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Arlo, Ottawa, ON

Arlo

4.7
4.7
339 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Continental
Arlo is a neighbourhood restaurant & wine with natural wine, comforting food & good tunes in a laid back and cozy environment. Outdoor seating & private dining available. Chef Jamie Stunt's simple but refined dishes inspired by the people and places we love.

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (613) 421-1424

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Jamie Stunt

What 339 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JG

    JoanneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Our team had a fantastic dinner together.
  2. KL

    KaitL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been here several times. The staff is unpretentious, attentive and kind, the vibe is cozy and high end and the food is always perfect.
  3. RG

    RevG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    the service was outstanding and the food was very good, hot, and well served.
  4. r

    robertb

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was beautiful as always
  5. AH

    AdrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent! My fiancée and I will be returning, and recommending.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time dining there, certainly not the last one! Wonderful evening, amazing experience. Great menu, superb atmosphere
  7. GO

    GatOttFood

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance was just incredible. The décor was beautiful! We had a great time celebrating the birthday of our friend :)
  8. SK

    ShanK

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the staff are very knowledgeable. Great ambiance!
  9. SG

    SamanthaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had to wait for a server to greet our table and take our order for longer than expected once we had sat down. However everything else was fantastic, our server was terrific and highly knowledgeable. The food was delicious. the ambiance was very comfortable yet elevated however it was quite noisy at times (which is to be expected on a Friday night) - overall great experience!
  10. M

    Matt

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Very noisy. Food is average. Expensive for what it is.
  11. GA

    GabrielleAB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was average. The wine list was great. Go there for the wine, not the food.
  12. OT

    OttawaTraveller

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been twice now and I think I could eat here every week. In addition to the fantastic service, the food is incredible. Thoughtful in its flavours and presentation and accompanied by a great bar and wine list. The only downside if it matters to you are the acoustics. It’s very very loud and difficult to have a conversation across the table. But that is a small price to pay for a great night out. This place has hit my top 5 in Ottawa.
  13. PL

    PaulL

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex, Mark, The Chef, Jamie and all of the wonderful staff make us feel like guests of honour in the most welcoming and comfortable way with their warmth, kindness and unassuming authenticity. It was our first night out with our newborn baby, and the Arlo team made it perfect for us. They have created an accessible worldly vibe with refreshingly original and brilliant delicious fresh dishes that hug your face. Arlo is a total escape from your regular environment. Save the flight cost and just go to Arlo. Thanks for another magical evening, guys. Our little Beatrice is a fan for life! :-)
  14. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Arlo are outstanding. Great atmosphere - relaxed, friendly, where the staff are focused on doing everything to make your night great. The quality of the food and menu is top notch, and a lot of care has gone into the wine list. One last note: the music is great, but somehow never interferes with conversation. Highly recommended.
  15. TS

    TraceeS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good. Felt a little pressure for the next table coming in and bathroom is really close to tables but otherwise really great
  16. R

    Remi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the service and wine descriptions. Great music playlist and food is always good. Will be back.
  17. MP

    MarnieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was amazing, and made great, intuitive recommendations for wine pairings that perfectly suited my tastes. Food was outstanding.
  18. MS

    MichelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was nice as well as wine, service was outstanding. But the noise level from other guest was unbearable aty the first table we were given (by the bar). Then we were moved to the back room and it was far better.
  19. O

    Ozothoon

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I loved the food. The Fogo Island turbot was one of the best fish dishes I've ever had. Everything was excellent except for one thing. The noise level was extremely high. I don't mind loud "energetic" places. I used to play in a heavy metal band! However, my voice felt strained after talking to my dinner companion across a 2-ft table for an hour and a half. I had to talk very loudly to be heard.
  20. H

    Heather

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the wine list here and the food is great as well - love the Arctic Char Tartare
  21. JW

    JamesW

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience, service and vibe. Food was also really tasty, different but still familiar.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was great but the room was way too noisy.
  23. LJ

