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.