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Where to Eat in and Around Ottawa Right Now

Restaurants in the capital reopen today, but takeout is still a good idea

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Canada’s capital city has long been maligned as stodgy, no fun, and filled with dull bureaucrats. Thankfully, that reputation is changing. In recent years, the city’s creative industries have started to gain a small foothold, and the food scene in Ottawa and Gatineau, Ottawa’s twin city across the river, has grown rapidly — thanks in part to the money those same bureaucrats spend on meals. Although the city has boasted some big destination restaurants for nearly a decade, it’s the newer arrivals and some cheaper eats that generally make for essential Ottawa dining.

Some venues on this list have been permitted to resume dine-in service today, but this list should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in. As there are still safety concerns, takeout and delivery are your best options. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the official sites of the Ontario and Quebec governments.

Shawna Wagman contributed research and editing.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Restaurant Les Fougeres

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783 Route 105, Chelsea
QC J9B 1P1, Canada
(819) 827-8942
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Head just a few minutes north of Ottawa-Gatineau to Chelsea for Les Fougères, where owners Charles Part and Jennifer Warren-Part have been serving fine fare to match the village’s foresty surrounds for nearly 30 years now. This Ottawa-area classic continues to impress with its takeout menu of French-inspired meals like lamb loin, duck confit, and fresh seafood from nearby waterways. A distinctly Canadian experience.

2. Edgar

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60, rue Bégin
Gatineau, QC
(819) 205-1110
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On a quiet residential street in Gatineau, chef Marysol Foucault blesses Ottawans and Gatinois with a three-pronged combination of stellar baked goods, lunches, and brunches. Her food manages to be simultaneously homey and creative — crowds line up for dishes like her souffle-on-the-outside but flan-on-the-inside Dutch baby with slow-cooked pork belly, aged cheddar, and apple. The space is small, reflecting Foucault’s view that great food can come in small packages, so be prepared to wait unless you’re on the early or late side.

3. Chesterfield's Gastro Diner

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1433 Wellington St. W #111, Ottawa
ON K1Y 2X2, Canada
(613) 680-8990
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As comfortable as the couch it’s named after, this “not-so-greasy spoon” diner does brunch so well it’s worth getting out early and taking it home. Classic bunch fare like eggs benedict and waffles are served, but with some added flare. Take the air-fried chicken on challah or jerk chicken on cornbread bennys as examples.

4. Supply and Demand

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1335 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON
(613) 680-2949
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Tiled floors and ornate light fixtures make Supply and Demand a beacon of cool in slightly bourgeois Westboro, but the food at the restaurant (with a dash of raw bar) shines brightest. The menu is a combination of fresh-made pasta and exceptionally well-treated meat, and chef Steve Wall’s kitchen has a sharp eye for what’s flavourful, rather than what’s hip (anywhere willing to reinvent ’90s dessert fad baked Alaska – which usually reveals itself in wintertime – can’t be too fixated on trends). Takeout is available.

Cappelletti and ravioli at Supply and Demand in Ottawa
Cappelletti and ravioli at Supply and Demand
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5. Heartbreakers Pizza

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465 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa
ON K1Y 1H5, Canada
(613) 724-1144
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Opened days before pandemic lockdowns hit, this hip pizza and natural wine spot dishes out pies with quality local ingredients along with wings rubbed in honey, chili, mint, and basil. Pizza varieties will confuse any Italian grandfather – baby turnips, pineapples, and jalapeños are toppings – but that’s probably a good thing. And yes, they have garlic dipping sauce.

6. Soif

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88 Montcalm
Hull, QC
(819) 600-7643
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Owned by one of the top sommeliers on the planet, yet still strangely under the radar in the Ottawa area, Soif is somewhat of a hidden gem located in a former burger joint in Hull. It’s no surprise that Véronique Rivest’s natural-leaning wine list is a winner. Food offerings are at turns French and Latin American (see: escargots and ricotta gnocchi in tomatillo broth), but with nods to Canada, too — the bison tartare is just one example. With dining service closed, Soif is offering take-home meals and virtual wine tastings.

