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Ottawa Restaurants

Ottawa has more restaurants per capital than almost any other city in the country. With so many places to choose from, we have compiled a list of restaurants to help you decide where to dine. From traditional haute cuisine to the more contemporary and exotic ethnic foods, the region features a wonderful range of delicious fare. There’s a restaurant to suit just about any taste, from American-Southwest to Cajun, Italian to Polish, Spanish to Thai, and many more!  Find more Ottawa Restaurants at


Chateau Cartier
1170, chemin Aylmer,
Gatineau Quebec, J9H-7L3
Tel: (819) 778-0000
Toll Free:: 1-.800-807-1088
Web Site:

Accommodations, convention centre, spa and golf, located only minutes from downtown Ottawa.

Restaurant Ekko

Ekko restaurant offers all day dining options. Newly renovated featuring a contemporary style, Ekko is family restaurant reminiscent of an American Bar & Grill and offers a convivial and friendly ambiance.

Whether sitting in our Bistro section, in the lounge area or in our terrace our appetizing menu will delight your taste buds. Ekko’s friendly and professional team will be delighted to welcome you for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Combine your meal with the perfect pairing from our extensive wine list. Ekko features a varied selection of vintage scotches and Porto’s for that perfect after dinner drink.

Whether for a banquet, business meeting, family event or romantic dinner, Ekko restaurant is the perfect way to spend an evening. Come visit us tonight.

Blue Cactus Bar & Grill
2 ByWard Market 
Ottawa, ON K1N 7A1 
Tel: (613) 241-7061 
Web Site:

Centrally located in Ottawa's ByWard Market, Blue Cactus remains Ottawa’s premier restaurant choice. Its fresh, upscale décor and expanded space create a vibrant evening atmosphere in which to enjoy award-winning margaritas and Contemporary Southwest cuisine.  Late night weekends enjoy DJs spinning a mix of soul, funk and house music.

With its casual daytime ambience, Blue Cactus is perfect for quiet dining, and guaranteed to impress your business lunch partner. The spacious mezzanine is an ideal choice for business events and private parties. Against a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bustling Market, your guests can meet and dine in private style. Custom-tailored menus are available to meet your specific needs.

Menu Highlights
AAA Alberta Beef - Cajun Rib Eye
Baja Shrimp
Blue Cactus Ten-Spice Roasted Chicken
Linguini Tuscadero

Reservations for up to 100 people accepted

Carmello's Italian Restaurant
Two Great Locations!!
300 Sparks Street Tel: (613) 563-4349
131 Cooper Street Tel: (613) 239-3137
Web Site:

The Soul of Italy...on the Sparks Street Mall and Cooper Street
Exciting and creative contemporary Italian cuisine is prepared in this lovely trattoria with service that is unmatched in the city.  Fresh pasta's, thin crust pizza, grilled vegetables, and grilled fish and meats abound on the stylish menu.  A selection of ten micro-brewed draft beers are featured along with a fabulous Italian wine list from their special wine cellar.  The tiramisu is to die for.  Carmello's was chosen as the Best Italian Restaurant in 1998 by readers of the Ottawa Express.  Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday and Sunday evening.  Both locations a five minute walk from Parliament Hill and most major hotels, Sparks location has a lovely summer patio, free parking, reservations and friendly service.  Visit our web site for our menu and other information.  While in Ottawa you don't want to miss eating at Carmello's. La Dolce Vita awaits! 

Coasters Seafood GrillCoasters Seafood Grill
54 York Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5T1
Above The Fish Market Restaurant
Tel: (613) 241-FISH (3474)

Overlooking the historical ByWard Market, this casual eatery featuring cooking on an open grill welcomes you 7 days a week.  "All You Can Eat Fresh Mussels Everyday All Day " has become an Ottawa institution since 1980.  Our expert Chefs prepare the freshest of "fish steaks", gourmet pizzas, mussels, pastas and "Ottawa's best" fish & chips in an open kitchen.  An excellent progressive wine list is available featuring all that is nouveau as well as traditional to complete your dining experience.  Themed with the Rideau Canal System Locks, cozy couches, and warm & friendly service makes this a great spot to relax in and enjoy.  Visit our web site form more information. 

Courtyard Restaurant
21 George Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5
Tel: (613) 241-1516
Fax: (613) 241-5738
Web Site:

Housed in an 1827 heritage stone building the Courtyard Restaurant has been providing elegant facilities for lunches, dinners and groups since 1980.  Our chef blends continental fare with the finest in contemporary tastes, creating delectable menus that are designed to bring out the best in every flavour.  House specialties include Beef Tenderloin Wellington and Rack of Lamb, as well as a wide range of Steak, Seafood, Pork and Chicken dishes.  Our three private dining rooms can accommodate from 10 to 80 guests for a seated event and larger groups for receptions.  We also offer special group menus.  From our beautiful outdoor patio to our elegantly appointed dining rooms The Courtyard's warm and charming atmosphere make us the perfect setting for your special occasion, family gathering or professional celebration. The Courtyard is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week with our Sunday Brunch featuring a live classical guitarist. 

