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The Clarendon/The Hyde, Ottawa, ON

The Clarendon/The Hyde

4.4
4.4
359 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American


Welcome to the Clarendon Tavern! Offering seasonal, locally sourced and handmade ingredients. Beautifully designed to embrace our heritage building roots with a modern twist. Chef Dave Godsoe was inspired by the vibrancy and character of the market when creating this menu. Sister restaurant to Eighteen, Social and Sidedoor.
Come in for Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, late night and handcrafted cocktails. Located in the heart of the Ottawa Byward Market.


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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Canadian, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 422-5111
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

359 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional, and the food was great. Will definitely be going back.

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  2. Chris

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were one if just a couple of parties indoors for brunch. We were essentially ignored by staff. No server seemed to be assigned to our table. The food was fresh but kind of flavorless. Did not feel like a valued customer when we had to repeatedly flag down the host for service. It's a nice venue but won't be returning.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and drinks were delicious. However the service and wait times were long. I myself am a server so I understand the struggle but it took 5+ minutes to take our drink order then another 15 to get them. Once we got our food the server never checked in on us. We ordered more drinks from another server and by the time we got them we were done with our meal. I understand it was mother’s day but the server walked passed us at least 10 times with no interaction.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed mother’s day brunch with the family. This was our first visit. Food was good, staff was friendly and service was great. I have no issues recommending this place.

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  5. IngridB

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome waiter he was super nice and attentive. I loved the decoration of the venue

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great lunch with friends. Super friendly and kind service. Will definitely be back soon :)

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  7. Morphy

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was perfect, the food was phenomenal and our server RJ was awesome, so friendly and helpful!! It was the perfect end to our birthday celebration:)

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  8. MatthewM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience. Really loved the ambiance and food was great too. The best part was how fast and pleasant the service was. Would definitely recommend stopping by

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  9. LucB

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always come here for brunch, great food and service, they play good music too

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  10. SheilaR

    Ottawa

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My cod and chips were not great Chips were over cooked My companions did enjoy their meals

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  11. ChrisC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding but the Clarendon Breakfast was a bit underwhelming. Location is super convenient though and I would give it another shot.

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  12. JoeC

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Really cool vibe, fantastic cocktails and food was insane. Service was a little lacking as there was only one guy trying to take care of the entire place. Would definitely return for another date night! Pizza was out of this world

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  13. BrittanyD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was AMAZING and the waitstaff very friendly and knowledgeable. I got the steak, my mom got the fig and prosciutto pizza, and we split the scallops as an appetiser. The lighting is quite dim where we were, so my mom needed to use her phone’s flashlight to read the menu.

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  14. BCON

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    On Sunday morning, with only two waiters attending to a bustling, half-full restaurant, we found ourselves thoroughly enjoying the cuisine and appreciating the pleasant ambiance, consistent with other five-star establishments. However, we rated our experience four stars due to the service. While one waiter demonstrated considerable expertise, the other appeared quite inexperienced. As I was still savoring the last morsel of my bread, knife in hand, the junior waiter approached and asked if I had finished, unaware of my ongoing meal. This incident, lacking in warmth and attentiveness, left me feeling somewhat uneasy. While acknowledging the efforts of the staff, it's evident that additional training is needed. Furthermore, given the size of the establishment, it seems prudent to schedule at least two more staff members on weekends to alleviate the strain on the current team. Despite these observations, the quality of the food ensures that we will return in the future!!

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  15. CarolineM

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    lovely spot in the market. great staff good ambiance

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  16. MikeM

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So, so close to 5stars. An exceptional menu, variety of well crafted dishes! We shared the scallops and squash/kale salad starters. Celeriac purée under the bacon-dusted scallops was brilliant, the kale was a little mature - needed the happy ending massage to tenderize; squash was mid, the shallot and garlic dressing was overpowering - easily our least favourite. For mains - she had the pork chop tomahawk - an excellent dish with perfectly prepared fingerlings and braised red cabbage. I had the hangar steak - 10/10 excellent with the frites! The Moroccan orange cake with chocolate was stupendous! Service from Jordan was personable and amazing; the only challenge of running a 12 table section was the refilling of drinks, clearing of plates… impossible to keep up!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The first thing I noticed about the Clarendon is how beautiful the restaurant is! Such an amazing vibe for a date night. We got seated near the kitchen, which I was a little worried about, but it ended up not bothering us at all. Amazing server and amazing food; I definitely recommend the Clarendon pie.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and drinks were fantastic, only issue was it was really warm inside so at times we had to step outside to cool off, but would definitely go again!

