Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar
Green Papaya Salad
w/ cashews, mint, thai basil & crispy taro
w/ yuzu marmalade and gingered jalapeo
w/ panaeng curry, roasted peanuts & fresh herbs
they weren’t even opened. no one picked up the phone either.
This reservation was made prior to the government shutdown of indoor dining. However, outdoor dining was still permitted. At the day and time of the reservation outdoor dining was still possible and enjoyable. We arrived at the restaurant at noon, the time of the reservation. There was nobody there and no notice as to whether someone might arrive shortly to serve on the patio. We waited for approximately 15 minutes and nobody showed up and I received no email or text message to inform me. We left and had a very enjoyable terrace lunch at another restaurant. While I understand the difficulties restaurants might have with the changing government regulations, I don't think it would have been asking too much to post a notice, to send a text or email, etc., to inform potential dinners: a totally unacceptable disregard for customers, and I might add fairly regular customers. I doubt I will return in the near future, irrespective of government regulations.
Pricy, but worth every penny. Best meal we've had in Ottawa. We'll be back, it was simply outstanding.
I when there whit my friend for my birthday we sitting down there like for 15 minute whit out server so we was mad and we leave the restaurant we go to a other restaurant they serve us quickly and everything was okay
The Sidedoor is my favorite restaurant on the Market. The menu is unique and the food delicious! ... the gourmet tacos are the best.
The food we ordered was very good and it was fresh. The donut were still hot and they melted in our mouth. The ambiance is super classy and chill. Great time
Food was fresh and tasty; lots of space for diners, great ambience in the solarium and service was thorough without being obsequious. Definitely a repeat.
Excellent food. Compliments to the chef.
Server was attentive and helpful
Tasty and filling food.
Absolutely great restaurant. Audacious food choices, well presented with knowledgeable employees.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Side Door. The only negative was with the speed of service. we both ordered cocktails with the expectation that food would not arrive until we had finished. All of our dishes arrived shortly after our cocktail and in fact we had everything on the table within half an hour of our arrival. We will return but people should be aware to only order one dish at a time, and not start ordering until they are ready to start eating
I've ordered the lobster thinking I'll get a whole one finding out it's a lobster soup. It was really tatsty but not enough lobster in it. Cocktails are awesome!!
Superbe endroit je dirais même un trésor caché! Intérieur joliment décoré et la terrasse très mignonne . J’ai pris le beef wrap letuce très bon , même décadent. Le fish tacos également très bien assaisonné et les dumplings savoureux! Mon coup de cœur à Ottawa
We had a great time staff was pleasant and food/drinks were good.
This restaurant offers amazing food, wine list, ambiance and service. We always have a good time when we go there.
The outdoor terrace was beautiful and dumplings just outstanding! It's a must try
It was great! Expensive though.
Food was superb! Served quickly. Excellent COVID protocols and socially distanced tables. Charming and attentive service. Would visit again!
Family vacation’s first stop, glad it was open during COVID-19 season with patio and roof over the side of the restaurant.
The food was so good, highly recommend the calamari!
The tacos here are amazing! I appreciate the vegan options.. including chorizo tacos! They even added a candle to our donuts to make my partner’s birthday special :)
Had a great time with friends
Delicious!! Highly recommend and you must order some donuts
Had a great time.
Great time celebrating our friends bachelorette our server was fantastic and then the GM was very helpful in ensuring our group who have food allergies were able to order something safe for them. Thank you so much!
Fabulous meal once again - never disappoints!!
Very cosy place where the food is amazing... i ll go back again on my next visit to Ottawa
The atmosphere was great, and adds to the experience. Service was ok, waitress was not super attentive. Never checked in to see if we wanted more drinks. And another attendant who helped us with our bills stood over our shoulders while we processed our payments on the debit machine - a little uncomfortable. Food was really good - maybe a little pricey for what you get but we still enjoyed the flavours and presentation. I Would return again - overall the experience was good.
You told us that we had to eat quicker because you over booked. Thats so rude
We had the fish tacos, the dumplings, all three curries (lobster, beef, lentil) and the bibimbap. The tacos are great and the dumplings were good too. The sauce in the lobster curry was amazing and the beef was very tender. The lentil curry was less good and the tofu in it was quite burnt. The bibimbap was good but there were a lot of flavours going on in it. For a party of 4 I would recommend a couple of starters and then the beef and lobster curries since they are quite large (we ended up taking a lot home). Also, given the price, I feel like they should include rice with the curries (a bowl of rice is $4 extra). The doughnuts were great.
Server was attentive, the Food was great and in a lively setting.
Love the food and service here. Will continue coming back.
The food is fantastic every time I’ve come to Sidedoor; been to restaurants all around the world and this one is still one of my favourites.
I love the vibe of this restaurant. The ambiance is so wonderful. All of the staff were friendly and helpful :) the food is outstanding. Everything I have tried here is just delicious! One of my favourite spots in Ottawa!
Good food, fun format and a nice space in the Byward Market
Food was excellent super tasty and the price was reasonable big portions..loved the food
Great restaurant, vibe, food and service. The quality of the dishes was amazing. The waiter always made sure that we were ok and answered all our questions. Will go back again!
Great food but service has really gone downhill the last couple of times we have gone here for dinner. It takes a long time to be served after we are seated and staff isn’t very friendly.
There are lots of other restaurants around with great food and service, so it is no longer worth it to come here - it’s unfortunate.
Awesome experience as usual. Plan om spending a few hours to do it right. Great for an intimate group of you want to try lots. Only issue was where we were seated was so cold from the door. It was one of those -30 nights though.
Great place for the ambiance and food. The entrees were a touch pricey though.
Amazing food, great service!
Only complaint was that it was a bit cold near the big windows. Bring a sweater :)
Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 807 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.