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MeNa

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French, Canadian, Wine Bar
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276 Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R7R5, Canada
+1 613-233-6462
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5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: They say that people are a product of their surroundings, and that's...
They say that people are a product of their surroundings, and that's precisely the driving force behind MeNa's food: the farms, suppliers and cultures that surround us in Ottawa. Juxtaposing classical French technique with contemporary Canadian ingredients, we're deeply rooted in tradition, but our eyes are open, looking ahead to new flavours and concepts.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Well worth the trek in this miserable weather.

I won a gift certificate for MeNa last November, one they donated to An Evening of Hope Ottawa in support of Lung Cancer Canada. I had never even heard of the place, but was curious to check it out. I finally made plans to go Saturday with a friend, but almost backed out at the last minute due to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
KevinD1969
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I won a gift certificate for MeNa last November, one they donated to An Evening of Hope Ottawa in support of Lung Cancer Canada. I had never even heard of the place, but was curious to check it out. I finally made plans to go Saturday with a friend, but almost backed out at the last minute due to the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As it was a weekday with arctic temperatures in February, the waiter let us sit anywhere in the medium-sized restaurant. After the usual chitchat, the waiter explained the menu and the three tasting menus. When questioned about a dish, he gave details about the origin of the ingredients and the way they were to be cooked. We were put in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I wouldn't want to judge a restaurant by its performance on valentines day as it's busy, menus are fixed, etc... But MeNA was even good on valentines day. Staff was knowledgeable, food was tasty, atmosphere was fun. I found the tasting menu a bit over priced. Desert a bit mediocre compared to everything else. But I will definitely go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I were favourably impressed last year when we tried MeNa's for the first time and were curious to see if the food, service and atmosphere would be as good. Glad to report that It was everything and more than we expected. MeNa's is definitely fine dining at an affordable price.

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Rochester, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We live in Ottawa and have been to MeNa several times. Each dinner has been nothing short of perfection. From the amazing, creative cuisine to the excellent wines and superb service, we are always impressed. The staff always goes the extra mile to help us feel special. We will be back again, and again...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My girlfriend heard a lot of great things about MeNa so I surprised her with reservations for Valentine's Day and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing (my favourite was the searched steak and she couldn't get enough of the glazed bananas that came with dessert). The food all looked like it was from a magazine and the friendly... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our favorite dining experiences have always seemed to be at places where the staff doesn't just provide professional, efficient, polite service. Rather, they are passionate and excited and have lots of opinions. The staff at MeNa truly had this and it fully translated into a wonderful dining experience! It is a smaller operation so make sure you have a reservation... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great atmosphere and the staff are knowledgeable, friendly and the service was excellent. We had the 5 course tasting menu and the wine pairings. We were very impressed with the wine pairings and 3 of the 5 courses were extremely good We were less enthusiastic about the Tomato soup which was not inspiring and the Carrot Cake for desert had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited MeNa for the first time with friends in January. We had a reservation for 8 p.m. and were seated promptly. From there, service went slightly awry. We seemed to have two servers, both of whom frequently repeated what the other had just said ("Here's our wine list" x 2; "Here's our blackboard" x 2; "How is everything?" x... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We celebrated our 7 year anniversary with a 4 course meal and wine pairings. I highly recommend allowing the excellent staff at Mena guide you through the dining experience. Food was great, lots of flavour, the best tuna I've ever had. Wine pairings were unexpected and inventive. We were greeted with a celebratory glass of prosecco, and sampled some excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 276 Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R7R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6462

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 68
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian, Wine Bar

Description

They say that people are a product of their surroundings, and that's precisely the driving force behind MeNa's food: the farms, suppliers and cultures that surround us in Ottawa. Juxtaposing classical French technique with contemporary Canadian ingredients, we're deeply rooted in tradition, but our eyes are open, looking ahead to new flavours and concepts.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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