OTTAWA: 3 days 3 nights and in need of restaurant and pub recos
I will be in Ottawa Monday through Thursday this week and would love to hear your ideas about where I must eat, drink and be merry while in your city. I am on an expense account, so, while I don't want to sound boorish, money won't be an issue. that said, most expensive is often least interesting,and I really love those little spots talented chefs open when they break free from the 5-star palace.
I enjoy Japanese, Italian, Indian, French, and North American. A good English pub is impt to know about, as is the evening music scene during the week. Can someone fill me in please?
The Montreal Beachbum
I like The Works, too, for fun burgers and shakes.
If you're looking for something fancier, and you have time for a run out to Kanata (about a half hour from downtown), I've had some very good meals at Perspectives in the Brookstreet Hotel - both from the menu and several chef's tasting menus.
Hey SM, a late entry, I sent these to my mom the other day after searching the boards for tips for her since she lives in Ottawa, a few repeats but check 'em out...
-Signatures by Le Cordon Bleu Paris: www.lcbottawa.com/English/signatures/...
-The Wellington Gastropub: www.thewellingtongastropub.com
-Sweet Basil & Anna Thai: www.thaitaste.ca/sb/index.html
-Nokham Thai: www.restaurantica.com/restaurants/3561/
-Les Fougères: www.fougeres.ca