NeXT

4.6
125 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Our restaurant is all about sharing. We have designed a casual selection of plates, showcasing Ottawa’s regional diversity coupled with the flare and originality of Chef Blackie’s personal food memories from his global travels. Whether you booking for social or business, here at NeXT we have crafted three uniquely different spaces to make your NeXT dining experience a memorable one.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Global, International, Asian
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Lunch
Wed–Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(613) 836-8002
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Michael Blackie
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Westridge
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Parking Details
NeXT has 80 Parking spots and are available at no charge on a first come first serve basis.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 125 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We went on our anniversary night. We had the blind sharing menu. My wife and I both liked the first few appetizers. Although most items were average and nothing to rave about, however the portions were good enough for the price point. The beef short ribs were the real low point being dry and devoid of any flavour. The service however was impeccable. Originally hailing from Montreal our expectations of the Ottawa food scene has been very low and this experience certainly didn’t help

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C
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was delicious and incredible! Everyone should try their brunch.

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TM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time coming for the brunch board and I was still so impressed and happy with the service and food! My one friend recently developed an allergy to diary and they brought out a few extra plates for her (diary free versions) at no extra charge. Such customer service :)
The only recommendation I would make is to have dairy free options available for coffee/tea (I.e. coconut or almond milk).

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TS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the food was amazing and the service was wonderful.

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NK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was absolutely fantastic - sharing menu allows for solid portion sizes to be shared easily between 2 people. Bill was reasonable considering the food is elevated and delicious. Very very happy!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brunch du dimanche excellent

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for my husband’s birthday. We tried the blind tasting menu which was fantastic. We were able to relax, enjoy each other’s company and the food as it came. Not cheap but work paying.

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went to NeXT to celebrate his 30th birthday. The ambiance was perfect, service was great, and food was fresh, delicious, and prepared quite timely. We found that a few items were quite pricey for what they were. A perfect location for tapas and breaking away from routine. Definitely will return in the near future!

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LC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Sunday brunch was very good. The selection of food was varied and very tasty. The only complaint was the length of time we waited to be greeted by our waiter once we were seated. Subsequent to that we had no complaints with the service. We will definitely be back.

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MD
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic creative brunch boards shared at the table. Server and staff were very friendly which made for a pleasant outing. Very much worth the trip out to Stittsville.

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was blown away with how amazing the food was. Just outstanding! Compliments to the hole team for the great service and great food. Best restaurant in the city

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were 3 and had the prix fixe menu. Overall creative food well-prepared and served. One suggestion ... the rich coconut cream soup was excellent but poorly placed just before the mains as its richness curbed our appetite for the mains. Lighter fare, such as a salad, would be preferred at that time.

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience, food are tasty and innovative, only slight mis is there is not a lot of vegetable but the rest are all great

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m
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience from food to wine to service. One of the best ever. Chef Blackie and his team are magicians.

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NB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food, wonderful flavour combinations. The menu choices plentiful and varied, a plus when you're trying to choose tasting plates. Very pleasant, knowledgeable server. Only down side was hot items(temp) were not warm enough but still tasted good.

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TR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always dinner was exceptional. I was a bit worried when prices were reduced. I thought the quality and portion size would change. Well no the quality and portion sizes were unchanged. Always enjoy dinner here and will be back soon.

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AL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a great place to sit and eat before the show at CT center.

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CM
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful brunch display and catered to vegetarian and GF guests!

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Brunch concept. It was a board of various hot, cold, sweet, foods, etc. Very creative, very tasty. Far too much food. Would be better to reduce the number of items and charge a bit less versus having all those items available that less than 75% of the people actually finish. Personally, for 2 of us (adults who love to eat), it was too much to eat. I hate to think of what happens to the uneaten portions- the waste in the kitchen, etc.

Anyway- it was a great presentation and it is clear that the kitchen team is very talented. I will go back for the a la carte in near future.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely Fabulous! Great portions and variety. We ordered the Chef’s choice.

