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Arlo, Ottawa, ON

Arlo

4.8
4.8
262 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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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (613) 421-1424

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jamie Stunt

What 262 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Neighborhood Gem

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    Notable Wine List

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Hot Spot

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  1. d

    drline

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has to be my favorite restaurant now and I plan on coming back many times! The atmosphere, the service and the food are all Incredibly good. Outstanding experience!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Our food was delicious! Space is lovely. Can't wait to go back for more.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The food was extremely overpriced for what you receive. Nothing tasted badly but it was just the most basic food made to be special and it wasn’t. We had booked on the patio as well and were put inside but the weather was beautiful out.

  4. O

    Ottaw856

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arlo is the kind of place you can go for a special occasion or a casual night out and the atmosphere is always going to be perfect. Amazing food and wine, knowledgeable and kind staff.

  5. a

    amandab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place ! I definitely recommend it if you’re in the area

  6. P

    Parent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING, everything was amazing. Our new favorite restaurant in Ottawa.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Unfortunately they did not receive the message about bringing out a slice of birthday cake for my husband so it didn’t happen. The appetizers were delicious, the mains were more polarizing. The wines we ordered were okay but not amazing. The noise level was definitely more than expected. Overall a cool vibe with some stellar menu items and other more disappointing ones. Great service :)

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was such an incredible experience. We were truly spoiled by the staff! Couldn’t recommend this place more. Thank you!

  9. DB

    DinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff. Great food. Good times.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love our date nights at Arlo ! Never disappoint amazing food and delicious drinks.

  11. E

    Esha

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    This was a great dining experience with an upbeat lively ambience. The food was all well presented and delicious. The one downside is the noise level- could barely hear each other. Would still return perhaps on a weekday.

  12. S

    Sammi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our night at Arlo was in the top 5 restaurant experiences we've ever had, the wine list is incredible and the food was very thoughtfully curated (the crudité was a favorite). The staff were super knowledgeable, Simon gave us some great recommendations without making us feel like we needed to be oenophiles to appreciate the selection. 10/10 will definitely visit again.

  13. W

    Willow

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at this restaurant , we were a party of three , our food was delicious , our server was from Australia, and our water boy was very pleasant , great service .

  14. LK

    LizzieK

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t recommend Arlo enough. Excellent food, fun ambiance and exceptional staff. Looking forward to going back.

  15. MG

    MalcolmG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, beautiful patio, extensive wines and nice food to go with them, what's not to like.

  16. LH

    LizH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great vibe Great food - good portions and quality.

  17. C

    Celeste

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arlo is always outstanding. The food and wine are excellent, the setting (inside and outside) is gorgeous and comfortable, and the staff are wonderful. I love this place for all these reasons and because it delivers such high quality experience without pretension. Honestly, just go. You won’t regret it. (And if you like the wine, they are also a bottle shop, so you can buy a bottle to take home!)

  18. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Visited this restaurant based on a friend's strong recommendation. Pros: Staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, drinks, etc. Wines were excellent. Cons: Very loud music, forcing the obviously drunk party beside us to scream throughout the evening. Tartare was swimming in mayo, overpowering the arctic char. Duck had an interesting spice mix, but the salt could have been cut in half. Price was high considering the quality of the food. This is the kind of place you should consider if you want to grab a glass of wine or two, split an appetizer and then go grab dinner somewhere else, but only if the patio is open. We won't be back.

  19. MG

    MartinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best bistro in Ottawa. Classical French cuisine with a twist. Wine list out of this world! Le sommelier is a connaisseur in wine and vintage music. Nice terrasse too! Will go back many Times.

  20. SL

    ShaneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was friendly and helpful, vibe was good, music was great, food came fast and location was beautiful. The back patio is a nice addition

  21. P

    Pascaline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great vibe, awesome service and overall very friendly staff! We ate on the back patio, which was lovely. Although, it was bit too loud indoors for my own liking.

  22. EF

    EmmaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great wine list & super cute for a fun date night! The tartare was amazing!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Arlo. One of my favorite in town. A must !!!

  24. PL

    PaulL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Excellent service. Enchanting ambiance and all around fantastic vibe. Alex, Mark and their staff are generously welcoming, approachable, engaging and knowledgeable. The human interactions here are refreshingly complimentary to the spectacular dishes. Simply the best!

  25. VC

    ValerieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything very nice and good food But music it’s too noise Can no ears and talk to peoples! But I recommande it’s restaurant absolutely Belle découverte comme endroit!!❤️

  26. G

    Grace

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our evening at Arlo. Brought friends from out of town and they were very impressed, a highlight of their trip for sure!

  27. MT

    MariaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you so much we had a last minute booking for our daughters birthday when the other reservation cancelled due to power outage. Thank you for arranging specials cocktails and dessert - our daughter and guests had a wonderful experience at a restaurant they were longing to visit. It all works out. Many thanks for you attention to service !

  28. C

    Chatou

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1

    Nourriture et service exceptionnel. Musique d’ambiance beaucoup trop forte .. on se croirait plutôt dans une discothèque Expérience culinaire extraordinaire mais le bruit m’empècherait d’y retourner.. vraiment dommage

  29. C

    Customer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Suggest to lower music indoors to allow patrons to have a discussion while dining. It was more of a bar level of music.

  30. M

    Madj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The only place in Ottawa you can trust to have a great time from start to finish. Food, wine list and cocktails are curated and executed so wonderfully. Oysters are shucked great. Always love coming here.

  31. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Excellent food, drink and good energy. It was nice to have the owner moving around and checking in on the patrons. We will definitely return soon.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellence in all quarters

  33. AL

    AllysonL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about Arlo is wonderful. The decor is unique and ultra inviting, the food is delicious, the wine list incredible and the service so warm and inviting (thank you Alex and Jenna!! (sp?) that we felt as if we’d been to a fabulous dinner party with exceptional hosts. Everyone in the restaurant seemed to be feeling the same great vibe, what a special place!!!

  34. FD

    FionaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. All around great experience. Would recommend.

  35. KR

    KathrynR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you haven’t been to ARLO, you must go -such a cool collective and vibe, and their artisanal approach to food and bevies is second to none. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to return later in the evening for the after dinner vibe - but I will be back!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall, I would go back! For Ottawa, you felt like you were elsewhere, which I think is good. The food was different, eclectic and fun! Very small menu which I like as you know it is all freshly made!

  37. LR

    LouiseR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The quality of the dishes was exceptional. Tasty and interesting. The service was friendly and professional. The ambience was fun and charming. Altogether it made fir a lovely evening.

  38. JA

    JackieA

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impeccable 👌🏽 Impeccable 👌🏽 Impeccable 👌🏽 Impeccable 👌🏽

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining at Arlo is always a nice treat. This time we were there to celebrate a birthday. The back patio was the perfect place to enjoy an intimate meal and get out of the extreme heat. The service was very attentive and the food and drinks were delicious as always. Will be back again as it’s a favourite spot in Centretown.

  40. DH

    DavidH

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, extensive wine list, and knowledgeable and friendly service.

FAQs

Arlo is rated 4.8 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Arlo

340 Somerset St W Ottawa, ON K2P 0J9

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jamie Stunt

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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