26 Ottawa Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

Restaurants:La Roma Restaurant, Houston Avenue Bar & Grill - Gatineau, Carben Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steak, Global, International
Neighborhoods:Ottawa, Gatineau, Downtown

La Roma Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Ottawa
269 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Birthday lunch
97% recommended
Best Food in Exclusive
2 people mentioned the Calamari

Houston Avenue Bar & Grill - Gatineau

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
76 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
Started our Valentine's Day off right with a romantic atmosphere thanks to the red lights and delicious food. Service was excellent as well!
87% recommended
2 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Carben Restaurant

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
552 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
I genuinely have never felt so drawn into a restaurant experience. I can't recommend this place enough... it's beyond stunning, the food was unlike anything I've ever had, and the Read more
92% recommended
11 people mentioned the Mushrooms Appetizer
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Bar Laurel

$$$$·Spanish·
Downtown
276 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food, friendly and knowledgeable waiter, the ally where the table was could have been jazzed up a bit but we were just happy to be out for our anniversary during the lockdownRead more
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Haloumi

Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Downtown
327 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Cozy
  • Casual
Amazing food and great flights of wine! There are so many wines to choose from and everything was fantastic. We will be back next time we visit Ottawa.
95% recommended
4 people mentioned the Calamari
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Banco Bistro - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·American·
Gatineau
525 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything was very good the food, ambience, atmosphere except for not being able to reserve a certain table on a side wall near the buffet because of my husband being handicapped Read more
89% recommended
4 people mentioned the Poutine
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Industria Pizzeria + Bar - Ottawa

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
241 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
We were a table of 4. The men were parking the car and we two ladies decided to get our table and order a drink while waiting. The girl at the front desk showed us to a table by Read more
6 people mentioned the Calamari
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Common Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
112 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Great server, great food and great drinks! Shoutout to Sheldon for doing such an amazing job at serving us!
2 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Jack Astor's - Ottawa (Kanata)

$$$$·Canadian·
Kanata
146 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Comfort Food
  • Hot Spot
Food was excellent and our server Megan was wonderful
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Bruschetta Bread
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Sterling Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
838 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
I would have rated the food a 5 star however the potatoes were too salty. However the steak was outstanding, cooked to perfection and very tender. Overall it was a very good experiRead more
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in Montreal / Quebec
32 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Feast + Revel

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
245 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Food was excellent quality, had some really interesting (and delicious) options and the service was professional but not stuffy! We were so glad we selected this restaurant!
81% recommended
8 people mentioned the Poutine
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Fairouz Cafe

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
1,029 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Always dependable and delicious food with unique cocktails.
92% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Ottawa
20 people mentioned the Pita
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Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hunt Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
177 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
Excellent, fast and friendly service and excellent food!
93% recommended
2 people mentioned the Sangria

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
641 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
it was good and tasty. Service amazing. I found it didn't have alot of variety...for the price. It used to be a lot better.
84% recommended
16 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet
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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
ByWard Market
807 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Pricy, but worth every penny. Best meal we've had in Ottawa. We'll be back, it was simply outstanding.
92% recommended
Business Meals in Ottawa
35 people mentioned the Calamari
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Milan Gatineau

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
179 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
good food, nice environment, it was easy to fine
92% recommended
2 people mentioned the Hamburger Steak
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Arôme - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gatineau
928 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Very good food and professional servers
91% recommended
Steakhouse in Montreal / Quebec
13 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Soca Kitchen

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
814 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing dinner, we felt really safe while eating at the restaurant, I know there are tough times ahead and you have our full support!
88% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Calamari
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Tomo Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
70 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Healthy
We went around 5 on a Friday, and while rather quiet it was exactly what we were looking for. The food was delicious and well priced.
100% recommended
3 people mentioned the Soy Sauce
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Fauna

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
822 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Creative Cuisine
The Fries, Short Ribs and Mushroom Cavatelli are delish! Ribs are super tender, fries are crispy and very tasty with the Steak Spice and the Mushroom Cavatelli is yum! Too bad theyRead more
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Ottawa
7 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Downtown
298 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Afternoon Tea
Cute little spot for high-tea and brunch! Food tastes great, plating is beautiful and service is lovely
87% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the High Tea

Milestones Grill + Bar - Pinecrest

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
414 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Last Friday was our second patio lunch, returning to a full patio on a beautiful day because we enjoyed our first experience so much. The staff has coped with Covid very well and aRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Milestones Grill + Bar - Ottawa - Sussex

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
410 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
Nice restaurant, parking not so easy to find . A little pricy
92% recommended
Business Meals in Ottawa
8 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Sweet Basil Restaurant - Ottawa

$$$$·Thai·
Downtown
3 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Parking an issue but worth it the hassle. Dinner is easier than lunch for a spot
100% recommended
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The Stone Cellar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Perth
320 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
The food was delicious, though one of my guests needed her main course reheated and the other commented that his vegetables were less than hot! Initial service was a bit slow, butRead more
92% recommended
9 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

DiVino Wine Studio

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
220 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
This was a surprise that we were late arriving Birthday girl arrived before us and the restaurant handled everything perfectly. Great food. Amazing service. Excellent wine So dRead more
96% recommended
9 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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