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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown
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Carben RestaurantCarben Restaurant
449 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown, Ottawa

Had an amazing meal, we did the Chef’s tasting menu. It was sublime. The staff was great and attentive and the whole evening was a success More

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Atelier - OttawaAtelier - Ottawa
1380 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Food and service are top notch but guests from other tables are too loud. More

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BelmontBelmont
106 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Ottawa

Great vibe and friendly service; nice brunch options and prosecco but be careful, they also serve with juice! :D Coffee meh, salmon was arguably over-cooked but very good nonetheless. Reunite with friends, come on a date or eat solo at the bar! Will definitely be back. Much love here. More

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FairouzFairouz
799 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Ottawa

The food was excellent. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. I would highly recommend Fairouz to my family and friends. More

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Bar LaurelBar Laurel
174 reviews
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Spanish | Downtown, Ottawa

Good food, good ambience. Attentive staff. Great for a date night or casual dinner with friends. More

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RivieraRiviera
1002 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Extremely attentive service. Phenomenal flavors - the mushroom on toast appetizer was sublime. More

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Giovanni's RistoranteGiovanni's Ristorante
18 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

Everything was excellent except my meal. I chose the veal parmagiana but unfortunately the meat was very tough and the pasta overcooked. It's the first time that I've ever had a complaint. I love your restaurant and will continue going. I guess it was just a glitch that night. Everything else was perfect. More

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The Elmdale Oyster House & TavernThe Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern
112 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Ottawa

Service was exceptional. Amazing food. Truffle fries were to die for and I've never had such plump, perfectly cooked mussels in my life! Started to get a little loud closer to 9pm, but the experience was worth every penny! More

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North and NavyNorth and Navy
607 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

Food, wine and service were all top notch. A great experience! More

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Allegro RistoranteAllegro Ristorante
60 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

Excellent restaurant. Have been attending for a few years now. Consistently great food and excellent service. More

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Sen Asian CuisineSen Asian Cuisine
19 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, Ottawa

We went before going to see Kinky Boots but were a bit late due to traffic but got our food very quickly and had lots of time to get to the show. Very friendly service as well. I will definitely go back again !! More

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Sur Lie OttawaSur Lie Ottawa
266 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Ottawa

The charcuterie board was somewhat pedestrian, but the rest of the food was excellent (especially the Gnocchi) . More

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BackdropBackdrop
66 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

It was great food, timing was good as well since we had an event later in evening. More

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Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau LaurierZoe's at Fairmont Chateau Laurier
70 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

We didn't realize they only had the high-tea option during the time we made our reservation so we were bit taken by surprise but nonetheless it was an amazing experience! we will definitely be visiting again in the near future More

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Moxie's Grill & Bar - GloucesterMoxie's Grill & Bar - Gloucester
107 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Ottawa

Very loud, not ideal for a quiet or romantic meal. More

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Moxie's Grill & Bar - OrleansMoxie's Grill & Bar - Orleans
140 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Ottawa

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D'Arcy McGees - Sparks StreetD'Arcy McGees - Sparks Street
67 reviews
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American | Downtown, Ottawa

Our table wasn't great by the ladies washroom, but it was still enjoyable. More

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Red Lobster - OttawaRed Lobster - Ottawa
11 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Ottawa

The food is expensive and it is always packed here but the food and service are excellent! Family favorite for special occasions. More

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Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hunt ClubMoxie's Grill & Bar - Hunt Club
131 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Ottawa

I’d recommend the restaurant because there is a variety of choices on the menu and the restaurant is accessible. However, Food is over priced. Quality is average. We also had to ask several times for cutlery after our meals arrived. It’s very loud. More

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Madisons Restaurant & Bar - OttawaMadisons Restaurant & Bar - Ottawa
271 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Ottawa

Seven of us went for a lunch. We had booked ahead and said we would prefer a round table and that is exactly what we got. The waiter was not only excellent at his job, he was personable and funny and we all appreciated his humour. Our food came in a very timely fashion and all orders were correct. The bills came when asked for and there were no errors. All in all an excellent experience and everyone enjoyed it. More

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Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar - KanataBâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar - Kanata
501 reviews
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American | Downtown, Ottawa

Great welcome. The food is as advertised and presented hot on nice large white plates. We loved the food. Consistently good. More

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FaunaFauna
616 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Incredible dishes and amazing service! A must-try (and return) in Ottawa. The flavours and presentation are top notch. Only reason I did not go full 5 stars as it has a very open style concept and I find prices and food such as Fauna's deserve a bit more intimate dining experience. I went for a special occasion and they graciously provided complimentary sparkling wine. Very classy act guys! Pros: - Diverse enough menu to appease but not too big to complicate decision - Impressive wine list - Innovative plates and flavours - Friendly but not overwhelming service Cons: - none!... maybe parking but that's not their fault. More

