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Arlo, Ottawa, ON

Arlo

4.8
4.8
236 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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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–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (613) 421-1424

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Jamie Stunt

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Neighbourhood Gem

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    Notable Wine List

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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    Fit for Foodies

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  1. G

    Grace

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our evening at Arlo. Brought friends from out of town and they were very impressed, a highlight of their trip for sure!

  2. MT

    MariaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you so much we had a last minute booking for our daughters birthday when the other reservation cancelled due to power outage. Thank you for arranging specials cocktails and dessert - our daughter and guests had a wonderful experience at a restaurant they were longing to visit. It all works out. Many thanks for you attention to service !

  3. C

    Chatou

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience1

    Nourriture et service exceptionnel. Musique d’ambiance beaucoup trop forte .. on se croirait plutôt dans une discothèque Expérience culinaire extraordinaire mais le bruit m’empècherait d’y retourner.. vraiment dommage

  4. C

    Customer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Suggest to lower music indoors to allow patrons to have a discussion while dining. It was more of a bar level of music.

  5. M

    Madj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The only place in Ottawa you can trust to have a great time from start to finish. Food, wine list and cocktails are curated and executed so wonderfully. Oysters are shucked great. Always love coming here.

  6. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Excellent food, drink and good energy. It was nice to have the owner moving around and checking in on the patrons. We will definitely return soon.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellence in all quarters

  8. AL

    AllysonL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about Arlo is wonderful. The decor is unique and ultra inviting, the food is delicious, the wine list incredible and the service so warm and inviting (thank you Alex and Jenna!! (sp?) that we felt as if we’d been to a fabulous dinner party with exceptional hosts. Everyone in the restaurant seemed to be feeling the same great vibe, what a special place!!!

  9. FD

    FionaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. All around great experience. Would recommend.

  10. KR

    KathrynR

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you haven’t been to ARLO, you must go -such a cool collective and vibe, and their artisanal approach to food and bevies is second to none. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to return later in the evening for the after dinner vibe - but I will be back!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall, I would go back! For Ottawa, you felt like you were elsewhere, which I think is good. The food was different, eclectic and fun! Very small menu which I like as you know it is all freshly made!

  12. LR

    LouiseR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The quality of the dishes was exceptional. Tasty and interesting. The service was friendly and professional. The ambience was fun and charming. Altogether it made fir a lovely evening.

  13. JA

    JackieA

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impeccable 👌🏽 Impeccable 👌🏽 Impeccable 👌🏽 Impeccable 👌🏽

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining at Arlo is always a nice treat. This time we were there to celebrate a birthday. The back patio was the perfect place to enjoy an intimate meal and get out of the extreme heat. The service was very attentive and the food and drinks were delicious as always. Will be back again as it’s a favourite spot in Centretown.

  15. DH

    DavidH

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, extensive wine list, and knowledgeable and friendly service.

  16. v

    vince

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Both our meals were too salty, eggplant dish and Icelandic cod

  17. NA

    NightoutatArlo

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, great atmosphere, great service! Would go again!

  18. MP

    MaximeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service from our waitress and sommelier ! Food was great but noise level was a bit too high for us.

  19. CH

    CharlesH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great environment, good service, and delicious food. Also tasty sofas for folks who are looking for a non alcoholic treat.

  20. C

    Canadatom

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    A lot of high points on our visit: *Very knowledgeable & chill service from the sommelier/server *Delicious wine with a vast field of options *Retro cool music (Smiths, Sade) *Good energetic vibe with guests having fun *Pleasant food, simple preparation, don't expect a home run

  21. SB

    SimonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place!! People were great, good food, nice atmosphere and the wine card is absurd!!!!!

  22. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the pleasure of finally getting out to Arlo on Saturday night. What a wonderful experience, any expectations we had were wildly exceeded. This place is as unique as the talented team that brought this gem to the ottawa dining scene. The menu compliments the thoughtful wine list, and one would be pressed to find flaw in the deftly executed, clean and focused food coming from the behind the curtain. As an Ottawa restaurant vet I have known the gifted team for some time now, and have had the pleasure of eating their food and enjoying their approach to service in other dining rooms in town. None compare to what they are doing at Arlo. Well Done and Thank You!!

