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Good Ottawa Restaurant?

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My mom is coming to Ottawa (from Montreal) for a visit this Saturday and wants to go out for lunch. I am looking for a place that is not cheesy and not too expensive. I am still dying to try the Wellington Gastropub but for some odd reason, restaurants think its OK to close on weekends here (it's beyond me!) Does anyone know of another (and perhaps similar) option?
PS mom's pallet it a little more conservative than hubby's and mine.
Thanks!

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  1. Not sure what your budget is, but how about something like Domus, Fraser Café, or Murray Street?

    http://www.domuscafe.ca/Menus/LunchMe...

    http://frasercafe.ca/

    http://www.murraystreet.ca/Menus/Murr...

    All seem to be open at lunch on Saturday...you'd probably need reservations, though.

    Good luck!

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    1. re: cyberveg

      I second those recommendations.
      Today I passed a Starbucks that was closed and Dunns...On a Saturday ..in the downtown core (queen st). I couldnt beleive it.

    2. I visited Ottawa recently and went to Play http://www.playfood.ca/
      Excellent small plate approach, appropriate and varied choice in wines.