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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Ottawa

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Ottawa? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (19)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
1000 Island
About the restaurant
Nestled along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, The Ivy Restaurant serves regionally inspired cuisine in an elegant and picturesque setting. Chefs Patrick O'Neil and Chris Bassel have created seasonally inspired lunch and dinner menus featuring many locally-sourced ingredients and sustainably caught seafood. The Ivy Restaurant also offers an impressive list of craft cocktails and an extensive wine cellar featuring many interesting old and new world varietals and titles not typically found in retail settings.

With its idyllic setting and creative menu, The Ivy Restaurant is the perfect choice for a romantic date or special occasion. The restaurant’s scenic location makes it well-suited for wedding photos with several spaces specifically designed to accommodate larger groups and special events.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We were seated on their outdoor terrace which offered a lovely view. Our server was excellent even though it was only her second day. The food was absolutely delicious. The best cauliflower steak I've had in ages. The sea bream was cooked to perfection, though the accompaniments were slightly over done. Definitely recommend this place for a nice dinner!
A photo of Hunter's Public House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (244)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Gloucester
About the restaurant
Hunter's is a modern, suburban pub offering high-quality food and beverages, coupled with exceptional service. Unique elements in an inviting and social atmosphere create a sense of neighbourhood ‘place’. Creating Hunter's Public House was a long-time vision of Chef Charles MacInnis and Amy MacInnis. With young children, finding a kid-friendly place to eat out where they could also enjoy some amazing food with a great pint was tough. Hunter's Public House is just that! Hunter's food menu features a blend of classics and fresh creations, highlighted by locally sourced ingredients. Hunter's beverage menu features an Ottawa Valley exclusive draft beer line-up and extensive can/bottle selection. Hunter's also showcases craft sodas sure to delight the young and the young at heart. Next time you're in the neighborhood, drop in and say 'Hi'!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Three of us sat on the patio in a booth and had a lovely lunch with great service. I had a delicious beet and walnut salad with grilled salmon. The patio is well sheltered and surrounded by greenery so that you don’t notice you are in an outdoor mall.
A photo of somewhere dine bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (184)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary European
Downtown
About the restaurant
Now open.
Come by to dine, to drink, to have a good time.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Service was excellent and friendly. We had seafood and was great!
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4.5
4.5 (663)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Gatineau
About the restaurant
Experience a culinary journey in a splendid setting, immersed in the vibrant ambiance of the Spritz. We carefully select our products and highlight our suppliers who provide us with fresh ingredients daily. We take pride in delighting you with our traditional Neapolitan pizzas, prepared with high-quality flour and a “long fermentation” method. The dough, resting for up to 48 hours, has a high hydration level, making it easier to digest. Our authentic Italian pizza ovens add a subtle smoky flavor thanks to the woods used. Discover our delicious fresh pastas, risottos, and reimagined dishes, offering bold flavors. Our two wine cellars offer you a wide selection to enhance your moments with us and our lounge is an ideal place for memorable evenings. Buon appetito!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Great meal, great service .ambiance beautiful- semi private..booth great date night! :)
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4.5
4.5 (35)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
ByWard Market
About the restaurant
We are a group of young entrepreneurs who fell in love with food and wholeheartedly believe that it is as a love language meant to be shared in infinite ways.

We are dedicated to providing you with the best locally sourced foods, with a focus on dependability and quality customer service.

We are working to turn our passion into a booming business and we hope you enjoy our services as much as we enjoy offering them to you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
The staff were all so kind! The food and drinks were amazing!!
A photo of Bistro la Gargouille restaurant
4.5
4.5 (90)
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
Gatineau
About the restaurant
Where the love of wine, great cocktails and beer meets delicious food. Our menu is inspired by the concept of sharing, in order to live a unique experience and spend a moment in good company.

Top review
Gigi
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent food, good service. The band was good too! The wine is not cheap
A photo of Moxies - Orleans restaurant
4.4
4.4 (259)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Moxies restaurant is a contemporary casual restaurant offering a globally inspired menu and hand crafted cocktails in a vibrant and interactive atmosphere. Moxies has over 50 locations across Canada and 6 US locations in Dallas, Houston, and Miami.
Top review
Cleo069
Dined on May 9, 2024
The food and service are always so amazing. Thank you!
A photo of Mill St. Brew Pub - Ottawa restaurant
4.4
4.4 (256)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Ottawa Brew Pub offers a variety of seasonal and specialty beers that are only available onsite in Ottawa! Located at LeBreton Flats, this 177-year-old building is rich in industrial heritage and charm – a unique setting to grab a pint, enjoy innovative food pairings, and even take a brewery tour.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food and service. Beautiful place to have dinner.
A photo of Copper Spirits & Sights restaurant
4.3
4.3 (414)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located on the 16th floor of Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, our premium cocktail lounge offers an unmatched ambiance, blending a loungy, modern vibe with the sophistication of a high-end cocktail bar. As the city's tallest rooftop patio, our lounge provides breathtaking views of Ottawa's iconic copper-topped buildings, creating a stunning backdrop for any occasion.
Indulge in our expertly crafted neo-classic cocktails, savor elegant wines, and enjoy a selection of delicious tapas-style dishes, all prepared with the freshest local ingredients. Whether you're looking for a place to unwind after work or a vibrant spot to kick off your weekend, our rooftop patio is the perfect destination.


Rooftop Patio is Now Open!
*Currently, not accepting reservations for outside seating.


Please note: Currently, we are not accepting reservations of 6+ guests
For hosting events or buyouts, please contact us at copper@andaz.com
*An 18% automatic gratuity applies to groups larger than five people.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 23, 2024
Greta views ! our server was excellent ! cocktials were amazing
A photo of Lone Star Texas Grill - Ottawa - Byward Market restaurant
4.0
4 (188)
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue
ByWard Market
About the restaurant
Lone Star Texas Grill is Ontario’s original Texas-inspired restaurant, serving award-winning fajitas for over 30 years! Enjoy sizzling wood fire grilled fajitas, steaks, tex-mex, fried chicken and Texas sized Margaritas. We serve our legendary fajitas with only the freshest ingredients, including our house-made signature sauces, and freshly baked tortillas to complete our authentic recipes. Experience the big & bold tastes of Texas, right here at home.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 20, 2024
Not very attentive service; had to request water on more than one occasion, had to request utensils which came after the food was delivered, had to ask for additional napkins. One of our party qualified ingredients of her item, stating that she could not eat sweet peppers, was assured that none were in that dish. Upon being served, peppers were in her meal so she sent it back with clear instructions. Once again, it was brought with peppers in it. By now, the rest of us were more than halfway through our meals so she declined to order another dish. Both the servers that took her order apologized for the miscommunication & inconvenience but my friend ended up having to eat when she got home. Food for us was great but service clearly lacking. Thankfully it wasn't a severe allergy or it could have ended up a much worse result. Thankfully it wasn't a
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