The Shore Club - Ottawa

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Seafood
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.

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Mon - Tue 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM
Wed - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. Perfect place for an important business lunch.

PB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, staff number 1 but too expensive for what we had.

S
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

The host ruined our mood. Made reservation a month in advance, but still the host wanted to give us the worst and the most obscure table in the restaurant even though it was not full.
We are regular guests at the shore club for years.
Date: Monday Oct 7, 2019
Table for 2, birthday occasion

MR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Date night with my wife great place and food, waiter was very nice with recommendations.

DH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service.
The restaurant is a bit noisy and slightly overpriced.
Very handy if you are staying at a downtown hotel.

e
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy to get to and to park. Food is excellent with a great choice of dishes. Service was quick and efficient. Quiet setting that allowed for good conversation.

S
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to celebrate a special event. The short rib was the best we ever had.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend.

H
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

As frequent diners, my wife and I went last evening for my birthday. We reserved well in advance but had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Then we were seated at the extreme back corner beside a loud table of CFL football players. That was our first red flag for the evening!! Our appetizers came and were very bland with not much taste to them. Second red flag! We then had to wait at least 45 minutes for our mains after asking our server 3 times for our meal but he and the rest of the staff seemed to be pre occupied. When our mains finally arrived, my $47 16oz rib steak looked like something right off a supermarket shelf. This steak couldn’t have been more than 1/4”-3/8” thick—in other words paper thin!! In addition, I ordered it medium and it was served to me very rare. After waiting so long, I didn’t want to send it back at that point. C’mon folks for a supposedly high end steakhouse, this was pitiful!
To top the evening off, the server didn’t even bother to ask my wife if she would like another glass of wine (which was finished well before the entrees were served).
In short, there are far better restaurants in Ottawa than this place. We will not be back.

OF
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Had a reservation for 8:00 and wasn’t seated until 8:30. Not sure if every table was taken because I saw empty tables when I sat down. Unfortunately, it’s become a very noisy restaurant and for the prices you’re paying you’d expect the chance for quieter conversation. I’m not sure how many times you have to return to be a regular but I’ve been several times. Food was good, service was great but I wish it had a more traditional steak house ambiance for being downtown.

JS
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good meal and very good service so a nice place to eat

C
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food as always was very good, but that night the service that we received was NOT good. First wrong appetizer was served to one of our guests. It had to be taken away and replaced. Then there was a mistake with the main courses. 2 people at our table ordered Filet. The steaks were delivered to the table. Luckily they weren’t started as we were awaiting a fish meal. All of s sudden the server returned and said that they were steaks for another table and took them away!! So embarrassing when you are entertaining guests. The meal was VERY EXPENSIVE and the service did not reflect the price or caliber of the restaurant. We went there because we were entertaining and were disappointed on that night.

JM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I really enjoyed our evening at the Shore Club. Our server was very knowledgeable and personable.
We had the beet salad, steak carpaccio for appetizers, the single tier chilled seafood for main and then followed with a filet mignon and frites.
For dessert we had key lime pie and cheesecake.
Seafood and mains were great, dessert was overpriced for what it was.
Would definitely like to return for the happy hour promotion.

k
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

individual food items were cooked perfectly but a small piece of fish with a grilled lemon looked pretty lonely on a large white plate for $45-50. Similarly while sides were nicely cooked, they were served simply and a bit meagre for the price and because they were promoted as shareable between 3-5 diners.

PB
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters are well prepared
Steak tartare is very good and tasty
Crab cake is good but needs to be a little more crunchy

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

Great staff and prompt service when ordering food. The value, however, was slightly more than the taste and quality of food. They didn’t seem to have a specialty for cuts of meat, the sides weren’t amazing but tasty regardless. The desert is as par also. Overall great convenient steakhouse to get to, the staff definitely made it better than the food did!

O
Ottawa
75 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Been a regular at Shore Club for years, but likely will not return again. Prices have shot up and portions have shrunk. Paid $42 for 3 medium shrimp and 3 medium scallops (remember veg and starch sides are all extra $). That's $7 per shrimp or scallop!! Service has also plunged. When first arrived, front staff could not find my reservation, then insisted no other guests from my party had arrived. Both were mistakes on their part. No apology or explanation ever given. Then after waiting over 40 mins for our food waiter comes to apologize and says "Can I get you some bread in the meantime?" We say "sure". When bill comes, $4 charge for bread WTH??!? Food seriously overpriced now.

DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service outstanding. Table location nice and quiet.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal

DN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, and a great table ! Thanks again.

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner while touring the city, convenience factor was fantastic as it’s right inside the hotel. The atmosphere, food selection, and service was high level, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and experience...

FL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. We both had perfectly cooked mouth melting black cod and king crab meat.