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  19. HazelW

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great good, great service. Very friendly. Music a little loud for us old figures but went back four times!!!

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  20. AlaaA

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and food was really good and affordable!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the friendliest places in Ottawa. Great food, great staff.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and value. Service was a bit slow but nothing major. Good cocktails. I would repeat

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reservation was for 7pm. Drinks did not arrive to the table until 7:30, and server left before asking us if we were ready to order. Server came back at 7:40 and we just asked for the bill and decided to eat somewhere else. Forty minutes to get a dinner order in is too long

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  24. Nico

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A regular spot for me and never disappoints. The food is consistently good. They change up the menu to keep it current and the staff is exceptional. They always do a great job and a huge shout out to them.

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  25. JuliaB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The meat pie was really good, wings were spicy (in the good way). I had a really great cocktail as well. The vibe is dark and social, it's really fun!

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  26. Celeste

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute dining room, friendly staff, good food. We’ll definitely be back.

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  27. JaneC

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for brunch! Good food and service in an historic, tastefully decorated setting in the Ottawa market. I appreciated that the tables weren’t jammed together and I could talk with my friends.

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  28. MATTHIASL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem of the Byward Market. A superb and warm ambiance, with a top notch service.

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  29. RodolfoN

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    restaurant with very beautiful interior. Friendly staff and ok food. high drink and food prices.

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  30. HeatherV

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance at the Clarendon is warm & inviting. We were two couples & found it a perfect location to catch up. Our server was professional & attentive. We’ll be back!

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  31. Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, amazing ambiance and our server was very friendly. One critique would be that the cocktails were a little over priced.

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  32. LillianE

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great ambiance and fast service! The fish was perfectly cooked, the green beans a bit too crunchy, but rather than overcooked. The Moroccan cake was moist and yummy. The bourbon cocktail was a good change from all the regular cocktails…

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  33. MonicaM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were excellent, food was flavourful, service was top-notch.

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  34. KimD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Thé Space is beautiful. The server was not overly attentive and our poached eggs were dry. 🙁

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  35. DarrenB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I guess it's hard to get good help these days. The workforce shortage is evident here as we were greeted by an inexperienced front desk staff who made me feel like I had made a reservation to a Shawarma take-out joint and not a downtown sit-down restaurant. Also, the number of guests soon seemed to overwhelm the staff detail soon after we arrived at what I would say was an early 6 p.m. The intake form for the reservation asked if it was a special occasion, which I stated, however, that never seemed to come up. Nor did the note I made regarding a food allergy. Why have these as part of the notes when it doesn't seem like they are considered or get passed along?

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  36. StephanieS

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Had the cauliflower as app, and the fig, prosciutto and stilton pizza. Both delicious! Service was friendly and professional. Great atmosphere.

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  37. KasiaM

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy the Clarendon! Relaxed atmosphere, always good service and elevated food.

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  38. Bluenoser

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service. Adequate food. One guest was out at a table far from the other two, despite being in the same reservation. So we started our evening wondering why he hadn’t shown up. No apology, nothing. Food took forever to arrive. Indifferent waitress didn’t bring the bill, ask about drinks if dessert.

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  39. DrAwesomePhD

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is rapidly becoming my go-to in the Market. It's more reasonably priced than some other options, the decor is nice and the service so far has been excellent. Have been here both for weekend brunch and weeknight dinner. Both times it was relatively busy, but we never waited long for food or service. On my first visit they tried to give us a small table, but we were able to get a larger one when we asked. The drinks are fun, although I've only had their mocktails.

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  40. NancyH

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant experience and we got happy hour prices which was fantastic.

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FAQs

The Clarendon/The Hyde is rated 4.4 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Clarendon/The Hyde

11 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    ByWard Market
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Canadian, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking
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