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:Ottawa, Gatineau, Downtown

La Roma Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Ottawa
253 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
nice environment and the staffs here really friendly and helpful. they are willing to help you if you have specific requests. the food is good as well. especially recommend their hRead more
92% recommended
2 people mentioned the Calamari
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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
548 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
This was a great pick! The food, service, drinks and ambiance was spot on. My partner and I did the Chef tasting menu with the wine pairing and it did not disappoint. Very satisfieRead more
93% recommended
11 people mentioned the Mushrooms Appetizer
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Bar Laurel

$$$$·Spanish·
Downtown
256 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Stumbled on Bar Laurel by accident and were so glad we did! Incredibly tasty Spanish tapas, friendly service and super reasonable for the quality. Will definitely be back!
90% recommended
Most Booked in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Haloumi
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Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Downtown
327 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
Amazing food and great flights of wine! There are so many wines to choose from and everything was fantastic. We will be back next time we visit Ottawa.
92% recommended
4 people mentioned the Calamari
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Banco Bistro - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·American·
Gatineau
525 reviews
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Everything was very good the food, ambience, atmosphere except for not being able to reserve a certain table on a side wall near the buffet because of my husband being handicapped Read more
84% 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
112 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Great server, great food and great drinks! Shoutout to Sheldon for doing such an amazing job at serving us!
2 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Jack Astor's - Ottawa (Kanata)

$$$$·Canadian·
Kanata
140 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Group Bookings
Great service. Great food. We always enjoy dining at this restaurant.
88% recommended
1 people mentioned the Bruschetta Bread

Sterling Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
804 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
The food is the best meal I’ve ever had out at a restaurant! Service was amazing! Highly recommend this restaurant but a forewarning, bring lots of money, very expensive but worth Read more
90% recommended
32 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Feast + Revel

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
244 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Food was excellent quality, had some really interesting (and delicious) options and the service was professional but not stuffy! We were so glad we selected this restaurant!
83% recommended
8 people mentioned the Poutine
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Fairouz

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
1,002 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Wonderful meal and service ! The lamb was so perfectly cooked. We enjoyed this meal!
94% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa
20 people mentioned the Pita
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Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hunt Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
169 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Great experience. One of go to restaurants.
93% recommended
2 people mentioned the Sangria
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Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
641 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
it was good and tasty. Service amazing. I found it didn't have alot of variety...for the price. It used to be a lot better.
86% recommended
16 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet
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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
ByWard Market
788 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The tacos here are amazing! I appreciate the vegan options.. including chorizo tacos! They even added a candle to our donuts to make my partner’s birthday special :)
92% 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
179 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
good food, nice environment, it was easy to fine
91% recommended
2 people mentioned the Hamburger Steak
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Arôme - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gatineau
835 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything was just perfect. Service and food 10+
92% recommended
13 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Soca Kitchen

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
732 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
First time !!! Amazing time. Versatile food choices all was amazing .
83% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Calamari

Tomo Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
70 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
We went around 5 on a Friday, and while rather quiet it was exactly what we were looking for. The food was delicious and well priced.
100% recommended
3 people mentioned the Soy Sauce
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Fauna

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
772 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Excellent as always! Limited menu, understandable at the moment, but what was on the menu was excellent , served by attentive, appreciative staff to have patrons to serve!
93% recommended
7 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Downtown
270 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Brunch
  • Afternoon Tea
I received this gift from my son and his wife for Christmas. I shared the experience with my sister. What a charming and quaint place to have brunch. Everything about our first timRead more
88% recommended
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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Milestones Grill + Bar - Pinecrest

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
364 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
My family and I had the pleasure of dining at Milestones on Baxter on. Friday evening. The service was excellent, the food was exceptional, as always! Our server was so accommodatiRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Milestones Grill + Bar - Ottawa - Sussex

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
391 reviews
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Service was professional and unobtrusive. We ordered a salad and burger to share and they arrived on two plates already ready for us.
88% recommended
8 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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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
303 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
This restaurant is the best kept secret! Everything was top notch from the time we arrived until we left! Best fillet I've had in a long time! Very quaint atmosphere! We will dRead more
88% recommended
9 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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