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Courtyard Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Main courses 16.00
3 courses w/ coffee/tea 32.00
House Salad
Baby greens, acorn creek farms carrots, raisins, shallot-thyme vinaigrette
Wild mushroom bisque, sourdough croutons
Fish Cakes
House made fish cakes, celeriac remoulade, apple, grainy mustard
Bibb lettuce, chicken confit, grapes, walnuts, celery, creamy herb dressing
Price +2.00
Mariposa farms duck rillettes, crostini, peanut brittle shards, asian coleslaw
Wild mushroom risotto, parmesan & truffle oil
House sandwich of the day, served w/ salad & fries
English Fish N' Chips
Beer battered haddock, fat cut chips, mushy peas, tartar sauce
Price +2.00
Roasted breast of chicken, pomme purée, local vegetables, red wine sauce
Burger w/ cheese, bacon, grilled red onion, rosemary, side salad, fries
Price +2.00
Pan seared Steelhead trout, lentils du puy, confit tomatoes, wild mushrooms
Flourless​ chocolate cake, cherry crumble & purée
Sticky toffee pudding, cinnamon crème anglaise
Fresh fruit salad, passion fruit sorbet
Maple sugar pie, vanilla ice cream
For over 35 years our fine cuisine and charming atmosphere have made us a favorite destination for special events, family gatherings and corporate occasions. Experience downtown Ottawa dining at its best!
$30 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Canadian, International
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined with colleagues from out of town after a long day of meetings. The food was fantastic, every element on the plate was well developed and the verity of flavours came together beautifully to a well thought dish. All guests had very good things to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Rotem B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Courtyard Restaurant was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony and reception on May 4th, 2019. All our guests really enjoyed themselves and we all agreed that the venue, food, organization, and service were spectacular. Everyone went home happy and full!! The Senior Events...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank shaun148
Reviewed May 11, 2019

The staff were excellent. We had 5 extra guests show up that had not RSVP'd, the staff accommodated the extra seating, the food was very good, we received outstanding service all evening....courteous and professional

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Ian T
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Went for a healthy and tasty meal. It's a nice place. Service was great. The food was excellent, with a broad coverage of flavours; I had the Salmon from the menu. the Wine list is fabulous with some really good options. The wait staff helped...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ue1
Reviewed May 7, 2019

I was joined by 4 family members for a bit of catching up last Saturday at The Courtyard Restaurant on the By-ward market in Ottawa. Our meals were all to our taste standards, hot and timely served. The restaurant is old stone and block structure...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Jean M
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Cynthia and the team at the courtyard did a phenomenal job with my wedding. It's a stunning venue, with excellent food, and the help with planning, coordinating and decorating etc. made our day perfect and effortless. Many thanks and fond memories ❤️ Sarah and Michael

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Sfindlay2019
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

We had a few venue options in mind when we met with Cynthia at the Courtyard, but after initial meeting we cancelled the others. Cynthia promptly answered any and all questions without hesitations, offered suggestions. We could tell this was not her first wedding and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Keshia M
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Omg. Cannot day enough about this place. Weddings are a very stressful event and having a team like Cynthia’s to help out alleviated so much of the stress. We went in not really having a definite idea of how we wanted it done. Cynthia not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank HolliSeguin
Reviewed March 18, 2019

We had dinner at Courtyard restaurant for a company event, for about 40 people on March 12th. I have nothing but positive things to say about this venue for several different reasons. The venue is absolutely beautiful. We loved the room - it was just...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank Christine N
Reviewed February 17, 2019

We had the most beautiful wedding and lunch reception in the Dawson Room at the Courtyard Restaurant, it was perfect for our small, cozy wedding day. The wedding coordinator and her team were so well organized, professional, thought of every detail, helped guide us through...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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