Atelie is, hands down, the most unforgettable dining experience in Ottawa. When Kim closed Café My House in January, there was much gnashing of teeth in the food community. You can get some good, seasonal pub grub here. Neighbourhood: Little Italy #seafoodtower #stofarestaurant #wellingtonwest #seafoofspecials, A post shared by Stofa Restaurant (@stofarestaurant) on Mar 27, 2018 at 6:53am PDT. A large bowl of mussels comes swimming in an aromatic spicy yellow curry sauce. This chicken is the juiciest and most This dish reveals the kitchen’s understanding of balance, with pickled ramps offering an acidic note and the lemon confit a sweet juxtaposition. The dish is generous, and if we hadn’t so thoroughly enjoyed what had come before, we might have been very happy. Try a “usual suspect” like the cod fish taco with wasabi crema and mango salsa or an “Ola signature” like shrimp with melon pico and guacamole. Deepfried jalapenos n onion ring on a burger? Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill My guest shudders at the idea of beef tongue, but in the end our forks duel over the last slice — the meat cooked to exquisite tenderness for 72 hours before being plated with marinated red onions, olives, pickled ramps, radish, and watercress. Why go: With a name like Gooneys, you’d be forgiven for not realizing that this is the place in town for arepas. Churros ice cream sandwiches are sinfully delicious. Neighbourhood: Wellington Village Ottawa’s Top Ten Best New Restaurants 2019. Best Dining in Ottawa, Ontario: See 130,712 Tripadvisor traveler reviews of 2,729 Ottawa restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more.

Why go: This is the place for upscale French cuisine in Ottawa.

A sleek restaurant in Wellington West, Supply and Demand has a menu that focuses on raw bar offerings, vegetarian small plates, meat and fish from local producers, and pastas that are made in-house daily. Dishes are always visually stunning and often playful, but taste is never sacrificed. Tempted by several of the starter options, I choose a second one as my main course (a wise move because servings are huge). We already have this email. A generous serving of tuna is nicely seared, leaving the fish raw in the middle and softly giving on the palate. I will admit it: I’m an omnivore, and I often feel as if something might be missing if I haven’t consumed a piece of fish, fowl, or meat during a special night. Rusty red chili oil floats atop the creamy coconut sauce, while large pieces of lemongrass poke out between the shells.

Carnivores will rejoice at the mere sight of the deli. Expect typical pub menu items like burgers, steak and fries, but done to an exceptional standard. Cheesecake with lemon curd and blueberry arrives on top of a pile of crumbs, deeply creamy and slightly lemony, with generous dots of lemon curd and blueberry compote on top. It’s only natural that the Ottawa-area’s fine dining restaurants from Beckta to Le Baccara in the Lac-Leamy Casino to Atelier to Restaurant E18hteen cater to wine lovers as well as gourmets. This Oz can be found in new digs and with a new chef, several blocks away from its initial incarnation on Elgin Street. What to order: Whatever doughnut calls your name, but according to Bytown Bites, Maple Bacon and Blue Vanilla Froot Loops are the “must-try flavours.” POSTED November 5, 2019 3:40 pm. The squid arrives floating in a pool of slightly piquant juice, not quite sauce and not quite soup, featuring capers and lemon for acidity, orange zest for a touch of sweetness, tomatoes, and chili, the whole thing topped with cilantro shoots. Neighbourhood: Hintonburg Neighbourhood: Wellington West At approximately the same time, one of the Proteins arrives: zucchini flowers stuffed with minced lamb, accompanied by vegetable concassé, baby squash, creamy ricotta, and a smoked caul fat chip balancing atop the dish, its delicate lace-like veins clear to see. Why go: Ottawans aren't exactly short on places to find great Vietnamese cuisine, but Huong's is definitely up there with the best of them. A small but mighty spot for breakfast, lunch and baked goods. A mountain of rose petals offers a visual reprieve — and hides a creamy mélange of exotic mushrooms with yogurt, ham, and hazelnuts. The smoky coconut bacon BLT is always a hit, while a. breakfast charcuterie plate includes plant-based sausages, creamy cheeses and a deviled egg (made from an almond base, with a potato yolk and a carrot hollandaise).

Why go: The folk behind Two Six {Ate} are clearly a good bunch of people. Tuck into hefty servings of soul-warming Vietnamese food for a very wallet-friendly price. From the Cubano, featuring house capicolo and fried cheese curds, to the Smoked Duck topped with roasted veggies and a smoky sauce, this is a step above your regular ham and cheese. First to arrive on the table is a pair of small white discs. And because everything we’ve eaten so far has been very pleasant, we spring for dessert. The smoky coconut bacon BLT is always a hit, while a breakfast charcuterie plate includes plant-based sausages, creamy cheeses and a deviled egg (made from an almond base, with a potato yolk and a carrot hollandaise). Voici les résultats dans les villes voisines. Local beer and cider are also on offer, with a short cocktail list. The key is simplicity: No-nonsense Italian subs with mortadella, prosciutto, and more are slightly Canadianized (see: havarti as one cheese of choice), and dished up at low, low prices, with a very limited number of hot and more extravagant options. Kristine Hartling, formerly of the now defunct Taylor’s Genuine, is at the helm in the kitchen of this heritage stone building, tucked in behind Sussex Drive and York Street.

Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Signatures Restaurant. It’ll surprise you with creative dishes that go well beyond typical bar food. Dine on classic bistro fair at this 30-seat restaurant tucked behind the French Baker bakery. Brunch is served until 2 p.m. on the weekend. Perfect for sharing with friends. Also on the plate are pickled carrots, roasted carrots of three colours, and a dark purple carrot purée, all arranged to look like a rabbit’s head. This is a gastropub in the British sense of the word — one designed to feel welcoming and warm and to tickle your taste buds, first through your choice of drink, then on your plate. And if you want to make your dinner experience really special, then try taking a pasta class, where you'll prep and eat the pasta that you just made (with wine pairings, of course). There’s an extensive wine and beer list, with a good selection of wines by the glass and a creative offering of cocktails.