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Play Food & Wine

1 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-667-9207
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Ranked #4 of 2,187 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $86
Cuisines: French, Tapas, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Dining at Play is a wonderful experience. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed several small plates in a relaxing atmosphere Never felt rushed and enjoyed each course which we ordered over the course of the evening. I have been in restaurants in Chicago with a similar theme but all courses appeared at once. Not the case here. Nicely... More

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Ottawa, ON
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

My colleagues took me here for my birthday lunch. The two-for-$22 lunch deal is great and none of us had a dish we didn't like! Fun atmosphere, the only issue is that it's a bit loud when very busy. And the service is not terribly fast - if you need to get in and out in an hour, it's a... More

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Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Fun place to go with friends and also a great destination for a romantic meal for two. The menu is great and the service is very reliable. This is one of my favourite restaurants in the city. I look forward to returning and eating here again.

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Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This restaurant is very reliable. It is a fun place to be with great views of the market. The food I always good although on this visit one or two items were good but not great. A wonderful wine list. Always great service.

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I popped in the other day for a quick dinner, and the food was absolutely delicious! I order the rabbit confit and my husband had the catfish, and we had a side of falafel. The food was impeccably prepared and fast too, and the waitress serving us was super friendly. One of my favourite go to places!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Play was great. A little hip, a little trendy and a lot of fun. On the edge of the Byward Market it has a bit of an upstairs feel. The tables are close in the European style and menu is a small-plates play with food approach to eating. Everything we had was excellent - the Hanger Steak was brilliant. Well... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stopped in for a late bite. David was a great host and provided a overview of the menu. We ordered 4 things - the scallops were my favourite. They also had a fantastic wine list and it was great to see a wide selection of Ontario VQA wines! Would recommend it and would go back if visiting the area... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is the first restaurant my husband and I tried on our very first date four years ago and we have been back several times since. I love how the menu changes with the seasons and how the food and service are always superb. The menu consists of small dishes (tapas) so you can share and try several of them... More

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Fitzroy Harbour
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Located in the Byward Market downtown Ottawa, they have terrific menu of small plates to satisfy many palates. I have been here many times and each and every time is special with fantastic food, excellent wines and the service is exceptional. My husband has many food allergies, and they have this information on file - the kitchen works with that... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to go in Ottawa for lunch. It is operated by well-know restaurateur Stephen Beckta, who also operates Beckta's, widely considered one of Ottawa's best restaurants, but is slightly less expensive, than his signature place. The dishes are small (like tapas) but invariably interesting. The servers can also recommend wine by the glass from... More

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Additional Information about Play Food & Wine

Address: 1 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 613-667-9207
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Average Prices: USD 21 - 86
Cuisine: French, Tapas, Wine Bar

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