Grunt Ottawa

4.9
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CAN$30 and under
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International
Hi All! Due to the current situation our dining room is closed. BUT we’re now offering Take-away and Delivery! Please follow our social channels to see our daily changing menu and how to reach us. Stay safe and see everyone soon.

-J&M
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4.9
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4.8
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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small menu but phenomenal balance of flavors, Michelin star restaurant inspired, perfectly executed fine dining in a casual yet tasteful setting. Very affordable so great value given the quality of the meal. Desert was stellar. High chairs available. We’re going back.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about this place! The food was fresh, delicious, and creative. We couldn't stop at our initial order and had to order more! The flavors were well balanced and paired well with the drinks on offer. The space is cozy and comfortable and the owners make you feel right at home. While there, we made our next reservation, as their menu is constantly changing. Don't miss out on this gem in Ottawa!

A
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

All food was very good, and as well a good value. The dessert was the only course we found too sweet, and over-priced.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice little restaurant with great, friendly, welcoming staff/ambiance. Food fresh and expertly prepared. Selection is small but everything we had was delish

RB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! And the bread pudding is the best dessert I’ve ever had in my life❤️. I’ll be back soon.

t
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go for the food and the great conversation with the chef and server. Delicious meal, quiet and casual atmosphere - will definitely be back for the next menu rotation

V
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience at Grunt. Space and ambience were very hip but low-key, all of our meals were outstanding and creative yet unpretentious, service was super friendly and prompt. Felt like I was back in Toronto or NYC - especially given it's somewhat hidden location. Will be a regular go-to spot!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening! Very cozy atmosphere. Good food great service and honest price ! I’ll be back soon!

RC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An evening when everything went right! From the moment we were so warmly welcomed, to the comfortable & unpretentious surroundings, the friendly & attentive chef-owner, his wife, & staff, & of course the amazing meal itself. This is superb food prepared with loving care & attention. The menu is intentionally limited in scope, but this is its strength. There is quality, attention to detail, & pure enjoyment. Thank you so much, Jason, & all. We will be back ... often!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a great find with beyond reasonable prices and outstanding food and service! we will be back!

GM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in very casual setting. If you want fancy, look elsewhere. Fantastic service, very reasonable prices. We’ll be back for sure.

A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great time. A small restaurant, limited menu, but great food and friendly service 😊

RB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would recommend to anyone. Hidden gem. Ever-changing menu. Local ingredients. Very courteous staff. I suggest it to anyone coming in from out of town that may not know it exists. Great spot.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, not pretentious, genuinely friendly place

M
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome little spot for dinner. Enjoyed a few expertly prepared/plated dishes. Delicious!

OT
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the chance to check out the Sunday roast and wasn't disappointed. A FULL meal of roast beef, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and an array of vegetables all topped off with gravy and a huge portion of apple crumble and ice cream for dessert. Add to it a very intimate setting and it feels like it could be dining in your own house. Exceptionally friendly staff too. Highly recommend!

D
Ottawa
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you...that was amazing what you did and we really appreciate it.

F
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cosy little place; a bit on the most side the night we were there bc they a private party. Excellent service..small menu. Pretty good food. I'd go back.

CM
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious good value food. Unpretentious in terms of both service and food.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grunt is a small restaurant set up in Mechanicsville in Ottawa. It can be a bit of a pain to get to, but is it ever worth it. The place is run by chef Jason and his wife Marie, both of whom are present through the entire service. The kitchen can be found just behind the bar area and both Jason and Marie serve diners leading to a very cozy and homestyle service that makes the diner feel as if they're part of the experience, rather than the recipients of it.

The food is amazing. We went on a Sunday, which is Sunday Roast night - a fixed menu featuring the roasted meat of the week, vegetables, and a dessert. Packed full of flavour, lovingly prepared and staged, and delivers in both taste and wow-factor; and definitely worth the price you'll pay for it. The ambience just adds to the creations coming out of the kitchen, and Marie's friendly, chatty nature makes the restaurant feel more like a family home.

Because of the small nature of the restaurant, it can get a little noisy with all the tables talking, but this should not dissuade you from trying Grunt out. It's a fantastic restaurant that we'll he heading back to as soon as we can.

Parking can be found in the streets around the restaurant, or jump on public transport - it's a short walk from Bayview station.

DH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice spot tucked away in Mechanicsville. Went in for lunch; amazing food (4 item menu which changes every two weeks) and great service. High-end food but not pretentious. We are both vegetarian and they could modify each dish to accommodate. Small space so make a reservation if you can. Can't wait to go back.

RC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is great. Being from the industry myself, i always love supporting new ventures and seeing where talent goes. It's tiny but in no way does it feel crowded. I very selfishly wanted the porcetta sandwich currently on the menu, but it came with a wait time. You know what helps with that? The beer selection and that amazing roasted tomato toast. Overall very great and everyone should go.

SB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVE this place! Sweet little spot with a small but mighty menu. Quality beer & wines. Definitely recommend this for a night out with friends or first date. Looking forward to our next visit already.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievably good value for money considering food quality and price. Incredible, highly recommend

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Want for the Sunday roast beef dinner. Everything was incredible. Would go again and again.