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Grounded Kitchen, Ottawa, ON
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Grounded Kitchen

4.7
4.7
362 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 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, 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 362 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

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    Business Meals

  • Ottawa

    Group Bookings

  • Ottawa

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Business Meals

  • Ottawa

    Group Bookings

  • Ottawa

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Ottawa

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff was super friendly and provided good service. Excellent cocktails made by the bartender. The food was very good.
  2. VR

    ValerieR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really great place to go to eat good food. This place is more than food; it is an experience that is clearly not 'trendy' nor voluntarily off beat. It just is and that works for me. Genuine, respectful and all around pleasant. And they had the soccer game on ☺️
  3. G

    Gabriel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and a very resto for casual dinners!
  4. HM

    HaleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the real deal! Food and atmosphere was amazing.
  5. TB

    TanyaB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it. Our server was attentive and professional. She made the experience pleasant.
  6. T

    Tara

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, great ambiance, really hope they can keep a downtown location.
  7. KG

    KelseaG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grounded Kitchen is always amazing! I had some friends visiting from Toronto (foodies) and brought them here and they loved it too (beef brisket and burger)! As an ovo vegetarian, Grounded always has options for my dietary restrictions and everyone else’s preferences, and the best cocktails in Ottawa!

    Grounded KitchenResponded on November 11, 2022Wow, your kind words are incredible! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write an awesome review. We totally appreciate this, people tend to turn to online reviews to make decision regarding where to go and what to eat, thanks for helping them make us a decision! You rock!

  8. p

    pickmybrain

    Edmonton

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great spot for lunch, but suggest to reserve ahead and come before noon as the place gets packed. grilled shrimp is excellent!
  9. JF

    JamieF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a group of 11. They were very accommodating with our requests for separate bills. One among us has a food allergy and they were very knowledgeable and made sure that the food served responded to that need. Service was very friendly and the perfect balance of helpful and hands off.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on November 11, 2022Hi Jamie, thanks so much for visiting us with your group. We love big groups as the atmosphere here is so much fun, especially at night. We look forward to seeing you again and getting all 5 stars, let us know if there's anything we can do to make your visit with us here at Grounded incredible, we will never stop trying to wow you!

  10. LW

    LisaW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!! Great atmosphere. Would definitely go back again. Highly recommend!
  11. D

    Dominic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, very friendly staff, everything was perfect!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome! The environment was great and sort of new age. There was cool posters and decor everywhere, definitely a hidden gem of the city. My friend and I had burgers and fries ans they were AMAZING, would definitely recommend and be coming back!
  13. M

    Marys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Will be back for sure!!!
  14. KD

    KD123

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Grounded had a very youthful vibe. The decor was very eclectic. Service was excellent. The food was good with generous portions. It was definitely good value.
  15. SM

    StephanieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dinner was delicious, drinks were great and very flavorful, nice ambiance. However the menu was slightly misleading, due to the picture of the 26$ plate of BBQ meats, the online menu shows the picture with several few meats on a platter and well we went and it was not the case and only one of the meats. The drinks were excellent, food flavor delicious.
  16. MS

    MyriamS

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Outstanding service. Nice decor and ambiance. Cocktails and drinks were on point apart from one drink coming in with syrup on the outside of the glass making it sticky. No biggie, I asked for a wet cloth so I could clean the glass. The shrimp was shelled yet still a bit overcooked. I don’t like to be meddling with shrimp shells right on my plate that is already loaded with other food items. Let’s say it wasn’t a very clean eating experience. The cornbread was a little dry. Overall, I am satisfied.
  17. CO

    ChrisO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grounded never disappoints. We went there for a goodbye lunch for a colleague and were treated to a great meal and by fantastic staff. 5stars all around!
  18. VN

    VeNaFo

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant!! I’ve already recommended it to friends.
  19. EL

    EricL

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

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

    TimS

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    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.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on October 12, 2022Hi there Tim! here at Grounded, we are on a drive for 5 to get as many reviews as possible and to ensure we earn each of all the 5 stars. The goal is excellence and if that's not achieved, we will keep working to make sure it gets there. I feel great when we do get great reviews, but the ones that disappoint are just as impactful and important to make right. Thank you for taking the time to let us know we can improve.

  21. 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.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on October 12, 2022THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a fantastic review! We are so pleased to have been able to provide you with a super great first meal experience, we sincerely hope to see you again soon!

  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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!

    Grounded KitchenResponded on October 12, 2022Jason, THANK YOU! A huge thank you for continuously supporting us, we are more than happy to accommodate any dietary needs as we understand eating out can be difficult sometimes when you have health restrictions. We will continue to provide the same 5 star service you expect when you come in. Please come back and visit anytime, always a pleasure to see you and the wife!

  25. 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!
  26. c

    cjtvs

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

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

    Grounded KitchenResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you! 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. Your awesome, thank you so much!

  27. 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.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for leaving the review, life can get busy and we appreciate you taking the time to let people know how awesome we are. All the staff here at Grounded aim high in terms of service, food quality/value, and creating the perfect experience. Unfortunately, it seems during your last visit with us we didn’t meet your expectations in terms of ambiance, we will be sure to try and provide a better experience next time we have the opportunity to serve you!

  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic - especially the service!
  33. 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!!
  34. p

    pickmybrain

    Edmonton

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location! Oysters were small but good value for amount.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on October 12, 2022Hey Mila! You absolutely ROCK! We thank you so much for your excellent review! Here at grounded we do aspire to achieve excellence in all areas of our establishment. We can't wait to have you back so we can keep providing 5 star service, we will be sure to pass along your compliments to our wonderful staff. See you soon!

  37. 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.

    Grounded KitchenResponded on October 8, 2022Hi OttawaFoodie! Casey here from Grounded. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are on a strive for excellence here and we seemed to have disappointed you, we should have done better. Reviews like yours make sure we are constantly working to provide a perfect experience for all who come in to see us. I hope you'll give us another chance as we continue to work on things here, your feedback is excellent and please know I am taking it under advisement. See you soon!

  38. 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!!

    Grounded KitchenResponded on October 8, 2022Hey Maddie, THANK YOU so much for your excellent review! Posts like yours really make my team jump for joy. Here at Grounded we do aspire to achieve excellence in all areas of our establishment. For you, for all other guests, AND for the responsibility, we must make sure you have a great experience. One that is memorable, shared, and importantly makes you want to come back. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again!

  39. 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!

    Grounded KitchenResponded on October 8, 2022Hello from Casey over at Grounded! I wanted to personally thank you for your kind words and wonderful response. When a person takes their time to write a review for us, we love to make sure they know we see it and are thrilled to share it with the staff! Your 5-star rating goes a long way! We hope to see you again soon!

  40. HB

    HeatherB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

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

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 362 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 13 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, 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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