Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar
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w/ yuzu marmalade and gingered jalapeño
Vietnamese Salt & Pepper Calamari
Green Papaya Salad
w/ cashews, mint, thai basil & crispy taro
Excellent restaurant, surtout pour des groupes de 4 ou plus - cela permet de commander de nombreux plats et de partager, et ainsi de goûter à toutes les saveurs que ce restaurant a à offrir. Service toujours impeccable, personnel très sympathique.
Service was very slow. Took for our drinks and our order of food was list.
Excellent experience with an amazing serverwho knew the menu very well and recommended good choices. thank you!
Such an amazing place for the best Asian fusion in town. Obsessed! And their Peach drink was just want we needed!
This has always been one of my favourite market restaurants, for the quality of the food and the nice terrace. Lunch yesterday featured, as always, really good Asian fusion food--the Vietnamese Pancake is especially good--and the server was also very good. However, there seems to be a lack of coordination between the kitchen and the servers with courses delivered at the wrong time etc. The restaurant really is though excellent and undoubtedly the repeated shutdowns etc., have complicated things.
The food was so amazing
Food was good but question the value versus taste
Awesome evening! Great weather . We were in the shade. Great service with Hanna. The oysters , sashimi , calamari , fish tacos and the donuts were all delicious. The Cava Anna was also great.
It was a great experience! The food was delicious, great service and great ambiance. It was my second time and I would still love to go back.
Excellent food and service! I could easily become a regular here.
The service was so quick and it was amazing. I loved that all the starters were shareable. Everything was delicious and the ambiance on the patio nice too!
The beef curry is amazing. Good service, good atmosphere.
We had a wonderful dinner on the patio of the Sidedoor restaurant. Because the patio is located within the historic Clarendon Lanes courtyard, it is quiet and picturesque. The food was delicious and well presented and was served in plates that encourage sharing. The service staff was friendly and helpful, albeit a little stretched with all tables occupied. I have already recommended this restaurant to friends. We will be back!
Sidedoor never disappoints! Excellent.
We always enjoy being there.
I had the pancake and the tofu bowl! The food and drinks were very good and we were seated in a perfect spot in the corner of the patio. There was plenty of space and it wasn't too crowded, even considering we were there on Canada Day. Our server was super helpful and very nice. The only think that was unexpected was that the tofu bowl was ONLY tofu. I was expecting some other veggies, or rice or greens. But still very tasty (just a lot of tofu!).
always a great time, the menu items are top-notch, just be sure to make a reservation as this place fills up fast on nice sunny days!
Super tasty food, and they’ve done a great job with their patio. Great night all around!
Great food, everything was cooked well with creative fusions. The atmosphere was great (probably one of the best patios in Ottawa), tree coverage, and umbrellas kept us from boiling in the sun. The patio is in a court yard so very little street noise even though your in the heart of downtown. The servers are all great even after being away for so long. Granted it was a little expensive, but worth it!
Sidedoor is one of the best not-so-much hidden gem of the market.
The entre and sides were excellent. We had the miso black cod, steamed rice, and side of veg.
Tacos were mediocre .. the fish was a good 4/5 but the sweet potato was closer to a 3 considering presentation.
Our reso was at 530 and we didn't get out until 845 because the service slowed down significantly when the patio filled up. We finished our entre before 7pm and waited over 1.5 hours for the bill and dessert.
Lovely place and delicious food!
Long story short the reason for my poor review is I was fed pork without my knowledge. I ordered shrimp, and the hostess punched in shrimp but somehow I ended up eating pork and getting billed for it. After this horrific confirmation, they continuously apologized and didn't make me pay anything. I didn't want to leave this review but just for my fellow muslims be cautious with the shrimp wontons vs pork dumplings. I would like to go again to give them another chance but I am a little traumatized.
A good place to go to eat with friends or family. The services is do nice , and the foods is just delicious. I would come back to eat there for sure.
Fantastic food & drinks. Great customer service and ambiance! Recommended.
Excellent food, awesome courtyard patio in downtown. Would recommend if you are into Asian influence and creative food.
I'm impressed with the quality of the dishes and service is always exceptional. I broke my wine glass and within 15 seconds someone had replaced my glass and tidied up the table. Excellent. The only slight downfall is that some of the smaller dishes are priced quite high. I got the "Son in Law Egg", delicious, but $10 is very expensive for a couple bites. Overall excellent and worth the visit! :)
Lobster was chewy and cold. Had to ask for kitchen to bring another one out. They did, so +1 for them on that. Still left a good tip cause i feel bad about covid
Waitress was very helpful and food was delicious. Great atmosphere!
Went for my friend’s 30th birthday.
The food was excellent however the service was really disappointing. The waitress even didn’t bring something special for her birthday (I wrote a note in the reservation when I reserved) and she also didn’t seem happy to be there. Unfortunately, we will not be back.
The location is great and the service excellent. The papaya salad could have used a little more of a kick to it ... but that is personal preference.
Food was excellent specially the Salmon Sashimi, Thai Salad, Short Rib Currey and of course the donuts!
Delicious food and very generous sizes! Lovely staff and a relaxed atmosphere.
Strangely quiet. Server was awful no personality just very cold. Food was great. Nice spot
Awesome experience! Always been one of my favourite place in Ottawa.
The table and menu were sticky - suggesting that they had not been properly cleaned. They seemed to prioritise portion size over quality. The food had a good level of spice but lacked flavour and the textures were questionable. Objectively, the food wasn't bad, but it wasn't good, and most certainly was not worth the price.
Service was okay, weren’t checked on too often. Table was decent and the food was okay as well. Portions were realistically small for the mains but sides were a healthy portion. Wasn’t a perfect meal but would still return again.
Took my wife here on her bday. Awesome ambience. Food was not great. We ordered pork dumpling, fish taco and gong pao chicken. The dumpling wrapper was too think and chewy. Tacos were okay. The gong pao chicken was really well cooked but had way too many schzewan peppercorns. The signature sidedoor bourbon cocktail was also medocre. Limited dessert selection.
The food and service was excellent but it was quite slow in receiving our food. The value for the food is far superior to their competitors. It allows you to try different things.
Really beautiful and friendly staff!
Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 865 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.