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Fauna

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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fauna is about the things we love: eating and drinking with friends and family in a fun space. Our menu is seasonally driven and we support local farmers and producers wherever possible. We love the neighborhood and the space and are so happy to be open in Centretown.



We like to have fun in the kitchen. We serve small plates so you can try more than one dish. We use local ingredients wherever possible. We’re inspired by where we live, places we’ve been and things we’d like to do.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
What 807 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLarisa
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I like the restaurant a lot. The service is always fabulous!

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MariaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fauna has the best burger I have ever had! The food was amazing and we would come back in a heartbeat.

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AnnaK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, enjoyed it very much. Food and drinks are out of this world.

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Radji
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. Appetizer and main dish was incredible. Possibly the best ribeye we have ever eaten. Loved the atmosphere and our waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had come into the restaurant as a birthday dinner and were treated with a table not being ready. We had to sit at the bar for 15 minutes before we were seated despite having a reservation.

The food was excellent. Would highly recommend. Bartender was amazing as well. Made us great mocktails and made sure our food was good.

Would recommend to someone else but the seating service was not great.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice outdoor dinner in the tent to the north of the restaurant. The ceviche was outstanding

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GastroGab
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was incredible. The service was perfection, the food was beyond expectations and the vibe perfect for an intimate chat. The menu is interesting, the flavours to die for. Can't recommend this place enough, but be prepared to drop some serious cash. A little too pricey for Ottawa.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a fantastic meal and a truly enjoyable evening. The food was exciting and creative on top of being delicious.

Fauna has done a great job adapting to pandemic restrictions with a bigger patio — though of course the noise of Bank Street is inescapable if sitting outdoors, which is hard to mitigate.

The serving staff were a bit slow to warm up but a delight once we broke the ice.

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Paul
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food did not feel fresh. Everything came at the same time and was missing flavours. Way too spicy for some item too.

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DanielaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the waiter super friendly. We will go again.

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stafford
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The food was very creative and good; the wines available by the glass were exceptionally interesting. I don't think I'd be likely to return to this restaurant, though, because of the noise level -- even at 50% pandemic-driven capacity. It was as though all the pluses were eliminated by this one minus.

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Misha
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here numerous times and it never disappoints. One of the more original and talented kitchens in Ottawa. Wine list is excellent and eclectic and cocktails quite good too.

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85023
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Eating dinner at Fauna was okay. It was nothing special, the food was decent, atmosphere was decent.

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AlexL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, clean, well designed, knowledgeable staff; great food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was fantastic, the food was quite salty

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GinoP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun night at Fauna. The sommelier is awesome and the food gets better every visit.

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Jessie
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Price was as expected for in-season, locally sourced food. Outdoor patio tables were excellnty distanced!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous summer night in our beautiful city. Food and service was great ( thank you Bickram) We will be back.

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FairView
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Great job with the "pop up" patio. Wine list is expensive which impacts value for money.

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Chris
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the expanded outdoor patio

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pmcharron
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. She was helpful and respectful. Keep it up, the experience was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service ! Nice little cozy atmosphere !

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MoniqueG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for making a family celebration extra special!

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GabrielleT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Fauna was phenomenal. We were seated on the extended outdoor patio, which not only allowed for above and beyond social distancing, still provided a lovely ambiance and the cool energy from the active street life. Food was excellent, presentation was incredible. Service was attentive and friendly. Will be back.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good- the raw appetizers were amazing. Our server was a pro, and friendly. Presentation was gorgeous. Looking forward to returning.

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NeilM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very small portions. Spent $180 for two and left hungry.

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ThePP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fauna was a great choice for our first date night since restaurant reopened post-Covid. It was an excellent choice. Food is outstanding, service as well.

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MatH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Caribou tartare was serve with Lays Classic chips...Was expecting more, when compared to other restaurants of this calibre/ price range.

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DavidP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Great place if you’re looking for elevated Canadian food, but also nothing groundbreaking

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CathyA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had a great second experience at Fauna. I had dinner with a friend, and soon it turned into a party of 5. The staff was very accommodating and made sure to find us a new table for our friends! We ordered Orange wine, burrata, gnocchi and tartare. Everything was delicious and the staff was very knowledgeable. I would definitely visit again!

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AMMM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great from start to finish. From the complete sanitizing of the table and chairs as we arrived to the knowledge and perfect timing of the service. The quality and execution of the food was clearly from a caring, meticulous and skillful kitchen team! Everything was seasoned to perfection and the portions were just right. The wine and beer offerings are also obviously carefully and passionately chosen. We didn't have any cocktails but I would expect them to follow suit. Overall, nothing of this quality comes by accident but by hard work and dedication. Congratulations to all involved! We will be back and will encourage everyone we know to do the same! Thanks for a great evening!

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MilaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely to our taste, without fatty and fancy sauces - healthy and delicious.
The distance between tables was more than 2 meters. Dinner for two option was a great sample menu, good size portions at a very reasonable price. The restaurant has a pretty unique wine list and cocktails look very tempting to try.

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RemyMP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very satisfied with the dinner for two. The portions were generous, cooked to liking, and very creative.

The service was amazing, and the setting was cozy.

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Babykim
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing! Over all everything was perfect, the only negative I would have to say was the Ceasars were horrible, we each took a sip or two and then ordered
Something else, the waitress did not ask us what the issue was and she charged us for both only after I paid I questioned her about the drinks and she said then had ran out of Ceasar rimer, so the created one out of wasabi and it did not compliment the drink whatsoever but apart from our drink, everything was excellent and my husband really recommended having the 2018 picpoul wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!

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DinoG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Limited menu, understandable at the moment, but what was on the menu was excellent , served by attentive, appreciative staff to have patrons to serve!

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CarolynS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

four of us enjoyed the meals for two, one order of rabbit and one order of lamb. The salad was an incredible mixture of bitter greens dressed with some strawberries and just a little dressing...yum! The mains were unbelievable. The risotto served with the rabbit was one of the best things I have ever eaten. The proteins were cooked perfectly, and the grilled veg. were amazing.
The dessert was just okay, but that could have been because we were already so full.
BTW, they serve my favorite beer too.
Hey chef, can you send me the recipe for the barley risotto?
Only downside is related to being outdoors...it was hot and loud. There is nothing the restaurant could do about it.
I made a mistake when making my reservation, and the staff rolled with it and took great care of us.

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KimX
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye was absolutely fantastic - mashed potatoes, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts all to perfection

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SimonM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It'd days later and I'm still thinking about how good those beef cheeks were.

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DrewP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always. Enjoy coming here semi-regularly.

FAQs

Fauna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 563-2862.

Fauna is rated 4.5 stars by 807 OpenTable diners.

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