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The Apartment - Arlo, Ottawa, ON

Arlo

4.7
4.7
648 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 648 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

648 Reviews
  1. AlexO

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place! Great wine, great food, great service!

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  2. WendyM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a long time. The food was outstanding. Staff friendly, attentive and able to answer any and all questions we had about the wine and the meals.

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  3. Celeste

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a thanks for dog-sitting, we were asked our favourite restaurant and gifted a gift certificate for dinner out. Of course I said Arlo. The food and wine and service and vibe are consistently great. The scallop ceviche I had last night is one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten (and I’ve eaten quite a lot of ceviche! Haha). There’s always a variety of flavours on the menu, combined in interesting ways. I will never tire of this place. And the owners are good people, too. What’s not to love? ❤️

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  4. JohnP

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food - server was a bit distracted. Nice spot.

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  5. AVLD

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we had expected more, so we were disappointed. The food was tasty, well prepared and well presented. However, it was an ordinary, uninspired menu. The wine was good, but at $16 per very small glass of unexceptional wine that sells for about $20 a bottle at the LCBO, it was very much overpriced. The service was good, but not as observant as expected. The ambiance was very good - it was a pleasant place to have a meal. We just had expected much more from a restaurant that was so well regarded and for the price we paid for the evening.
    ArloResponded on February 21, 2024
    We're sorry that we didn't meet your expectations however with regards to the $16 glass of wine that is available at the LCBO I'm afraid you're mistaken. None of our wines by the glass are available at the LCBO nor do they retail for $20.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Arlo!!! Amazing wine selection, delicious food and incredible team. Thank you Arlo xo

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  7. MPLa

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and great food ! Would recommend !

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks, food, and service were all exceptional. Lovely and kind staff! Excited to come back.

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  9. RobertN

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Ottawa. Great food and friendly and helpful service. Interesting wines.

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  10. Cmac

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My partner and I went to Arlo on Valentine's day. Set menu at $100/per person. The food portions were laughably small; each of the four courses were shared dishes. You would think at $100 each you'd at least get your own entree and desert, with a shared appetizer and/or salad. The main dish, a ribeye steak frite, was served on a communal dish with a shared portion of french fries. I'd recommend looking elsewhere for date night dinner options. We also paid $50 each for a wine pairing that isn't worth mentioning.

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  11. Bill

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great spot! Cocktails amazing, wine pairings spot on, delicious food, and super great employees and owner! Music was the best as well!! Love love loved it!!

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  12. SergeD

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Wildly overpriced for mediocrity disguised as hipster.

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  13. YORGOSREMOS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time with my wife for our anniversary. The service was excellent and the food very good. We really enjoyed the sweets...!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful evening, especially the server.... we definitely recommend this place.

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  14. docelliott

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Found fairly overpriced , 45 $ for Cauliflower main . I didn’t realize Cauliflower more expensive than beef lol

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  15. BENK

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, very lovely interior, and most of all a very attentive staff. A true homage to French dining especially when it comes to professionalism and service.

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  16. AngelaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great ambiance, knowledgeable staff - thoroughly enjoyable experience - we will be back for sure

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  17. SarahD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The table service was excellent. Good food and a fun evening. The music was a bit loud and the restaurant cold if your a woman wearing a dressy shirt.

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  18. RonS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic food, even better ‘natural’ wine list, friendly service, cool venue and location and fair prices. What else could you ask for? Bravo Arlo!

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  19. AndreaS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful meal at Arlo. Perfect venue to catch up with an old friend while having delicious, fresh food that was thoughtfully prepared and brought to the table by low-key but attentive service.

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  20. KarenS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing dinner We really enjoyed the meal especially the chocolate parfait dessert

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  21. EricM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice experience. Food was delicious and the wine recommandation aswell.

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  22. dataangel

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and even better wines. Service professional but friendly.

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  23. Daniella

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an exceptional experience last night at Arlo. Mara, our server, went above and beyond, explaining each dish with enthusiasm. She even surprised us with a complimentary dish for our anniversary, adding a special touch to our celebration. The overall experience at Arlo was spectacular, deserving of a Michelin star. The atmosphere was delightful, truly deserving a chef's kiss.

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  24. CatherineF

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Arlo has a high online rating for dining experiences in Ottawa. Personally, I think it’s way over rated. The restaurant has a shabby kinda retro feel going on. Limited menu, good food and excellent wine (and knowledge of) choices. It’s simply not worth the cost though. There are way better options to spend the same amount and get a better dining experience.

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  25. Mamose

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    FOOD: Marinated shrimp dish was fantastic. Ceviche with plantain was very good. Flank was a bit overdone (asked for medium rare, got medium) and a bit underwhelming. The jus and cabbage were fantastic. Potatoes were nice as well. Lion's mane was good but unspectacular... the greens were nice. Some of the frites were cold and hard, some of the frites were caked in salt. Some of the frites were well-cooked, normally-salted, at a nice temperature... and they were pretty fantastic. SETTING: Cozy atmosphere. Service was attentive, warm, and engaged. OVERALL: It was a very nice meal and we enjoyed the experience, but it wasn't stand-out. Execution on some of the food seemed just a little bit off, but some elements were unique, delicious, and exciting. I will probably give Arlo another try in the future, but with the price of rent these days it will probably be a while.

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  26. JulietteH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Slightly wider menu selection would be beneficial

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  27. AnnaA

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been here three times and have never been disappointed. Shout out to the staff for being fantastic & knowledgeable.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All good except it’s too cold. Bring a sweater and wool socks.

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  29. PaulS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant, but unaffordable for me. It was a gift.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun wines, tasty eats and a happy vibe just like always

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  31. SaraR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space and great ambiance. Friendly staff and food/wine is always delicious.

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  32. YOWtraveller

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and the food were outstanding. Definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  33. BonneBouffe

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. Absolutely delicious. Definitely on the pricier side, but worth it if you want a quality dinner. They offer vegetarian dishes as well as gluten free. They also have cocktails and mocktails. Although we didn't like the wine selections suggested by the server, they do have an extensive wine list. There's a lot to choose from. The restaurant itself is a cozy place. The ambiance was great but I do have to say it was very loud the night we went. Conversations were difficult to hear because of the music, the small space and the dozens of people talking. Altogether a great place for an intimate dinner or special occasion.

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  34. Amelia

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food. Knowledgeable staff. Excellent service.

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  35. JessieR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit and won't be our last. Great recommendations all around from our wonderful server. Food was fantastic - great starters, for mains my husband had the steak and I had the cod (modified for df), both were excellent!

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  36. MohamedE

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great wine selection. The sommelier was knowledgeable and the food was perfect. It was pricy but everything is these days. Would defn go back.

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  37. Zach

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arlo was a great dining experience. Their entire team was excellent, and the food selection was top-tier. What a pleasure it was to have this experience! If you think Ottawa is boring - you are just not looking at the right spots! Don't delay - dine out today!

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  38. celuilaoulautre

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superbe soirée avec des vins complètement hors du commun suite à de judicieuses recommandations! À refaire sans faute!

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  39. NishmaB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our first visit to Arlo on a cold Thursday night and it will not be our last! Food was fresh and flavourful, ambience was warm and welcoming and the device was thoughtful and accommodating! We had a great evening here and highly recommend Arlo for any occasion.

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  40. Michael

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were all delighted with our dishes - all of them. A swordfish ceviche, radicchio salad, Icelandic cod and Cornish hen got raves. One guest loved the chocolate mousse, another less so. The wine selections were very appropriate. The service was professional and friendly. A very enjoyable evening.

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FAQs

Arlo is rated 4.7 stars by 648 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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