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Local, seasonal small-plates restaurant & wine bar - Play Food & Wine, Ottawa, ON

Play Food & Wine

4.7
4.7
200 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Play food & wine will make serious food fun and accessible to many types of guests by offering an inspiring menu, legendary service, outstanding values and a culinary home for our guests in which they can spend a variety of occasions.

All of our dishes are modest portions designed to share. This allows guests to sample a few different dishes without having to commit to just one main course as in a traditional restaurant. Our menu changes frequently, respecting product availability and seasonality.

We are committed to working with our many great suppliers to source the best and most flavourful ingredients possible. We use local, sustainable and seasonal products whenever possible, and believe in supporting area farmers as much as we can.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Canadian, Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 667-9207
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Shane Brown
  • Catering
    Please reach out to us at info@playfood.ca for inquiries
  • Private party facilities
    Closedown of ground floor or whole restaurant is possible for cocktail or seated events by contacting info@playfood.ca
  • Neighbourhood
    ByWard Market
  • Cross Street
    Corner of Sussex Drive and York Street
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Rideau Centre
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 200 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Innovative

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Innovative

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

200 Reviews
  1. MelanieA

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience ! I would not returned because chair not confortable! The menu is small . But everything was good except the fries very to much salt.

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  2. Audrey

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Play never disappoints. Delicious dishes and wine pairings. The staff is always detail oriented and very accommodating.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Great portion sizes and the drinks were creative and delicious (served in beautiful heavy glassware)

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  4. KenG

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasant dining experience at this place. Attentive staff and creative food choices. Wine is a little pricey.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food. So creative and delicious. Chef Shane served up an incredible array of flavors. Will continue to go here for every anniversary.

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  6. Jason

    Ottawa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent as was the food. The dessert (maple meringue) was outstanding and the highlight of the meal.

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  7. Chris

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal options on the current food menu; always a great wine list. And service (Lauren) was truly exceptional.

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  8. BarbarA

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful dinner and great service. I hadn’t been to Play in a long time and it was lovely to go back. My only quibble - and it was small - was that some of the matane shrimp accompaniment on the ling cod dish was cold. Otherwise, a lovely meal.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant, the food was delicious and original. I especially liked the asparagus dish. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Overall a great meal. Thank you

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  10. SJW1

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary at Play, which we do almost every year. What a great choice! Everything was just perfect, from a warm welcome, to the attractive upstairs room with comfortable seats, to a friendly set of servers who took exceptionally good care of us, to the outstanding good food. Each dish was so thoughtfully created, and of course each looked terrific on its plate. The grilled halloumi's numerous accompaniments were delightful and interesting, and the parmesan fries were like nothing else we've tried, to highlight just two of our choices. For both of us, this is the most pleasant dining spot in town, which is why we keep going back. A very nice touch was all the kitchen staff smiling and saying goodbye as we left.

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FAQs

Play Food & Wine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 667-9207.

Play Food & Wine is rated 4.7 stars by 200 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 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Play Food & Wine

1 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Corner of Sussex Drive and York Street
  • Neighbourhood
    ByWard Market
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Canadian, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Rideau Centre
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Shane Brown
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 667-9207
  • Catering
    Please reach out to us at info@playfood.ca for inquiries
  • Private party facilities
    Closedown of ground floor or whole restaurant is possible for cocktail or seated events by contacting info@playfood.ca
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