Perspectives Restaurant at Brookstreet Hotel

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Contemporary Canadian
Indulge all your senses at Perspectives — Brookstreet Hotel’s award-winning Ottawa restaurant. Our culinary masterpieces are inspired by the contemporary cuisine of Executive Chef Clifford Lyness, and feature fresh, local ingredients sure to tempt any taste buds. An extensive wine list has been carefully curated to compliment this exceptional fare.

Inside Perspectives Restaurant welcomes you with contemporary décor while outside the seasonal patio offers spectacular views overlooking The Marshes Golf Course. Options Jazz Lounge, located adjacent to Perspectives, is perfect for pre or post-dinner beverages and live music 7 nights a week. All settings conspire to create the ideal atmosphere for unforgettable dining.

Larger parties are invited to reserve our private dining room, separated by a glass wall, you can enjoy intimacy while also being a part of the Perspectives experience.
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JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurant in the town. Amazing food, always outstanding service, beautiful atmosphere, reasonable prices. Love it!

Perspectives Restaurant at Brookstreet Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jane B., Thank you kindly for both your patronage and your positive feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that we are one of your favourite restaurants! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Warm Regards, Jordan Dempster Food & Beverage Partner Lead Brookstreet Hotel

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ZS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had brunch multiple times at Perspectives before this time I noticed that the cheese optiosn were very limited only 3 on the buffet.

Salmon was very salty.

Omlet service was very slow and the portion was considerably smaller than before.

I hope you guys are not cutting corners and gotten into saving mode.

Perspectives Restaurant at Brookstreet Hotel
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Zahide S., Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback about your experience. We are terribly sorry to hear that the Brunch items did not meet your expectations on your recent visit with us. We have shared your comments with our culinary team. We sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity to provide you with a better experience in the future and I encourage you to give us a call for when that time comes. Kind Regards, Jordan Dempster Food & Beverage Lead

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BP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and warm reception from staff. Food was amazing and served well.

Perspectives Restaurant at Brookstreet Hotel
Responded 5 days ago

Good Afternoon Binky P., Thank you kindly for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your experience. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit with us. Warm Regards, Jordan Dempster Food & Beverage Partner Lead Brookstreet Hotel

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NG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Brookstreet. The food was excellent. The server knew the menu well and made good suggestions. Wine list is extensive and varied with a good price range. The special surprise at the end of the meal made the evening special for us.

Perspectives Restaurant at Brookstreet Hotel
Responded 5 days ago

Hi NancyG, Thank you very much for taking the time provide us with your feedback and more importantly, allowing us to be apart of your special day. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit. Kind Regards, Jordan Dempster Food & Beverage Partner Lead Brookstreet Hotel

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BS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I am currently in contact with the Restaurant Manager concerning problems encountered .

DF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I have eaten here on a number of occasions - at least 10. Maybe it hasn't changed much but I really found that the menu options - including the wine list - were extremely limited and, in my opinion, appealling to only a narrow range of tastes. Due to some on-going dental work, I needed to order something that wasn't too challenging for chewing so I had the pasta dish. It was pathetic - taste, texture, presentation. My guests had the Ribeye (2) and the Elk (1). There was nothing special about these dishes.

I had requested a cake for my guest's birthday. What I got was a plate with 2 cookies and a crusted chocolate message. I don't know how much I paid for that but it was worth absolutely nothing. If someone had let me know that's what you get when you request a piece of cake, I would have said 'no thanks'.

As I was being seated, I noticed that we were being put beside a table which infant/toddler guests (and there were many, many vacant other spots). I asked for a booth (that was empty) and was given some reason why I couldn't have that and then was told that I could but with all people in the section now staring at me and my party, I decided to quietly sit at the table originally offered. No offence to those other people who were well behaved - I just don't understand the logic of the seating selection given all of the other much better choices that were available.

The total bill (including tip) was I think $360 (2 glasses of wine - no other drinks). For that amount, I know that there are many other choices where we could have had a good meal.

I am not going out of my way to complain - I would have just forgotten about it and only returned for occasions when there is a special buffet offered or something like that. I have and will continue to recommend the hotel when I have business or personal guests from out of town. The hotel has some great staff and they do a great job. But - you asked for my feedback and now you have it.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall, the staff at Perspective was fantastic. The ribeye was yummy. However, the cauliflower main course was terrible regarding taste and appearance. Definitely not what I was expecting.

