NeXT

4.6
1218 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Our menu reflects Chef Michael Blackie’s best food memories, which span over his 30-year international career. Our food style can best be described as a balance between Canadian roots with a strong influence in both Asian and European cuisines.

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Experiences

  • Blind Sharing Menu for 6 Guests.

    CA$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for a incredible gourmet experience, tables of 6 guests, dine using our Blind sharing menu. Comprising of 11 dishes at a minimum, we present this menu over 5 waves. Chef Blackie's choice. Know this menu is based on our a la carte menu. NOTE – Credit card is required when you book your reservation. – Blind sharing is $75 per person ++ (tax 13% + auto gratuity 18%) – NeXT is pleased to accommodate for any allergies on guests in a booking of this size. – Billing can be split at end of dinner when requested in advance. – Cancellation policy is $50 per person regardless of reason. – Grace period to cancel is 48 hours. – Should you have children in your group kindly advise us in advance.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 1218 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JNFF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not your run-of-the-mill restaurant. The food is outstanding. Highly recommended.

JK
JenniferK
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We were terribly disappointed this time. A large portion of our order was either forgotten or lost in the shuffle. As a result one person in our party had their dish arrive and the other two arrived 30-40 mins later.

We were not offered additional wine nor were we given fresh water when ours was empty. We were finically served our last two dishes by another server who apologized for the “mix up”. The dishes were lukewarm at best and were plated in a way that wasn’t particularly appealing.

We had such a great experience with your Fathers Day bbq take away that we decided to celebrate a birthday in person. Sadly, we will take our business elsewhere.

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BernardG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately we were disappointed with the food this time around.

Some items were overcooked, served cold or just not up to the standards we had been used to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our server was great very professional, we had several staff wish us a happy anniversary, and received a special 2 for 1 deal for cocktails, which allowed us to try more for less! We did the blind sharing experience and it did not disappoint! The chefs choices were on point and amazing every round of food!

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AndrewC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. Server was very good and kitchen was accommodating to dietary concerns.
Always have a great time each time we go.

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sylviet
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and best meal we have had in a long time! Bravo

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Lavinia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an absolutely wonderful experience in every way. The food, the variety, the quality was superb.
The service also could not have been better.
The space is lovely. Lots of room between tables, and open space.
Our only complaint was the sound and noise level. Hard to hear one's self speak and hard to hear others at our table.

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mLbrian
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience. The food arrived and after the food was highlighted in detail we were to engaged to take pictures! Such beautifully plated food, such flavor, and no pictures. We will definitely go again.

CK
CraigK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was excellent. You can have a civilized conversation without worry about other background noise.

The service was quick and professional.
The food was very tasty and presented in a timely manner.

The overal price was comparable to other restaurants.

MS
MikeS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall I would give it 98%.
We had the blind menu, which was amazing but it may be a good idea for the server to ask about food allergies, especially with the blind menu as you don't know what you're going to get. To be clear, we have no food allergies but it came to mind.

One other comment is that once the restaurant got busy the noise level was quite high and it was hard to hold a conversation. We were seated by the fireplace, FYI.

Thanks for an amazing anniversary experience!!!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond Incredible food and great service. Truly a great night for our end of year party.

CS
CatherineS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

It was a nice evening at the restaurant with friends. Service was great and the ambience was perfect. My only criticism is with the quality and preparation of the dishes. This is a fine dining restaurant so the price should reflect the presentation and preparation of the dishes. I thought it was a bit sloppy. Some of the dishes were under-seasoned and some were over-seasoned. I loved the lamb shank on my first visit. Last night, the grits sitting underneath the lamb shank was excessively seasoned and the lardons masked the gastrique. The prawn and eggplant appetizers had so much potential but there were some technical flaws. I would've liked it more if it was executed better. The squid was a disappointment. I've made better nam pla prik at home. Next's version was non-descript. The squid had no crunch to it. I didn't much like the pork belly wraps or the braised Korean beef ribs either. I've had these dishes in a Vietnamese and Korean restaurant that were less than $15 and the flavours had more punch than Next. More time. More effort and it would be amazing.

It's nice to have a restaurant like Next in Ottawa that wants to deliver dishes that are Asian inspired but you need a better team of Chefs in that kitchen that can deliver on the promise. Unfortunately, the restaurant industry is going through some tough challenges right now, but Next could recruit better talent from the Asia Pacific region to prepare more interesting dishes that what's currently in place.

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SteveP
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with friend and had a great time sampling the blind sharing menu. Fabulous flavours, textures and so many dishes. Loved it all!

