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Grounded Kitchen

4.7
245 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue
Since 2010, Grounded's focus has been on serving great food. Our made-from-scratch philosophy and hands-on approach is evident in everything we do. We specialize in BBQ, third-wave coffee and in night time we serve up cutting edge cocktails, as well as the classics.
You can find us just a few steps away from Parlament Hill.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Wed 10:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Thu 10:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 10:00PM

What 245 people are saying
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DanM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amir and staff do an excellent job every time. Always delicious. Always a pleasure.

Grounded Kitchen
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hey Dan, Amir here. I wanted to say thank you for the positive feedback. With the evolution in the world of hospitality, digital reviews of excellence go a long way. Your 5 star comments will help us continue doing what we love AND will surely bring in more. The words of a customer have a lot of weight with other customers. Thank you again. The pleasure is all ours!! See ya around soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. This place is local and friendly. Will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food great people great cocktails.

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome atmosphere for a week night dinner with friends. Must try the perogies - so unique and so delicious!

Grounded Kitchen
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hey Rebecca, THANKS for the great review. It's our pleasure to cook and serve the things we love. Getting positive feedback not only feels great, it helps us to continually strive to keep the record up AND gets us more customers. In these times, the ability to showcase what we do, in the words of actual customers, is crucial in getting more customers. So once again thank you very much. See ya around soon, maybe on the weekend sometime too!!

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pickmybrain
Edmonton
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

great pasta dish. small get together with work colleagues and Grounded did not disappoint. colleague really wanted mussels, which they don’t serve anymore, but loved meal nevertheless. definitely will return!

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RinaG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Grounded! The quality of the food excellent - everything is always prepared from scratch. There is something for everyone - vegetarians, meatatarians, pescatarians...even vegans! Also a pretty extensive cocktail menu. And the service is always super friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.

Grounded Kitchen
Responded on December 18, 2021

Hey Rina, Thanks for taking the time to say great stuff about us. You know I'm always very happy to see you, Mike and your friends over here anytime. Have a wonderful Festive Season, I'll see you guys around again soon. Thanks again,

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vipDanielC
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a sure bet. Always top quality service, ambiance, drinks and food.

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TysonB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite spot! Pasta was unreal probably the best I have had. Bbq is very authentic southern style and great value. A+++

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere and the service at Grounded. The high ceiling and the great big window are awesome. Their vegetarians option, though good, are somewhat limited.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance for cocktails, special menu was amazing! You have to try the Perogies 😍

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Carissa
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious scratch made food and very accommodating when it comes to dietary restrictions. Good vibes all around.

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David
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Did not like being charged for a second cola. This is not expected as most restaurants refill for free.

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TimS
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A real little gem discovered in the heart of Ottawa, delicious BBQ plates with a very homey taste and flavour, excellent value. The pork ribs and homemade beans in particular are well worth it.

Just one little suggestion: you would well to provide more than one option for wine by the glass, which was the case for the reds (and only one white and one rose). Most people do not want to share a whole bottle, and although the cocktail list is extensive, it is not what one wants to accompany a rich meal.

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vipEvaW
Stuttgart Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly team, excellent service, delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere

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KaiandKyla
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all around. Cocktails were perfection, especially the
Mojitos. Absolutely spectacular food. Ribs were literally fall-off-the-bone. Very cool atmosphere. Amir, the owner, came over and chatted with us. You can tell the passion is there. Will 1000% go back and recommend to friends.

Grounded Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hey K & K, THANKS for the great review. It's our pleasure to cook, shake, stir and serve the things we love. Getting positive feedback not only feels great, it helps us to strive to keep the record up AND gets us more customers. In these times, the ability to showcase what we do, in the words of actual customers, is crucial in getting more. We want that so the love never stops. Once again thank you very much. It was great meeting you and getting the chance to talk. See ya around soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service (from the first minute and up to the last). Very warm service and the manager was always making sure we were fully satisfied. I had a good feeling about this place and I was right. The food was delightful.

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MaryLU
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambience- server very accommodating to my food preferences. Will come back

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AngieS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuine, friendly service and a very cool menu. Will go back for sure!

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JenS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The owner was very friendly and accommodating. Lovely space and cool ambience. Food was delicious. Highly recommend!

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Loulou
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Everyone’s plate at my table was empty, no leftovers, so good!
Ask owner to see the smoker they cook on.
Great to have this type of restaurant in Ottawa.
Enjoy!

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Fairlady4
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Keep up the great work! Food was delicious and service impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food (yummy fresh pasta) and super friendly service. Patio well decorated, just lacking heaters. A really nice spot in Centretown.

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always, great food that is experienced surrounded by an eclectic decor that feeds fun conversations.

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Pals
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice dinner and it was amazing food especially for the price, great vibes

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vipCaroleD
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service here is exceptional. Friendly, very attentive and efficient.

Our starters were really good (oysters and pierogies). I had the burger with fries as my main and they were delicious. My husband had the ribs and they weren't good at all. He didn't say anything, but our server asked for feedback on them and he was honest. They were very responsive and removed that from our bill.

We will definitely go back!

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DanA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe. We sat by the window which was open to the street. I called to adjust the reservation and they were very relaxed and customer friendly. I would go here regularly

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CsJ11
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. More people need to eat here. The food is fantastic and the servers are great.

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vipHazelC
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious, drink service was a bit slow. Really cool decor and friendly staff! Definitely recommend it for BBQ cravings 😋

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Anita
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and never disappointed! Best restaurant in Ottawa!!

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AlisonJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Loved everything about this place and would highly recommend it to anyone. The Ahi Tuna special and the Campari cocktail were to die for!

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WarrenW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was unreal! I’d recommend this place to anyone.

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RodL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service; I had the perogies and a separate order of grilled shrimp. Sat outside. Excellent service, attentive and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing server... great cocktails... fantastic playlist

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, waitress and owner were friendly, took great care of us, just an amazing experience.. highly recommend

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KimF
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere and great energy with the staff! It did get loud at times and we couldn’t hear across the table but that’s part of the fun I guess. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the privacy of the wooden booth!
The vegetarian options were few but we knew that going in. It’s BBQ after all! 😊 Oysters would have been nicer served cold on ice but that’s just our preference. There was only one beer on tap but it was quite good. The flavours in the dishes were pleasant and servings were generous.

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RaphK
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a unique restaurant from the cocktails to the food. As well the service is quite nice! I would like to visit again to try more options in their menu.

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good foods.
Employees are all nice.

Be doing back definitely.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. They treat you so well and and I’ll go back for sure.

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DarrenW
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a fun experience! Great food, love the scratch kitchen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

L’assiette de pieuvre et le plateau BBQ était excellents! Je recommande se restaurant.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grounded Kitchen using the Order Online button. Grounded Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Grounded Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 567-1234.

Grounded Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 245 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.