Grounded Kitchen

4.4
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125 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian

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Grounded has a ‘made-from-scratch’ philosophy - from the homemade 57 sauce to the DIY concrete bar top. Our name says it all!

Grounded features an entirely made-from-scratch kitchen prepared by culturally inspired chefs with a passion for great food - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pair your meal with a local craft beer, cocktail, or vintage wine. We’re fully licensed in the dining room, the chef’s kitchen, and our street-side terrace. With a space composed using repurposed and reclaimed materials, Grounded’s inventive décor creates a unique atmosphere that feels like home! Due to COVID-19 we are currently offering pickup only with menu and ordering options available online.
What 125 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place to eat and have fun. The food is fantastic.

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vipjefff
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great spot for a business lunch....food was very good....

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MamyK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, the staff serving us was really helpful. Would love to ome back again!

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Mariposa
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always enjoy my time at Grounded! Food and staff are always so accommodating!

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AndreeAnne
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group was surprised with the beautiful decorand art, the great ambience, and the good original and sometimes even awesome tasty food.
It was a beautiful Discovery and we will definitely come back.
A+

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Frechy
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We were a group of 14 and our waitress was very efficient and pleasant.
Menu is not very elaborate, but offers enough variety.
A few of us ordered the tenderloin but it was not available.
Scallops were offered as an alternative.

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JennehMonkeh
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I love grounded kitchen and the eclectic menu with lots of vegetarian options I always find something yummy to eat. Unfortunately our table of 3 got crammed in a corner table and it was hard to hear each other. Generally its a better experience.

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MichaelS
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Great service. Great prices. Great music! I’ll be back!

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Gianne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place to eat and chat. Service was a bit slow but the food was EXCELLENT - well worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastical service, food and ambiance.

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KrystalM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food! Friendly staff! I love this place! It’s fantastic to be able to enjoy some high quality food while feeling like you’re visiting a friends place!

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lgala011ottawa
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The noise level is TOO LOUD! Not energetic as your chart suggests.

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BillB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

My lunch partner noted that his Niçoise salad was uninteresting. My sweet potato pizza with its small chunks of potato and crispy kale was messy to eat and I thought we were over our love affair with biscuit-cracking thin crust.

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CharlotteM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Overall a fine experience at Grounded. The food was good, but the service was just ok. We waited almost an hour for our food, and while we were a big group (8), we were the only table at that time. When the food did arrive, it came in two waves about 10 minutes apart.

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Jjd21
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great, friendly staff in a cool, hip chillax space

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DeirdreqB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

My online reservation was lost despite receiving confirmation. Sharing plates weren't brought with the appetizer until we asked. Overall a good experience - a bit loud but that was because it was government pay day.

Deirdre Bradley

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Greatdatenight
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great evening with family first time dining and it was very nice. Quiet evening; very flavourful good; pleasant service and comfortable atmosphere. Lots of options for those with food sensitivities. Thank you!

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Miss15
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place spectacular food great atmosphere the owners are fantastic nothing but good things to say about this little place

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SdeGat
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Quick and friendly service.
Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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Mariposa
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, the food and the people! It's my go-to at any given lunch hour! Thanks guys!

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PierroB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the coffee was so good. I had a latte and a cappuccino! We appreciate that the server came an offered us an Elixir on the house. It was a nice touch and also very good.

We will definitely come back and we want to try at night too.

Thank you for that great experience! :)

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Beth
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I ate an evening meal here with a friend. The space was clean and modern with a warm welcome feel. Service was prompt and professional yet very friendly - great timing with her attention to us. We found many unique food options of interest. I had the Kale Quinoa salad which was excellent. My friend rated her Soup of the day and Vegetarian Sandwich as excellent as well. The Small Meal portion size and price was just right for the light dinner we were looking for. Suzy Q donuts with tea/decaf coffee were a delightful end to our meal. We are both interested to eat here again.

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FreeAgent99
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best part of Grounded is the service (and of course the food) - staff who prepare wonderful food and the wait staff who work as a team, are genuine and professional. Special mention to my favourite barrista who makes a mean birthday donut!

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

If you could reduce the noise level, that would be even better!
thank you

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EatingOutinOttawa
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Very noisy, terrible table and couldn’t be moved despite restaurant being empty. Never got drunk, could barely hear ourselves think.

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AuntieFi
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Grounded and we will be back. Have already recommended it to several people. Interesting menu, with nice, light choices as well as more robust fare.

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Vero
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I really enjoyed the restaurant. However, the noise level was quite high so it was difficult to have a steady conversation.

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Frederique
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My colleagues and I went to Grounded Kitchen for our Christmas team lunch. We had a blast and really enjoyed the artistic side of the decoration. Overall a very good experience. Thank you.

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VB1990
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

It was so loud in the restaurant that I had to shout at my friend in order for him to hear me. It is definitely too small of a space for so many people during rush hours. I also booked way in advance but got a table right beside the bar? The food was really just ok, I didn’t finish it as I found it way too spicy for my preference but that is just me.

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MarciB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I booked a table for 15 people for a holiday get together with colleagues and we had a great time; however, I was never told ahead of time that a private party was booked after us. As such, my group was essentially asked to leave before we were ready to leave. I and my party did not appreciate that fact. The service and food was good but we would have liked to have spent more time there had we had the opportunity.

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vipPatD
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, excellent food and efficient service.

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RobertM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Was wrong day to go. Too many orders being placed and quality of food was inconsistent.

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AndreaK
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place, i love their menu, the staff, the service, all of the above!! i especially love the crispy cauliflower, and will be going back many, many times.

Thanks!

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HSCCA
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would recommend Grounded to everyone. Good selection of drinks and good menu. Great after work spot for friend and colleagues to get together.

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Ottawagirl
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cauliflower wings are delicious! The service is amazing. Mike is especially charming and helpful.

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MelleVS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fun atmosphere and delicious food! We will definitely return!

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Hartley
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and selection of menu items a drinks.

Loved the ambiance.

Service was great!

A little noisy...had to talk a little loud to speak to the person next you you. We were a group of 7 so it was difficult to hear the people at the end of the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friend’s birthday lunch, and they were kind enough to gift us a Suzy Q’s donut for her bday dessert!

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RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing hospitality from the staff - making special arrangements to accommodate a group and remaining positive and gracious when only about half the group made it and the evening was shorter than expected.

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KellieK
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service :) definitely would recommend getting the pork belly soba noodles

FAQs

Grounded Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 567-1234.

Grounded Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.