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Gezellig, Ottawa, ON

Gezellig

4.8
4.8
170 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
With a name that means "cozy or nice atmosphere, but also belonging and general togetherness," gezellig invites guests to experience an elegant menu of local, seasonal cuisine using french techniques in a casual and welcoming environment. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, gezellig prepares each menu item using high-quality ingredients purchased locally. On the menu are items such as seared scallops, braised beef shortibs, potato gnocchi, beef tartare, duck breast, and wild-caught lingcod. Our classic butterfinger for dessert is a staple that has been on our menu since opening in 2012

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Global, International, Market Cuisine
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 680-9086
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Cross Street
    Located on the corner of Richmond Rd. and Churchill St.
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

What 170 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

  • Ottawa

    Best Food

  • Ottawa

    Best Value

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

  • Ottawa

    Best Food

  • Ottawa

    Best Value

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

170 Reviews
  1. forthebutterflies

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We has another top notch dining experience at this gem of a place in Westboro. We waited at the lovely bar for a few minutes for our table to be ready and enjoyed fantastic cocktails. We were then escorted to an amazing table (in a little nook, really) by the window and then our friends joined us for what we all agreed was stellar service by James, and incredibly tasty and generous food by the kitchen, along with some perfect wine pairings. We capped off the evening choosing to be back at the bar to share desserts that hit the spot, another cocktail and some tea. If we still lived in Westboro I bet we’d visit Gezellig weekly. So good and exceptional value.

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  2. AvrilB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This place is crazy busy, and the noise level was excessive for a Saturday brunch date when two birthdays were celebrated. The ambience is sadly lacking due to the excessive noise and busyness of the place. If you're looking for a place to celebrate that isn't "over the top", choose somewhere else! The food was not great, and the portion size and pricing were unjustified. This restaurant will appeal to millennials, with the whole plate-sharing preference of millennials, but to me, this visit was a complete miss! Would I try it again? No!

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  3. DonW

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our 3rd time to Gezellig. My wife and I both found the food too spicy…..she had Fogo Island cod and I had pan-seared scallops. The ciabatta bread appetizer was great as were the crême brûlées. Our main server was efficient but not overly friendly.

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  4. MaureenH

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James is amazing. Food incredible. Drinks delicious! Go!

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  5. kimb

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch, two small plates for a set price from diverse list of options.

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  6. JamesM

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere, great selection of food and drinks.

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  7. Christine

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch options and reasonable for the quality of food, service and ambience

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  8. JohnH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant lunch - lovely environment, superb staff, excellent food and drinks. Wish I was more local, would be here every week.

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  9. nancyl

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Over all good. Timing a little off for wine with dinner

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  10. Sara

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding brunch!! Thanks, Gezellig Team, we will be back!

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  11. N1234

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice simple food for white English people. The bread that was served should be punishable by law, though :’) surprised it wasn’t taken off the bill. Overall OK - brunch there is much better.

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  12. RobertS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Gezellig for a birthday dinner of 4 people. We were provided with a very quiet booth, and we enjoyed the service of an excellent server. The timing of the courses was perfect, and the food quality was excellent. The selection of wines was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for something of high quality and great ambience.

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  13. happydiner

    Ottawa

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Good wine list. A cozy restaurant in the heart of Westboro. The food never disappoints. It is part of the Beckta group and all the restaurants are very good. Always full so you need a reservation

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  14. melmo

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In a word, spectacular. The service was so accommodating when we showed up with extra people, loved the recommendations, food and wine were amazing. Will totally be back for more! Thanks James!

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  15. JohnP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gazelle offers excellent food, warm service, a comprehensive wine list and a secluded lower-floor corner for a first-rate dining experience.

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  16. StephanieJ

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal with excellent service - we had the asparagus soup, the moules frites and the arancini - all were very good as was the raspberry crème brûlée!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch/lunch on a Saturday. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was good. We were all very happy with the experience.

