There’s nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal with a great outdoor view, and luckily Ottawa is just brimming with awesome eats with great sights.
Whether it’s morning, noon, or night, I’ll be listing down my favorite restaurants with the best outdoor patios that made all my visits a treasure trove for my Instagram feed. Hopefully, you’ll be able to fill up your gallery soon too!
The best places with scenic patios on Sparks Street are Nate’s Deli, Bier Markt, Spin Kitchen & Bar, D’Arcy McGee’s Irish Pub, the Office Resto Pub, Queen St. Fare, and Brixton’s British Pub.
ADDRESS: 152 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5B6, Canada
CONTACT: 613 235-1424
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Smoked Meat, Fries, Coleslaw, Poutine, Vegetarian California Club Sandwich, Fish & Chips, Onion Rings, Steak
The charming outdoor patio at Nate’s Deli offers visitors the perfect spot for a quick lunch or coffee break. With lush greenery surrounding the patio, it makes for a peaceful environment for a quick escape from the regular hustle and bustle of the city.
My personal favorites are the sandwiches and the poutine which are, as you can expect, already a full meal in itself.
ADDRESS: 156 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5B9, Canada
CONTACT: 613 780-7575
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Schnitzel, Delirium Bites, Duck Wings, Fish & Chips, Beef Brisket Dip, French Onion Soup, Big Schnit, Delerium Tremens, Erdinger, Calamari
Bier Markt’s stunning outdoor patio is the ideal place to enjoy a drink and a meal while basking in the fresh air. With its comfortable seating, it allows enough room for larger groups to enjoy their meals.
With a nice selection of beer and food options, Bier Markt is one of the best places to spend a warm summer day. And speaking of meals, you can’t leave without trying and snapping a photo or two of its picturesque dishes.
I certainly couldn’t get enough of the Schnitzel and Fish & Chips!
Spin Kitchen & Bar
ADDRESS: 100 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7, Canada
CONTACT: 613 783-4202
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Steak, Salmon, Sandwiches, Steak Frites, Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon
Located just inside the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Spin Kitchen & Bar’s beautiful outdoor patio is decorated with lovely flowers, creating a visually appealing and relaxing sight.
If you ask us, it’s one of the best spots to sip on some cocktails while you enjoy yourself at this upscale eatery’s nice views. But of course, you also shouldn’t pass up on the tasty and bougie eats that’ll look right at home on your social media pages.
D’Arcy McGee’s Irish Pub
ADDRESS: 44 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8, Canada
CONTACT: 613 230-4433
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Blueberry Tea, Spanish Coffee, Hot Cinnamon Sugar Donuts, Sweet Potato Fries, Double Stacked Fried Chicken Sandwich, French Onion Soup, Vegan Fish & Chips, Vegetarian Burger with Fries
D’Arcy McGee’s Irish Pub offers a beautiful outdoor patio where you can soak in as much sun and Vitamin D as you want. There are plenty of seating options available, including cozy booths and tables, regardless if you’re with a large or small group.
This pub is a pro when it comes to serving up traditional pub grub, an order of its nachos and a pint of your alcoholic drink of choice being our main go-to here.
Office Resto Pub
ADDRESS: 202 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5C1, Canada
CONTACT: 613 680-0086
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Cabbage Rolls, Side Salad, Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings, Jerk Chicken Tacos, Fish Cakes with Quinoa Salad, Mac & Cheese with Jalapeno and Bacon
If you enjoy classic pub fare with outdoor seating and a nice view of regular city life, then the Office Resto Pub is definitely a must-visit. Here, you really feel like you can unwind after a long day with the homey atmosphere, good food, and nice, airy patio.
The food isn’t anything to scoff at, what with its many delicious options. As for me, you still can’t beat the classic Fish & Chips!
Queen St. Fare
ADDRESS: 170 Queen St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5E1, Canada
CONTACT: 613 789-9115
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Pizza, Burgers, Salad, Tacos, Chips & Salsa, Burritos, Coffee, Chicken Sandwich
Located just around the corner along Queen St., this spot is home to several food vendors and various seating choices. Here, you can take your pick out of the several different styles and cuisines available and have a seat on its outdoor patio.
The freshly baked pizza and tacos have a special place in my heart since it reminds me a lot of eating at the school cafeteria. With its many available food options and the style of the tables and chairs, it evokes a lot of nostalgic and warm memories.