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Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau CentreBazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre
564 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Ottawa

Specified birthday when made reservation. Nothing happened not acknowledged. Very disappointing. More

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Grounded KitchenGrounded Kitchen
62 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Took one of my most trusted colleagues there- it was actually for my birthday. The food was excellent and when we walked in they were playing What A Feeling...so we were already groovin’! Service was great, and all food delicious (and so quick) we got to enjoy more time chatting. We will return...we decided to make it our monthly meeting spot. Thanks so much for being so fantastic at what you do. PS the coffee was THAT good and THAT strong we thought we’d had two glasses of wine. :) More

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Milestones Grill + Bar - PinecrestMilestones Grill + Bar - Pinecrest
280 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown, Ottawa

Hostess was extremely accommodating to us, food was beyond expectations, service was amazing! More

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Daly's RestaurantDaly's Restaurant
3 reviews
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American | Downtown, Ottawa

Thanks for accomodatimg such a large group!! Great buffet More

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The Albion RoomsThe Albion Rooms
43 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Ottawa

Really good food, lovely service and great atmosphere for Mother’s Day brunch. More

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La Roma RestaurantLa Roma Restaurant
191 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

We were a group of four friends who had not seen each other for awhile. At first, we were seated right next to the entertainer, a pianist who was very good. As we were separated only by a half-wall, it was difficult to have a conversation. We asked to be moved further back in the restaurant and the staff obliged us right away. Two of us ordered the caprese salad, one ordered mussels and the other person ordered the Caesar salad, all were excellent. We all had the same pasta and loved it. The wine choices ran around $50.00 a bottle and the red we chose was not available, but the one the waiter suggested was cheaper and also excellent and full-bodied. This was the second time I had been to La Roma and returned because my first experience, for A Taste for Life, was so good. I highly recommend this restaurant which has undergone a major décor renovation. More

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The Soca KitchenThe Soca Kitchen
532 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Ottawa

Three of us met there for the Tuesday $5 Tacos and Margaritas special at 4:30pm. The place filled up by 5:30. We each had two tacos - pork or vegetarian were available. The guys had the pork and enjoyed the tastes and decent portion size, the woman had vegetarian and found it a bit spicy but just ok tasting. The hungry guy ordered two extra tacos and was satisfied after eating all four. Margaritas were good with a spicy rim on the glass. The table next to us ordered a second glass with extra alcohol, which I could understand as there was not much to taste in the ones we had. Service was good and friendly and knowledgeable about. I finished with an espresso which turned out to be a capsule product, but very delicious. There is some parking in the back, otherwise look around on the street. More

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Tosca Ristorante - OttawaTosca Ristorante - Ottawa
450 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

We had a lovely meal there. It was crowded and the waitstaff seemed a little stressed, but were very nice. The food was excellent. More

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Tomo RestaurantTomo Restaurant
57 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Ottawa

Good service, amazing food!!Ambience was off the night we went as the music was too low and you could hear everyone’s chatter, lights could have been dimmed a bit. Also, they no longer serve the coccolada in a fresh coconut and was disappointed to be charged the full price of 17$ for getting the cocktail in a glass without the fresh coconut and it’s nectar. Don’t get me wrong the cocktail was amazing as all of their cocktails but it might be something they may want to consider adjusting on the menu. Will be back More

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Vineyards Wine Bar & BistroVineyards Wine Bar & Bistro
238 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown, Ottawa

Really liked the restaurant overall. Nice atmosphere, good value. Loved the wine flights. Super central location in the market. My only real complaint would be that even though there were emoty tables and we were seated with reservations right away, the initial service was really slow. We had water after about 10 minutes but weren’t even acknowledged by a server for at least 15 minutes for a drink order. It was kind of uncomfortably long to the point where I was going to ask to place an order. Once we did get service though things did improve. More

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Common EateryCommon Eatery
88 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Great place on a Friday night! Food is good and affordable. More

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Roast N CurriesRoast N Curries
1 review
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Indian | Downtown, Ottawa

Casual dine in or take out. The food was very flavorful, though a bit greasier than usual for Indian food. Very large portions. I would go back again More

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Quelque Chose - WestboroQuelque Chose - Westboro
3 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, Ottawa

A nice high tea experience. Food was delicious. More

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Milestones Grill + Bar - Ottawa - SussexMilestones Grill + Bar - Ottawa - Sussex
294 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown, Ottawa

This was my first visit to the Sussex Milestones and I still haven’t been disappointed. The food is always good and the staff are always friendly. More

