Ottawa - dinner on a Sunday night
My man and I are going to be in Ottawa in a couple of weeks for a wedding, and we've decided to stay over on the Sunday to have a mini-break...just the two of us. Any suggestions as to where to go for dinner on a Sunday night? We'd like something with great food, a place that's a bit trendy, with a good wine list as well. Emphasis should be place on the food. Is this asking too much for staid Ottawa? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
smayes' recs are flawless. Had a lovely dinner at Beckta last week - I much prefer it to par-fyum. As ownder Stephen Beckta is a sommellier by training, the wine list is lovely - and both the wait-staff and Stephen will have good recommendations for matching a nice bottle or series of glasses with your food choices... it is one of the few restaurants where I let myself be guided by staff recommendations, and have yet to be disappointed.
I agree, Beckta is probably the place for you based on your description. It constantly gets raves on this board and from my limited experience, deservedly so. Par-fyum in Hull is another option, but I've only ever been for lunch on a weekday so can't attest to the atmosphere on a Sunday evening. That part of town can be a bit dead on the weekends.
If you weren't looking for something trendy I'd suggest Les Fougeres in Chelsea, which is lovely but out in the woods - I find the food excellent and the atmosphere formal, but more mellow.