Fauna

4.7
1039 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
fauna is about the things we love: eating and drinking with friends and family in a fun space. Our menu is seasonally driven and we support local farmers and producers wherever possible. We love the neighborhood and the space and are so happy to be open in Centretown.



We like to have fun in the kitchen. We serve small plates so you can try more than one dish. We use local ingredients wherever possible. We’re inspired by where we live, places we’ve been and things we’d like to do.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1039 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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KyleM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, staff are amazing. Food is high quality, a tad expensive but, definitely a great experience overall.

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Deveauted
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I had a great time enjoying the raw food and fresh ingredients. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend!

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NickL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, fantastic drinks and even better food! Thanks for the great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Great food and service. Good vibe for friends and large groups. The plates came out a little too quickly and we felt a bit rushed, but overall would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will definitely be back. What a beautiful place and delicious food. The staff are top notch.

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GoodFood17
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went with my partner. Had a lovely evening with amazing cocktails & the meal was fantastic. Highly recommend for a delicious meal and a lovely evening. Very safe dining environment.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, first experience there for me but not the last!

A must try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food and great service

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HBroadbent
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Went to Fauna for my husband's birthday and the meal was wonderful. All the food was delicious and extremely well presented. We enjoyed cocktails and few glasses of wine. I appreciated the wine list being more focused and our waitress knowing exactly what to suggest with the dishes we were having. The only thing that took away from the meal was the level of noise. Due to the large open space we found ourselves having to shout at times to hear one another even though the restaurant wasn't at full capacity (Covid). Other than that it's a lovely space and would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was great, drinks and wine options were very good and they very easily adapted to a dietary issue. Honestly the swiftest, substitution I’ve ever experienced, I would go back just for that. It’s a rarity.

Thank you!

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NicoletaD
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent and beautifully presented.
Our host was checking on us to me make sure we're enjoying everything.

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CaptainFFantastic
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We sat at a table by the door at first which did not make for a good ambiance, with the coming and going of people... And the cold air coming in.
The staff was kind enough to move us to another table, which was more comfortable. The food was very good, the service very attentive. We will be going there again!

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vipNatashaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Overpriced for the quality and quantity of food. Nothing spectacular.

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seth
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was inspiring
Wait staff was engaging, informed and genuine in her appreciation for the chef and food -

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vipJohnK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A interesting wine list and excellent food, with great, relaxed service

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JoelP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and staff with just enough background noise to keep your conversation intimate.

JL
JesseL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We loved the food and service. What is special about the service is that one’s table isn’t assigned to a single servers. Anyone passing by the table will assist the diner. Makes for a really pleasant experience. Only drawback for us - really noisy at peak hours.

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KarineM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing good, yummy cocktails. Definitely recommend!

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RogerL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent, as well as the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was exceptional!

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Marie
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were definitely the loudest in there (so sorry about that). We had a blast! The food was great, wine was amazing and our server was the best!

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AliciaB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a really lovely experience. The cocktails and the food were uniquely original and at the same time absolutely delicious. Presented beautifully on gorgeous ceramics. This special farm to table restaurant has superior service and aesthetic. Would definitely go back again.

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SuzieQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the entire experience. One of our party has severe allerlgies. The attention by the wait staff and kitchen and the flexibility in menu to ensure she was taken care of was exceptional. As with every visit to your restaurant, the service and food was great.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was both cozy & lively without being too loud to hear the person across the table. The cocktails were great, cleanly presented & not overwhelming with sugar. The arctic char was plated elegantly & all the elements of the dish played into one another to create a perfectly balanced meal. Well done all around

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vipTodd
Ottawa
33 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe - food and service was top notch. Looking forward to our next time.

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JohnV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Had the osso bucco. Superb. Server was great. One of the best restos in Ottawa.

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EdithH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fauna was definitely a happening place. it was vibrant, the service was excellent even though it was very busy. the food was very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and I will be going back again .

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Stefanie1
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal and service. We tried lots of dishes and they were all outstanding. Service and atmosphere also top notch. Highly recommend

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GraceH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Fresh ingredients. Dishes are plated beautifully. I always look forward to see what is new on the menu!

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JennL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything was great except the music was way too loud, we ended up having to shout and we were at the bar. I don't think it needed to be such high volume.

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vipEliasE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great hosts very welcoming and attentive to details. We’re helpful even in helping find parking.
The food was top notch and definitely worth the visit. The tastes were elevated, complex and layered yet simple, not overdone or presumptuous. The simple sounding « carrots » starter was a solid ten and left you wanting for more with the smoked lebneh and sweetness of the purée. The beetroot tartare was on point and meaty. The ribeye for two is worth the try even for serious meat lovers, its sides were in perfect harmony (Kale, mushrooms and mashed potatoes were very, very solid on their own).
Dessert choice was very limited to crème brûlée and chocolate eclair but you will know why when you try them both, as they were excellent. Lastly wine list is generous with good enough choices, maybe a little more boldness would have been appreciated but it was just fine and offered some good options that were very much appreciated to accompany our meal.
Would I recommend? 100%. Enjoy this little Ottawa gem.

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AmandaB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely drinks, lovely service. Big shoutout to the beautiful hostess xoxo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Very poor offering for vegan food. Otherwise the restaurant is very nice.

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PhoebeB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We really enjoyed the food and the service. Menu was kinda small but what was available was on pointe. The pork belly was fantastic and the duck was amazing!

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NickC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, friendly knowledgeable staff. A great night out!

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FranceB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Have been there a few times. Waitress new from a month, was extremely pleasant to deal with. Thank you

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MCVee
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, we loved everything we ordered, from starters to dessert. Expensive? Yes, very, but worth it if you’re looking for exciting food that you’ll never be able to make yourself at home ;)

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orestak
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fauna never disappoints! The food was spectacular!

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KeithD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was great and the service was excellent!

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ckgusto
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fauna is always solid. Delicious innovative menu that changes all the time. Plus they know how to make a killer bourbon sour

FAQs

Fauna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 563-2862.

Fauna is rated 4.7 stars by 1039 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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