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Play Food & Wine

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 York St | Sussex Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
+1 613-667-9207
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hanger steak” (98 reviews)
“gnocchi” (140 reviews)
“pork belly” (116 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 York St | Sussex Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

Faded overhead decor, menu that was so déjà vu a year ago already. Shake it up, due for a refresh! The bread is nondescript, the service is inconsistent and we are giving this a break till reviews tell us there have been changes for the...More

Thank NannaCar
Reviewed today

My family and I went for lunch. The server is amiable and the food is good. We ordered sea bass (thumbs up) and grilled hanger steak (a little bit too salty)

Thank leowng
Reviewed 6 days ago

Atmosphere was great, service was friendly but found the menu limited, expensive and hours not that great for being in the market area of Ottawa.

1  Thank jstewart1117
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Play has a wonderful atmosphere with good small plate food. Great for lunch or dinner with friends. Give it a try.

1  Thank Y6933LPjamesc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here our first night in Ottawa. The service was excellent, the food was delicious The plates are small so are meant to share a few per person

1  Thank debbie k
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hosting international guests (Europe and Australia) and they loved everything about Play - the location, the food, the wines, and especially the pleasant and very attentive staff. We know that they will return home and tell everyone about this Ottawa treasure. Thanks so...More

1  Thank ccasey2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved coming to this place. We had a large group there coming in at different times and the place accommodated us wonderfully. The food was all amazing. I would go there again!

1  Thank 47vincentk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon the recommendation of a local, we made a reservation for 5 people at 8:30pm on July 5, 2018. We shared the mixed charcuterie and three Quebec cheese before ordering our own plates. Paul (our amazing server) suggested the Duck Liver and the Trout as...More

1  Thank jazgrl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, wine, drinks and and service were all superb! Our server Paul went above and beyond and even gave us free gelato. Great location and a contemporary decor. I’ll be back!

1  Thank Simone G
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server was delightful, pleasant and welcoming. Everything was so flavourful and delicious. We had the gnocchi, the ribs, hangar steak and trout. Each dish was outstanding. Next time we go to Ottawa, this will be our place to reserve without a doubt.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & Answers
Andres I
December 8, 2017|
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Response from caravino1 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend a reservation. We did not have one, but were able to sit at the bar, which we enjoy. So it wasn't a problem for us, if you want a table, make a reservation.
Brad C
May 29, 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$86
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 York St | Sussex Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-667-9207
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