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Play Food & Wine

) #7 of 2,247 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
+1 613-667-9207
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (120 reviews)
“hanger steak” (81 reviews)
“pork belly” (101 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:00All hours
CUISINES
Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't understand why they got such a high score. The steak was salty and over cooked than medium. The wine was also not bad but they are absolutely overpriced. The mood and staff are good enough. If u want to have " delicious" food,...More

Thank LEE E
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed dinner here recently, our first time at Play Food & Wine. Our server Keisha was very pleasant and well versed on the menu and wine options. We shared a total of six plates, served two at a time: Grilled Romaine (with pecorino, dill...More

Thank jenniferb360
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of my favourite places for lunch in the Byward Market. The food is always delectable and the service is great. I highly recommend!

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I had an incredible dining experience at Play during our visit to Ottawa at the beginning of August. We love the small plate idea, it lets you try a number of the wonderful dishes on the menu. We started with a bottle...More

Thank AjaxTravellers
Reviewed 3 days ago

on the advice of our very attentive server we ordered 5 plates that we shared. We had an excellent beef tartare, followed by a moist, almost eat it with a spoon pork belly, a sea bass that was glistening, a plate of gnocchi that were...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On Wednesday, August 9, my girlfriends and I had a truly delicious lunch at Play. I had the hangar Steak and braised lettuce, both of these small plates were delicious and I finished every last drop. We were seated on the 2nd floor. It's very...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't realize that it was all small plates when we checked the menu, and realized that it was going to be probably twice the price we thought it would be. However, it was worth every penny. Sommelier has picked some unusual and very good...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here 3 times in the past month and at least a dozen times over the past few years and though not every dish has been perfect, this is the most consistently good restaurant in Ottawa, aside perhaps from its big brother Beckta. Small...More

Thank PORTLOVR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Play having read the tripadvisor reviews. We were suitably impressed. Food was great. Drink too. One word of warning though - some dishes are small so if you have a good appetite you'll need a couple (I had the steak and fries which...More

2  Thank PhilandJanetO
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for great service and a consistent dining experience, Play is the perfect spot. I have always enjoyed lunch and recently was able to visit for dinner. The food, flavors and cocktails amazing, not to mention the friendly service. Thank you for...More

Thank bestfamilyadventures
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Brad C
29 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah W | Reviewed this property |
Hi From what I can remember, it is not wheel chair accessible. The restaurant is on the ground floor but you have to go up a couple of steps to enter.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$86
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-667-9207
  • E-mail
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