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.
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.
Pamper your sweet tooth at Stella Luna Gelato Cafe where authentic Italian desserts bring out the child in you. A name synonymous with gourmet gelatos, the cafe also serves one of the best lunch menus in Ottawas. Choose from Italian paninis, sandwiches, soups or simply indulge in scrumptious crepes, waffles, frappes and smoothies. Use of fine ingredients, local as well as sourced, promise you your money worth here. Offering a vibrant ambiance, Stella Luna hopes to promote the lively culture of Italy where everyday is an occasion.
Bread & Sons Bakery has an earthy look to it that is appealing as well as welcoming. This popular breakfast spot has an unusually long and narrow shape to it. It is also known for their delectable sandwiches, pizzas and other baked goodies. Everything is freshly prepared on-site and chances are that their food might run out if you drop in late. They also have a lot of options for vegans and vegetarians. Using only organic ingredients, their dishes are not only delicious but also cheap. Dig into their famous breakfast sandwich, croissants, vegan pastries, pizzas and sticky buns. Their espresso drinks are also noteworthy. Take a sip of their caffe latte, mochachino or cappuccino to awaken your morning drowsiness.
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.
A relentless innovator, Kevin Mathieson delights patrons with his unique endeavors at Art Is In Bakery known for its eccentric gastronomic offerings. An edgy bakery overflowing with obsessively passionate bakers, be certain to find an incredible range of breakfast and lunch specials sure to hit the spot. Offering a relief to the parched are delicious cups of fair trade, organic coffees and teas on offer. Moderately priced, this unconventional bakery attracts audiences of all budgets to enjoy art through food.
Don't be fooled by the unassuming exteriors of this Japanese restaurant! A hidden jewel of the neighborhood, the traditional creations of New Generation Sushi is creating quite a stir among food connoisseurs all over the city. Freshly made-to-order using only the finest ingredients and imported herbs and spices, the decadent creations of this restaurant easily stacks up against the best sushi bars in Ottawa. Adding the cherry on the cake is the personalized service and affordable menu which makes the visit all the more worthwhile. Watch out for you could get addicted.
A master bakery were scones are taken seriously, this popular quick bread takes a whole new meaning at The SconeWitch. Pick from an array of delicious sweet and savory freshly baked scones with flavor combination unlike ever seen before. Fresh fruit platters, salads and brownies also feature on the limited menu here. Combine these refreshing delights with a hot cup of tea and coffee and you've got yourself a winner. So if scones make your world go round, SconeWitch is the place for you.
If tapas and small plates excite you, this contemporary kitchen and bar is a definite feature on your must-visit list. A chic bistro located in Byward Market, SIDEDOOR offers an array of creative eats catering to Asian Fusion and Mexican cuisine. While colorful creations stimulate your hunger pangs, elegant wine pairings help cleanse the palate for the next bite. Boasting an expansive private room with a capacity of accommodating up to 120 guests, this is a great venue for celebrations.
A place that can do no wrong, Grounded Kitchen & Coffeehouse presents good food and great service in an even better ambiance. An exciting menu filled with scrumptious delicacies made with the best available ingredients, this charming cafe is one of the best breakfast and brunch places in town. The unconventional decor of the cafe, made with all things recycled, sure does leave a lasting impression on you. As the night falls, this cafe tempts socialites with its full bar menu and a fine bistro fare.
Previously famous only among Italian immigrants of Ottawa, La Bottega Nicastro has quickly carved a niche for itself as one of the premium delis and dinners in the neighborhood. This charming gourmet shop wafting with aromas of fresh homemade delicacies lures customers as they shop for specialty goods imported from Italy. Choose from a range of staples of the cuisine such as salads, pastas, soups, pizzas and custom-made sandwiches. Take it up a notch by combining good food with excellent Illy premium espresso or fine Italian wines and beers for an authentic experience. Open all days of week, stop by for an unforgettable treat sure to keep you coming back for more.