NeXT

4.7
855 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Our menu reflects Chef Michael Blackie’s best food memories, which span over his 30-year international career. Our food style can best be described as a balance between Canadian roots with a strong influence in both Asian and European cuisines.
SUNDAY
Brunch | 10:30 am  to 1:30 pm
Dinner | 5:00 pm -8:00 pm
MONDAY TO TUESDAY 
Closed
WEDNESDAY TO THURSDAY 
Dinner | 5:30 pm -9:00 pm
FRIDAY  TO SATURDAY
Dinner | 5:00 pm -9:00 pm

Support NeXT during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 855 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Robyn
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and great service! We had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary at NeXT and felt safe with all of the COVID precautions they are taking.

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Sbeet
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I found that the covid precautions were not safe as my party (6guests) were standing in the lobby for 15 minutes without help (due to the dining room being extremely busy) and we were there with 8 other people waiting to be seated. So a total of 14 people in a small waiting area with almost no social distancing happening. It was extremely frustrating, I would expect more from a high end restaurant.

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Trishdish
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Please note if I could give this restaurant a 0 I would for the following reason: I have been a customer for many years and posted a private review recently to provide feedback. Attached are screenshoots of the unbelievable response I received from the restaurant owner who personally attacked me and called me ignorant because I did not provide him with a favourable review. Please note that the owner sent an email I attached hinting that we can book for 8 people under two separate names to get around covid rules. He then proceeded to bully me in his responses and suggest that I was the one who asked him to break the rules. If that was the case, why did he accept our reservation? It is all about money for him because the restaurant was so crowded that authorities should follow up if they do re-open after this lockdown as I am sure they are operating outside of the rules. Don’t waste your money on this place unless you want to be called names after spending hundreds of dollars for dinner. This place has zero class.

NeXT
Responded on 23 December 2020

Client made 2 separate reservations (Table of 2 & Table of 4) in our system as you cannot book higher than a table of 4, under current covid 19 conditions. Client wished to flout covid rules. Proud to have this 1 star review, agreed it should be a 0) as we continue to protect our guests, our team and more importantly our community.

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great service and delicious food!! Will be going back for sure!!

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AndrewS
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good waiter. Interesting dishes and sufficient portions for sharing. Very open space which is safe during Covid pandemic

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about the food , atmosphere and service, highly recommended

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WendyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first in-restaurant dining experience since Covid began. A friend suggested two other restaurants, but I was not comfortable with those suggestions. I know that Chef Blackie and his team have been beyond vigilant so I made our reservation at NEXT. I was not disappointed. Brunch was divine (as usual), and NEXT has a new client since my friend loved both the food and the ambience.
Cheers to many more wonderful dining experiences.

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Ramzi
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant service and food was amazing! Definitely a must try

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I brought our granddaughter for brunch and surprisingly tried what was on the tray. She’s a picky eater and she actually liked the food.

We had excellent service and food was very good. Thank you.

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OttawaFoodies
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

NeXT is an excellent choice for a formal dinner with reasonable prices.

We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and it was excellent with a great variety of different dishes, and tastefully selected wines.

They were great in creating a gluten-free selection by adapting existing dishes for the tasting menu.

We will definitely be back!

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Martin
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I ordered the rib-eye steak and there was no meat on it, just fat and ligaments. Awful! Apart from that, there was a table close by where the people clearly had too much to drink and kept shouting. So overall a negative experience, unfortunately, in contrast to our previous visit which was really good. We won't be going back for a while.

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the blind share and every course was delicious! And the portions were perfect as well.

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RobGibson
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Only thing missing is the crispy kale salad - one of our favourites.

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GrantP
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried the tasting menu which was absolutely amazing.

Tables in our area were extremely spaced out (I think there were 3-4 couples in the whole room) and covid precautions were in place.

Service was great. Of course it is expensive but sometimes you have to treat yourself.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, the server was helpful and attentive, the food was delicious. I was pleased with the attention given to pre-screening, masks, and social distancing.

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HaroldM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very high end and we enjoyed eating foods that we would never have ordered off the menu. Great experience.

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BenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall an amazing experience. Will be returning.

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Daveconnell
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing

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AllisonG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely OUTSTANDING service, food and atmosphere. We have ALWAYS had this experience every time we dine at NEXT! Our Go to restaurant!

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BradH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and overall dining experience is always excellent at Next. This particular visit was for my wife's birthday and this was during a period of moderate Covid lockdown where indoor dining was still available. Covid precautions were strictly enforced but still allowed for a good dining experience.

There are so many great food options to choose from but we always choose the Blind Sharing Menu. They will also do wine pairings with this to make it even better! The Blind Sharing menu takes the stress out of selecting. You simply arrive with your group and enjoy the evening.

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

This was our first time to NeXt and it left us all very underwhelmed. We chose the blind tasting menu and we did not find any of it exceptional. The value was not there and we left feeling disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A creative menu with lots of options. Wonderful service and atmosphere. Definitely a new favourite.

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AlyssaD
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Felt it was really well organized and safe with the new Covid protocols they had in place.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great evening celebrating a friends 50th!

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GaetanD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good value,good food,portion très généreuse et presentation des plats originales.

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Lovesbrunch
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was good and we enjoyed the platters. For some reason they brought out only one board when we were waiting for two. As we waiting for the other one which took about 10-15 mins that one got cold waiting for our friends so we could all eat. Not sure why they would bring out one when other tables they brought all at the same time. The tables WERE NOT 6 FEET apart. Definitely not social distancing in anyway. Our chairs were touching other people’s behind us. Not sure why they had people on one side of the room but there is lots of space they just don’t want to use it.

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AlanV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and wine pairing. Nice to have professional wait staff.

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VanyaM
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our 7 course blind tasting menu! And the wine flight was perfect!

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SarahF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food did not blow us away which is what you expect for the price you pay. We also felt the delivery of the courses during the blind menu lacked attention to detail. Seemed like the waiters were rushed.

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MichelleB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience as always! Always feel safe in NEXT and the food is beyond fabulous. Definitely recommend!

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GabrielaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience, Balckies food was wonderful! Has the short rib which was cooked to perfection and the fried chicken which was also good. The food came so quickly and the ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful.
Thank you for having us!

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vipMichaelK
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

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KateC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a very nice experience at NEXT. We went on a Thursday and the restaurant was comfortably distanced. Chef Blackie was on hand and the food and service were excellent!

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch. Fantastic place to be. We loved the service and the food

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Henry
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated (safely) a family birthday brunch at Next. Everyone enjoyed the brunch and loved the selection of breakfast, savoury and sweet dishes. It’s a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

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DanaR
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the food as it so flavourful. It takes a dish and kicks it up a notch. It is pricey but the value is outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sharing board. Tasty dishes and marvelous service.

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Hatzi
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time at NeXT for dinner. Food was unbelievable, our meal was very tasty, cooked to perfection. Appetizers were very well prepared, so much that we ordered a double round. Drinks were okay. Service was great, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.

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vipKellyH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing.

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MatthewA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!! Amazing presentation and taste, good portion as well!

FAQs

NeXT is rated 4.7 stars by 855 OpenTable diners.

NeXT does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://nextfood.sitebenefits.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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