Brixton’s British Pub
ADDRESS: 210 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5C1, Canada
CONTACT: 613 233-8283
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Cream of Cauliflower Soup, Quesadillas, Sandwich, Kale Salad, Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings, Bloody Caesar, Poutine, Fried Pickles, Mozzarella Sticks, Brixton Lager
Brixton’s British Pub is a chill tavern that offers casual pub grub and a fantastic outdoor patio where you can drink and enjoy a cool breeze as you eat your hot food. With a menu full of traditional British pub favorites, you’ll feel just like you’re in London!
I couldn’t get enough of the chicken wings, burgers, and fries, because, from presentation to taste, it all belonged right on my Instagram stories.
The best scenic patios in Byward Market are SIDEDOOR, Social Cocktail & Lounge, Mamma Grazzi’s Kitchen, Aulde Dubliner, Grand Pizzeria & Bar, Clarendon Tavern, Blue Cactus Bar & Grill, Courtyard Restaurant, Zak’s Diner, Heart & Crown, Brig Pub, Chateau Lafayette, El Camino, and Bite Burger House.
ADDRESS: 18b York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5, Canada
CONTACT: 613 562-9331
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Eggplant Bao, Coconut Ice Cream, Chocolate Donuts, Spicy Beef Tacos, Gong Bao Chicken, Calamari, Black Cod Miso, Curry Chicken, Chicken Wings
SIDEDOOR is a restaurant that specializes in a mix of cuisines like tacos and sashimi, all the while having a nice outdoor patio where you can enjoy your meals.
Located at Byward Market, it’s one of the best patios to be if you enjoy people-watching while trying out contemporary twists to classic dishes. The eggplant bao is definitely the standout dish for me, particularly because of how unique of a dish it is!
Social Cocktail & Lounge
ADDRESS: 537 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z6, Canada
CONTACT: 613 789-7355
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Social Bowl, Duck Confit, Goat Cheese Salad, Chicken Avocado Club, Dress to Empress, Chef’s Board, Lamb Sirloin
The Social Cocktail & Lounge outdoor patio is tastefully decorated with brightly colored flowers, adding to its charm. With lots of seating available, you don’t have to worry if you plan on visiting with a larger group.
And boy did our group enjoy our time here as the drinks loosened everyone up after another hard day’s work. The Lamb Sirloin was my personal favorite here, cooked to perfection and leaking with juices with each bite.
Mamma Grazzi’s Kitchen
ADDRESS: 25 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5, Canada
CONTACT: 613 241-8656
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Penne Pesto Special, Pizza Special, Gnocchi, Madagascar, Margarita Pizza, Carbonara, Caprese Salad, Bruschetta, Calamari, Tortellini, Creme Brulee
Mamma Grazzi’s Kitchen has a menu full of authentic Italian favorites, making it a great place to experience an authentic taste of Italy. The pasta was honest to goodness and just to die for!
It’s almost like I was enjoying a hot pizza right on the very streets of Italy as we enjoyed the fresh air and the various scents of different foods on the outdoor patio. Our advice is that you don’t forget to order some wine to pair with your meal and the view!
Aulde Dubliner & Pour House
ADDRESS: 62 William St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7A3, Canada
CONTACT: 613 241-0066
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Chicken Wings, Fries, Seafood Chowder, Mahi-Mahi Tacos, Summer Sausage Plate, Spicy Chicken Curry, Short Ribs, Red Sangria, Tuna Avocado Salad
If you want some traditional Irish pub food while enjoying the fresh air of an outdoor patio, Aulde Dubliner and Pour House is your go-to.
This restaurant didn’t slack off when it came to decorating its exterior, so you should definitely take advantage of it! And when it comes to the food, it also didn’t fall short of any expectations, particularly my personal favorites, the chicken wings and fries.
The Grand Pizzeria & Bar
ADDRESS: 74 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5W1, Canada
CONTACT: 613 244-9995
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Sangria, Pepperoni Pizza, Pappardelle Pasta with Sausage, Meat Lovers Pizza, Chicken Pizza, Sofia Pizza, Calamari, Shrimp Linguini, Quatro Formaggio Pizza, Shrimp Sambuca
The Grand Pizzeria & Bar is another go-to place if you want a taste of Italy in Ottawa and a drink alongside that too.
With its outdoor patio surrounded by beautiful flowers, it’s an ideal place to unwind with friends and enjoy a delicious pizza or other Italian meals.
