Great resto, great service, looking forward to going back. Eat at the bar if you can, it is way more fun!
Good food but overpriced. The level of noise was terrible. Impossible to relax and chat with our friends. Won’t go back.
Wonderful evening. Food and service were fantastic.
It was my husbands birthday. My only criticism is that while they wished him a Happy Birthday they didn’t bring a treat or anything which restaurants typically do. But it was a nice meal and evening.
On y était avec ma femme pour mon anniversaire de mariage. On n'a pas été déçus.
We went to Bar Laurel in March and we had a great experience. Food and service was great. However, this time wasn't the best. The menu was similar but the items were not as good and the value for the price wasn't either. Service was very friendly and had good recommendations but kept forgetting things. We do love their drinks and the facts that they can make pretty much make any drink you ask.
Incredible food and staff. They will happily curate your food and drink experience for you making it a unique night out
Excellent cocktails great food and fun atmosphere.
The food is always well prepared and delicious. Fast service. Unique cocktails. All in all it was a memorable experience.
Fabulous craft cocktails, unique wines, and impeccable small bites. Great spot for a couple or a small group of foodie friends.
This was a repeat visit for my wife and I. The first time was amazing... the second was as good!!
Let the server (Amy ) help you with your drink selections and your dinner choices... you can’t pick wrong... everything is spectacular!
We will be back... again and again and again!
Our visit to Bar Laurel was fabulous all around: drinks were terrific, food was terrific, service was terrific. I will be back!
Fantastic food , service and ambiance. Each dish was created with precision and flare, with incredible flavour and nuance. Highly recommend.
Andrew McDow is a total superstar! He always gives excellent service.
Delicious and modern Spanish tapas-style small plates. Perfect for sharing. Romantic ambiance and decor. Will definitely go back!
Bar Laurel never disappoints. One of the best-balanced establishments in Ottawa. Professional service, excellent food, stylish decor, inclusive atmosphere. Only nitpick is I don't like much of the art that's on the walls, but hey.
We joined good friends in sampling as many delicious tapas selections as we could! Our favourite negroni and Spanish cocktails started off the evening and we finished off a most memorable meal with our favourite dessert: the basque cheesecake. We are very lucky to have in Ottawa such an authentic/expertly prepared tapas menu served quickly by friendly and knowledgeable staff. We will be back soon.
The food was simply incredible. If only we had room to order everything on the menu, I'm sure we wouldn't have been disappointed.
Great food, great and friendly service, relaxed atmosphere. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you!
Took a friend there for her birthday celebration - excellent service, delicious food and amazing ambience. Loved it! Will be back.
You guys do a great job but it’s about time but your menu get a refresh! Food is good but I’d like to see some variation please! Thank you!
Bar Laurel is great. Sat at the bar, and while service was a little slow, the bartender made up for it with a delicious Lamb dish
A very nice discovery. I will definitely return . Service was outstanding.
Bar Laurel continues to be outstanding! Our waiter was so formidable (sorry, I didn't catch your name!) and gave us a little candle with our cheesecake in honour of my friend's birthday. Cocktails on point, as always, and you must try the cod fritters!
Food, drinks, service.. all incredibly good!!
Need to like small plates but I love all the drinks and the ability to share. Would recommend!
Good food, good ambience. Attentive staff. Great for a date night or casual dinner with friends.
Great food, wine and ambiance. As a gluten free diner I would have appreciated gluten free bread and a gluten free fryer since the lack of both meant a significant part of the menu was not suitable for me.
Very good food, had our server choose the plate to bring for our party of 6 and it was very good.
Would go again for sure
Fantastic, innovative food and great ambiance!! Highly recommend this restaurant!
Les plats étaient vraiment bons! L’endroit est petit mais convivial et le service était parfait. Nous avons été très bien conseillé. Il y avait peu de gens à notre arrivée mais l’endroit était plein vers 21h30.
Les tapas sont exquis ! Très belle soirée !
Excellent everything! Drinks are perfection... wish they still had their roasted chicken! All sharing plates very very good!
My first time here and I loved it! Every dish was a hit. Excited to come again soon.
First time at Bar Laurel... will not be our last.
We tried about 9 or 10 dishes each was amazing!
The cocktails were ‘old school’ great!... bar tender gave me the recipe for the Black Vesper which is a MUST HAVE
Bar Laurel is a great little restaurant, clearly focused on getting as close to real Spanish Tapas as they can. The service was attentive and solid, friendly - with the waiter accommodating a special request to grill the octopus. Food was very good - although the wine pours were on the skimpy side. My only "complaint". Slick and cool interior.
Sat at the bar for dinner. Everyone was super friendly and the food and drink were excellent. Every single dish we ordered was a hit. Wish I could go more often.
We went to bar laurel a couple of years ago for our anniversary and loved the experience so we wanted to return this year, again to celebrate our anniversary.
On the open Table reservation it asked if it was a special occasion to which I replied it was our wedding anniversary. Not sure why they asked because we did not get a special table, nor was it acknowledged. Previously, we received a glass of bubbly, which we though was great.
We were seated beside a very loud table and our server was less than attentive. We waited close to 25 minutes to get our first drink, which did not start the experience off well.
All in all, the food was tasty but very expensive for the few bites per dish.
We don’t plan to go back anytime soon, which is disappointment because we loved it the first time.
Yet another great meal ... again! Mule 2.0 is our go to drink. Our fav restaurant in the city, bar none! We often eat at the bar so we can watch the bartenders prepare the drinks as they do it with such flare!
Everything was amazing as usual - we cannot wait to go back!