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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:Downtown, Gatineau
For 2 people today
Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM

La Roma Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
222 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
We enjoyed the jazz !! And for me the decor of the restaurant was a surprise. Some of the restaurants on Preston are a little tired. This one is lovely ! Wait staff was very profesRead more
90% recommended
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
494 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
I accidentally typed quiet for noise level. The restaurant is actually somewhat noisy but that would never stop us from returning. Carben is first rate and one of the very best reRead more
93% recommended
Best Value in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Mushrooms Appetizer

Bar Laurel

$$$$·Spanish·
Downtown
206 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Charming and cozy atmosphere, delicious food although the menu could be a bit more descriptive. Noise level was quite loud so it was hard to talk to company. Would definitely go agRead more
91% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Haloumi

Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Downtown
267 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
It was our anniversary and we had an amazing time. We had our first date there and the staff made us feel like they were just as excited! Thank you so much
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Ottawa
4 people mentioned the Calamari

Banco Bistro - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·American·
Gatineau
454 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Comfort Food
Servers were so attentive!
85% recommended
American in Montreal / Quebec
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
96 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
This is the best place I've ever been for breakfast! Too bad I can't give SIX stars! If you arrive before 9am you'll probably have just some minutes awaiting. After that... an hourRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Jack Astor's - Ottawa (Kanata)

$$$$·Canadian·
Kanata
135 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Cozy
We had a large group here for dinner and it was pretty decent. I’m not sure if it was because it was a bigger group or not but we waited quite awhile for our food. Our waitress wasRead more
93% recommended
Good for Groups in Ottawa
1 people mentioned the Bruschetta Bread

Sterling Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
751 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
A classic, old school, steak house. Incredible steaks. Incredible wine.
93% recommended
Special Occasion in Montreal / Quebec
32 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Feast + Revel

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
203 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Birthdays
It was our first time at Feast and Revel, but it won't be our last. The evening was fantastic. The kitchen was able to accommodate my need to be gluten free. The food was deliciouRead more
Sunday Lunch in Ottawa
8 people mentioned the Poutine

Fairouz

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
891 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
One of the best food I have had. This is our second time there and we would be coming back again. Everything we ordered from appetizer to main dishes to dessert was top notch, fromRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa
20 people mentioned the Pita

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hunt Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
151 reviews
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Our out of town guests were impressed. I always love the Vegetarian bowl with seared tuna. Wines are reasonably priced. A little bit noisy but great atmosphere and service.
94% recommended
Business Meals in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Sangria

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
589 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent food at a reasonable price
87% recommended
Great for Brunch in Ottawa
16 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet

Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
ByWard Market
724 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Sat on the sunny terrace for lunch by a nice autumn Thursday. There was hardly anybody at the restaurant. Why!? Out of fashion? Don’t think so. Food variety is there , originally cRead more
94% recommended
Good for Groups in Ottawa
35 people mentioned the Calamari

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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Milan Gatineau

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
134 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Excellent food, excellent service
92% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Montreal / Quebec
2 people mentioned the Hamburger Steak

Arôme - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gatineau
703 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Waterfront
The seafood platter is to die for! Everything was excellent!
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Montreal / Quebec
13 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Soca Kitchen

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
602 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Nice place, good ambience, great selection of cocktails and wines, delicious food, attentive service!
84% recommended
Best Food in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Calamari

Tomo Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
63 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Great food and service.
90% recommended
Best Value in Ottawa
3 people mentioned the Soy Sauce

Fauna

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
684 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
I am never disappointed when I go to Fauna - for business and personal.
92% recommended
Healthy in Ottawa
7 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Downtown
231 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
I brought my 88 year old stepmom and she loved it. Carlie is a gem of a host and made the experience very special. Would have liked maybe a few more savoury treats. Will go back .
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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Milestones Grill + Bar - Pinecrest

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
300 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
really enjoyed our meal there the service was outstanding and no pressure to leave after we had ended our meal which was really appreciated well done
95% recommended
11 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Milestones Grill + Bar - Ottawa - Sussex

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
326 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
Our food was really good and the server was excellent too. The only criticism of my food was that the lobster sliders hardly had any filling in them. It was too noisy but we are oRead more
Pre/post theatre in Ottawa
8 people mentioned the Prime Rib

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
271 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
We, were there for lunch to celebrate a few birthdays and visitors from out of town. The service was excellent and they were able to create a great meal for my wife who has severalRead more
88% recommended
9 people mentioned the Rack Lamb