We went a few times already and recently dined there on New Year's Eve. As usual we were very pleased. They had 2 type of seatings for this special evening. We went with friends and chose the earlier seating. The choice of dishes for their special New Year's menu, the ingredients, the presentation were world-class for what I still deem very reasonable in price (it's between $$ and $$$ and worth every penny, if you take food seriously). We had 2 carnivores, a "dirty vegetarian", who does eat seafood and a vegetarian. They made sure that everyone was taken care of and satisfied. More restaurants owners should take their work this seriously.
The atmosphere here is great: Lively and bustling - in a good way. Easy-going, unpretentious, yet chique, professional and genuinely warm. Toronto being my favourite city in Canada, "Play Food & Wine" always has that little bit of Toronto right here in Ottawa ...:)
Can't wait to go back ...
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