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Clarendon

4.3
4.3
124 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American



Welcome to the Clarendon Tavern! Offering seasonal, locally sourced and handmade ingredients. Beautifully designed to embrace our heritage building roots with a modern twist. Chef Dave Godsoe was inspired by the vibrancy and character of the market when creating this menu. Sister restaurant to Eighteen, Social and Sidedoor.
Come in for Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, late night and handcrafted cocktails. Located in the heart of the Ottawa Byward Market.

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Booked 12 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sunday lunch
    Sun 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 422-5111

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambiance

  • Ottawa

    Good for Groups

  • Ottawa

    Late Night Find

  • Ottawa

    Great for Lunch

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambiance

  • Ottawa

    Good for Groups

  • Ottawa

    Late Night Find

  • Ottawa

    Great for Lunch

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  1. AE

    AE001

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant, low noise level, delicious food and service!

  2. DL

    DarquiseL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Everything was great. Thank you. La seule exception, est que les clients à la table voisine de la nôtre étaient très bruyants.

  3. DA

    DominiqueandAl

    Ottawa

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Will definitely be back.

  4. AK

    AndrewK

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Service was good, the burnt english muffin, overly salted potatoes, overcooked poached eggs, sliver of ham on Eggs Benny were not.

  5. JR

    JanR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly folks and delish Brunch. Drinks reasonable price. Eggs Benny delish!! A really cool venue....thick walls. Lots of character.

  6. CC

    CatherineC

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful menu, charming beautiful interior and outstanding staff. All the staff are so professional and we noticed how happy they are. This is a wonderful restaurant. You will be glad you went.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was overall amazing!

  8. VJ

    ValerieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, good food, great service! Great experience in the market and when you are in the Courtyard, it does not feel like you are in Ottawa or even downtown!

  9. L

    Love

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Happy hour drinks were a great price. Food was good.

  10. KD

    KingshukD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The patio is quite nice. They have drinks that are bit unique & the food is overall ok.

  11. BQ

    BrianQ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice outdoor patio. Food was great. Ran out of main choice (beef)way to early (6pm).

  12. V

    Visitor

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Selection on brunch menu was disappointing.

  13. PH

    ParkH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Great ambiance and location, food and service were very disappointing.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Short vacation.

  15. IO

    IsabelleO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Friendly service in a beuatifull environment. The wine card is awesome. Our pinot grigio was exquisite. However, we were a little disapointed by the braised beef that is marked at 26$ on the website, but is 29$ at the restaurant. Small portion, little dry and not a trace of a pistachio in the plate. It was not bad, but I had expectations for the price.

  16. c

    cynthiab

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The brunch menu is full of delicious choices. I had classic eggs benny but will be back to try other items. Great service and a lovely space.

  17. SR

    ShilpaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Looks fun however the food is not worth the money. The service is okay…with not much enthusiasm by the waiter (gentleman). Food choices aren’t many and charges are way too much as compared to the taste and choice of food.

  18. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food quality is very high. Friendly staff, very nice location. If you budget around 50 dollars per person, you can get fancy menu items, cocktails, nice desserts and leave a decent tip. Absolutely recommended. If you like meat, their braised beef is just lovely.

  19. BK

    BrendaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Nice assortment of seating. Food very nicely presented.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The brunch was really great, we all enjoyed our meals.

  21. OG

    OliviaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! Appreciate the vegan options also :)

  22. AB

    AnnB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, service, attention to details. Thanks!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff took care that I enjoyed a coffee and place of quiet during their off peak hour. I was treated with as much attention as if I were there for a full meal.

  24. CS

    CelinaS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The server was amazing! Made our night! And the food, as always, was fabulous!

  25. TW

    TanyaW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The quality of food was amazing and our service was spot on! We will be back.

  26. F

    Franklin

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    Good food, service was quite poor because it felt like the waiter did not care/seemed like we were an inconvenience. Very few vegetarian options. Came in specifically for the "free cocktail with the purchase of an entrée". Was told by the waitstaff that only the "Large Plates" were eligible. There were no veggie/vegan options listed under Large Plates and therefore could not qualify for promotion. Just a bit of a bummer after purchasing the $14 cocktail.

  27. C

    Chris

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    - Fantastic space (both indoor and courtyard patio); - Friendly, welcoming and attentive staff; - Unique menu with delicious spins on traditional tavern fare; - Comprehensive wine, beer and cocktail list to suit any palate

  28. NW

    NormaW

    Ottawa

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The menu has been minimized but there is a varied choice . I hope it lasts for the patio. Some seating wasn't cleaned. Salmon baked in pizza oven was cooked perfectly . Cottage pie was unique & tasty .

  29. BD

    BadalD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Five stars for the food, very well flavoured. Three stars for the service

  30. AB

    AnnB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is very good food as well as the service. Great attention to details.

  31. NH

    NicholasH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The scotch egg was perfect. Runny yolk surrounded by delicious sausage meat breaded to golden perfection.

  32. SP

    SeanP

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Awesome experience made so by the full-service team set-up led by Drew. Drew offered cocktail choices and food pairing.

  33. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was amazing! The food and drinks were very good. Highly recommend going with your loved one.

  34. BC

    BernadetteC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was good, food came quickly and it was quite tasty . Had the deep fried cauliflower and shared the pizza bianca . Our sever was quick and attentive, respected the social distancing protocols Although the restaurant was quiet, the overall atmosphere was welcoming, it was a good experience . Would recommend .

  35. MD

    MelD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful time there. The food and cocktails are great!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server what just great! Food and ambiance were perfect for a brunch date. Would definitely go back again.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Service was very slow. Food very salty mainly appetizers/ dips, couscous and rice both chewy and undercooked.

  38. FC

    FrancineC

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food with lovely seasoning. Patio is ideal as it's in an inner courtyard.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They weren’t even open but allowed a reservation to be booked anyway. Maybe turn off your open table reservations so you don’t confuse people and waste their time? You’re going to start receiving a ton of bad reviews if you don’t take care of this.

  40. TW

    TamaraW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Restaurant was not open when we arrived for the reservation

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Clarendon is rated 4.3 stars by 124 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.

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2 people

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Clarendon

11 George St Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5

  • Neighborhood

    ByWard Market

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sunday lunch
    Sun 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking

  • Phone number

    (613) 422-5111

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