Arlo

4.8
104 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Continental
Arlo is a neighbourhood restaurant & wine with natural wine, comforting food & good tunes in a laid back and cozy environment. Outdoor seating & private dining available. Chef Jamie Stunt's simple but refined dishes inspired by the people and places we love.
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MattM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at Arlo. Great appetizers and wine list. The only letdown was the duck frites main course. The duck was overspiced and underwhelming.

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LinnaeaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team, the food, ambiance, everything was incredible. I come from the hospitality industry and really give kudos to the team at Arlo. They are phenomenal even throughout a pandemic. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent

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katel
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe, service and delicious food! They even managed my allergies really well! We will totally be back!

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Arlo. We had a table for 2 on the back lower patio. Everything about the evening was perfect. LeeAnn our server was knowledgeable about the food/wine offerings, and provided great service. The food was exquisite and paired beautifully with the wine. We look forward to another Arlo evening

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Guest613
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food and service that we received at Arlo was unparalleled. Management was going to every table to greet and talk with all of the guests, which isn't something you see often, if it all, and that kind of personal touch is why I will be returning to Arlo as often as I can.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had in two years- easily! Alex and Emily have done an amazing job. In my view, this is the best restaurant in Ottawa. Tip- ask Alex to pick your wines!!

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LizT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was exquisite: wild mushrooms and the eggplant on toast are musts!!

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Auxonic
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal of the highest quality. Very good wine selection. Great spot.

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vipDanW
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Ottawa at which to enjoy high-end food and drink, without pretension.

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MSin
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers Ethan (and sometimes Tim) were just wonderful! The service is really exceptional. You could not ask for more! The food was incredible. All 5 of us were beyond happy with every dish we got and there were many. The patio is so beautiful so the ambience was perfect… I would give this place 20 out of 5 if that was a thing!

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JackieA
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to taste different flavours at Arlo.

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Meaghan
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High-end food with a house party vibe, Arlo is the antithesis of what you’d expect for “fine dining” — except for the food and wine list, which wouldn’t be out of place in a Michelin reviewer’s wet dream. Can’t wait to go back!

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MeganMike
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic dishes and natural wines - we dream about the food between visits!

This is a VERY special place!

We LOVE Arlo and are already planning our next visit!

Creative, warm, friendly, and inspiring on every level - flavours, wines, people, music, decor, vibe…

Yes!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe with an amazing wine list.

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brianw
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find. Food was so good. Strong recommend. Ask for the patio out back.

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KenB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food was excellent. We found the bottles of wine on the expensive side, but an amazing selection. Top 5 meal in Ottawa for sure!

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carlaf
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place continues to be my obsession. They hit all the right notes… food, service & VIBE. Go here if you like to enjoy life!

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MSin
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, exceptional service and delicious food. What more could you want? The ambient lighting and the choice of back ground music made it a joy to be in. I am a fussy wine person and I wasn't totally crazy about the wine by the glass selection - but they bent over backwards to find one I would drink. Their wine by the bottle selection is insane. Plus, I am celiac - and they had so many options or made substitutions. All in all… I will be going back to this restaurant as soon as I can.

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vipDanW
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unparalleled selection of food and drink, with great ambiance

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JordanaH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a more energetic and free flowing approach to high quality dining in Ottawa, so we simply put any expectations aside and enjoyed what was available by the glass and on the menu. We loved every relaxed and delicious moment.

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MissMarvel
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Super expansive menu (crudites for 21$?!), poor service, very little choice of wine by the glass. Overrated place! If you make a reservation, specify the table you want or they will put you in the basement.

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KatM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to reconnect with friends over good food and wine!

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SandraC
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cod was exceptional but then again, every bite of the appetizers were too.

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vipTiffanyM
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always well taken care of, and the food and wine is unwaveringly great.

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MunaM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

got the duck frites and it was delissshhhh! servers and hosts are so friendly here + the ambience is casual and fun (decent music too).

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JoeH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a restaurant with wonderful food and wine, a fun vibe and great service, look no further, you've found it. We ate there last night and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. After a cocktail we started with a Mortadella appetizer, then lamb, duck, with a wine that was picked for us and described nicely. Our expressos came with a delicious dessert. Definitely going back.

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Joey
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fantastic food and excellent service. We will be back.

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AdrianaW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service, even a complimentary bubbles drink for my bday! definitely going back!

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AweM
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the wine selection is top notch and the food is amazing too. Definitely recommend.

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JamieL
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food was tasty

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tsaacs
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time dining and wining at Arlo’s dreamy backyard space! They were great to accommodate my food allergy and the service was outstanding. Staff were super knowledgeable about wines and helpful with our choices.

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CathryneL
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Would recommend ordering a couple of plates and splitting them.

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HarryK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb evening. Wonderful food, great wine and excellent service (attentive and engaged, but not overbearing). We had four apps and shared one main, tried different wines by the glass and a couple of their specialty cocktails. All A+. Outdoor space is lovely. We really enjoyed our first kid-free night in many months out here. Crowd hip but not too cool for school; nice vibe. Thank you, Arlo!

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Nadine
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect night, the staff were wonderful, great food and drinks, perfect atmosphere

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MisterFez
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and location are perfect. The menu was amazing (especially the broiled oyster dish). I really appreciate the service and wine suggestions for the staff. I will return very soon!

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MelF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and food! Ample outdoor dining space with a chic vibe.

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rolfcarlos
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arlo is without question one of Ottawa's best new restaurants, featuring the best back patio in town, bar none!

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BAKEDOYSTER
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server didn’t seem pleased with us that we took our time ordering food. Also felt like he was rushing us. We were there less than 2 hours.

The music was a great volume when we arrived. But was turned up shortly after and felt like I needed to shout to be heard.

Would go back. Overall good. Olives and baked oysters were fantastic!

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MarilouLm
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Good food, good wine and incredible service.

FAQs

Arlo is rated 4.8 stars by 104 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.