From walking in to departure, service was friendly and attentive. I would say that during Covid, Gitanes is one of the few places where you still feel as if you are dining during pre-Covid times - the ambience is still there. Cocktails are a must have at Gitanes, as are their frites. I love seafood so I tend towards those dishes. This evening, the 6 of us tried the oysters, XO prawns, branzino, steak, 2 asparagus, celery, and the frites plus cocktails and a bottle of orange wine and a bottle of red wine. It was all delicious as always. I am so happy that Gitanes graces our town.
Cynthia, thank you so much for the kind words - it means a lot. You and friends are always a pleasure to host! Looking forward to seeing you soon, Amanda, GM
Our server was really nice and took the time to respond to all questions we had but it seemed to be very busy that night so the service was slow. We waited 15min for our wine to be served. The ambiance was fantastic and this is probably the main reason why I would go back.
really good restaurant! recommend it to everyone |
Amazing meal at Gitanes! We particularly enjoyed the creamed corn, the burger, the steak, and the gelato cake. We will be back!
Simply amazing! Definitely the best restaurant in Ottawa. Sea food is fresh and delicious! Excellent desserts! Service was top notch!
Amazing food and service. Gitanes never disappoints. Will definitely be coming back
Amazing evening, loved the service & atmosphere. Food was so delicious cant wait to be back for more- also great wine selection!
Food was incredible and service was top! Needs more gluten free options though...but they were very accommodating!
Beat resto in Canada's capital –without exception.
Amazing, just absolutely incredible dinner. Servers were fantastic, food and cocktails were divine and ambience was perfect. What more could you ask for?
Ambiance nulle. Plats bons sans plus mais le service fut tout à fat admirable. Seul le vin blanc de Touraine fut excellent.
Excellente soirée, beau cadre et le service est parfait
Great place for a special occasion! Exceptional food and service.
Everything was so delish and it has such a cute, romantic vibe. The server was also very helpful and efficient.
The best ambiance, friendly and well trained servers, awesome owner and most importantly AMazING food and drinks. Best spot in town.
Maybe it was the fact that it was our first real restaurant outing in the pandemic era, but my partner and I really enjoyed our night here. The food is playful and novel but still accessible, and there are plenty of options for both the adventurous and those seeking comfort food. The staff were attentive and helped craft a memorable meal; an unlisted Alsace red in particular was a wise choice by the somm'. The cold bar may be the calling card, but the grilled meats also were very tasty.
We were a bit worried that Gitanes would be more style than substance - we were happy to be wrong! A great night out.
An intimate setting, with social distancing measures in place, with and authentic cuisine.
Since traveling is prohibited due to the pandemic Gitanes makes you feel like you are in Paris on a patio. :)
Customer service and considerations were impeccable and food mouthwatering.
Drinks were creative, colorful and refreshing.
Really great. Thank you. Really interesting food.
Our favourite special celebration restaurant in Ottawa. I’ve said it before, people should look to this place for a masterclass in how to run a restaurant, from the management, to the kitchen, to the front of house staff and servers. They have repeatedly amazed. Special shout out to Stephanie! There should be an award in Ottawa for people like her.
First time, definitely I will be back, the food, service everything was really good
Such a wonderful restaurant! Lovely ambience, great service, and beautiful cuisine!! We are so lucky to have this restaurant in Ottawa...
Was lucky enough to get to experience my dinner at the chefs table and it did not disappoint, the chef Mitch walked us through the menu and made the whole evening very engaging. The whole staff was friendly and attentive and the food was superb from the great selection of the raw bar to the mouth watering pastas. Would definitely recommend and will be back soon!
The food was delicious. Service was also amazing. The waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu
Great food and excellent service. It’s expensive, but you get what you pay for. Would definitely come back!
Innovative menu, welcoming and knowledgeable staff, excellent execution of dishes, many of which not often seen (e.g. Pomme Aligot, which were exceptional). Overall an excellent experience. The only miss was the Escargots, which weren't -- substituted whelks were pretty much tasteless and had an unappetizing texture.
The best part of this restaurant is the service. It’s outstanding and the food doesn’t disappoint. Would recommend!
We only had three vegetarian dishes. They were delicious, colorful and flavorful. The savory tarte tatin is a hit! Our waiter was perfect, both personal and professional.
However the vegetarian options are very few and no vegan option at all. I believe this type of restaurant should venture more into vege dishes - lots of local vegetables are available. We unfortunately won't go to Gitanes too often for lack of choice.
Thank you for sharing feedback from your recent dinner, it's much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed the service as well as the tarte tatin. Our dinner menu changes regularly, and in anticipation of warmer months stay tuned for summer vegetables!