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GM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always. Attentive service, great food. Good value.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We did the blind sharing menu and after the first two dishes, our server could tell they weren’t our “thing”. So the chef prepared new starting dishes for us. They were phenomenal, and so were the following dishes. Our server was social, sweet, helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. All staff were friendly and helpful. NeXT is a great place to go with a small group (highly recommend blind sharing), a date night or a larger party! We have been to a wedding at NeXT and we’re very impressed.

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GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

NeXT makes dinning an experience. It's like treating my taste buds to a parachute jump. Second time there (in a month). It is costly so we can't go there too often (3 or 4 times a year maybe) but it has now moved up to number one favourite restaurant in Ottawa for us. - I appreciate that the knives are sharp. It's a small thing but many restaurants don't get that right.

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed our evening. Food was excellent. Enjoyed the variety of dishes and the sharing portions. Will definitely return.

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AA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third time attending their special 3 chefs night, so much fun! Lots of food, but thankfully I left not feeling bloated :) Would be awesome if they ever offer a vegetarian/seafood free event so my friends with allergies can come, but otherwise we love them!

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything that was brought out from the kitchen was absolutely fabulous and I cant wait to go back!

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KF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely evening to celebrate 18 years of marriage. Great service, including a complementary glass of champagne for the celebration. The blind tasting with the wine pairing was wonderful and so much fun.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

First time at Next. We were disappointed with where we got seated because we had reserved 1.5 weeks before out visit. The dining room was noisy & full so we were put out by the bar. We asked to be moved again, which the bartender accommodated efficiently & with no fuzz.
She was quite excellent, attentive & makes a wicked Cosmo martini. Overall, our waiter seemed pretty stretched, but it settled down as are reso was later (8:00) & the main dining hall slowed down after a bit
. Food was hot, speedy & delicious, minimal waiting after ordering food came quickly Recommendations were well received. We were there to celebrate a special birthday & really the only disappointment was the sitting arrangements. We will come back & be sure to request a better location.

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J
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent spot! Very impressed!
Would definitely recommend to others!

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. There are no words to describe the 9 course meal chefs choice menu. The entire night my SO and I kept saying how absolutely exquisite the food was. We will most definitely be going back! Thank you Chef Michael Blackie!!

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JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time. Sat at the high tables...quieter than the restaurant. Give it 5 stars and will come back and try brunch and the monthly tasting menu. We live downtown Ottawa but was worth the drive.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, stunning presentation. The 9 course blind tasting menu is a feast for both the eyes and stomach. Best in the west.

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M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went to Next with a few friends for the tasting menu. Enjoyed every bite and highly recommend.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fabulous brunch at NeXt - a board full of delicious selections. Something for everyone and lots of terrific treats to try both savoury and sweet. I highly recommend the brunch!

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KG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!!!!
Would recommend in a minute to anyone.

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HW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was very attentive. However, we found there to be way too much fried food in the blind menu - fried kale salad, fried cauliflower, friend Blackie's chicken, and a rich soup on top of all the fried items. We were disappointed that we did not get the dessert sampling board we had read reviews about as well. we were given two seperate desserts instead (we assumed it was because it was my friend's birthday??? and you wanted to put a candle in it??? - although the candle could have easily been put on one of the dessert samplers on the board we were hoping for and saw other table enjoying...).

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PD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

First time for my birthday ! The place is nice, a big open space which of course create more noise when many people are there. The service was excellent, fast. We took the 9 plates charing menu and it was excellent with some surprising dishes. We were able to share all of them between the 3 of us and it was a good idea. A good place to discover. It is just difficult to speak because of the noise but great food.

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been there three times and will be returning. We always bring people who did not know about it. They really enjoyed themselves.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I went to NeXt for our anniversary dinner and were treated with champagne upon being seated. Our server was outstanding, explaining the various dining options and was very knowledgeable about the food. We chose the blind tasting menu and were more than satisfied with the value. Quantities were generous and by the end we were so full of wonderful food. Our favourite had to be the ginger creme brulee, which was absolutely scrumptious. Thanks so much! Can't wait to come back!

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A
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great as usual and it’s still one of my favourite restaurants!

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