Asparagus at Soif
Asparagus at Soif
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7. Meat Press

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45 Armstrong
Ottawa, ON
(613) 695-7737
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Chef-owner Étienne Cuerrier has a knack for charcuterie: At Meat Press, tucked away on a side street in west-end Hintonburg, he converts locally sourced meats into blood sausage, terrine, and more with a hefty curing operation. Meat Press’s lunch sandwiches (made with smoked meats or charcuterie) are a mega-hit and perfect for taking home.

Montreal-style smoked meat at Meat Press in Ottawa
Montreal-style smoked meat at Meat Press
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8. Di Rienzo

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111 Beech St
Ottawa, ON
(613) 729-4037
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If only every grocery store had a sandwich counter like Di Rienzo’s. This neighborhood institution is (self-) described as offering “the best sandwiches in Ottawa,” and probably deserves that title. The key is simplicity: No-nonsense Italian subs with mortadella, prosciutto, and more, are slightly Canadianized (see: havarti as one cheese of choice), and dished up at low, low prices, with a very limited number of hot and more extravagant options. Younger sandwich slingers nearby that stuff their bread with Doritos or pierogies might be more “creative,” but they can’t call themselves a classic like Di Rienzo’s.

Interior of Di Rienzo in Ottawa
Interior of Di Rienzo
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9. Rangoon

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634 Somerset St W, Ottawa
ON K1R 5K4, Canada
(613) 680-8821
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The only Burmese restaurant in town, Rangoon dishes up spicy, coconut-laden food at reasonable prices from its Chinatown premises. The dishes here have some similar elements to Thai food more common in Ottawa. Expect lots of garlic and ginger, but wielded in fresh new ways, as well as a tea leaf salad, chickpea fritters, and a deeply flavourful fish noodle soup that set the restaurant apart. Rangoon is a unique experience for this town, and a great option for takeout.

Dish at Rangoon in Ottawa
Dish at Rangoon
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10. Sansotei Ramen

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153 Bank St
Ottawa, ON
(613) 695-1718
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Pho might be ubiquitous in Ottawa, but this Toronto import dominates the noodle soup market, with locals gravitating to the shop in droves since it arrived in 2016. Sansotei’s two Ottawa locations make their pork bone broth in-house daily, and you can choose between thick or thin noodles in six varieties, from classic tonkotsu to a wilder new addition: tomato. Almost creamy in mouthfeel, but not at all heavy, it’s a damn fine bowl of ramen.

Ramen at Sansotei Ramen in Ottawa
Ramen at Sansotei Ramen
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11. Thali

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136 O'Connor St, Ottawa
ON K2P 2G7, Canada
(613) 594-4545
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Award-winning local chef Joe Thottungal’s second venture, after Saint Laurent’s beloved Coconut Lagoon, specializes in – you guessed it – South Indian thalis. The contents of each copper platter vary daily depending on what’s in season, but it’s always delightful. A mouth-watering list of curries, vindaloos, biryanis and soups are also on offer for takeout and delivery.

12. Tamis Cafe

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374 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1Y4, Canada
(613) 567-7550
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Ottawa doesn’t have a particularly large Filipino community, but that hasn’t slowed Tamis, which grew so popular it recently decamped to a much larger space. Expect some Filipino staples such as sizzling sisig (grilled pork belly), tangy-spicy adobo, and crepe-adjacent lumpia. Tamis also isn’t afraid to throw a few curveballs, like pimento cheese dip. The family behind Tamis also runs a cake-baking operation out of the premises, so don’t skip dessert.

Pimento cheese dip at Tamis Cafe in Ottawa
Pimento cheese dip at Tamis Cafe
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13. Union Local 613

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315 Somerset St W
Ottawa, ON
(613) 231-1010
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Approximately nobody thinks of Ottawa as a destination for Southern food — and, yet, here we are. Union 613 is doing fancied-up versions of catfish, fried chicken and side ribs, but the quality is tip-top and the restaurant’s ethos is just as good (it offers staff health plans, for example). It’s got brunch takeout on Sundays (think fried chicken and waffles) and a stellar cocktail, craft beer and wine list that can be taken to-go as part of Ontario’s COVID rules.

