6 restaurants that redefine the Outaouais’ culinary DNA

Published on March 12 2020 - Updated on March 31 2023 - Sponsored

The Outaouais’ identity is shaped in part by its food culture. For your next night out with friends, try one of these 6 restaurants, widely considered among the region’s gastronomical highlights.

Soif Bar à vin

Soif Bar à vin: To broaden your knowledge of wine

The reputation of sommelière Véronique Rivest’s bar is well established. Thanks to a wine list that changes every week, you can quench your thirst for knowledge. Soif Bar à vin offers several tasting workshops on various themes. And why not hire a sommelier for a private wine tasting with family or friends at Soif?


88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau

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L'Huile d'Olive

L’Huile d’Olive: Sample the maple-themed Table d’érable menu!

This hidden treasure in the Gatineau Valley specializes in seasonal menus prepared with local products. Admire the beautiful view while sipping a glass of wine from a bottle you’ve chosen from the wine cellar. Try the famous Table d’érable menu! Reservations are recommended for this popular restaurant.



353 Montée du Lac des 31 Milles, Bouchette

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L'Orée du Bois

L’Orée du Bois: French cuisine at its finest

In the heart of the countryside, just 15 minutes from the city, enjoy a classic French-style meal accompanied by a selection from the impressive wine cellar. Is it the unique taste of smokehouse cooking, the local produce or the charming rustic decor? No matter, you’ll have a memorable evening. And you’ll be back to discover the famous sugar shack brunch: we’re betting this destination will become a tradition!



15 Kingsmere Road, Chelsea

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Biscotti & cie

Biscotti & cie: For an enjoyable meal with family and friends

Evenings at Biscotti are memorable: good music, fine wine and exceptional food! Try the pizza made in their brand new wood-fired oven, and relax in the magnificent yurt or in front of the indoor fireplace. The children will have fun playing in the little house in the garden!


6 Scott Road, Chelsea

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BBQ Shop

BBQ Shop: New location, same creative menu

The BBQ Shop now has a larger seating capacity! Enjoy typical BBQ-style dishes from the United States, Argentina, Jamaica and Quebec with friends, as a couple or with the kids. The catering service and take-out orders make your life easier!


315 St-Joseph Blvd., Gatineau

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