We enjoyed Spin for another great holiday brunch. The atmosphere was a bit different this time due to a large number of hockey tournament visitors but it was another great brunch and we look forward to returning for Easter or Mother's Day!
Betty is the best server ever. She is amazingly professional and helpful.
Love coming here for lunch. Have been twice with my infant daughter and have always felt welcome. Manager went out of his way to ensure that our daughter was enjoying herself.
Love the quiche of the day! Always my favourite!
When given cash for payment, the lady server asked if we needed change. I find that practice insulting. Considering the amount of the bill and the amount of cash given as payment, no change would have meant a tip of over 20 %. Why ask, simply give the change and let the customers decide how much they want to leave for tip. It would also be nice if the server would ask if she should bring separate bills instead of assuming that one bill would be OK. I hope I get a different server next time I visit Spin Kitchen.
I was disappointed that Spins no longer offered their gourmet burger. However, the quiche and tomato/chickpea soup were both delicious, and service was prompt.
Thus place I though would good. Since it was in the heart of Ottawa. Only decent thing I ate on the menu was lobster roll. I gave the place a couple trys. It was not worth it...tasteless and not anything worth the price. It seemed like no love put in and from a bag or freezer.
One of the best happy hour deal in town. Convenient location. We had a good time and enjoyed the food/drinks from the happy hour and regular menus. Try the pork sliders if they are still on the menu! My friend's kid really enjoyed the kid's menu.
My boss, a coworker and I had a semi-celebratory lunch here - our first time at this restaurant even though we work in the tower next door. Everything about this place was wonderful - the wine, an Ontario Chardonnay was chilled perfectly and tasted divine. The tomato and chickpea bisque was fresh and delicious and the Maritime lobster roll was perfect. Prices were way more reasonable than I was expecting and the portions were plentiful. My boss and I split the bisque as our waitress said it was a big portion and I'm so glad we did as even the split bowls were huge. I would recommend this for all occasions, service is quick and very friendly. Will plan more office events here in the future.
Very nice place with great service and delicious food.
Thanks! We will come back for sure.
We had only 1 hour to order and eat lunch and they delivered! Our group of 14 was in and out in under an hour!
The Indian butter chicken was unbelievable - the best I ever had. So moist and creamy, and the naan was soft and crisp with just enough garlic. Drooling thinking about that meal! (I had the turkey club on cranberry raisin loaf the day before and it was good but nothing to write home about.)
Great friendly service to top it off! Will be back no doubt on next trip to Ottawa!
A business lunch with friends... What a great place to meet! Food and service were both excellent. I've been to Spin twice and both occasions were excellent! Thanks!
I love, love, love your Salad Nicoise. My friend was very happy to be able to choose her own salad ingredients and was very happy with the result. You are close by to my office and my first choice for lunch. Our server was amazing, so attentive but unobtrusive. We are both older women and very much appreciated not being called "dear". This happens a lot in restaurants and we both find it condescending. I always tip less with this happens. Just a word of note for your servers.
There were three of us in our party and we all found our food to be quite good. It was not amazing, but as far as sandwiches go they were good. I had gluten free bread and found it to be better than average.
Excellent food and service, interesting and varied menu; a great downtown place for a lunch meeting.
Every time I travel to Ottawa for work, I stay at the Marriott to have dined at Spin many times. The food is always good and the service is always excellent. My only issue is that the food is a bit pricey if I were to pay myself, but otherwise, I would have no issues recommending Spin because the staff always make you feel comfortable and the food is always pleasing,
The only reason to eat here is if you stay at the hotel and is too cold to go outside. Diner quality food and service at hotel restaurant prices.
I'll start by saying I never ever complain about restaurants..... But I was a little disappointed with the food at Easter Brunch. I was looking forward to the "waffle station" only to get there and realize I had to make the waffle myself! The waffle timer didn't work and the waffle exploded in front of me. To top it off there was absolutely no fruit or whipped cream or anything to put on a waffle.
The hot buffet was nearly empty on everything and didn't get refilled the whole time I was there.
The omelette station was an actual omelet station. :) it was good. The desserts were amazing and the service was good. Our waitress was super friendly.
I left feeling disappointed, a little hungry, and that $30 a person was not worth it that day.
I don't know if I'd ever go back.
Spin is a great place for a lunch with work colleagues. The atmosphere is relaxed and if you have a table by a window or wall, it is relatively quiet. the food is very good but a tad pricey, especially the salad builder.
I was very pleased with the quality of the food. The plates were well presented, the food was fresh and there is a good selection. We were well received by the maître D, however, the only negative aspect was the lady that was serving us, she did not have a very friendly demeanor. She was a bit brusque which was a little embarrassing since I was taking some colleagues from another country and would have liked if the service had been a little more friendly.
