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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%
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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 February 20, 2018

We had the grilled octopus and the trout. Both tasted fine, but neither tasted great - definitely not worth the price. However, we were able to enjoy some nice wine and cheese. The service is amazing.

Thank ornate o
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We came here in January..great service, great food...nice choice of options..and the staff are friendly too. We will defintely be coming back to this place in the near future! Great stuff!

Thank patcaulfield71
Reviewed February 19, 2018

we had heard about this restaurant from colleagues. we were so delighted about the service, the food, the price and of course the company hihi!! we plan to ask friends to join us for another meal. We really enjoyed our time at Play and recommend...More

Thank paulinemichel2018
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Play is conveniently located in the Byward Market area, and was easily walkable from our hotel. The restaurant features small plates which affords the diner the opportunity to sample a variety of items. The serving sizes and prices are reasonable for the quality of the...More

Thank debbor2015
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Many of the Trip Advisor reviews for vegan friendly restaurants are inaccurate. But Play offers a whole separate menu for vegans. I have been twice since discovering this. Once in December and again in January. While I get to select from my own list of...More

Thank OttawaArtist
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Great place, for Tapas. Food was tasty and the portion were great. Food and wine recommendation we received were Bang on!

Thank Suzie018
Reviewed February 10, 2018

It's fun to order a couple of plates per person here and share everything. There's lots of choices and everything we ordered was delicious - especially the pasta plates. The service and decor were warm and friendly. We've been back a few times.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed February 9, 2018

A colleague and I were at this restaurant with a business partner. Two of us had the steak and fries, as well as the cauliflower side. My steak looked as though it had been sitting somewhere for too long and was barely warm; the fries...More

Thank durand o
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Everything was excellent here- we had the octopus, charcuterie for two, German spaetzle dish and beef tartare. All were so good except the tartare which needed more seasoning and heat I think. Service and drinks were amazing, decor was just okay- but is quickly overlooked...More

Thank MegMarTravel
Reviewed February 6, 2018

We always go to Play Food on our trips to Ottawa. Nice sharing plates, they do a good job of contrasting flavors and textures! I recommend it to people who want something unique.

Thank Glen065
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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