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Clarendon

4.3
4.3
141 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American



Welcome to the Clarendon Tavern! Offering seasonal, locally sourced and handmade ingredients. Beautifully designed to embrace our heritage building roots with a modern twist. Chef Dave Godsoe was inspired by the vibrancy and character of the market when creating this menu. Sister restaurant to Eighteen, Social and Sidedoor.
Come in for Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, late night and handcrafted cocktails. Located in the heart of the Ottawa Byward Market.

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2 people

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Booked 23 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sunday lunch
    Sun 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 422-5111

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Group Bookings

  • Ottawa

    Hot Spot

  • Ottawa

    Late-Night Find

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  1. SE

    StephE

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a reservation for Brunch with friends from Toronto. Amazing service, ambiance and food - Definitely recommend. Their dinner menu is fantastic as well!

  2. HJ

    HeathJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff, the baked brie was delicious, great atmosphere - would recommend the Clarendon to a friend!

  3. A

    Adele

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Clarendon is a favourite place to dine or just grab a post-work beverage. Food, drinks and ambiance are all great - holds true for brunch w the kids/family, and in the evening with friends.

  4. ET

    EmmaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cozy atmosphere, excellent food, outstanding service! Would highly recommend booking for your next night out.

  5. MK

    MarcusK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always Lovely location and decor Good service and real food

  6. g

    golfbuddies

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice place downtown, steps from Rideau Centre, Byward Market and Chateau Laurier. Something for everyone for ambience- large bar area, booths and dining room with none interfering with the other. Reasonable prices, good food and a happy hour. I recommend and will be back .

  7. DA

    DominiqueandAl

    Ottawa

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After a visit to the National Gallery we had a lovely lunch. Our server was very pleasant and efficient. She was helpful in helping us to choose non alcoholic cocktails basically made to measure by the barman. Duck confit pizza and Clarendon burger were both delicious.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Went for brunch. Service was good at first but we didn’t know who our server was as everyone seemed to be helping. Took them a little bit to take our order which is fine - an hour went by and we noticed that people were coming and going while we were sitting there waiting for two bennys. Nobody came to tell us they forgot our order, maybe the kitchen messed up? Would’ve been okay if we had an answer to why we were being ignored and waiting a very long time for two bennys. But we got up and left, it was an hour and twenty minutes later. Never done that before but it was frustrating.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Washrooms were very nice

  10. JY

    JYSB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always a favourite spot. The food is delicious and there’s something for everyone. Our only complaint is that we were having a romantic dinner away from our kids, and the table next to us had children yelling and playing on the floor. Not entirely the restaurants fault but it was not expected.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Travelled all the way from toronto! Annoying that the reservation app does not allow to book larger groups we had to book two separate reals- Luckily we arrive a little early a s the hosted was super and accommodating and moved our groups together.

  12. DC

    DesiCrew

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and the mimosa bar was amazing and great price!

  13. NB

    NormanB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Has a very selective drink menu. Great choices in beers, wines by the glass , including bubbles. And if you just want a lemonade, they hand make it , without the big price. Menu is interesting. The quality of food is consistent. Well prepared and plated nicely. The portions are perhaps on the larger size, so you may end up sharing dessert.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience4

    Fish and chips were overcooked and very dry. Was expecting a much better meal than this.

  15. SC

    SophieC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    This place is sweet but our server forgot about us, and the portion sizes were pretty small. I think they’ve renovated their space since the pandemic and it isn’t as nice :(

  16. D

    Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Great experience overall and food was fantastic. The only thing of note is the fact that it was extremely warm in the back room where we were seated. We had planned to stay for a few drinks after our meal but we ended up leaving right after dinner and went elsewhere to end the night.

  17. L

    Laurat

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I felt those in service were ill experienced in life. I expect people with the ability to use logic and humour to serve me, especially in a location in the heart of the Capital of Canada. But I do understand it isn't easy to find good service during Covid. I found the menu generic and not attractive. I witnessed minimal personality in the service or the food.

  18. AE

    AE001

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant, low noise level, delicious food and service!

  19. DL

    DarquiseL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Everything was great. Thank you. La seule exception, est que les clients à la table voisine de la nôtre étaient très bruyants.

  20. DA

    DominiqueandAl

    Ottawa

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Will definitely be back.

  21. AK

    AndrewK

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Service was good, the burnt english muffin, overly salted potatoes, overcooked poached eggs, sliver of ham on Eggs Benny were not.

  22. JR

    JanR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly folks and delish Brunch. Drinks reasonable price. Eggs Benny delish!! A really cool venue....thick walls. Lots of character.

  23. CC

    CatherineC

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful menu, charming beautiful interior and outstanding staff. All the staff are so professional and we noticed how happy they are. This is a wonderful restaurant. You will be glad you went.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was overall amazing!

  25. VJ

    ValerieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, good food, great service! Great experience in the market and when you are in the Courtyard, it does not feel like you are in Ottawa or even downtown!

  26. L

    Love

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Happy hour drinks were a great price. Food was good.

  27. KD

    KingshukD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The patio is quite nice. They have drinks that are bit unique & the food is overall ok.

  28. BQ

    BrianQ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice outdoor patio. Food was great. Ran out of main choice (beef)way to early (6pm).

  29. V

    Visitor

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Selection on brunch menu was disappointing.

  30. PH

    ParkH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Great ambiance and location, food and service were very disappointing.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Short vacation.

  32. IO

    IsabelleO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Friendly service in a beuatifull environment. The wine card is awesome. Our pinot grigio was exquisite. However, we were a little disapointed by the braised beef that is marked at 26$ on the website, but is 29$ at the restaurant. Small portion, little dry and not a trace of a pistachio in the plate. It was not bad, but I had expectations for the price.

  33. c

    cynthiab

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The brunch menu is full of delicious choices. I had classic eggs benny but will be back to try other items. Great service and a lovely space.

  34. SR

    ShilpaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Looks fun however the food is not worth the money. The service is okay…with not much enthusiasm by the waiter (gentleman). Food choices aren’t many and charges are way too much as compared to the taste and choice of food.

  35. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food quality is very high. Friendly staff, very nice location. If you budget around 50 dollars per person, you can get fancy menu items, cocktails, nice desserts and leave a decent tip. Absolutely recommended. If you like meat, their braised beef is just lovely.

  36. BK

    BrendaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Nice assortment of seating. Food very nicely presented.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The brunch was really great, we all enjoyed our meals.

  38. OG

    OliviaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! Appreciate the vegan options also :)

  39. AB

    AnnB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, service, attention to details. Thanks!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff took care that I enjoyed a coffee and place of quiet during their off peak hour. I was treated with as much attention as if I were there for a full meal.

FAQs

Clarendon is rated 4.3 stars by 141 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 bookings at the moment.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Clarendon

11 George St Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Sunday lunch
    Sun 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking

  • Phone number

    (613) 422-5111

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