Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge

4.3
306 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Indulge all your senses at Perspectives — Brookstreet Hotel’s award-winning restaurant. The contemporary cuisine of Executive Chef Clifford Lyness feature fresh, seasonal ingredients sure to tempt any taste buds.

In an effort to maintain a relaxing and safe environment for you, the following policies have been implemented based on government restrictions:

-All persons must wear a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin at all times except when eating or drinking
-A maximum of 4 people may be seated together
-Contact information is required for all guests
-Screening questions will be asked upon arrival. Guests will not be permitted access upon failure of any of the questions
-Alcohol will not be available after 9pm
-We are taking all needed precautions to ensure proper sanitizing and cleaning occurs through service periods. We kindly request you to practice social distancing when visiting
-Reservations are recommended however, walk-ins are welcome based on availability
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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
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 306 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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GillianM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we told the staff our table was in a cold draft, they were very helpful & moved us to a warm & comfortable booth. Thank you for this, it is appreciated.

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James
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I reserved a table a week before, but was given an added table below and behind the bar. It felt like a cafeteria so we asked to move but there were apparently no tables so we sat at the bar. The duck and steak were tasty of course but my duck came with one piece of asparagus and nothing else. Not the dining experience I was hoping for that's for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was top notch! The Sushi was amazing!

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AndyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

bland food, tiny portions. Excellent server. She was great.

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ArniS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perspectives is decidedly a high end restaurant with great food,very reasonably priced for that category and a wonderful restaurant anytime and of course for special occasions .We went for Thanksgiving dinner—lovely.
Been there for a quick eat many times—chicken wings is a must eat!
High Quality Food.

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AudryM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food2Service4Ambience5

Ambience and location is great but i dont really like their food. Not a lot of tasty choices.

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Tararaboomdiay
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Food was good, but not outstanding for the price.

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ValyaR
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Appreciated the effort to make sure everyone had vaccination proof and valid ID . Nice dinner and good service.

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LucT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and outstanding service (Roch) and all the other staff who assisted.
We will definitely go back.
Regards,

Super happy customers.

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BethH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I appreciate that we are easing back into things after covid so I hesitate in writing a poor food review. The service was slow but I gave it 5 stars because everyone was very pleasant. The food on the other hand was very poor quality. It was lukewarm temperature and undercooked . We ordered simple eggs Benedict and the classic breakfast. Both were sub standard quality.

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MartineS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience4

It was not a five star experience….I remember brookstreet being number 1 and it was a bit disappointing to see the food selection and presentation. Very limited and the dishes were quite simple with no extra pizzazz. The plates arrived feeling like something is missing. The eggs Benedict could have come with fruit for example.

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Ordered the steak salad. My steak was cooked perfectly.
Service was great.

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WesleyD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great service and the food is exceptional. A bit pricy for the the atmosphere.

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CharlesS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We love going here with our family they are always very accommodating. Quite pricey so we don't go often but never mind we had a bad experience.

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andrees
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

excelent service, beautiful setting, food very good

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Evamk
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Steak frites was good, scallops were mediocre and chicken was dry. Sushi was ok. Desserts were meh. Service was great but food needs improvement.

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RitaM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perspective restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Kanata.

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a reunion with family and this was the perfect place to catch up and enjoy a delicious meal. The 8oz steaks were done to perfection and the stuffed chicken was equally as delicious. Our waiter was great and the noise level was subdued enough for easy conversation. We were seated in the Jazz Lounge area which was perfect and assured we weren’t in close proximity to other diners.

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MoniqueV
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

We had asked for indoor reservations and were placed outside. The portions of food are way too small.
Service was ok at best.
We expected more for our 200 bill. It was my son's birthday and no extras, not even a birthday wish.

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Deeh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful patio! Loved the sound of the fountain nearby, and the service was top notch!

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EliseM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Server Eduardo was amazing - quite rare these days - thanks for making our evening so special

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SharonR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We were staying at the hotel for our anniversary. We had dinner at the hotel to celebrate. The food was nothing short of AMAZING!

The service was the issue. Our poor server Rob was basically set up to fail. He had 2 tables outside, along with 2 inside AND a large birthday party. The demanding host of the party monopolized a lot of his time. Because of this the rest of his tables suffered. He should never have been put in that position. We were only aware of the situation due to where we sat. The rest more than likely assumed he was inattentive.

I am sure this would not always be the case and the ambiance and delicious food are worth the visit.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was very quick and friendly. Great patio furniture. Food was a good portion and delicious. Ambiance was lovely.

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PaulaW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The menu changed and some of the salads are gone. Wish they were still there. Very limited salads.