  23. JJ

    JJoseph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Arctic char tartare, bread with bouillion, and crispy shiitake to start and then the cod and eggplant dishes as mains. Everything was excellent, service was amazing as were the wine recommendations. This was my second time here and it does not disappoint!!

  24. F

    Foodartist

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Everything was delicious and well done. Noise is off the chart though. I like a good vibe, but the acoustics make it loud.

  25. A

    Alexis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe and amazing service. Will definitely be back.

  26. MD

    MaryD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing service and food. Can’t wait for patio season!

  27. BL

    BarbaraL

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The place has a nice vibe, but it is extremely noisy, to the point that I found myself having to shout to my partner. The menu is interesting, but a bit limited, The seafood broth with bread sounded promising, but was pretty uninteresting—the bread was boring white and the broth was not terribly special. I would not order that again. The fried shitake mushrooms were excellent— a real keeper. We shared oysters, which were delicious and presented with nice toppings, including homemade hot sauce with whiskey. The lamb ribs were nicely spiced, with a crusty citrus-y top, but they were very rich and fatty. They came with frites mayonnaise, which were good. The dessert menu was limited also, which is fine, but all the desserts were very rich, so we gave them a pass. Would I go back? Perhaps, but not on a Saturday night, where the noise level—not helped by the overly loud music— makes talking difficult. Overall, I was a bit underwhelmed.

  28. K

    Kate

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved our first trip to Arlo last night! We had some bubbles by the glass, oysters, and the crispy shiitake mushrooms. Everything was delicious, and our sever was really knowledgeable. We especially liked the ambiance, which was warm and lively. I can’t believe it took us so long to try this spot, but we’ll definitely be going back!

  29. K

    Karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yummy food! Interesting menu, very attentive server.

  30. A

    Arlo

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Arlo is in a nice neighbourhood restaurant with excellent service. We personally didn't like the food, but the menu changes. We ordered bread it was normal white bread wth whipped butter and seafood broth. It was ok. We had shiitake mushrooms they were a bit bland, The French fries were great. The, stuffed egg plant ok but skin on and very tough not easy to eat. Pear and radish salad pickled mushrooms, very very pickled. The restaurant was busy and the service was great.

  31. ML

    MelissaL

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful! The wine, food and service was top notch. Can’t wait to go back!

  32. s

    sylvainp

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was not our first time, and as usual it was a memorable evening. The food is exceptional. The staff knows how to make you feel at home.

  33. OR

    OttawaRestaurantLover00

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic, a restaurant run by professionals in the field who obviously enjoy each other and their work.

  34. JT

    JayTee

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service was excellent - warm and friendly. The wine selection is just incredible. Every time I go I get the chance to try a new wine that I've never heard of before - their selection of Pet-Nat never disappoints!

  35. Y

    Yash

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a dandy time, best wine bar in the city, food is very delicious

  36. O

    Overdraft

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went there on a whim. Was at a restaurant across the street the week before and Googled Arlo after seeing the building...and all as I can say is...a VERY pleasant surprise. There's a really fun vibe in a newly renovated space that is unpretentious and full of character. Not sure if each staff member is a partner in the place but it felt like they were/ are all owners. Background music sound track was eclectic - food was a solid 'very good' with others at the table saying there choices were 'excellent'. Each of the staff there was more than friendly without being sappy. We've already recommended it to friends of ours - will most certainly be back.

  37. DC

    DexterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Good food, and friendly staff. The lamb ribs were delicious, though I didn't expect them to be sweet. It gets busy quickly closer 6:30pm so helps to book an earlier reservation a bit ahead of the dinner rush.

  38. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Boom! And just like that I have found my new favorite restaurant in Ottawa! The staff, manager and owner were all very friendly and took the time to talk with their guests. Small menu, but we love that. Everything we tried was delicious. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back.

  39. CM

    CMR1987

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service, good food. Would recommend.....

  40. CW

    ChrisW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Serious and varied wine list with significant emphasis on natural wines. Lively, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Lively environment with full house. Would go back in an instant.

FAQs

Arlo is rated 4.8 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

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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–2:00 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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