Ottawa is home to so many restaurants that serve up delicious meals. Whether you're someone that enjoys Indian food or someone that likes Italian, there really is something for everyone. With so many restaurants it can be pretty tricky to narrow down which ones to try first.
Look no further because 4 Ottawa restaurants have been ranked the best in all of Canada! The 2018 list of top restaurants in Canada for a "Big Night Out" focuses on stylish restaurants with unique bar scenes, entertainment, and a lively setting. The list features restaurants from all across Canada, it includes hidden gems and new spots you have to be seen at.
Unleash your inner foodie and make your way to these 4 restaurants that have been named the best in all of Canada.
Read the full list of top 100 restaurants in Canada here.
Where: 1087 Wellington Street West // Hintonburg
Why you should go: Bar Laurel is a Spanish influenced kitchen and bar that offers authentic Spanish meals, unique seasonal cocktails, and a wine list that is focused on low intervention wines. Bar Laurel is a perfect place to go for a classy yet casual dinner. Head here to enjoy a meal prepared with passion by Executive Chef Jon Svazas.
Where: 343 Somerset Street West // Downtown
Type: Middle Eastern
Why you should go: Take your taste buds on a journey through the Middle East at this gorgeous Ottawa restaurant. The restaurant is located in a renovated Heritage house in Somerset Village and it is super traditional with a modern twist. Chef El-Tawel pairs traditional cooking with local farmers and applies contemporary cooking techniques to these fresh ingredients. Fairouz up a unique dining experience with upscale service in a casual environment.
Where: 425 Bank Street // Downtown
Why you should go: Fauna focuses on the one thing we all love and that's eating and drinking with our closest friends and family. Their menu is seasonally driven and they support local farmers and producers wherever possible. Fauna serves up small plates so you can try more than one dish. Make your way here to let Executive chef Jon Svazas create a foodie's masterpiece.
Where: 62 Sparks Street // Downtown
Type: Contemporary Canadian
Why you should go: Calling all foodies, this place is meant for you. Riviera is a beautiful restaurant that serves the most delicious dishes and drinks. If you are in search of a place to go for a fancy night out you have to go to Riviera. This restaurant is super classy with a lively ambiance. Head here to let Executive Chefs Matthew Carmichael and Jordan Holley cook you the meal your deserve.