ARC Restaurant - ARC The Hotel

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3.9based on all time ratings
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3.9
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3.9
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vipbplant13
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2012
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We just went in for apps and drinks. Food was good but a little greasy and not that served warm, not hot. Ambiance was nice and service was fast and friendly. Nice fireplace that you could sit by.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was great for a quiet buisness lunch.

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vipfunkyman3333
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice food - I've had a number of dishes from here, with the elk ribs being a particular highlight. I'm fairly regular here, and will continue returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

ARC The Hotel is a great place to stay in downtown Ottawa. Great rooms and service. Rates are reasonable. Food in the lounge is very good as is the service. We stay here whenever we visit Ottawa.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Arc consistently serves excellent food, paired with excellent service.

JG
vipJackG
Toronto
178 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2011
Overall4food4service3ambience2

This hotel resto is not much patronized but should be. Fine soups, good lunch mains, not overpriced. And you can talk without shouting!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Amazing cuisine up until dessert. Creative, tasty, fresh ! A real find !
A bit disappointed by the desserts : very heavy and funny tasting crème brûlée (daring lemon and almond) with mega hard crust of sugar. An ok chômeur pouding.
Espresso: not my kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2011
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Have to say, the food and ambiance were absolutely divine. While service was a little rushed, overall it was an excellent dining experience.

KK
K2K2
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Chef Jason Duffy and his team are consistently creative - Ottawa is lucky to have such a talented chef. Our server on this night was very good but, being a regular customer, I wish that (former??) Arc Lounge server/bartender Amy, who was attentive but made customers feel relaxed, would return so the great food could be matched with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2011
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The evening was top notch. I started with octopus in a BBQ sauce, couscous and pickled hot peppers. It was a good sized starter and the presentation was very well done. Both my wife and I had the Elk Ribs and found them delicious with just the right amount of wild game flavour. The waitress was able to suggest an Argentinian Malbec that suited the main course well. We finished with a cheese plate that had a nice variety of different flavours. Service was attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was nicely presented, but catch of the day turned out to be essentially raw tuna, which I ate, but did not enjoy very much. There is too much emphasis on exotic cuisine rather than dressing up some of the basics. For comparison, the Grill 45 at the Lord Elgin Hotel has a much more appealing menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience3

ARC-The Hotel a wonderful find

Wonderful food, excellent knowledgeable service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2011
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The wine list ran around $65 per bottle. We found one for $35 that lacked body. My friend ordered tuna appetizer followed by duck. The tuna was fried and tasted like KFC. The duck was bland, which is hard for duck to achieve. It was served with peas that had been frozen. I had soup and it was excellent but the elk ribs were over-cooked and served with an ordinary BBQ sauce.

We were very disappointed because we were trying to have a special evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2011
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was my sixth time at this restaurant, which I use primarily for its convenient location. The lunch crowds are bigger than dinner crowds. Lunch is not bad but expensive. Dinner is expensive and usually inadequate. My first clue should have been that few of the hotel guests eat dinner there.
The service is consistently barely adequate, incomplete, inattentive (missing plates, having to ask about specials, missed opportunities to provide advice on meals and the menu, confused staff, indifferent staff) and it is not unusual to get meals mixed up.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trendy ambience...delicious food...Upscale and chic! You want to impress a lunch date? Go to The Arc Lounge!

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kumagau
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great friendly service, upbeat atmosphere. Felt like we were in New York!

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fussydiner
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2011
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant has a slightly funky modern feel to it without being over the top. Service is quietly efficient and polite and the vibe is relaxed and calm. The food was great. Presentation impressive and the flavours sounded unusual on the menu but worked incredibly well, I have to admit. Enjoyed a great meal there with friends and would recommend but it's not cheap!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the duck confit...best I ever had! Looking forward to my next visit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2011
Overall2food3service3ambience2

menu too limited and too narrow for general appeal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2011
Overall3food3service1ambience3

This was my tenth lunch at this restaurant, the staff were unattentive, all three meals were wrong, a quiet table (special request) was not povided and the food wasn't up to its usual standard.

