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“Our favourite Ottawa restaurant”
Review of Milestones

Milestones
Ranked #406 of 2,856 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $17 - $21
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Whether you come for a favourite meal or love trying new and trendy dishes, Milestones is all about great food without the pretension. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, there's something for everyone. Make sure to try our signature drink, the Original Bellini when you stop by.
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Ottawa-Gatineau is not blessed with a lot of really good restaurants but there are a handful and the food scene is improving at breakneck speed. In my opinion the Baxter Sreet Milestone's location is the best Ottawa restaurant in it's price range and punches well above it's weight in the overall Ottawa food scene. This Milestone's is also the best Milestone's we've been to and we've been to more than a few. I think it's remarkable that we have had dinner there so often and have never had to send a dish back to the kitchen and we have done at some of the "world's finest" places. It happens.

Day in day out the food is fresh, consistantly well-prepared, nicely presented, by friendly servers at a reasonable price. Servings are big by any standard but if weren't Class A food who would care? Milestone's all over have decent coffee now, which was a sore point for a while and I DO wish they'd use real stock and not Bovril or whatever, which would considerably elevate those sauces but that is unfortunately something most restaurants are guilty of these days. The beef in all it's presentations is good, the Prime Rib au Jus, the best I've had, the Asian Chicken bites are amazing, salads are always fresh and green; i just hate less than perfect greens and vegetables and am particularly picky about salads and I've never seen a brown, black or shrivelled piece of lettuce to leave on the side of the plate. There's a good selection of deserts but the Mexican Chocolate Cake with Chantilly cream and the softest butterscotch at just the right sweetness is magic on a plate.

Remarkably, the servers really know the food, at least at the Baxter Road location and Angie in particular is amazingly knowledgeable about the food, ingredients etc., though all the staff who've been around for a while know their stuff and they don't have a lot of staff turnover. There's a bar in there but it never gets loud so as to take away from the dining experience and they never forget they are a restaurant first and foremost. This is a very well run place.

We've been the the downtown location about ten times when going to the NAC and were usually ok but have on occasions had some not-so-good food experiences and the service is not quite as good. Having said that the downtown location is better than many places in that part of town.j

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Thanks again to this restaurant (downtown location but Baxter Road is equally good) for excellent service and food on a day that could have been crazy - Mothers Day. Choosing to go for an early dinner was probably smart!
The staff did not fail - friendly and efficient, and each person at our table had something different and there were clean plates to return to the kitchen. Noise can sometimes be a problem, more an issue during the week, but not the fault of the restaurant, but of its design.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Another fabulous meal at Milestone's Pinecrest this evening. Slow-roasted prime rib was cooked to perfection. If you have allergies (a member of our party has peanut/nut allergies), they are very attentive and provide you with all the detailes you need to make an informed decisions. One of our favourite go to places in Ottawa, especially if you are on your way to Scotiabank Place for a Sens game.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Four of us went there in downtown Ottawa prior to a show at the NAC and once again, thought the service, food quality and the price were worth going there for.

Our server was very friendly, the ambiance at this restaurant is good and as mentioned the food was excellent for the prices they charge. It is very well located in downtown Ottawa, walking distance to several major attractions including the Parliament buildings, the famous Ottawa outdoor market etc.

We were told there will be a Milestones opening near our place in the east end of Ottawa. We are looking forward to that.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is a great restaurant with great food. I definitely recommend this place. The downtown location is very accessible.

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