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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
+1 613-562-9331
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donuts” (73 reviews)
“braised beef” (28 reviews)
“tacos” (145 reviews)
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Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 355 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for a lunch meal with my toddler and we were disappointed with the food and service. It took a while to be seated and the food took also quite a long time to get to us, although there was a large group that...More

Thank GChan156
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife at sidedoor as i had a discount with my entertainment book. Menu was original, range of different and good wine. We took an appetizer that we shared and both took the black cod that was served in a bowl with a...More

Thank travelsoften1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation on the same day for a large group - the numbers kept changing but the staff was unfailingly accommodating and cheerful. The food was excellent and the ambience great. I would definitely go back!

Thank C R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The main thing for me is the quality of food. And the Sidedoor experience was amazing! We were a group of 5, ordered different things and everyone enjoyed it very much! A must in visiting Ottawa!

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I've previously reviewed this restaurant, giving it five stars. I've visited several times in the past year, and have always been impressed. However, recent visits have been a let down. Namely, the server was incredibly slow, and we ended up spending two and a half...More

Thank marielkaine
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I love the concept of "tapas"...this is one of the reasons for making a reservation for dinner here. The décor and ambiance is nice, the servers where professional and the food was nothing special. Not one of the small plates had any impact on me....More

Thank Gillandjp
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Loved the food, atmospheres and service. The four of us shared appetizers and mains quite easily. They handled our requests for both vegetarian and non veg quite seamlessly. Will go back.

1  Thank MikedenHaan
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Sharing plates - hmmm! Not necessarily my first choice for a dinner with folks I had just met that afternoon. But the martini loosened me up and off we went. Tacos, callimari, pulled pork and chicken, braised beef, pork bellys, sides of fries and rice...More

Thank Marty D
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A friend and I ate supper here, and it was uniquely scrumptious. The servings are perfectly suited - and you're encouraged - to share. I highly recommend doing so, simply for the reason that you can then sample a greater variety. We had 6 appetizers...More

Thank DandH_1989
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Had lunch with a few friends. Service was slow. Meal was pretty good but the atmosphere was awesome. I would suggest this place if you were looking for a couple of apps / light meal and drinks before a night out on the town.

Thank HonestReviewsOnly11
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Would like to try this restaurant as I've heard a lot of good things. What sort of craft beers to you sell?
15 March 2016|
Response from FarineFiveRoses | Reviewed this property |
Tiny beer list. Only 4 beers on tap of which one local (Kitchisippi) and one Quebec (Blanche de Chambly). Disappointing.
Tusharandsheryl M
Do you have gluten-free options?
11 February 2015|
Response from aaronjmazurek |
Absolutely! Any of the tacos can be done on lettuce-leaf instead of the flour tortillas - and many of the menu items do not contain gluten at all. Just make sure to let your server know of your preferences.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-9331
  • E-mail
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates
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