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Fauna, Ottawa, ON

Fauna

4.7
4.7
1155 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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2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (613) 563-2862

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Svazas

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “Fauna” can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (613) 563-2862

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Cross Street

    Frank St

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available on Bank, Florence and Frank Street. Paid parking is available across from the restaurant on Frank Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,155 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Best Food

  • Ottawa

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  1. AC

    AlexandraC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible! Wine list is really good!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good and service excellent. Wine selection not great
  3. MP

    MarieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and the service were great! Only one thing: the music level was too loud! (I’m 33)
  4. J

    Jaclyn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I would not recommend if you have any food allergies and require accommodations. I am celiac and did not have many options to select from. Example, I was not able to get the burger without the bun because “the kitchen doesn’t do any mods.” I get that. However, I feel if someone has an allergy they should be more flexible and willing to make an exception. I will say the food we has was very good. I would recommend it if you don’t require any modifications to dishes.
  5. CP

    CamilleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicous food, friendly and knowledgeable personel, great design.
  6. VL

    VictorL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Hadn't been here in a little while. Decided to go on my partner's birthday. Fauna's always been great.
  7. FL

    FrancisL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were excellent. My wife and I both had the Kampachi Crudo for an appetizer. The combination of tastes was out of this world. My wife had the halibut, and I had the wild boar chop. We enjoyed them very much. The servers were very courteous and attentive.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, services and meals!
  9. R

    Rose

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious food, creative cocktails, and wonderful service. The restaurant had a rustic vibe and was perfect for an evening out. Would recommend for a family celebration, group booking, or a nice date night. We will 10/10 be going back.
  10. A

    Arieh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food, nice ambience and very attentive and friendly servers.
  11. A

    Adrianaw

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very knowledgeable staff - good food - great wine selection!
  12. R

    Ryannnnnnnnn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! But y’all gotta make a more chill and eclectic music playlist. I feel like the set and setting deserves more Leon Bridges and jazz vibe rather than the standard pop music that was playing. Other than that tiny detail this restaurant is incredible! Food was scrumptious and the service was friendly and so hospitable and professional. Thanks so much!
  13. c

    carminef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon and the oysters were some of the best I’ve ever had, the service provided at the bar by Cole and his drink recommendations were spot on. Main course was very delicious, and a great ambiance lively but not too noisy
  14. N

    Nessey

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit was outstanding! Our server was knowledgeable and amazing, the wine was terrific and the food to die for.
  15. DD

    DelightedDiner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Fauna was the best place for a Friday family gathering to celebrate the start of a new job, and new school year. All of our choices were expertly prepared by the chefs and well presented by the friendly knowledgeable servers. We enjoyed the eclectic, energetic and happy atmosphere as we get ready for fall.
  16. AG

    AidenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the bartender Julian had a lot of knowledge and got to try some Fernets I have never heard of.
  17. AT

    AlisonT

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the delicious cocktails to extensive wine list and thoughtfully prepared menu and food Fauna hits all the right notes. Service was professional and friendly.
  18. I

    Isa82

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went to Fauna for a last minute diner. All of our drinks were delicious and the food was surprising! I had the halibut and it was so good. The only thing is that it was very loud. They could put up sound boards to break up the noise a bit and lower the loud music (that was well chosen I have to say!) great night! I do recommend it!
  19. S

    Synapse

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have an outstanding meal and experience at Fauna. Billy + Crew throw down hard - Sydney made our night a great time. Thanks so much as always ❤️
  20. BN

    BillN

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Amazing ribeye steak and chicken wings.
  21. VG

    ValeriaG

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The food menu really good, and the dessert was delicious.
  22. F

    Foodie

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience! Service, knowledge of the wine list and food were outstanding. Highly recommend
  23. L

    Lazaros

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great place, good food little overpriced on the app's
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quail and the burger were ridiculously good. The wine selection and service were top notch as always!
  25. WS

    WessamS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing dinner experience. We got the quail and the lamb shoulder. Both were fabulous. We also loved the apple tarte tatin for dessert. My kids devoured it and we ordered it twice. The internal decoration, tables and chairs of the restaurant could be up leveled to match the superior quality of the food. We found them regular and thus did not do justice to the exquisite quality of food served. Otherwise, everything was great and we highly recommend this restaurant.
  26. LH

    LauraH

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and it was a perfect romantic summer evening under the tent which had a beautiful ambiance and wonderful mellow reggae and assorted music. Excellent and friendly service. They treated to a complimentary refreshing pet nat - sparkling rosé like drink which was a nice touch. The dished had a delicious medley of flavours and was beautifully presented. The fresh peach salad was fun. We had the ribeye and fresh corn succotash - amazing! A lovely Californian pinot noir topped it off nicely.
  27. NL

    NicolasL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food is really tasty. We regret that for the price the quantity is very limited.
  28. M

    Mierkat

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a lovely birthday dinner. Sommelier recommended a great wine pairing. Food is delicious if somewhat overpriced.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our fav spots in ottawa! Great vibe and amazing food. Mike always takes fantastic care of us!
  30. KK

    KrisK

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and service. Great vibe. Perfect night out.
  31. AM

    AnamariaM

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The portions are perfect and the food amazing! I had the fish and it was absolutely stunning
  32. DS

    DebbieS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Innovative dishes. Very pleasant interesting servers.
  33. KS

    KaylaS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, super unique small sharing plates. we sat outside because of covid in a beautifully decorated tent. The only thing that was annoying was the motorcycles on bank street but obvy not the restaurant's fault
  34. CG

    CalyG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS perfect!! This place is worth every single penny I have spend there. Best food, service, WINE and staff members. If you haven't been yet, you are really missing something!!
  35. H

    Hilary

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful, delicious. Excellent, kind and helpful staff.
  36. M

    Marko

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very accommodating with allergies and the food is really good!
  37. C

    Claudiov

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The dry aged steak for two was great. the bartender made an excellent Old Fashion. Sound bounces around so noise level was a little high.
  38. E

    Eugene

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were excited to go to Fauna, and very comfortable while there. On a warm sunny summer Friday evening, we had a window seat, watching all of the pedestrians stroll by, while enjoying our appetizers, main course, and dessert. The portions are a good size, so don't over order. We recommend starting with the half-dozen oysters ($22), followed by the quail dish ($42) and burger dish ($39), wrapping it up with the creme brulee ($12). I'm a big fan of dealers choice - I got the Old Fashioned - and I chose premium selection alcohol ($21) over regular ($18). The real test.. would we go again? absolutely yes. Our next visit will include the 80-day dry-aged rib eye (for 2 people). Highly recommended.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!
  40. BK

    BarbaraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Nice ambiance great food and the service was excellent.

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

FAQs

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

Fauna is rated 4.7 stars by 1155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Fauna

425 Bank St., Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y7

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Frank St

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available on Bank, Florence and Frank Street. Paid parking is available across from the restaurant on Frank Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Svazas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 563-2862

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “Fauna” can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (613) 563-2862

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