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Grounded Kitchen, Ottawa, ON
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Grounded Kitchen

4.8
4.8
518 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue
Since 2010, Grounded has been dedicated to serving great food in an easygoing and trendy atmosphere. Specializing in BBQ; our made-from-scratch philosophy and hands-on approach is evident in everything we do - from what's cooking in the kitchen to what's being mixed behind the bar. The seasonal patio is lush with greenery and beautifully lit for summer nights. Centrally located, minutes from Confederation Park, City Hall, and Parliament Hill, with multiple options for parking nearby. Online ordering is available for takeout, and delivery is available through UberEats.

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 9:00 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 9:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 567-1234
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    The catering menu is extensive and you can place orders using the online ordering system on our website.<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Grounded's the perfect space for any party. We love to host weddings, birthdays, retirements, and corporate events. Contact us to learn more about how we can make your next event a success!
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Cross Street
    Between Metcalfe and O'Connor
  • Parking Details
    Two large pay-to-park lots next door
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 518 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Food

  • Ottawa

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Ottawa

    Best Food

  • Ottawa

    Great for outdoor dining

518 Reviews
  1. TerriA

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the cocktails were interesting and well balanced. Love the ambience as well. Highly recommend.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time here and won’t be our last! Small but mighty breakfast menu to choose from. From the welcome, to the in-depth explanations, the delicious meal with in-house carrot hot sauce, and my first cortado - everything was top notch! Well done! Can’t wait to come back to check out more!

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  3. jBurns

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing, thier weekly specials and changing taps is always a hit with us! It was a bit noisy at dinner time but it is a lively wonderful little neighborhood place. Excited to go back for brunch soon!

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  4. JaniqueG

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simple and creative menu and great food. Excellent service.

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  5. Jenergized

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never fails! Great vibe, great drinks and great food. If I could give more than 5 starts I would!!

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  6. DonnaP

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for drinks. Didn't end up eating but menu looked good.

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  7. StephanieJ

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful service. I went on a Tuesday for lunch and it wasn't busy but I've heard it can get quite busy.

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  8. AlanL

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious burgers, great food and service, loved the place, just quite pricey. $55 for 2 burgers! Too much. But the food is awesome

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le service était super bien,la nourriture très bien épicée à sa juste valeur.j’ai très bien mangé et apprécié avec mon amie.je vous recommande ce restaurant surtout pour la rapidité de son service et l’accueil ainsi que la saveur ,la qualité de la nourriture incomparable.see you next time

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  10. BigPapi

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service in a comfortable, local space.

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  11. RaymondM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at Grounded and it was again excellent. Great people, great vibe and space and great food.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Food is always on point. Drinks are fun. Service is spectacular. Thank you for a wonderful birthday evening with my mom.

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  13. CindyB

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was amazing. Great presentation ambience was very cool. Cocktails were superb the wait staff were so friendly and attentive. Definitely a return visit in near future

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing service. Their happy hour options are amazing - some of the best deals in town

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  15. GingerAnnie

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and really friendly and helpful staff. We really enjoyed our cocktails and meals. Would highly recommend the BBQ brisket.

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  16. JulieG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 11 celebrating a colleague. The service, atmosphere and food were all excellent. Have already made my next reservation!

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  17. BrigitteB

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love love this place. Food and service is always AMAZING! 🤩

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. The halloumi with strawberry was so good, we may go back just to buy another one.

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  19. ChelseaT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it here, brough a friend from Nova Scotia last night and she loved it too. We will definitely be back.

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  20. SusyP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and decor.. Superb and professional staff!

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  21. nahmi

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good - good service! Loved the sandwich! Would come back

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J'étais de passage à Ottawa et j'ai eu la chance de visiter ce restaurant, il est très convivial, les serveurs sont impliqués, soucieux de votre satisfaction et très gentils. Le repas est juste INCROYABLEMENT BON!! Et ce cocktail Fergie c'est honnêtement le meilleur que j'ai goûté dans ma vie. L'atmosphère est plutôt conviviale. J'ai passé la soirée seule mais je n'ai pas regretté une minute, entre mes papilles émoustillées et les serveurs qui se sont arrangés à ce que je passe un agréable moment, vraiment je recommande.

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  23. EvanM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & drinks with awesome vibes inside. Definitely a place to check out!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sharing plates, good portions and the food was delicious.

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  25. JenC

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent first time visit! Our server was great and the food was incredibly tasty. We will be back for sure.

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  26. Emilie

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome spot with a great atmosphere and yummy food/drink! Accommodated our larger group beautifully. Will definitely be back!

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  27. JasonV

    Ottawa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grounded is my favourite restaurant in Ottawa. The cornbread is the best I've ever had. The chicken sandwich was absolutely fantastic. I was there by myself this time, but whenever my wife and I come, the staff and kitchen always exceed expectations. Last night was no different.

