Fauna

4.7
988 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 988 People Are Saying
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Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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NicholasG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience. The food was good, the staff were nice and the ambiance.
Great spot for a vegan diner date.

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MaudeD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food and drinks were really good. Ambiance outside was probably not as good as inside. It was very expensive however and plates were small.

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PeterB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was creatively prepared and beautifully presented. The service was knowledgeable, courteous and attentive.

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Emilie
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall had a great time at Fauna. However, I found the food ordinary for the price compared to other restaurants in Ottawa within the same price range. Same thing for drinks.
However, service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good but quite overpriced.
One dish I wanted to order was sold out for the night.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. I highly recommend the tuna and venison tartare app

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Darren
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great vibe (playlist on point) and food. Inventive cocktails. Service was very good but struggled a bit when things got busier (large private party also going on).

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, thoughtful food and excellent, elegant, unpretentious service. More than we would usually spend on a meal, but very much worth it once in a while!

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MyriamS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Délicieux ! Nourriture et cocktails incroyables. Belle carte de vins. Nous recommandons !

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Hi. This is by far my favourite restaurant and I have been going quite often. However, the menu has not changed for a while. There is no decent fish option except scallops. The highly expensive steak was very poor last night. Way over cooked. But this could be one time mistake.

I will continue to go but please change your menu a bit. It is becoming stale.

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Unavailable
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wines, food was also great.
Would definitely recommend and return

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ThoughtForFood
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish, dining at Fauna is an incredible experience. The food was delicious but it is the superb service that makes it perfect. The Fauna team are so knowledgeable and passionate about their work, and it really comes with every drink recommendation.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were a party of four and all of us marvelled at the wonderful flavours in the small plates and the mains. We had the steak for two, the duck breast and the special mushroom dish. We all had a fun time and would recommend Fauna to others. The resto is not cheap so be prepared for an expensive evening.

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AntoineT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was AMAZING. Definitely recommending to friends.

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BrianH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent but the chicken of the woods mushrooms were at a whole other level - incredible!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every way.

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, incredible drink range and very good service…just a little noisy

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JuliaV
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience2

Restaurant not up to par with the pricing. Would not reccomend.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the region. Food is outstanding with an impressive wine list.

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NicholasS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service on a dark and stormy night. We had the dry aged prime rib, and it was very, very good. The cocktails were also delicious.

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MarCat
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We started with a cocktail, shared two appetizers - tuna tataki and venison tartare - both excellent, then onto the dray-aged rib-eye for two, which was superb! A glass of red wine each with dinner and we were perfectly satisfied. Highly recommend Fauna for quality and taste satisfaction.

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RobD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great dinner on the outside patio for my wife's birthday. The server was prompt and attentive. The food was excellent. Being outside under the tent close to Bank Street, understandably there was some background noise but it was not excessive. It was getting a bit cool as we left, but we noticed that there are also some large outdoor heaters that were ready to be put into action if we had requested.

Overall, a great meal and a nice start to the evening. So nice to be able to dine out again after many takeout meals in the past 18 months. Take advantage!

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food was very tasty. Would definitely come back again.

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Keegan
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A relaxed up-scale but unpretentious dining experience, drinks are amazing, « Dealer’s choice » from the Bartender is a worthwhile experience on its own.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Fauna! The food, the wine and the service were excellent! We are definitely planning on going back!

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KellyL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried Fauna for my birthday dinner. Everything was excellent! Loved the vibe in the restaurant. They have a great wine list, service is attentive, and everyone loved their meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Fantastic food and expansive wine/beer list ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Thimcdo
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, well presented, interesting mixture of taste and texture. Would recommend to friends.

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Yevgeni
London
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very interesting menu that you don't come across often (venison tartare!).
Overall, great night out for a date night.

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SeemaB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my husband's birthday dinner and it was delicious, every bite of every meal was soooo good! We had the Crudo and Venison Tartar for appetizers and would Def do it again. We shared the dry rib eye meal, so delicious, flavourful and filling. We went on a Saturday night so it was a nice vibe, good music (a bit loud) but awesome ambiance. Would definitely come back again.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was in Ottawa for the weekend and luckily came across this restaurant. A great vibe, friendly and welcoming staff and the food was AMAZING. I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly and the plate presentation was so artful and pretty. Mixed drinks menu has fun selections as well. Highly recommend.

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DavidFoster
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Let me start by saying the service was flawless. The appetizers were excellent, cocktails were on point and creative. Desserts, well executed and sublime. Unfortunately the mains were average. My companion had the eggplant which was well presented but frankly bland because it was uncooked which did not allow the eggplant to absorb the accompanying flavours. I had the duck, the cook was uneven and raw in spots. This is not meant to be a negative review because it was clear that the only two items we ordered that required cooking were poorly executed. This is only a failure on the part of the person cooking the meal. I will likely return, because everything aside from the mains was exceptional. For the price point this restaurant can and should improve on its quality assurance.

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ElizabethG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious and unique. Great service. Go whenever I am in Ottawa.

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vipJai202
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Expected to go to a nice restaurant with ambiance given the cited prices, but was disappointed. Waiters were in sneakers, the one assigned to our table smelled sweaty in shorts and sneakers. The food was good/tasty but overpriced, especially the aged ribeye steak for two-- few slices, nicely seasoned for $135. The restaurant indoor seating had hard chairs or a bench against the wall (no cushioned seating). So if you want to go, wear sneakers, casual clothing, and expect to sit on hard surfaces. The food is good but overprice-- an overpriced burger and steak place. The drinks were okay, but also overpriced, with little alcohol. I gave the review a 3 because the staff was polite, but really for the price of food and ambiance its a 2

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Kate
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food, cocktails, and service were all excellent. Also very nice dinnerware. Quite loud at dinner time though, not a place for quiet conversation.

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Brian
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was Collin who did not just excellent service but truly exceptional service. His timing was impeccable for the various courses. The food was outstanding and the recommended wine was superb.

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LindsayB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique plating and parings, wonderful food. The cocktails are also amazing. A wonderful spot for a special occassion dinner!

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DelightedDiner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely dinner with best friends of perfectly prepared seasonal ingredients carefully selected to match the awesome aged beef burgers, perfectly seared scallops and stuffed chorizo flavoured peppers. Our server attended us just when needed enabling us to have a relaxing evening and atmosphere to enjoy the fauna teams talents.

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SebastienD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Overcooked meat, stiff price for the quality of the meal.. buratta was small but tasteful.

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SteveR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fauna made sure we had a great night. The customer service was excellent. They made custom mocktails for us and they were so good and exactly what we were looking for. Food was fresh and hot and great flavour combinations and new techniques which left us in awe. Overall an amazing experience and will definitely plan to go again.

FAQs

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

Fauna is rated 4.7 stars by 988 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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