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

What 857 People Are Saying
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AG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service was out of this world!

N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Hy's being gone, this may be the best option remaining for filet in Ottawa.

MC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive service great food and lovely atmosphere.

MR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing dinner. Challion was the best waiter.

BR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service; great atmosphere; great food ! One of the 2 steaks was not cooked properly but this was immediately corrected.

JY
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect restaurant 🥰 and cozy. J’y étais pour un anniversaire it’s was amazing 😉

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

S
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

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

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

DH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend.

H
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

C
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
81 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service outstanding. Table location nice and quiet.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal

DN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

higher than the average level of a hotel-affiliated restaurant, good steak with nice medium-rare. The seafood tower is smaller than my exception a bit but still fresh and generous.

SC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
Charlotte
66 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Favourite spot for Friday or special dinner with friends.

PK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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