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Fine Dining Ottawa Fine Dining
Welcome to the Ottawa Entertainment.ca Fine Dining restaurant section. Here you will find restaurants, dress code tips and dining suggestions. From trendy to chique, Ottawa has it all.


Kinki Lounge Kitchen
41 York Street
(613) 789.7559

Welcome to the Kinki Lounge Kitchen located in the heart of the Byward Market. We are Ottawa’s premier restaurant destination for great food, spirits, and fun! Our menu features a wide variety of delights to suit every palette, Including Sushi, Steaks, Tapas, Craft Cocktails, Local Beers, and much more! Each night our lounge will feature a variety of Ottawa / Gatineau’s best entertainment such as Dj’s, Live Musicians, Dancers, Comics and more… Our cutting edge décor will surprise and inspire. In the summer we host a beautiful patio just minutes away from Parliament Hill. So come on down and pay us a visit – our fun and friendly staff awaits you! Go

222 Lyon Tapas Bar
222 Lyon Street
(613) 238-0222

At 222 Lyon, better known as the Tapas Bar, we feature a wide variety of ‘tapas' a Spanish word for appetizers or snacks. Tapas are perfect for sharing with groups or provide more intimacy for a table of 2.Go

Absinthe Cafe
1208 Wellington Street West
(613) 761-1138

Established in 2003, Absinthe, is renowned for it's commitment to fine food. The restaurant is a modern bistro, using locally sourced ingredients, prepared in an inventive and sophisticated manner. Go

Aroma Meze
239 Nepean Street
(613) 232-1377

Welcome to Aroma Meze Small Plates and Wine. The first of its kind in Canada! Come and enjoy “Meze” the food that reflects the way of life in Greek culture. Meze…an eating style, ancient in origin, favored in Greece and the Mediterranean. It is where eating is a hospitality and a celebration. The word “Aroma” literally means spice in Greek. Go

Al's Steak House
327 Elgin Street
(613) 233-7111
3817 Richmond Road
(613) 828-8349

Now in the business of serving superb meals for 39 years, Al's proudly offers only certified Angus beef, as well as succulent chicken dishes, seafood, and even hearty lunchtime salads, sandwiches, and filet mignons. And it's all served up by a friendly, knowledgeable staff amidst chic, contemporary decor. Go

The Black Thorn
15 Clarence St.
(613) 241 0712

Chef Peter Harris emphasizes fresh, local ingredients, and the menu includes creative appetizers, pastas, pizza, as well as the chef's own chicken, beef, and lamb dishes. Choose from 15 imported beers on tap, or try one of the many cocktails and martinis availableGo

Beckta Dining & Wine
150 Elgin
(613) 238-7063

Our philosophy is based upon changing involved and sometimes intimidating culinary experiences into the comfortable and remarkable. We are committed to working with our many great suppliers to source the best and most flavourful ingredients possible. Go

5816 Hazeldean Road
(613) 592-3097

Cabotto's has set the standards for luxury Italian dining in Ottawa since 1976. A West end landmark for over 30 years, Cabotto's is a family owned and operated establishment. Set in a nineteenth-century sophisticated three storey, stone heritage house with six separate dining areas and two fireplaces.Go

B Side Wine
323 Somerset St West
(613) 686-3893

Unable to curb his creativity, chef Derek Benitz has opened b/Side Wine & Small Plates located directly beside Benitz Bistro. Join us for a great glass of wine and delicious food!


Benitz Bistro
327 Somerset St. West
(613) 567.8100

Harmony, balance, instinct, passion and an infusion of soul this is the essence of Chef/Owner Derek Benitz's attitude in the kitchen. He takes a contemporary approach to classic French cuisine, crafting innovative dishes from the freshest seasonal ingredients.


