This is a great little gem on Elgin Street. The food is top notch and the wine list is extensive and creative and a bit expensive. Service is excellent and very personable, the waiters know their stuff, and the decor is unique. Highly recommended for date night or special occasion.
Terrific food and service in a cozy atmosphere. The cocktails and wine list are also excellent, overall great time for any occasion!
It was great! The restaurant was quite noisy but other than that it was great and will definitely be going back!
Outstanding from the moment I was greeted to the moment I left... Food incredible, wine pairings thoughtful, service attentive but not overbearing, décor on point, and a lovely atmosphere to top it all off!
The staff is lovely. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful.
You really eat with your eyes first here. Each dish is meticulously executed. The ambience, service, and cuisine was nothing short of outstanding. It’s not just dinner it’s an eating experience. The menu offers a range of food driven by local farms and depth in flavour.
Do not skip the dessert. Do not skip the dessert. ♥️
Excellent restaurant...un des meilleurs à Ottawa.
My experience at Gitanes was good. The staff is very knowledgeable and the food is delicious. However, service for our table was very slow. A table of four sat down at the same time as our table and ordered around immediately before us, yet we had to wait an additional 25 minutes for our food. No explanation or apology was given - it was not even acknowledged. We also only ordered three appetizers, whereas the table had full entrees.
Out of the three dishes, only one at the table was fully satisfied. I ordered the crab pasta and while it was very delicious the portion was a lot smaller then the pictures on their social media page show and was expensive for the quantity. A member of my party ordered the beef tartare and while it was very delicious the dish did not offer any bread / crackers to eat with the tartare. She wasn't notified by the server that this would be the case, otherwise she would've ordered something else. She was left to eat the raw beef dish by itself and was left unsatisfied. The remaining member ordered the french onion soup and found it delicious and filling.
The ambience, decor and noise level of Gitanes was great. I sympathize that it is a new establishment and the staff is still figuring themselves out. As I did enjoy myself, despite the long wait and unfulfilling portions, I would probably return for cocktails/drinks and rawbar, but will not be ordering the crab pasta and beef tartare again.
Beautiful setting, modern music with a perfect balance of cozy and exciting. Food was excellent, I would insist on getting the foie gras ice cream it is truly remarkable and is a must try. I highly recommend gitanes.
The food was quite good. Very nice renovation of the space. Our only issue is with the selection of music. It was kind of weird blend. Softer jazz music would likely add to the ambiance
Amazing food you can’t get anywhere else in Ottawa. The ambiance is unreal. Such a beautiful spot. We really enjoyed our dinner here. 10/10 will be one of our regular spots
Fantastic new restaurant! Fabulous vibe and beautiful modern Parisienne decor. The food and cocktails were perfect. I had high expectations of Gitanes and I was not disappointed.
Excellent restaurant with a creative and extensive wine selection. Service was great and personable. Best duck I have ever tasted. We will be back.
Beautiful place. Nice cocktail list. Too much salt on everything.
Wow!!! Blew my mind. Waitress was very patient and explained everything on the menu when we asked!! The place is very similar to New York restaurant same style, modern and cool. There’s a cold food menu all amazing seafood!!! Overall, I would 100% recommend and I’m definitely coming here more often!!!
Had a great time at Gitanes. The food was phenomenal. Great service as well. We were a little rushed due to a member of our party being late due to parking; so the time limit between each table was a little unfavorable but understandable. Otherwise, great ambiance, food and drinks!
Dining at gitanes was a wonderful experience! We loved the place, the menu was amazing, but best of all was the friendly and well-informed staff who made our evening so special. If you're looking for a great place to splurge on a very fancy meal, this is absolutely a must try.
Delicious food with creative flourishes, but the staff was a little all over the place.
Attentive staff in a beautiful setting. Menu is familiar but also inventive and delicious. The celery dish was wonderful as were all the dishes we tried (tuna, steak tartare, steak frites, halibut). Looking forward to returning here again.