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“Great grub, no pomp, nice place”

Supply and Demand Foods & Raw Bar
Ranked #48 of 2,766 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great grub, no pomp, nice place”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Three of us sat at the bar on a monday night. It was busy, but not crowded.

Ordered a Caesar (great) and a bottle of Tempranillo (middling).

The food really stood out though.
Oysters (fresh, with all the fixings)
Beets salad (great)
Tuna (didn't try it, but I was told it was very good).
Crab on toast with ham (very good)
Potato/Egg/Roe (surprisingly good).


All in all it was the best food I've had in Ottawa in a long time. Great grub, no pomp, nice place. It is perhaps also worth noting that the food had improved since the last time I was there (shortly after the restaurant opened).

As a couple of the other reviewers have noted, it is too loud. But if you ask, as we did, they'll turn it down.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great if you're under 40; otherwise bring ear plugs.”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

The restaurant is cute looking and we had a friendly welcome. The menu for the evening was quite limited, but the main issue is that the four of us were literally unable to speak to one another because the music had been turned up to the point of being truly annoying. We ended up leaving and when we explained why, we got the feeling that nobody really cared. I suspect that they are catering to the under-40 demographic. Too bad - it might have been good even with the very small selection of dishes.

  • Visited August 2013
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Ottawa
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173 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great Service, Great Food. Sit at the Chef's Table”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We've eaten here twice and have had a great experience both times. The service is friendly and prompt and the food is delicious. For both meals we sat at the chef's table over looking the kitchen (which is clean, quiet and runs with machine-like precision) and loved seeing our food be prepared.

The restaurant itself is bright, clean and sharply decorated, with a welcoming bar lining one side.

The menu is comprised of the following sections: Raw and Marinated, Small Plates, From the Garden, Pasta, Meat and Fish.

The food is great. We ordered a number of items from all sections but the Meat and Fish and loved it all. We've tried most of the items from the Raw and Marinated menu (which changes) and would recommend the tuna crudo, the oysters and the scallop. The Kale salad is the small plates section is wonderful - we had it both times, it's a must!

We'll definitely be back!

  • Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Lots of hype, and it still beat expectations!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

What a meal! This is primarily (but not exclusively) a small plates place. I'm not really into the small plates experience... Two of us shared one small plate - a cured ham "coppa" - and I could eat it every night of the week. It was terrific. For mains, we had the mackerel and pork (sausage and loin). They butcher all of the their own pork. It was terrific. Even the dinner rolls that were brought first as the bread were terrific. They also have some very respectable local (500m away) microbrews on tap.
The restaurant itself is a pleasant place to enjoy a meal. The service was maybe a little on the formal side (a lot of "sir"s) but that's fine. Everything about the meal was top notch,
Best meal I've had in many months.

  • Visited August 2013
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Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This is a must”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Best meal i have had in a really long time! Tried the tuna, kale salad and oysters- all amazing! The tuna melted in your mouth! I'm from the east coast of Canada and these were some of the best oysters i've ever eaten. The atmosphere is super fun and the drinks are great. Well done Ottawa! If you visit Ottawa make this a must stop! (be sure to make a reservation)

  • Visited July 2013
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