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Play Food & Wine

1 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-667-9207
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Ranked #8 of 2,171 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $86
Cuisines: French, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Our first PLAY experience was at midnight after a movie at the Bytowne. We discovered PLAY for the first time. The sommelier encouraged us to try the three cheeses with 3 flights of complimentary wine. He spent a great deal of time critiquing everything for us, it was so much fun, the cheese and wine choices were so good! This... More

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Westmount, QC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Have been to Play Food & Wine for dinner and lunch and certainly was not disappointed with either meal. The plates are well presented and are always delicious. Have tried the fish dishes as well as some of the meat ones and they are well prepared with lots of care. The ambiance is rather stark but the staff make up... More

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Ottawa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One evening after work, we decided to pop into this place and give it a go. So happy we did! We had heard many great things about this place and they were all exactly what they said, 'you'll love it!'.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Have been to Play several times as an after performance haunt. We are usually famished because, er...who wants to eat before the ballet? But then, at 10:30 or 11:00 pm who wants to eat too much. The plates at Play are perfect for hungry girls to share and there is always a good selection of interesting food items as well... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you want a great experience with food, you are at the best place. It is expensive and portion was small. I like the atmosphere.

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Ottawa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Why? because of the atmosphere, the food and the wine! :o) ... I guess the name of the restaurant says it all! Mix and match different plates, add a wine pairing - that's fun and yummy. Always like to go. Je recommande pour l'atmosphère, la bouffe et le vin... le format est génial et permet de goûter à plusieurs plats... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is the second time I have eaten at Play. I decided to bring my mother and sister here to celebrate my Mom's 85th birthday. The main reason is my Mother no longer has a huge appetite so this is allows her to enjoy an upscale dining experience where she can sample a number of dishes without worrying about "wasting"... More

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Play last night. The plates are all just the right size for sharing so we were able to experience a lot of different types if food. We enjoyed all our selections - the pork belly was a little on the fatty side. My only other suggestion would be to request a... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I had lunch at Play and shared a number of there tapas like dishes with their recommended wine matches. Everything was excellent and well crafted. The room is unassuming, small and fairly non-descripted but is located in the heart of the byword market and a fun place to stop in after a stroll around the market. We... More

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Toronto
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

All items come in appetizer sizes so you order 2 or 3. Mind you, in my opinion, they were largish appetizer size, so keep that in mind. Food was excellent, tasty and well presented. Service was also excellent, timely without hovering. Not cheap!

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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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