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CandP
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

A good meal. Our waiter seemed somewhat inexperienced for a restaurant of this calibre- fresh plates and cutlery were not offered between courses; spilled food from the serving dishes was not wiped up, empty glasses left on the table until the bill was paid. The polenta (grits) with the lamb shank was nearly inedible due to its salt level; however, we were pleased that the restaurant compensated with complimentary dessert when we advised our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Very cold, When asked to move seats they just moved our table away from the emergency exit (we were the only people in there). We watched five other tables be sat in our area that all requested to move who were granted that. We ordered the blind tasting which was okay. But after our last savoury meal we had a 45 minute wait for our dessert. Cocktails were delicious, and our server was verbally very nice to us. It was our anniversary and they were aware so that was also a bummer.

DC
DanC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fabulous evening with great food and wonderful service.

JS
JasonS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We decided to take the Blind Menu Option. The made you want to eat more and the service gave you a proper amount of time to allow you to. Definitely worth another trip to try more.

ZG
ZedG
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed food and wine. Service excellent and server knowledgeable.

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BevT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

NeXT was an incredible experience. Our expert server Paul was superb. Thoroughly enjoyed the blind tasting menu!

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Dorothy
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff is warm and welcoming !!

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ASG1
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Maybe it was an off night. Disappointed with the food.

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Steward
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening and experience, nice cocktails and amazing food, noodles were exceptional

JS
JoanneS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will highly recommend NEXT to family & friends!
Thanks Chef Blackie for making our evening so special.

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VanessaS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I do not think the food here is as good as it should be for the price or the hype. Much better to go to an actual Thai restaurant in Ottawa.

The dirty dishes were extremely salty with sauce that overwhelmed the dish and rice just placed underneath so there was no respite from the sauce.

The space is pretty though.

DM
DMBradford
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was exceptional and the servers were very attentive. One of my favorite places to go in Ottawa.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual Dale was a perfect addition to our dinner party. He’s kind funny thoughtful! Thanks Dale for making our evening that much more enjoyable! The food was superb!!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An incredible evening with good friends and great food. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a adventurous and exciting night out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shareable menu and tapas mystery dinner was best way to try smaller multiple dishes. Excellent execution of food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with wonderful service

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jeffd
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a fantastic place to dine . I highly recommend the Blind sharing menu .
So many different flavours that made us say wow .
Also during the pandemic shut down we ordered his New Years box and that was outstanding .
Five Stars

RW
RidgetownWriter
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Not only is the food delicious, it is also served in very generous portions and reasonably priced. Amazing experience!

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Marz
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We brought lovely guests from out of town for a special dinner. The food was delicious and multi-textured and layered flavours, but we could not see it! We would have liked to see the colour and plating too, but could not. There is ambiance, and there is darkness! The service was genial and friendly, however. A very nice experience to shed more light upon.

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Charbonneaur
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely the best restaurant I have ever been at!!! Service was a+++ and what can I say about the food, absolutely delicious 👌

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Zabims
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Next was amazing as usual, we had the blind sharing which includes 7 course meal (chef picks) . They all tasted amazing and delicious. Will definitely go again.

BR
BrittneyR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and wait staff were absolutely fantastic. We did feel rushed as we did the blind 9 course dinner, every course was back to back. No enough time to stop and enjoy the course that was just served.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable. You can tell that they really want to ensure every patron has the best possible experience. Food was outstanding. We did the blind sharing menu and everything was absolutely delicious. Setting was beautiful. The only thing that would have made the experience more perfect is if they had some good mocktails. Overall though, just a wonderful time.

KB
KB11
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely dinner. We did the plate sharing which was plenty of food but some plates were not great. The steak was quite fatty and grizzly, the soup extremely salty. Scallops and dessert were fabulous. Overall it was very expensive and didn’t feel the food was THAT great. Good but not outstanding for the price. I would most likely not be rushing back anytime soon. Service was wonderful though and still happy to have experienced it.

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NiamhP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10 out of 10!!!! Went here for the first time for my 4 yr anniversary with my boyfriend. Everyone from the hostess, the server, the owner (who came over, introduced himself and wished us a happy anniversary) we're absolutely lovely. We were made feel so welcome and the experience from start to finish was perfect. The cocktails were b-e-a-utiful, the food was amazing and so full of flavour. I'm a vegan and they tweaked one of the dishes to accommodate. Super super friendly and luxurious place. We will absolutely be returning and hope to visit there for many many years to come :) Thank you again for superb service! We had the best anniversary ever :)

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BrenW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the 7 course blind tasting menu. Each course was interesting, beautifully prepared and presented, and fabulous. It was a great way to try so many different dishes from the menu. Would highly recommend but take a big appetite with you as there was so much great food!!

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Arnold
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

as always, excellent food and service. The ambiance was great for a date night and the server interaction was enjoyable.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from NeXT using the Order Online button. NeXT also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 836-8002.

NeXT is rated 4.6 stars by 1218 OpenTable diners.

NeXT does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://nextfood.sitebenefits.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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