The Fish Market RestaurantFish Market Restaurant
54 York Street
Corner of York & William Streets
Ottawa, ON K1N 5T1
ByWard Market 
Tel: (613) 241-FISH (3474)

Consumers' Choice AwardAsk anyone where the preferred FRESH FISH & SEAFOOD restaurant of the Nation's Capital is and they'll tell you it's located in the heart of the historical ByWard Market.  Since 1979, we have been serving up sumptuous seafood, lobster rich & inviting, flaky tender fresh fish, shrimp, crab, oysters, mussels and scallops to name but a few.  Our menu is refreshed twice daily, offering the freshest and finest available from the Sea.  We offer an excellent progressive wine list featuring all that is nouveau as well as traditional.  Join us daily for lunch or dinner in friendly and uniquely nautical surroundings.  Visit our web site for more information.

41 York Street
Tel. (613) 789-7559
Web Site:

Situated in the midst of Ottawa’s ByWard Market KINKI is undoubtedly one of the city’s most exotic hotspots for Asian-fusion cuisine. With contemporary Asian art decor placed symmetrically along the walls, bamboo paneling and funky lounge-style beats resonating, Kinki attracts the modern sophisticates of Ottawa for both business and pleasure. The creativity and distinctive flair of Kinki’s décor transcends not only to the ambience, but lends itself to the culinary excellence of the menu, masterfully created by chef Zab Vanderhyden. Kinki successfully combines the authentic spirit of traditional Asian cuisine with a modern flair. The menu offers a wide range of appetizers and entrees, ranging from the tastiest Oriental Lamb Popsicles to Cuban Tuna Tartar and Barzura Noodles, sushi and Kinki maki rolls. From Wednesday to Saturday you can listen to some of Ottawa’s finest dj’s, and live musicians laying down their cool-contemporary beats, while Ottawa’s hottest staff cater to your every need in our leisurely setting. The modern airy atmosphere also provides an outdoor terrace to add to the leisurely ambiance. Do check out our after work & late night happy hour menu, as well as our daily lunch Dim Sum- KINKI is the spot.

Restaurante Nuevo Latino
77 Clarence St.
Ottawa, Ont. K1N 5P5
Tel: 613.562-2500
Fax: 613.562-8193
Web Site:

The pleasure of entertaining.

From the restaurateurs that brought KINKI Asian Fusion Restaurant to Ottawa, is a new addition to the city’s exploding dining scene---MAMBO Nuevo Latino.

Taking inspiration from the fiery and aromatic cuisine of Central and South America, MAMBO is big flavors, samba music, mojitos and caiprinhas.

The restaurant’s exposed brick walls and bold Brazilian colors imbue the main dining area with a truly intimate atmosphere, making it perfect for romantic rendezvous or corporate cocktail receptions. The private room on the lower level is perfect for celebrations, company meeting or product launch.

Opening in February 2007, MAMBO Nuevo Latino brings dynamic nightlife and a vibrant mix of cultures where you’ll wine; dine on a unique mix of Latin influences.

We hope that people will look at us as a destination restaurant for special occasions or just a wonderful meal. Regardless of whether you come for a special meal consisting of inspired cuisine and a selection of wine from some of the best Latin producers, or just for a light snack at our tapas bar with a cocktail or a glass of one of our many fine aperitifs, every attempt is made to make sure your experience is a memorable one. We believe in a heightened sense of hospitality and its importance to the overall dining experience. At MAMBO we’ll bring you the best of Central & South America in Ottawa.

Trattoria Caffe Italia
254 Preston Street
Ottawa Ontario
Tel: (613) 236-1081
Web Site:

The Trattoria Caffe Italia has welcomed and entertained Ottawa locals, tourists and celebrities for over 20 years. Affectionately known as "The Tratt", the Trattoria Caffe Italia is celebrated for their home-style Italian cuisine, cozy, yet vibrant ambiance and extensive, award-winning wine list with over 600 titles.

The restaurant offers their patrons free parking, live accordion music on weekends, a beautiful rooftop patio, known as IL Giardino and a private banquet facility known as SOPRA Meetings and Banquets accommodating up to 100 guests. The Trattoria Caffe Italia is truly an experience not to be missed. Trattoria Caffe Italia... The atmosphere will seduce you; the food and wine will bring you back!


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