The Clarendon Tavern
ADDRESS: 11 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z6, Canada
CONTACT: 613 422-5111
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Salad, French Onion Soup, Fried Cauliflower, Scotch Egg, 3-Egg Omelette, Home Fries, Buttered Sourdough, Cappuccino, Smoked Hash (No Meat), Eggs Benedict
If farm-to-table comfort food and innovative cocktails with craft beers are what you’re looking for, the Clarendon Tavern offers its outdoor patio for all your needs.
Grab a seat here with friends and drink the night away or cool down during a warm afternoon with traditional pub fare.
Blue Cactus Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 2 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 7A1, Canada
CONTACT: 613 241-7061
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Mango Margaritas, Cajun Shrimp Tacos, Classic Burgers, Mojito, Bloody Caesar, Chicken Tacos, Carne Asada Nachos, Super Mixed Vegetables & Quinoa Bowl, Snapper with Sweet Potatoes & Lentils
Looking for cocktails, all-day happy hour snacks & mains like steak, pasta & burgers with scenic outdoor patio seating? Blue Cactus Bar & Grill’s outdoor patio looks almost magical during nighttime when its fairy lights are lit up and contrast against the dark.
This bar & grill even offers its patio as a party venue, so if you have any special events coming up, it’s one place you should consider.
ADDRESS: 21 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5, Canada
CONTACT: 613 241-1516
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Mimosas, Caesar Salad with Duck Confit, Club Sandwich, Foir Di Latte Sandwich, Beef Short Rib, Gnocchi, Smoked Terrine, Coffee
Aside from being a nice place for brunch or dinner, the Courtyard Restaurant is another possible event venue thanks to its elegant outdoor patio.
Even if you don’t have any special events, you can just enjoy the ambiance here with some good food.
ADDRESS: 14 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 7A1, Canada
CONTACT: 613 241-2401
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Nachos, Milkshake, Baked Beans, Burgers, Eggs Benedict, Onion Rings, Chicken Quesadilla, Moccachino, Meatlovers Breakfast, Reuben Sandwich, Original Burger, Greek Salad, Breakfast Poutine
Zak’s Diner offers visitors the classic diner experience with all-day breakfast, burgers & poutine, and a 24/7 operating schedule. This means you can grab a plate of your favorite dinner food anytime you want.
If you want our input, we can definitely vouch for the poutine, milkshake, and burgers which are all bangers.
Heart & Crown
ADDRESS: 67 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5, Canada
CONTACT: 613 562-0674
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Various Beers, Mocktails, Chowder, Fish Tacos, Cesar & Raspberry Mojito, Jerk Chicken Sandwich, Jameson Burger, Roasted Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes
Nestled in the historic Byward Market, Heart & Crown is actually made up of 5 pubs under one roof with six patios. It makes up what is locally known as Ottawa’s very own Irish Village.
Chomp down on the tasty burgers or try out the fish tacos, we promise you’ll be ordering more servings or a takeout box by the time you finish yours.
The Brig Pub
ADDRESS: 23 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7, Canada
CONTACT: 613 562-6666
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Smoked Salmon Soup, General Tso’s Cauliflower, Coconut Salmon, Chocolate Espresso Cake, Fries, Espresso Martini, Fish & Chips, Burger, Tuna Tartare, Shrimp Spaghetti with Creole Sauce
Have you ever wanted to feel like you’re in some sort of tropical jungle while having drinks with friends and or loved ones? The Brig Pub offers just that, with its designs that’ll just make you think that you’ve booked a flight straight to the Amazon rainforest.
During colder nights, I always end up ordering French onion soup to help warm me up. And for something a little bit heavier, the seared tuna nicoise tastes both fresh and filling.
Chateau Lafayette aka The Laff
ADDRESS: 42 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S6, Canada
CONTACT: 613 241-4747
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Hot Butter Sauce with Wings, Deep-Fried Pickles, Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich, Onion Rings
For history buffs, Chateau Lafayette aka ‘The Laff’ is the oldest pub in Ottawa, established all the way back in 1894.
To really explore everything Ottawa has to offer, plop down at its outdoor patio, grab a drink, and cross it off your bucket list if you haven’t yet!
ADDRESS: 81A Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5, Canada
CONTACT: 613 241-4747
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Chicken Tacos, Churros, Crispy Fish Tacos, Pig’s Head Taco, Cauliflower Taco, Tuna Tartare, Ox Tongue Taco, Crispy Betel Leaf Prawns, Papaya Salad
El Camino prides itself as a hip and down-to-earth eatery that offers typical Mexican street food. With an outdoor patio in front and even on its upper floor, you have a choice on which sort of view you prefer to go with your meal.
