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The Clarendon/The Hyde

4.4
4.4
239 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 239 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Brunch

  • Ottawa

    Lunch

  • Ottawa

    Brunch

  • Ottawa

    Lunch

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  1. KD

    KerryD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was slow to arrive but was amazing!! Staff suggested cocktails, and were super helpful.
  2. SS

    StefanieS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, really cozy and comfy interior design. Poutine is a MUST to try!
  3. S

    Stephanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was great and staff was very knowledgable when inquiring about allergies. I wish the menu items were labelled with common allergens (gluten and dairy specifically). If common allergens were clearly stated on the menu I would be back for other meals
  4. g

    geegee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    my main was the braised beef and it was a huge portion of meat (way too much), it was tender but it had no flavour and neither did the mashed potatoes. disappointing since it was a whopping $38. we waited awhile for service when it wasn’t that busy but the server was nice. i liked the interior but the food was really expensive for what it was
  5. B

    Berly

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The menu was quite limited. Food was decent. Service and ambiance are what brought us back here. I would go again for drinks only.
  6. S

    Shangazi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    We thought the charcuterie board was pretty skimpy. The pizzas were excellent, and the service was great. We met friends from out of town for dinner, and it was so loud we couldn’t carry a decent conversation. We will likely not be going back. There are lots of great restaurants in Ottawa. For the price, we expected a better environment.
  7. BD

    BoDa

    Edmonton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Burger was dry and tasteless. Fries were cold. Salad was overwhelmed with dressing. Worst burger I have had. Meal was very disappointing. Ambiance is lovely. Just need better chef.
  8. GB

    GeorgiaB

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to meet friends and enjoy the food, ambiance, location and service. Thank you!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice evening at the Tavern. Service was slow, but staffing numbers were minimal. The service staff were very pleasant and good, they were working very hard so it’s not their fault at all. We weren’t in a rush, so it really didn’t affect our evening. Food was excellent as were the drinks.
  10. AM

    AdeleM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Disappointed in the quality ofvv be the food this time. Had the curry and it was mostly sauce and hardly any vegetables despite the description. Definitely overpriced for what it was. I don’t know that I will be returning to eat at the Clarendon again.
  11. L

    Luvgr8food

    Ottawa

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for happy hour and enjoyed less expensive drinks and shared an appetizer and then a pizza. Both were very tasty and the service friendly and great.
  12. S

    Swee6

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious brunch of eggs benedict. Service was warm and friendly.
  13. T

    Tori

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Picked the restaurant because of the lunch menus, but only Limited brunch menu was available . Went with the house specialty breakfast hash. Yummy but only 3-4 pieces of smoked meat. Otherwise very tasty.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Enjoyed a good dinner with my wife! We would go back. Great prices at happy hour!
  15. CM

    ClaireM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I had the duck confit pizza and the dark chocolate pave--both of which were amazing!
  16. DD

    DanielD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was Great. Price was reasonable and server was congenial and informative. I will return.
  17. s

    spidey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good service, food and ambience. Staff is courteous.
  18. LA

    LucieA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food great ambiance and service Can’t wait to go back
  19. l

    luke

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lack of gluten free options is a big drawback. Meal portions seem smaller.
  20. C

    Catherine

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Lovely cocktails and good wine selection, but food is pretty boring.
  21. JM

    JeffreyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was wonderful. Our hostess was incredibly kind and accommodating, the kitchen served us even though we came in right before Happy Hour, and let us sit in the back also. It was really fantastic, and the food was phenomenal. We will certainly be back!
  22. KF

    KootenayFoodie

    Vancouver

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting! Food was very good. Service was personable and attentive. We were all very happy with how things went here and would definitely return and recommend to others!
  23. s

    stephanet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service all around. Will definitely return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Overall very good but was extremely warm to the point of discomfort
  25. C

    Cilpa

    Amsterdam

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Terrific food. Especially the PEI mussels. Delicious. Service was slow due to many patrons and too few servers but our servers were all very good and very friendly. We will definitely be back to this lovely restaurant.
  26. SG

    SaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch menu at the Clarendon is just delightful. Everything I've tried was delicious and the presentation was lovely. Service was great and they easily accommodated substitutions for dietary restrictions. The decor is beautiful. Highly recommend this place.
  27. L

    Lenore

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch- friendly staff, good service/food and not too loud. My friends and I had a great time here!
  28. AM

    AnnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place. Good food. Great service. Would recommend.
  29. V

    Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food in a gorgeous space. Ideal for business meeting and meaningful conversation. Healthy and delicious food
  30. CM

    ChristineM

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous and cocktails were amazing. Very impressed by the quality of food and the very tasty cocktails. Definitely worth going.
  31. P

    Patricia

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always enjoy eating here when we are in Ottawa. They have a great patio and the mussels and the cod and chips were delicious. We’ve enjoyed every thing we’ve tried so far. Definitely recommend for a casual and delicious meal.
  32. F

    Follower

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Best place in Ottawa to enjoy a historic courtyard experience - feels like Europe
  33. VC

    VickyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wait a little more then we expected for our meal. However, everything was perfect. The food was just amazing, fresh and unique. It might look simple meal at first but the taste is perfection. Thanks again.
  34. AB

    AndyB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courtyard was very nice atmosphere and despite obvious staffing Challenges in the industry these days our server was excellent. Food was great.
  35. PC

    PeterC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Visited at 6pm on a weeknight, for dinner with a colleague. Service was good, as was the food and beer. However as the evening progressed, the sound levels increased significantly making conversation with my guest challenging. I find this to be a common problem in many restaurants, and I wish they would employ the use of an acoustician to design a better acoustic profile for the space, without compromising elements such as the exposed heritage masonry, which are a delight to see.
  36. ED

    EDiotte

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    You will want to come here!! great spot, great atmoshpere and great food and staff. Unfortunatly our experience wasn't up to our standard because, of staffing issues. They were short staffed and everyone was working their butts off. Unfortunatly, we were left unattended for this reason. I hope the affects of Covid will leave us alone and staffing can get back to normal.,
  37. SA

    SandyA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff did a wonderful job accommodating our group. It was a great experience. High for recommend!
  38. M

    Maranda

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    They were extremely understaffed, we felt bad for the servers, bartenders, and kitchen staff that was there but the wait times were extreme. Over an hour for food from the point of order, scare check ins/updates from the server (because they were so busy with not enough staff). We witnessed multiple tables walk out after not being helped. Two out of three of us enjoyed our food, but my mom ordered the fried chicken sandwich that was very over cooked (batter almost black) and then after eating 2/3 of her meal, she almost swallowed a piece of plastic that was inside the chicken. We had already paid for our meal since we had to run right after eating but we managed to get the staffs attention to let them know in case other meals were contaminated with the plastic. Hopefully they are able to address these issues soon, it’s a shame as I was very excited to dine here in their courtyard and loved their menu selections.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great patio and fun environment! Would go back again.
  40. SP

    SPuser

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    If you do end up at Clarendon try flat breads, it is probably the only food worth eating at dinner. The menu did not have what I expected when checked their website. We waited for a very long time to get our food and waitresses looked lost. Medium steak was really well done and bread that came with mussels tasted and looked like it was cooked twice. Drinks were sub par, but patio sitting was worth being there in the summer. If you are looking for food then try Play, Courtyard or Social instead.

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The Clarendon/The Hyde is rated 4.4 stars by 239 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 8 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

  • 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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