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Calling Westin Ottawa its home is a posh steakhouse and seafood restaurant called the The Shore Club. Ideally located in Downtown, this sophisticated eatery is perfect for business as well as casual rendezvous. Renowned for its contemporary decor, impeccable service and unparalleled dining fare, this restaurant has a lot to 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, as it boasts of semi-private and well-appointed dining rooms, The Shore Club offers an exclusive and intimate experience.
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. The desserts are simple, but the best ones often are, with the immortal creme brulee being the most popular. The cocktails are known to be divine, especially the Cuban Mojito, and each sip has a terrific fresh tang of mint. Great food, coupled with friendly service, make dining at the Social Restaurant and Lounge a memorable experience.
Little Italy's cultivated spot for the night crawler, The Moonroom is an edgy lounge with an exceptional cocktail and wine list. Redefining classic concoctions, master mixologists manning the bar are 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. A charming ambiance coupled with tasteful drinks renders The Moonroom a popular establishment among patrons.
Head to Belmont where contemporary small plates and sumptuous cocktails occupy an inventive menu. Nestled in 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 to feast like royalty.
Aperitivo is quite popular among the locals and they do not hesitate in recommending it to tourists as well. Set in a contemporary interior that is accentuated with dim lights and is well-furnished to accommodate patrons comfortably, 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 is 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.