SC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reasonable price
Delicious food
Nice view
Fast service
Free parking
Easy to access

MR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing our waitress was excellent. The food mmmmm

JM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Spent our 14'th Anniversary dinner there and our waiter, Edwardo, made sure the evening was special. My wife and I ordered things that were unknown to us, but they sure were good. We'll be back

RP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table de hote was an excellent value and fine dining. The sea bass and venison dishes were superb!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We did not feel the food was aligned with the price. Had the quail which had very little meat and the risotto was overpowering. Plating was messy. Also had the sea bass which was okay, however the accompanying grain (farro I think) contained raw grains which was disconcerting when eating. The appetizers (chowder and scallops) were fabulous however and the service was good. Our third time in several years, not likely to return. Many restaurants in the region at the same price point offer far better food. We are avid fine food diners and this did not meet our expectations at all.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Waiter was very attentive and brought me a wine not on the list when asked about it.

m
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The only negative was the first 3 bottles of white wine we tried to order were out of stock.

M
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food but not budget friendly. I would recommend for any type of special occasion. Great wine selection. Our bottle matched perfectly all our entrees. Prompt service also.

LF
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very expensive. Food quality was not good. No variety at all. Will never return again and I will definitely NOT recommend this restaurant for Sunday brunch.

RG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Eduardo for the great service. A truly enjoyable evening and great recommendations.

K
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My family and I have enjoyed Perspectives over years past when it was reliably good, however this birthday dinner for five was a major let-down. Granted it was a holiday Monday, but still, there should have been more positives.
Pros: Lovely, hot, fresh dinner rolls; good chowder, good Scallop app, good Ribeye, perfect Crème brûlée, pleasant birthday greeting plate, nice service from Roch.
Cons: Poor Gazpacho, no Sushi available, poor Cauliflower main, poor Nicoise salad steak (instead of medium rare, steak was completely raw inside had to be returned to try again), very tough Elk main, LONG interlude between apps and mains - about an hour, in spite of the fact we were only one family out of perhaps 5 families present in a ~30-table restaurant. Did get a small wine top-up as apology for wait.

W
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived, we mentioned to the hostess that this was our first time at the Sunday Brunch buffet. She took lots of time to explain everything to us - she didn't rush through it at all. That was appreciated and set the relaxing tone for the meal. The server was great, attentive and helpful. The food was just excellent and catered to a wide variety of tastes.

HB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was Absolutely amazing! Allen was our sever and he was very friendly and kept us in the loop about when the next course was coming and was ready to answer all of our questions about the food choices!

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Asked to eat outside as we had a child who was able to run off and play while we dined!

PM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately we did not have a good experience at Brookstreet. The waitress seemed to forget about our table, disappearing for a long time and we had to ask the hostess to get her so we could place our order. One of our party’s soups never arrived and we had to ask for it, and never really for an explanation. The soup was quite salty. Salads were fine. When the waitress came to ask if we wanted coffee, I said no and she walked away without asking the other two women at the table who did want something. Overall not what we expected from brookstreet at all. That being said, the evening on the patio was lovely, but the overall food and service was not up to par that night at all.

NP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Dinner and service were great.
The amount of mosquitos that came into the restaurant through the patio was annoying.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Need to get rid of the cobwebs. around the top of the patio. When i reserved I said my wife was gluten free and also that it was our anniversary. I do not think anybody read my comments . Were not sure if they do something for our anniversary. We are not complaining just curious. We very much loved the restaurant and all it offers. Thank you.

The reviews below were submitted before January 1st 2019, when this restaurant changed management.
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2009
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a fabulous brunch here for Father's Day. Loved the fresh sushi! This is our favourite brunch spot in Ottawa.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

just a quick reply as we know you must receive many. "WOW" my husband hasn't stop talking about our weekend getaway.hahahah Women know these things don't we! It was PERFECT!! Food was the 'TASTE TEST EXPERIENCE " OF A LIFE TIME TRULY!!!!! until we meet again-- keep up the GREAT WORK!! sincerely cindy mcewen

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the comfortable ambiance and friendly service of Perspectives reataurant. I had the sirloin and my husband had the salmon. We both enjoyed our dishes tremendously. The chocolate mousse we had for desert was out of this world.
The Table Hote menu has a good variety of dishes to choose from and at very affordable prices.
I appreciate that the restaurant is a great place for a romantic dinner but it would be just as fitting for a group dinner.
The service is well-timed, helpful and friendly.
Definitely a restaurant we will be visiting again.

