If you are looking for a special place to celebrate with good food and a lively ambience, go to Gitanes. I do prefer when they have more seafood on the menu. Look forward to restaurants being open again.
Drinks and good were amazing and service was great (hostess, server and runners everyone was very attentive) It was our first time at Gitanes and we’re definitely coming back !
Such delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. Was a great date night for my husband and I. Thank you Gitanes, we will be back!
Food was amazing! Atmosphere was great and great service.
Première fois et j’ai adoré! C’est sur que j’y retourne ! Beau menu, belle ambiance, bon vin, bon service! Je suis vendue!
This is my first negative review of a restaurant - I eat out about twice a week and normally I just let a poor experience fade into the past. Here are some of the issues we had:
1. the chairs are plastic and not comfortable - it wasn't just me but also the gentleman beside me had to keep getting up to straighen his back - when I asked for a pillow they didnt have one nor would they take a pillow from an area that had them
2. we ordered two cocktails, the manhattan I had had almost no whiskey in it and was served in a very small glass - $19 - I didnt finish it
3. the menu is quite limited so make sure you look at it online before your arrive to see if everyone in your party can find something they want.
4. that being said, we came becuase we had been out skiing all day and wanted the Porterhouse steak for 2 which was priced at $110. When we ordered it, we were told that the only steak woudl be a Tomahawk steak (I was hopijng that fad was over) and it would be $195! we declined - the duck was the only other menu item similar so we both had that.
5. the waiter asked us twice if we would like the lobster thermadore "as a side dish". That side dish was priced at $110. We declined.
6. the duck was brought to the table 1 hour and 45 minutes to arrive from the time we sat down and 1 hour and 15 mintues after we sat down. It was good but by then we would have eaten a horse so its hard to tell. The seared beef tartare we had before as an appetizer was quite good but the oysters were disappointing.
7. music was too loud given the place was as full as permitted during COVID
I hestitate to post this becasue I am sure that staff is trying and are having some operational issues as they recover from COVID, but this experience was so poor relative to our normal $300/couple dinner experience, that I am doing so.
Hi David, thank you for the constructive criticism. We deal with small local producers and accordingly popular menu items do run out of stock sometimes. I know what it's like to have your heart set, so I do apologize for the porterhouse being unavailable. For dinner reservations we allow two hours. If you require a faster pace, please don't hesitate to let your server know. If you do choose to dine at Gitanes again, please reach out to us at email@example.com so we can make special accommodations.
Thank you to all the staff for an amazing meal. Will be back soon.
Service impeccable, no rushing, wonderful dishes and wine list
Great food and ambiance
Everything was delicious! Onion soup is a must!
Amazing service. They go above and beyond for you.
Loved everything about Gitanes! The food was amazing as was the service. 10/10 recommend.
Very good food and nice vibe. A bit pricey for the portions and quality but would go back. Service was excellent and staff very friendly.
Oysters were delicious, charred squash very good, spaghetti snow crab was a bit salty as per other reviews but I like salty so I was ok with it but if ur not a fan of salt don’t order. Branzino was good but lacked flavour. The mashed potatoes were outstanding.
I haven’t been to many Ottawa restaurants but I’d give this one a try if u like ur food and aren’t on a tight budget.
The service is so welcoming and thoughtful. The cocktails are divine. The food is always fantastic. I usually get the branzino and always get some fries. Their vegetables are delicious as well as their various raw and seafood offerings. I really love their welks but they were not on the menu this visit. And even during Covid, the atmosphere is warm and provides a nice escape for a couple of hours.
This place is amazing. The food is delicious and the service is 10/10. You won’t be disappointed.
It is nice to let people know beforehand if you need the table back after 1.5 hours.
Hello, thank you for your feedback. With current covid restrictions our dinner service is definitely shorter than we'd like. For reservations we allow 2 hours for dining, however please don't hesitate to let our reservationist know if you need more time.
Wine was pricey and portion of steak frites was on the small side
Aside from the fact that a lot of beers weren’t available, the crab pasta was extremely salty, like the dropped the salt container in the dish. And that was the dish that came highly recommended... I’m sure it was a one off, but nonetheless disappointing
The service is great. The appetizers could be a bit better and more in portion considering the price. The vibe and decor is really nice with the music. A suggestion is to warm the plates for the food so that the dish like the steak doesn’t get cold fast.
Great dinning experience. The burgers and drinks were amazing. Service excellent. Felt almost like a true dining out experience given current restrictions.
Ordered the cipollini tarte tatin with goat cheese and bordelaise... it was delicious!!! And the wine selection is fantastic!
Food was great, service was amazing! Just one thing, the food was maybe just a little bit too expensive for the portion size! But the cocktails made up for it!
Always an outstanding meal and experience. It’s my favourite place to go!
Always a good time coming here! Outstanding food and the best service in the city!
Food was decent but menu changes every season. Their burgers are good. Short playlist, played the same music over again...overall not bad even value wise.
Great ambiance and lovely food. Definitely will be going back soon!
Some dishes were very very salty.
But overall very tasty
Outstanding restaurant, food amd service was top notch.
The food and service were excellent, but the music was WAY TOO LOUD. There were two of us, and we had to shout at each other to carry on a conversation. Aside from that, the experience was excellent. I would recommand Gitanes to friends with a caveat about the noise level.
Great experience. I think their menu was probably more exciting prior to COVID-19, but they are doing great considering the circumstances. Friendly staff. Tricky to find the entrance.
The food was delicious and the service was great! We went for a birthday date and we were treated so well! Can’t wait to go back.
Beautiful evening with great food and ambiance! There is a maximum of time to stay which is sad to leave when you are still enjoying ambiance, but understood.
Absolutely delicious food. Great options and ambiance.
Gitanes is fantastic every time I’ve dined here. And it is just as lively and experience on the outdoor patio in November. It was delicious with impeccable service as always, cozy, and warm, even on a rainy eve with their complimentary blankets, heaters and overhead canopy.
Our dinner was so delicious! We were so impressed and considering we were on a patio in 2degrees we were definitely warm enough. Overall great experience!
A fantastic evening with amazing wine, food and service. Thank you so much for the hospitality and care. Highly recommend the pomme aligot!
We had an excellent experience. The food was phenomenal and the service was exceptional. The patio was pretty crowded due to the nice weather which was slightly disconcerting due to Covid-19, but not the fault of the restaurant.
Delicious and creative food with incredible service! Will definitely be going back and recommending to all my friends!
Gitanes's waitstaff are perfectly professional, they have great timing with table check-ins and always pleasant. The food is spectacular and I always try something for the first time here. It's an experience. Romantic date night spot, or birthday celebrations— or staff appreciation (I've done all 3 ;) Will return, again and again. xo
Great food and great service. Love the cocktail menue. Highly reccomend.
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