Cafe Paradiso
199 Bank Street
(613) 565-0657

What is most appealing about Cafe Paradiso is it's great blend of casual fine dinning and Ottawa´s best, year-round live jazz program. Serving an eclectic bistro-style global cuisine, in a relaxed downtown atmosphere, the Café promises you a memorable evening of good food and lively entertainment.Go

65 Holland Avenue
(613) 729-1991

Located within walking distance of art galleries and the Great Canadian Theatre Company, the Parkdale Market, and various other hidden gems, Canvas prides itself in being an inviting little neighbourhood bistro in the ever growing Wellington West area of Ottawa.Go

Capital Dining Room
361 Queen Street
(613) 238-2582

The Capital Dining Room, long established as one of the top restaurant in the city, is the first choice for any special celebration. The intimate setting and ambiance is elegant and the food is paired with the best wines a Four Diamond Restaurant can offer. Go

300 Sparks Street
(613) 563.4349

Exciting and creative contemporary Italian cuisine is prepared in this lovely trattoria with services 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 is featured along with a fabulous Italian wine list from their special wine cellar.Go

Dantessa Italian Restaurant
131 Cooper Street
(613) 239-3137

At Dantessa we are very proud of our formula. Our aim is to create exciting, inspired, contemporary Italian cuisine in a warm and sophisticated setting. Conveniently located right around the corner from Elgin Street, Dantessa offers delectable fare that is surprisingly reasonable.Go

Chianti Ristorante Italiano
160 Metcalf Street
(613) 321 4623

We are very pleased to introduce our sensational menu.We have selected the finest ingredients to enhance the flavour and taste of homemade meals. At Chianti we offer not only fine cuisine, but above all, healthy ingredients are our number one priority!


54 York Street Byward Market
(613) 241-4954

Dine in casual elegance, fresh fish and seafood with a spectacular view of the Byward Market. A warm & friendly seafood grill menu ranges from fresh fish on a open grill to the best fish & chips in town. All you can eat Mussels everyday $12.99, shrimp, scallops and our signature crab cakes are a constant favorite. Go

Courtyard Restaurant
21 George St.
(613) 241-1516

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. Go

39 Robertson Rd
(613) 721-0510

Located in Ottawa's West End, Cyranos is a unique, chef owned restaurant offering modern Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The menu offers something for everyone from light salads and pizzas to fresh pastas, seafood and steak. At Cyranos, every meal is made per order to meet your specific needs. Go

E18hteen Restaurant
18 York Street
(613) 244-1188

Our kitchen is the soul of our restaurant. Our menu reflects engaging flavour profiles and the changing seasons. We partner with dedicated purveyors in supplying the absolute best from our natural environment. Our wine directors source elite wines in every price category to enhance your dining experience. Go

47 Clarence St.
(613) 241 1343

Located right in the heart of the Byward Market, Empire has become the city's most dynamic meeting and eating place. Head Chef, Jason Potvin, cooks from the heart with a memorable blend of bold flavors. Empire Grill is the only Gold Member Licensee of Certified Angus Beef in all of Ontario. Go

Fresco Guest Room
354 Elgin Street
(613) 235-7541

Open until 2am, the hybrid kitchen-bar is a hub of activity inviting you to chill out, settle in and take pleasure in a bite or two with wine. A simple and creative small-plate/ charcuterie menu sans pretension has been lovingly designed by Chef Steve Vardy and resident Chef Brent Pattee and is available after 10:00 pm. seven days a week.

Festival Japan
149 Kent Street
(613) 234-1224

Come experience the best sushi in Ottawa and other Japanese dishes at Festival Japan. Join us for a speedy lunch in front of the sushi bar or an intimate dinner in one of Festival Japan's tatami roomsGo

Fat Tuesday's
62 York st. (Byward Market)

Fat Tuesdays New Orleans Experience magically conjures up that “Big Easy” feeling, offering the finest in Cajun Creole cuisine, as well as contemporary dishes to suit all palates. Fats also hosts Ottawa's only duelling piano show, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10:30.Go

Giovanni's Restaurant
362 Preston Street
(613) 234-3156

For over 20 years Giovanni's has enjoyed serving its fine Italian Cuisine to Ottawa residents and visitors. We offer an extensive variety of traditional dishes and specialties which are unique to our restaurant. Our warm and inviting restaurant is perfect for a dinner or lunch for two or for large gatherings of up to 60 people. A private room is also available for up to 30 people.Go

39 Clarence Street
(613) 241-1700

An award winning restaurant specializing in authentic Indian cuisine prepared by a team of professional Chefs from various regions of India. We feature a glass enclosed cooking area to enhance your dining pleasure. Watch the skilled chefs prepare fresh Tandoori Naans and other specialties right before you!

