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The Green Door

#17 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
+1 613-234-9597
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in October, during weekday at lunchtime. Layout is a buffet with a good selection of indian and chinese dishes along with some interesting vegetarian dishes. Tried the alu gobi and a vegetable currie, as well as a nice chinese vegetable stir fry and seasoned rice. Spouse tried other similar fare. Very good, vegetables were very fresh and crisp, food... More 

Thank Steve G
Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love vegetarian and this place does not disappoint. Plenty of good food, cooked well. Street parking, but convenient to restaurant.

Thank _apeluse
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vegetarian fair with no flair and quite expensive. I did not find one dish to be memorable. This restaurant can't even nail one classic vegetarian dish.

2 Thank amine616
Puerto Escondido
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for casual eating cafeteria style. Pay by weight. Only down side is it is often really full and can be a bit noisy with conversations.

1 Thank puertogordito
Oakville, Canada
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360 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I did not like this place at all. The total bill for two of us with dessert came to over $40.00 basically for the same type of selection at Whole Foods or Longo's. Most of the 'hot' items were only slightly warm and a lot of the 'hot' foods were empty. The vegetables were overcooked or tasted like mush smothered... More 

Thank Hkloban
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be a regular haunt ten years ago when I lived in Ottawa. Just went back for the first time and it is as good as ever. This is a serve yourself, pay by weight, place, but the food is excellent. Make yourself feel good with a big plate of salads, then balance it out with awesome home... More 

Thank melbvic
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Have a wonderful vegan selection, and always something different on the menu! My only wish is they would completely separate the vegan from the vegetarian food, as my vision is not so terrific and reading the signs can be difficult to define the two. Since the expansion it wonderful to dine there. Staff always friendly and willing to help. Staple... More 

1 Thank Kelli O
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I have been to the Green Door both before and after their expansion and while the food is equally as great it is nice to have more space/seating available. The food is always great, I always know what to expect. Tasty sauces and seasonings - definitely won't bore your tastebuds. I always go in thinking I'll grab a small plate... More 

Thank Ashley S
Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Great variety of vegetarian foods, excellent quiche, great desserts. Very fresh. Sushi and good coffee.

Thank lenavigOttawa_Canada
Moncton, Canada
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188 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is buffet style and you pay by the weight. reasonably priced. every dish is labelled with ingredients so you can find something for every food intolerance/allergy. It is busy so lots of turnover of the food. Very fresh. Can't wait to go again!

Thank roadrunner0820

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $13
Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-9597
Well established (1988) and highly acclaimed, recently renovated (2014), vegetarian, pay-by-weight. Featuring organic and local ingredients. Our meals are a nutritional, visual, and tasty good value.

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