TV dinner at Union Local 613
TV dinner at Union Local 613
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14. Fauna

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425 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1Y7, Canada
(613) 563-2862
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Just like the pared-down symbols (cow, cheese, mushroom) that make up the logos adorning Fauna’s windows, the small plates from chef-owner Jon Svazas keep it simple and uncluttered — and have won bucketloads of praise in and outside of Ottawa. The classy small-plates restaurant feels fresh, rooted in local produce and flavor, yet creative and forward-thinking. The takeout menu samples the farm, with dishes including confit hen leg, rib eye and bison carpaccio.

15. Whalesbone

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231 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON
(613) 505-4300
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By virtue of geography, Ottawa isn’t often thought of as a seafood kind of place, but Whalesbone makes it the envy of any other landlocked locale. The sustainably sourced seafood dishes offer cohesive textures and flavors, and the focal point of each plate is cooked with such finesse you’ll wonder why Whalesbone hasn’t figured out a way to market crispy salmon skin as a bagged snack. Compared to the tiny Bank Street flagship, the spacious Elgin Street location has the capacity to play around and even ventures into meatier territory, dry-aging steaks in-house. You won’t get the full menu for take-out, but the curated dinners for two are well worth digging into at home.

16. Erling's Variety

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225 Strathcona Ave
Ottawa, ON
(613) 231-8484
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Oh so Canadian in its vibe, this busy Glebe spot features dishes like smoked bacon, mushrooms, and seasonal root vegetables. Its potatoes – which can be an Achilles heel at some higher-end establishments – are exquisite. Erling’s is offering delivery to your door during COVID.

Charcuterie board at Erling’s Variety in Ottawa
Charcuterie board at Erling’s Variety
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17. Town

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296 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON
(613) 695-8696
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It’s common for Ottawa restaurants to take inspiration from a particular cuisine without wholly embodying that culinary style. Town does it neatly with Italian eats: Barbecue octopus and lamb bolognese look to the Mediterranean and central Italy, respectively, but chef-owner Marc Doiron makes these dishes new and creative instead of attempting to recreate classics thousands of miles away. Overall, Town’s food reads as fun — if you need proof, look no further than its ricotta-stuffed meatballs with polenta. During the pandemic, Town’s narrow space has temporarily transformed into a bottle shop, though it’s still serving an eclectic takeout menu from sister restaurant Citizen around the corner. 

Ricotta-stuffed meatballs at Town in Ottawa
Ricotta-stuffed meatballs at Town
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18. Gitanes

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361 Elgin St Unit #6, Ottawa
ON K2P 1M7, Canada
(613) 562-0699
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Gitanes is extravagant (foie gras ice cream, anyone?), but this French spot on Elgin is worth celebrating. Take-home feasts include a full chicken with foie and truffles or dry-aged porterhouse steak. Alternatively, you can order from a limited menu including lamb Navarin, steak frites and branzino. For something a little less lavish, Gitanes opened a pandemic burger pop-up at Common across the street.

19. Table Sodam

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1200 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K1S 3Y1, Canada
(343) 488-8036
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Formerly known as Table 85, Sodam evolved from an unassuming spot in the basement of an office building to more of a full restaurant set-up in the Glebe. The main draw is Korean fried chicken, twice fried with sweet-and-spicy or sweet-and-soy glazes, though it definitely can’t hurt to sample the standard bulgogi or bibimbap options.

Spicy BBQ Pork at Table Sodam in Ottawa
Spicy BBQ Pork at Table Sodam
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20. Shawarma Palace

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464 Rideau St, Ottawa
ON K1N 5Z3, Canada
(613) 789-9533
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Ottawa has shawarma coming out its ears thanks to its large Lebanese population, but Shawarma Palace is the champ. Spits are piled high and wide with copious amounts of spiced chicken and beef, and plates – which come with meat, rice, salad, hummus, garlic sauce, potatoes and pita – are a feast. There are other branches around town, but the Rideau location tends to have the freshest ingredients.

