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Black Dog Bistro

#67 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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5540 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario K4M 1A2, Canada
+1 613-692-3779
11:30 - 23:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This really restaurant came highly recommended to us by family. We were a group of ten getting together for a special occasion. Because of our amazing server, we had an enjoyable time, but seven of us did not enjoy our food. The three dishes that got good reviews in our group were the steak, the steak sandwhich, and the ribs.... More 

Thank Joy J
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch there this past week and loved the place. We like the way they have used antique horsey/farm mementos and all the pictures of dogs (we're dog lovers). The menu is really diverse and sophisticated -- lots to chose from.and everything sounds absolutely delicious. The daily soup (cream of roasted butternut squash, I think it... More 

Thank LarryJSabo
Perth, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit this restaurant every time I am near the area, The new renovation has been thoughtfully done to blend in nicely with the Main street in the Village, The new side is country chic meets ski chalet and is quite impressive with high ceilings. The original side is very comfortable, busy and the hub of town. The food here is... More 

Thank johnnymac017
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from out of town and whenever I go to Manotick to visit friends I always make a point of stopping at the Black Dog for lunch or dinner. I love the menu. They think outside the box when it come to different ways of making the average lunch or dinner. I've sat at the bar and in the dining... More 

Thank Lee-Anne B
Greely, Ontario
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is great with awesome friendly smiling staff!!! Been there many times and will be back for sure many more. The food is really delicious and so is the awesome presentation. The beet salad is super but so is the salmon burger; the cheese and charcuterie board ; the ribs are fall off the bone; ect... The beer and... More 

Thank Kristina B
Laval, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch out with friends, all of us enjoyed our dishes. The Salmon burger with avocado hummus was generous and delicious. My neighbour's sweet potato fries were among the best I have ever tasted. Salads were fresh and interesting, with good dressings. On the other hand, prices were a bit high for a lunch menu. The noise level is very high,... More 

Thank Marti S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect scallops apps special, perfect meals, (steak, halibut, steak sandwich, kids pogo.) Steak and fish done perfectly, fires and veggies awesome and service was super attentive, very friendly and helpful. Will go back as group later this month for birthday party. Recommended desserts were also delicious. Can't say enough about experience and dinner tonight. (It wasn't loud, so I can't... More 

Thank Melissa A
Ottawa, Canada
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were a group of 12 and all were pleased with their meal which varied from salmon to steaks and lamb shanks. I had the lamb shanks and it was done to perfection and a generous portion with potatoes and vegetable. The atmosphere is nice and the service excellent. The only negative on the restaurant is the noise level. Suggest... More 

Thank Bonjours
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have eaten here several times. Each time the service and food was excellent. The staff are friendly and courteous without being familiar. The setting/decor is charming, modern without being sterile, there's a lovely fireplace and the rooms are well lit. On each occasion, the place was full and the noise level was high, but not to the point where it... More 

Thank ReneeOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy spontaneous visits here. Comfortable atmosphere, clean and nice menu choices. Always find something different to try with specials and varied menu. Only issue would be wine price and selection. Could use a bit of an overhaul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Canadian, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5540 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario K4M 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-692-3779

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