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The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and EateryThe Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery
208 reviews
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Contemporary European | Downtown, Ottawa

Loved the ambiance and decor! Also played great music More

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Jack Astor's - Ottawa (Lansdowne)Jack Astor's - Ottawa (Lansdowne)
136 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Jack Astors is a wonderful restaurant however be warned that outdoor parking is limited and restricted to parking meters. we constantly watched our watches + had to leave our table to add more $ to the meter. just a small bother. More

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Tucker’s Marketplace - OttawaTucker’s Marketplace - Ottawa
207 reviews
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International | Downtown, Ottawa

Love this place! Attentive staff, great variety of food, comfortable seats. Good value for a great dining experience, and an excellent location for an after dinner stroll! More

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Jack Astor's - Ottawa (Hunt Club)Jack Astor's - Ottawa (Hunt Club)
125 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Yes would definitely recommend , have been there 2 mothers days in a row and have had no complaints...my mother loves the wings ..Thank-God ...lol!!! More

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Copper Spirits & SightsCopper Spirits & Sights
69 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Ottawa

Nice place with a view of Ottawa and Gatineau. Had a delicious plate of brie stuffed garlic bread. They serve Gin & Tonic, even if it's not listed on the menu. More

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Rotisserie St-Hubert - Ottawa / St-LaurentRotisserie St-Hubert - Ottawa / St-Laurent
21 reviews
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Barbecue | Downtown, Ottawa

Using OpenTable to make our reservations was fast and easy. The restaurant was ready and waiting for our party. The service was friendly, the food arrived quickly and it was delicious. A very good experience. More

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Milestones Grill + Bar -  Lansdowne ParkMilestones Grill + Bar - Lansdowne Park
267 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown, Ottawa

Our server was working her 2nd day and was being shadowed by a another server. She did a great job and kudos to Milestones for properly training their staff! Food was great. Steaks served as on point. Three steak orders at table. More

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Crust & Crate - LansdowneCrust & Crate - Lansdowne
35 reviews
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Pizza Bar | Downtown, Ottawa

It was game night and the restaurant was packed but the service was still very quick and the food was great. More

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TulipTulip
5 reviews
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American | Downtown, Ottawa

The muscles are amazing as is the carbonara! Located inside the Hilton this unassuming restaurant could compete with some of the best fine dining establishments I've been to. Pleasantly surprised. The presentation, creativity, quality and taste are notable. I've went 3 times in the last 2 weeks I've been working in Ottawa. The staff were all great as well. More

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The Fish Market RestaurantThe Fish Market Restaurant
154 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Ottawa

Amazing food and excellent quality. Fast service. Very good staffs. More

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Bier Markt - OttawaBier Markt - Ottawa
117 reviews
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Bavarian | Downtown, Ottawa

The service was timely and food was good. The mussels is amazing More

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LIFT Restaurant & LoungeLIFT Restaurant & Lounge
77 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Steak was unreal, rib eye was moist and the sides that came with it nearly trumpt the steak... Phenomenal mains. More

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iCook Persian CuisineiCook Persian Cuisine
8 reviews
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Persian | Downtown, Ottawa

Great little place, a little bit hole in the wall. We enjoyed everything we ate. Definitely have the yogurt drink, it complements everything. The lamb shank stew is fantastic and the salmon was unlike anything I'd ever had before. I'd go back the next time I'm in Ottawa. Our server was lovely and attentive, we completely enjoyed our experience. More

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Grill 41Grill 41
104 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Ottawa

Fillet Steak (7oz) was phenomenal, well seasoned, the live music was a nice additional feature, sides were fantastic, view of Ottawa was great - very picturesque gardens and parks just outside. Highly recommend this place. More

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Lowertown BreweryLowertown Brewery
9 reviews
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Brewery | Downtown, Ottawa

Server was awesome More

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Cornerstone Bar & GrillCornerstone Bar & Grill
9 reviews
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Grill | Downtown, Ottawa

Overall everything was really good. But unfortunately 2 out of 6 people had stomach issues right after dinner. Our fun night out ended up ending early due to this. More

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The Savoy BrasserieThe Savoy Brasserie
129 reviews
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French American | Downtown, Ottawa

Grateful we managed to get a reservation for Mother's Day. A surprisingly very limited menu for brunch, but the restaurant had great atmosphere that day. For some reason it took 20 minutes for ketchup and vinegar, and then we waited 15 minutes at the end of our meal for the bill to arrive and a further 15 minutes for the opportunity to pay it. More

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Sens House- Sports Bar & GrillSens House- Sports Bar & Grill
16 reviews
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Sports Bar | Downtown, Ottawa

