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Fauna
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Canadian | Downtown
Antipazzo Italian Plates and Wine
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Italian | Downtown
Milestones Grill + Bar - Lansdowne Park
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Global, International | Downtown
DiVino Wine Studio
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Italian | Downtown
EVOO Greek Kitchen
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Greek | Downtown
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Ottawa Restaurants

DiVino Wine StudioDiVino Wine Studio
144 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

Terrific meal, with super attentive service. Food for vegetarians was sublime! More

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AtelierAtelier
1286 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Very good service and plate presentation. In General the taste of the food was delicious. But for some dishes, I think the focus was too much on the presentation rather than on the flavours. Great overall experience just sometimes missed flavours More

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

Delicious dinner, great quality and details. Service was awsome, definitely Carben was a wonderful place More

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Antipazzo Italian Plates and WineAntipazzo Italian Plates and Wine
88 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

We will definitely go back! Food was great as well as the service. I had gnocchi with gorgonzola: no fat, no grease, no oil. Fantastic! Thanks. More

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

Food was terrific but music was so loud that people had to talk loud to be heard above it, leading even more noise. The front room could use some acoustic tiles to deaden sound. Also the heat was cranked up way too high. More

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

My gal pals and I had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner. Food and service were excellent. Only comment is that my friend at the end of the booth noticed that the hostess walked up and peeked into our area with her iPad about five times. She found this disconcerting, like we were being rushed, even though we were already informed there was a strict 2 hour reservation because it was Valentine's Day. Otherwise it was a great evening. More

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FairouzFairouz
476 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Ottawa

Lovely savoury and exotic flavours, service, and room. One of the best in Ottawa! More

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Bar LaurelBar Laurel
137 reviews
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Spanish | Downtown, Ottawa

everything was good, food and drinks were tasty, service was great, but I left hungry. (I guess that is tapas) More

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Sur Lie OttawaSur Lie Ottawa
115 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Ottawa

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. Enjoyed the atmosphere and look forward to tasting other dishes on the menu. More

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RivieraRiviera
599 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

The Ambiance was amazing and the food was the best I have ever had in my life. I had never had a macaron before and this was the perfect place to try one. My life is now complete. More

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FaunaFauna
410 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Good was delicious. Service was warm and friendly. 10 on 10 would recommend More

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

Late reservation on my part so could not get time requested. Did arrange for 15 minutes before requested time and it worked out great. Janine at bar was great! Waitress at table was fabulous. Girls night out was a success! More

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Sweet Basil Restaurant - OttawaSweet Basil Restaurant - Ottawa
1 review
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Thai | Downtown, Ottawa

Excellent service! Our waiter was amazing - food divine! More

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

A tad pricy, however, worth every penny. The food was outstanding, specifically the tacos and the sourdough bread combinations. The cocktails are so different and delicious too! Will definitely be returning. More

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

My Son and I went to Tucker's for supper on My son's birthday, as always he received a free meal because it was his birthday. We both had very good meals as we always do. We both strongly recommend that you all go to this restaurant, you will not be hungry after you enjoy all of the great food that they offer you More

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

I recommend Sen happily. I was really impressed by the quality of the food. The Vietnamese-style Beef Carpaccio was divine! The red curry was delightful and flavourful. The peanut chicken was innovative and absolutely delicious. More

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

Always consistently good. More

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

Very fresh food, reasonable size portions (not huge), tasty, overall quick and attentive service (although we had to ask for our bills at the end, got tired of waiting). Wine menu on the expensive side. Tables are not crowded (lots of room between tables) which translates to a pleas ant noise level where you don't have to scream for your mates to hear you. Will definitely go back. More

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

We frequently go to this restaurant. The staff has always been very friendly and accommodating when it comes to adapting menu items if requested. More

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

The food is outstanding and the service is great A plus restaurant More

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Bier Markt - OttawaBier Markt - Ottawa
61 reviews
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European | Downtown, Ottawa

Reservations were so easy to make, thanks to Kassandra. Our server, Jewels was outstanding, the food was delicious. The variety of beers were so much fun. Just an awesome experience, from being welcomed by the hostess, Kerri to chatting with manager Sarah, can’t wait to go back! More

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

There were six of us and the service was efficient and prompt Food was excellent, soups and club sandwiches were very tasty. There was no rush to. Leave which was nice. Everyone was pleased with their meals. More

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

outstanding food, attentive service would definitely go back More

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

Great service and delicious food. Good value. Would go back to try other items on the menu. More

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

The reason I gave 2 stars for food - the rice with the ribs was cold. More

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Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar - OttawaBâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar - Ottawa
287 reviews
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American | Downtown, Ottawa

Quickly served, pleasant staff, good food. I was here for a business lunch. Will be back. More

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

Other than the noise level the place was very nice and the food was excellent More

