Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar
The steak and the calamariThe steak and the calamari were terrible, tasteless. But everything else was delicious. Those dishes seemed really out of step with the others.12/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointedWe have been going to the side door for birthdays and family dinners for a few years. The food is always consistently delicious and the service friendly and helpful. We tried it for lunch on the patio and all were very happy with the experience. Great tacos and salads.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTacos and donuts!The menu is eclectic to say the least! Tacos were amazing; rest of the menu has an Asian theme running through it. Everything we ordered was very well prepared - sauces were well thought out, meats moist, veggies nicely crunchy. And then came the donuts - best dessert I've had in a long time. It would have been worth eating there just for those donuts. Noise level was a bit much for me, and I found the wine list could have used more wines in the lower end of the price range. Would I go back? Definitely. Certainly one of the better meals I've had in Ottawa in a while.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good. Would go back!Our dinner at Sidedoor was great! The food really is very good. Wonderful flavours and presentations. The lobster curry was AWESOME and the tacos were very good, wish there were more of them! The two beef dishes we had were very good (wraps and alberta beef). Tuna was so-so and the donut sampler plate was a perfect ending! Our server was slow and not very attentive but I would go back for the food!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest!A friend and I were in Ottawa for a conference. Over three days we ate at many places but by far, this was the best!! I would go here again and again. This is a must-eat!! Calamari, Bajan Fish taco, Pulled pork taco, & a pork w slaw were ALL fantastic. The only cab by the glass was amazing. YOU GAVE TO GO HERE!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Ottawa must-dine at!Was in Ottawa for business and a friend (local) recommended as she referred to Side Door as the "Buddakan" (a New York restaurant) of Ottawa. The menu and taste did not disappoint, the ambiance was modern chic and fun. Loved it the first time, returned twice more before departing. This is my Ottawa must-dine location. Apparently Chef was winner of Top Chef Canada, cool! Braised Beef, Beef Tartare salad, tacos....mini donuts, drink menu....just go and eat there!!!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was exceptionalOur server was exceptional and explained everything on the menu. It was my first visit to the resto. Cocktails are delicious and I love that the menu was tapas - you can share everything and they even added an extra taco to our group of 3 order. The tacos are actually pretty awesome. Ambience is great and located in a really nice spot. Will definitely go back.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous and suprising foodWe had been meaning to try Sidedoor for months and are glad we finally did. The tacos were recommended to us and are a must have - we tried the beef, chicken and lamb with the table favourite the beef but all were excellent. Other highlights were the lamb curry and the broiled black cod, with the only let down being the cornish hen. The table agreed that Sidedoor's strength is the surprising flavours in the dishes - you don't expect them to work but they do!! We will be recommending Sidedoor to friends.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was awesomeThis is a perfect restaurant for people who wants to share plenty of 2 to 4 people size dish food amazing and the service is excellent! A place not to be missed!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner for 9Nine of us went to the side door for my wife's birthday and it was tremendous. The service was great and our waitress suggested we could just let the chef decide what to send out and she wiuld pause to sed if we wanted more. This was a complete blast!! Everything she brought was loved and we had an awesome time just taking in the food and company, enjoying great wine and trying mug of the menu!
Thanks for a dining experience I will not forget!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect palce for dateI went to Sidedoor with my boyfriend to celebrate our anniversary. This is a great place for a date as you share all the dishes of food. My only complaint was the temperature; it was a warm night out and it was too warm in the restaurant. The fancy seats are all upholstered in some kind of faux leather, so I kind of got sweaty and stuck to the seat.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a wonderful additionWhat a wonderful addition to the Ottawa restaurant scene! Had a great evening and the food was outstanding. Service was a little spotty. Too much attention at the beginning and then didn't see our waiter (although others delivered food and wine) for ages. Overall, loved it and will go back again. And again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food, lousy serviceWe love the food at Sidedoor.
Each time we get a craving, we go through a whole process of "is it worth it"? It is worth routinely waiting 25 to get a drink order in? Is it worth them usually forgetting/mixing up at least one dish? Is it worth them often running out of many menu options by 8:30 on a Saturday night? All of these things have happened at least 3 times :(......... and yet, sometimes, it's still worth it! Because the food is delicious, satisfying and exactly what we want.
Plus side: they end up comp-ing something!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic tastes and food selectionVery original menu with lots of variety. It's hard to nail down but if pressed I'd say exotic comfort food with a dash of Asian spice. The dumplings were probably the best I've ever had. My daughter became addicted to the spicy beef tacos and I had to direct her to other dishes or she would have eaten just that! Overall a very memorable dining experience...2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great setting forThis was a great setting for an informal business meeting. Everyone had an interesting and delicious meal1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM