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NeXT

4.6
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778 Reviews
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

Sunday Brunch Bottomless Mimosas

Starting Aug 9, 2020·Sun 10:30AM-1:30PM

Join us for Sunday brunch and enjoy our bottomless mimosa for only $25 per person .

What 778 people are saying
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AllisonS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shared a bunch of apps with a friend and we both loved it all! We are both pescatarians and there were a lot of options for us. Will definitely be back :)

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MarcE
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We tried the chef's blind menu and it didn't disappoint! It was delicious and worth it. The only drawback (not their fault) is that being hearing impaired, I could not understand or hear any of the food descriptions due to mask wearing. But what counted (the flavour) was spectacular!
The decor is really nice as well, very fancy, yet laid back. I'll be going back for sure

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AlexS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even during COVID 19 this restaurant was more than what was expected. The service was reasonably fast and very friendly. The food was exceptional.

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DonaldK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were a party of four and we all had the blind tasting. All the items that we had were fabulous with one exception. We were served pan-fried pickerel which was cooked perfectly but was served on a bed of plain jasmine rice. This came across as ho-hum in comparison to all the other wonderful items we were served. We also were served 4 different desserts to share and all were excellent.
Our server was excellent, very attentive, knowledgeable, and she did a great job of explaining the dishes we received as well as the wines we were served.
We were seated in the all season room, and it was a very nice comfortable setting, with lots of room between tables thanks to COVID-19. Unfortunately the view outside was limited to the rear parking lot of the restaurant but given their location I wouldn't expect much more. By the way, they take COVID-19 precautions very seriously here, which our party appreciated.
All in all it was a great experience and my wife and I plan to go back. We may try one of their dinner theme nights which sound intriguing.

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JodiR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food amazing and the service excellent, the restaurant's COVID protocols were very reassuring - temperature check, contract tracing information collection and tables placed far apart!

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing chef quality menu, innovative and delicious.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waiter was really funny. We had a great time!

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Private
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat...recommend it to others to check it out...Thanks!

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ShellB
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall very good. Found it a bit noisy as dinner progressed.

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vippickmybrain
Edmonton
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and friendly atmosphere. There was a wedding party nearby so the staff were hopping. But they served us well and we didn’t feel left out. Ate mostly appetizers: kale salad was great, papaya salad delicious and cheese curds interesting. The oysters were really small for the price. Had banana chocolate freddo and bread smash for dessert. Would return for those two items alone! My partner had ginger crème brûlée and gobbled it up so fast. It was that good. Great dining experience for semi-fancy food.

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NicoleC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu and great service!
Nice concept with their amazing shareable menu.

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Gatico613
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Did the 9 course table d’hôte. Found the soup Quite salty and did not like the calamari but everything else was excellent!

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Cathattad
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From start to finish... exceptional.

I had arranged for champagne and oysters to be waiting for us at our table when we arrived. My husband was thrilled.

We chose the the blind sharing menu with wine pairing. Did not disappoint!

All in all a wonderful experience! Well worth the drive from the east end!

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MdR64
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at NEXT is exquisite (hats off to Chef Blackie and the entire kitchen staff), interesting ideas come to life on the plate with some wonderful dipping sauces and combination of ingredients.

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Nolan
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 4. Shares everything. Highlights were the Dan Dan noodles, tartare and squid. Service was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Perfect evening.

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CocoC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The ambiance in the restaurant is next level and the presentation and quality of food is amazing.

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TracyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food and service was great. Only issue was how bad the wasps were sitting outside. They were all over the food and made for a stressful brunch

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PeterC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I am quite disappointed for a variety of reasons. On the plus side they seem to be doing a good job on COVID. Now for the rest of our brunch on the patio experience.
-the wasps were insane
-food was barely luke warm when it arrived
-two tables that arrived after us had drinks before we even saw our waiter, they got their food as we were getting drinks
-I saw the other server on the patio 4 times as often as I saw ours, which may be why our food was cold
-our waiter got chatty at tip time and when he noticed we didn’t eat much. He did give us an unasked for discount, which was a nice touch.
It may be just an overworked waiter but I just expect more for a $36 pp brunch.

NeXT
Responded on September 12, 2020

Peter, Thank you again for connecting privately here with us. NeXT looks forward to seeing in the future. It's most unfortunate the wasps put such a damper on your experience last sunday. No question you should have been offered a spot indoor. As much as we try to make everyone experience a grand one, We recognize that sometimes bumps take place. Last Sunday was our last day open for our patio, due to colder nights. Know our server sends his regrets for being compressed that day.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating my wife's birthday with old friends... Food was great, staff great, atmosphere great! Thanks!

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shainr
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 9 course blind sharing menu was superb. They accommodated a seafood allergy, which allowed us to fully enjoy the adventure of not knowing what was coming.

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KirillS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with a relatable waiter. Got the Blind Sharing on their menu which came with 9 plates with every single piece if food having it's own unique flavor. Ne and my partner were excited to eat the next meal everytime we finished the last one.

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ProudMamaBear
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The overall experience was excellent. We were there to celebrate our 14th Wedding Anniversary. It was nice to chat with Chef Blackie about international travel since we are all missing it so much.

I am hard of hearing so I have difficulty hearing in the building. It had rained so our outdoor reservation was moved inside. There is little you can do to improve this issue unless you do major renovations or move locations.

We ordered two chef flights of food. We were happy with the selection of food but we all felt that the main - after 3 appetizers was too large. Luckily our two LARGE husbands were able to help us with the quantity of food. I think in the future I would prefer to order separate dishes because the Main is just too large (sorry!).

I recommend NEXT to my friends as the best restaurant in Ottawa.

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WAFH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb chef-quality menu. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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vipMarkM
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honestly one of, if not the best dining experiences I've had in Ottawa. Service, presentation, quality, taste -- everything was great. We did the Blind Tasting menu and it was incredible. We will definitely be coming back.

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AlanaL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was a little loud. Staff was very friendly, service was great and the food was delicious! We will definitely be going back again!

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SylviaS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch as always! We will definitely be back!

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING Restaurant! Between 4 of us, we had a total of 9 different dishes, each one was delicious. The quality of the food and the presentation was on par to what you would expect in a big metropolitan city. It was our first time dining INSIDE a restaurant since COVID hit and we felt amazingly safe because of all of the precautions they are taking. Will definitely be back and fully recommend this west end gem!!!

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JosephW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The fatty cap ribeye was the best thing on the menu, hands down. Green papaya salad and the squid were great appetizers. Chef Blackie and his staff were very friendly, we will go again soon.

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JocelyneC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual! Service was great and the restaurant was sold out. All safety protocols to help ensure everyone was as safe as possible. Steak tartare is still the best I’ve ever had and our main was delivered by Chef Blackie himself! Would highly recommend and will be back soon!

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RobynW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is unreal! Awesome service and nice atmosphere. I love this place!

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Arnold
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always, and excellent service. Chef Blackie and team have done a fantastic job at making the dining experience during COVID-19 safe, responsible, and enjoyable!

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RobertG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy the food and the menu options put together by chef Michael.
Also impressed with the touch-less menu via a smart phone and all the other safety protocols put in place.
It was great to be out to a nice restaurant and enjoying good food.

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OdessaM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always pleased with the blind sharing. This time the food was excellent, our server was attentive and each course arrived at perfect intervals. Can't wait to go back!

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend NEXT! The food is always out of this world! 😊

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Aisling
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, been many times and every time the food is beautiful and interesting with amazing flavors!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Felt safe and was the first time going out for dinner since COIVD. Felt relaxed and enjoyed ourselves.

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Claud
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was awesome.

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SamW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next never disappoints.

Excellent food and service.

We went with the blind tasting menu for the first time and it was a great choice.

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BSou
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service! The food was beyond our expectations and absolutely delicious. We had an amazing evening and will definitely be returning again.

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LeaS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, service was subpar.
The service level does not match the food.

NeXT
Responded on August 24, 2020

- Guest was offered 2 wine samplings, before settling on our Humble Pie Cab Sau, an active night with majority of guests arriving at 7:00 pm, Thanks for being apart of a busy night after such a bleak period during this pandemic.

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FAQs

NeXT offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 836-8002.

NeXT is rated 4.6 stars by 778 OpenTable diners.

NeXT does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://nextfood.sitebenefits.com/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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