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

My friend and I go to Milestones Pinecrest often and always enjoy the food and good service. More

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

This is a wonderful restaurant which has a lot of atmosphere and very good staff that treat you like a member of their own family . The steaks and the lobster tails are excellent as is the wine so I had a fabulous meal as usual. The real problem is choosing between all the fabulous choices on the menu. I love the steaks but I also love the ribs, and of course I cannot forget the mussels! Oh so good!!!! More

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Common EateryCommon Eatery
46 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Limited menu but good variety and great taste and complexity. Worth trying. Great staff. More

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Allegro RistoranteAllegro Ristorante
35 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

This was our first visit. We went for NYE and it was a fixed menu but there was good choices for each of us to enjoy (there was 3 of us). Being at an Italian restaurant, I chose the pasta which was a very good choice; there was a good amount of seafood in it with nice big shrimp, mussels and scallops. My husband had veal and my stepson had chicken. Both of them enjoyed their meals. The bread and the deserts were to die for. The staff was very friendly. Our waiter recommended an Italian wine for us which was good and reasonably priced. It was a good experience and I would like to go back to try their full menu. More

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EVOO Greek KitchenEVOO Greek Kitchen
12 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, Ottawa

Absolutely fantastic spot! A must to try probably the best GREEK food outside Greece! Chef Lefteris is unbelievably creative while maintaining his Greek heritage. Thank you! More

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

There was an entertainer and he was excellent - beautiful voice to accompoany very good guitar playing along with a wonderful choice of songs. Atmosphere is, as always, cozy and welcoming. Food was good and Emmy did her best to keep us comfortable, and that smile! - thanks for keeping my cup of coffee full! A note: no matter who walks by and wether or not you are in their section, all are wanting to make sure you enjoy your meal/outing. The food was very good and served without rushing us. The white chenin wine was nicely chilled and went very well with our seafood based meals, We'll return soon because we truly enjoyed it!! More

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BackdropBackdrop
9 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

EXCELLENT meat dishes i.e. Burgers and steak and pork ribs!!! More

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Todric's Restaurant & CateringTodric's Restaurant & Catering
32 reviews
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Bistro | Downtown, Ottawa

Great neighbourhood restaurant. It is too bad he is closing as he is a great personable chef. The menu is always interesting with something for everyone. The attention to detail in the food is evident every time I have been there. More

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Tomo RestaurantTomo Restaurant
35 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Ottawa

We had an awesome Valentine’s Day at Tomo! The food was amazing, ambiance was perfect and we had a really attentive waitress! A+ More

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

We had a great time and the food was great. Nice to have some live music More

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

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Ottawa! It has a great atmosphere for date night - lighting sets the mood and the tables are appropriately spaced out. Despite it being busy, our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food was incredible as always and remains to be my favourite place to get a fantastic steak. More

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

The front area where we sat by the window and room adjacent to it were cozy for a winter's evening. Originally we were taken into the back room and I said, "No, we are not sitting here!" Lol. Bright lights, zero ambience. We were immediately seated in the front room by the window, and all was well. Overall, I would rate it as a "slightly upscaled" Red Lobster type experience. The service was very friendly, and the food was good. More

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

Hamburger apparently won an award in 2016. Was great as we're the fries. More

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

Server was awesome. Very attentive to needs. Food was great. We received everything in a timley manor. Menu is small but has a pretty good variety. More

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

Food was amazing and worth every penny. Best steak I have ever had! Our waiter was also personable and great. Took awhile for the food and to get a second drink but other than that perfection. We will definitely be back and I highly recommend it. More

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BeerocracyBeerocracy
2 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Ottawa

Great experience. They had our table waiting (best seat in the house) and our server was very friendly. The service really quick and they have a great selection of local craft beer. Versatile menu and quick service. Look forward to going back. More

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

Quite noisy, energetic (normal for a pub). Very cold air blows in onto clients every time the door opens. Food was acceptable. Good beer. Friendly service. Casual. More

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

Awesome experience! Great waiter that knew his wines and recommended something great! Fantastic food and loved that the fish is ethically sourced. More

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Industria Brasserie Italienne - OttawaIndustria Brasserie Italienne - Ottawa
214 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

We were very impressed with our whole dining experience at Industria Brassiere . My husband and I booked our reservation there for our first time on Valentines Day. As soon as we arrived we were seated to a nice table and the server came and asked us right away what we wanted to drink. The server she was very friendly and knowledgeable . We didn’t have to wait long for our drinks and with our drinks she brought us a nice warm basket of bread and chili Oil for dipping. My husband and I ordered the lamb chops for an appetizer. They were really delicious the lamb chops were accompanied by a mint and Basil sauce. We definitely could have ordered a second helping 😉 For our main course we shared the mushroom and truffle pasta and a prosciutto and arugula pizza Parmesan pizza. Both the dishes were delicious and we were very impressed. We were given some chili oil to drizzle on the pizza which was a nice touch. For dessert my husband and I shared the Tiramisu it was also amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant for the service and food. We definitely will be back. More

