• By: OLM Staff

Best of Ottawa 2021: Summer Patios

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 spots for takeout, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!

Tavern on the Falls

1 John Street, Ottawa

This hidden gem offers a scenic view paired with wines, sangrias and beers. Perfect for foodies and outdoor lovers, Tavern on the Falls boasts stunning views of the Gatineau Hills and the Ottawa River. Their menu features charcuterie boards alongside fun drinks and snacks.
Photo: Jason via Google Reviews

La Terrazza

523 Anthony Street, Ottawa

#Follow the Lily, La Terrazza’s gorgeous patio space is decorated with a large lily motif on the wall. With an extensive drinks menu, accompany your night with a selection of table platters including beef carpaccio, fish tacos and ceviche.
Photo: La Terrazza via facebook

Andaz Rooftop Patio

325 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa

Located on the 16th floor of the Andaz Ottawa Hotel, Copper Spirits & Sights is a premium lounge providing a one of a kind view! The patio offers DJ’s and breathtaking views alongside creative drinks and snacks.
Photo: Andaz Patio via Facebook


683 Bank Street, Ottawa

Southern California inspired, this street food restaurant located in the Glebe, offers cocktails, draft beers and wines. Banditos is a fun and brightly decorated patio — a great place to celebrate or to spend a relaxing evening. No reservations required!
Photo: Facebook.com/banditosottawa 

La Terrasse Fairmont Chateau Laurier

1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

Situated in the Chateau Laurier, this patio restaurant overlooks the locks and the Parliament. Paired with breathtaking views, La Terrasse serves excellent food and drinks, from charcuterie to cocktails.
Photo: Facebook.com/FairmontChateauLaurier

The Brig Pub

23 York Street, Ottawa

This elevated pub, located in downtown Ottawa, is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or dinner with friends and family. The Brig Pub is known for their patio, decorated with green vines, art work and industrial style furniture.
Photo: The Brig Pub via  Dashing Date

Working Title Kitchen + Cafe (at allsaints)

330 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa

A wonderful urban space in a former Anglican Church in Sandy Hill, Working Title Kitchen + Cafe is a great spot no matter what time of day. Stop in the morning for a coffee and one of their fresh baked goods from their on-site pastry chef. For lunch and dinner, enjoy the creations of their chef or pop in for an evening drink on the patio—you can’t beat the ambiance.
Photo: OLM Staff

La Dolce Vita’s summer patio

180 Preston Street, Ottawa

A cozy spot for your Italian favourites! From calzones to Tiramisu, La Dolce Vita has something for everyone. They also provide a wide selection of gluten free options – so everyone can enjoy the night!
Photo: Facebook.com/LaDolceVitaPreston

Kelly’s Landing

1980 River Road, Manotick

Located in the historic village of Manotick, Kelly Landing is a waterfront restaurant known for its delicious food and stunning views! Backing onto the Rideau River, the restaurant features a scenic boardwalk and outdoor seating. Make sure you try their famous fish and chips!
Photo: Facebook.com/Kellys-Landing-Restaurant

The Grand

74 George Street, Ottawa

Smack in the middle of the ByWard Market, is The Grand Pizzeria, a locally known Italian eatery. This spot offers outdoor dining in the summer months and of course a wide selection of authentic pizzas.
Photo: The Grand via Facebook