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About 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.

11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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 2:30pm - 1:00am

Happy Hour in the Lounge (Walk-ins only) 4:00pm-7:00pm

Cross Street:
Rideau Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(613) 569-5050

Website:
http://www.theshoreclub.ca/

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking for both lunch and dinner. Street parking and pay parking lots are also available nearby.

Executive Chef:
Jason Groulx

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 11:30AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Sat 11:30AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

The Shore Club - Ottawa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (23)
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Good for a Date (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Authentic (3)
Casual (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Live Sports (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a very good meal. Tried prime rib, salmon /scallops of the day- and appetizers. All were very good with the exception of the scallops which had a strong miso flavour for the delicate scallops. Service was excellent! We'll be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The only thing I don’t like about this restaurant is that when you order your main course that are quite expensive they do not come with any sides. You have to order sides that are also very expensive bringing a normal main course into the $60 and up range. They do offer specials that come with sides.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We’ve been to this restaurant many times and love the service, ambience and wine list. Thenlast two times, however, the fish ( at $45-$50 a portion!) had been a big disappointment. The halibut the other evening was badly over cooked and the sole a few weeks prior to that was greasy. The service on the other hand is truly professional and the wine list is outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Dinner with the guys from all over the country during the Grey Cup.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our third time having dinner here, always before a show. The food is very good, they have an excellent wine list, and the usually top notch service was even better on this visit. The only downside we find, is that it can be crowded around the bar, and extemely noisy everywhere. On this occasion, it was a little less so; however, we cancelled the extra glass of wine because our server advised a 15-minute wait for it from the jammed-up bar.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Chowder was pretty good. Club sandwich was made on what looked like WonderBread. Very disappointing.

My server was very good. It took 45 minutes between soup and main, to the point where I was forced to take the main to go. I was told the delay was due to having to remake the sandwich because the first was not up to the stanbdards of the shore club. This means the server was watching out for the customer, which is good, but the kitchen staff obviously didn't give a damn. This is the second time I've been to the shore club, and I've been underwhelmed both times. The Shore Club is another example of price not reflecting quality. This is not a destination I would recommend.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have been to the shore club many times for many different special occasions. My best friend and her husband were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary and had never been to the restaurant before so we knew that we had to treat them to a special dinner for their special anniversary. As usual - the food was excellent, service top notch and the little touch of putting an anniversary card on the table was wonderful. They enjoyed their food the atmosphere and we of course loved it like we always do!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Nice experience overall, excellent for a first date. A little pricey; $108 for two small, simple spinach salads, a two inch crab cake with aioli and two glasses of wine.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed The Shore Club very much. The food was excellent, service staff was very nice and the Sommelier was awesome. The wine list was top-notch.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and the staff pulled out all the stops. They truly made it a special night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was great as usual but I have to say the creme brulee was just ok. Not the best I've had. You were out of my favourite wine, Caymus Zin, very disappointed. This should have been marked off the wine list if not available.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Everything was great although I found the place to be too loud.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent seafood great service , nice ambiance . Would recommend

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Nous avons été désappointés car le menu n'était quand anglais, le valet parking est très dispendieux $49.00 pour 3 heures et demi.
Le service était très agréable.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Consistently a great place to dine. Everything is meticulously thought out and delivered with style. Seafood and steaks are just amazing. Yes, expensive, but you don't come here to 'cheap out'...you come here to savor the experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was wonderful, the food was very good, but incredibly expensive...the ambience was great with good table spacing . Definitely for people with expense accounts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Sometimes the simple dishes indicate the overall quality of a restaurant. Shore club met expectations very well. A simple spinach salad and club burger revealed the mastery of culinary skills and creativity. Recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Just fabulous!
Very pleadant place with a great menu

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Consistently a great experience. I think has to be one of Ottawa's best restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We waited a very long time to get our food. The server came to apologize, offered us more bread... and suggested it was because my wife ordered a medium-well steak. But we all know that it doesn't take an additional 30 minutes for medium-well. I also had to wait a very long time to get my bill. And although we were not drinking fast, for the most part we were pouring our own wine from our bottle.

My $55 filet mignon steak was very tasty but it had zero presentation, just a steak alone on a white plate. I also ordered the shoe-string fries but they were very ordinary, like those I could get at Perkins.

So overall we were disappointed. We had a much better experience recently at Beckta, for that price.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious filet mignon dinner. I had Baked Alaska for dessert which was wonderful. It is a dessert that I rarely see on the menu in other restaurants. The service was excellent, and the ambiance was fun. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Amazing as always. Some of the best food and service in town!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

my wife and I dinner at your restaurant to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We had been wanting to try it for a while. Each year we try to do something special, and this year thought your restaurant would do it.


We couldn't have been more disappointed! The service was extremely slow (both tables next to us complained), and the food was very underwhelming. Everything from the appetizers to the mains were bland and uninticing. The meal was so mediocre we opted not to share a dessert like we've done for the past 10 years...


We were expecting so much more given your reputation and an experience that we had in Toronto.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Did not tell the restaurant it was my sons birthday but the waiter overheard us and made a special point of bringing a birthday cake for dessert it was very nice

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Good was amazing, however I would expect more options for the price of a meal. Service was under par considering the upscale atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Pricey for the quality and taste of the food. Good service. Great for a drink!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Another awesome meal. The 3 of us shared a seafood tower which has long been a favourite, and a couple salads and sides. Finished with a cheese plate, some boozy coffees and a glass of TBA. Loved our server who was clearly also a sommelier. And though he forgot the cheese plate initially, made it up to us by comping, topping up the TBA, and bringing extra cherries that we had commented on.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great restaurant, great service, excellent food. There is a wide selection plus the daily chef's special. An excellent location for business dinners, dates or just a nice upscale casual outing.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was good but very expensive. And the restaurant was quite loud.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

We were surprised about young generation servers being aware of history of the place ,
will be there again

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good food. Way too expensive

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Would have loved to see more women waiting tables. . Out of the group of people waiting, there was only one woman?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent ambiance at The Shore Club! The level of professional service is second to none in the city. A bit pricey but for a special occasion it really didn't matter.

A real treat in the heart of the downtown core.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a very distinguished colleague from Australia visiting with us who travels world wide and so we wanted to impress him with Ottawa's fine dining. The ambiance was perfect. Lighting and music were at the best level not to interfere with conversation but loud enough so that it felt like something was going on. The service was very competent, not intrusive but the waiter willingly answered all our questions and kept the food and wine flowing.
The food was cooked just the way we requested, it was beautifully presented and we certainly enjoyed it.
Not only would we recommend this restaurant but we will come back also.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great service and food at this old world restaurant. We had the ribs, which were delicious. Bravo!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had dinner twice during our stay in Ottawa. Both meals were excellent. Both of our servers were helpful and professional. We will definitely return if we return to Ottawa.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I've had good meals at Shore Club but this was not one of them. Nothing felt right and there are simply too many better restaurants out there to spend so much money here. Sorry I think you need a reboot.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Manager was ridiculously rude to his staff in front of customers. I run a business and woulldnt speak to someone like that in private. Food was good but not enough to justify the price. This place would not have these types of ratings in Toronto. Manager should be disciplined by owners/operator.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was great in a quiet atmosphere. Portions are fulfilling and sides are to be shared.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food and service excellent. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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