphere was perfect. We had a great night. Thank you Shoreclub. Our family actually have had dinner at the Toronto shoreclub was said hands down Ottawa was better!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Had a real nice lunch. Steak sandwich was really nice."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • ""The Shore Club has a warm and inviting atmosphere with a welcoming staff who attend to your every need. I've shared wonderful times there with my partner, with family and with friends. I look forward to the great times I know I'll have in the future. The food is simply excellent. The menu is well thought out with offerings to suit all tastes. One of my personal favorites ...the beet salad... it's a must have. Thank you to the Chef and staff at the Shore Club for all! I recommend this restaurant without hesitation ...."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "WE arrived at the Hotel and got settled later in the evening and then went to the bar to get a late night snack. Things had changed since the last time we stayed at the Westin. We were pleasantly surprised to see an Open Table option in the Westin. We made a quick reservation and went in for a drink and something to eat. The menu had excellent fish options all the way throughout the menu. We enjoyed the Crab Cake, Salmon and a drink or two. Definitely enjoyed the meal, we'll come back again when we can sit down and enjoy everything the Shore Club has to offer. We would recommend the Shore Club to everyone."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Booking hostess: Almost cancelled dinner at shoreclub ottawa due to the phone receptionist who takes the reservation. She was rude, mumbled her words with indifference, bad attitude when hanging up. Shoreclub....you may want to smarten up your front line image. Retrain your managers to hire based on great attitude. We pay you the big bucks so please keep your hostesses attitudes in check or determine why your hostess is unhappy in her position. Unless she's the managers or owners daughter? Just trying to guess why I almost cancelled and considered somewhere else to pay 250$. Thank goodness the waiters and waitresses were excellent! Food, on site service: excellent once there."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "A group of 8 friends gathered to celebrate two birthdays. We were made to feel very special. Our server was friendly but still very professional. She made menu suggestions which were welcome. You can dress up or dress down. It's a great spot to celebrate a special occasion!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The service was superb and the food absolutely excellent in every ASPECT"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We loved the feel, the service and the food. This was one of the best restaurant experiences we have had in a long time, maybe ever in Ottawa. The service was great from the reminder phone call, to the hostess, to the bar lounge service before the meal (we arrived 40 minutes early for a drink) to the waiter in the restaurant. First class all the way. And to top it off, the food was to die for!! It is not inexpensive but worth every penny!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our experience at the restaurant was amazing even though we had to wait 30 minutes for the main course. The waiter apologized several times and the manager also came to our table to apologize. The main course was removed from our bill. I look forward to going again."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The service is spectacular. They are well able to accommodate time constraints associated with the NAC. Wine selection by the glass is broad. Fantastic experience!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had our wedding dinner there as well as a number of special occasions."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Me and my Fiance decided on the Shore Club on a whim the day before we went there. In hindsight, it's a shock that this place wasn't booked up. 3 days after the fact, we're both still in agreement that it was the best meal we've ever had, not just because of the food (which was fantastic) but the overall experience as well. Reviews generally said avoid the steak, so we did, but I suspect we could have picked anything and it would have been amazing. General thoughts: - The wait staff was extremely helpful, giving recommendations that were extremely tasty. - Service was a tad slow compared to most places you might eat, but it gives you time to just relax and chat. Not the place for you if you're in a rush though. Expensive, but worth it"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had dinner there for the first time, service was great ambiance good but food was wasnt worth the price. I had the rib steak and it did not have a nice taste nor did I like the way it was prepared. I find that the keg prepared their steak in a better way which gives it more flavor and not so gritty. I might go back but not for steak. We dine out quite frequent and we have our regular restaurants in which we like to go to and was hoping this could be one to add to the list, but not sure."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was in Ottawa on business and I was just too tired to eat a huge meal. I went to The Shore Club and shared 3 appetizers with a friend. Considering the restaurant no one blinked an eye or looked down on us, what a pleasure. We ordered the Seared Tuna, Crab Cake and shared the Steak Sandwich. The food was really good, especially the sandwich. What a pleasure great food, great atmosphere, high-end food small bill."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Menu is divine, atmosphere is superb, a great venue and a great night out"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "This was my second visit at this restaurant, it has delivered every time. It's pricey, but well worth it. The service is exceptional and the food is delicious."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "As odd as it sounds to say "avoid the steak" at a place that advertises itself as a steak house, I was disappointed in the Filet and a dining companion felt the rib steak was fair. I should note I dined here 2 nights in a row and had the same dish twice as I love Filet and wanted to give them a chance to redeem themselves. The steak was not cooked to the proper level of medium, both nights it was rare. It also was an end cut both nights and gristle and sliverskin very noticeable in it. Just not impressed. Others had lamb, fish and the daily special of duck. All those dishes were superb and all out appetizers and desserts were excellent. As I said, great place, just not so good at the steaks!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The food was good but not great. For the cost I expected have at least one dish I had to go back for. I have eaten at similarly price restaurants and always left with an experience I told my self I would return for. I picked up the tab for the table and left 15% seeing I wasn't thrilled with what I had recieved I felt this was fare. I felt it was untactful and rude when our server made a point of slapping the debit receipt down on the table face up for our guests to see."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It was my first time at the ShoreClub and I was impressed with the overall service. The service was excellent from the moment we arrived to the time we left. Every attention to detail was taken. They even had a children's menu for our 10 year old daughter dining with us. I have a gluten intolerance and they were able to advise what was or was not gluten friendly on the menu and accommodated me as best they could. Our waiter was friendly and often came by our table to check if everything was to our liking or if we needed a refill on our drinks. I definitely will dine here again!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014