Fauna

4.7
1023 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1023 people are saying
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vipJohnK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A interesting wine list and excellent food, with great, relaxed service

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JoelP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff with just enough background noise to keep your conversation intimate.

JL
JesseL
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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KarineM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing good, yummy cocktails. Definitely recommend!

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RogerL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, as well as the service.

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Marie
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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AliciaB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Todd
Ottawa
32 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe - food and service was top notch. Looking forward to our next time.

JV
JohnV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Had the osso bucco. Superb. Server was great. One of the best restos in Ottawa.

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EdithH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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 .

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Stefanie1
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal and service. We tried lots of dishes and they were all outstanding. Service and atmosphere also top notch. Highly recommend

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GraceH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Fresh ingredients. Dishes are plated beautifully. I always look forward to see what is new on the menu!

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JennL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipEliasE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AmandaB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely drinks, lovely service. Big shoutout to the beautiful hostess xoxo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Very poor offering for vegan food. Otherwise the restaurant is very nice.

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PhoebeB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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NickC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly knowledgeable staff. A great night out!

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FranceB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Have been there a few times. Waitress new from a month, was extremely pleasant to deal with. Thank you

MC
MCVee
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 ;)

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orestak
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fauna never disappoints! The food was spectacular!

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KeithD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great and the service was excellent!

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ckgusto
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fauna is always solid. Delicious innovative menu that changes all the time. Plus they know how to make a killer bourbon sour

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Scout
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Food was great and Mike, our server was exceptional. We will definitely be back next time we are in Ottawa.

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AOMind
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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vipArSt
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Didn't scan for vaccine passport. Just looked at it.

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RickO
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food and wine. A bit on the pricier side, but worth it to keep good restaurants alive in Ottawa.

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Teee
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!

LD
LisaD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tom was great! Also the sommelier who assisted with the wine pairing. Rib eye and pork belly were on point too!

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HungrySailor
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure, never a disappointment. You can never go wrong at Fauna.

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NicholasG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The food was good, the staff were nice and the ambiance.
Great spot for a vegan diner date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottawas best restaurant. Love this place. Consistently amazing

MD
MaudeD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and drinks were really good. Ambiance outside was probably not as good as inside. It was very expensive however and plates were small.

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PeterB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creatively prepared and beautifully presented. The service was knowledgeable, courteous and attentive.

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Emilie
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall had a great time at Fauna. However, I found the food ordinary for the price compared to other restaurants in Ottawa within the same price range. Same thing for drinks.
However, service was great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good but quite overpriced.
One dish I wanted to order was sold out for the night.

FAQs

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

Fauna is rated 4.7 stars by 1023 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.

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