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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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
We had a great experience. The food was good, the staff were nice and the ambiance.
Great spot for a vegan diner date.
Food and drinks were really good. Ambiance outside was probably not as good as inside. It was very expensive however and plates were small.
The food was creatively prepared and beautifully presented. The service was knowledgeable, courteous and attentive.
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.
Food was good but quite overpriced.
One dish I wanted to order was sold out for the night.
The food was amazing. I highly recommend the tuna and venison tartare app
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).
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!
Délicieux ! Nourriture et cocktails incroyables. Belle carte de vins. Nous recommandons !
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.
Amazing wines, food was also great.
Would definitely recommend and return
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.
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.
It was AMAZING. Definitely recommending to friends.
Everything was excellent but the chicken of the woods mushrooms were at a whole other level - incredible!!!
Perfect in every way.
Excellent food, incredible drink range and very good service…just a little noisy
Restaurant not up to par with the pricing. Would not reccomend.
One of the best restaurants in the region. Food is outstanding with an impressive wine list.
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.
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.
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!
Great service, food was very tasty. Would definitely come back again.
A relaxed up-scale but unpretentious dining experience, drinks are amazing, « Dealer’s choice » from the Bartender is a worthwhile experience on its own.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Fauna! The food, the wine and the service were excellent! We are definitely planning on going back!
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!
Loved it. Fantastic food and expansive wine/beer list ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great food, well presented, interesting mixture of taste and texture. Would recommend to friends.
Very interesting menu that you don't come across often (venison tartare!).
Overall, great night out for a date night.
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.
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.
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.
Delicious and unique. Great service. Go whenever I am in Ottawa.
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
Food, cocktails, and service were all excellent. Also very nice dinnerware. Quite loud at dinner time though, not a place for quiet conversation.
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.
Unique plating and parings, wonderful food. The cocktails are also amazing. A wonderful spot for a special occassion dinner!
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.
Overcooked meat, stiff price for the quality of the meal.. buratta was small but tasteful.
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.
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.