Copper Spirits & Sights

3.7
199 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
Located on the 16th floor of the Andaz Ottawa hotel, this premium lounge boasts the title of city's tallest rooftop bar, providing a view like no other. Overlook copper-topped buildings while sipping craft cocktails, Ontario craft beer, and fun wines.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 199 people are saying
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Jess
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We had some friends visiting from Toronto & booked a reservation at 10:30 pm at this bar which was a complete disappointment.

Before you book, understand you’re on an hour 1/2 time slot. We were seated 20min late and surprised to learn from our server that we only had 1 hour and 10min before we the next table arrived.

Service was terrible, the staff was unfriendly and our server came to the table once to take our order and never returned. I even had to walk to the bar and ask for my bill.
Ambiance was subpar at best with poor lighting and absolutely no music playing until 10 min before we had to leave when it finally came on. The only positive aspect of the evening was the view of Ottawa.

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abc0101
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great view and ambiance. Loved the lighting and seating areas. The drinks were a little pricey but worth it for the experience. They turned up the music at around 11pm, which didn't bother me. Overall great experience and would come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Second time going and I thought it was going to be better but it seems it always falls short. I Had a reservation and wasn't directed properly and was just ignored. So that didn't start well. But I moved past it.
The service was alright but nothing special. the people at the table beside us just left after waiting to get served.
The ambiance seems like your living room, TV AND background noise of people talking. Again not bad but just regular. So much potential but falls short
The good thing is the view and that's why they are still open.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed !!!!!! My girlfriend broke up with me as it was her birthday!! The worst restaurant ever !!!!! I am having goumin right now

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hi, lovely venue, if I had a few suggestions it would be that the table lighting was too bright, making us feel that we were being interrogated, and then the music was a little too loud so it didn’t lend itself to an intimate setting with both the over bright lighting and loud-ish music. Also, the bright lighting caused a reflective glare on the windows, interrupting the lovely view outside. Also, the Copper Mule drink was served in stainless steel cups and Moscow Mules aren’t as sweet.

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Cupper
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A must stop especially for people with out of town guests.

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foxxy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was very excited to try this venue, having heard really good things. But for me, sadly it fell short. I finally got a reso, and surprised my fiancé with 'date night'. I had hoped we would be on the patio, esp with a reso made well in advance. But sadly, we were told it was full, and were seated indoors. Inside was nice, lounge-y, but nothing spectacular. A decent soundtrack playing in the background. It was however well spaced, pandemic-wise, alleviating any worry. That said, I would say you go for the view, poss the atmosphere, but not much else. Our drinks were 'weak' to say the least. And at their high prices, left lots to be desired. If given the opportunity, I would 'maybe' go again. It's a novelty venue, imo. But the view can't be beat!!

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AylinO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baya and Carlos were exceptional! They made my experience a 10/10, and my partners birthday so special!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing views

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night was amazing! I went with a couple of my friends and we enjoyed our time there. Our server was super nice and our drinks were perfect. I really recommend their “Not So Hot” cocktail since it was very smooth to drink.

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CamilleS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service, great view! Felt safe despite the pandemic.

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CherifR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick our server was so nice and knowledgeable He helped us a lot thanks again Nick for this excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience; cosy couch, amazing service, and delicious cocktails! Wish food selection had been a bit better - not a lot of choice.

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RupalM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We loved it. Our server, Matt was the best. He went above and beyond to make our experience amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was good.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Copper Spirits & Sights had great service and a beautiful view of the Byward market. The drinks were good but very expensive. I had an order of fries that were not very good or tasty. However, I enjoyed my visit and look forward to coming back.

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GeorginaSwan
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A fantastic view of Ottawa - which really delicious food. More effort could be given into seating arrangements during Covid. As a table of two we were given one very awkward bench to share, which didn’t allow us to look at each other. Our backs where against a planter box which wasn’t comfortable. A heater was brought out but it had no gas. Again, great view and food, just a little unprepared. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I like that place but the food not many varieties as African

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BonitaD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and amazing service will be back!!!!!!

BC
BrendaC
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I honestly came here for the views. Drinks are definitely overpriced and the food is decent-nothing to rave about. It was a nice day and the vie is amazing and the decor is chic. There were few guests and social distancing was practised.

