Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar
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Spicy Braised Beef
Green Papaya Salad
w/ cashews, mint, thai basil & crispy taro
w/ yuzu marmalade and gingered jalapeño
Came in for my 21st birthday with my family; food was extraordinary as per usual, and service was good as well! Started off a little slow in getting our drinks but otherwise an excellent night. 100% recommend! So worth the money.
Fantastic date night. Tasty small plates. Great vibe! Thanks
Superbly tasty lunch…the braised beef is amazing as is the beef tataki. The service was very pleasant and the atmosphere relaxing. Overall, it’s a great spot for lunch
Great, relaxed meal.
Best dishes were the Vietnamese pancake and the cod dish.
Little bit donuts put it over the top.
The only thing I found to not be value- was the overpriced glasses of wine. Everything else was amazing!
Amazing!!! Always outstanding. Very consistent food quality and service.
Great meal. I suggest sharing with friends. Try everything
nice space. food came out all at significantly different times (even the side of noodles to the meat dish for one person). food was really good but overpriced for what it was.
Started off great but my meal came out raw and cold. I was pretty disappointed in that ..
Great food, great service. Unusual menu. Somewhat expensive
Everything from cleanliness, ambiance, service and food was amazing. I will be coming back and recommending this place to others.
Had the fish tacos, beef lettuce wraps, and the papaya salad. All dishes were loaded with flavour! Great cocktail options- had Palomas and the Sidedoor Bourbon cocktail, both were delicious.
Super fast service and very sociable waiter, we asked to be moved to the area with more light and were moved quickly without any issues. Love the decor- specifically in the area with the windows, tons of plants, navy textured velvet booths, wood accents and tons of natural light.
Side door was fantastic! We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary and we could not be more pleased. Everything was spectacular. Our waitress really made our experience amazing too with her perfect recommendations and pleasant personality. We will definitely be coming back to side door in the near future and will recommend it.
The cocktail Sunset on Aberdeen was amazingly good, the seafood platter as well.
This place is amazing. Had my wedding here came back for wifes bday. Max was awesome
Our server was fantastic, had great recommendations and really made the experience a home run for us.
I read the reviews and thought we would give this place a try and I am so glad we did!!! Food was fresh, tasty and well presented. We will be back for sure
Great food, a good mix of stable items and new items, the service is always perfect and I absolutely love their cocktails.
Highly recommend! The food is AMAZING, service great, made a bday celebration perfect!
We went here for our wedding anniversary with two foodie friends. I am a good cook so when I want to go out it is for food, it needs to be the best. Our friends had never been to the Sidedoor, and were blown away. Everything was superb, and we had a wonderful dinner of starters and a side dish. Our server was excellent, thoughtful and not intrusive but always there when needed. I recommend this place for great food, great srvice and a fun ambience.
Amazing restaurant! Food was to die for and the staff was very helpful and attentive
Sidedoor is our go-to to meet up with girlfriends and celebrate big milestones. Olivia was attentive and provided great suggestions for items to meet our needs and dietary requirements - braised beef, black cod, green papaya salad, fish tacos, and of course donuts, were a hit. The patio was a perfect backdrop to people watch and enjoy the last days of summer. Other staff, including Santiago, were as friendly and helpful as Olivia. Definitely returning!
Nice setting, nice service, but some food items were not very good: Mapo tofu was dry and overly spiced, eggplant dish was bland, green mango salad and Vietnamese pancake were very good, however.
I noted the reservation was for a birthday - nothing was acknowledged. They seemed to forget our reservation when we got there. Our main waitress was kind but the other servers had an attitude. Portions were super small
The food was delicious and they have lots of gluten free options. Fun atmosphere and a good place to go for a fun fancy dinner! The service was a bit slower when it got busier but nothing crazy!
Lovely and romantic ambiance, great service and friendly staff, delicious food and cocktails. Only good things to say about Sidedoor!
Fantastic food and service
Excellent repas. Service peu efficace
The food is as good as ever but the menu has changed and the prices have gone up. Understandable given the circumstances but a bit of a shock. We miss the old lunch menu that featured combination plates with small portions. Sidedoor absolutely needs to revisit its packaging for leftovers. Way too much plastic and unecessary bulk.
Le Sidedoor est l’endroit idéal pour les foodies de passage dans la capitale et qui visite le Byward Market. J’ai adoré les plats d’inspirations street food de l’Asie du Sud-Est avec des touches mexicaines. Ils se sont trompé dans ma commande donc j’ai eu les fish tacos gratuitement. Ne partez pas sans avoir goûté à leurs irrésistibles mini beignes.
Lovely decor inside and very friendly staff! Ordered the shrimp curry and strip loin and was very satisfied. Highly recommend getting some donuts afterwards!
Good was delicious!
I made my reservation online and requested to be seating in their greenhouse type of area. We were seated there and it was so beautiful. The booth seats were comfy and clean. There was a huge group of guys next to us and they were fairly loud, which kind of made it hard to hear each other. Very nice location, away from the noisy street.
My husband and I shared the pork boa as an appetizer, that was so good! For dinner I had the braised beef with Jasmine rice on the side. This dish was very good, it could have used a little more flavour but that doesn’t change my mind on the dish. My husband ordered Gong boa chicken which he also really enjoyed. Though he was a little disappointed because he thought he was getting boa buns.
3 dishes + 2 drinks each + tip = more than $150
The food was amazing. I would definitely recommend visiting Side Door if you’re in Ottawa!
Very good restaurant, food was ecellent and the service too. We could taste the freshesnt of the ingredients. I recommend it.
Stewed chicken wasn’t awesome, but everything else was. Taco’s and donuts
Menu was limited and did not make that much sense (Mexican and asian food). Drink menu did not really match food, limited drinks to pair with food. Would have liked a bit more effort here to develop drink and food menu to work together. Seems like you are tailoring to tourists and can't put stake in the ground to develop own style. Mains should be removed and replaced with more sharing dishes. Do not understand how a 100g piece of black cod in dashi broth is worth 36$ with a few pieces of bokchoy or whatever limited greens were in there.
Restaurant is well situated but inside is old and drab. Old wood tables are sticky and wallpaper (lol) was dirty and pealing. This restaurant deserves a solid makeover to match more modern food.
Waitress was too busy with big tables and barely checked in with us (poor management of tables here). Had one drink at beginning and basic Hakutsuru Sake (you would think that a menu comprised of majority of asian food would have good asian pairings to go with or at least a larger selection of sake). I would have probably eaten more food and had one or two glasses of wine but I just did not get that opportunity.
Overall, okay experience but will not return or recommend. Way overpriced!
Suck good food and service. The servers were stretched so thin they were literally running to keep up but kept an amazingly positive attitude. We had a great time!
The food was amazing if you love Asian cuisine. It really fills you up and looks very aesthetic for photos, especially their donut tower that comes on this cute silver tray that high tea parties place their pastries on. Overall, it was a great experience with friends to dine at!
It has been a long 20 months since I’d been back to the Sidedoor, and the food was just as incredible as I’d remembered it. My personal favourites are the Vietnamese pancakes and the Shrimp (w green curry) - unbelievably delicious! Service was good too, especially given the shortage of staff that is currently roiling the restaurant industry. An great experience, I can’t wait to go back!
Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 907 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.