Alice Restaurant

4.8
256 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Vegetarian
Alice is a vegetable and fermentation focused restaurant in Ottawa, Canada by an award winning chef Briana Kim. Alice offers one dining option; an 8 course blind tasting menu at $125 per person, and wine and fermented juice pairings at $95 per person.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 256 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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StevenV
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hosts & hostesses are extremely nice and helpful. The chefs are outstanding and each course was an experience!!

I would definitely recommend this spot to everyone. They say you get what you pay for and best believe, we got what we paid for and MORE

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LisaK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an incredible experience.

The food combinations were genius and so wel paired with wine and juice. I had the juice pairing, though expensive, was thoughtful and made me feel part of the fine dining experience.

I will definitely recommend to friends and family and return. I felt really special on my birthday too. The interior is minimalistic, perfect for making the food the standout superstar. Love love love!

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Neena
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Very good and enjoyable evening overall. Recommend the prep email states parking availability in the vicinity - which is good just did not know before we arrived

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SoniaK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Kim and her team really provide a wonderful experience. The flavours and presentation of the food are outstanding. Recommend for a unique and special outing :)

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Jasmin
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food as always, excellent service and an overall lovely experience.

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vipKVRC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

simply put, this is the best meal I have eaten in the last 10 years - and that includes New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and more.

It made us pause, breathless. One of the people at our table asked the others to shut up because she just wanted to savour the flavours. Another, a restaurant owner, almost wept.

I don't write reviews. I'm not into that. But Chef Kim is not just the real thing, she's the future of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was spectaular

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MYMTO
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alice has a perfect harmony of flavours, techniques and pairings! Service and ambiance were extraordinary! Thank you to the entire Alice staff for the great night!

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HeatherW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The vegan tasting menu was outstanding, wonderful flavours, textures, presentation!

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EllenG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spent my birthday here last night. What an experience! Incredible. The food was like a symphony in my palate. Attentive and professional service, yet not overbearing. You can tell the staff and chef are passionate about what they are doing, and they should be so proud. It's true artistry -- every dish was well thought out. Not only was the food presented like art, it was a mosaic of complex yet comforting flavours. You'd want to savour every bite. The flavours just work so well together and deepens with every bite. What a treat! Thank you Alice staff and chefs for an unforgettable evening.

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Cedric
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the place to have a food experience which takes you out of your comfort zone, introducing you to flavours you probably haven't tasted and balancing everything with excellent pairings. Definitely worth it!

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Alifiya
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the experience of dining at Alice. Truly unique and special. If you want to taste food and drinks transformed by the hand of a talented chef in ways you did not think possible then Alice is for you.

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Bobsicles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

My first experience at Alice Restaurant, I was completely blown away with the food and the service, although, every time since the first time the food seems to be on a gradual decline.
If it were an 8 course dessert tasting menu than Alice would be worth every single penny, unfortunately the 6 savory courses prior to the 2 dessert courses were best described as hits and misses.
Some of the courses seemed to be simply created to reach the quota of having 8 courses, they definitely were lacking flavor and just disappointing.

The staff did not know how to deal with a someone presenting a BC Vaccine Passport that clearly stated VACCINATED as well as having a QR Code to verify,

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RegSun
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the experience. The service was very good.

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MelindaS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from the service tot he incredible food was absolutely amazing!

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DineoutinOttawa
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of those restaurants where the meal/pairings are an "experience". We had a great time and enjoyed exploring so many new and exciting flavours.

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1sadfoigras
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful evening, everything ++++, except for the wine selection - it does not seem to be their sweet spot, my bubbly was warm and flat...the only tiny dot on a perfect evening.

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CWSN
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. Look forward to going back again soon.

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PhilL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, overall portion size throughout the courses left you fully satiated. The wine and juice pairings were consummately curated and crafted. The whole team did a great job explaining all the dishes and created a fantastic experience.

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DaveM
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! The creativity and innovation continues to be outstanding, delicious, and an amazing experience. Highly recommended.

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LornaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful tasting menu based on locally grown vegetables. There were incredible flavours, textures, and scents bursting with every dish brought out!

