Recommended By Our Concierge
15-MINUTE DRIVE / 5.2KM
1087 Wellington Street | (613) 695-5558
This fun and comfortable Spanish/Basque-influenced kitchen is centered around a large inviting bar. There are plenty of small bites and tapas style dishes to share, as well as many wines by the glass and an impressive sherry selection.
Bite Burger House
10-MINUTE WALK / 0.8 KM
108 Murray Street | (613) 562-2483
Cool and casual Byward Market hangout that makes some of the best burgers and comfort food in Ottawa, all made from locally sourced meat that's ground in-house daily. Check out their ever-changing selection of craft beers, fine wines, and specialty cocktails.
Copper Spirits and Sights
FIVE-MINUTE WALK / 600M
325 Dalhousie Street | (613) 321-1234
This beautiful rooftop lounge is located on the top floor of The Andaz Hotel. It is definitely a see and be seen destination unique to Ottawa and offers stunning city view.
DatSun Asian Plates and Bar
15-MINUTE WALK/ 3.9KM
380 Elgin Street | (613) 422-2800
An incredibly popular, funky, small plates restaurant featuring Asian sticky buns, pork belly, fried chicken, and other traditional fare. They don't take reservations, so prepare to go early or wait.
15-MINUTE WALK / 3.9KM
380 Elgin Street | (613) 422-2800
El Camino is run by the same owners as DatSun and is located directly beside it. A funky, Mexican joint, they serve small plates, the best tacos in the city, awesome cocktails and more. They don't take reservations, so prepare to go early or wait.
EVOO Greek Kitchen
10-MINUTE DRIVE / 5.2KM
438 Preston Street | (613) 695-3860
EVOO is a stylish, modern take on true, authentic Greek cuisine. They serve delicious, incredibly fresh food with very generous portions, have an inventive cocktail menu, and are perfectly situated in the heart of little Italy.
FIVE-MINUTE DRIVE / 2.7KM
343 Somerset Street | (613) 422-7700
This upscale Middle Eastern restaurant is located in a beautiful heritage mansion and serves modern interpretations of Middle Eastern and Turkish classics. Fairouz features elegant, creative plates made for sharing along with an excellent wine list.
Mason-Dixon Kitchen + Bar
10-MINUTE DRIVE / 4.7KM
424 Preston Street | (613) 422-7880
This southern BBQ and smokehouse joint is nestled in Little Italy. They serve classic dishes, like brisket and Nashville hot chicken and ribs, with new touches like creamy roasted bone marrow and smoked pig cheek chili verde. They have great drinks specials, a good bourbon selection, and affordable food prices.
10-MINUTE DRIVE / 6.2 KM
428 Preston Street | (613) 680-3860
Recently visited by the Concierge team, this new addition to the Preston Street dining scene is truly unique to Ottawa. Mati is Mediterranean inspired and specializes in raw seafood crudo and charcoal grilled meats. The beautiful, inviting bar in the center of the restaurant gives a perfect view of the custom-made grill that was brought in from Argentina.
Mezzanotte Bistro and Wine Bar
10-MINUTE WALK/ 650M
50 Murray Street | (613) 562-3978
My favourite classic Italian restaurant in Ottawa. The chefs add a wonderful touch of posh and modernity to some Italian classics. Expect excellent food, an inviting, courteous staff, and a great enivornment for groups.
North & Navy
FIVE-MINUTE DRIVE / 3.1KM
226 Nepean Street | (613) 232-6289
North and Navy is an upscale, rustic Northern Italian-inspired restaurant with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. Divided into two sections inside a beautiful centretown home, the restaurant offers formal white tablecloth dining along with an open concept bar area specializing in Italian tapas. A Concierge team favorite.
Play food & wine
TWO-MINUTE WALK / 350M
1 York Street | (613) 667-9207
One of Ottawa's most popular restaurants, Play food & wine bar features small plates, local food, and an ever-changing menu. It is also one of three restaurants owned by celebrated Ottawa Restaurateur Stephen Beckta.
The Pomeroy House
10-MINUTE DRIVE / 4.2KM
749 Bank Street | (613) 237-1658
Located in the trendy Glebe neighbourhood, this is one of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa. The Pomeroy House features small and mid-size plates, an excellent oyster selection, an amazing hot chicken dish, seasonal menu changes, rustic but elegant décor, and dimly lit lanterns. They have an incredible wine list, a very knowledgable staff, and luxurious food.
FIVE-MINUTE WALK/ 450M
62 Sparks Street | (613) 233-6262
This trendy, beautiful, Italian/Mediterranean-inspired restaurant features an incredible 70-foot brass bar and a frequently changing menu. Located inside a spectacularly renovated bank with 40-foot ceilings, this is likely the most popular restaurant in Ottawa right now. They have amazing cocktails, seafood offerings, and house-made pastas.
The Shore Club
ONE-MINUTE WALK / 20M
11 Colonel By Drive | (613) 569-5050
Located in the lobby of The Westin Ottawa, The Shore Club is a fantastic, high end steakhouse that also serves a delicious array of seafood options. They also boast a beautiful bar and private dining room.
Signatures: Le Cordon Bleu
10-MINUTE DRIVE / 2.8KM
463 Laurier Avenue East | (613) 236-2499
The only Cordon Bleu restaurant in the world, this restaurant offers fine French dining in a historic beautifully restored lumber baron’s mansion, impeccable service, and a constantly changing 3/5/8 course table d’hôte menu.
Soif: Bar a Vin
7-MINUTE DRIVE / 3.9 KM
88 rue Montcalm, Gatineau | (819) 600-7643
The owner of this incredibly unique wine bar is officially one of the best sommeliers in the world. Veronique and her culinary team have combined to create a comfortable but elevated dining experience with a focus on small plates that allow incredible wines to shine through the pairing. The food is elegant and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. This is a true local gem in the Ottawa/Gatineau region!
15-MINUTE DRIVE / 5.0KM
1082 Wellington Street West | (613) 722-0000
Hands down the best pizza in Ottawa, Neapolitan style - bubbling, charred, fantastic. It's located in a fun and funky neighbourhood called Hintonburg, where there are many restaurants. While they certainly specialize in pizza, this is actually a fantastic restaurant in general with a super-cool atmosphere. Another one of my personal favourites. I go here several times a year.
The Whalesbone Oyster House
430 Bank Street/231 Elgin Street
The best seafood restaurant in Ottawa. No comparison. It is Ocean Wise certified as well, serving only sustainable seafood choices.
The new location on Elgin Street has a wonderful steakhouse section of the menu. The incredible kitchen staff, fresh raw bar, and constantly changing menu with different seafood specialties make this one of my favourite restaurants.