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ZzzZz
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food is like packaged from subway..... do not try any wine expensive but low quality view is awesome

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Cathie
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We don't have the good experience because the server is not friendly and our guests feel so unhappy about this.

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AmateurDrinker
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The view is great, but beyond that it wasn't anything insanely special. Having to sit on pretty much a bench (not even a dining table) and stare directly at another group across from you is a little bit awkward. Everything we drank and ate could have easily been just as good if not better from a different restaurant that didn't have a view so that is pretty much all your paying for. This restaurant is trying way to hard to be boujie for its own good. If the food and drinks matched how good the view was, then maybe I'd come back, but I have a feeling this is due to management issues that won't change any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Hands down the best view in the city. Beautiful patio with spacious booths and individual fire places. We ordered a pitcher of red sangria and would not order it again. The sangria tasted more like grape juice, overly sweet. Overall beautiful patio. Would definitely visit again.

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AnnaS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service! Great cocktails. Just wished that there was a more extensive appetizer section.

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DanM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We started with the PEI mussels, the taco trio and the tomato salad - all were quite good. For mains, we had the Crispy Chicken (generous serving) and Steak Banh MI (very tasty). However, before we got to desert, the hostess told us that somebody else had booked our table and we had to leave or move to a lesser table. Our group of three had ordered three small plates, three mains and 8 or 9 drinks over the course of 2 hours but they didn't mind pushing us out the door to make room for the next guests. The view was beautiful and I suggest that this location would be a good stop for a quick drink on the way to somewhere else but if you're looking for a full meal experience, expect to be pushed out. Our celebration turned into a negative experience.

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Leslie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Amazing drinks, and service. Plus the view is unreal, especially at night.

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Sher
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It is all about the ambience - wonderful view and outdoors.

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av8ion
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Salmon toast, was a small portion, considering it is listed as a dinner item, it was 1 single slice of rye bread, soggy and is just not enough for a dinner portion at 15$. Not really a family restaurant. Had the fish and chips, soggy batter not really appetizing.

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ToshoyW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I had a reservation for 9:15 and waited almost half.... the table was old and I was uncomfortable.

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ANDREANNEB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

THE VIEW IS AMAZING!!!! SERVICE IS NICE, FOOD IS OK...

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AndyW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked Copper Spirits and Sights around a month in advance due their reservations being completely full. This seemed like a good sign that it was going to be worth the wait - it wasn't. We arrived upstairs to a quick greeting and was quickly brought to our table. For booking a month in advance we expected to sit at a table with a view, as you would expect from a rooftop bar. We were sat facing directly towards a wall at what looked like a place you would seat customers until their actual table was ready. The waiter hastily stopped by with barely a hello and placed two glasses(which were still stacked together) and a carafe of water onto the table and walked away. We tried to ask for a potential table change, which was denied because "it was already booked." I guess we lost the luck of the draw and the table that we had booked was the worst seat in the place. Beware that there is no shade there as well(this would be tolerable if the quality of service matched the price of the drinks). I can not speak for the quality of the drinks since we ended up leaving before the waiter returned to take our order. You will probably find better service and better value at any other restaurant in the Byword Market.

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MelodyG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The overall experience was amazing! The only thing that would make it more pleasant would be to put fans or umbrellas. It was very hot that night and I think this would help! Thank you!

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Daisy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The only thing worthwhile here is the view. Drinks and food are mediocre at best. They reserve a portion of the tables for hotel guests in case they decide to come, which means the rooftop is half empty most of the time. There is no restaurant vibe or ambiance, as the music is outdated and quiet, and the rooftop is half empty. Come for 30-40 mins for the view and some photos, get one (mediocre) drink and move on to another restaurant as your main dinner/drinks spot.

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kevin
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Need some umbrellas or don’t go till at least 8pm
Way hot and most decor black or grey which doesn’t help

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JacquesB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

No hot breuvage coffee or tea on a chilly night i woud appriciate for the every thing was fine

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DatN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were dining inside. The bar looks older than I thought.

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LauraW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great tasting cocktails! Will definitely come back.

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Yessica
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The scenery and service were amazing, not a lot of options on the cocktail menu, and the one drink could've tasted better or the way its suppose to taste for the price. Overall the view made up for the drink, it's absolutely beautiful up there.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Pretty view but the server was very rude! I booked a table here for my twenty second birthday and the server was very rude to my guest.

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Copper Spirits & Sights is rated 3.7 stars by 199 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.