Ottawa is home to some of the nation’s most incredible and unique dining experiences ready to serve every appetite.  Whether you’re in the mood for local favourites or international flavours you will always find the perfect fit here in Ottawa.


Over the years, local Ottawa restaurants and chefs have been the recipients of countless national and international awards and honours.




Featuring a wide array of unique flavours.  Ottawa is the birthplace of Canadian classics like the Beavertail pastry well as provides a home for one of a kind hotspots such as one of only two Burmese restaurants in Canada.  No matter where you eat in Ottawa, there is always something new and remarkable to discover.



The ByWard market is one of the city’s top destinations for all things food. Consisting of over 120 restaurants and cafes, and a year-round outdoor farmers market, the options for great food here are endless!


Don’t be fooled by the name.  Not only does Ottawa’s Little Italy have some of the best Italian cuisine in the Country, the street is also filled with a diverse collection of international flavours, consisting of Greek, Indian, Asian and more!


Located right next door to Little Italy.  Chinatown offers a long strip of incredible Chinese restaurants ready to prepare all of your favourite dishes.


The list of great Ottawa restaurants is endless. The following gives just a small taste of the amazing dining experiences the city has to offer.

An internationally lauded restaurant, Beckta is located in the historic Grant House, a beautifully restored heritage landmark, dating to 1875. It offers a constantly-changing fine-dining bar food menu alongside a legendary cocktail and wine program, all delivered with extraordinary value and a genuine sense of caring.

The largest craft brewery in our Nation’s Capital, Big Rig Brewery takes great pride in reinventing classic styles and crafting emerging ones. Passion for the craft has led to New Brewery of the Year in Ontario (2013) and multiple awards at the Canadian and Ontario Brewing Awards. The taproom is open for lunch and samples throughout the week. East India Company

Located at LeBreton Flats, this 140-year-old building, former grist mill is rich in industrial heritage and charm – a unique setting to grab a pint, enjoy innovative food pairings, brewery tours and sampling, including specialty beers available only on-site and at select Ottawa establishments.

A constitution of food, drink and good company. From Canadian roots and Ottawa soil they serve up true North hospitality with a handcrafted story.

An exciting take on traditional pub fare & comfort food all made from scratch using local ingredients. With a cozy atmosphere, upbeat music and easy going staff, the HPH is the type of place where you’ll feel right at home.

They feature the freshest seafood and tender steaks served in surroundings of understated luxury. Soaring ceilings, stunning original artwork and cool blue and green hues contribute to an elegant atmosphere that is second to none in Ottawa.

Named after its unique location in an 18th century heritage building in the ByWard Market, Restaurant e18hteen has established itself as one of Canada’s premier upscale dining experiences. The menu is an adaptation of the Modern Steakhouse, elevated with signature Canadian Freestyle Cuisine and all-round finesse.

Ottawa’s first authentic Izykya style Ramen restaurant also with sushi and sake bar.

Ottawa is the Shawarma capital of Canada and Shawarma Palace has been serving a  great selection of Lebanese food served with pride and tradition, for over a decade.

This “shoebox” of a space has become famous as “ottawa’s oysterhouse”. Its’ original bricks, wood and rust décor is ottawa’s original rustic funky space. “Where to eat in Canada” has endorsed the menu since 2007.

Local culinary veteran Matthew Carmichael has transformed a former 1920’s art deco bank with 50 foot ceilings into Riviera — a classy and unique dining out experience.

Atelier is a tasting menu restaurant in Ottawa serving ‘New Canadian’ food based on hypermodern culinary technique and technology. A culinary experience like no other, it is owned by Chef Marc Lepine, the only two-time Gold Medal Plates winner in the country.

The menu is inspired by tradition, dictated by the quality and availability of ingredients. They play off the similarities between the climates of Eastern Ontario and Northeast Italy, and create their own take on classic dishes made with seasonal game, seafood and vegetables.

Inspired by the fine boulangeries of Paris and the funky cafés of Brooklyn. Art-Is-In Bakery is an edgy gastro-bakery built to satisfy any craving. Its unique character draws on a mix of wanderlust and a passion for the pursuit of pleasure in everyday life.