C
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2009
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This was our first visit to Perspectives. It was a birthday dinner for my wife and I. In our opinion, it does not qualify as any place special (such as Le Bacarrat). It is anything but romantic (too big; too spaced out; too much lighting). The food was ok but nothing special. Basically no vegetables..just a small portion of fish; mashed potatoes, bok choi (I think) and onion or whatever fancy name was attached to the menu. Our $80 bottle of wine was good, maybe a bit overpriced; dessert was served with a spoon only; server was pleasant but lacking that maturity that comes with 4-5 star restaurants. The dress code suggested business casual yet the table next to us had a diner wearing his jeans and t-shirt. Does not enhance the setting

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2009
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I recently treated some members of my family to a brunch at "Perspectives". Having thoroughly enjoyed our wedding reception at the Brookstreet Hotel a few years earlier, we make it a point to return for special occasions/getaways. The food and decor was spectacular, as always; however, the online reservation system ("OpenTable") was very frustrating. I tried to reserve a total of 6 people online; however, the system indicated that the restaurant was at capacity and I had to reduce the party to 4. As it turned out, there was plenty of room to add 2 more people to our table, as the restaurant was more than half empty. I had to exclude 2 family members and the restaurant lost business. Surely this needs to improve! Thanks/Bon appétit!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perspectives' menu is fresh and creative, the food is cooked to perfection, the wine list is rich and varied, the service is beyond impeccable, and the view is stunning (over Marshes Golf Course). This was our first blind tasting since Michael Blackie left, and Clifford Lyness and his team have risen to the challenge brilliantly. Perspectives deserves every one of those 4 diamonds in its CAA rating.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

best scallops I've ever had, salmon was oustanding, steak tartar was delicious as was the tenderloin.

KM

OT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2009
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

While the overall experience was reasonably good, the service very good; the food should ghave been delivered to the table piping hot where appliccable. Unfortunately it was just warm. I would have expected when dining in a upscale, $$$ dining establishment that is somewhat out of the way, that the chef would go the extra mile to insure propers serving temperature of the dishes. This was a special occasion with choices available to us. For the price charged, not sure I would return.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2009
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was quite disappointed with my experience of Easter brunch, as a matter of fact. Not only was I expecting high-quality food because of the price that I paid, but I was also hoping that the service and the decor would be up to the four diamond rating that attracted me in the first place. The restaurant did not match any of my expectations. On top of that, the restaurant is quite far away from Ottawa's city center and in my opinion, it is not worth the long drive, unless you want to eat cold food in a hotel lobby and have to beg the waiter for some more coffee.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, the service was outstanding in all respects. The food was also excellent, and well above what you would expect for the price. We didn't take full advantage of the extensive wine list, but if you're looking for an excellent high-end restaurant for a special occasion (as we were) Perspectives is well worth the short drive to Kanata.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have gone to your restaurant twice this week. Loved both times! Great service and a terrific place for a business meeting.

Thank you!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2009
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. This is the second time that I have done the blind tasting menu. My expectations were high and they were met.
Prompt service. Each course was served by two waiters such that we nevr waited while the rest of the group received their meals. Each course was served hot.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our experience. My wife treated me for my birthday and it was a nice surprise.
The only thing is that after we asked for the bill, it took a long time to come.
My compliments to the chef.

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very special experience, with outstanding food and service.

Two and half hours of real dining pleasure.

6 stars

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2009
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was mass produced and overcooked, very disappointing. Not recommended.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2009
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was not our first time at Perspectives.
The brunch has been better, and based on this visit I suggest it's time for an overhaul.
The buffet items did not seem to be very fresh on this day and the overall experience was not worth the money.
We brought our friends out (their first time) after we raved about it and they left very unimpressed. As did we. It will be a while before we head back.

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