The struggle of chooing a restaurant to go to with your S/O is always too real. When it comes time to plan your anniversary dinner finding a fancy restaurant is too much work so you just end up going somewhere like Elgin Street Diner. If you're last minute planners like my boyfriend and I you'll know the struggle of searching the day before and then just sticking to your usual.
I am here to help all those couples that stuggle on choosing a classy, cozy, and cute place to spend your anniversary dinner. Whether it's your first year together or your 10th these places are sure to make your day special.
The Shore Club // 11 Colonel By Dr
This classy restaurant is located in The Westin Hotel. Head here to eat an amazing dinner and then spend the night at the hotel. The Shore Club is known for their prime seafood and steak. If you and your bae love seafood definitly check out this restaurant.
Canal Ritz // 375 Queen Elizabeth Dr
If you're a lover of Italian food with a modern flare head to the Canal Ritz. The views at this fantastic restaurant are perfect for a night reminicing on the days when you and your s/o just fell in love.
Social // 537 Sussex Dr
Social is one of Ottawa's number one places for classy occasions. Get all dressed up and head here for some amazing food and great drinks. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with awesome service.
Sidedoor // 18 York St
Sidedoor serves up some delicious dishes. Their meals are inspired by street food of Souteast Asia. The restaurant has massive windows which make the room look fantastic. Sidedoor is also a host to many weddings in Ottawa, so let's just say they have romance on lock.
Giovanni's Restaurant & Dining Lounge // 362 Preston St
This restaurant is upmarket and serves up fine Italian dishes. They also have an extensive wine list and scruptcious desserts. The interior of Giovanni's is warm and super fancy so if you're ready to celebrate your anniversary head here.
Joey Restaurants // Multiple Locations
Joey Restaurants are simply perfect for an anniversary. They are fancy but don't act too bougey (which I love). They just opened up at Rideau and also have a location at Lansdowne. Wherever you go you're bound to have some delicious food and amazing dessert (I reccomend the Molten Chocolate Cake).
Courtyard Restaurant // 21 George St
Head here if you and your s/o want to feel like you're not in Ottawa for the night. Courtyard Restaurant is definitly one of the most romantic places to eat in Ottawa. Sit on their patio and enjoy some of their fine dishes.
Vittoria Trattoria // Multiple Locations
This cute restaurant serves up delicious authentic Italian dishes. If you're craving pasta or pizza Vittoria Trattoria has you covered. Their restaurant is cozy and warm perfect for a special night.
Salt // 345 Preston St
Salt's restaurant is absolutely stunning. Sit by the fire while having some drinks then head in to eat. Their restaurant truly pays attention to detail with imported marble tables and custom made furniture to our herb and spice garden on the patio. If you love fine dining definitly check out Salt.
Restaurant 18 // 18 York Street
If you and your s/o are searching for the finest food, check out Restaurant 18. When you eat here you'll feel like royalty and for surviving even one year with someone you deserve to be treated as such.
Al's Steakhouse // 327 Elgin St
This restaurant has been open since 1967 so they have served a ton of couples in their time. Al's Steakhouse is an OG anniversary spot in Ottawa. They just went through an amazing renovation so everything is so fresh and so clean.
Moscow Tea Room // 527 Sussex Dr
This restaurant is located in the heart of the ByWard Market. They host a variety of fancy events in Ottawa so they know how to serve with a smile. Head here for a romantic evening with your bae.
Le Café // 1 Elgin St
This waterfront restaurant is absolutey stunning for an anniversary date. Here you and your bae will have an unreal view of the Ottawa River. Le Café is located in the National Arts Centre, so head here after watching a show on your special night.
Pure Kitchen // Multiple Locations
Pure Kitchen is a perfect place to go if you and your s/o are vegan or just like to try out new foods. The food here is so tasty and the service is incredible. The restaurant is'nt too fancy so if you're in the mood to dress casual but still enjoy head to Pure Kitchen.
Metropolitain Brasserie // 700 Sussex Dr
This stunning restaurant is a sure winner for your anniversary date. Metropolitain Brasserie is located right beside the Fairmont Château Laurier so if you and your bae are celebrating a huge milestone it may be worth it to treat yourself to a night at the hotel too.
Milestones // Multiple Locations
Drake put it best "can't get Nobu, but you can get Milestones". Good ol' Milstones is always there for you if you and your bae are suppper last minute and don't feel like spending a fortune. You can both enjoy a meal for just $50 on their Wednsday date night special.
Tomo // 109 Clarence St
If you lovers are avid sushi eaters, head to Tomo. Here you can have some of the best sushi in Ottawa. The restaurant is super cute and perfect for a special occasion.
Mezzanotte Bistro Italiano // 50 Murray St
Fancy, classy, and comfortable. Mezzanotte Bistro Italiano serves up the most amazing Italian dishes. If you love birds enjoy Italian cuisine definietly check out this restaurant.
Atelier // 540 Rochester St
This one is for the long time lovers. Atelier is super fancy and if you're celebrating your five or ten year anniversary definitly head here. Their menu will give you an extremely unique dining experience that you will both never forget.