21. Fraser Cafe

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7 Springfield Rd
Ottawa, ON
(613) 749-1444
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The menu, the name, and even the decor may seem relatively unassuming, but the Fraser brothers (Ross and Simon) are loved in Ottawa, and for good reason. The seasonal food at their restaurant, located on the cusp of fancy Rockcliffe, feels like a microcosm of multicultural Canada — grounded in Ottawa, but with eyes turned to the world. During the pandemic, Fraser has been offering takeout meals with suggested wine pairings.

22. Semsem

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2430 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K1V 0T7, Canada
(613) 733-5736
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Run by a Palestinian family, this low-key South Keys spot churns out some of the best Middle Eastern baked goods in town, from tangy za’atar-dusted breads to squeaky haloumi man’oushes. For those with heftier appetites, there are bigger, spice-laden plates centered around chickpeas and fava beans. Takeout and delivery are available.

Cheese sunflower pastry at Semsem in Ottawa
Cheese sunflower pastry at Semsem
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1. Restaurant Les Fougeres

783 Route 105, Chelsea, QC J9B 1P1, Canada

Head just a few minutes north of Ottawa-Gatineau to Chelsea for Les Fougères, where owners Charles Part and Jennifer Warren-Part have been serving fine fare to match the village’s foresty surrounds for nearly 30 years now. This Ottawa-area classic continues to impress with its takeout menu of French-inspired meals like lamb loin, duck confit, and fresh seafood from nearby waterways. A distinctly Canadian experience.

783 Route 105, Chelsea
QC J9B 1P1, Canada

2. Edgar

60, rue Bégin, Gatineau, QC

On a quiet residential street in Gatineau, chef Marysol Foucault blesses Ottawans and Gatinois with a three-pronged combination of stellar baked goods, lunches, and brunches. Her food manages to be simultaneously homey and creative — crowds line up for dishes like her souffle-on-the-outside but flan-on-the-inside Dutch baby with slow-cooked pork belly, aged cheddar, and apple. The space is small, reflecting Foucault’s view that great food can come in small packages, so be prepared to wait unless you’re on the early or late side.

60, rue Bégin
Gatineau, QC

3. Chesterfield's Gastro Diner

1433 Wellington St. W #111, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X2, Canada

As comfortable as the couch it’s named after, this “not-so-greasy spoon” diner does brunch so well it’s worth getting out early and taking it home. Classic bunch fare like eggs benedict and waffles are served, but with some added flare. Take the air-fried chicken on challah or jerk chicken on cornbread bennys as examples.

1433 Wellington St. W #111, Ottawa
ON K1Y 2X2, Canada

4. Supply and Demand

1335 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON
Cappelletti and ravioli at Supply and Demand in Ottawa
Cappelletti and ravioli at Supply and Demand
Supply and Demand/Facebook

Tiled floors and ornate light fixtures make Supply and Demand a beacon of cool in slightly bourgeois Westboro, but the food at the restaurant (with a dash of raw bar) shines brightest. The menu is a combination of fresh-made pasta and exceptionally well-treated meat, and chef Steve Wall’s kitchen has a sharp eye for what’s flavourful, rather than what’s hip (anywhere willing to reinvent ’90s dessert fad baked Alaska – which usually reveals itself in wintertime – can’t be too fixated on trends). Takeout is available.

1335 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON

5. Heartbreakers Pizza

465 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1H5, Canada

Opened days before pandemic lockdowns hit, this hip pizza and natural wine spot dishes out pies with quality local ingredients along with wings rubbed in honey, chili, mint, and basil. Pizza varieties will confuse any Italian grandfather – baby turnips, pineapples, and jalapeños are toppings – but that’s probably a good thing. And yes, they have garlic dipping sauce.

465 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa
ON K1Y 1H5, Canada

6. Soif

88 Montcalm, Hull, QC
Asparagus at Soif
Asparagus at Soif
Soif/Facebook

Owned by one of the top sommeliers on the planet, yet still strangely under the radar in the Ottawa area, Soif is somewhat of a hidden gem located in a former burger joint in Hull. It’s no surprise that Véronique Rivest’s natural-leaning wine list is a winner. Food offerings are at turns French and Latin American (see: escargots and ricotta gnocchi in tomatillo broth), but with nods to Canada, too — the bison tartare is just one example. With dining service closed, Soif is offering take-home meals and virtual wine tastings.

