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Jak's Kitchen

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Bistro, Canadian
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479 Bronson @ McLeod (North East Corner), Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6J7, Canada
613-230-2088
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Brunch to Look forward to

Went here with a friend back in 2009 and it's become a staple choice to take people to anytime I have friends over to visit. The choice in bread and sides alone tells you that this place is a foodies' dream (molasses oat, rye, sourdough, buttermilk biscuit, banana bread, rosemary focaccia & gluten... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
Colleen224
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Toronto, Canada
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Ottawa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

First in on a Saturday. Gotta say, parking not a happy place only a few spots on McCleod... Must be geared to walk-in traffic. Server friendly! Place cozy but honestly, every table suffers this issue: all the bottles ramekins etc with sauces and sugar etc were splattered with goo and dribbles. ICK! Bench seat had large crumbs and smears. Table... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I decided to try this restaurant based on the glowing reviews I read. The homemade jam and molasses oat toast was delicious, although the latter was quite pricey as a side. Unfortunately the benedictine I ordered was very disappointing - the sausage was cold and the hollandaise sauce had an acidic, almost vinegary taste to it. My companion's Classico Benedictine... More 

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

I really wanted to like this place as it was a very cosy but breakfast was disappointing, especially after reading the great reviews on here. I ordered the Classico Benedictine thinking I couldn't go wrong but the hollandaise sauce substitute gave it a watery taste. The whole thing lacked any great taste or flavour. My partner's Gruyere omelette was better... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went here with a friend back in 2009 and it's become a staple choice to take people to anytime I have friends over to visit. The choice in bread and sides alone tells you that this place is a foodies' dream (molasses oat, rye, sourdough, buttermilk biscuit, banana bread, rosemary focaccia & gluten free bread). The omelets are familiar flavours... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Jaks is the former home of Stone-Faced Dolly's. It has retained the charm and intimacy of the SFD's and has lost none of the culinary art. The menu is simple they have many fresh juices, various Eggs - The Benedictines, the Omelettes or the Kitchen Mac's. My biggest problem going here is deciding what to eat. I normally settle on... More 

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Ottawa
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I must have past this location 100 times before i decided to try it gor lunch. I loved my Jacques Monsieur so much and the sides! I askef if they were open for dinner and was promptly given a menu to take home. My wife took one look and wanted to try it for dinner. We did andv were very... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario,CANADA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This Café location is somewhat off course for short stay tourists visiting Ottawa. It used to be called Stoneface Dolly before they moved their successful restaurant business to La Corso Italia; however, we keep being attracted to the place because of its pet friendly attitude ( the outside terrasse greets us every summer). We endorse the laudatory comments seen on... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Upon landing at Ottawa airport just after lunch, driving the main road into Ottawa, famished and looking for somewhere to eat, this was the first non chain place we could find. What a find it was! Being just after lunch, it wasn't busy at all. We all ordered various Kitchen Mac's. The waiter was very helpful. (young fella with glasses).... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Love the new menu at Jak's!!! You have to try it. Anything from the all day breakfast to dinner and drinks on the new patio at Jak's. Always a good time with friends on a date or flying solo.

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Ottawa
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11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I tried the Bacon Carbonara. Generous serving, especially since it was just an appetizer. Jak's Bacon Carbona was delicious. Jak's Kitchen has delicious and artisinal quality food that is prepared by the Chef with a love and passion for food. It also has a relaxed atmosphere -- A great restaurant to take a date or a group of friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 479 Bronson @ McLeod (North East Corner), Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6J7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-230-2088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: Bistro, Canadian

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