Back to Brooklyn

3.9
157 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.

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 157 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night out with the girls! Food was amazing and the service was great! Only downside is when I made the reservation it wasn’t clear that we would be seated in the back patio area, which is a bit cooler temperature wise. Just would have dressed a bit warmer. The staff were great to turn on the extra heaters for us though! All and all it was a great evening and we’ll be back.

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Babs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and friendly attentive staff. Wonderfully talented live music duo plays every Wed night at 6:30. Love this time slot especially good for some mid-workweek entertainment! The gourmet burgers were delicious as was the classic Caesar salad. Some good keto options also...
Did not try the speciality cocktails but there were some very tempting creative options. We took advantage of the half-price bottled wine offerings.
Highly recommended and will definitely return.

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vipMzGemz
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great, good atmosphere, good drinks and food
Should of gone for the bottomless mimosas

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marie
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bar/restaurant. The music and DJ was amazing and honestly made my night. The fire pit was a really nice addition as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio in town! Well heated and nicely decorated. We had brunch here on a Nov weekend and it was very comfy. Good food and friendly service too.

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ClaudiaP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend this place. I went for couple of drinks. The music is great, thanks to the DJ. Nice place to hang out.

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RR0131
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambiance is nice, however, the tables are very tight . When we asked our server if we could move to the booth when it emptied they didn't move us. The food was stale, however, the servers switched out our plates for something else when we complained. For sure not a dinner spot but would be good for apps or drinks.

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reserved a table inside and when we got there, there was no table available for us. No accommodation what so ever was offered, wanted us to sit outside in cold weather. First time guests and will definitely not be coming back.

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ilon
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a wine night and the selection was superb! The food is great with great selection of GF, VEG and even KETO!

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vipTroy
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good but not worth the hype. Limited choice for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Staff were not wearing masks, servers and hostess did not seem trained and very hesitant. Either couldn’t answer questions or unsure with the response.

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abc0101
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The charcuterie board and sangria were mediocre. Service was good in that the servers checked in with us regularly. The ambience was the best part. Overall, it was underwhelming.

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Hargunie
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was an embarrassing disappointment. I booked a brunch experience for friends who were visiting from out of town. When we got there, we were informed that certain items on the menu (including the chicken and waffles which I specifically came for) were not available and even the potatoes would not be ready for another 30mins. We ordered 2 coffees just to settle in and when they came, one had floating bits (seemed like dust from the cup). Needless to say we didn’t stay and thankfully found another reservation in tbe market.

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DeeB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was not the greatest. Drinks were not the best. I’ve been twice and so far nothing has changed.

DG
DaveG
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience and atmosphere, friendly staff and great food. Flatbread is delicious

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SylvieL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
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 on September 11, 2021
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 on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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

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Cjpg
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
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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AlainInCalgary
Calgary
26 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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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

our server was the sweetest and made the night so much fun

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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

SC
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

OT
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
Ottawa
2 reviews
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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vipBethB
Toronto
5 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????

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 157 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.