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Eat Local Guide

Last Updated January 01, 2017
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The chefs at the restaurants in our Eat Local Guide know how to harness the best of the season in delectable dishes and inventive cocktails. Celebrate our region's culinary talent and local farmers by supporting these restaurants.


Why We Love It: Absinthe is renowned for its commitment to fine food. The restaurant is a modern bistro, using locally sourced ingredients and prepared in an inventive and sophisticated manner. Enjoy the richness of...
|1208 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON, ca

Arlington 5

Why We Love It: Tucked behind Wilf & Ada’s, Arlington Five is a coffee and sandwich house, great for hanging out or taking out. Offering public and private events in this unique café space.
|5 Arlington Avenue, Ottawa, ON, ca


Why We Love It: simple. humble. food. Relaxed atmosphere, minutes from Parliament Hill, in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Offering globally inspired dishes, sourced with a local-first ethos, for lunch and dinner....
|155 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, ca

das Lokal

Why We Love It: Come and enjoy the unique charm of Das Lokal where you will find delicious food that nods smartly to its German and European roots. They take pride in our locally-sourced seasonal menu and their...
|190 Dalhousie St., Ottawa, ON, ca


Why We Love It: fauna is about the things we love: eating and drinking with friends and family in a fun space. Their menu is seasonally driven and they support local farmers and producers wherever possible.
|425 Bank St., Ottawa, ON, ca

La Maison Conroy

Why We Love It: Aylmer’s newest dining destination offering dinner service Tuesday through Saturday. An ever-changing menu that is tied to the seasons and supported by local farmers throughout the region. A raw...
|61 rue Principale, Alymer, QC, ca

Les Fougères

Why We Love It: The new Fougères offers a more relaxed vibe, huge windows overlooking garden and woods, inviting rammed earth bar, small or large plates, screened verandah, pizza hearth oven, gourmet store and...
|783 Route 105, Chelsea, QC, ca

Les Vilains Garcons

Why We Love It: Come and share a haven of delights for the palate. Each day, Les Vilains Garçons reveals a little bit of old and little bit of new simmering with the joyous moods of their kitchen.
|39 rue Laval, Gatineau, QC, ca

Meat Press

Why We Love It: Known for their gourmet sandwiches and charcuterie, Meat Press is now cooking up French-Canadian inspired dinners! Local farmers, growers and foragers are key elements in this charming bistro found...
|45 Armstrong St., Hintonburg, ON, ca


Why We Love It: At MēNa they believe fine dining should be an experience. Sophisticated dishes created with fresh local ingredients; a blind tasting menu that will leave your taste buds delighted. Come share in...
|276 Preston St., Ottawa, ON, ca

North and Navy

Why We Love It: North and Navy's menu is inspired by tradition and dictated by the quality and availability of ingredients. NoNa plays off the similarities between the climates of Eastern Ontario and Northeast Italy...
|226 Nepean Street, Ottawa, ON, ca

Ola Cocina

Why We Love It: Bringing Mexican food to Ottawa's most notorious 'hoods. Chef Donna Chevrier makes it fresh and real in these festive little Mexican Taquerias in Vanier and Hintonburg. Open Tuesday through Sunday for...
|1079 Wellington Street W, Ottawa, ON, ca

SOIF Bar à Vin

Why We Love It: Véronique Rivest: #2 sommelier in the world, zero attitude. Jamie Stunt: award-winning chef, ping-pong obsession. Intrigued? Wines by the glass, small plates, staff who love their jobs. Just...
|88 rue Montcalm , Gatineau, QC, ca

Tennessy Willems

Why We Love It: Tennessy Willems pizza dough is made in house on a daily basis. They support local farmers such as Mariposa Farms for their duck and cheeses, Par Toutatis for their wild boar, Bush Gardens for their...
|1082 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON, ca

The Pomeroy House

Why We Love It: Once you get past the exquisite menu, the carefully chosen wines, and the simple yet sophisticated dining room...a calm elegance with the feel of a neighborhood meeting place will overcome you. One of...
|749 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, ca

The Rowan

Why We Love It: Nestled just steps from Lansdowne, at the edge of the Glebe, sits the new neighborhood gastropub, The Rowan. With this re-invented, English-inspired gastropub, The Fraser Brothers are offering...
|915 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, ca

Two Six {Ate}

Why We Love It: Everything from the pasta to the charcuterie is prepared in house. Dishes and cocktails made with locally procured and sustainable ingredients, all right up until 2am.
|268 Preston Street, Ottawa, ON, ca

Wilf & Ada's

Why We Love It: A cozy neighbourhood brunch spot with a penchant for hospitality, this scratch diner offers modern classics that are made in-house with the best ingredients from the region. Open 7 days a week.
|510 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, ca
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