An old work colleague and I regularly get together at Spin for lunch. They always provide us with a table by the window, as per our request and the service is great. We usually have salads but I have had the quiche twice and it is very good. My friend had the fish and chips for the first time and found the fish batter to be very greasy. Overall, we enjoy Spin and will definitely go back. Thank you.
Spin is the perfect place for lunches with colleagues. I always ask for a table by a window or wall as it can be a bit noisy in the middle. I really appreciate that they always accommodate my request. The servers are very friendly and efficient but not intrusive. I recommend it.
After a long day my colleague and didn't want to go out so we decided to stay at the hotel and eat at the hotel restaurant. That is a choice I've often regretted, but not this time. The menu was varied and the food was very good. Our server was less than enthusiastic, but she was attentive. Although there are many fabulous places to eat in Ottawa, if you choose to just stay put at the hotel, you'll be OK at the Spin Kitchen and Bar.
Food and service were excellent. Quiet atmosphere, very nice to go for lunch with friends.
Ceviche was awesome! 6$ Menu before 6pm worth it for appys.
Our server, Melissa, was fantastic! She had just the right amount of 'check ins' and when were paying our bills and chatty with her, she was so kind and fun to talk to! We had brunch there and it was quiet and the food was great!
It was my 3rd time at Spin Kitchen and I loved it. I reserve on line and always ask for a table in a corner or by a window as the middle is too noisy and they have always been able to accommodate. We all had something different (burger, sandwiches) and all were very good. I will definitely go back and will recommend to anyone looking for a good place for either a business or personal lunch. I have yet to go for dinner but am planning to try it when I have an opportunity. Thank you
nice wine list and reasonably priced good menu, convenient downtown location to meet with friends and network for lunch and after work drinks
The menu provides lots of choices, and the quality of the food is very good. The wait staff are exceptional - particularly Betty, who is always pleasant, attentive and helpful. My favourite choice for a lunch downtown.
Really enjoyed the meal, especially the Calamari - probably the best we've had in Ottawa. Service was very good as well.
I would not recommend this restaurant. I had the Seafood Chowder and the Steak Frites. The service was both slow (they were not busy) and poor. The server asked me if I wanted bread - I said yes - but he did not brinf it. It was brought after my second trequest without an apology. He brought me a striploin steak without a steak knife. I asked for one, but he attended to another table before bringing it to me. The soup bowl and steak plate were both attractive making for a very nice presentation. However the food quality was a disappointment. The quantity of chowder was impressive but it was tepid. The strip loin was prepared to my specification (medium rare) but it lacked flavour and was dry. The rather good peppercorn jus partially rescued the steak. The frites were obviosly commercial pre-frozen fries of a fast food drive through quality.
Good for a business lunch. Large lunch menu, albeit with hotel (slightly high) prices. Fast, good and discreet service. I've been there several times and it has never disappointed.
My party required some accommodation and it was handled in an efficient and professional manner. Thank you!
Loved this entree. Well presented, amply serving and very delicious.
I'm ready to go back and have it again already!
I had the ceasar to start; a nice creamy sauce with a good mix of croutons, bacon, and cheese. You can get the steak frites or upgrade to an angus tenderloin for $5; I highly recommend the upgrade. The tenderloin is surprisingly comparable in quality to a full blown steakhouse and was absolutely delicious. Didn't have room for desert as the starter and main were quite filling. And couldn't say enough about our server, Ali; thank you!
I had been to Spin before and was not impressed. I found the food very average and the restaurant very noisy. This time however, I asked if we could have a table by a window and despite being quite busy, it was much quieter. Although we did not order anything extravagant, the food was excellent, as was the service. The waiter found out that we were celebrating a birthday and provided a complimentary dessert with candle. Very nice touch. We will definitely return.
We were 5 in our party, most of which had never been to Spin. Everyone loved the food (especially the fries!) and the service was fabulous. Our server was very timely and friendly. The location is perfect and the décor works for lunch. Although I am sure food is equally great in the evenings, I don't find the décor or table set up conducive for say a romantic dinner or group celebration.
Meeting up with old friends who made an hour long trek in to the city for us. The "out of towner" was picking the spot.
It was a great choice, superb food, nice compact yet varied menu and reasonable price point.
If they beefed up the wine list it would be five stars!
Excellent food. Friendly, professional service. Perfect lunch spot for the business crowd. My only remotely negative comment is with respect to the coffee. I love good coffee and do not mind paying more for it. At $4/cup, I expected better java. All other aspects were super.
The dinner was great, we had great food, great service, great experience. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends.
I recently booked the Spin Kitchen and Bar for a professional lunch. The ambiance, service and food were perfect. Our lunch was served very quickly so there were no concerns about getting away to afternoon meetings on time. The staff was excellent - very professional and attentive without seeming as though they were interrupting our lunch discussion. I food was also very tasty. I would definitely recommend Spin as a great place for business lunches in the downtown core.