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
273 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Excellent it was my first time there everything was perfect and delicious
98% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive
2 people mentioned the Calamari

Houston Avenue Bar & Grill - Gatineau

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
76 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
565 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Amazing. So impressed with tasting menu and wine pairings. Blown away by each course. Romantic setting and very trendy. Will be back again multiple times
92% recommended
Best Service in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Mushrooms Appetizer

Bar Laurel

$$$$·Spanish·
Downtown
289 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
Everything exceeded our expectations! The food was excellent!
93% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Ottawa
2 people mentioned the Haloumi

Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Downtown
327 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great Beer
  • Live Music
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.
88% recommended
4 people mentioned the Calamari
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Banco Bistro - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·American·
Gatineau
525 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
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
92% recommended
4 people mentioned the Poutine
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Industria Pizzeria + Bar - Ottawa

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
241 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Romance
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
147 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Comfort Food
  • Hot Spot
The food was tasty and fast and the service was excellent. One of my favourite places to eat in Kanata.
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Bruschetta Bread
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Sterling Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
838 reviews
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
I would have rated the food a 5 star however the potatoes were too salty. However the steak was outstanding, cooked to perfection and very tender. Overall it was a very good experiRead more
89% recommended
32 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Feast + Revel

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
245 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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!
88% recommended
8 people mentioned the Poutine
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Fairouz Cafe

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
1,046 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The restaurant was divine. The food was delicately chosen from across the Mediterranean and really showed the Lebanese cuisine properly throughout each meal. The house cocktails weRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Ottawa
20 people mentioned the Pita
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Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hunt Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
177 reviews
  • Cosy
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
Excellent, fast and friendly service and excellent food!
100% recommended
2 people mentioned the Sangria
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Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

$$$$·Canadian·
ByWard Market
652 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
  • Cosy
The tasting menu was so varied and so delicious. The wine pairing was carefully chosen to complement the food and a good value for the price.
91% recommended
16 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet
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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
ByWard Market
826 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Food is delicious - cute spot. Braised beef is probably one of my favourite dishes ever.
93% recommended
Most Booked in Ottawa
35 people mentioned the Calamari
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Milan Gatineau

$$$$·Steak·
Gatineau
179 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
good food, nice environment, it was easy to fine
89% recommended
2 people mentioned the Hamburger Steak
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Arôme - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gatineau
928 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Very good food and professional servers
90% recommended
Scenic View in Montreal / Quebec
13 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Soca Kitchen

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
847 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
Gustavo and the team at Soca Kitchen Ottawa make every experience there a great one. This remains one of my top 5 restaurants in the City to recommend to everyone!
91% recommended
Brunch in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Calamari
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Tomo Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
71 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
90% recommended
3 people mentioned the Soy Sauce
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Fauna

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
844 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
Fauna is, in a word, Superb! It is the best restaurant meal I have ever had and I have been to many five star restaurants! We started with the oysters, sweet, tasty, fresh with frRead more
91% recommended
Best Food in Ottawa
7 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab
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The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Downtown
309 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great place! Love it! Amazing servers so sweet! The food is so pretty and good!
83% recommended
Brunch in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the High Tea
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Milestones Grill + Bar - Pinecrest

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
434 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
We made a reservation for Christmas Eve. Our time was for 4:30 PM and when we got to the restaurant, there were very few people in the restaurant. in fact I think we might’ve beenRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa
11 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Milestones Grill + Bar - Ottawa - Sussex

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
421 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
As usual, Milestones never disappoints. We had a wonderful experience, very pleasant and competent staff. We enjoyed our experience.
90% recommended
Scenic View in Ottawa
8 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Sweet Basil Restaurant - Ottawa

$$$$·Thai·
Downtown
3 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
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
338 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Our lunch was delicious, service was fast and the food was served to perfection!
92% recommended
Healthy in Ottawa
9 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

DiVino Wine Studio

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
220 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
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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