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Calling Westin Ottawa its home is a posh steakhouse and seafood restaurant- The Shore Club. Ideally located in Downtown, this sophisticated eatery is perfect for business as well casual rendezvous. Renowned for its contemporary decor, impeccable service and unparalleled dining fare, this restaurant has a lot on offer. There is an elegant menu featuring fresh seafood dishes and superior quality steaks along with a dynamic cocktail bar. An ideal venue for celebrations, semi-private and well-appointed dining rooms- Rideau Room and The Bridge offer suitable spaces for an intimate affair.
Social is a trendy restaurant and lounge located in the happening Byward market is one of the most stylish eateries in the city. The grilled Alberta strip loin is a must-try as a main course, as is the foie gras burger; there is an excellent selection of cheese to follow the main course, if you wish to try them, all of them Canadian. The desserts are simple but the best ones often are - it serves up a great creme brulee. The cocktails are known to be divine, especially the Cuban Mojito - one sip has a terrific fresh tang of mint. Great food, coupled with friendly service, make eating at the Social Restaurant and Lounge a memorable experience.
Little Italy's cultivated fare for the night crawler, The Moonroom is an edgy lounge with an exceptional cocktail and wine list. Redefining classic cocktails, master mixologists manning the bar are obsessively passionate about presenting you with the perfect cocktail. With an impressive wine selection and beer selection, there is something here for everybody. As for sustenance, tasty small plates and cheeseboards work in perfect harmony with the drinks. While muted lights and loungey ambiance help you relax, this charming establishment fills up really fast.
Head to Belmont where contemporary small plates and sumptuous cocktails occupy an inventive menu. Home to Old Ottawa South, this eatery's dynamic offerings include beef tartare, whey poached turnips, shrimp stuffed eggplant, duck tataki, winter curry and the likes. Inventive cocktails and local beers add the necessary zing as they lift the flavor profile to a whole new level. While the dimly-lit ambiance creates an air of sophisticated intimacy, the restaurant offers a rather affordable splurge that welcomes all.
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.