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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Food was inspiring
Wait staff was engaging, informed and genuine in her appreciation for the chef and food -
A interesting wine list and excellent food, with great, relaxed service
Amazing food and staff with just enough background noise to keep your conversation intimate.
We loved the food and service. What is special about the service is that one’s table isn’t assigned to a single servers. Anyone passing by the table will assist the diner. Makes for a really pleasant experience. Only drawback for us - really noisy at peak hours.
Amazing good, yummy cocktails. Definitely recommend!
The food was excellent, as well as the service.
Food and service was exceptional!
We were definitely the loudest in there (so sorry about that). We had a blast! The food was great, wine was amazing and our server was the best!
This was a really lovely experience. The cocktails and the food were uniquely original and at the same time absolutely delicious. Presented beautifully on gorgeous ceramics. This special farm to table restaurant has superior service and aesthetic. Would definitely go back again.
The atmosphere was both cozy & lively without being too loud to hear the person across the table. The cocktails were great, cleanly presented & not overwhelming with sugar. The arctic char was plated elegantly & all the elements of the dish played into one another to create a perfectly balanced meal. Well done all around
Great vibe - food and service was top notch. Looking forward to our next time.
Excellent food. Had the osso bucco. Superb. Server was great. One of the best restos in Ottawa.
Fauna was definitely a happening place. it was vibrant, the service was excellent even though it was very busy. the food was very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and I will be going back again .
Absolutely incredible meal and service. We tried lots of dishes and they were all outstanding. Service and atmosphere also top notch. Highly recommend
Excellent food. Fresh ingredients. Dishes are plated beautifully. I always look forward to see what is new on the menu!
Everything was great except the music was way too loud, we ended up having to shout and we were at the bar. I don't think it needed to be such high volume.
Great hosts very welcoming and attentive to details. We’re helpful even in helping find parking.
The food was top notch and definitely worth the visit. The tastes were elevated, complex and layered yet simple, not overdone or presumptuous. The simple sounding « carrots » starter was a solid ten and left you wanting for more with the smoked lebneh and sweetness of the purée. The beetroot tartare was on point and meaty. The ribeye for two is worth the try even for serious meat lovers, its sides were in perfect harmony (Kale, mushrooms and mashed potatoes were very, very solid on their own).
Dessert choice was very limited to crème brûlée and chocolate eclair but you will know why when you try them both, as they were excellent. Lastly wine list is generous with good enough choices, maybe a little more boldness would have been appreciated but it was just fine and offered some good options that were very much appreciated to accompany our meal.
Would I recommend? 100%. Enjoy this little Ottawa gem.
Lovely drinks, lovely service. Big shoutout to the beautiful hostess xoxo
Very poor offering for vegan food. Otherwise the restaurant is very nice.
We really enjoyed the food and the service. Menu was kinda small but what was available was on pointe. The pork belly was fantastic and the duck was amazing!
Great food, friendly knowledgeable staff. A great night out!
Excellent. Have been there a few times. Waitress new from a month, was extremely pleasant to deal with. Thank you
Excellent food, we loved everything we ordered, from starters to dessert. Expensive? Yes, very, but worth it if you’re looking for exciting food that you’ll never be able to make yourself at home ;)
Fauna never disappoints! The food was spectacular!
The experience was great and the service was excellent!
Fauna is always solid. Delicious innovative menu that changes all the time. Plus they know how to make a killer bourbon sour
Awesome experience. Food was great and Mike, our server was exceptional. We will definitely be back next time we are in Ottawa.
The food at Fauna is outstanding. Unfortunately service is lacking with our host been fairly distracted and very little attention to detail.
Otherwise every plate was made to perfection.
Would recommend this place. It's expensive but worth it for a special occasion night out. The food was so good. I wish I could eat there every weekend!
Didn't scan for vaccine passport. Just looked at it.
Friday night dinner with friends. Upbeat vibe. Great ambience. Excellent service. Knowledgeable on wines. Very good food choices with fresh and varied ingredients. Clean and safe adherence to Covid protocols. Very enjoyable evening.
Great food and wine. A bit on the pricier side, but worth it to keep good restaurants alive in Ottawa.
Sat in the heated tent for dinner. It was warm and the plants were nice. It still had the vibe of us being outsiders though. Maybe a few hanging lights would make it more cozy. I’m used to the inside ambiance.
Amazing experience as always though!
Everything was perfect!!
Our server, Tom was great! Also the sommelier who assisted with the wine pairing. Rib eye and pork belly were on point too!
Always a pleasure, never a disappointment. You can never go wrong at Fauna.
We had a great experience. The food was good, the staff were nice and the ambiance.
Great spot for a vegan diner date.
Ottawas best restaurant. Love this place. Consistently amazing
Food and drinks were really good. Ambiance outside was probably not as good as inside. It was very expensive however and plates were small.
The food was creatively prepared and beautifully presented. The service was knowledgeable, courteous and attentive.
Fauna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 563-2862.
Fauna is rated 4.7 stars by 1025 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.