Spin Kitchen & Bar - Marriott Ottawa
Spin Kitchen & Bar - Marriott Ottawa

Spin Kitchen & Bar - Marriott Ottawa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.spinkitchenbar.com/
  • Phone: (613) 783-4202
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 11:30 am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Mark Steele
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Michele MillerBrown our Catering Event Manager at michele.millerbrown@ottawamarriott.com
  • Entertainment: We are happy to offer free Wi-Fi to our guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and self-parking are available at a fee at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel as well as street parking on Queen and Kent Streets.
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Spin Kitchen & Bar - Marriott Ottawa reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (11)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (3)special occasion (2)great for brunch (2)romantic (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • ottpcl
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Good for a business lunch. Large lunch menu, albeit with hotel (slightly high) prices. Fast, good and discreet service. I've been there several times and it has never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • well done!
    Dely
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My party required some accommodation and it was handled in an efficient and professional manner. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Black Forest
    likestoeat
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Loved this entree. Well presented, amply serving and very delicious. I'm ready to go back and have it again already!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and great staff!
    Arjmomc8791
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I had the ceasar to start; a nice creamy sauce with a good mix of croutons, bacon, and cheese. You can get the steak frites or upgrade to an angus tenderloin for $5; I highly recommend the upgrade. The tenderloin is surprisingly comparable in quality to a full blown steakhouse and was absolutely delicious. Didn't have room for desert as the starter and main were quite filling. And couldn't say enough about our server, Ali; thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Wonderful
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I had been to Spin before and was not impressed. I found the food very average and the restaurant very noisy. This time however, I asked if we could have a table by a window and despite being quite busy, it was much quieter. Although we did not order anything extravagant, the food was excellent, as was the service. The waiter found out that we were celebrating a birthday and provided a complimentary dessert with candle. Very nice touch. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 48 reviews are from the Spin Kitchen & Bar - Marriott Ottawa reviews archive.
  • Perfect venue for lunch
    Wonderful
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were 5 in our party, most of which had never been to Spin. Everyone loved the food (especially the fries!) and the service was fabulous. Our server was very timely and friendly. The location is perfect and the décor works for lunch. Although I am sure food is equally great in the evenings, I don't find the décor or table set up conducive for say a romantic dinner or group celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great reunion over superb food
    vancouverfoodie
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Meeting up with old friends who made an hour long trek in to the city for us. The "out of towner" was picking the spot. It was a great choice, superb food, nice compact yet varied menu and reasonable price point. If they beefed up the wine list it would be five stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Perfect
    lovemyjava
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Excellent food. Friendly, professional service. Perfect lunch spot for the business crowd. My only remotely negative comment is with respect to the coffee. I love good coffee and do not mind paying more for it. At $4/cup, I expected better java. All other aspects were super.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The dinner was great, we had great food, great service, great experience. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for Business Lunches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I recently booked the Spin Kitchen and Bar for a professional lunch. The ambiance, service and food were perfect. Our lunch was served very quickly so there were no concerns about getting away to afternoon meetings on time. The staff was excellent - very professional and attentive without seeming as though they were interrupting our lunch discussion. I food was also very tasty. I would definitely recommend Spin as a great place for business lunches in the downtown core.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great time
    Marthe
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    My colleagues and I had a great time. The food and services were great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed...
    MitchGVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have eaten at Spin many times before, and this was the first time that despite having a reservation they sat me in the bar. Rather than having a great meal in a cozy ambiance I was forced to endure groups of energetic hockey fans and whatnot. This was NOT their shining moment... and unfortunately the experience was repeated throughout the weekend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Services.
    Birthdayprincess
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I Call to increase our reservastion and had no problem doing so. You where very very busy the evening we went so services was a bit slow, but understandable. and the manager was extreamly helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh Design-a-Salad
    RH26
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    I like Spin because you can customize your salad and they are fairly quick at lunch time. BUT! This is the second time I have been there and both times I had to ask for bread AND ask for coffee. I would have thought that bread and butter on the table would be standard when people are having salad for lunch, and I am surprised that no one seems to ask if I would like something to drink. On the other hand, the salad was fresh and of a good size.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor business lunch setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Cold food, under-staffed, poor unattentive service and noisy "singles" clients operating their office with lap top and cell from the dining room at lunch hour. I cannot recommend and question returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent hotel restaurant
    MitchGVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    I stay in the hotel often, and have eaten at the breakfast buffet many times. Recently I started enjoying it for dinner, and I really love their food... whether for hamburgers or something fancier :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu is limited, but food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Menu is limited, but food was very good. We were there on a cold, winter's day and the temperature was cool in the restaurant. We were very upset at the unexpectedly high cost of the wine. Two members of our party ordered a glass of Chardonnay wine each - one was a 5 ounce, the other an 8 ounce. We had not been offered wine menus. We were shocked at the price on the bills and then asked to see the wine list and were even more surprised to find that we had not been served the least expensive options. The server had arbitrarily chosen for us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient
    Diz2013
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I would return but not because it is so great, but because it offers a convenient location for a fairly good lunch. The ambience is good (better in the west section). The food is ok. Salad niçoise is very good but the last time there was a pit left in an olive... just hoping the tooth is ok. They charge for soft drink refills (rare these days in restaurants). The service is not great - we asked the waitress about an ingredient in one of the dishes. She didn't know and checked with the kitchen. She came back with a completely wrong description.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Spin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    This was the first time I have had lunch at "Spin". I have been there often for a drink and quick munchies after work with co-workers. The lunch was exceptionally good. The salmon was very moist, the pairing of fish with vegetables and fruit topping was well done. The portion was just right for a lunch - not too much and not too little! The service was excellent. This was a special occasion with a friend and I was very pleased with the service and the meal itself. Also appreciated that the tables are not so close that one is able to have a confidential conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to its usual standards
    DowntownLuncher
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Spin Kitchen is a favourite spot for lunch downtown and the tuna nicoise salad is a long-standing favourite. My most recent visit was a bit of a shambles though. Orders confused, then lost, food arrived at different times, tuna over-cooked. The servers are always really pleasant and this was no exception. Apologies were offered and sincere. Hopefully just a bad day. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Positive points: Lady welcoming guest at the front desk was really nice and anticipating our needs. 5 stars for her. To be improved: Our server didn't seem to like his job and we didn't feel comfortable at all. My glass of white wine was not cold enough. Crab cakes didn't taste like crab at all. No flavor and over cooked. Seafood chowder didn't taste anything. Disappointing and expensive. There are other nice restaurants in Ottawa and Hull and we will probably choose to go somewhere else next time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch!