    LaurieJ

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, delicious meal, casual vibe. A bit on the loud side but overall very good experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got married at Arlo in "the Apartment" upstairs on September 3. It was the best day ever. Our guests still say the food was phenomenal and that was one of our key priorities on our big day. Emily and her team made everything so easy and the space didn't need any additional decor with its academia interior design and unique charm. We've already been back.
  25. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Limited entrees. Pickled shrimp was lovely. Duck was too spicy. Stuffed pepper was bland. The server was excellent, courteous and attentive
  26. C

    Christie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent service, atmosphere and wine!
  27. CW

    ChristianneW

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and great service! There were moments the noise level was high but if you’re someone who doesn’t mind that, it’s easy to drown it out and it just means everyone’s enjoying themselves! Food was absolutely amazing and the cocktails were even better, I’m not a liquorice type girl but the Green Beast was the most pleasant balance! My friends and i had a wonderful time!!!
  28. FC

    FrancineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at Arlo’s. Very welcoming. Ambiance “feutrée” parfaite. There’s a parking lot right next door. Loved the menu instantly in that everything is unique, things you don’t find anywhere else. The wine list is unique as well with unusual finds, even from a private collection. I felt like I was at my friends’ place in South of France. We tried the oysters, the Wagyu beef, Fogo Island turbot, the duck and deserts, not to mention various wines. All was delicious. I definitely want to go back. I highly recommend the place. As for price, it is what quality work deserves.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the relaxed retro feel of Arlo. My new favourite place to eat!!!
  30. GC

    GCAGIRLS

    Toronto

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A terrific gem In Somerset Village. Friendly, knowledgeable staff,creative food and well curated wine selections. This restaurant, which opened moments before the pandemic shutdown, deserves to succeed. Support local and tell your friends.
  31. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great evening at Arlo. Other the appetizers and mains were great. Our server knew both the food and drink menus and was able to propose wines to accompany our meals. I didn’t care for my first choice of wine and he immediately swapped it for another one. It’s a minor point, but I wish Arlo staff would dress more professionally. I’m not suggesting a uniform but ball caps and cutoffs are a bit too casual for the dining experience Arlo is presenting.
  32. TM

    TavisM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is easily one of the top restaurants in the city. Food is excellent and original. Wine, beer and cocktails selection is great. Great patios as well as cool inside space.
  33. MA

    MatthewA

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Everything was spectacular for a dinner with friends .
  34. BH

    BHark

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arlo always impresses. The staff are great - always offer great recommendations for wine and cocktails. Food is delicious. You must order the pickled shrimp when you go!
  35. NM

    NM613

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot. Great food. Excellent service. Fantastic ambience and vibe. Appreciated the wine list and loved the duck
  36. MV

    MartinV

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Service! The sommelier is very knowledgeable! The staff are really passionate!
  37. CK

    CarineK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Not a lot of varieties Not a lot of vegetarian choices Choice of music not great
  38. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great anniversary dinner. Service was fantastic and food was delicious.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Arlo to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I now understand the rave reviews. The restaurant is beautifully set up with a cozy yet private feel to it, leaving you feeling like you’re among friends in their home. But let’s talk about the food and drink. Our cocktails were artistically created and perfect. I had a whisky sour and hubby had a negroni. We had the late summer crudités and oysters to start followed by the Fogo island turbot and duck brochette. The meal was an absolute delight. The preparation and portions were perfect and the taste was out of this world. The wine selection is massive and equally impressive. We took the recommendation offered and didn’t regret it. A lovely French red wine, Singulier. We finished with the chocolate cake dessert and two forks. Absolutely divine. Ottawa is so fortunate to have the likes of Arlo to enjoy. We are so happy we celebrated here. Even the torrential downpour we got caught in leaving the restaurant didn’t dampen our enjoyment. :)
  40. JG

    JulieG

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was tasty and perfect. Service as well. 👌🏻

FAQs

Arlo is rated 4.7 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Arlo

340 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Jamie Stunt

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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