• By: OLM Staff

Best of Ottawa 2020: Fine Dining

?After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!

Gezellig Dining — 337 Richmond Road

Gezellig Dining, named after the dutch word for cozy or comfortable, presents diners with great modern-style fine dining cuisine made from organic produce. The restaurant prides itself on supporting local growers and is a welcome neighbour in the Wellington West community.
Photo: Gezellig via Facebook

Atelier — 540 Rochester Street

Atelier surrounds their customers with a truly artistic feel, treating their dishes like beautiful artworks that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to your taste buds. Masterpieces don't always need to be admired with just our eyes!
Photo: Zomato via Zomato January 2016

Fairouz — 343 Somerset Street West

Fairouz is the place to visit if you’re a fan of modern Middle Eastern-style cuisine and fine dining. Located in a charming Centretown heritage mansion beautifully decorated to accentuate an exotic dining experience.
Photo: Fairouz via Facebook

NeXT — 6400 Hazeldean Road

NeXT has delicious fine cuisine that you can enjoy with your friends and family. Just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa, savour all kinds of modern-style dishes that will surprise and inspire, in their friendly environment. 
Photo: Management via TripAdvisor July 2018

Le St. Laurent — The Penthouse, 360 St. Laurent Blvd

Located on the top floor of a new-ish condo building, Le St. Laurent is the place to go for great food with a view. Expect modern Canadian cuisine prepared from fresh local ingredients. 
Photo: Le St. Laurent via Facebook

Riviera Ottawa — 62 Sparks Street

Riviera Ottawa is located in an old bank that has been converted into a charming restaurant. The ceilings may be vaulting but the atmosphere is cozy Euro bistro. The delicious meals are Canadian cuisine with a hint of Mediterranean.
Photo: Riviera via Facebook

Wilfrid’s Restaurant — 1 Rideau Street

Located at the famous Chateau Laurier, Wilfrid’s Restaurant will surround you with a beautiful architecture and view of the Parliament to accentuate its high class feel.
Photo: Management via TripAdvisor September 2014

Aroma Meze — 239 Nepean Street 

Mezes are appetizer-sized dishes that are very popular in Greece. Aroma Meze's Mediterranean sharing plates make for a great laid-back dinner experience to enjoy with family or friends. 
Photo: Management via TripAdvisor January 2013

Signatures 453 Laurier Avenue East Ottawa

Tucked away in a Sandy Hill mansion that is shares with the Cordon Blue cooking school, Signatures is a destination for French cuisine. Offering seasonal inspired dishes with excellent service, Signatures won't disappoint. 
Photo: Signatures via Facebook

Giovanni’s Restaurant — 362 Preston Street

In the heart of Little Italy you will find Giovanni's, a gorgeous authentic Italian restaurant with exquisite mouthwatering cuisine. The beautiful decor, friendly staff and wonderful meals make for a truly memorable dining experience.
Photo: Giovanni's via Facebook