    shirleylyn
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Enjoyed an extraordinary meal of Halibut and home-cut fries! Service was impeccable, friendly, and personal!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Salads
    RubyReduction
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Our small group went here for a working lunch. The tables are spaced far enough apart that you can actually talk to the members in your party and not have to shout. Spin has recently added a "Salad-Spinner" option to their menu. Everyone in our party ordered their own unique salad. We were all impressed with the presentation, taste and quantity. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The company was good food
    10yearanniversary
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The company was good food not so much. We were expecting the same as in Toronto where the restaurant spins. When we arrived the restaurant was empty got seated and taken care of not the biggest selection of food. We ordered the baby back ribs and the spin burger, the spin said smoked cheddar and I recieved it with provelone cheese which tasted awful the only good thing was the fries.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much better than expected
    Diz2013
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I had lunch at Spin with a friend. We both ordered the Niçoise salad with poached egg (rather than hardboiled). I ordered the tuna rare - I was told they could do medium-rare. I was quite good. I would definitely go back for that salad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey for lunch
    CreativelyHungry
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Food was okay, as was the service. We went for lunch on a Thursday and it was quite loud. I had the fish tacos and my mom had one of the artisan pizzas. Both were just okay but nothing to write home about. One food item and a coffee each and the bill was just under $60 with taxes and tip. Decent food but not worth that kind of cash.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would recommend validating
    Sundayout1
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    I would recommend validating parking - I could believe that this was a "NO". I will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff
    theLyns
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    The staff were very courteous and pleasent. The food was delicious. Lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    FoodLOVER
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    I have gone to Spin on many occassions and am always pleased with the food quality and service. I was actually there on 2 separate occasions last week and was more than pleased both times. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed the meal
    nanjane
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Came with my extended family and enjoyed a well-served leisurely dinner. Food was very good and well prepared. Had a very enjoyable Shiraz, although the wine list is brief. Felt it was good value for the money. Staff was friendly all through the hotel and restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for business meetings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Great spot for business meetings at lunch. Service was awesome. Food was good and well priced.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Obviously very popular for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Obviously very popular for lunch. Quick and good with nice options. Very noisy so no place for a quet get togehter. Lots of group tables
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I had the brunch buffet with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I had the brunch buffet with my family on a Saturday morning. It was very good! A bit pricey compared to other restaurants, and the selection was a bit small, but the service was wonderful and the food they did have was very good. At one point, there were no eggs benedict left in the buffet. I mentioned it to the host, and - to my surprise - within minutes, the kitchen had made a fresh one for me while they prepared another batch for the buffet. Yummy! Our server, who was very attentive during the meal, also poured fresh coffees for us to take with us when we left. That's a first for me!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last Resort Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The layout of the restaurant is very unusual. There is a wide open space in front of the service window. I am not sure why they want to show the service window. The space would be better served with a wall blocking the window and tables put in the remaining area. The service was slow and did not feel like my business was appreciated. The food was good, but not the quality I would expect from a Marriott Hotel. The noise level was high. The price did not match the quality. Over-priced! I would return only if it was the only place open.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service and food was quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The service and food was quite good, tucked away in downtown Ottawa, away from the Byward market. The staff were helpful and there were no major issues. If you are looking for free parking, you may have to drive around a bit to find a spot on Friday/Saturday night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was exceptional. Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Service was exceptional. Nice ambiance. Balance between tables, (not in isolation and not encroaching other tables). Would like to visit one evening other than lunch to spend more time. Food was very good, (tried cod sandwich). Kudos for a first visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but not great breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Good, but not great breakfast buffet - high points were the fresh fruit and cheeses, low points were the hot buffet food. The hot buffet was just a typical hotel type breakfast hot table with nothing special in terms of offerings or preparation. Convenient if you are at the hotel, even if it is a little pricey for what is offered.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • if you would have this survey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    if you would have this survey in French it would be very helpful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group of friends and i go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Group of friends and i go because they have their 5@5$ bar special which is affordable when one is on a budget. We also really like their drink the "Bramble" really good...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, great service! They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    great food, great service! They even got me the table I asked for! wow!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate