When doing research on restaurants in the city, Whalesbone continually came up. So when friends of ours also recommended it, we knew we had to try it.
It is located within walkable distance from the city center and is on a busy street with many...other restaurants and stores to explore.
We stopped in around 20:00 on a weeknight without a reservation, and waited five minutes for a table. The hostess was friendly and apologetic for our short wait. The server we then had was just as friendly and helpful and they both set the tone for great service that we experienced the entire evening.
We had a bottle of wine, some oysters, then the cold seafood platter (which was wonderful). This amount of food was perfect for two people, saving just enough room for dessert!
We couldn't have been more pleased with the atmosphere, the service, and the food. This was without question the best dinner we had while in Ottawa. I would recommend The Whalesbone to anyone looking for a nice dinner in the city.More