lunch in Ottawa this Friday
Steve Vardy (exec chef at Beckta) talked about his favourite restaurants in Ottawa at CBC's Ottawa Morning show this morning (Wednesday).
Here is the quick list he mentioned, not in particular order:
Something? Oyster House (didn't get the name right)
Vietnamese: New Mee Fong
Italian: Cafe Spiga Trattoria
Fine Dining: Signature Le Cordon Bleu, Le Baccara (inside Casino)
Mexican: Ahora Restaurant
Sushi: Ginjo?? at Lisgar (didn't get the name right)
If you want to listen the show, here is the link:
For lunch, I'd leave the Market but the temp is forecast for 29 tomorrow so the patio option is temping. I'd try a couple of other places, Le Cafe is reliable food and service, indoors or out and is a great Ottawa dining treasure I think is overlooked. For lighter fare given the temp tomorrow, try Hot Peppers for Thai or Sushi 88 both on Somerset. Or, venture over to Wellington and go to the Nicastro restaurant, accurate name escapes me, between Holland and Island Park. Simple, Italian, solid good eats from salads to pasta and thin crust pizza. Of your list, Domus would be my choice. I'd like to know how the Black Cat is doing these days, just a couple of doors down.