26 Ottawa Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

Restaurants:La Roma Restaurant, Houston Avenue Bar & Grill - Gatineau, Carben Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steak, Global, International
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Gatineau
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La Roma Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
243 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Really great experience, had my mother’s 50th birthday dinner here. The food and wine was amazing and so was the service. I unfortunately did not get the server’s name....it was onRead more
93% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Calamari

Houston Avenue Bar & Grill - Gatineau

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
76 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Group Bookings
  • Hot Spot
Started our Valentine's Day off right with a romantic atmosphere thanks to the red lights and delicious food. Service was excellent as well!
87% recommended
2 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Carben Restaurant

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
527 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Carben was a very nice discovery. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. The variety of tastes made the meal memorable. Fantastic service from beginning to end. We areRead more
94% recommended
Best Value in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Mushrooms Appetizer

Bar Laurel

$$$$·Spanish·
Downtown
235 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
We went in for New Year's Eve and had the set menu with wine pairings. All the dishes were delightful but the beef was the best. We sat at the bar and had fantastic service from QuRead more
87% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Haloumi

Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Downtown
301 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
We enjoyed the soft jazz music which enhanced our dining experience. Tasting three scotch brands with the "flight" package was also a highlight of the evening. I discovered the ARead more
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Ottawa
4 people mentioned the Calamari

Banco Bistro - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·American·
Gatineau
501 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
Amazing food. Great service. Restaurant was a bit loud, but that’s to be expected in a Casino restaurant. Denis, our waiter, was very friendly, attentive and had a great sense of Read more
81% recommended
4 people mentioned the Poutine
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Industria Pizzeria + Bar - Ottawa

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
241 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
We were a table of 4. The men were parking the car and we two ladies decided to get our table and order a drink while waiting. The girl at the front desk showed us to a table by Read more
6 people mentioned the Calamari
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Common Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
106 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Service was great, drink selection was really awesome, food was delicious.
Group Bookings in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Jack Astor's - Ottawa (Kanata)

$$$$·Canadian·
Kanata
139 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Group Bookings
My family and I were there for a total of 3 hours and ordered food throughout that time and had a few drinks. The server was great and served us in a timely fashion. The food was aRead more
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Bruschetta Bread
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Sterling Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
783 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
As always our recent visit to Sterling was amazing. We went to the early sitting New Years Eve and enjoyed a fabulous meal. Great way to start the evening. Have never had anything Read more
89% recommended
32 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Feast + Revel

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
234 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Menu has great options. Service was great. Well seated and good ambiance.
83% recommended
Brunch in Ottawa
8 people mentioned the Poutine

Fairouz

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
948 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
We were entertaining co-workers from out of town so we wanted to pick a nice place that could accommodate a wide variety of picky eaters. We ended up getting a fantastic prix fixe Read more
89% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Ottawa
20 people mentioned the Pita

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hunt Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
164 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
Food was just ok Tiramisu was bland and off putting - we didn’t eat it Our server told us it was from a mix and it wasn’t great- but inly after we told him it wasn’t good Won’t beRead more
90% recommended
Best Service in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Sangria

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
633 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
We booked for New Year’s Day breakfast with our toddler, wasn’t really thinking of going here in particular but there are not lots of breakfast services very early on New Year’s DaRead more
84% recommended
Brunch in Ottawa
16 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet
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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
ByWard Market
764 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Always delicious, just the right portions, great service and atmosphere. Can never be disappointed here.
90% recommended
35 people mentioned the Calamari
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DiVino Wine Studio

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
220 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
This was a surprise that we were late arriving Birthday girl arrived before us and the restaurant handled everything perfectly. Great food. Amazing service. Excellent wine So dRead more
96% recommended
9 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Milan Gatineau

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
156 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Very good as usual!
90% recommended
Pre/post-theatre in Montreal / Quebec
2 people mentioned the Hamburger Steak

Arôme - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gatineau
783 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Birthdays
Arôme is my favourite restaurant in the National Capital Region! The service is second to none and I loved our waiter, he has personality PLUS! The table that we were assigned onRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in Montreal / Quebec
13 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Soca Kitchen

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
674 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
This restaurant is located in a cool part of Ottawa. All the tapas we ordered were really tasty and our waitress was friendly and efficient. Interestingly the restaurant is 85% gluRead more
83% recommended
Healthy in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Calamari

Tomo Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
67 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Excellent food and our waiter was great!
100% recommended
3 people mentioned the Soy Sauce
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Fauna

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
736 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Everything was as expected. The only improvement that I could share is for the server to hand over the bill in a more expedient fashion.
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Ottawa
7 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Downtown
250 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Afternoon Tea
It was a great experience and the service was awesome. A bit pricy in terms of the quantity of food but nevertheless it was a beautiful place and very unique.
88% recommended
Brunch in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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Milestones Grill + Bar - Pinecrest

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
331 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasion
This visit we had a back table where it was less noisy. We shall ask for that table in the future (being of the older generation)
94% recommended
Lunch in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Milestones Grill + Bar - Ottawa - Sussex

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
375 reviews
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Great service, excellent food.
91% recommended
Pre/post-theatre in Ottawa
8 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Sweet Basil Restaurant - Ottawa

$$$$·Thai·
Downtown
3 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Parking an issue but worth it the hassle. Dinner is easier than lunch for a spot
100% recommended
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The Stone Cellar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Perth
290 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
Food came out hot, delicious and well presented. They accommodated my allergies with no problems.
95% recommended
Pre/post-theatre in Ottawa
9 people mentioned the Rack Lamb