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Play Food & Wine

) #7 of 2,246 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%
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“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 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a nice meal here recently. The food was very good overall though some dishes were not as good as others. The gnocchi was fantastic. Had to be our favourite of the savoury dishes. The ceviche was also very good. The...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We got a recommendation from a local to try this place out. It was absolutely fantastic and so far the best dinner I have had in Ottawa. The menu is experimental but very tasty as well. The chef of this place is very skilled and...More

Thank 73Northernlights
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The food was very well laid, very small portions, busy place and people bumping into each other.I fail to understand why do had o pay so much money for artistic food.Not a lace to take kids or if you need to enjoy a quieter dinner

Thank Amit S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I thought the food with excellent. We had the charcuterie then moved on to the pork tenderloin and the pork belly. All were excellent. The service was a little slow though. And if I am spending $60 on a bottle of wine I expect to...More

Thank getoutthere_Toronto
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great spot on the edge of kitchy ByMarche, bottom of Parlaiment Hill. Nicely crafted small plates, our group of 5 tries pretty much everything. Fish is excellently prepared, great attention to detail, best Gnocchi EVER! Great wine selection, server had excellent wine knowledge. Classy and...More

Thank bobakamian
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I liked Play so much I went there twice on my last visit to Ottawa. It's a "small plates" menu, with every item having a suggested wine, that you can get in 3 or 6 oz serving sizes. The service was very good both times,...More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

our waitress was fabulous and entertaining and accommodating. food was good too. wine too. good little local place; not too fancy; not too simple.

Thank akraus2017
Reviewed 10 July 2017

excellent service and delicious food. Small plates are meant to taste more than one thing. Order at least 2. The cheese selection is superb.

Thank Joano H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great experience, They have a very good selection of wine. The food was prepared to perfection and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend putting it on your list of restaurants to visit in Ottawa. We will definitely be going back on our next...More

Thank Kritsch
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I dined here on our last day in Ottawa and I must say that it was our best meal. Our server was helpful and personable. The food was amazing- the rockfish, pork belly, and gnocchi were all outstanding. I didn't care much...More

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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