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May 16, 2008 03:00 AM


I am taking a trip to Ottawa this summer and need some suggestions on places to eat while I am there. Lunch and dinner.
I haven't done very much research so I really have no idea whats there. Although I do know that I am not really interested in The Brook Street.....
Any help would be much appreciated

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  1. I haven't been there but Beckta is often recommended on this board and elsewhere -

    Here are some threads you might find helpful -

    226 Nepean St, Ottawa, ON K2P0B8, CA

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    1. re: JamieK

      Not far from Ottawa is a very lovely spot called LesFougeres. Do youself a favour and make the trip. It is well worth it. We had a very memorable lunch there. The surroundings are beautiful, lovely wrap around screened in porch for dining al fresco. I have daydreams of that place. Google it.

      1. re: millygirl

        Moved away from Ottawa 5 years ago after 13 years there; still go back to Les Fougeres whenever I can. It is simply delightful.

      1. Higher end:
        Beckta (Downtown)
        Juniper (Westboro)
        The Urban Pear (Glebe)
        Domus (Byward Market)

        The Black Tomato (Byward Market)
        Aroma Meze (Downtown)

        Coffee/light lunch fare:
        Planet Coffee (Byward Market)
        Bridgehead (many locations)

        85 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N5M5, CA

        226 Nepean St, Ottawa, ON K2P0B8, CA

        Juniper Kitchen
        245 Rd Richmond, Ottawa, ON K1Z6W7, CA

        Urban Pear
        151 Second Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S2H6, CA

        Aroma Meze
        239 Nepean St, Ottawa, ON K2P0B7, CA

        Black Tomato
        11 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N8W5, CA

        307 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N7E8, CA

        Planet Coffee
        24 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N, CA

        366 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P1Y4, CA

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        1. re: nyxie

          This list is a good one. I might add the following as well:
          Wellington Gastropub (Westboro)
          Whalesbone (Centretown)
          Ambiente (New Edinburgh)
          La Bottega Nicastro for crazy good sandwiches (ByWard Market)

        2. I definitely agree with Les Fougeres and Domus. At Domus don't miss the "tomato salad" - sliced tomato layered with goat cheese and tapenade.....amazing !

          I went to Beckta once for lunch. A fabulous squash soup was followed by overcooked fish, and lunch without dessert took 2-1/2 hours ! It was pricey too.

          I used to enjoy Le Metro, but have not been back since they closed and reopened.

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          1. re: souschef

            I recently bought a cookbook written by the folks at Les Fougeres. But I must admit, I haven't tried making anything from it. I do though, on a regular basis find myself flipping through the pages wishing I was there.

          2. Oz Cafe on Elgin st. It's small and eclectic but very delicious. If you go too late there can be a wait between courses. Also, Benitz Bistro on Sommerset - fabulous! L'oriee du bois (sp?) in Chelsea - unbeliverable!