Ottawa has a very vibrant culinary community with a multitude of restaurant options. Here’s a short list of just a few of the great restaurant options in Ottawa.
Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu
Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu offers an exceptional cuisine, a unique setting and luxurious hospitality for your next culinary experience. More than just a bistro, Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu brings a modern twist to a fine dining experience. Combining modern cuisine with relaxing decor and a stress-free ambience, Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu can be your oasis. Our menus showcase an outstanding selection of the local seasonal ingredients with bold creativity and artistic presentations during lunch or dinner. Every week we will feature a new original lunch menu showcasing the talents of our dedicated team. Our dinner menus also reflect the changes of the seasons.
Play Food & Wine
Play Food & Wine (a sister location to the famed Beckta Dining & Wine) focuses on small plates with big flavour in a casual dining environment. Housed in a historic building across the street from the U.S. Embassy in the ByWard Market neighbourhood, Play offer two floors of dining. Foodies will enjoy sitting at the kitchen bar overlooking the prep area, while everyone can enjoy the carefully crafted wine list and inventive, even playful, creations on the menu.
Discover the true flavours of Canada with a global twist offered by our award-winning National Arts Centre Executive Chef John Morris. Tempt your senses at le Café with exciting, inventive and playful dishes featuring fresh, regional and international ingredients celebrating Canada’s increasing diversity. Experience a perfect pairing from our eclectic wine list crafted by John Szabo, Canada’s only Master Sommelier.
Atelier, located near Ottawa’s Little Italy, presents a multi-course tasting menu each evening using only the freshest ingredients prepared in ways you’ve never seen before. Innovative chef / owner Marc Lépine uses a solar oven, liquid nitrogen, an “anti-griddle” and other contraptions that will make you smile as you enjoy your 12-course tasting menu. It’s part theatre, part magic and all delicious! Marc was crowned 2012 Canadian Culinary Champion at the Canadian Culinary Championships held in Kelowna, B.C. in mid-February. What’s even more impressive is that 25 of Ottawa’s best chefs supported Marc by holding a “Takeover Weekend” while he was away so that Marc didn’t have to close down on one of the busiest weekends of the year. The chefs volunteered their time (and some ingredients) to present a multi-course meal on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night when Marc competed.
Restaurant e18hteen offers fine dining in a sumptuous atmosphere. Sample delights from modern French cuisine carefully prepared using local ingredients by Chef Jonathan Korecki and his team while admiring the edge artwork and modern décor that offset the 19th century stone walls. Craving a cocktail? This is the place to indulge! While much is local, this is also a great place for perfectly prepared (and sustainable) seafood.