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Alice Restaurant

4.9
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Vegetarian
Alice
Modern, vegetable and fermentation focused restaurant by Chef Briana Kim. Alice ONLY offers an 8-course blind tasting menu for $110 per person, as well as optional wine and non-alcoholic pairings for $65 per person.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 134 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
5.0
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Davis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was delectable. Mind blowing. Wine pairing was amazing and worked so well with each dish. Can’t wait to dine at Alice again. Staff was wonderful. Thank you!

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Corey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, even for someone with a novice palette

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ChrystelleC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Every component in the food fits perfectly together. Outstanding experience! The juice pairing is amazing!!! Highly recommend!

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FrozenNeptune
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of this world.
Best dining experience of my life.
Every dish/beverage had me losing my marbles.

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Noah
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to Alice as a date night with my girlfriend. The food and service were wonderful. Really loved that the chef came out and explained each dish to us. We opted for the wine pairing as well, which really enhanced the experience, though for a second time diner I might recommend just opting to get your own wine by the glass as it might be more economical. The aesthetic of the restaurant was more casual than I anticipated but service was more formal. It was occasionally difficult to hear our server over the music. All staff were wearing masks properly and there was ample physical distancing between tables. During the lead up to our reservation I tried on multiple times to reach the restaurant via phone and never got through to anyone. I tried calling on multiple days and various times - all within their stated hours of operation in their voice-mail message.

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VeganCouple
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Memorable dining experience, extraordinary flavour combinations and creative plating.

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible dining experience. Careful attention had been to every detail.

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TheC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend, an Ottawa’s best find!

Ambiance was great, service superb and the food creatively delicious

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gregb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A truly unique and entertaining experience; a definite 'must try' in Ottawa.

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Seann
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very unique and very enjoyable experience. The food-tasting menu was exceptional. A tremendous amount of skill evidently goes into preparing the highly technical, delicious vegan dishes. The experience of receiving each dish was in itself a form of entertainment.

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JillianB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals in of my life. An absolutely incredible experience. Whatever you do, don’t hesitate to get the wine pairing. Delicious, inspired, all just perfect.

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KacperJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Every time I have gone I'm always taken back but the amount of flavors put into eat tasting.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Alice was an incredible experience, definitely worthwhile for a special occasion. All 8 courses were delicious, beautifully presented, and so interesting. We tried one of each of the drink pairings, and both were great. The alcoholic pairings featured lovely wines and the non-alcoholic pairings featured amazing & creative fermented juices. We are so lucky to have a world class plant-focused restaurant like this in Ottawa. I look forward to going back again someday!

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Livinpink
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing meal, one of the best in my life (and I am not vegetarian nor vegan, so it feels even more impressive!)

Strongly recommend. It’s a culinary experience.

Misses: sparkling water tasted off, non-alcoholic pairing is very expensive, restaurant’s look is just okay.

However, it’s one glorious unforgettable meal so 100% go there!

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Mcrrpjebej1
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. Even better then we could have hoped. Truly. Having an opportunity to eat Vegan at a restaurant like this is truly a gift in this city. We were honoured to be served by this incredibly talented Chef and her staff. Every course was so beautifully thought out and it’s wine pairing was perfection. The restaurant itself was so peaceful and calming - which thankfully is the opposite of 2020. Thank you for such a wonderful dinner and a true experience allowing us to finally relax and enjoy, we plan on coming back several times.

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LionelL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a whole experience in itself. The food was delicious! I recommend to do the juice pairing. I had never tasted anything as good as the juices made in house. It was worth every penny.

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nicole
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like to taste different things and are adventurous then this is the place for you. The food brings together different texture and tastes (sweet, salty, bitter) to create an exquisite experience. The wine pairing added to this experience. I will definitely recommend this to friends and although I do love meat I will certainly be back! Thank you!

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FarahQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My experience at Alice was a delightful and intriguing time. Located in a cute unassuming house, we entered in to a notably relaxed space with clean wooden decor.
Our dinner was full of complex and new flavours. Crafted by someone who knows how to juxtapose the foraged and fermented ingredients with finesse. Expect to be surprised and take it as an experience rather than an average dinner!

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PeterB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Alice! The food is always creative, as well as delicious. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. We also appreciated the care taken to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. We look forward to returning.

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AndrewM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alice is our favourite restaurant. Chef Kim makes the most incredible dishes. Between visits to Alice and her previous venture, I’ve enjoyed her delicious works of art perhaps half a dozen times now and I’m still surprised at how she transforms ingredients into delight. The popcorn mousse and pomegranate honey dish might be the best 30 things I’ve tasted. Willy Wonka couldn’t have made a dish like this where every bite was different, complex, and bliss-enduring. The servers, sommelier, sous-chef and the chef herself are very engaging and provide lovely descriptions of each dish and beverage that enhance my enjoyment immensely. Staff, food, and ambiance are impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most mind blowing meals I have ever had... every course was absolutely incredible

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Danine
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every course was an exciting adventure. I love the vegan aspect of this restaurant and I love the presentation. The wine pairings were banging on and incredibly enjoyable. A wonderful experience!!

