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Article: Best Ottawa Restaurants

Best Ottawa Restaurants

Where To Eat In The Capital City

By Feb 24, 2020
Best Ottawa Restaurants

Looking for a delicious meal in Ottawa? Finding the best restaurants in our nation's capital is now almost as simple as taking a stroll along Murray Street, but that was not always the case.

Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand has been super trendy since it's opening. They are offering light and vibrant seafood dishes as well as many vegetable-focused small plates and savory handmade pasta dishes. The warm and convivial atmosphere suits any occasion.

North & Navy

This restaurant is inspiring its menu by the tradition and the dedication of the quality and the availability of the ingredients they are using to make your meal. They are combining some elements of our Canadian way of making food with some classic dishes from the North of Italy. Prepare to experiment a cuisine full of delicious seafood and vegetables, and a bit of whatever they get inspired by.


Come enjoy the bright flavors of Korea in an intimate atmosphere at Maht. Choose from many classic dishes such as rice cakes, stir-fried kimchi bowl or a sizzling bulgogi plate.



Book a table at town. to enjoy a refined dining experience featuring brilliant twists on Italian classics. Their menu highlights fresh, seasonal and unpretentious dishes. As they say, everyone is welcome at town. as long as you are hungry and thirsty!

Psst... Take a look around the corner from town., there is also a pretty great restaurant from the same owners called Citizen.


Sidedoor introduces you to a contemporary kitchen and bar, with a menu inspired by the street food of Southeast Asia. If you love the kind of dinner where everyone is sharing a meal placed at the center of the table, you'll definitely enjoy your evening at Sidedoor.

Fraser Café

The Fraser Café has been open since 2008 and has been offering a menu that is fresh and seasonal since 2008. They are using the best ingredients available at the market to make sure that you enjoy a fantastic meal at a reasonable price.


The Riviera takes place in an old and magnificent bank. Matthew Carmicheal and Jordan Holley, the two owners, want to offer you a new and creative Canadian cuisine, influenced by some Mediterranean elements. Try the seafood, fresh pasta or beef rib, and you won't be disappointed.


With their many locations, Whalesbone will conquer your heart and your belly with their oyster and seafood menu. Be ready for an exceptional food experience in the perfect mixture of a cozy and casual atmosphere.

Sansotei Ramen

Sansotei Ramen is your go-to ramen shop in Ottawa. Their menu is inspired by traditional ramens from various regions in Japan. Prepare to fall in love with their tonkotsu ramen and craving it every day!

Tamis Café

Tamis Café is a homestyle Filipino cafe, providing quality coffee drinks and delicious home-cooked meals and homemade desserts.


Fauna is a place where we eat and drink surrounded by our friends and family in a pleasant space. The creative menu is thoughtful of where the ingredients are coming from, so it can support local farmers and producers.



The Fairouz is offering a gourmet and creative twist on Middle Eastern Cuisine. You'll find on their menu classics such as labneh dip, or a lamb kebab but also innovative options like a sumac glazer half chicken or a 40-day dry-aged steak accompanied by harissa butter and a parsnip and chickpea hummus.


At Atelier, enjoy a tasting menu that highlights the best of Canadian food, based on hypermodern culinary technique and technology. You'll be mesmerized by the beauty of the plates.

Jackson Cafe

Located in the new Ottawa art gallery, the Jackson Café is serving savory small plates, wines by the glass and specialty cocktails in a stylish setting with an outdoor terrace.

Mati Crudo + Charcoal

The art of crudo and charcoal are styles of cooking that have been served for generations in Greece and Italy. At Mati, they put it at work to bring you a memorable dining experience, where no details are neglected.

Bar Lupulus

This friendly neighborhood bar is definitely going to become your favorite craft beer joint. Bar Lupulus inspires its menu with Mediterranean classics with a modern twist, including homemade charcuteries and raw bar items. Enjoy their natural and funky wine by the glass to pair with your meal.

OZ Kafe

In the heart of the ByWard Market, the menu at Oz Kafe is inspired by European cuisine. They are locally sourcing each (or as many as possible) ingredients and they are creating meals that put the vegetables forward.

Gray Jay

Gray Jay is working hard to bring to your table Canadian gastronomy like nowhere else, that follows the seasons and our foraging adventures. Focused on local and sustainable meals they are bringing forward a new sensible Canadian gastronomy.

Le Saint-Laurent

Prepare to experiment an elevated dining experience at Le Saint-Laurent, while appreciating a panoramic-penthouse view of Ottawa. The food at Le Saint-Laurent is unique, contemporary and fresh, you'll be charmed by every aspect of it.

The Clarendon Tavern

The Clarendon Tavern is a ByWard Market neighborhood bar and dining room serving innovative cocktails with craft beers, vintage, and farm to table comfort food every night, in a relaxed environment with friendly and welcoming staff.



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