Ottawa has some of the best restaurants in Canada with mouth-watering menus that feature local farm-fresh produce, to waterfront establishments that offer some of the best views to soak in the stunning fall foliage. Check out some of the trendiest spots that offer a mouth-watering menu and unforgettable views of the city this fall with our top 5 Ottawa restaurants.
Stationed right on the water, the Canal Ritz has some of the best views of the historic Canal. Serving modern Italian cuisine, you can dive into classic dishes like chicken parmigiana and calabrese thin crust pizza, or try a house favourite like their veal piccata and jambalaya penne while enjoying some incredible sights. The way it’s set up also allows you to enjoy many different angles of the canal and the beautiful colour-changing landscape in the background.
Head down to Lebreton Flats on the Ottawa River just across from the beautiful Victoria Island to enjoy some of the most awe-inspiring views in the fall. The Mill Street Brew Pub has taken over the former Grist Mill, so you can enjoy drinking and dining in a spectacular and historic 177-year old heritage building. It’s truly one of the most unique settings in the city to grab a pint and enjoy delightful food pairings this fall. You can also take in a brew tour Wednesdays to Sundays at 4 pm to get a closer view of the site and the Mill Street history.
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Perched on the 16th floor of the Hyatt Andaz in the Byward Market sits a rooftop lounge that has the most glorious views of the Ottawa River and Parliament buildings. At this fancy, modern establishment spot you can enjoy tasty chef-inspired snacks like spicy ceviche and hoisin beef lettuce wraps to share while sipping on cocktails. Stop by Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy a live DJ set to embrace the weekend vibe. There’s even a DJ brunch on the last Sunday of each month.
Sitting atop of Dow’s Lake, you’ll find some of the most authentic Mexican fare in the city. The views here are also serene, no matter what season you visit. The surrounding tree-lined landscape showcases stunning colours over top of the lake. Stop in for some food, a drink, or just to people watch as visitors and locals alike take to the lake on paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, and boats.
If you’re looking to get dressed up and have a fun night out, the National Arts Centre’s onsite restaurant is the perfect place to hit up this fall. Get dressed up and stroll through the art gallery and then enjoy some contemporary cuisine right inside. Gourmet meals of tenderloin, lobster tail, duck breast, and vegan options can all be found here. And the riverside views are just as enticing as the food.
In Ottawa, you’ll find exceptional service, world-class food, and beautiful views at many of the establishments throughout the city. You’ll also find a great selection of homes and rentals. To learn more about your housing options in the area contact your Ottawa experts at CLV Group today!