Back to Brooklyn

3.9
45 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
A new experience coming to the Byward Market. We are excited to host you on our front and intimate back patio seating.
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.

Reservations will be sat when party is complete.
We will hold tables for a 15 minute window past the reservation time.

Thank you in advance, Management.

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Special menus

  • Sunday Brunch

    Starting Oct 10, 2020
    New fall brunch menu for Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm Bottomless mimosas for $35 from 12:00 till 3:00 pm
  • Warren Sutherland inspired Fall Menu

    Starting Oct 8, 2020
    Warren Sutherland and Chef Omar Semary inspired Fall Menu. www.backtobrooklyn.ca

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 45 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielleR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We went here for brunch. We were seated inside the restaurant. It was very cold outside and the waitors refused to close the patio door. We asked multiple times and told them we were cold. We paid for our drinks and left because we didn’t find pleasure in eating brunch in our winter jackets, inside a restaurant.

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Johnny
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place doesnt meet basic expectations of a cocktail bar or a restaurant.The food was less than mediocre, the cocktails were lazy , the service staff were more interested in their own party scene than serving customers.

This place is best suited for bar industry insiders or those interested in being 'seen' . There is no value to be had for food, drinks and overall experience for anyone outside of that.

It was also a place that doesn't take public health measures seriously and is somewhere you're likely to catch covid. 150 bucks later, I was left feeling like I wasted a precious night out.

The brawl that broke out in the middle of the dining area paired with my pretty sad looking flatbread and gnocchi was not an experience I intend to repeat or to recommend to anyone.

For those that would say to me, well you should have known better in this part of the market, I'll fully accept that criticism, I guess I had just hoped for better.

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VeroniqueG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good! We will come back soon for sure

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was lovely, drinks were great, and everyone enjoyed the food. We got the entire back patio to ourselves and were able to control the music in the area and we were treated so well. They have heaters so with some scarves we all felt fine. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable and laid-back experience.

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AmiraA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not please with the food or service, will not be returning.

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FrancineB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The patio offers a very safe environment. Excellent selection of food. Would definitely recommend.

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AliA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Not my first time but everyone was really friendly

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Vero72
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our server Gina was great, but the hostess/manager gave us a terrible service and was very unprofessional.

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TorontoGirl
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server was very pleasant and took good care of us. Service was slow, but she had warned us about it. Given that there is a pandemic we were appreciative of finding a nice place to each which followed all social distancing guidelines.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio, front and back. Great spot for drinks or brunch, chef Sutherland brings his talents to the forefront. Cool vibe. on the list of favorites, for sure

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joeyr
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Warm heated patio with ambience. Great place for a date!

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Anneke
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Back to Brooklyn is a beautiful patio, a lot of ambience, but the salmon eggs benny were far below par because the eggs were raw with even the egg white runny,...The tip of the salmon looked dubious. This brunch for two, including coffee and tip, was > $60, so an expensive brunch.
I truly wish Jamie well, a very nice guy, and the patio is great, but I will not be back for a while.

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Rita
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best new place in Ottawa, excellent food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Honestly,

After hearing that the staff was all drunk and that’s why they were short staffed, I just wanted to leave. Great food but terrible service.

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FeliciaG420
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food2service4ambience3

Friendly staff during their staff party.. music was ok.. not sure why a burger cost me $18. Plus tax.. it was JUST a burger and potato chips....😳 Bottomless mimosas get old after the first bottle 🤭 but I would like to see bottomless ceasers 😉😉😉 Overall, it’s a good spot.. a young crowd.. seems to be a minimal clothing sorta vibe. Two thumbs up 😈 I’d go back 😁

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mimi
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

we had a great time, great atmosphere, servers are very nice, details added for covid was good. food was a bit disappointing. haloumi cheese was very dry and too hard (reduce size and cook before serving.. seemed to be reheated). the steak tartare.. the way it was presented wasnt appealing. im so sorry but it looked like someone barfed... i dont k ow what other way to put it. maybe not spread it on the plate, add cream, oignons & dijon on side. you want to be able to taste the steak tartar so that you know its a quality meat. we want to go back but hoping that quality of the food presides over the presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Birthday celebration. No enough heaters or variety on the cheese plater

OT
OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly with good covid protocols - hand sanitizer on the tables and a digital menu. Nice patio and spaces inside. The food was excellent / we had a great time! Definitely look forward to going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met at b2b for a get together with friends. We were there during a Raptors game and the vibe was great. Food was delicious, decor and ambiance are sweet, staff was friendly and music was great. We also felt safe from a covid perspective with the plexiglass table dividers.
Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the food, ambiance and service. The cheesecake was even better than the one at Junior’s in Brooklyn (which is known for amazing cheesecakes).

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VictoriaW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was top shelf. The Covid precautions were impressive (plexiglass separating seating on the patio). Lovely evening. Would 100% go back. Try the beef tar tar!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Not tapas at all. Drunk or stone guests all over the place, who turned up themselves the music sound to blast. Food tasted good. Took forever to get the bills. Highly disappointed.

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AshleyU
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Drinks were amazing!!!!

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Catherine
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was attentive and prompt. The resto looks like any other patio from the outside (and with the covid measures, but I'd rather safety over ambience any day), but food was really tasty. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited menu on Monday and Tuesday was too bad

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EnoL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in ottawa for a great outing. Classy place and they do a great job of keeping the classy atmosphere going through out the night. 5 star food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here with my sisters and friends! Loved it! Our server was amazing and kind. Social distancing was nicely followed throughout the restaurant. Definitely would come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the keto menu and it was amazing!

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halexP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go back with friends for sure.and recommande to all of my friends

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MarkM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, lots of flavour. Great for a group or friends.

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TatianaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious, the service was fantastic. We’ll be visiting soon again.

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, really nice staff and all of the tables are very spaced out and separated by plexiglass. Love their new patio

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Chantal
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Patios in the front were very crammed. Barely leg room between the chair and table. Didn’t get the same experience as I expect we would get from dining inside. Had higher expectations after seeing the beautiful pics on intstagram. Smaller tables would be better for 2 ppl. For additional chill vibe. Would be nice to have cu tree lights hanged and something on the tables. Lots of potential

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vipCanuck
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have a Keto menu!

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vipFineDiningLover
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! The food was great and the service was spectacular. All of the servers pitch in and work together as a team. It was so much fun. Thank you all.

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CEGD
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service was slow when only five guests were using the patio. It took 15 minutes to mix a gin and soda and another 1/2 hour to bring out a salad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Mediocre. Had the tenderloin and the food wasn’t bad, but was not worth the $45 price tag. They cut the steak before bringing it out which tells you all you need to know. Service was also average and they were out of a lot of basic supplies on a Sunday night. Hard to be critical during COVID but giving two stars because I’d probably not go here again and wouldn’t want someone on a big date to waste their money, the little things they missed on had nothing to do with COVID.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food3service2ambience5

would 100% go back and have already started making plans to go back next weekend. Feel like music was a little lame, with it being in the market you would imagine it would be a little more fun, récent? But the vibe is crazy and the food was nice!

could become the best new spot in Ottawa

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AngelicaSarmiento
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time getting bottle service here and it was great. Our server was friendly, attentive and made us feel very welcome. Definitely coming back here in the future !

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NickW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic, service not so great. Great patio

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 45 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.