Everything was beyond expectations. The “let the chef feed you” experience was absolutely incredible and so worth it. Highly, highly recommend.
All the food was delicious, even the squash we didn't order but they gave us accidentally. The service is so good I get warm fuzzy feelings just thinking about it - they can read my mind and know which wines I prefer! Of course I want to go back, whenever restaurants are open again ....
Amazing food 👍
So, I think it’s unfair to write a review on food when you’ve tried 10% of the menu. The cippolini tarte is a must try! It was perfect. The oeufs mayonnaise have a strong anchovy flavour which isn’t really the way it’s described on the menu as most people don’t assume that the word “tonnato” means it will taste super fishy. I did like them, but my boyfriend gagged. Lol. The burger was great, moist and great bun, BUT it does need something tangy like like dijon or sweet cornichons or something to offset how rich it is. I would recommend asking for something tangy , I’m sure they would accommodate you. The fries are amazing!!!! The French onion soup was alright, honestly it didn’t have the richness and depth I would have expected from them. Might have just been a batch that didn’t reduce as long as it should have. With that all being said I’d love to go back and try other items. The ambiance is great and super stylish. However I didn’t have a drink to sip until 30 min. after my reservation time which I find I unacceptable. They sat me at the bar as my reservation
table wasn’t ready. I was ignored by the bartenders as they did there thing for 5 min. chatting with each other and pouring drinks for other people who already had glasses in front of them. A simple “hello will be with you soon” would have been nice since the bar is so small and I was right in front of them. Then they sat me at my table before I had a chance to order. Then by the time she came and took my order and came back with the wine it was 30min. Not cool at all. She apologized but the whole thing was a turn off. Then it took 10 min. to pay because they have a bad signal as the restaurant is in a demi- basement. So about 40 min. of time there was not pleasant. Def. worth a try as it’s a lovely place with some great appetizers, and our server was a sweetheart. However if my second visit is like the first then I won’t return again.
A fantastic date night! The food here is fabulous. A nod to classic french cuisine which is well executed. We enjoyed every dish we tried. Portions were generous and we actually couldn't finish our mains which was a welcomed surprise. Only sad it meant we could not try the desserts. Decor and ambiance have both been well executed. Hope this place sticks around. Welcomed gem on the Ottawa food scene.
Service was good but attentiveness did start to drop as the evening progressed.. which is our only complaint.
Wow. Never thought I’d eat squash that would change my life.
Excellent all around! Enjoyed every bite and the service was 5 stars.
Loved every bite and the service was fantastic! Exquisite menu - great ambiance. Would 100% recommend.
Delicious food knowledgeable service. Stemware is stunning.
Amazing!! Food was great as always, service exceptional. Love love love
We ordered rib eye steak as our main dish. It was amazing! Perfectly cooked, flavour is incredible, served with some mushrooms and onions which pair with steak really well. Aside from great food, the place had pretty cool interior and nice playlist.
With some reservation. The food was wonderful..similar quality to France, but took forever to arrive. We waited an hour for our appetizers and another half hour for the main.
The major problem for us was the white tulip chairs, some of the most uncomfortable we've ever sat on. Reserve the sofa tables if you want to spend any time there.
My wife and I just left Gitanes on February 1, 2020 to celebrate her 40th birthday. I was explicit in my “reservation comments” that we were celebrating a milestone-birthday and, when we arrived, our thoughtful waitress brought us a complimentary round of drinks because she knew it was a birthday. We were seated in the back room section, close to the kitchen and restrooms.
However, once we finished our first of 4 courses, a party of 15 showed up. I have nothing against large parties, but the moment they arrived, it was mayhem. Somehow, despite my earlier mentions on my reservation, we were seated directly next to these people. As mentioned, I have nothing against large parties and people having a good time, but there should be some thought given to the other guests of the restaurant who may not be part of that group.
We asked to be moved as we were unable to speak to one another, and eventually we were given two seats at the bar. We did not ask to be seated at the bar on our reservation, we expected to be at a table as we had been originally seated. After being assured by our waitress that it was “cozy” up there, it wasn’t; it’s just as loud and obnoxious as sitting next to a group of 15 people shrieking and taking selfies.
Once there, our waitress lost track of us, and when she did surface, I told her that we were there to celebrate a birthday, and we couldn’t because of how they planned their evening sittings. We were also never offered another drink or even water, we were literally just left there. We were given a complimentary dessert, again because of the birthday that we didn’t get to celebrate, but by that point all we wanted to do was leave. In retrospect, we probably should have left earlier, as we ended up spending 200$ on a crappy night.
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