Back to Brooklyn

3.9
140 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
A new experience in the Byward Market. Casual Fine Dining and Shareable Plates.

Reservations are Mandatory.
We always try to accommodate our guests’ advance seating requests, however, due to limited seating availability, we do not guarantee those seating requests.
We encourage proper etiquette, language, and behavior.
We discourage and will not tolerate the disrespect of other guests and our employees equally.
We prefer a fashion-forward and proper chic attire.
We do not accept tank tops, flip flops, athletic wear, work style boots, bandanas, hoods.
We will hold tables for a 15 minute window past the reservation time.
Parties of 6 or more, as well as bottle service, will have an automatic 20% gratuity added to their bill.
Due to COVID regulations, we cannot accept groups of more than 4 people at one table. For indoor dining, you may only be seated with members of the same household, with limited exceptions for caregivers and people wh

Experiences

  • Saturday Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Our savvy menu mixed with our chic ambience is what makes Back to Brooklyn one of the top brunch spots in the city. Whether it is a smoked salmon benny or decadent blueberry waffles, coffee or mimosas, you will leave with a full belly and happy heart.
  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    New Spring brunch menu for Sunday from 12-4pm Bottomless mimosas for $35 from 12:00 till 4:00 pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 140 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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SylvieL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for Sunday Brunch. Food/portion was delicious.
2 negative points: music a bit loud and lots of wasps

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We wanted to ignore the negative reviews and try B2B, but unfortunately it wasn’t a great experience. I thought everyone saying the music was too loud was dramatic, but the music inside was SO loud to the point where we left because we couldn’t even talk to our table. It also took 30 min to get one drink. The ambiance was great but the noise level made it unenjoyable. Hoping it was a one off and maybe the patio would be a better experience.

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Monique
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant service was good not great....I did enjoy my time though :)

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Cjpg
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Went in the afternoon, place was a bit shabby, server was wonderful, we had a flatbread,kettle chips (cold and pretty sure they were out of a bag) and a few cocktails which were good.

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Jamit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Horrible service. We ordered a bunch of entree about 6 to share and instead of having the common sense to bring them as they we ready they made us wait an hour and brought them all at once. We had a really small table so they couldn’t fit all but they didn’t care and just shoved all of them in the table.

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vipSelina
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The host was unfriendly and not ready at opening. Half my food was cold and the rest bland. The Caesar mix poor quality. Thank goodness for the peppy waitress.

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GagandeepR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They didn’t have a proper table arrangement for us initially, we waited for around 10 minutes to get the table cleaned. They charged us extra for no reason.

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vipAlainInCalgary
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We arrived During happy hour, ordered drinks off the happy hour menu, but ended up paying full price after spending several hours that took us past happy for all our drinks - not cool

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Moving daughter to University.

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PhilH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was a bit bland.
It’s noisy inside. A lot of people in a small area. Better to eat outside if possible.

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SuzanneP
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, vibe and the interior design of the restaurant was absolutely beautiful

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AdamT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was terribly disorganised. We booked a week ahead, re-confirmed through OpenTable the day before and even confirmed over the phone on the day, yet they had trouble finding our reservation. Our table was ready so they stuck us in a lounge out the back for 20 minutes. Then we were moved to the front outdoor area to sit amongst stacked tables & chairs with no covid separation from other tables. The people waiting behind us were already seated. There was a table of 8-9 people next to us who were really drunk and walking around continuously without masks and bumping our table and pushing back their chairs and bumping our table. Our server was fantastic though. She kept apologising for the drunk people. We were keen to try the keto menu and the flatbread was good although it came our almost cold (at this stage we just wanted it all to be over so we didn’t say anything) and I had the chicken & chaffles. Chaffles are supposed to be cheese melted on a waffle iron but the ‘chaffles’ here are just a thin omelette wrap - still keto but not chaffles. The chicken was ok but it was a bit dry… need some keto BBQ sauce ! My wife had the keto burger. Keto bread can be dense and this was no exception. It didn’t come out hot either. The warmest thing we had was the chardonnay which came out slightly cooler than room temperature. It was great to go out and we laughed about how bad it was driving home. We won’t be going back. It needed a good clean.

