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Top 10 Ottawa Romantic Restaurants

Last updated: January 14, 2010


Top 10 Romantic Restaurants

Ottawa’s Top 10 Romantic Restaurants will help you find the best date restaurants in Ottawa!



Mamma Grazzi’s Kitchen

Found in a stone heritage building that was built in 1827, Mamma Grazzi’s encompasses European chic at its finest, with preserved cobblestones and charming frescoes that set the tone for an unforgettable evening.

Canal Ritz

This long-standing and well-respected establishment has served Presidents and Prime Ministers, and offers superb, 360 degree views of the canal from its location on a modified dock that seemingly floats on the water.

Shanghai Restaurant

Although it may not be romantic in the most traditional sense, Shanghai makes it easy to enjoy the company of your dining partner through its ambient décor, provided by talented local artists, as well as an attitude that says that relationships don’t have to be boring!

Beckta Dining & Wine 

Beckta combines the atmospheric surroundings of an old Victorian home with a menu of locally-sourced and organic ingredients, and creates and presents every dish with the care and attention of a new lover aiming to please.

Oh So Good 

Instead of suffering through an over-priced and mediocre meal for the first date with your crush, indulge in a dessert and coffee from Oh So Good and enjoy taste-testing the other’s treat.

Moorside Tea Room Mackenzie King Estate 

Just a short drive from downtown Ottawa, the landscaped grounds of the Mackenzie King estate are perfect for a romantic stroll before settling in for traditional high tea at the Moorside.

Merlot Rooftop Grill

As Ottawa’s only revolving restaurant, the Merlot, located on the 29th floor of the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, offers diners what feels to be a private and exclusive and view of the city.

Navarra Restaurant

Specializing in authentic cuisine from Northern Spain, Navarra brings out the best of local ingredients, just as a lover should bring out the best in you.

Signatures by Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu has been nurturing the country’s chefs since the 1700s, and its on-site restaurant, Signatures, never fails to surpass its own lofty standards year after year. To truly impress a date, bring them to this 1874 Tudor Revival-style mansion and watch their jaw drop.

Zak’s Diner

Zak doesn’t like to pressure. He just likes to have fun, and his homey Lowertown restaurant is the perfect place to break the ice with someone you are hoping to get to know better.


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