Aside from the usual food, drinks are also available to make your night a little bit more fun and maybe even wilder if you feel like going all out.
Bite Burger House
ADDRESS: 108 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M6, Canada
CONTACT: 613 562-2483
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Burning Love, Swiss Mushroom Burger, Poutine, Fries, Fish & Chips, Deep-Fried Ice Cream, Truffle Fries, Bite Me Burger, Crispy Chicken Nachos
When it comes to grabbing a bite to eat, you honestly can’t go wrong with burgers and nachos, especially when it comes with a view of the outside! Head on to Bite Burger House to fix your cravings and take in a breath of fresh air while you’re at it.
Our arteries might be mad at us the next day, but even we can’t resist taking a rest from healthy eating to indulge a little.
The best scenic patios in Downtown Rideau are La Terrasse, 1 Elgin, Clocktower Brewpub, Métropolitain Brasserie, Lone Star Texas Grill, the Albion Rooms, and Sí Señor.
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Specialty Cocktails, Hibiscus Beer, Steak Frites, Siracha Maple Chicken Waffles, French Mignardises
La Terrasse offers visitors an elegant dining experience with its upscale menu featuring a variety of classic French dishes. It has a lovely outdoor patio that’s just perfect for al fresco dining with friends and or loved ones on warm sunny days.
Nothing beats being able to watch that golden sunset while laying back on your comfy seat sipping a drink and nibbling on your favorite snack.
ADDRESS: 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1, Canada
CONTACT: 613 594-5127
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Mushroom Toast, Gnocchi, Tofu Bowl, Creme Brulee, Rabbit Croquettes, Bison Meatballs, Field to Shield, Grass-Fed Strip Loin, Braised Short Ribs, Roasted Beetroot Salad, Warm Lentil, Mushroom & Tofu Bowl, Cranberry Apple Bread Pudding, Maple Ice Cream
It’s one thing to get nice outdoor patio seats, but having riverside views to go along with your decadent meal? Located at the National Arts Centre, you can easily take a few minutes to visit this after taking a tour there.
The elegant dishes are also a feast for your eyes as they are for your mouth and can definitely brighten up your social media feed.
ADDRESS: 200 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L5, Canada
CONTACT: 613 724-4561
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Craft Beer, Calamari, Burgers, Tuna Poke Bowl, Fries, Chicken Wings, Fish Tacos, Homemade Meatloaf, Thai Peanut, Angry Goat Burger
There’s nothing like kicking back and gulping down a cold one on a nice outdoor patio after a long day, and the Clocktower Brewpub has exactly that!
It makes its own craft beer at its full-service craft brewery, so you can expect awesome drinks with your view.
ADDRESS: 700 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 1K4, Canada
CONTACT: 613 562-1160
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Baked/Fresh Oysters, Scallop Crudo, Bacon-Wrapped Monkfish, Braised Lamb, Duck Confit, Eggs Benedict, Burrata Toast, Mushroom Flatbread, Seafood Tower
Métropolitain Brasserie is a restaurant that gives off a chic and modern atmosphere and has a scenic outdoor patio. Its patio also features comfortable seating, making your dining experience with its classic French brasserie cuisine just perfect.
Based on our last visit here, our favorite time to drop by is during brunch, because the eggs benedict we had was absolutely scrumptious, especially coupled with the view!
Lone Star Texas Grill
ADDRESS: 128 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N9, Canada
CONTACT: 613 562-9865
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Fajita Combo, Chicken & Bacon Tacos, Margherita, Steak, Chips, Onion Rings, Duos Steak Fajitas, Ribs, Fried Potatoes, Salad, Tortilla Soup
Lone Star Texas Grill is a popular restaurant that specializes in authentic Texas-style BBQ and Tex-Mex cuisine, and its outdoor patio offers a casual space for dining. During summer evenings, the patio is a popular spot to socialize with family and friends.
But of course you don’t need to socialize if you don’t want to, because you can also just enjoy your own company and still take in the nice view, fresh air, and great food. You definitely shouldn’t miss out on the fajitas!
