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Bare brick walls, creeping vines and a large wrought-iron staircase add to the eclectic charm of Johnny Farina, a lively open-concept Italian restaurant. Watch from the ground floor or loft area as chefs prepare your wood-oven pizza or pasta dish. You can mix and match from their selection of fresh pastas and sauces, or choose from over a dozen creative pizzas, such as the Canadian, the Bruschetta or the Gorgonzola and Leek; or order from a list of veal, chicken and seafood dishes.
Located inside the Hotel Novotel Ottawa, The Albion Rooms serves you dishes that leave a lasting impression on the palate. Neatly decorated and well-furnished, The Albion Rooms welcomes larger parties and also has intimate seating spaces for couples. Food as well as drinks served here are an amalgamation of gastronomy and art. Dishes come to your table plated with beauty while cocktails taste as dramatic as they look. Do not leave out the Charcuterie boards at Albion Rooms as these are a specialty.
Located in the iconic Byward Market, Sens House is a lively sports bar and grill perfect for a casual after-work drink. High Definition TVs cover NHL and the Ottawa Senators ice hockey games while the covered terrace provides an open and airy space for dining.You can nibble on Crispy Dry Ribs, Chicken Tenders or Chicken Wings along with your chilled beer or go for a hearty dinner of Grilled Top Sirloin, Maple Dijon Salmon and mushroom or bacon burgers. A number of zippy craft cocktails are also served by the expert bartenders. All in all, this is a great place to come to cheer for your favorite team during a game or simply dinner with friends.
True to its name, The Ministry of Coffee serves only the best coffees and the most regal blends in Ottawa. A fine selection of premium roasts adorn the shelves of this cafe which can also be picked up on the go. Combine specialty brews with delicious hand-held sandwiches and pastries, perfect for a quick lunch as you rush back to office. Armed with freshly-made breakfast and lunch specials, The Ministry of Coffee also extends its flawless services in the field of catering, perfect for sprucing up your next business event or social gathering.
Step down from trendy Elgin Street to the Lieutenant's Pump for a delicious pub meal. Main dishes draw in the crowds. At Lieutenant's Pump, you'll find a wide range of culinary creations, from Thai green curry chicken to veal, liver, bacon and onions. The decor is typical pub style with lots of wood paneling and brass. For the gamesmen there is a shuffleboard court. During the summer months, the patio is a popular spot for relaxing with a beer and watching the world go by.
Located on the Gladstone Avenue in Ottawa, Pressed is a laid-back cafe where the locals walk in with friends almost any time of the day for a quality bite to eat or to sip on organic coffee. The array of food served here ranges from Southern Style BBQ Pulled Pork to the more subtle Mac 'n' Cheese for kids. The waffles prepared and served here are vouched for by the regulars as well as the first time visitors who cannot resist coming back for more. With concerts, open mic and poetry readings scheduled regularly at the cafe, the setting is perfect for a decent cup of coffee and conversations.