Want to get the most out of your stay in Ottawa? If you're visiting Ottawa and are staying right in the heart of downtown and want to know where to get great food, check out our Ottawa downtown restaurants directory and see what it can do for you. You'll find listings for some of the hottest Ottawa restaurants in the area; so whether you're in the mood for Chinese, Italian, Mexican, French or even Lebanese, or if you feel like sitting down for a fine dining experience or just going out for a buffet, our Ottawa downtown restaurants directory can show you just where to go to get the food you're craving.
Choose from these Ottawa Downtown Restaurants listings:
Zak's Diner is a restaurant located in the heart of downtown Ottawa - in the ByWard Market. Whether you are visiting or live in Ottawa, make Zak's Diner your downtown Ottawa restaurant destination for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Zak's serves great burgers, fries, sandwiches and breakfast "all day every day".
Centrally located in downtown Ottawa, Blue Cactus is a premier Ottawa restaurant choice. Its fresh, upscale decor and expanded space create a vibrant evening atmosphere in which to enjoy award-winning margaritas and Contemporary Southwest cuisine. Late night weekends head downtown to enjoy our DJs spinning a mix of soul, funk, and house music.
The Fish Market is one of the best downtown Ottawa restaurants. Ask anyone where the Consumers' Choice Award preferred FRESH FISH & SEAFOOD restaurant of the Nation's Capital is and they'll tell you it's located in the heart of the historical ByWard Market in downtown Ottawa.
In the ByWard Market, Luxe offers the flavours of a French Bistro combined with traditional steakhouse. Dishes reflect progressive culinary styles described by the Ottawa Citizen as "first class".
WELCOME TO WASABI... Experience Japanese cuisine in a unique, traditional atmosphere.
Our dining room can accommodate your small groups or large parties comfortably, extending to the outdoor patio during the hot summer months.
For over 30 years our supberb cuisine and charming elegant atmosphere have made us a favorite destination for relaxed fine dining, special occasions, family gatherings, and professional celebrations. We are located in the ByWard Market in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Experience romantic dining at it's best!
Stella Osteria, the newest addition to the Luxe Bistro, and Blue Cactus Bar and Grill family opened up to rave reviews-and the excellence has continued. Specializing in superbly presented modern Italian cuisine, Stella has created a reputation for its delectable recipes.
Canadian | Global | Cuisine
Discover the true flavours of Canada with a global twist offered by our award-winning Executive Chef Michael Blackie. Tempt your senses with exciting, inventive and playful dishes featuring fresh, regional and international ingredients celebrating Canada's increasing diversity.
Baton Rouge is proud to serve the finest Canadian beef. Sterling Silver is hand-selected for superior AAA marbling from grain-fed beef, producing a rich, premium flavour.
Lieutenant’s Pump is situated on Elgin street, in the semi basement of one of Ottawa’s oldest apartment buildings, circa 1903.The three bars offer a wide selection of sixteen draft. Several of which are from excellent local and regional breweries. In the summer, you can sit on the patio sipping “Mason Jar Mojitos”, made with fresh picked mint from the garden out front.
The Soul of Italy...on the Sparks Street Mall Exciting and creative contemporary Italian cuisine is prepared in this lovely trattoria with service that is unmatched in the city. Fresh pasta's, thin crust pizza, grilled vegetables, and grilled fish and meats abound on the stylish menu.
Overlooking the historical ByWard Market, this casual eatery featuring cooking on an open grill welcomes you 7 days a week. "All You Can Eat Fresh Mussels Everyday All Day " has become an Ottawa institution since 1980.
A chic version of a traditional pub, come cool down with one of our refreshing, legendary frozen mojitos, or heat things up with one of our signature sizzling rock grills! Good friends, great eats, and your best memories are all waiting for you, just around the CORNER.
Located in one of Ottawa's oldest buildings, experience stylish New Orleans ambience at this fun, casual Louisiana restaurant. Innovative cajun creole cuisine is complimented by a variety of contemporary cuisine.
Festival Japan is conveniently located in downtown Ottawa. Our cozy and private tatami dining rooms are a perfect place to have your business meeting or private meeting.
Ottawa's Hard Rock Cafe is situated in the heart of the historic ByWard Market. The Hard Rock Cafe has kept the original concept of North American fare, which has made it famous since it's opening in London on June 14, 1971.
Haveli, in the Indian Sub-continent is recognized as the ultimate in living luxury. In Ottawa, we have attempted to recreate the ambiance, atmosphere and the flavors that make a visit to the Havelis in India so memorable. We hope your visit to our Haveli will give you a glimpse of India and its rich cultures.
Situated in the midst of Ottawa's ByWard Market KINKI is undoubtedly one of the city's most exotic hotspots for Asian-fusion cuisine. With contemporary Asian art decor placed symmetrically along the walls, bamboo paneling and funky lounge-style beats resonating, Kinki attracts the modern sophisticates of Ottawa for both business and pleasure.
Located in the heart of Ottawa at the scenic Dows Lake Pavilion along the Rideau Canal, LAGO Bar|Grill|View is an open concept restaurant and nightclub, seating 250 in the main restaurant with 175 additional seats on the patio.
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. Mambo Restaurant carries you through a memorable dining experience, as you live, love and dance with a Latin flair.
At Mamma Grazzi's we are known for our old world Italian cuisine, featuring home-made pasta, hand-rolled thin crust pizzas, and fresh selection of grilled chicken and veal dishes. Our menu was created to provide an 'al momento' cooking philosophy which means that each pasta, pizza and entree is prepared individually to order. Tucked away in a cobblestoned courtyard, our warm and charming ambience is sure to please.
Mangia offers moderately priced, fine Mediterranean cuisine. This family owned and operated restaurant, located in the ByWard Market, features an original selection of pizzas, pastas and seafood. Experience our fabulous homemade pasta, bread and desserts which are made daily on the premises.
The Parliament Pub combines Dining and Political Fun. Locations do not get much better than this: directly across the street from Parliament Hill. They say the Parliament Pub is where the real business of government gets done- it's an inviting spot for lunch and dinner where excellent food and beverages can be enjoyed against a political backdrop.
Though Halifax may be over 1400km away, there is a little touch of Nova Scotia right in the heart of the Byward market. Pier 21 offers customers a piece of the East coast life right in their own backyard.
Located in the heart of the Byward Market. This three-level pub with a street front patio provides the best mix of food, friends and fun.
Where the Emerald Isle meets the Boot
What do Italian trattorias, Irish pubs, and medieval monasteries have in common?
Santé is proud to offer globally inspired dishes, fine wines, and a warm and friendly atmosphere to make any occasion a success.
One of Ottawa's favourite downtown restaurants for over 20 years. Newly renovated, Southern Cross Grill on Queen serves mouthwatering grilled and Mexican entrees, daily house-made soups and a delicious breakfast.
SPIN Kitchen & Bar is Ottawa Marriott's new street-level restaurant. Our passionate Chefs have created menus offering your favourite comfort foods. Indulge in our regional table d'hÃ´te menu incorporating ingredients from local suppliers . Join us for "spin" Time from 4 to 7 pm daily.
Overlooking the action in the Market, this gorgeous and unique lounge is perfect for any event. The exposed stone walls, high ceilings, crushed velvet booths and chandeliers give it a Moulin Rouge feel.
Known for an outstanding collection of wines, imported beers & malt whiskeys we are proud recipients of the "WINE SPECTATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE" for the past 20 years.