ADDRESS: 33 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7, Canada
CONTACT: 613 760-4771
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Charcuterie Board, Crostinis, Boar Rillette, Ricotta Gnocchi, Asparagus Bearnaise, Duck Poutine, Espresso Martini, Violet Mule
The Albion Rooms is a contemporary restaurant and bar located at the Novotel Ottawa Hotel with a menu that focuses on sustainably-sourced ingredients. The restaurant’s outdoor patio is especially nice during warm days, where you can soak up some sun.
It’s definitely one of the fancier locations, so don’t be surprised to pay top dollar for the high-class foods and scenery.
ADDRESS: 506 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Z7, Canada
CONTACT: 613 421-7490
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Tamales, Horchata, Quesabirria Tacos, Taco Combo, Cheese Poblano Tamal, Jarritos, Beef Burrito Combo, Tortilla Soup, Chaparrita
If you’re craving classic Mexican dishes alongside refreshing cocktails, Sí Señor is more than happy to fix you up! Food is best eaten when it’s hot and fresh, so don’t be afraid to take a seat on its outdoor patio for a minute or two.
The best scenic patios in Elgin Street are the Whalesbone, Datsun, the Standard Luxury Tavern, Sir John A, Pure Kitchen, Deacon Brodies, Lieutenant’s Pump, and Cooper’s Gastropub.
ADDRESS: 231 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L6, Canada
CONTACT: 613 505-4300
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Oysters, Caesar Salad, Deep Fried Ice Cream, Salmon, Trout, Angus Striploin, Foie Gras Torchon, Lobster Gratine, Chocolate Mousse, Clam Chowder, Truffle Fries, Poki Bowl, Lobster Risotto, Seafood Rolls, Dry Aged Steak, Calamari
Specializing in seafood acquired locally and sustainably, Whalesbone offers some of the best surf & turf and a quiet back patio where you can enjoy your meal in peace. While you’re there, do try out the oyster bar!
Although it has other dishes available, Whalesbone is best known for its quality seafood, and for good reason too. With how fresh the oysters were when we last visited, we can guarantee that seafood is where this restaurant really shines.
ADDRESS: 380 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1N1, Canada
CONTACT: 613 421-7411
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Dan Dan Noodles, Crispy Chicken Bao, Squash Dumplings, Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Wings, Smashed Cucumber Salad, Tofu Buns, Eggplant Dan Dan, Papaya Salad, Tuna Tartare
Datsun is an Asian fusion restaurant with a spacious sunken front patio where you can enjoy unique dishes with friends.
Don’t pass up the classics, like warm steamed buns or hot ramen noodles, which can perfectly heat you up on chilly evenings.
Standard Luxury Tavern
ADDRESS: 360 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M8, Canada
CONTACT: 613 232-6274
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Mission Im-Pesto-Ble Pizza, Stay Gold Pizza, Waffles, Deep-Dish Pizza, Bbq Pizza, Fries, Pineapple Margherita, Florida Tracksuit, Burger
Offering classic pub fare, Standard Luxury Tavern has a spacious outdoor patio just at the front of its location.
This rustic-chic nightspot also has evening DJs, a perfect accompaniment to your evening here.
Sir John A Pub
ADDRESS: 284 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M3, Canada
CONTACT: 613 567-2746
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Lemon Herb Salmon, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chicken Wings, Deep-Fried Pickles, Chicken Tenders, Sir John a Pale Ale, Sangria
Named after Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A Pub has a scenic front patio where you can knock back draft brews, cocktails, and standard pub grub in comfort.
ADDRESS: 340 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M5, Canada
CONTACT: 613 233-7873
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Falafel Wrap with Greens, Carrot Cake, Cauliflower Bites, Charred Broccoli, Kale Temptation Salad, Tofu Bowl, Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich Wrap, Classic Burger with Cashew Cheese
You’re probably tired of all the pubs we’ve gone through, so if you’re not up for any alcoholic drinks and want vegetarian-friendly options, Pure Kitchen’s got you covered.
Try out its vegetarian spread and juice bar at its front patio without a care in the world.
ADDRESS: 247 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G1, Canada
CONTACT: 613 236-6464
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Eggs Benedict, Smoked Ham, Fried Potatoes, Coffee, Tacos, Fries, Beef Empanada, Scotch, Fish & Chips, Apple Crumble
This Scottish-inspired pub has a comfortable outdoor patio and boasts Ottawa’s finest whiskey collection with over 400 bottles. If trying them out seems like fun to you, then go on and drop by!
