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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%
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“gnocchi” (120 reviews)
“hanger steak” (81 reviews)
“pork belly” (101 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
All hours
Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

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!!

Thank k8dt
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Have been here several times over the years and have NEVER been disappointed! Food selections are wonderfully delicious and service has always been great

Thank mgraham87
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Noisy for me but a happening place. Servings are of a graduated size from small to medium amounts of food with prices to match. For example one evening, one diner had the saucisson/ caraway sauerkraut and tempura egg plant while the other had the grilled...More

Thank DaveLon
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Play is a great first date location. The food is always well done and the selections of wine, charcuterie and cheese are always excellent. We have visited on several occasions and always enjoy ourselves. It's definitely a great place for sharing a lot of small...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Great food. Eccellente wines in a Nice restaurant. Good feeling inside the restaurant. Quite, charminho and very Ware. We suggest to get and tô est and to open a Good bottle of wine.

Thank Marilena C
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We tried several dishes, and made our own wine pairings. The food was excellent and very reasonable for the quality. A particular standout was the beef tartare - - not prepared the traditional way, but the combination of textures and subtle flavors was perfect. The...More

Thank johnterauds
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Had a lovely meal here, enjoyed some great cheeses, meats and hot sharing plates with a good selection of wines. Worth every penny as far as I am concerned and if I lived anywhere near Ottawa, it would definitely become one of my go to...More

Thank Hatchsteve
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Great small plates, although a bit heavy on the salt. Nice atmosphere, but the multiple staples holding the billowy ceiling cloths in place were a bit odd. Little things matter...

Thank twosisterscafe
Reviewed 5 June 2017

A great meal. Everything was yummy. We were a group of six, seated in a nice corner table. Service was helpful and knowledgeable, for example the two people contemplating which bottle of wine to by were quickly offered a sample from each to help choose....More

Thank Matt_Vee
Reviewed 4 June 2017

When I reserved for dinner I mentioned that I was gluten-free, and was told to ask the server when I arrived for help with menu choices. When I arrived I was handed my own copy of the menu that had been specially marked up to...More

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Questions & Answers
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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