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TCMCEK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic and food was delicious and well present. Cozy chill spot for a date night

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StephanyC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and very good! Very good service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, our waitress Jesse was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor service, slow, and didn’t listen to accommodations

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Hsusnsnennee
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

A lot of bees outside, food wasn’t hot and fresh. Asked for fries got a salad instead cause their were no more fries and weren’t Informed before hand

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minus the bees - it was great!

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Maggie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We had a reservation for an outdoor table. We were seated on the patio. Half our party was on a couch, the other two were on two chairs. The couch was substantially lower than the table, so for those of us sitting on the couch the table was up at chest level. It was very uncomfortable.

Additionally, we ordered a GF dish and were told it had no cheese on it. It came with two types of cheese so had to be sent back due to an allergy.

Finally, the server's mask kept falling under her nose.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

It was great, a little disappointed with the how long we could stay as I had purchased a bottle that I had to drink a lot quicker than I would have liked, but over all was a great time

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SamSam
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Chicken and waffles portion was large but the chicken was extremely dry, lobster mac and cheese was tiny portion for 30 bucks, not worth it. waitress was nice though, it was hard to hear her though over the loud music

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ShaniceW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience2

Got place at the back, ambiance wasn’t very nice. Music was low. Some girls where just starting their shift and was setting up and talking loudly about going to Vancouver for a vacation. My server was really nice, made the experience better

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Ottawafoodie
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a good experience at B2B last night. We had reservations, they were thorough in confirming our reservation. Upon arrival we were quickly seated and the server tended to us right away. I was pleasantly surprised by the food. The fig olive and goat cheese flatbread was decadent, I highly recommend it. Plus they have really tasty cocktails 🍸

The ambience is great, although I must say that the music inside was extremely loud. They also have rotating pot lights that shine right into your face which can be unpleasant while trying to have dinner. Altogether, I highly recommend trying B2B.

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BethB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We booked table outside- were shown to a table inside- manager had to intervene to find us an inside table— very steep stairs to bathrooms which are just outside the kitchen????

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place! Having grown up in New York City it’s great to have a funky place right here in Ottawa - my home now- for amazing drinks, delicious beautifully presented food and awesome service! Will definitely be back!

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ChelseaS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing energy, food, service and dining experience! Vegan friendly options as well!

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RekhaS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is very polite and food was amazing! Great Keto options as well!

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IsmaelB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time and our waitress did an amazing job

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Unfortunately the music is too loud. We went for dinner at 7pm and felt we were in a night club. We enjoy music while dinning but if we can’t hear or talk to each other during dinner service, this is unpleasant for us.
Server was good, pleasant and friendly. Food was subpar for us; the value was just not there. The restaurant looks nice.

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Bessy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and a great vibe!!!!!The service was truly amazing .. thank you!

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IreneP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I absolutely loved our first night out dining in the Market . The food and service was amazing . The only thing I would recommend is to maybe lower the music . It was a bit loud as we tried to talk , other then that , we had an amazing time !

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ChangeGuy5
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable dinner experience. Overall dinner was 4 ⭐... the Brooklyn Cheesecake was an indisputable 5 ⭐.

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ottawa613
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service wasn’t great, took them 15 minutes to seat us even with a reservation. No server came to the table to offer us water, I had to ask, portions are quite small. Decor inside is beautiful though.

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Largemanonadate
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite patio to enjoy great food... relax and drink in the Byward Market life... Be sure to order the olives as appetizers!

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Philp
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Over priced, bad quality food. Good tasting drinks but too expensive. 17$ for a cocktail is too much.

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vipMzGemz
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food vibe and service, diverse staff and all round good experience will be back

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Jenn
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here !! Always a fun time. Workers are very friendly, food is amazing!!

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Anonymous
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The manager is always on some type of drugs, maybe coke or something and sexualizes and toutches every girl he sees (including the servers). Food and service is amazing tho. Food comes by fast

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Anonymous
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 2 during rush time and the food came in 20 mins, Super fast and super delicious.

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vipDanielC
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service, nice staff, impressive drinks menu and delicious food

FAQs

Back to Brooklyn does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Back to Brooklyn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 699-6999.

Back to Brooklyn is rated 3.9 stars by 140 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.