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Play Food & Wine

) #9 of 2,228 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
+1 613-667-9207
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gnocchi” (117 reviews)
“hanger steak” (80 reviews)
“pork belly” (100 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmAll hours
Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The service is good. We tried 9 dishes of tapas and they ate all appetizing and fusion. They serve sake too which I love

Thank Bluefooted2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We sat upstairs at the bar facing the cooks preparing all the delicious dishes. They have a small menu of small dishes meant to be shared. The dishes were so delicious! We had figs with goat cheese, fish, and steak and it was all great....More

Thank evak_bonn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here twice. The food is very tasty and the wines are good, but the portions are rather small and our bill was wrong every time. If you are a big eater order two dishes, you will need them and you won't regret it...More

Thank Bert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a morning of touring it was nice to enter this restaurant and relax with a glass of wine and excellent food. We enjoyed the cheese, asparagus, trout and steak. The service matched the food and we do recommend.

Thank BuckyandChris
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled into Play by chance while visiting the Byward Market and the Inspiration Village nearby. We were with kids and initially we were a bit skeptic that they could find something to eat. The dishes are all a bit peculiar with non-common ingredients and...More

Thank Matteo D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a nice meal here recently. The food was very good overall though some dishes were not as good as others. The gnocchi was fantastic. Had to be our favourite of the savoury dishes. The ceviche was also very good. The...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a recommendation from a local to try this place out. It was absolutely fantastic and so far the best dinner I have had in Ottawa. The menu is experimental but very tasty as well. The chef of this place is very skilled and...More

Thank 73Northernlights
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very well laid, very small portions, busy place and people bumping into each other.I fail to understand why do had o pay so much money for artistic food.Not a lace to take kids or if you need to enjoy a quieter dinner

Thank Amit S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the food with excellent. We had the charcuterie then moved on to the pork tenderloin and the pork belly. All were excellent. The service was a little slow though. And if I am spending $60 on a bottle of wine I expect to...More

Thank getoutthere_Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot on the edge of kitchy ByMarche, bottom of Parlaiment Hill. Nicely crafted small plates, our group of 5 tries pretty much everything. Fish is excellently prepared, great attention to detail, best Gnocchi EVER! Great wine selection, server had excellent wine knowledge. Classy and...More

Thank bobakamian
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Brad C
May 29, 2017|
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Response from GuyDeMont | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The first floor of the restaurant could be accessible. I do not believe they have an elevator to get to the 2nd floor. I hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $86
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-667-9207
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