With Valentine's Day quickly approaching you might be looking for a romantic restaurant to bring your date. Here in Ottawa, there are plenty of extraordinary restaurants to pick from that offer delicious food and a romantic atmosphere.

To help you plan your next date, here are the 21 most romantic restaurants in Ottawa:

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Jackson

Where: 10 Daly Avenue

Jackson Cafe makes the perfect spot to go on a date. The chic space is inside the Ottawa Art Gallery, so you can explore the free exhibits and then head over to the restaurant for a delicious meal of small plate dishes featuring Canadian cuisine.

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Social

Where: 537 Sussex Dr

Social has a sophisticated decor and live jazz music, making it a wonderful spot in Ottawa to bring a date. Inside you'll find several different spaces to dine and a relaxed lounge where you can enjoy Canadian cuisine and craft cocktails.

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Riveria

Where: 62 Sparks St

You can't help but fall in love with the grand interior of Riveria. Located in a former bank, it makes for a wonderful date spot with their romantic dim lighting.

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Restaurant e18hteen

Where: 18 York Street

Located in a stunning 19th-century heritage building in the ByWard Market, e18hteen has a sophisticated and romantic interior. This gorgeous venue is popular with weddings and offers French-inspired fine dining and a fantastic wine list.

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Fairouz

Where: 343 Somerset St W

Fairouz is one of the best romantic restaurants in Ottawa. The wonderful Middle Eastern restaurant was ranked by one of Canada's best restaurants in 2018 and made Open Table's list of 100 most romantic restaurants in Canada for 2019.

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The Shore Club

Where: 11 Colonel By Dr

Bring your date to The Shore Club to enjoy tender steaks and fresh seafood in their upscale dining room. 

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Al's Steakhouse

Where: 327 Elgin St

Al's Steakhouse excels in serving mouth-watering steaks. The upscale restaurant is stunning with plush banquets, marble counters, and chandeliers that are sure to impress your date.

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The Clarendon

Where: 11 George St

Located in the ByWard Market, has a warm and inviting dining room and bar. Head here to enjoy delicious small plates of comfort food that are perfect for sharing.

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North and Navy

Where:  226 Nepean St

Head to North And Navy to enjoy outstanding Northern Italian dishes. Inside the adorable restaurant which is filled with tons of antique decor, you can enjoy fresh seafood and pasta.

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Giovanni’s

Where: 362 Preston St

For the past 30 years, Giovanni's has been offering delicious Italian food. If you haven't been here already, it is a must-try in the city.

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Sur Lie

Where: 110 Murray St

Enjoy a romantic dinner at Sur-Lie. The restaurant serves extraordinary modern French cuisine designed to be shared, and has a wonderful wine list too!

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Beckta Dining & Wine

Where: 150 Elgin St

If you want to spoil your date, take them to Beckta Food and Wine for a five-course tasting menu.

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Atelier

Where: 540 Rochester St

Dining at Atelier is exciting, as you never know what you will eat next. The molecular gastronomy restaurant offers 12-course tasting menus that will leave you anticipating the reveal of the next dish.

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Le Baccara

Where: 1 Boulevard du Casino

Le Baccara in Casino Lac-Leamy was just listed as one of the most romantic in Canada according to Open Table. The sophisticated restaurant is the place to go to enjoy French food and a glass of wine.

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Feast + Revel

Where: 325 Dalhousie St

Located in the Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Feast + Revel makes the perfect spot to go on a date. If you visit between 5 pm and 7 pm it makes for an affordable date spot as their Revel Hour menu has a variety of dishes and alcoholic beverages that are just $6!

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Sidedoor

Where: 18 York St b

Sidedoor is a spot to enjoy upscale Asian-fusion in Ottawa. The incredible restaurant is a heritage building and has exposed stone walls and pretty chandeliers made out of wine bottles!

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Mati

Where: 428 Preston St

Mati is a super trendy spot in Ottawa where you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine focusing on crudo and charcoal.

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Norca

Where: 30 Daly Ave

Located in the Le Germain Ottawa hotel Norca has a sleek atmosphere. The menu features a variety of Canadian ingredients in their small or large plate dishes.

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Moscow Tea Room

Where: 527 Sussex Dr

The Moscow Tea Room is a gorgeous restaurant that feels very luxurious because of the abundant chandeliers and sophisticated decor. Earlier in the day, it makes for a pretty spot to enjoy afternoon tea or dinner, but at night it becomes a lively lounge.

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OZ Kafe

Where: 10 York St

Next time you are planning a date, bring them to Oz Kafe. The restaurant just listed by Open Table as one of the most romantic restaurants in Canada. Inside the old historical building, you will fall in love with the great ambiance and the European inspired food.

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Common Eatery

Where: 380 Elgin St

For a super cute romantic setting head to Common Eatery where they have a gorgeous wall covered in red roses. It is a great spot to go for cocktails and appetizers.

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