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Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar

18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
+1 613-562-9331
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“donuts” (87 reviews)
“braised beef” (31 reviews)
“tacos” (144 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sidedoor was a perfect combination of style and substance, yet the atmosphere was still relaxing. Delicious build-your-own lettuce wraps. A tuna dish to die for. And, of course, donuts.

Thank KenCVT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place looked and sounded really promising. But in the end we were really disappointed. This place is trying too hard to frame itself as haute cuisine, with fancy presentations to cover up the fact that they’re charging $15-$18 for “small” sharing plates and over...More

Thank lhousesoccer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked the restaurant very much. It is very large and can accommodate large groups with a reception area in the back. Our table was up a few stairs above the crowd and we could talk without it being too noisy. I had green papaya...More

Thank OttawaMarge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. Tried several types of dishes and they all tasted great. My favourite was the Vietnamese pancake

Thank greg497
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Our family group consisting of an 11, 13, 16, 45, 46 and 73 year old thoroughly enjoyed every dish. Great service and interesting, tasty food makes this place worth a visit! Be careful not to over-order, easy to do as choosing is so hard!

Thank Travellerwithoutname
Reviewed April 3, 2018

I've heard of the Sidedoor for years, now I don't know why I waited so long! Big tables, good service, good crowd on a week night, delicious, interesting food! Servings aren't huge (calling them sharing plates doesn't really get around that at all), nor cheap,...More

Thank My W
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Visited Sidedoor in February and had a good meal. The menu is solid with many great choices. I would highly recommend any of the tacos. The only complaint I had was the food is extremely salty and this was echoed by most of the guests...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed March 6, 2018

The food was really good and the service was amazing and the prices were fair as well. I work in the market and could easily see myself going for lunch regularly. But the beer menu - just pitiful. With the number of good restaurant in...More

Thank Goyomiller
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Had an excellent meal at the Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen and Bar while visiting Ottawa. The service was prompt and appropriately attentive. The menu options were explained and staff were knowledgable about their dishes. Very much enjoyed the salmon tacos, the Vietnamese salt and pepper calamari...More

Thank Theodore K
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

After listening to recommendations and reading reviews we chose Sidedoor for dinner. The menu interested us. We ordered cocktails. My wife really liked her Ruby, a sparkling Vidal and gin combo with cassis. My gin and tonic was just okay. We started with the fish...More

Thank Roy C
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Questions & Answers
March 14, 2016|
Response from FarineFiveRoses | Reviewed this property |
Tiny beer list. Only 4 beers on tap of which one local (Kitchisippi) and one Quebec (Blanche de Chambly). Disappointing.
Tusharandsheryl M
February 10, 2015|
Response from aaronjmazurek |
Absolutely! Any of the tacos can be done on lettuce-leaf instead of the flour tortillas - and many of the menu items do not contain gluten at all. Just make sure to let your server know of your preferences.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 B York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-9331
  • E-mail
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates
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