Grounded Kitchen

4.5
132 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian

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Afternoon Coffee
Casual
*** OUR PATIO IS OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS!!! ***

We are currently offering pickup at the window through online ordering for take-out & UBER eats for delivery.

Grounded has a ‘made-from-scratch’ philosophy - from the homemade 57 sauce to the DIY concrete bar top. Our name says it all!

Grounded features an entirely made-from-scratch kitchen prepared by culturally inspired chefs with a passion for great food - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pair your meal with a local craft beer, cocktail, or vintage wine. We’re fully licensed in the dining room, the chef’s kitchen, and our street-side terrace. With a space composed using repurposed and reclaimed materials, Grounded’s inventive décor creates a unique atmosphere that feels like home!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 132 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Karen
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. We had the chicken for 2 - so unique and ample amounts of outstanding food!

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MyraL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Purple Cow Dinner (a customized 5-course dinner with a bottle of wine) is a unique and fun dining experience. It goes without saying that you can always count on creative food prepared with love served by friendly staff when you go to Grounded but the Purple Cow Dinner really takes it over the top with a bespoke menu. 10/10

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!! Husband had the beef burger and I had the plant based burger. We were both really impressed with our meals.
This was our first time at Grounded. My only disappointment is that it took me so long to finally make it here! Will not be my last time there, that's for sure. And I didn't even mention the coffee yet!! My Americano was amazing!
Atmosphere and staff makes it really easy to get comfortable and feel like you've been coming here forever.

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Eric
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little restaurant and the creativity of the menu is great. The owner provided us a great blind Table d’Hôte. A great experience all around. Highly recommend.

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DaveD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grounded is always a great place for lunch, for dinner, or just to hang out. Great people, and fantastic food every time.

This trip, I had the best pulled pork sandwich I’ve ever had.

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great first experience! The service and food were amazing, and the patio was cute and comfortable. Will definitely be going back.

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DianaP
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun menu and staff willing to adjust it to accommodate personal dietary requirements. Great selection of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat and have fun. The food is fantastic.

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vipjefff
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot for a business lunch....food was very good....

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MamyK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was great, the staff serving us was really helpful. Would love to ome back again!

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Mariposa
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy my time at Grounded! Food and staff are always so accommodating!

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AndreeAnne
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group was surprised with the beautiful decorand art, the great ambience, and the good original and sometimes even awesome tasty food.
It was a beautiful Discovery and we will definitely come back.
A+

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Frechy
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were a group of 14 and our waitress was very efficient and pleasant.
Menu is not very elaborate, but offers enough variety.
A few of us ordered the tenderloin but it was not available.
Scallops were offered as an alternative.

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JennehMonkeh
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love grounded kitchen and the eclectic menu with lots of vegetarian options I always find something yummy to eat. Unfortunately our table of 3 got crammed in a corner table and it was hard to hear each other. Generally its a better experience.

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MichaelS
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service. Great prices. Great music! I’ll be back!

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Gianne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat and chat. Service was a bit slow but the food was EXCELLENT - well worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastical service, food and ambiance.

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KrystalM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Friendly staff! I love this place! It’s fantastic to be able to enjoy some high quality food while feeling like you’re visiting a friends place!

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lgala011ottawa
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The noise level is TOO LOUD! Not energetic as your chart suggests.

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BillB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My lunch partner noted that his Niçoise salad was uninteresting. My sweet potato pizza with its small chunks of potato and crispy kale was messy to eat and I thought we were over our love affair with biscuit-cracking thin crust.

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CharlotteM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Overall a fine experience at Grounded. The food was good, but the service was just ok. We waited almost an hour for our food, and while we were a big group (8), we were the only table at that time. When the food did arrive, it came in two waves about 10 minutes apart.

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Jjd21
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great, friendly staff in a cool, hip chillax space

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DeirdreqB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My online reservation was lost despite receiving confirmation. Sharing plates weren't brought with the appetizer until we asked. Overall a good experience - a bit loud but that was because it was government pay day.

Deirdre Bradley

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Greatdatenight
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great evening with family first time dining and it was very nice. Quiet evening; very flavourful good; pleasant service and comfortable atmosphere. Lots of options for those with food sensitivities. Thank you!

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Miss15
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place spectacular food great atmosphere the owners are fantastic nothing but good things to say about this little place

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SdeGat
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quick and friendly service.
Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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Mariposa
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food and the people! It's my go-to at any given lunch hour! Thanks guys!

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PierroB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the coffee was so good. I had a latte and a cappuccino! We appreciate that the server came an offered us an Elixir on the house. It was a nice touch and also very good.

We will definitely come back and we want to try at night too.

Thank you for that great experience! :)

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Beth
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I ate an evening meal here with a friend. The space was clean and modern with a warm welcome feel. Service was prompt and professional yet very friendly - great timing with her attention to us. We found many unique food options of interest. I had the Kale Quinoa salad which was excellent. My friend rated her Soup of the day and Vegetarian Sandwich as excellent as well. The Small Meal portion size and price was just right for the light dinner we were looking for. Suzy Q donuts with tea/decaf coffee were a delightful end to our meal. We are both interested to eat here again.

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FreeAgent99
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best part of Grounded is the service (and of course the food) - staff who prepare wonderful food and the wait staff who work as a team, are genuine and professional. Special mention to my favourite barrista who makes a mean birthday donut!

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you could reduce the noise level, that would be even better!
thank you

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EatingOutinOttawa
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Very noisy, terrible table and couldn’t be moved despite restaurant being empty. Never got drunk, could barely hear ourselves think.

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AuntieFi
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Grounded and we will be back. Have already recommended it to several people. Interesting menu, with nice, light choices as well as more robust fare.

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Vero
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed the restaurant. However, the noise level was quite high so it was difficult to have a steady conversation.

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Frederique
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My colleagues and I went to Grounded Kitchen for our Christmas team lunch. We had a blast and really enjoyed the artistic side of the decoration. Overall a very good experience. Thank you.

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VB1990
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

It was so loud in the restaurant that I had to shout at my friend in order for him to hear me. It is definitely too small of a space for so many people during rush hours. I also booked way in advance but got a table right beside the bar? The food was really just ok, I didn’t finish it as I found it way too spicy for my preference but that is just me.

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MarciB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I booked a table for 15 people for a holiday get together with colleagues and we had a great time; however, I was never told ahead of time that a private party was booked after us. As such, my group was essentially asked to leave before we were ready to leave. I and my party did not appreciate that fact. The service and food was good but we would have liked to have spent more time there had we had the opportunity.

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vipPatD
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, excellent food and efficient service.

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RobertM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Was wrong day to go. Too many orders being placed and quality of food was inconsistent.

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AndreaK
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, i love their menu, the staff, the service, all of the above!! i especially love the crispy cauliflower, and will be going back many, many times.

Thanks!

FAQs

Grounded Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Grounded Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 132 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.