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Daynab
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

We recently had a very disappointing birthday celebration at this restaurant. The food took over an hour to come and only half of it was served. We waited and waited for the other people in the party to be served and when it was brought out it was very small portions and cold. There were elderly people in this party and it was hard for them and their blood sugar levels to wait so long for their meals-- maybe offer bread to those waiting so long? or inform them prior to ordering that meals may take longer so they adjust their order... after dinner, we waited again so long for the dessert birthday with candle, that all had left, even the person whose birthday it was, and my sister was left waiting at the table to pay the bill

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AnnaZ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is the top secret eating out destination considering the safety and fun for family in kanata after pandemic. It is not like many crowded sidewalk patios in centrum. The spacious patio surrounded by golf course, swimming pool and fountain with relaxing music create unique ambience. The play facilities beside golf course become our kids’ favorite place having fun after meal. The waitress are friendly and professional. The food is delicious. We appreciate having a so good place eating out with my family during pandemic.

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PatL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter (wish I could remember his name) was outstanding. He was personable and efficient. My husband declared that his meal (steak and fries) was the best he had had in awhile. Our guests were very impressed as this was their first visit. And we were nice and warm on the patio with the heaters. All in all a great experience.

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HankM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sat on the patio which was a nice change from in-dining. Great meals complimented by all in party.

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JennW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food. The service was very good. It is

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MarkW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience4

Reservation Saturday at 7pm for dinner, patio and waiter were great, food was amazing great spot very enjoyable.
Sunday no reservation 7:45pm (just wanted a couple of drinks at the bar no food) long day out sightseeing but were told by hostess that the manager was not allowing anymore walk ins? Restaurant and bar are in the lobby of 5 star Brookstreet Resort but apparently guests paying top $ for a 4 night stay should reserve a table for drinks? Over 30 years of travelling and have never had this happen, resort is in the middle of a business park so no other bars or food close by we found this to be ridiculous! So next time in Ottawa we will not be returning to either.

Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge
Responded on September 11, 2021

Good afternoon MarkW, Thank you for the review, and providing your feedback! Our sincerest apologies you were unable to be seated your 2nd night without reservation, as we had to limit walk-in's due to last minute reservations and high volume that day. We have shared this feedback with our team and will address for the future as we often have a waitlist running for our guests. Again, thank you for your feedback, and best wishes. Sincerely, Matthew Titterton Food & Beverage Outlet Manager

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JudyP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great place for celebrating my husbands 60th birthday! Service was amazing! Food delicious! Highly recommend it!

Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hello JudyP, We are so happy to hear you had a great time here for your Husbands 60th birthday! We will be sure to share this feedback with out service and culinary teams! Best wishes and we look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, Matthew Titterton Food & Beverage Outlets Manager

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NancyO
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Restaurant is nice and the food was good, but I was surprised that they did not have gluten-free English muffins for the eggs Benedict.
I also requested plain potatoes instead of a seasoned, greasy potatoes normally served. I would expect a restaurant with this caliber to be able to get a plain or baked potato. That surprised me.

Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hi NancyO, Thank your for your review and feedback! We will share this with our culinary team for review! We look forward to seeing you in the future! Sincerely, Matthew Titterton Food & Beverage Outlets Manager

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Jude
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was good, but Food was not very hot. Just warm. Had to ask for a bun.

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Niteoutfor2
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and very friendly and attentive service. The atmosphere was quite nice, not overly crowded. Would definitely recommend.

Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hello Niteoutfor2, Thank you for the review, and great to see your service was attentive and you had an excellent meal! We will be sure to share your feedback with our team! Sincerely, Matthew Titterton Food & Beverage Outlets Manager

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MirjanaD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff was very professional. We went with a 3 year old and they were very accomodating. Great experience

Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hi MirjanaD, Thank you for the 5 Star review, and we are so pleased to see you had a great experience with us! We will be sure to share your feedback with our team! We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Matthew Titterton Food & Beverage Outlets Manager

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PaulaB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was amazing! Great service, friendly atmosphere, love the jazz music. The food was great!!

Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hello PaulaB, We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us, and loved the live jazz. Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Sincerely, Matthew Titterton Food & Beverage Outlets Manager

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ManonV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great service, delicious food. Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone and will definitely be going back soon!

Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hi ManonV, Thank you for the 5 Star review, and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Matthew Titterton Food & Beverage Outlets Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Service wasn’t great took one hour to get our order in. Then salad came at the same time as our food.

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

We went to Perspective to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Although I had noted that this was a special occasion on our online reservation, it was not acknowledged in any way. The server was not terribly attentive. I would have told him that my salad had a peach pit in it that I chewed into (luckily no broken teeth) and the salad had a very unripened cold peach (when it was to be grilled, presumably with peaches that are at their in-season best!). We were never asked about our meal. As I paid the bill, I quickly told the server about the issue with the salad before he darted off. BTW It was not terribly busy. Hubby’s steak had too much gristle and fries were routine. Drinks quite pricey. Wish I knew that the dessert dish was scorching hot before I touched it.

The website said that we could park ine parking garage with no charge. We waited a few minutes (5?) to finally be let in and similarly to be let out of the garage. Frustrating.

We were really looking forward to some fine dining for our special occasion. Overall very disappointing and we won’t be back.

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You can order delivery directly from Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge using the Order Online button. Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 271-1800.

Perspectives Restaurant and Options Jazz Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

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.