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The Apartment - Arlo, Ottawa, ON

Arlo

4.7
4.7
590 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 421-1424
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Jamie Stunt

What 590 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

590 Reviews
  1. LCfoodComma

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed by the quality of food and service. Our first time there. Loved the chicken skins. Everyone was very satisfied with their order. We tried all the mains on the menu and was impressed by the balance of flavours. Definitely will be heading back.

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  2. Tiri

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This place is clearly wildly popular, so if you're looking for somewhere packed and energetic, go for it. But we found the food not to be on par with the price and reputation of Arlo (we've been several times before). We had the radicchio and pear salad, which was way too large, with too much cheese. We were stuffed. Suggestion: serve less of it and charge less. Also, the salad was completely unsurprising, I would even say bland. The pieces of pear were tiny and not tasty. The tuna tartare was ordinary and the chips that came with it were pretty dull and greasy. The crostini were either too salty or saltless. The lion's mane mushroom "steak" frites was innovative and tasty, and a highlight of the meal. But $42 for a plate of mushrooms and chips? Come on. The service was okay, a little dismissive maybe (again, considering how much we paid). I could see there were other, much better servers working that night, so we I guess that was the luck of the draw. I will put in a good word for some of the staff, especially front of house and bussing: they were super friendly and professional. So that was nice. Meanwhile, the noise level in the back room—which is a much less visually and aesthetically interesting experience than eating in the front room, again the luck of the draw—was so high that we felt we were in a club. I like an energetic restaurant, but the noise level really surprised me. We had to shout at each other, no exaggeration. In summary, there were a couple high points but we paid a bundle and had a meh (and at times annoying) experience.

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  3. Victoria

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food - especially the swordfish! Wish there were a few more entrées to choose from, and that the wine list included more bottles under $100. Also, a complimentary birthday treat would be a nice touch :) Thanks!

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  4. Adina

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. Tables by the back patio window were a bit cold ( my partner thought it wasn’t) and the wine by the glass options did not raise to the quality of the food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Ottawa. The food is delicious. Can’t go wrong with any of the starters, mains or desserts. They also have a good selection of wines and cocktails. The staff is amazing too. Very friendly.

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  6. Motherofdragons

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful as always

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  7. Marc

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Drinks were good, wine selection was great as were the digestifs. Dinner was average, enjoyable but not overly inspired. Service was good; however, inattentive at times. Vibe was great, music and ambiance were very eclectic. Wasn't overly pricey, decent value for what we got.

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  8. NicoleH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about my experience here! From start to finish it was absolutely incredible. The service, the food, the lighting, all of it! Thank you for having such an amazing veg option. The “steak” and frites was the most delicious meal I’ve had in a long time. Please keep it! I’ll be back often.

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  9. lover

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun time’ busy, sordfish very good’ will go back for the steak frit(mushroom creation) yes we will recommend’

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  10. Swinkie

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice restaurant but a bit alternative for our tastes. Service and food were exceptional. I’m

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  11. Camille

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place, the food is amazing and the service is great! They use seasonal ingredients and the menu is always a surprise.

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  12. JessicaD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! The food was delicious. The drinks were great. The service was impeccable. 100% recommend!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far, the best in Ottawa for food, wine and experience

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  14. Kiki

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My appetizer salad summer squash was a bit disappointing - tasted and looked like cucumber. The “steak” frites was just a grilled mushroom for $42 and the sauce was too rich. My friends really enjoyed the lamb and their appetizers though so I guess I just didn’t pick the right dishes! Service and ambience were great.

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  15. DavidP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite place in Ottawa! The food is amazing!

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  16. PhilD

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Main portions could have been a bit bigger and a few personal taste preferences, but overall great!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My new favorite spot. The braised lamb was a home run. Also get the rillette de porc. C’est bon en cri….

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  18. EricS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and wine assortment! great place for foodies! very trendy! super well trained and amicable staff who will offer you service in both official languages! top notch! Great Job Alex!

