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Courtyard Restaurant

#78 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
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21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
+1 613-241-1516
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For the second year, we held our Christmas Party (for 20) at the Courtyard. Working with Cynthia and her colleagues made planning easy on my end. Everyone enjoyed the ambiance of The Loft dining room, the food was delicious and our servers were friendly and attentive. Merci!

1 Thank 83dianne
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much Cynthia and the Courtyard staff on another wonderful event. Gorgeous Venue, Excellent Food and Amazing Staff...what more can you ask for!!! Look forward to working with you again soon. Cheers! Angie

1 Thank dadsmoffatt
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We held a corporate dinner for 20 last week at the Courtyard. It was the dinner that almost wasn't as I had given the wrong date to the event planner Cynthia! I only discovered my error when Cynthia left me a message asking if everything was okay since we didn't show up for our event. Thankfully the Courtyard was able... More 

1 Thank Michelle W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To add to my Wife's post from a few weeks back (“Cheated out of my wedding day”) - there are two sides to every story and miscommunication does happen. Unfortunately this does not explain our wedding disaster at the Courtyard. After working with two event planners from the Courtyard (one leaving or being dismissed half way) we ended up with... More 

1 Thank Steve S
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Courtyard Restaurant did a beautiful job in helping us celebrate our wedding earlier this month - We wanted a small wedding ceremony and meal for 20 people, without too much decorating and within our budget. Cynthia, the event coordinator, took care of all the details, provided us with many recommendations for the event (from the tablerunners to budget conscious... More 

1 Thank mnc700
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my husband were very pleased with the service and execution of our wedding day last month. All of our details were looked after by the Events Coordinator and staff and many guests commented on the Events Coordinator's efficiency in managing any hiccups that occurred. We had issues with our DJ hired from an outside company - she took... More 

1 Thank vthom103
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time, beautiful old world venue, former garrison. Good good a bit pricey. Service is good but you need to give yourself plenty of time especially if you need to be done by a given time.

Thank Patricia Maria B
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all the glowing reviews seen on TripAdvisor, it seemed like a no brainer when we booked our wedding with the Courtyard for October 29th, 2016. My purpose of writing this review is not to slander the facility or its staff - rather to provide advice to other brides/grooms booking their special day with them so that you do not... More 

1 Thank Ashley M
courtyardrestaurant, Manager at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. To those reading this response, please note that there are two sides to every story and we will fully explain ours in kind to any inquiry- in private- as we sincerely attempted to do the night of this experience. As always, we believe in discretion. To all couples considering hosting their wedding at our award-winning... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of ten celebrating a midweek special occasion. We reserved a semi-private room and arrived to find the restaurant pleasantly busy. Coats were checked (free), we were shown to our seats and the drink order was taken promptly. The menu is quite varied and the choices appealed to everyone in our group. For starters we tried the... More 

1 Thank CasaRoscoe
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had my wedding last night and wow all expectations we had were totally surpassed! The ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and reception were all wonderful. We had rented the top floor, dinner was for 60 people and had an additional 30 people for the reception only and everyone was pleased with everything. Our event coordinator, Cynthia, and the team were... More 

1 Thank Jar84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 56
Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1516
For over 30 years our supberb cuisine and charming elegant atmosphere have made us a favorite destination for relaxed fine dining, special occasions, family gatherings, and professional celebrations. We are located in the ByWard Market in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Experience romantic dining at it's best!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?