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Play Food & Wine

) #7 of 2,248 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
+1 613-667-9207
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (120 reviews)
“hanger steak” (81 reviews)
“pork belly” (101 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Play restaurant felt short of my expectations. Dishes were ok, desert was great and I had a glass of house red wine that was pretty bad, perhaps old or just a poor wine.

Thank mste99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice and very busy place. The restaurant covers two floors, and every table was occupied when we arrived. Luckily we had booked in advance. Although they were busy, we felt very welcome and the service was fast. I cannot believe how they...More

Thank Worldtraveller_DK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, service is great and food & wine is good. I was alone (business trip) and sat at the bar, very convenient. Service was quick. I recommend it

Thank Yoann G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have had lunch and dinner several times at Play. I introduced two long time friends to Play yesterday and we all had an amazing time and wonderful food. You can't go wrong in choosing Play. I personally love the hanger steak.

Thank Kimberly N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything that we ordered was very good. The pork, broccoli, beef, wine, cheesecake, etc. Subtle taste, with surprises. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a late night dinner and was thrilled. Exceptional service and very, very good food. A little spendy but we knew that going in so no shock. Portions surprisingly good for at tappas style restaurant. Highly recommend.

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the middle of Ottawa Byward market,Play is central to Parliament Hill, and diplomatic row where most foreign missions are located. The menu and food portion are the right size for a business lunch, excellent wine choice and most of all the very best...More

Thank Idee I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent, great variety of options that change weekly with what is available locally. Great tastes, presentation is extremely well done. Staff is friendly and Knowledgeable about the food and wine list, will go out of there way to make your eating experience extremely...More

1  Thank Terry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is good. We tried 9 dishes of tapas and they ate all appetizing and fusion. They serve sake too which I love

Thank Bluefooted2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat upstairs at the bar facing the cooks preparing all the delicious dishes. They have a small menu of small dishes meant to be shared. The dishes were so delicious! We had figs with goat cheese, fish, and steak and it was all great....More

1  Thank evak_bonn
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$86
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
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
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