Green Papaya
256 preston Street
(613) 231-8424

At the Green Papaya Restaurant, taste the finest in Classic Thai cuisine! Our finely decorated dining room offers a relaxing, smoke-free environment all year round, while our cozy patio beckons during the warm months. Enjoy a wide range of authentic Thai dishes that are perfect for sharing with that special someone or a group of great friends. Go

Hy's Steak House
170 Queen Street
(613) 234-4545

Hy's Steakhouse is a Canadian institution. The Ottawa location is often praised as the one of the most beautiful steakhouses around. It has been serving power lunches and dinners for over 30 years, and is a place to rub shoulders with politicians and business leaders alike. Hy's "The Only" porterhouse is truly a thing to behold (and eat).Go

Il Primo
371 Preston Street
(613) 234-6858

Il Primo is an Italian restaurant like no other on Preston The staff are excellent and very efficient. The food is generous and delightful in taste and presentation. Highly recommended for casual diners.Go

Mamma Grazzi's Kitchen
25 George St.
(613) 241-8656

Old World Italian cuisine is featured, with chicken and veal dishes complementing the wide variety of thin-crust pizzas and fresh pasta dishes. Go

Metropolitain Brasserie
700 Sussex Dr.
(613) 562-1160

For hundreds of years, Parisians and tourists alike have flocked to the great brasseries of Paris. Now, in the heart of Ottawa, is the city's own French Brasserie with the city's largest fresh oyster bar. Featuring fresh oysters sxsand daily creations from Chef de Cuisine Mike Poliquin, there is something for everyone at Metropolitain Brasserie.Go

La Roma
430 Preston Street
(613) 234-8244

For over 40 years, La Roma has maintained a reputation for excellence by providing time-honored Italian Cuisine in a warm and intimate setting. La Roma restaurant offers a wide variety of succulent dishes, a carefully selected wine list, gracious service and dazzling decor that changes with the seasons.Go

700 Sussex Dr
(613) 789-5432

At Milestones, enjoy the intimacy of the dining experience in the comfort of warm lighting and a cozy booth, or the buzz in the bar, watching the game on one of our many flat-screens with a cold pint in hand.

Moji Fusion Kitchen
97 Clarence Street
(613) 860 6654

Located in the center of the Byward Market on 97 Clarence Street in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. Moji Fusion Kitchen Specialises in Italian fusion cuisine.Go

637 Somerset St. West
(613) 237-7717

Mekong Restaurant has been serving Asian Cuisine to Ottawa Residents for over 20 years. We Specialize in Cantonese, Szechwan, Vietnamese and Thai Foods Come try our Renowned Rice Paper Shrimp Rolls or one of our specialty dishes such as our Lobster and Shrimp with Ginger and Green Onion.Go

Sante Restaurant Ottawa
45 Rideau Street
(613) 241-7113

Cosmopolitan yet casual with a fabulous view of Ottawa's famous Rideau and Sussex streetscapes. Our superb “globally inspired” cuisine, fine wines, and warm, friendly atmosphere make any occasion a success. For business or pleasure, large gatherings to intimate groups we would be pleased if you would be our guest. Go

537 Sussex Dive
(613) 789-7355

For business or pleasure, Social's distinctive architecture and interior decor make everything from large business functions to intimate gatherings a possibility. Professional, fun and discreet, the staff is welcoming and pleased to assist in making your occasion a delightful and rewarding experience. Late evening entertainment is available Wednesday offering an eclectic mix of jazz, acid jazz and blues and on the weekends a variety of DJ's are spinning the crowd into a groove. Food, wine, atmosphere, pleasure...Social.Go

Mezzanotte Bistro
50 Murray Street
(613) 562 3978

Nestled in the heart of the Byward market, Mezzanotte specializes in delicious Italian cuisine served with a twist of originality. The lamb, the veal and the Chilean sea bass are customers' favourites, and are complimented by an extensive wine list from around the world. Enjoy your meal on the patio throughout the summer.