We were pleasantly surprise by the show last summer and have been talking about it to many friends. We were back last Saturday for the show with friends and they were also impressed and happy we made them discover the show. Which is amazing. Unfortunate that so many people are talking so loud and makes it difficult to hear the musicians talk to the crowd. Also because there are so many people on the dance floor and not necessarily dancing but talking we can’t see the musician even from a tall table. We would recommend building a stage to put them on. When we were there in the summer the lady security wasn’t letting anyone dance near the musicians which was great because we could see them a bit better. But this Saturday the crowd was almost on top on them. Don’t know how they were able to play. That was the disappointment. We need to see and hear them better. More

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Rayan Poissonnerie & Restaurant OrleansRayan Poissonnerie & Restaurant Orleans
1 review
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Seafood | Downtown, Ottawa

Excellent food! Delicious calamari and salad. Will definitely be back More

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Hard Stones Grill- NepeanHard Stones Grill- Nepean
5 reviews
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Continental | Downtown, Ottawa

Food is always very good. The french fries could possibly be the best fries in Ottawa! Restaurant was busy and service was still great. More

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BeerocracyBeerocracy
8 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Ottawa

Great service, friendly staff, good beer selection. Have been a few times now and will definitely be back. More

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Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne & VIPCineplex Cinemas Lansdowne & VIP
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American | Downtown, Ottawa

Dine & unwind like a VIP.
Elevate your night in the VIP lounge with a selection of handcrafted cocktails, shareable appetizers, artisanal pizzas, indulgent desserts and more to complement any occasion. With our convenient location, it’s the perfect meeting point for dinner, drinks and an evening well spent – no VIP movie ticket required.
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El Camino- Clarence StEl Camino- Clarence St
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Mexican | Downtown, Ottawa

Tacos. Tequila. Raw BarMore

Crazy Pho YouCrazy Pho You
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Vietnamese | Downtown, Ottawa

At Crazy Pho You we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food.

The key to our success is simple: providing quality consistent food that taste great every single time. We pride ourselves on serving our customers delicious genuine dishes like: Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai

Enjoy delicious food. Most of all, relax! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support.More

Euro MexEuro Mex
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European | Downtown, Ottawa

We take European & Mexican dishes on a whole new level!!More

Reynold's RestaurantReynold's Restaurant
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

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Taj Indian CuisineTaj Indian Cuisine
26 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, Ottawa

Best Indian Cuisine in the Portland Area. Every time I bring someone to try Indian food for the first time, they leave wanting to come back the next day. Love your food, please stay in the area!!!!! Excellent to ask for mild if you're sensitive to spice and you can also get it as spicy as you like if you adore it. Great for all palates! More

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Atelier - OttawaAtelier - Ottawa
1380 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Food and service are top notch but guests from other tables are too loud. More

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Carben RestaurantCarben Restaurant
449 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown, Ottawa

Had an amazing meal, we did the Chef’s tasting menu. It was sublime. The staff was great and attentive and the whole evening was a success More

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Giovanni's RistoranteGiovanni's Ristorante
18 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

Everything was excellent except my meal. I chose the veal parmagiana but unfortunately the meat was very tough and the pasta overcooked. It's the first time that I've ever had a complaint. I love your restaurant and will continue going. I guess it was just a glitch that night. Everything else was perfect. More

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BelmontBelmont
106 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Ottawa

Great vibe and friendly service; nice brunch options and prosecco but be careful, they also serve with juice! :D Coffee meh, salmon was arguably over-cooked but very good nonetheless. Reunite with friends, come on a date or eat solo at the bar! Will definitely be back. Much love here. More

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FairouzFairouz
799 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Ottawa

The food was excellent. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. I would highly recommend Fairouz to my family and friends. More

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Allegro RistoranteAllegro Ristorante
60 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

Excellent restaurant. Have been attending for a few years now. Consistently great food and excellent service. More

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Bar LaurelBar Laurel
174 reviews
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Spanish | Downtown, Ottawa

Good food, good ambience. Attentive staff. Great for a date night or casual dinner with friends. More

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RivieraRiviera
1002 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Extremely attentive service. Phenomenal flavors - the mushroom on toast appetizer was sublime. More

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Sur Lie OttawaSur Lie Ottawa
266 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Ottawa

The charcuterie board was somewhat pedestrian, but the rest of the food was excellent (especially the Gnocchi) . More

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The Elmdale Oyster House & TavernThe Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern
112 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Ottawa

Service was exceptional. Amazing food. Truffle fries were to die for and I've never had such plump, perfectly cooked mussels in my life! Started to get a little loud closer to 9pm, but the experience was worth every penny! More

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