88 Montcalm
Hull, QC

7. Meat Press

45 Armstrong, Ottawa, ON
Montreal-style smoked meat at Meat Press in Ottawa
Montreal-style smoked meat at Meat Press
Meat Press/Facebook

Chef-owner Étienne Cuerrier has a knack for charcuterie: At Meat Press, tucked away on a side street in west-end Hintonburg, he converts locally sourced meats into blood sausage, terrine, and more with a hefty curing operation. Meat Press’s lunch sandwiches (made with smoked meats or charcuterie) are a mega-hit and perfect for taking home.

45 Armstrong
Ottawa, ON

8. Di Rienzo

111 Beech St, Ottawa, ON
Interior of Di Rienzo in Ottawa
Interior of Di Rienzo
Di Rienzo/Official

If only every grocery store had a sandwich counter like Di Rienzo’s. This neighborhood institution is (self-) described as offering “the best sandwiches in Ottawa,” and probably deserves that title. The key is simplicity: No-nonsense Italian subs with mortadella, prosciutto, and more, are slightly Canadianized (see: havarti as one cheese of choice), and dished up at low, low prices, with a very limited number of hot and more extravagant options. Younger sandwich slingers nearby that stuff their bread with Doritos or pierogies might be more “creative,” but they can’t call themselves a classic like Di Rienzo’s.

111 Beech St
Ottawa, ON

9. Rangoon

634 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5K4, Canada
Dish at Rangoon in Ottawa
Dish at Rangoon
Rangoon/Facebook

The only Burmese restaurant in town, Rangoon dishes up spicy, coconut-laden food at reasonable prices from its Chinatown premises. The dishes here have some similar elements to Thai food more common in Ottawa. Expect lots of garlic and ginger, but wielded in fresh new ways, as well as a tea leaf salad, chickpea fritters, and a deeply flavourful fish noodle soup that set the restaurant apart. Rangoon is a unique experience for this town, and a great option for takeout.

634 Somerset St W, Ottawa
ON K1R 5K4, Canada

10. Sansotei Ramen

153 Bank St, Ottawa, ON
Ramen at Sansotei Ramen in Ottawa
Ramen at Sansotei Ramen
Sansotei Ramen/Official

Pho might be ubiquitous in Ottawa, but this Toronto import dominates the noodle soup market, with locals gravitating to the shop in droves since it arrived in 2016. Sansotei’s two Ottawa locations make their pork bone broth in-house daily, and you can choose between thick or thin noodles in six varieties, from classic tonkotsu to a wilder new addition: tomato. Almost creamy in mouthfeel, but not at all heavy, it’s a damn fine bowl of ramen.

153 Bank St
Ottawa, ON

11. Thali

136 O'Connor St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2G7, Canada

Award-winning local chef Joe Thottungal’s second venture, after Saint Laurent’s beloved Coconut Lagoon, specializes in – you guessed it – South Indian thalis. The contents of each copper platter vary daily depending on what’s in season, but it’s always delightful. A mouth-watering list of curries, vindaloos, biryanis and soups are also on offer for takeout and delivery.

136 O'Connor St, Ottawa
ON K2P 2G7, Canada

12. Tamis Cafe

374 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y4, Canada
Pimento cheese dip at Tamis Cafe in Ottawa
Pimento cheese dip at Tamis Cafe
Tamis Café/Facebook

Ottawa doesn’t have a particularly large Filipino community, but that hasn’t slowed Tamis, which grew so popular it recently decamped to a much larger space. Expect some Filipino staples such as sizzling sisig (grilled pork belly), tangy-spicy adobo, and crepe-adjacent lumpia. Tamis also isn’t afraid to throw a few curveballs, like pimento cheese dip. The family behind Tamis also runs a cake-baking operation out of the premises, so don’t skip dessert.