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Mexicali Rosa'sMexicali Rosa's
2 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Ottawa

Mexicali Rosa’s is unlike any other “Mexican” concept out there today. Often copied, but never duplicated, we truly provide authentic “California Style Mexican Food” in our restaurants. Our food originates from the northern border of Mexico and the southern border of California, hence the reference to the authentic product that we cook. The result from blending both cultures creates a taste profile unique only to Mexicali Rosa’s. This cooking style incorporates the simple earthly ingredients of Northern Mexico with the subtle blending of spices and flavors of Californian Cuisine.More

Urban Tandoor Indian CuisineUrban Tandoor Indian Cuisine
8 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, Ottawa

Great buffet. Spectacular naan bread! More

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El Camino- Clarence StEl Camino- Clarence St
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Mexican | Downtown, Ottawa

Tacos. Tequila. Raw BarMore

Euro MexEuro Mex
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European | Downtown, Ottawa

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

The Red LionThe Red Lion
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English | Downtown, Ottawa

A modern take on a traditional English public house that is stylish with a relaxed atmosphere. Centrally located in the ByWard market, the Red Lion Public House has a Victorian-themed interior with a contemporary menu that will be sure to please locals and visitors alike. All of our menu items are made in-house with fresh ingredients. Our staff strive to ensure excellence-in-service through expert knowledge of food and drink. The Red Lion Public House is a meeting place that brings together people from the various facets of Ottawa; the politicians, the professionals, the public servants and the academics. Whether you are stopping by after work for a quick drink or debating current affairs until the band stops playing, The Red Lion Public House provides the perfect atmosphere.More

Patty BolandsPatty Bolands
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Irish | Downtown, Ottawa

Patty Boland’s is a local pub that prides itself on embracing Ottawa’s hospitality, culture and history. We strive to ensure that every guest has a memorable experience with exceptional service, fresh and delicious food and an authentic atmosphere. Patty Boland’s wants its guests to arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Patty Boland’s has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, from the after work pint and appetizers with co-workers, to dinner with your family, to listening to live music with your buddies, to sharing a bottle of wine with the one you love, to dancing the night away to a DJ with your friends; Patty Boland’s has something for everyone. We know our business is built one guest at a time, so come on in and enjoy.More

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

Quelque Chose Pâtisserie specializes in French macarons made with premium ingredients to give their customers an exclusive high end product.

The Executive Head Chef, Julia Dahdah, attended the prestigious École Grégoire-Ferrandi in Paris.

Upon graduation, Julia worked at Pierre Herme’s pastry shop, the master of macarons in France and recently awarded as the new Best Pastry Chef in the world as ranked by The World's 50 Best Restaurants.

The Head Chef of Quelque Chose Pâtisserie in Ottawa is Michelle Dahdah, who studied at Le Cordon Bleu, and shares the same passion for the Culinary Arts as Julia.More

Ottawa Diners' Choice Winners

Ottawa's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Carben RestaurantCarben Restaurant
313 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown, Ottawa

Delicious dinner, great quality and details. Service was awsome, definitely Carben was a wonderful place More

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DiVino Wine StudioDiVino Wine Studio
144 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Ottawa

Terrific meal, with super attentive service. Food for vegetarians was sublime! More

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Sur Lie OttawaSur Lie Ottawa
115 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Ottawa

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. Enjoyed the atmosphere and look forward to tasting other dishes on the menu. More

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AtelierAtelier
1286 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Ottawa

Very good service and plate presentation. In General the taste of the food was delicious. But for some dishes, I think the focus was too much on the presentation rather than on the flavours. Great overall experience just sometimes missed flavours More

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

My gal pals and I had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner. Food and service were excellent. Only comment is that my friend at the end of the booth noticed that the hostess walked up and peeked into our area with her iPad about five times. She found this disconcerting, like we were being rushed, even though we were already informed there was a strict 2 hour reservation because it was Valentine's Day. Otherwise it was a great evening. More

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

Always consistently good. More

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

Food was terrific but music was so loud that people had to talk loud to be heard above it, leading even more noise. The front room could use some acoustic tiles to deaden sound. Also the heat was cranked up way too high. More

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FairouzFairouz
476 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Ottawa

Lovely savoury and exotic flavours, service, and room. One of the best in Ottawa! More

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Bar LaurelBar Laurel
137 reviews
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Spanish | Downtown, Ottawa

everything was good, food and drinks were tasty, service was great, but I left hungry. (I guess that is tapas) More

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

Late reservation on my part so could not get time requested. Did arrange for 15 minutes before requested time and it worked out great. Janine at bar was great! Waitress at table was fabulous. Girls night out was a success! More

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