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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

#35 of 2,189 Restaurants in Ottawa
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18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada (Sussex)
+1 613-562-9331
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food. Terrific services. Love the atmosphere and beautiful space. Great for business and personal occasions.

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Thank tony6560m
Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time eating at sidedoor. The food is excellent and while the menu is smaller, everything is fresh and delicious. The ambiance is very pleasant and the servers go out of their way to make sure your every need to attendees to. We really loved our meal and hope to return before too long. It will certainly be a regular... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to dine with friends. Mostly small tapas plates. Absolutely love the tacos. We had the crispy fish and ground beef tacos. They are very small but delicious - two-bite tacos. I wasn't a fan of the sashimi tuna - it had a weird sauce on it. We then shared the strip loin which was cooked to perfection with... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us recently went to the Sidedoor Cafe, and thoroughly enjoyed our experience.When I called for a reservation, the receptionist reminded me that York Street was closed because of an upcoming event - a positive way to start the evening. Our third is Vegan, and I can say he was well treated. The menu consists of small sharing plates... More 

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Geneva
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in a group of five which gave us the chance to sample a variety of small plates. A mixture of tacos, Vietnamese and other Asian inspired dishes. Everything was tasty.

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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wasn't easy to find on the Market but when you get there and see how beautiful the inside of the restaurant is...... We sat down in front of the kitchen, my girlfriend and I are both chefs and we enjoy watching the cooks in action. The server mentioned when we where ordering that it was tapas style (small plates) my... More 

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Thank Nathalie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had an awesome dinner here! Between the amazing tacos, and the donuts for dessert, I don't know which I would pick as my favourite! I totally recommend this place and keep an open mind; I took a bite of my friends green papaya salad and it blew my mind!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

Sidedoor has by far the best food in Ottawa. The dishes are fresh, inventive and delicious. I've been a few times and tried different items on the menu - there is nothing that isn't perfect. The decor is modern and stylish with a great atmosphere no matter where you are seated. I find it very tough to find good, interesting... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

We were directed here by another restaurant down the street that was booked for the vending. We stopped by around 7:30 or 8:00 pm on a Saturday night (of a long weekend with unseasonably warm February weather), and they were booked until 10pm. Luckily, two seats at the bar opened up. I was a bit surprised a the limited menu... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Went as a family, kids even appreciated it. Loved the tacos! ANd sharing tapas style. Wine delish! A touch slow but worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $23
Cuisine
Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
    (Sussex)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-9331
Description
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates

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