26 Ottawa Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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.

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Restaurants:La Roma Restaurant, Carben Restaurant, Banco Bistro - Casino du Lac Leamy
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Global, International, American
Neighborhoods:Ottawa, Downtown, Gatineau
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

La Roma Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Ottawa
336 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Great food and even better service. We loved the whole experience.
Outdoor Dining in Exclusive
2 people mentioned the Calamari

Carben Restaurant

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
632 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Our first indoor dining experience since COVID was excellent! Took such great care of us, managed food allergies superbly- creating tasty substitutions when required so we could alRead more
Best Value in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Mushrooms Appetizer

Banco Bistro - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·American·
Gatineau
525 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
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
4 people mentioned the Poutine
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Common Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
112 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
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
157 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Happy Hour
  • Hot Spot
Love it. It was my friends birthday and we had tons of fun
Hot Spot in Ottawa
1 people mentioned the Bruschetta Bread

Sterling Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
925 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
The portions ordered were extremely generous. With these main dishes, you do not require any appetizers. The food is delicious. We came from Toronto to come here. It was well worthRead more
Special Occasion in Montreal / Quebec
32 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Feast + Revel

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
248 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Our hostess and server were wonderful and so friendly
8 people mentioned the Poutine

Fairouz Cafe

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
1,120 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
This was the first time I had a chance to eat at their new location and it was wonderful. The food is sublime and the service is impeccable. Fairouz is such a treat!
Healthy in Ottawa
20 people mentioned the Pita
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Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hunt Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
185 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Worth the Drive
  • Bar Seating
Prawn tagliari should be served without tails on the prawns (shrimp)
Good Vegetarian Options in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Sangria

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
671 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
The food was amazing.
16 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet
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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
ByWard Market
907 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
The only thing I found to not be value- was the overpriced glasses of wine. Everything else was amazing!
Healthy in Ottawa
35 people mentioned the Calamari
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Milan Gatineau

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
225 reviews
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Very good services! Steak ok, risotto 5 stars, free crème brûle for my birthday? Brésilienne coffee xcellent
2 people mentioned the Hamburger Steak

Arôme - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gatineau
1,187 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
We use to like the seafood platter for two and go once a month, we have tried the new version and it is not worth the $146 for two and we didn't like it. We returned and started wRead more
13 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Soca Kitchen

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
1,008 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Tapas
Wonderful celebration dinner ! Food was delicious.
11 people mentioned the Calamari
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Tomo Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
100 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
The sushi - specifically the tuna, was fantastic because it was freshly delivered (so we were told). So, go there on Thursdays if you want melt-in-your-mouth sushi.
Business Meals in Ottawa
3 people mentioned the Soy Sauce
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Fauna

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
987 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
The food was creatively prepared and beautifully presented. The service was knowledgeable, courteous and attentive.
Fit for Foodies in Ottawa
7 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

$$$$·Breakfast·
Downtown
354 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Fit for Foodies
Everything was really good and everyone was super nice and took good care of us
Great for Brunch in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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Milestones Grill + Bar - Pinecrest

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
521 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Great food and service. Expensive meal with wine totally $75 /person.
Great for Brunch in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Milestones Grill + Bar - Ottawa - Sussex

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
485 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
First rate service and the process of checking in and clearing the vaccination inspection were most efficient. The food was good and selection is good.
8 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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