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Located in the centre of Ottawa, Kinki Lounge Kitchen is surrounded by shopping outlets and other dining options. Try the Miso Shiro Soup, Shogun Duck or crunchy Tempura for main course; but for the adventurous ones can try the Sushi. Certainly an acquired taste, you might have to try the raw fish dish a few times before you like the flavor. The restaurant also serves delicious cocktails that go very well with the spicy, healthy food.
Aroma brings a slice of Greece to Ottawa and does it in style. Known for their delectable tapas, this restaurant delights locals and travelers alike. The place has a welcoming interior with hardwood floors and exposed-brick walls adding an old-world charm. The menu at Aroma is extensive to say the least and it beckons your palate with dishes like Eggplant Roulade, Seared Haloumi, Rosemary Scallops and the Open Face Chicken. The wine list features impressive labels and patrons can rely on servers for suggestions over pairings.
Tucked away in a leafy location on Lyon Street, this eponymous tapas bar is part of a nineteenth-century house. With features reminiscent of the Spanish countryside, the rustic vibe of this place is further enhanced by the tapas plates dispensed from the kitchen. Find endless varieties of small plates such as Chinata Shrimps, Fried Smelts and Squid a La Romana, alongside pinchos or bar snacks such as the Mushroom Crostini and delectable Smoked Salmon. Arrive here for a casual evening with friends and between delicious tapas plates and glasses of wine, you are certain to spend a most memorable evening here.
Set in a hip space, 10Fourteen is a great place for a low-key date or a casual evening with friends. The cozy atmosphere, bubble lights, chalkboard menus, peppy music and quirky quotes on the walls set the mood for a pleasant dining experience. The menu is constantly changing, reflecting the respect for local, seasonal products. The creative offerings promise flavors and textures that you won’t find at most tapas restaurants. Board games and pinball machines are on hand to relive some childhood fun while you wait for your order to arrive. Drinks include a great selection of craft beers, wines and expertly poured cocktails. If you are a lover of tapas and craft concoctions, 10Fourteen just can’t be missed.
Aperitivo is quite popular among locals and they do not hesitate in recommending it to visitors as well. Set in a contemporary interior that is accentuated with dim lights and well-furnished to accommodate your friends, this spot is where food is celebrated. Start your culinary adventure with the Cheese & Charcuterie Plate or go for the Mixed Greens. Pair these with something from the wine menu. A selection of wines are daily offered by the glass and you can rely on your servers for suggestions. For cocktail fans, Aperitivo has interesting concoctions like the Bourbon Ceasar, Spicy Margarita and Apple Sangria which taste great when accompanied with Confit Duck Wings, Fried Calamari and Fish Tacos.