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.
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.
A true reflection of the Mexican spirit, Corazón de Maíz brings intensive flavors of the cuisine to the streets of Ottawa. Downtown's hub for affordable dining, this charming eatery has only the best to offer. Try anything from delicious staples such as nachos, tacos, tortillas, burritos, quesadillas to eclectic hand-made sauces that pack a punch. Uncompromising flavors created by the use of fresh ingredients of the highest standards promise to pamper your taste buds. With warm and friendly service on offer, visit the restaurant to experience Mexican hospitality at its finest.
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.
Those with a sweet tooth simply cannot miss A Thing For Chocolate. This endearing restaurant prides itself on their delicious menu dictating all things chocolate. Crepes are their forte and the place has over ten variants on offer. Try the House Special crepe, which comes to your table glazed with chocolate spread and stuffed with fresh fruits, or bite into the moreish Dulce De Leche, a crepe infused with caramel and laden with bananas. Strawberries, white chocolate, custard and many more add-ons make your crepes a heavenly treat. A Thing For Chocolate also has an extensive selection of drinks that range from hot chocolates, lattes to iced coffees. Ice creams include flavors like Creme Brulee, Death by Chocolate, Chocolate Fondue and Hazelnut Choco Cake.
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.
A perfect blend of spice and flavor, Riviera is a fine dining restaurant. The menu offers a lot of dishes which are served in style and elegance along with cocktails which are stylishly designed and served. The Black Cod and Short Rib are the specialties. Elegantly designed with a hint of modernism, this intimate place has a positive and amazing vibe.
The Metropolitan Brasserie is one of the better known restaurants in central Ottawa. You will find wonderful dishes of steak, smoked chicken and poutine on the menu, all of which are worth a try. They easily accommodate large groups, although the service does get a little slow.
For a quick bite to eat or a cup of coffee the Daly’s Express, inside the Westin Ottawa, offers a great selection. If you need a caffeine fix, their coffees are delicious and the service is fast and friendly. You can pick up a tasty sandwich and if you are in a hurry take it to go. Whether you are looking for meal or a snack, Daly’s Express is the place to go.
Enjoy a delicious meal while admiring the beautiful view of the Rideau Canal. Daly's Restaurant has a sophisticated ambiance, but a casual atmosphere. The Sunday brunch is especially mouthwatering and the dinner menu has great options. Pair your dish with a glass of wine or a classic cocktail.
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.
If you like delicious ramen noodles, then hop over to the Sansotei Ramen joint in Ottawa. This Japanese joint has been designed keeping the Asian theme in mind and has a relaxed casual vibe to it. Some of the recommended ramen delicacies include Tonkotsu Black, Miso Black and the Spicy Tan Tan. Some of the other favorites comprise of Gyoza, Zangi and Gyo Don. The desserts are delightfully Asian with some of them being Sakura Crepe Cake, Yuzu Tea Cheesecake or Green Tea Cheesecake. The rates are affordable, so if you wish for a delectable ramen delicacy, you know where to go!