Do not miss this place. The food & service is first rate. Had the two plate lunch special, steak followed by the 3 cheese plate. Was one of the best I've ever had.
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I have to be fair. Read the other reviews here for a more positive take. The service is lovely. The food is well-prepared by a talented chef. The website, menu, etc. is up-front about it being a small plates restaurant. There is nothing unclear. No...More
I was dining alone so they put me right where all the action is and could watch all the food being prepared. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. Lots of options for all tastes. Will definitely be back!
My husband and I have been to this restaurant many times, and this latest visit was no different. The small plates are very creative, with flavour combinations you don't see anywhere else. They consistently cook all food to perfection (e.g. the quail - they must...More
Play is located in downtown Ottawa, in the Byward Market. The small plates are reminiscent of tapas in Spain. The three of us had a very satisfying lunch comprised of a series of creative dishes, including a charcuterie, cheese, risotto and marinated fish. Service was...More
Great food but mediocre service. Made a reservation several weeks in advance. The restaurant was about a third full when we arrived, but for some reason the service was pretty inattentive. It took around 15 min just for the server to come to our table,...More
I met a friend at Play for lunch. We had the charcuterie board and some cava. It was perfect. The meats were all unique and flavourful. The accompaniments were well matched. The room is airy spacious and bright and the serving staff is friendly but...More
Play is my favourite restaurant in Ottawa! The food is amazing, the wine is paired wonderfully and the service is excellent. This is a MUSTgo!!