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  19. SandraP

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Flavourful and pleasing to the eye. It was our second time and it didn’t disappoint.

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  20. SimonM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was inventive and tasty. Service was friendly and prompt. Area by the street side window was drafty. Appetizer, main dishes and wines by the glass were on the high side though it appears most restaurants in the same category as Arlo have also jacked up their prices beyond even grocery store food inflation.

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  21. Flee

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place with cute decors and plants. We were seated by the window (best table ever) and the service was wonderful. Food was pricy but the portion was decent and it was delicious (I had the Cornish hen). Would be back again next time I’m in town.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience, from cocktails to digestive. The Arctic Char tartare is remarkable. The new addition of the Cornish hen on the menu is a keeper, it was delicious! Excellent orange wine recommendation and pairing for our choices. We loved it!!

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  23. CLARKE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal. We let our server decide on our dishes and ate family-style. Was all-around excellent. We'll be back soon!

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  24. JosephG

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice vibe and friendly staff. Apps and mains were generally overpriced but the mains were delicious. Arctic char app had literally 2 tbsp or so of fish....and mushroom app...was literally a few sliced raw mushrooms with a vinegar drizzle. Each around $21-25! Wine list is interesting...but know what you want as server(s) made disappointing wine recommendations with the food. About $400 for three of us. Much better value found elsewhere.

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  25. KimberlyL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Loved the service and delicious food! Very trendy spot for dinner!

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  26. Katryna

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service. Thank you..

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  27. MiVM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Food quality was good overall but portions were too small and expensive.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great night! Great service! Food was delicious !!!

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  29. YvesP

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful restaurant with attentive and knowledgeable staff, amazing food and a great ambiance. This restaurant will become a regular go-to restaurant.

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  30. DavidB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Dishes were not well executed - under seasoned, overcooked, poorly presented and overpriced. Wines were pretty good but overpriced. Overall, poor value. I know that it's not cheap or easy to own/operate a small restaurant but please step it up.

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  31. AndreaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, the halibut was very tasty and plating was beautiful. A bit noisy

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  32. Kirk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ordered an entree without mentioning a dairy intolerance. Once the entree came my wife realized that there was a sauce with dairy but tried to eat around it. Once the waiter found out he immediately checked with the kitchen and brought us a replacement without dairy, leaving the other behind. at no extra charge. This allowed me to have two delicious entrees for the price of one. Much appreciated.

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  33. Izzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We recently dined at Arlo for a small team meeting, and I must say it was a delightful experience. The ambiance was cozy and inviting, with soft lighting and comfortable seating. The service was impeccable, with attentive and friendly staff who made sure our needs were met throughout the meal. The food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the Eggplant Toast appetizer and my Flank Steak was done just right. The flavors were well-balanced, and the presentation was exquisite. Each bite was a burst of deliciousness, and I couldn't get enough. Overall, my dining experience at Arlo was fantastic. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal with wine pairings, in a lovely atmosphere, and I can't wait to return to try more dishes from their menu.

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  34. Robyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was even better. The staff is so kind and thoughtful. Great atmosphere for groups or even more intimate dates.

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  35. Lauren

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, wine, service, ambiance - all outstanding! Will definitely be back.

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  36. LeeLLM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My compliments to the chef and kitchen for a delectable dining experience and a special thank you to Jamie whose attention and professionalism made the evening memorable! I highly recommend this dining establishment.

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  37. Redge

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Not extravagant but delicious- service was good - wine per glass was fair - totally go again next we're in Ottawa

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  38. Heather

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Back patio is a beautiful space. Tucked away it’s quiet and magical ❤️

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  39. Matt

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arlo well showcased it's position as a Canada's Top 100 restaurant. Casual ambiance, knowledgeable staff paired with elevated dishes and memorable dining experience.

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  40. ShawnS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    great menu with solid veg/an options. great vibe. background music was a little loud for the Wednesday dinner hour.

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FAQs

Arlo is rated 4.7 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Arlo

340 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
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