ADDRESS: 361 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M9, Canada
CONTACT: 613 238-2949
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Salmon Meal, Basil Pesto Sandwich, Rib Eye Sandwich, Eggs Benedict, Blueberry Pancakes, Mulligatawny Soup, Dubliner Benny
The Lieutenant’s Pump prides itself as a longtime British pub with classic pub fare, a good selection of beers, and a front patio where you can enjoy it.
Order customer favorites like the salmon meal or the rib-eye steak sandwich, but personally, I have my eyes on the chicken wings.
ADDRESS: 25 Cartier St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1J2, Canada
CONTACT: 613 237-2111
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings, Nachos, Pizza, Brownies, Deep Fried Calamari, Breakfast Poutine, Eggs Benedict, Beef/Chicken Burgers
Cooper’s Gastropub, located just at the Embassy Hotel & Suites, offers a contemporary yet casual vibe, along with a cozy outdoor patio on the side street.
With decent portion sizes, good taste, and a good dining ambiance, it’s one of those places you can’t miss.
The best scenic patios on Bank Street are Flora Hall Brewing and Fauna.
Flora Hall Brewing
ADDRESS: 37 Flora St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1A7, Canada
CONTACT: 613 695-2339
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Ravioli, Samosas, Belgian Dubbel, Dry Hopped Sour, Oat Pale Ale, Bone Marrow, Sour Beer, Jerk Chicken Plate, Thai Bowl
Flora Hall Brewing is another gastropub that brews its very own beer, meaning you can taste this restaurant’s very own unique brews. Don’t forget to order a meal from its seasonal menu before taking a seat on its tented patio.
ADDRESS: 425 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y7, Canada
CONTACT: 613 563-2862
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Rib Eye Steak Special, Mushroom Bisque, Endive Salad, Brussel Sprouts, Oysters, Quail, Burger, Iberico Pork Chops with Black Trumpet Puree
The Fauna is a rustic yet stylish eatery that serves locally-sourced Canadian small plates from its seasonal menu. As for its outdoor patio, it’s tented, which offers ample cover from small rain showers.
The best scenic patios in the Glebe are Irene’s Pub, Erling’s Variety, Feleena’s Mexican Cantina, and Kettleman’s Bagels.
ADDRESS: 885 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W4, Canada
CONTACT: 613 230-4474
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich, House Salad, Brisket Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Coffee, Broccoli & Cheddar Soup, Tater Tots
Sometimes, it’s not enough to have good drinks, warm food, and nice scenery, but luckily Irene’s Pub has just the thing you need.
With daily live music, you can spice up your night whenever you decide to spend it here.
ADDRESS: 225 Strathcona Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 1X7, Canada
CONTACT: 613 231-8484
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Chicken Waffles, Duck Breast Tartare, Fried Chicken, Poached Eggs, Coffee, Scallops, Gnocchi, Salad, Crack Pie
For fine dining and a regularly changing menu that’s inspired by the season, Erling’s Variety certainly lives up to its name.
With good lighting, good music, and even better food, there’s not really anything else you can ask for.
Feleena’s Mexican Cantina
ADDRESS: 742 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V4, Canada
CONTACT: 613 233-2010
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Vegetarian Chili Nachos, Enchiladas, Fish Tacos, Deep-Fried Ice Cream, Fajitas, Tamales, Chimichanga, Tequila Shrimp
Feleena’s Mexican Cantina gives visitors a taste of Mexico by serving tacos, burritos, and other authentic staples you can eat at its outdoor patio.
Vegetarian options are also available, such as vegetarian chili nachos and even desserts like deep-fried ice cream.
ADDRESS: 912 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W4, Canada
CONTACT: 613 567-7100
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Montreal Bagels, Kettleman’s Special, Breakfast Bagel Meal with Egg & Bacon, Coffee, Western Bagel Sandwich on an Everything Bagel, Tuna Bagel Sandwich on an Onion Bagel
Kettleman’s offers classic bagels, different bagel flavors, and even bagel sandwiches that you can certainly enjoy on the go or at its outdoor patio seating. It’s open 24 hours, so you can easily visit any time it’s convenient for you.
The best scenic patios in Chinatown are Rangoon Restaurant, the Vanitea Room, Drip House, and the Art House Café.
ADDRESS: 634 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5K4, Canada
CONTACT: 613 680-8821
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Shan-Style Noodles, Green Tea Leaf Salad, Tofu Mushroom Stir-Fry Fry, Spicy Chickpea Curry, Vegetarian Shan Noodles, Chickpea Bites
Rangoon Restaurant is unique because it’s an authentic Burmese restaurant that is known for its delicious traditional cuisine and vibrant atmosphere.
