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Ottawa Suggestions

Tboy Oct 12, 2009 01:32 PM

Going to Ottawa from Toronto this coming weekend. My first visit to Ottawa.

I'm looking for some suggestions:

Dinner recommendations, we are staying at the Westin, so something close would be good. We like French Bistro type food. A place with good wine. Maybe a couple of different recommendations....one place a little more formal for Friday, and something more casual for Saturday night.

Also, recommendations for breakfast/brunch. A good greasy spoon in the local area!


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  1. kenthecook RE: Tboy Oct 12, 2009 03:21 PM


    Check out Murray st in the market, there's an abundance of great restaurants. My suggetions would include

    Domus www.domuscafe.ca

    Murray street charcuterie and wine bar www.murraystreet.ca

    Sweetgrass aboriginal bistro www.sweetgrassbistro.ca

    Navarra www.navarrarestaurant.com

    and for a pub/ greasy spoon type there's

    Chez Lucien
    137 Murray Street
    Ottawa, ON K1N 5M7

    (613) 241-3533

    I hope you find some good chow!!!

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      JPJ RE: kenthecook Oct 12, 2009 05:54 PM

      I second Domus, it is my favourite place in Ottawa.

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        Notorious P.I.G. RE: JPJ Oct 12, 2009 06:14 PM

        Third Domus. My meal there was probably one of the better ones of last year. IMO it blew Nota Bene, North 44, and all of the newer mid range Toronto spots (Harbord Room, Tati, Deluxe, etc) out of the water for me.

    2. JonasBrand RE: Tboy Oct 13, 2009 05:08 AM

      Wellington Gastropub

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        dimsumyum RE: Tboy Oct 13, 2009 08:36 AM


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          jon.russell1212 RE: Tboy Jan 11, 2010 05:18 PM

          Friday's Roast Beef House is a good choice for a traditional prime rib dinner. Domus is a good spot for delicious locally grown food, though we found the service a little snotty. For breakfast, I'd suggest the Elgin St. Diner. Hope this helps!

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