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Grounded Kitchen, Ottawa, ON
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Grounded Kitchen

4.7
4.7
343 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 567-1234

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, 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 343 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Best Value

  • Ottawa

    Business Meals

  • Ottawa

    Group Bookings

  • Ottawa

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Lunch

  • Ottawa

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

  • Ottawa

    Pre/post-theatre

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Best Value

  • Ottawa

    Business Meals

  • Ottawa

    Group Bookings

  • Ottawa

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Lunch

  • Ottawa

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

  • Ottawa

    Pre/post-theatre

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  1. EL

    EricL

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch ... as usual 😀
  2. TS

    TimS

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a reference for a local and homey bistro in the heart of Ottawa, where smoked brisket and cajun shrimps still maintain their flavourful appeal, where we can always rely upon the best cooked beans in town. Cocktails are fun and refreshing.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic first meal experience! There was a large party in coming in near the end of our meal that made things feel a bit rushed for us, but overall still a great spot. Great food, solid service, and lots of parking nearby and on the street.
  4. R

    Rosanne59

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at a corner table with half moon sofa. Felt very cozy and private. We’ll get back again!
  5. RL

    RichardL

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and welcoming service. Food was incredible (especially the corn bread!). Energy of place was quite loud but calmed down after a certain time. Very good value compared to other pricier barbecue places; prices were very reasonable.
  6. JV

    JasonV

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amir and his staff are awesome at accommodating dietary needs. My wife has Miniere's disease, so she can't have sodium. The kitchen at grounded keeps it fresh every time we've been there and every time she says it is the best meal she's ever had. Thanks Amir!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice people. Had the salad with a side of brisket which was really good. Topped the evening off with a. Excellent Espresso Martini and a cappuccino...wide awake but very satisfied!
  8. c

    cjtvs

    Ottawa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Definitely planning on coming back. Food and service were wonderful.
  9. AL

    ALexF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is fantastic. Meat is smoked to perfection, the rub is delicious, and comparable to a good BBQ pit.
  10. DW

    DoreenW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truth be told we booked this spot after we couldn’t get in when our first choice was not available. The bonus was that is was much closer to our hotel than the Market location we were going to go to originally… and it what a wonderful stoke of luck! We LOVED the harisa wings, the heirloom tomato salad with burrata, the arancini balls, the smoked brisket BBQ. Everything was on point. Our server team was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
  11. K

    Kquilt

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food, great waitstaff, yummy cocktails. A really enjoyable meal and evening.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were friendly, helpful and genuinely friendly. What a surprise when the owner said goodnight to everyone - we didn’t know who he was until after he left! Food and service were excellent and we highly recommend for an enjoyable, tasty meal.
  13. KR

    KellyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Polite and friendly staff. Food was pretty good i think if there was one thing I would add is more flavour to the bbq. Everything else was good! I would go back
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic - especially the service!
  15. DB

    DelaineB

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing for our large corporate group. Attention to detail was outstanding. Service was impeccable. 10/10!!
  16. p

    pickmybrain

    Edmonton

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location! Oysters were small but good value for amount.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superbe expérience. Serveuse très sympathique très bon repas en famille. Vivement recommandé.
  18. MC

    MilaC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience at Grounded! Food was excellent, loved my oysters! A great variety of drinks and their summer menus are outstanding. Tanita, our server, was brilliant! Top notch place for a night out with friends.
  19. OF

    OttawaFoodie

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Bright premises, friendly wait staff, a pleasant overall experience. I was expecting more based on previous ratings. Portions were good but i found the chips a bit soggy, the pulled pork a bit dry and mushroom burger underwhelming - not a lot of flavour and few condiments, the specialty salad needed dressing of some sort . The brownie dessert was excellent, but the cake pie ok. I would still go back to try other offerings.
  20. M

    Maddie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely amazing overall. The servers were so helpful and we’re out of the way to make sure experience was perfect! The food was fresh and tasted delicious. Must visit little hole in the wall restaurant… will definitely be back soon!!
  21. j

    jefff

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a downtown lunch…great mix of food and drink!
  22. HB

    HeatherB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely worth the visit! Great atmosphere, food and service!
  23. BJ

    BenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible BBQ and service. I'll be back for sure!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such an amazing dinner! Our waitress was so amazing, accommodating, and really friendly. We really enjoyed our food and our overall experience.
  25. RM

    RobinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The service was great and our server, Jasmine, was super helpful with our choices. The brisket was delicious. The owner stopped by our table and chatted - cool guy, great vibe to this place.
  26. j

    jefff

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Hamilton at the NAC…great spot v before the show…food and specialty drinks were excellent
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good. The waitress was very friendly and fast. The food was fresh and delicious. Great Overall
  28. EE

    ExportEDC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience! Thanks to Amir and his staff for accommodating our large group. We will absolutely be back!
  29. EO

    EricaO

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was impeccable. I will be going back to try other items on the menu! I do recommend the arancini and wings…so far!
  30. T

    Travelhobbit

    Ottawa

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We had breakfast there however there was very little choice. Coffee was excellent . I’m sure lunch & dinner options are better there than breakfast.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service, food and atmosphere! Definitely returning and with more friends!
  32. EL

    EricL

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to disappoint. Something for everyone. Unique in the city.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on July 7, 2022Hey Eric, thank you for starz! All of us here aspire to be awesome. Earning that is about aiming high. We pay attention to our reviews, we appreciate all positive feedback. We will work hard to fix anything that needs fixing. For you, for all other guests AND for the responsibility we have to make sure you have a great experience. A memorable one that makes you want to come back. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Your comment about never failing... is like gold to me so thanks again!

  33. TW

    TullysWayFarm

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our two grandsons graduations were made more special by a great place. Food is good. Staff is great, an owner came by to chat. Yes, it's bbq, but even one more vegan item would be appreciated. Meats all pronounced very good. Desserts enjoyed. Perhaps ice for the water?
  34. AR

    AliciaR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. BBQ shrimp were very over cooked. Cocktail was fantastic. Will go back and try different food.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on July 7, 2022Hey Alicia, thank you for the review. It validates our efforts and keeps us aiming high. I will always aspire to exceed all our guests expectations. It seems during your last visit, we didn't do that in all the areas that matter. I hope you will come back and give us another chance to earn all 5! Please do, and ask for me; Amir, I would love to meet and prove to you that we don't just write about it, we sincerely do care about doing the job we love.

  35. RD

    RichardD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe at Grounded is unique. From the décor to the service to the curated menu, it's all good. They make real food in their kitchen. There are options for GF and vegan diners. You can hang out during the day and work on your screenplay as you sip a premium coffee drink, or you can dress up and have a classy dinner with your fiancé. Did I mention the demon bear wall art?
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and fabulous food! Stopped in for dinner with family from out of town and was so impressed with the level of service and the food available. We will be back!
  37. CL

    CastilloL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great and delicious BBQ food! And the service was really good, and our waiter was very attentive. Really enjoyed how fresh was the food. We will definitely be coming back! It's important to support local restaurants after two years of a global pandemic that have negatively affected many businesses and restaurants.
  38. j

    joaquins

    Miami - Dade

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    I’m impress how they called Thai beef to a very small portion of ground beef with too much salt and a couple of pieces of peppers. The food was not bad but definitely not Thai. The burger and ribs was just ok, the only thing it was outstanding was the brisket. The portions were small. But the service and ambiance was amazing.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on July 7, 2022Thank you for the review. We aspire to be awesome. Earning that characteristic is about aiming high. We pay attention to reviews, we appreciate feedback. We'll work to fix anything that needs fixing. For you, other guests and for the responsibility to make sure you have a great experience. During your last one, we should have done better, full stop. I hope you'll give us another chance and come back so we can earn all 5 and prove that we want to. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again!

  39. g

    great2eat

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Very little food for what you pay for and the food was only so-so.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on July 7, 2022Thank you for your review. I aspire to exceed all our guests expectations. During your last visit, we didn't do that in all the areas that matter. Please come back and give us another chance. Ask for me; Amir, I would love to meet and prove to you that we don't just write about it, we do care about the job we love. I feel great when we DO get great reviews, but the ones that disappoint are just as impactful and important to make right. Come back and we will.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Bon mais tout goûte la même chose, le Chili est beaucoup trop présent là Brisket était sec et les crevettes n’avais aucun goûts.. nous ne avons été déçu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.7 stars by 343 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Grounded Kitchen

100 Gloucester St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0A4

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Metcalfe and O'Connor

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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, Cash not accepted, 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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