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I have been plant based for about 4 years. For our 11 year Anniversary I wanted to go somewhere special, someplace other than just pub food which is usually all you can eat when you don't eat meat or dairy.
I stumbled upon this place and decided to try it. Even though it was a bit price increase than the "pub food" we normally get, it was well worth it. We got to eat at the Chef's table and see them work in action. The kitchen was like a well oiled machine and extremely quiet, never disturbing the quiet atmosphere of the restaurant. The food was simply amazing, I had no idea plant based food could taste like that! So many flavors in every dish, it was amazing! There was one dish with mushrooms that was so well done, I actually enjoyed it and I HATE mushrooms! The juices are amazing and even though we couldn't afford the tasting we did order a glass because the sample cocktail was so good. Can't recommend enough for any special occasion and I can't wait to come back next year for our 12th!

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Erin
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is unmatched in every way. It was a whole experience from start to finish. The food was unbelievable! One of the best nights we've had in a long time!

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AlexO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an experience down the rabbit hole. Delicious flavours and flavour combinations that will blow your mind. Definitely try the juice pairing with your meal!!!

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JamieB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was interesting and delicious. Flavours were unique, subtle, and paired well with the equally interesting wines. Portion sizes were slightly too small, and no particular course stood out as a satisfying "main" dish. Didn't leave hungry, but didn't leave full either. Overall, would recommend and would fine again gladly!

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Dejo
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A dining experience you will not forget. Outstanding food paired with outstanding wines and outstanding service.

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Mariana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Not nearly as amazing as I hoped. Quite underwhelmed... the dessert and bagel cones were wonderful but the rest seemed a bit confused. Super good, but nowhere near where you’d expect it for such a price.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We lived the experience and the service was beyond expectations. Our only constructive feedback relates to the ambiance; flowers outside the restaurant were less than thriving and table was sticky. It was not love at first sight but we eventually adored our experience.

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BenJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly impressed, everything was fantastic! The pairings were perfect and the courses were very well timed. The welcome cocktail and celeriac was amazing as well. Loved being able to take a tea and menu home as well. Will definitely be coming back!

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Karen
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall, it was a pleasant experience with amazing services and foods. Alrhough, we were expecting some plant-based meats, but it was still bery good. Friendly advice, please let customer know the alcohol percentage for the pairing . We had fun! Thank you all !! We had a wonderful night and anniversary date. ❤

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Marge
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Creativity in food was excellent and tasty. Walkway to front door was terrible. Bathrooms appeared to be under construction. Food was wonderful even if hard to determine what it was. I like beer to taste like beer and the French one that I had was terrible. The decaf coffee was also terrible for the same reason. Don’t try to jazz it up.

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Siena
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food innovative and excellent flavours. Service impeccable and knowledgeable although since I wear hearing aids, hard to understand the description given by the server because of the mask but that can't be helped during pandemic times.

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

10/10. Our dinner was everything we could have hoped for + more. We'll be back.

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Julie
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un délice pour les yeux et les papilles. Un bijou à Ottawa, et certainement l'un des meilleurs restos au Canada. Les plats étaient impeccables, l'accord avec les vins sublimes, tout en surprises et découvertes, service feutré. Je recommande vivement pour une occasion spéciale.

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kenb
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Extremely creative menu with mixture of presentations, temperatures, textures and subtle flavours. Very pricey but it was the most original meal I've eaten. I'm a vegan prisoner because my wife is vegan, but this meal surpassed many excellent meat-based meals I've eaten.

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Bernie1978
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a lovely evening with outstanding food and wine.

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Veep
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best taster menu in town. Many dishes contain ingredients you probably never even knew were ingredients. Beautiful presentation and superior attention to detail. Fantastic experience. Every dish is amazing.

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CurtisG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dishes were the best foods I've ever tasted. All of the food is vegetarian and most of it is Vegan. The food and wine/juice pairings elevated the dishes exponentially. The service was pleasant and informative, and the descriptions, presentations, and tastes of the dishes was exquisite. I was a little surprised by the price as the description of the prices on their website is misleading, but overall, it was worth it.

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CareyF
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a unique dining experience. Can't wait to go back.

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ScottE
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's easy to see why this restaurant has so many good reviews. The food and service was truly excellent. We went as a special treat for my vegetarian wife but even as a non-vegetarian I was blown away by how good everything tasted. Very highly recommended.

FAQs

Alice Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 256 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.