374 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1Y4, Canada

13. Union Local 613

315 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON
TV dinner at Union Local 613
TV dinner at Union Local 613
Union Local 613/Facebook

Approximately nobody thinks of Ottawa as a destination for Southern food — and, yet, here we are. Union 613 is doing fancied-up versions of catfish, fried chicken and side ribs, but the quality is tip-top and the restaurant’s ethos is just as good (it offers staff health plans, for example). It’s got brunch takeout on Sundays (think fried chicken and waffles) and a stellar cocktail, craft beer and wine list that can be taken to-go as part of Ontario’s COVID rules.

315 Somerset St W
Ottawa, ON

14. Fauna

425 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y7, Canada

Just like the pared-down symbols (cow, cheese, mushroom) that make up the logos adorning Fauna’s windows, the small plates from chef-owner Jon Svazas keep it simple and uncluttered — and have won bucketloads of praise in and outside of Ottawa. The classy small-plates restaurant feels fresh, rooted in local produce and flavor, yet creative and forward-thinking. The takeout menu samples the farm, with dishes including confit hen leg, rib eye and bison carpaccio.

425 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K2P 1Y7, Canada

15. Whalesbone

231 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON

By virtue of geography, Ottawa isn’t often thought of as a seafood kind of place, but Whalesbone makes it the envy of any other landlocked locale. The sustainably sourced seafood dishes offer cohesive textures and flavors, and the focal point of each plate is cooked with such finesse you’ll wonder why Whalesbone hasn’t figured out a way to market crispy salmon skin as a bagged snack. Compared to the tiny Bank Street flagship, the spacious Elgin Street location has the capacity to play around and even ventures into meatier territory, dry-aging steaks in-house. You won’t get the full menu for take-out, but the curated dinners for two are well worth digging into at home.

231 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON

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16. Erling's Variety

225 Strathcona Ave, Ottawa, ON
Charcuterie board at Erling’s Variety in Ottawa
Charcuterie board at Erling’s Variety
Erling’s Variety/Twitter

Oh so Canadian in its vibe, this busy Glebe spot features dishes like smoked bacon, mushrooms, and seasonal root vegetables. Its potatoes – which can be an Achilles heel at some higher-end establishments – are exquisite. Erling’s is offering delivery to your door during COVID.

225 Strathcona Ave
Ottawa, ON

17. Town

296 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON
Ricotta-stuffed meatballs at Town in Ottawa
Ricotta-stuffed meatballs at Town
Town/Facebook

It’s common for Ottawa restaurants to take inspiration from a particular cuisine without wholly embodying that culinary style. Town does it neatly with Italian eats: Barbecue octopus and lamb bolognese look to the Mediterranean and central Italy, respectively, but chef-owner Marc Doiron makes these dishes new and creative instead of attempting to recreate classics thousands of miles away. Overall, Town’s food reads as fun — if you need proof, look no further than its ricotta-stuffed meatballs with polenta. During the pandemic, Town’s narrow space has temporarily transformed into a bottle shop, though it’s still serving an eclectic takeout menu from sister restaurant Citizen around the corner. 

296 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON

18. Gitanes

361 Elgin St Unit #6, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M7, Canada

Gitanes is extravagant (foie gras ice cream, anyone?), but this French spot on Elgin is worth celebrating. Take-home feasts include a full chicken with foie and truffles or dry-aged porterhouse steak. Alternatively, you can order from a limited menu including lamb Navarin, steak frites and branzino. For something a little less lavish, Gitanes opened a pandemic burger pop-up at Common across the street.

361 Elgin St Unit #6, Ottawa
ON K2P 1M7, Canada

19. Table Sodam

1200 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3Y1, Canada
Spicy BBQ Pork at Table Sodam in Ottawa
Spicy BBQ Pork at Table Sodam
Table Sodam/Facebook

Formerly known as Table 85, Sodam evolved from an unassuming spot in the basement of an office building to more of a full restaurant set-up in the Glebe. The main draw is Korean fried chicken, twice fried with sweet-and-spicy or sweet-and-soy glazes, though it definitely can’t hurt to sample the standard bulgogi or bibimbap options.

1200 Bank St, Ottawa
ON K1S 3Y1, Canada

20. Shawarma Palace

464 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Z3, Canada