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Gezellig, Ottawa, ON

Gezellig

4.8
4.8
201 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 29 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 201 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

  • Ottawa

    Great for brunch

  • Ottawa

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

201 Reviews
  1. Peter

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The servers were very good. The ambience was nice, everybody was pleasant. The food was fine. Good option.

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  2. JonathanS

    Ottawa

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff, delicious food and a good wine list - we had a lovely dinner!

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  3. Val369123

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, wonderful experience. The food is just amazing! Highly recommend it !

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Delicious food. Didn’t feel rushed to leave while chatting with friends.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, fun atmosphere, highly recommended !

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have excellent meals out at Gezellig. The food is delicious, the service is great and they always recommend good wines. We are also in the neighbourhood so can walk there.

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  7. Moune64

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and staff is outstanding. The braised beef short rib with creamy mashed potatoes is so good. As far as ambiance goes, we chose a late dinner time to avoid the loud noise and kids but alas it was noisy and there was a group with very young children. The noise level went down significantly at around 8:00 pm. The food is a tad pricey but well worth it and we I will definitely go back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an evening! This was our 2nd visit to Gezellig and once again we enjoyed every moment. The food was out of this world (again!), and our server was exceptional in going the extra mile to make us feel welcome. We will most certainly come again during our next visit to Ottawa. Thanks for everything!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, just wow. I grew up in Ottawa and have always passed by the restaurant but never got the chance to come here to eat because I moved away from the city until last Saturday evening. I live in San Francisco now and so the food scene there is impeccable so I have high standards naturally. Our servers were impeccable, they were so sweet and kind and were the most attentive to us during our meal. We came to Gezellig to have a belated Mother's day celebration and to celebrate in person with my family for my recent engagement. The food was amazing, simple, clean and very well executed dishes. The flavor profiles all made sense and weren't missing anything to be well balanced and delicious. I'm so glad I finally got to go to Gezellig and will definitely return whenever I get the chance when I visit. We were brought an extra dessert because the staff knew we were celebrating which was so sweet of them. Honestly I couldn't have asked for a better executed night to celebrate. In comparison to a previous reservation I had the day before, this blew that place out of the water. My fiance really enjoyed the food, it was definitely a memorable experience. Thank you Gezellig team!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The fare is always well prepared at Gezelig. On this occasion both diners had the asparagus soup, which was light and tasty, and the braised short ribs, which were tender and flavorful. Only one was a bit fatty - ate every bite except for the lump of fat. For dessert we splurged on the raspberry creme brulée which was a lovely take on the classic and plenty for two people. Excellent service from the server, Michele, who understands what service means - she was attentive without being cloying and anticipated our needs, which was refreshing. The only thing that needs some attention in Gezelig is the lack of sound mufflers - the high ceilings and rugless floors magnify every syllable and clink of glass. Luckily our server was sensitive to our discomfort sitting next to four very loud diners, ostensibly oblivious to anyone else in the room, and moved us to the booth section, which is better if a person wants to talk to their dining partner and be heard. Beckta restaurants are as close as one can come to a sure thing in a town with a marked lack of really good places to enjoy a tasty, carefully prepared meal.

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FAQs

Gezellig is rated 4.8 stars by 201 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 29 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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