NeXT

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Our restaurant is all about sharing. We have designed a casual selection of plates, showcasing Ottawa’s regional diversity coupled with the flare and originality of Chef Blackie’s personal food memories from his global travels. Whether you are booking for social or business, here at NeXT we have crafted three unique different spaces to make your NeXT dining experience a memorable one.
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LH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff. We had brunch which comes out on a wood platter, very cool. 17 small portions of things but it sure was filling and every bite was extraordinary. Very nice ambiance and it was more spacious and less noisey than expected (very good thing). Definitely would go back again.

AC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We had a great time and will be back!!

Arm

LB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was more than delicious and our waitress was great! This is our go to place for date night!

BL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had Sunday brunch here before which was good, and decided to have a proper dinner for a friend’s birthday. The meal was excellent. Every thing is served as small plates, so I was a little concerned that the portion size might be targeted more for two dining (vice the three of us that night). No worries. Each dish was portioned that there was enough for three people easily. Every thing from the St. Albert fried cheese curds, peanut curry udon noodles, to the sirloin tip, was perfection. Both guests were impressed and all agreed we’d come back. You don’t have to drive all the way to downtown Ottawa for a great meal, just drive to Stittsville.

SH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance as usual. Service was a little spotty which is unusual for Next. Our server seemed to struggle a bit perhaps she was too busy?

TH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yes,all was good but I think it is a bit expensive for a brunch

LR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next was a wonderful discovery for us! We didn't really know what to expect when we purchased the gift cards at Costco and we were absolutely impressed with how friendly all the staff was and how amazing the food tasted. The Chef came to our table to serve 2 of our sharable dishes. He was very professional and at the same time, very funny and friendly! We loved the idea of sharable plates, it made our date night so much more fun! Cocktails were also original and very well mixed !

EC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, a different experience every time!

SS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. A mix of different cuisines, all very tasty. Music could have been less loud.

D
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service. one of our favourites. will be back soon. love the winecdrals they have.

WK
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Overall, very satisfied. However when booking online, I did specify it was for a birthday but there was no extra incentive provided for booking our birthday outing at this restaurant which I thought was unusual.

Also, when we sat down and before we looked at the menu, we were asked if we wanted still water or sparking and we asked for sparkling, not knowing that it would cost us $8 for the bottle which was a surprise when we got the bill.

CJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NeXT has been nothing short of fantastic every time we have gone.

SJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Waited 20 minutes for cream for coffee, even after asking twice.
Hot food cold when it got to us.
Dining room has a cafeteria echo- needs noise abatement.
Food is beautifully presented but not original.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing and takes the questioning out of picking a meal. It has a little bit of everything and a good amount of food for 2 people!

LT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and ambience was outstanding. We were seated by the fireplace in the back room which was a cozy place to sit. We ordered the blind tasting meal for 2 which was excellent with the exception of one of the entrees (blackies crispy chicken with rice) which was not up to the standard of the rest of the meal and somehow did not seem to belong alongside the theme of decadent dining that was the rest of the meal.
Overall will definitely be back again.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit
Love the food and great taste
Enjoyed this new dinning experience
Natalie was our server and she was very friendly and knowledgeable when discussing the menu with us
We will return

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic brunch here - the food was delicious. Our server (I want to say his name was Marshall but if I’m mistaken I’m going to blame the bottomless mimosas...) provided us with fantastic service and the restaurant itself was lovely. We will definitely be back.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zero misses here. Shareable plates are great for a nice date night, but looking around it works for larger groups too. Drinks were excellent, will be back as we were too full after 3 rounds of sharing. Still lots left to discover.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Since changing the menu a few months ago we have not enjoyed the meals as much. We all think the previous menu was alot alot better. We are hoping some of the old appetizers will come back like the bread with mushrooms and the cauliflower with cashews, etc... We will only be going back once they menu changes again. Thanks

AD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening at NEXT and really enjoyed the small plates. The ambience was good and much quieter than usual (which was nice) as there weren't many people there on a Wednesday night. Food was okay and waiter was friendly.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Also, the portion sizes for appetizers and main course were just right. They definitely are getting it right and I fully intend on going back as soon as I can 😊

FE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Floor and chairs were not clean full of crumbs even some mushy disgusting stuff under the table we had to ask for someone to wipe it out. The waiter at our table was nice but another waiter was really rude when we asked for a clean plate.

NO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was my second visit. Our server was a little disengaged and brought 2 hot dishes at the same time during our blind menu experience. This happened twice so 2 dishes got cold and we felt rushed. I thinks perhaps the kitchen was a little off sync as they were dealing with a wedding at the same time. The food was truly amazing however and we are already planning our next visit. Can’t stop telling everyone about this place. A true local gem.

M
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed the experience. Our server was excellent and provided excellent advice when adressing wine pairing with our menu choices.

NF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and great service. Excellent playing. Music too loud and techno sounding!! Not my choice of music.

M
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always excellent! They manage awesomely appetizers & meals!
Only flaw that I would say.... desserts! I have not found any that are as good as the rest of the menu! But at that point.... do we really care 🤔
Love that place ❤️

SP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to next. Absolutely outstanding service from the waiter that made us comfortable and guided us in our choices. We’re on our way to the show and everything arrived quickly to stay within our timeframe. Already looking forward to my next visit.

VR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marshall was awesome! Food was fantastic! It was our first time and it definitely will not be our last!! We loved everything about NeXt!

MO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and atmosphere. I would say though if someone says they don’t want celanto on their dish, don’t put on their dish.

MH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the app’s & drinks:) the main dishes were ok. Service was good.

A bit pricey for what you get...

SK
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good, but not as the last time. Beef was very hard to cut and chew, taste was ok. Potatoes were undercooked. Oil drenched baguettes were too drenched, it felt like olive oil with bread. Oysters were perfect. Soup had an unpleasant aftertaste.
Service was good but no personal touch or small talk. Waitress was in a hurry all the time, granted, it was a busy night. Long wait from course to course. Ambiance was perfect. Would still recommend, but not in a rush to come back.

E
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was made to perfection. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service impeccable. Would recommend to anyone.

DM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and the service is attentive. Always a big fan of NeXT!

VS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason this is one of the top rated restaurants in the area. Food is perfect. Service is perfect. Ambiance is great. Chef Blackie and his team need all the accolades they receive.

This is a must go place for any occasion.

SL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next was an excellant experience! We chose the blind sharing option which was amazing. The Chef's choices were perfect, portions were great considering we had to get through 9 coarses. Atmosphere was cozy. Service was amazing, our server was very knowledgable about the menu each dish that came to us from the kitchen. The by the glass wine menu was a little lacking but that would be our only negative comment.

C
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for a mid-week evening dinner last week and it was the best food I had had in a long time! Really interesting menu and excellent service. We took advantage of the half price wine bottle before 6pm, and ordered the fried St-Albert cheese curds with maple sriracha sauce (to die for), the scallops and the pork belly. Everything was excellent, the flavours were unique and good portion sizes. We've already recommended NeXt to numerous friends and family and will be coming back. A hidden gem!

EH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Over priced.
Service rushed.
The blind sharing is for 2 people minimum. Should show for 2. Not each.
Dessert not good.

RI
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time and i really enjoyed the food and the service. Very accomodating as they made me a drink that they usually dont serve

CH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the sharing board concept- very interesting for brunch - food was all super tasty ...

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in the west end.

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