Stella Osteria
81-B Clarence Street
(613) 241-2200

Stella's new world Italian flare cuisine calls for a dynamic wine selection. They will offer an extensive wine list that showcases several varietals from Italy's diverse wine regions, as well as other, quality international selections. Cin Cin!Go

The Fish Market
54 York St Byward Market.
(613) 241-3474

The Fish Market Restaurant is located in the heart of the bustling Byward Market in a rustic Canadian heritage building built in 1875. The warm ambiance and cozy booths are enjoyed with an extensive menu of Fresh Fish, Canadian lobster, mussels, shrimp scallops and everything between. Go

Sushi Kan
1280 Baseline Road
(613) 221-9545
1900 Innes Road
(613) 746-8900

All you can eat sushi in a commercial chain type restaurant. Sushi is meant to be an art form, and the more effort that has gone into the presentation, the better it is considered to be. When your sushi arrives at the table, take a moment to appreciate its appearance. Presentation is more important with sushi than with almost any other type of cuisine; it is meant to be a meal for the eyes as well as the mouth.Go

Topkapi Turkish Restaurant
484 Preston St
(613) 230-8828

Some 32 years later, Raif's son Nail, buys an existing restaurant and renames it Topkapi, realizing his own dream, as well as reviving his father's memories and dreams. We thank you for choosing the new Topkapi Restaurant and providing us with an opportunity to pamper you with our Turkish hospitality. Go

Wellington Gastropub
1325 Wellington Street
(613) 729-1315

The term is derived from gastronomy and was coined in when the first Gastropub, The Eagle, was open in London, England. Gastropub always have an atmosphere which is relaxed and a focus on offering an eclectic menu, prepared to the highest standards of the best restaurants.Go

Urban Pear
151 Second Ave
(613) 569-9305

The restaurant features a menu that evolves from day to day using the finest quality local ingredients the chefs can source. During the summer months, a team of dedicated organic farmers supply The Urban Pear with all of its vegetables. All the meats & fish purchased by the chefs come from Canadian farms & waters.Go

54 York Street Byward Market
(613) 241-4270

Low ceilings, dim lighting and private, cozy booths all contribute to the wine-cellar feel of Vineyards. With live jazz on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings, Vineyards is a great date spot. Vineyards offers an awe-inspiring wine list, featuring approximately 300 wines, as well as premium scotches, brandies and ports; their vast beer assortment features 60 Belgian beers alone. Go

Vittoria Trattoria
35 William St.
(613) 789-8959

The William Street restaurant offers a wide range of rooms and services to host all kinds of intimate events/groups from 2-50 people. Custom menus, satellite bars and an impressive wine selection are merely a few of the particulars that can be coordinated to suit your entire group dining needs. The convenient downtown location also makes it ideal for cocktail/office parties, wedding brunches, anniversaries and much more.Go

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
41 Clarence St.
(613) 241-3636

Our dining room can accommodate your small groups or large parties comfortably, extending to the outdoor patio during the hot summer months. We offer an extensive array of authentic Japanese dishes from signature rolls and sushi to a variety of cooked dishes from our kitchen.


The Whalesbone Oyster House
430 Bank Street
(613) 231-8569

Aw, Shucks...Oysters and More...Oysters are the obvious choice here, served raw with different sauces and add-ons like lemon and horseradish. There are three to five types of east and west coast oysters to choose from, both small and large varieties and our selection changes daily. Oysters are the house specialty, but we've got plenty on the menu for seafood lovers who are squeamish about slurping the slippery bivalves straight from the shell. Go

Zola's Restaurant
194 Robertson Rd, Nepean
(613) 721-0227

This fabulous restaurant on Robertson road will tend to your every need and will ensure that this will be a dinning experience that you will remember. From your table you can clearly see the chef assemble your choice of lunch or dinner from the freshest ingredients. Go

Rideau Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Road
(613) 822-2211

Our 650 seat dining room overlooks Canada's fastest 5/8th mile track, the perfect place to enjoy the panoramic view of the race track and cheer on your favourite horse and driver. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with our marvelous all-you-can-eat 100 item buffet or wonderful a la carte menu.Go



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