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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
  • Email: ottawa@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
  • "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
  • "We continue to be extremely pleased and impressed with the Shore Club!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Staff on the ball with great courtesy. Food delivered at just the right time. Great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Dinner was fine. Food quality was high. Service was fine. Made an open table reservation. Was given table in the bar rather than main dining room. Not what I expected."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My partner and I had an excellent dinner here. He ordered the crab stuffed flounder and I ordered the salmon wellington. Our starters (crab cocktail and wild mushrooms) were also excellent as was our wine. The service was excellent. We were seated immediately despite being a little early and the pacing of the food was good. We would definitely come back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my family to Ottawa for the first time last weekend for Winterlude and saw that this restaurant was in Ottawa so we booked a dinner. We have been to the one in Toronto a few times and enjoyed and were pleasantly surprised that this one was almost a replica of Toronto. Great food and service!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "First time to the restaurant. The outstanding service started at the door when we were greeted at the hostess stand. They knew it was my first time and addressed me by name. We were escorted to the table and the waiter greeted us with menus. The presentation of the menu was something other restaurants should learn from. The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Because we were there for the first time we were presented with an individual amuse-bouche. We both ordered steak and it was cooled to perfection. Really enjoyed our experience and was amazed by the attentive service. A little pricey but worth it. A great place for a date and those who love good food."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "It is hard to find good food in Ottawa. It is a small town located between two big cities, namely Montreal and Toronto so most good chef's go there. That being said the Shore Club offers a decent steak and really good apps. Try the bar they similar food but less expensive."
    Dined on 2/28/2013
  • "The meal was very good. The service was wonderful. Not my first time there and nor will it be my last."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I travel on business and love to try new food and restaurants. Normally I ask the waiter to bring me whatever they think is good The mussels were delicious as an appetizer and the macadamia crusted halibut was amazing. I'm normally a steak person but I'm trying to avoid red meat for health so this was such a good substitute that I think fish is my future. Had the vanilla creme brulee for dessert with a cappuccino and called it an evening. I will be back!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "From the person who takes your coat at the door - and helps you put it on you when you leave, to the excellent recommendations of wine to go with the food we had, I have to say the service was excellent. Loved the surprise amuse-Bouche at the beginning of the meal as well!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Went on a New Years Eve date and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience. Food was excellent and for the occasion was fairly priced. Would definitely go again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Will definitely come back to this restaruant! However I would request for less sodium next time."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "While the food was good, the service, not very attentive. It was lunch time and the restaurant was not very busy.... but our waitress spent more time chatting with colleagues at the bar than waiting on our table... not impressed! I think this place is better for dinner than lunch... in terms of food choices and service."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Seriously... The finest and enjoyable ambience suitable, regarding our Nations Capitol. We shall always return and expect to reserve annually. Mark & Hank Muzerie Thanks so much. This Year !!!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Everything was good. French spoken service was a good thing cause all the menu is in english"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We loved the food and the service. This is a traditional style steak and sea food restaurant... but the food is not ordinary, it was great, thank you."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The service was not up to par. It was slow (requested coffee cream came about 10 minutes after the coffee had been served) and the order for a glass of milk was forgotten until the server was reminded. Two guests liked the food but my husband and I ordered the Ahi tuna, seared, and it was exceptionally dry. The accompanying sauce did not help. The Shore Club fried rice was too over-salted, perhaps to try and make up for its blandness. We all agreed the ambiance & decor is very elegant but there are so many excellent restaurants in Ottawa these days that this factor alone certainly would not encourage us to return."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "It was our second visit and our second good dinner there. the salmon, the beet salad, the spinach, were all very good"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Food was as expected. Noise level was loud. Service was good."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The service was fantastic, the food was excellent and the menu was creative. I'd recommend the Shore Club to anyone looking for a very nice meal in Downtown Ottawa (so long as they are looking for steak or seafood)."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Loved the selection on the menu! It lived up to our expectations. The servings are large so I would recommend sharing, especially the side plates. Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "I chose the Shore Club because some friends were staying in the Westin Hotel. The setting is elegant, and the lighting was low, which I appreciated. We chose relatively small dishes, but the quality of the food was very high. The service was excellent. My only criticism is that the music could have been lower. I generally like very low background noise so as to be able to chat more easily with my dining companions. The volume was not very high, but for conversational purposes, it could easily have been lower."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The proteins were quite delicious but over priced. I had a salmon entree that was delicious, but I have had a similarly delicious piece of salmon for half the cost, sides included at a nearby restaurant. You would hope that the service would make up for the difference in price, but in reality our server was quite absent. The was an amuse bouche served as well as a palette cleanser and that was a nice touch. The restaurant is beautiful on the inside. If the price of the main had included the side dish, my rating would have been significantly higher and I would recommend it to everyone but at an average cost of 30$ for a small piece of fish, that extra 7$ for vegetables really pushes it to the extreme of overly priced."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We were 4 people and 3 of us decided to share the seafood tower!Great presentation! The seafood was delicious with a very nice variety! Highly recommend it! A little disapointed with the ceasar salad(croutons from a box).Chowder,velouté and very tasty.Temperature of the wine was a little on the warm side.Requested they adjust on the 2nd bottle.Overall...very satisfied!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013