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Gezellig, Ottawa, ON

Gezellig

4.8
4.8
162 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

10:00 p.m.


Booked 26 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 162 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • 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

162 Reviews
  1. nancyl

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. Sara

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. N1234

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  4. RobertS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  5. happydiner

    Ottawa

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  6. melmo

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  7. JohnP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. DonW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Lovetodine

    Montreal

    28 reviews

    vip
    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. Boom1940

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service et discret Le brunch du dimanche perfecto Les portions sont réduites alors ajouter la crème brûlée pour compléter ❤️👍

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  34. RitaS

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch, the food was very good. The mushrooms toast was tasty and so was the French toast.

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  35. LeeJ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Service was excellent. We shared several starters and they even plated them separately for us. Food was delicious. We will go again soon.

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  36. SophieB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience, very nice food presentation, delicous food, nice atmosphere however a bit loud for conversation.

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  37. Litsa

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Brunch and it was fantastic. Service was painfully slow though so I’m not sure if they were understaffed but otherwise the rest was top notch.

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  38. Noelle

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Gezellig for brunch on Sunday and were so impressed. Amazing good, great service and wonderful atmosphere. We'll be back!

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  39. LeanneS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Gezellig. The food was excellent & the service exceptional. We will be going back for sure.

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  40. MartinR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always, mushroom soup particularly good. Was somewhat noisy during our visit

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FAQs

Gezellig is rated 4.8 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 26 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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