Its outdoor patio allows guests to enjoy their exotic dishes while basking in the natural outdoors.
ADDRESS: 551 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5J9, Canada
CONTACT: 613 695-8832
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Eggs Benedict, Lavender Latte, Afternoon Tea, Coffee, Mimosas, Scones, Purple Benedict, Prosecco Brunch, Tacos, Beef Brisket
The Vanitea Room is an elegant and charming English-style tea room that specializes in artisan teas, freshly baked goods, and light bites.
The outdoor patio feels like an oasis where you can indulge in the luxurious afternoon tea experience.
ADDRESS: 692 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P3, Canada
CONTACT: 613 680-2468
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Avocado Toast, Espresso Martini, Fifty-Fifty, Portside, Honey Lavender Latte, Very Cultured, Sliders, Tacos, Jalapeno Poppers
Drip House is a trendy coffee shop that serves up specialty coffee and delicious pastries, perfect for your next social media post.
Grab a chair at its scenic outdoor patio and start taking the nicest cafe photos without worry.
Art House Café
ADDRESS: 555 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Ontario
CONTACT: 613 230-9555
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Vanilla Latte, Coffee, Mocha, Spinach & Cheese Empanadas, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The Art House Café is another vibrant and eclectic café that serves up a mean cup of joe, snacks, and even a rotating selection of art from local artists.
If you particularly enjoy art, the outdoor patio is a great place to socialize with other similar people.
The best scenic patios in Little Italy are La Dolce Vita, Ayla’s Social Kitchen, La Roma, and Mati.
La Dolce Vita
ADDRESS: 180 Preston St, Ottawa, ON, Canada
CONTACT: 613 233-6239
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Stuffed Mushrooms, Pizza, Chicken Parmesan, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Creme Brulee, Gnocchi Arrabbiata, Cheesecake
La Dolce Vita is a classic Italian eatery situated in Little Italy and boasts a quaint and picturesque outdoor patio that makes you feel like you’re in the streets of Tuscany.
With its rustic decor and twinkling lights, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a nice meal outdoors.
Ayla’s Social Kitchen
ADDRESS: 338 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M6, Canada
CONTACT: 343 984-4486
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Lamb Pita with Fries, Persian Kebab, Lamb Hummus, Brie, Feta/Pistachio Dip, Halloumi Fries, Egyptian Labneh, Naan Bread, Crostinis, Ayla Kebab, Halva Sundae
Ayla’s Social Kitchen is a classy destination that offers authentic Mediterranean dishes with Persian influences.
Guests can enjoy a summery brunch, a refreshing drink, or an intimate dinner at its outdoor patio if they wish to do so.
ADDRESS: 430 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N4, Canada
CONTACT: 613 234-8244
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Burrata, Seafood Pasta, Veal, Lamb Shank, Fazzoletti, Zucchini Sticks, Ravioli, Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Fettucine Pesto, Pollo Balsamico, Uccelletti Scappati
Established in 1962, La Roma offers a modern twist on classic Italian cuisine, which is why it’s been a favorite in the city for over 25 years now.
It has an outdoor patio that’s tastefully decorated with soft lights that make evenings here all the more relaxing.
ADDRESS: 428 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N2, Canada
CONTACT: 613 680-3860
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Seafood Pasta, Lobster Grilled Cheese, Seafood Tower, Gnocchi, Lobster Ravioli, Tomahawk Wagyu Steak, Raspberry Cheesecake
Mediterranean-style fresh seafood dishes are the specialty at Mati, serving them grilled or raw. It has a wraparound and tented back patio where you can enjoy your extravagant meals in peace.
The best scenic patios in Westboro Village are Lexington Smokehouse & Bar and Brassica.
Lexington Smokehouse & Bar
ADDRESS: 344 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5C6, Canada
CONTACT: 613 218-8209
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Shrimp Toast, Meat Platter, Mac & Cheese, Egg Potato Salad, Smoking Gun, Shady Lady, Beef Brisket & Fork, Knife Chicken, Loaded Tots
Maybe you’re craving barbecue, and if that’s the case, this classic smokehouse & bar has all these delicious meats served in generous portions and a laid-back atmosphere.
If you prefer a more open space, it also has a nice patio available.
