Tag: Ottawa

Review: Salt – Ottawa

345A Preston Street, Ottawa – Website

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Date of Visit: July, 2017

I chose Salt as an interesting place to visit from their online menu. I made one abortive visit on a Monday, only to discover they are closed that day, and then attended for lunch later that week. Unfortunately I was disappointed on a couple of counts… First, the lunch menu is very abbreviated and, secondly, the dishes I chose, along with the overall service, were not great … Continue reading “Review: Salt – Ottawa”

Review: Allegro – Ottawa

422 Preston Street, Ottawa – Website

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Date of Visit – July, 2017

Allegro caught my eye because it has a very nice menu… Quite a few classic paste dishes, a good selection of veal preparations and, more importantly from my perspective, a nice range of appetizers. The place turned out to be quite pleasant, and the service decent, but I was less impressed with the actual food… Continue reading “Review: Allegro – Ottawa”

Review: Fresco Bistro Italiano – Ottawa

354 Elgin Street, Ottawa – 613-235-7541- Webpage

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Date of Visit: December 2, 2013

Fresco has a presence on the internet but I had not come across their web-page before and I discovered the place while scouting out the neighborhood close to my hotel on my recent trip to Ottawa. I happened to have a bit of a yen for Italian food on that particular day and their menu looked rather interesting…  Continue reading “Review: Fresco Bistro Italiano – Ottawa”

Review: The Lieutenant’s Pump – Ottawa

361 Elgin Street, Ottawa – 613-238-2949 – Website

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Date of Visit: December 4, 2013

I have planned to visit this place ever since I first saw it from the nearby, but now defunct, Big Daddy’s Crab Shack. As it happened, it was only on this last trip to Ottawa that I finally got around to it  but I am happy to report that the visit  was worth the wait…  Continue reading “Review: The Lieutenant’s Pump – Ottawa”

Review: Fox and Feather Pub – Ottawa

283 Elgin Street, Ottawa – 613-233-2219 – Website

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Date of Visit: December 2, 2013

I have visited this place many times in the past but the last occasion must have been nearly seven or eight years ago. I do recall that I ate there on at least one previous visit but I cannot honestly remember much of the meal and so, as I happened to be staying nearby on my latest trip to Ottawa,, I decided to see if the place was as generally pleasant as I remember…  Continue reading “Review: Fox and Feather Pub – Ottawa”

Review: Elgin St. Diner – Ottawa

374 Elgin Street, Ottawa – 613-237-9700 – Website

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Date of Visit: December 3, 2013

I don’t often eat a full breakfast when I am on culinary adventures to Ottawa (or elsewhere, for that matter) and this mostly because I prefer to only have something light in the early morning so as to save myself for lunch. On this particular occasion, I was up very early and, having spied this place on a tour of the neighborhood, I decided to give it a try… Continue reading “Review: Elgin St. Diner – Ottawa”

Review: The Courtyard Restaurant

21 George St, Ottawa – 613-241-1516 – Website

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Date of Visit: July 14, 2013

I picked this spot for my evening meal during a scouting expedition in the Byward Market area one very hot Sunday morning. What appealed to me, perhaps even more than the menu, was the lovely cool and shaded courtyard from which it takes its name. The menu, though brief, and consisting of just 16 items excluding desert, was quite rich with the promise that anything I might order would be both complex and interesting… Continue reading “Review: The Courtyard Restaurant”

Source: Market Organics

126 York St, Ottawa – (613) 241-6629 – Website

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On my last trip to Ottawa, my wife asked me to seek out what she described as a ‘Health Food’ store in order to pick her up some seeds and grain for sprouting at home. She couldn’t remember the name of the place she had in mind, just that it was ‘some place near, but not quite in, Byward Market’. After searching for a bit I couldn’t see anything likely but then the very helpful young people at the information booth in the Market’s main building not only steered me directly to ‘Market Organics’, but also consulted their computers and told me what times it was open.

Armed with directions, I located the place very easily and came across a building I had actually seen before but had never thought to enter. I was really only expecting to grab the stuff my wife wanted but after going inside I came across one of those sorts of ‘Foodie’ treasure troves that can keep me diverted for ages… Continue reading “Source: Market Organics”

Review: Pub 101

101 York St, Ottawa – 613-789-3515 – Website

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Date of visit: July 13, 2013

This little place sits at the edge of Byward Market at the corner of Dalhousie and York. Dalhousie is a main thoroughfare but there is a certain peacefulness to the tree shaded corner that gives its outdoor patio a certain backwater serenity. For some reason, I was rather under the impression that no food was served here but, when I sat down on the patio for a liquid refreshment one day near noon, I was handed a menu. I decided to give the food a try as well… Continue reading “Review: Pub 101”