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  28. AdamR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent quality and variety for the special event we attended. Service was friendly and professional and we were never left unattended. The mocktails made were the best I’ve had.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Way over priced for the portion sizes, service was slow, there for almost 4 hours. However, the food was delicious.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Food and cocktails are amazing!!

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  31. Sailorgirl

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have a great time at Grounded and the menu just keeps getting better! Delish!

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  32. WestboroFoodie

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Great presentation, delicious food. Food came out quite quickly. Our waiter was great and very kind! Nice ambiance. Highly recommend!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Be aware if you book “Bar” it’s actually the 4 small bar stools, not a bar area. Otherwise the food and ambiance was great and the staff were also friendly and helpful.

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  34. EileenD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and very nice atmosphere. Will go back for sure!

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  35. GillianR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time going to Grounded kitchen. We had a nice cozy table in the corner, which was great to catch up with a friend! The food was delicious. We had two signature dishes: burger and chicken sandwich. The fries were yummy and the salad was fresh and delicious.
    Grounded KitchenResponded on February 1, 2024
    Dear GillianR Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience at our restaurant. We take pride in providing our customers with a memorable dining experience, and we are delighted to hear that we hit the mark for you. We would like to thank you in person on your next visit, so please let us know when you plan to stop by so we can extend a personal welcome. Sincerely, Amir

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  36. Rosh

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for breakfast. Awesome food, great service and a really cool location, would highly recommend.
    Grounded KitchenResponded on February 1, 2024
    THANKS for the review. It's a pleasure to do the things we love. Getting positive feedback feels great and it helps us to keep the record up. As more and more people decide to go out and support all the great restaurants our city has, they will often turn to digital reviews to help them make decisions. If it's not 5, it might not be worth the drive! So again, thank you for helping showcase our pride to serve. I hope to see ya around again soon.

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  37. ChrisR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service excellent. Little pricey however for what was expected casual fair
    Grounded KitchenResponded on January 25, 2024
    Dear ChrisR We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and had a great experience at our restaurant! We take pride in working with our team to ensure all our guests receive the type of hospitality that is both professional yet still feels like home. Our kitchen is always cooking, we love what we do. We are glad that it made a positive impact on your visit. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Amir

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  38. GWong

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't express how much I love this place. Small and intimate but the high ceilings make it more airy and doesn't feel cramped. Lots of food choices even for the vegetarians. Nice drink list. Not pretentious and on a side street so not too much noise in the summer.
    Grounded KitchenResponded on January 18, 2024
    Dear GinnigW We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and had a great experience at our restaurant! We take pride in working with our team to ensure all our guests receive the type of hospitality that is both professional yet still feels like home. Our kitchen is always cooking, we love what we do. We are glad that it made a positive impact on your visit. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Amir

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  39. MatM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Friendly staff. Good was out of this world. We had wings, wontons, steak, bbq bowl…. All were delicious! Will definitely go back and recommend to our friends!
    Grounded KitchenResponded on January 18, 2024
    Thank you MatM! The evolution of hospitality means digital reviews of excellence go a long way. You help us continue doing what we love. We are on a Drive For 5 and want to ensure we earn each of them. The goal is excellence. Thank you for giving us the 5. Here's a tangible thanks. Hope to see you IRL here soon. Amir

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  40. GregH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    So many things on the menu with cabbage and/or coleslaw - hope you enjoy it because it's a very small menu. The prices are ok, but be warned that some are more expensive than you think - e.g. if you order the burger ($20+), you need to order fries in addition ($5'ish), which I personally think is a rip-off. Drinks were good and reasonably priced. Service was good, but on the day we were there for lunch - a thursday and we were there at 11:30am - they were out of more than half of the items on the main menu. The word that comes to mind is 'meh'...
    Grounded KitchenResponded on January 25, 2024
    Dear GreyH Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that your experience at our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We take all feedback seriously and will address the specific complaints you mentioned. As of Jan 2024 we have updated our menu to include fries with the burger/sandwiches . Also taken other steps to update the menu that reflects the concerns of our customers. We will work hard to ensure that our customers have a great experience every time. Best regards, Amir

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grounded Kitchen using the Order Online button. Grounded Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Grounded Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 567-1234.

Grounded Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grounded Kitchen

100 Gloucester St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0A4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Metcalfe and O'Connor
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 9:00 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 9:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Two large pay-to-park lots next door
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 567-1234
  • Catering
    The catering menu is extensive and you can place orders using the online ordering system on our website.<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Grounded's the perfect space for any party. We love to host weddings, birthdays, retirements, and corporate events. Contact us to learn more about how we can make your next event a success!
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