ADDRESS: 309 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X6, Canada
CONTACT: 613 680-7575
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Eggs Benedict with Mushroom, Fried Chicken & Waffles, Mushroom Toast, Fried Octopus, Thick-Cut Fries, Banoffee Pie
If you’re looking for a nice outdoor patio where you can enjoy Sunday brunch, Brassica is a restaurant that serves various meat, seafood & veggie dishes, plus dessert.
It also has a nice selection of drinks that you can enjoy while lounging on its outdoor patio.
The best scenic patios in Wellington West are Stella Luna, Absinthe, and Tooth & Nail Brewing Company.
ADDRESS: 1130 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z3, Canada
CONTACT: 613 695-6565
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Gelato Cake, Ferrero Roche Ice Cream, Deliver, Buttermilk Waffles, Caramel & Banana, Nutella & Banana, Oreo Cake, Pistachio Gelato
Stella Luna Gelato Cafe is an Italian gelateria that offers a charming outdoor patio that is perfect for people-watching on a sunny day while nibbling on their cold treats.
Enjoy a scoop or two of its famous gelato, and add a cappuccino while soaking in some sun.
ADDRESS: 1208 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z7, Canada
CONTACT: 613 761-1138
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Salmon & Tuna Tartare, Scallop Pasta, Creme Brulee, Paté Board, Pasta with Morels, Salmon, Steak
Absinthe is an elegant brasserie that’s just perfect for a romantic evening or a special celebration.
It has a front and even back outdoor patio that offers stunning views of Ottawa’s skyline and is illuminated by soft lighting as you eat and mingle.
Tooth & Nail Brewing Company
ADDRESS: 3 Irving Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1Z2, Canada
CONTACT: 613 761-1138
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Brown Ale, Vim, Vigor Pilsner, Stout, New York Dog, Chicago Dog, Bratwurst Plate, Lucidity (Summer Pale Ale), Rabble Rouser, Supernova (Lager), Chips & Dip
For beer lovers, Tooth & Nail Brewing Company offers a fun and relaxed outdoor patio where you can try a variety of craft beers brewed on-site.
There are also sandwiches & snacks available, fitting for the laid-back, casual vibe and colorful street art.
Other Patios with Great Scenic Views
Other patios with great scenic views in Ottawa are Mill Street Brewpub and Ashton Brew Pub.
Mill Street Brewpub
ADDRESS: 3 Irving Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1Z2, Canada
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Fish & Chips, French Fries, Coleslaw, Elk Burger, Salmon, Beef Tourtiere, Fiesta Chicken Pizza, Chicken Nachos, Bison Burger, Chicken Burger
Mill Street Brewpub is situated inside a historic building that’s about 140 years old where you can grab a pint, try unique dishes, and even brewery tours with samples. The patio is surrounded by many trees, so it’s much more shaded and cooler to sit at.
Ashton Brew Pub
ADDRESS: 113 Old Mill Rd, Ottawa, ON K0A 1B0
CONTACT: 613 257-4423
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Fish & Chips, Steak & Mushroom Pie, Steak & Kidney Pie, Scotch Egg, Onion Rings, French Onion Soup, Special Roast Beef Wrap, Chicken Boxty with Mushroom
Ashton Brew Pub, situated just outside the city and along the banks of the Jock River, offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience for patrons at its scenic patio.
The covered patio overlooks the water, giving charming waterfront views while you eat.
Best Scenic Patios for Summer in Ottawa
The best scenic patios for summer in Ottawa are Baja Burger Shack and Canal Ritz.
Baja Burger Shack
ADDRESS: 102 Greenview Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 5Z6, Canada
CONTACT: 613 862-2252
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Jerk Burgers, Fries, Fish Tacos, Beef Tacos, Quesadillas, Big Kahuna Burger
Baja Burger has a vibrant outdoor patio that’s ideal for soaking up the summer sun, plus the colorful decor and lively music really help bring in the summer spirit.
For quick bites and fun summer vibes, drop by here once the warmer season kicks in.
ADDRESS: 375 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON K1S 5M5, Canada
CONTACT: 613 238-8998
MUST-ORDER MENU ITEMS: Pear & Brie Pizza, Key Lime Pie, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Smoked Salmon Salad, Charcuterie Board, Calabrese Pizza
If we’re talking about the best scenic patios in summer, then we can’t leave out the Canal Ritz, which is situated just along the Rideau Canal.
With Italian dishes, a relaxed atmosphere, and a view of the flowing canal, it’s one of the best places to visit for great eats and good scenery.
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