SuzyQ is a doughnut shop which is known for its traditional Finnish-style doughnuts. The recipe followed here resembles that of the Sugar Munkki of Finland, which is considered to be the first variety of doughnut to have been made. However, the chef uses several innovative and unique toppings on the doughnuts along with the usual chocolate, caramel and cookies and cream. The bacon and maple topped doughnut as well as seasonal varieties like Mango Lassi and Blue Vanilla Fruit Loop doughnuts are some of the more unusual varieties found here. All in all, these handcrafted treats are perfect to indulge your sweet tooth with.
The Whalesbone Oyster House is a must visit for all connoisseurs of seafood. The place has a welcoming ambiance and is always bustling with patrons, locals and travelers alike. Aromas of delicious fish fill the dining room and these are enough to tantalize your tastebuds. One cannot leave out their oysters before beginning the seafood binge. Later try their Scallop Ceviche or the trout which comes infused with honey and cumin. The staff on site is very friendly, and the service is swift thus leaving no room for complaints.
Recline into plush crimson seats at one of a dozen or so hardwood tables at this cozy basement pub; order a single malt scotch or an imported brew and relax. Authors read their works periodically during the week and the famed Sunday brunch was voted as the Best Brunch two years running by readers of Xpress, Ottawa's entertainment newspaper. There are various goodies on the menu like Eggs Ireland and stout French Toast stuffed with bananas. Traditional pub grub, including Shepherd's Pie and burgers are also offered, as well as more upscale choices, like Moroccon Stew and grilled salmon.
Located in an erstwhile bank building, Gezellig is an elegant restaurant which offers high quality Canadian food and a range of fine wines. Although the menu concentrates on Canadian dishes, it takes its influences from culinary traditions from the world over. Complementing these flavors perfectly, the wines are carefully chosen from and globally sourced. With neutral tones, mood lighting and tasteful decor, the restaurant is both classy and inviting. Following the meaning of its own name which is a Dutch word for a cozy atmosphere, the restaurant is a perfect place for a family meal.
Beckta restaurant is one of Ottawa's most prized fine dining experiences. It serves contemporary cuisine using many local and regional ingredients and with an accent of Japanese cuisine. The menu is imaginative but in no way intimidating; from their delightfully tender Ontario AAA Striploin to their Squid Bagna Càuda, the meals are lovingly prepared and presented. Beckta is also renowned for its carefully selected wine list and attentive, knowledgeable staff. Reservations are essential.
Located in an 18th-century heritage building, the restaurant with its unique mosaic waterfall behind the bar and couches, leather sofas and muted lights offers a relaxed dining ambiance. The menu spans meat and seafood delicacies cooked creatively complementing the Spectator award winning wine list. Combine any of these with one of the fifty wines or their signature flights that perfectly complement your meal. If that's not all, have a foot-tapping time with live DJs playing funky beats.
Since 1975 La Cabane en bois rond has been dedicated to the well-being of seniors and organizes activities for those who want to continue learning and have fun in an atmosphere of camraderie. The center also has rooms available on rent for private events and celebrations.
More than four decades since it opened in central Ottawa, Di Rienzo is still one of the city's top places to grab a hearty sandwich. The grocery store and deli offers a diverse selection of sandwiches in all manners of meats and cold cuts, made with the freshest ingredients and cheeses. Besides their usual selection, they also offer a choice of custom and daily special sandwiches. For a little variety, you can also try their delectable pasta specials, offering such delights as Jumbo Cheese Stuffed Ravioli, Lasagna as well as Risotto. They offer a very popular catering service as well.
One of the city's favorite places for pizza, Louis' also delights with its hearty breakfast choices. Choose from a delightfully varied menu that includes everything from omelettes and sausages to cereal, pancakes and bagels. Their famous pizzas come with a myriad of topping options including hot banana peppers and Italian sausages. Highlights include the Meat Lovers pizza and the decadent Louis' Special. Besides this, they also offer a full menu of American as well as Italian favorites including pasta, sandwiches, grilled preparations and seafood delights. Kids have their own little menu, and they also offer gluten-free options.
If you are craving for some scrumptious burgers, The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro is the answer to your prayers. This restaurant is known for offering some of the best burgers in town and also entices your palate with American delicacies. For people with food allergens, The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro offers a range of gluten-free options to devour. Though the restaurant has limited alcohol options, their hand-scooped shakes and slushies taste heavenly and are perfect accompaniments for a wholesome meal. Its elegant interiors have a rustic charm, complemented with the warm hospitality which ensures you have a pleasant experience while dining.