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  18. ManInWhiteConverseShoes

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very nice visit and I enjoyed the food and service Wonderful!

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  19. DonW

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch. Potato asparagus soup was fabulous. My wife’s fish cake looked over baked on outside but was edible. My prawns were excellent. The raspberry creme brûlées were awesome! Service was great….timely and pleasant.

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  20. LindaB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a lovely Easter brunch! A festive glass of Kit, 4 deliciously different plates and excellent coffee. Service was outstanding!

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  21. Foodwithflair

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter Brunch with the family. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service for our group of 10 was outstanding! Thank you to the awesome staff!

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  22. Lovetodine

    Montreal

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just returned from a few months in the US. We went to some outstanding restaurants, but when we get back and return to Gezellig's, we know we're home! The meal is always delicious and the service is always impeccable! The Gezellig salad is my go/to appetizer-always great. The Fogo Island cod was excellent! Mussels and fries always my husband's favourite!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a family favourite. Always delightful and the food is always lovely and a little unique. Fresh and tasty. We hosted a post family wedding brunch last year and it was the perfect location. Love it every time

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  24. ErikD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, as usual.. never been disappointed be it for lunch or dinner.

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  25. cabernet99

    Ottawa

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great repeat visit .... will for sure go back !! Attentive service, great vibe and delicious food !

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  26. PeterA

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our group of 5 tried 3 different apetizers (shared) and 5 different entres and 3 different deserts (shared). All were excellent. Not inexpensive but worth the treat for a special occassion.

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  27. Laura

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food options. Flavours blend together for an outstanding food experience!

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  28. FrancoisD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the service is over the top! There is a good vibe in this resto!

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  29. AnitaH

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    8 of us went for Sunday brunch. The variety of dishes that we ordered were all delicious.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always. Consistently a great read experience!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly delicious food! We were blown away by the flavor and service

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  32. JohnM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    highly recommended for brunch, excellent choices on the menu

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  33. Meow

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great evening at Gezillig. Great food and service. Thank you

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  34. KarrieR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Gezellig was exactly what I was looking for. Service was excellent and everyone that touched our table was knowledgeable. The food was flavourful, and delicious. A great evening all around.

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  35. TaniaS

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our dining experience was great! Our server Naomi was wonderful! Very friend, great smile and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic as always! One of very favourite restaurants!

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  36. julieb

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Ottawa! The food, staff and ambience are 10/10

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  37. PdH114

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A truly enjoyable experience. The food was excellent and nicely presented. I had the Braised Beef Short Rib and my date had the Pan Seared Fogo Island Cod. Both are highly recommended. The gezellig greens as a starter is also a must have. It has a nice selection of reasonably priced wines. The service was attentive and knowledgeable. The high ceilings keep the noise level to a minimum. This is a place to which we definitely will return.

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  38. ElizabethS

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the service overall was friendly and attentive. Our server and the kitchen were great in accommodating a special dietary request. I really appreciated that the adjustments were made without any fuss or making me feel like I was causing an inconvenience.

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  39. AdrienneG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food! We each had the beef tartare as an appetizer, the seared scallops as the entree, and finished with the "Butter finger" (shared) -- all of it was perfection! We will definitely go back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Embarking on my inaugural culinary journey at Gezellig was a delightful affair. The warm embrace of the staff welcomed us, gracefully accommodating our request for an early table. James, our amiable server, added a personal touch to the evening with his friendly demeanor. Gezellig's thoughtfully curated menu, though not sprawling, unveiled a splendid array of options to satiate diverse palates. The dishes, impeccably presented and bursting with flavors, transformed our dining escapade into a sensory delight. Every nuance of our experience at Gezellig was savored with pure satisfaction.

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FAQs

Gezellig is rated 4.8 stars by 170 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 40 times today
Google Map for Gezellig

337 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located on the corner of Richmond Rd. and Churchill St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Global, International, Market Cuisine
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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