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Play Food & Wine

1 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-667-9207
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Ranked #11 of 2,234 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $86
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Oswego, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here last Friday. We had made online reservations, mentioning a food allergy. Alas, when we arrived, very few plates could be had. We did have a delicious salmon over white beans, as well as a salad, the only options. Their "inexpensive" wine was really not good. But the manager took off a great chunk of our bill... More 

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Nepean
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I love small plates because it allows you to be more adventurous in your choices. We had a group of four and all got a couple items. Everything came out looking amazing, and tasted great. A few which were not to my tastes, but with lots of options it was not a big deal. Our waitress was patient with all... More 

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Kemptville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We have never been disappointed eating at play. The menu is creative, lots of options and the homemade sauces are incredible. Great selection of wine and impeccable service. We will be back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went to Play with some friends who had told us that it had great reviews. We were not disappointed. From the service to the food itself, everything was amazing! The staff averred knowledgable about the menu & wine offerings they have. The small plates are ideal for sampling the variety of dishes on the menu, just make sure your... More 

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Ottawa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Out on a snowy and cold evening out with friends, Play was spot on again for a great evening. I haven't been here in a few years. The menu was refreshing with some new items. Our service was impeccable. She was friendly, helpful but not intrusive. Her suggestions on wine to go with the meals were spot on. When it... More 

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Ottawa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I celebrated new years at Play. We have enjoyed many meals here. We sat at the bar and the staff are outstanding! We got to try some new wine and it was perfect suggestion to go with the 4 course dinner being offered. From start to finish nothing to disappoint. The gnudi for me was the star... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I have gone to Play Food & Wine on a number of occasions. The food, service and ambiance is excellent. We like the small plates, giving us a greater variety of foods to try

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I reviewed Play in 2011 and thought it was about time for an update. Net: I continue to visit play relatively frequently and its because the small plates are tasty, they are just the right size to let you try a set of different flavors. The service is always great with a low turn over in staff over the last... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I have gone here a couple of times on date night. LOVED IT! We like small plates and wine/beer pairings because we get to try a number of new and different things. The at osphere was wonderful too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This year we decided to go out for dinner with a few friends to ring in the New Year. We booked a dinner and Play and we were not disappointed. Our server Will was outstanding, polite, engaging and fun. Food selection was great and the wine pairings were fantastic. This was not our first time at Play but we will... 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
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 86
Cuisine: French, Tapas, Wine Bar

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