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and exceptional service by all! Made our evening very enjoyable!

SC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was first class. Waiter was very good. Food was amazing.

B
Charlotte
63 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding as was the service.
It’s a shame they can’t have a dress code as the service staff was better dressed than many of the customers.
We enjoy fine dining and dressing for the occasion. This is a very nice establishment with a suggested dress code of business casual.
Unfortunately many customers dressed like they had just been working in their yards!
Great experience detracted somewhat by shorts, tee shirts, dirty jeans etc.

GS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, the chef wasn’t satisfied about the tuna he cooked for me and prepared another and offered a free shrimp cocktail in meantime. Service also was very professional, as it should be in such a nice place.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our second visit. Last hear we came for our anniversary dinner which wass really excellent. This year decided to come for anniversary lunch to avoid rush hour traffic. Downtown construction was almost as bad. Staff were excellent, unobtrusive but efficient. Little disappointed in the tortilla soup...it was tasty but felt I might be eating the previous day's days left overs. The chowders were well liked. Excellent lobster Cobb salad but would have preferred chunks of lobster rather than crumbled.. no complaints about the club sandwich or beef dip. French fries were excellent.
If we came again we would come for dinner, not so sure about lunch.....though the fish and chips being served at another table looked tempting.

R
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Had the daily special which was tasty but small portions. My companion had the club sandwich which was also good and generous portions

V
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Favourite spot for Friday or special dinner with friends.

PK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous, Allison was the consumaate professional server, couldn't ask for more

DE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Geoffrey was excellent. was attentive, helpful, made suggestions and worked with us with regard to allergies and gluten intolerance.

Highly recommend the restaurant too.

LC
Ottawa
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely, efficient service from Mika. Enjoyed our lunches (Niçoise and steak sandwich). My salad was lovely; hubby enjoyed the sandwich, but might try something else next time. Beautiful spot, solid food, great service. Well done.

CC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday, the manager came and greeted us, gave us a little app and dessert on the house which was amazing. The staff was great and very knowledgeable. The only knock was the people at the table behind us were very loud, but that has nothing to do with the restaurant. Amazing spot, we will be coming back!

MC
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a little slower than normal and it was a tad noisy for a date. But with the Shore Club being in the Westin hotel you never know when there is a convention in town. Definitely a place to avoid during a a convention

SB
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After checking several reviews, this dinner reservation was made for our 25th wedding anniversary.

The restaurant did not disappoint! Upon arrival, we found an anniversary card on the table from the staff. The seating was in a great location and the staff just couldn’t do enough for us.

Dinner arrived and the presentation was impeccable. Each meal was prepared exactly as requested. The taste was incredible and certainly did the restaurant proud.

We were extremely satisfied with this restaurant, service and dinner. We would never hesitate to recommend it for any occasion. We will certainly make every attempt to visit again when returning to Ottawa.

RG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mika made our recent visit terrific. The meal was lovely, the service was outstanding. Thank you.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were very attentive
Food was wonderfully presented and tasty
Ambiance was very relaxing

DX
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Bonjour et merci de nous offrir l'opportunité de donner notre opinion.
Nous sortons souper tous les samedis soirs. C'est une fête. Notre budget n'est pas limité. Cependant nous aimons bien manger, découvrir de nouveaux mets , ou les mêmes aliments mais pensés, servis différemement.
Le service à table était bien, sympathique et attentionné. On m'a assise face à un mur. J'ai donc changé de place (à la même table) pour voir un bout de la salle. L'éclairage est plus que tamisé. C'est trop sombre. Claustrophobes s'abstenir. Nous avons dépensé au-delà 300$ pour 2 personnes mais nous avons dû payer notre bout de pain (?!c'est ridicule) Nous avons pris une salade César (bonne mais sans plus) et un chowder de poisson... fade. Nous avons trouvé le steak collé au fond de son assiette et le pavé de poisson dans la sienne. C'est tout. Aucun attrait, aucune surprise. "toooo plain". Comment manger avec ses yeux devant ce manque de charme , de couleurs et d'odeurs? Aucune créativité venant de la cuisine. (Pauvre chef!)
Merci mais non merci.

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JS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely outstanding our waiter was awesome very knowledgeable and personable!!

MM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time eating here and I must say that I loved it except for one thing which was entirely my own fault. I went to a steak and seafood restaurant and ate fried chicken. The meal was good but honestly not for the price and j should have eaten what they specialize in. Our server Geoffrey was top notch, every other item we ate was good (calamari) to excellent (duck breast & cioppono). If you're seeking a romantic evening out, with some great food, this is your place. Just remember its high end so that means high end prices $$$$$!! Well worth it though for the experience.

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