Bennitz Bistro - gay-friendly
327 Somerset St W 613.567.8100
Harmony, balance, instinct, passion and an infusion of soul–this is the essence of Chef/Owner Derek Benitz's attitude in the kitchen.
He takes a contemporary approach to classic French cuisine, crafting innovative dishes from the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Bridgehead - gay-friendly
366 Bank St (at Gilmour) 613.569.5600
Offering a full line of fairly-traded and organic coffees and teas, as well as a large selection of fresh healthful food items. There’s more to Bridgehead than just excellent coffee. Find out more about the communities that grow our coffee, tea, and cocoa. Read about our commitment to social responsibility and what it means to people, the community and the environment. Please click here for a listing of all our coffee houses.
bSide - gay-friendly
Unable to curb his creativity, chef Derek Benitz has opened b/Side Wine & Small Plates located directly beside Benitz Bistro.
Join us for a great glass of wine and delicious food!
Cafe Paradiso - gay-friendly
199 Bank St 613.565.0657
What is most appealing about Café Paradiso is it's great blend of casual fine dining and Ottawa's best, year-round live jazz program. Serving an eclectic bistro-style global cuisine, in a relaxed downtown atmosphere, the Café promises you a memorable evening of good food and lively entertainment. Large garage-door-style windows open onto a streetscape, revealing a clean line, modern soft-toned, comfy-chaired interior.
Dial A Chef - gay-friendly
P.O. Box 527 Kemptville 613.860.2539
Let Dial A Chef do the work for you. Stay at home, relax and have us create a wonderful meal for you and your guests. Dial a Chef is a unique service whose specialty is catering to and satisfying your unique gourmet dining needs in the comfort of your own home. Based in Kemptville near Ottawa, Dial A Chef can provide services within a territory from Montreal to Kingston, including the most remote of cottages in eastern Ontario or western Quebec
East India Company – gay-friendly
210 Somerset St W 613.567.4634
East India Company Restaurants have been in business for over thirty years and have always enjoyed a reputation for the best East Indian Food in Ottawa and Winnipeg, Canada. The company is known not only for the high quality of food and service provided, but also for the atmosphere created through authentic Indian artwork ranging from 100 to 500 years old displayed through out the restaurants.
Savana Café – gay-friendly
431 Gilmour St. 613.233.9159
Savana Cafe is Ottawa's original "Original Fusion Restaurant". Since 1987, Savana has been offering tropical cuisine inspired by flavours and spices from the Caribbean and South-East Asia. This tropical fusion fare is served in a warm and friendly atmosphere right in the heart of the Capital Region.
Shanghai – gay-friendly
651 Someset St W.
Shanghai Restaurant blends warm modern ambiance with a wide range of Chinese and Asian inspired dishes. The city's best Hot and Sour Soup and the tastiest dumplings will excite your palate. Local Artists exotic cocktails, funky Disco Bingo, Live Bands, wild DJ esoterica. and even wilder Karaoke nights make the Shanghai one of Ottawa's hottest social destinations.
Tempation Tea Shop – gay-friendly
324 Bank St. 613-237-1291
Temptation TeaShop is a combination Vietnamese restaurant and bubble teashop. Located on Bank Street between Gilmour and Gladstone, its specialties are noodle soups and pho (rice noodle soups with chicken or beef). The rice noodle and udon noodle soups come with seafood and grilled chicken.There is an extensive vegetarian appetizer list that includes veggie soup, spring rolls, spicy lemongrass soup with fried tofu and veggie udon.
The Buzz Restaurant & Lounge, with its high ceiling and beautiful brick walls, creates a New York style bistro atmosphere perfect for intimate dining or wine and martini lounging.
Dorothy’s favourite fine dining
226 Nepean St 613-238-7063
Online reservations Stephen Beckta And Chef Michael Moffatt, along with their team, invite you to enjoy the new flavours and hospitality of Ottawa's most talked-about restaurant. "For the third year running, Beckta tops the list (of Ottawa's Top 10 Restaurants), with food that is consistently inventive and delicious". Ottawa Magazine
Le Baccara Casino, 3rd floor 819 772-6210 Le Baccara’s open kitchen design provides an intimate view of the chefs as they put the finishing touches on their delectable dishes, which can be paired with a superb vintage from our extensive wine list. Guests are invited to visit the wine cellar, which houses 500 different varieties and is part of a 13,000 - bottle collection. With its distinctively French influence, the Baccara's gourmet fare is based on the finest market-fresh ingredients, adding exotic accents borrowed from some of the world's most celebrated culinary traditions.
239 Nepean Street (613) 232-1377
Online reservations Aroma Meze Small Plates and Wine. The first of its kind in Canada! Come and enjoy “Meze” the food that reflects the way of life in Greek culture. Meze…an eating style, ancient in origin, favored in Greece and the Mediterranean. It is where eating is a hospitality and a celebration. The word “Aroma” literally means spice in Greek. Aroma is a combination of what we taste and what we smell and is a sensation, which is difficult to separate from flavor.
525 Legget Drive l
Brookstreet’s four-diamond Perspectives Restaurant features Executive Chef Clifford Lyness’ innovative, award-winning culinary creations featuring top-quality regional ingredients and exciting flavours in a true expression of contemporary Canadian cuisine. Open Monday to Friday for Lunch, and Monday to Saturday for breakfast. Dinner served Monday to Saturday. Fabulous Sunday brunch. Daily table d’hôte and blind tasting menu. Off-site catering is also available. Reserve our private dining room overlooking the Marshes Golf Club for up to 14 guests for your next special and intimate dinner. Reservations recommended at 613.271.1800