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
Todrics 10 McArthur Ave. | 613.321.0252
Gay-owned and operated, weekend brunch, boutique food shop, event catering. Todric’s does it all: restaurant/catering/home catering/take-out/cooking classes. We are absolutely committed to selecting healthy nutritional options for our clients. Our cooking methods are inspired by different cuisines from around the world, and for this specific reason, we have a very short list of menus that you can refer to for inspiration. We love creating unique menus for each of our clients. Whether it’s a simple menu or a fine dinning experience; you will be in for a tasty treat!
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.
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.
Kinki Restaurant - gay friendly 41 York St. l Tel. 613.562-2500 l Fax. 613.562-8193
KINKI is the “in” place in Ottawa for exquisite sushi. A high-quality Asian Fusion Sushi Restaurant in the Byward Market, this spot will continue to set the trend for others to follow. Mouthwatering creations are sensational! Sip on a famous KINKI martini while you check out the Chef’s artistic creations. The menu offers a wide range of appetizers and entrees, ranging from the tastiest Green Tea Encrusted Rack of Lamb to Tibetan Halibut and Crispy Delight Noodles, Sushi and Kinki Maki Rolls. From Wednesday to Saturday you can listen to some of Ottawa’s finest dj’s, and live musicians laying down their cool-contemporary beats, while Ottawa’s hottest staff cater to your every need in our leisurely setting. The modern airy atmosphere also provides an outdoor terrace to add to the leisurely ambiance. - KINKI is the spot.
Mambo Restaurante Nuevo Latino - gay friendly
77 Clarence St. l Tel. 613.562-2500l Fax. 613.562-8193
The pleasure of entertaining…Taking inspiration from the fiery and aromatic cuisine of Central and South America, MAMBO is big flavors, samba~salsa music, mojito~caipirinhas and a wide array of tasty tapas. The restaurant’s exposed brick walls and bold vibrant colors imbue the main dining area with a truly intimate atmosphere, making it perfect for romantic rendezvous or corporate cocktail receptions. The private room on the lower level is perfect for celebrations, company meetings or product launches. And the newly renovated Mambo rooftop is a destination for those seeking a sound escape at sunset. MAMBO Nuevo Latino brings dynamic nightlife and a vibrant mix of cultures where you’ll wine; dine on a unique mix of Latin influences.
Raw Sugar is a licensed café located in the heart of Ottawa’s Chinatown district. Menu offerings include fair trade organic coffee and tea, sweet treats and savoury goods including vegan and gluten-free options, as well as local organic Beau’s beer. The intimate setting has been described by patrons as their home away from home - a community driven centre that encourages artists, parents, and lefties to gather and experience a familiar comfort.
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. Read Dorothy's Review here!