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Masoncycle
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hotel and restaurant has a very contemporary design feel with warm woods and clean lines. This feel is carried over with its wine and food selections. The meal was excellant and the service exemplary. Not knowing what to expect we thoroughly enjoyed our entire stay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for business...food and service is fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was wonderful from start to finish. Our server was great. I highly recommend Arc Lounge.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful....I shall return over and over again!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service

DD
DavidD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2011
Overall2food2service1ambience3

not much choices on menu had 1 waiter serving all tables including mixing drinks at the bar
waited too long for his attention even though he was professional but he had too much to do
the place looks great but thats all I can say lots of potential for younger crowd in late 20's and early 30's to lounge enjoy good music if there was any

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2011
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unequivocally the worst experience I've EVER had. The host said I didn't have a reservation, with a lot of attitude, then seated us reluctantly when I showed my OT confirmation on my phone (surprising since there was only one table in the entire restaurant that had people sitting at it). We waited 15 mins before the server came to our table then was huffy and rude; he bumped into our table with his behind fairly forcefully almost spilling my martini (I caught it), he didn't even turn around to say sorry until he saw me staring at him across the room and then mouthed 'sorry' from across the room. Our meals came out late, cold and bland. I will never go back here, which is a shame because we were guests at the Arc Hotel which is lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2010
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice enough place. Food was alright, but definitely not nearly good enough for their prices. Our server was mediocre at best. Would not eat there again - there's other, better choices for the money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2010
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I chose this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday, mainly due to their use of local producers. Overall, the food was good to very good; certainly the quality of the ingredients was top notch. My starter (greens with cider vinaigrette and haloumi) was well done - great balance of sweet, salty, tart. My husband was a little disappointed with his lobster bisque - not as flavourful as it could have been. For his main, he had the Steak Frites - the steak was tender but again unfortunately the flavour seemed a little lacking. My bouillabaisse, the Catch of the Day special, was hearty and tasty, great on a chilly day.
Decor was tasteful and comfortable. Service was attentive but seemed in a hurry. A bit overpriced in my opinion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2010
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service from waiter was far below expectations. Will not be bringing clients here again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I dined for lunch at Arc Lounge early last week. The lobster bisque was outstanding, creamy with large pieces of delicate meat. For the main, the beef burger was superb, prime O'Brien beef, onions, mushrooms and a surprise cream cheese filling. A brilliant experience left us smiling on a Monday afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2010
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Although the food and service were outstanding, I find it a bit pricy for lunch. $100. for two - a glass of wine each, soup, special of the day, and coffee.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2010
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant is NOT for diners trying to eat gluten free. There is little on the menu for a Celiac sufferer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2010
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sharp, modern looking dining room with attentive service. A hidden gem that is one of Ottawa's best hotel restaurants.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having recently had the pleasure of dining at Arc Lounge, my colleagues and I are eager to return. It is the perfect spot for a business luncheon: the venue is attractive,the service is excellent, and the menu is superb. The duck confit, catch of the day and daily soup were fantastic. Arc Lounge is a must try.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After two wonderful dining experiences at Arc Lounge, my regular lunch date, and myself, absolutely refuse to entertain the notion of meeting at another venue. The food is creative, and perfectly executed. The service is impeccable. The wine list is outstanding. We look forward to seeing Chef Duffy at the next Golden Plates; I find it surprising that he hasn't been extended an invitation to this event as of yet, given the high caliber of the product he, and his team, deliver.

C
vipCarmelanna
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet night for the restaurant and we weren't able to accurately rate the noise level.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a fabulous dinner at the ARC Lounge. The food was unbelievably good, and the service was some of the most courteous and outstanding in the city. The ambiance was quiet and romantic, and the decor of the ARC Lounge was modern, elegant and breathtaking - perfect for a designer couple like ourselves. Having dined in most of the higher-end restaurants in the city and abroad, ARC Lounge was definitely an excellent experience to be repeated again in the future. Thank you for an excellent meal and evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2010
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Only one person serving and doing the bar on a Saturday night. Clearly not enought personal.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2010
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is Ottawa's best kept secret. Reasonable prices, good quality, great decor.

If marketed better could easily be a hot spot in Ottawa.

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