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AlanA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The layering of flavors in each course is impressive. This is not your average dining experience. It's on the level of Atelier or, if your haven't been there, on the level of some of the chef's featured on "Chefs Table".
At some point throughout the evening I overheard everyone in the restaurant say " Oh my god" after eating a course. True artistry through food.
No less than 9 out 10 for each course.

The food also digested quite well which is not always the case with vegan food.

The wine pairings were all top notch and not 8 wines from Ontario. Mediterranean countries, Swiss and a wine from Ontario.

The service was also a 9 out of 10, which also included some of the courses being introduced by the chef herself.

Being Northern Italian and having owned a restaurant with a partner, teacher/professor/chef from the Cordon Blue, I have a hard time trusting a restaurant to choose my wines and serve food to me blindly.

They have now earned my trust completely.

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NicholasL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Briana Kim and the Alice staff displayed their skills in masterfully crafting a truly magical and whimsical experience. From the ambience, to the attentive and effervescent service, to the food, each aspect was filled to the brim with clear signs of attention to detail and careful thought. The food itself was akin to a journey through a beautifully flowing, far-off landscape; each turn bringing you an unexpected but harmonious symphony of flavours, textures, and sights to behold. The cherry on top was the mindful effort to use seasonal, and local produce where possible. The evening was certainly one I will not forget, and one that inspires a sense of giddy anticipation towards my next adventure at Alice.

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AlexandraM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal introduced so many delicious fermented flavours. I hope to go back once a season from now on.

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RayMat
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fine dining experience not to be missed in Ottawa (they are few had far between). Honestly, glad I got in now because I suspect a venue like this will end up moving to a bigger city. Service was top notch, the flavors of the dishes were diverse, and the atmosphere casual but immersive (a wall of pickled goods with hand-written dates and labels provides glimpse into the creations emerging from the open-style kitchen).

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JasonB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a fantastic experience at Alice. Beautiful food, excellent drinks, safe and comfortable environment. I brought a friend who had never been before and she was so impressed and delighted - she repeated several times "C'est parfait" - I think that says it all! Thanks so much.

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Rachelle
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly innovative plant-based menu with well-balanced flavors and textures. Highly recommended!

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! What an experience! So creative and what a range of flavours! Perfect wine food pairing!

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AlDoak
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a truly unique dining experience. The blind tasting menu is entirely vegan (except for the use of honey). Chef Kim blends flavour, texture, and temperature into an incredible dining experience. We highly recommend the wine pairing as well, as it incorporates not just wine but sake and sherry as well. Very interesting, very delicious, and absolutely worth a visit.

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TN90
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent combinations of tastes, very well plated dishes. An unforgettable experience. Chef Kim even came to introduce some of ghe dishes herself! Wish the menus given after meal also had her autograph

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around EXCELLENT

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly unique set of courses prepared by chef Brianna Kim. Definitely lives up to it's top 100 Canadian restaurants status.

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AlexandreL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional creativity behind every dish. Garden to plate philosophy. Every ingredient is thoughtfully prepared, plating, wine pairings and the added touch of homemade pickled ingredients wrap up a culinary experience that is simply a must. There is really no wonder why this young chef is already cracking Canada's top 100 best of

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GabrielK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I’ve gone to a restaurant in this style, and I left feeling anything but disappointed. The food was so different and new to me it left borderline alien, but that’s not to say it wasn’t delicious. Eating every dish, I would find myself laughing in delight at both the novelty of the meals, and how good it all tasted.

If you’re worried about this restaurant being vegetarian, make no mistake. This restaurant doesn’t taste like a “vegetarian restaurant”, so much as it is a fantastic restaurant that just happens to be vegetarian. It was only around when the desert dishes were being presented that I realized everything I ate was vegetarian.

The service was fantastic, and the ambiance of the restaurant was clean and simple. All together, it was a stellar experience and I found it worth every penny. I will be coming back.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting, well balanced, tastey dishes. It is filling, so be sure to come hungry. Overall lovely dining experience.

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Catharcy
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! A wonderful culinary experience. Totally worth the price! They accommodated our dietary needs (vegan and gluten free) Everything was perfect, highly recommend it!

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DaveM
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dining experience! They met and exceeded my expectations, but the quality, creativity, and flavours of the food was outstanding.

The dining experience was enjoyed on their temporary 6 person patio. The tables were physically distanced from on another, while all staff wore masks. In addition, each table had a small bottle of hand sanitizer for customers to use. All of the customers were similarly responsible, wearing masks as they arrived and left, with most of them even wearing masks as they were being served.

I highly recommend Alice Restaurant to any and everyone. One of the best and most innovative restaurants found anywhere in Canada.

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KaliF
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing food and service! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and your outdoor patio is super cute!

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening on the patio. I was amazed at the quality of the food and the service despite this strange setting. Over had an amazing experience and can’t wait to come back.

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Alice Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

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