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MeNa

276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
+1 613-233-6462
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (39 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
“foie gras” (7 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
French, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: MeNa
1. A Culinary Trip
"best meal we've ever had in Ottawa"
TravellingMom259
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2. Romantic Environment
"The food is creative and flavourful, and the portion sizes are perfect"
ted293
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3. Blind Menu
"Many of our dishes were served by Chef James personally"
BeccaBoogiez4
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1 - 10 of 331 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had had a nice brunch at MeNa for Mother's Day. It was not a tasting menu, but we enjoyed the food and service. No issues with accommodating allergies or dietary restrictions. Fast forward to Father's Day. My son made the reservation and noted the...More

1  Thank riksha4
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize for all the trouble and your poor experience with us. We are in fact able to accommodate for all the restrictions mentioned, however with vegetarians, in order to prepare the...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant and could not be more thrilled that we did! The service was outstanding from start to finish. The food was beyond anything we've experienced here in Ottawa. The chef was happy to welcome us back to the...More

Thank suzanneproulx
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the incredible review, we're humbled by your words and are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! We hope you stumble across us again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there on a Saturday during Italian week. Pretty much all restaurants nearby are full for lunch, and MeNa got only us. That is a bit strange for a highly rated restaurant. OK, the price on the brunch menu does not look like crazy....More

2  Thank Alexoz02
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Alex, first of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate all feedback. We apologize that you and your group didn't enjoy your brunch, we never like to have guests leave unhappy or still...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

MeNa is a relatively small restaurant located in a semi residential area approximately a half hour’s walk from Ottawa’s downtown. The establishment features about a dozen tables plus a small bar area, and has a bright and modern atmosphere. The chef uses a variety of...More

Thank Phileas_Blog
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Phileas, thank you for the wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and that you decided to go for the wine pairing, definitely not to be missed! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my mother went on a Sunday afternoon for brunch! Our coffee's came in individual french presses, which I thought was really cute! I ordered the french toast with the blueberry compote. It was for sure the most upscale and delicious french toast I'd...More

Thank Graciesea
MeNaRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you so much for the excellent review! We're looking forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience, taste wines before buying a bottle. Brunch cannot be nicer here. Recommended. Service was very engaging and we were invited into the kitchen.

Thank Michael D
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Michael for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and cannot wait to host you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here and really enjoyed the experience. Every dish was exceedingly tasty - I could really not find a flaw with anything we were served. We did not go for the wine pairing but it looked excellent. The staff were highly professional and...More

Thank RuMark
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again for more memorable evenings!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended MeNa to celebrate our anniversary with friends of ours. We enjoyed our time there, but a couple things could be noted One of our guests has celiac and because of that a few items could not be served to her, so instead of...More

1  Thank crohrig
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking to time to leave us a response. We appreciate all feedback and will work to improve our overall services given your notes. We wish you a great day!

Reviewed May 15, 2018

It was my first time at MeNa and it did not disappoint. I went for brunch and the food and service were excellent. I'll definitely be back for brunch and looking forward to trying out their dinner menu in the near future.

Thank TheLadySlipper
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our brunch and your first MeNa experience! We're looking forward to hosting you again for more brunches and to try our dinner as well!

Reviewed May 14, 2018

Beautiful venue, polished service and fantastic food. We all loved our meals, and there were a few picky eaters at the table. Highly Recommend

Thank Courtney F
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hi Courtney, thank you for the wonderful review and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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sarsaf
November 3, 2017|
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Response from Rolandbast | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be my recommendation. 😀.
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luvtotravel030
October 10, 2017|
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Response from Foodchique | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad
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Elgefrig
May 8, 2017|
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Response from DisplacedGothamist | Reviewed this property |
It's listed on the restaurant's website -- you'll have to google, it won't let me put in an url here. It ranges in price depending on how many courses you choose. I'd recommend minimally at least 5 courses -- three and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$91
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6462
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Description
At MeNa, we believe fine dining should be a memorable experience. We make it our job to share pieces of art and culture by creating modern French dishes paired with tasteful Canadian wines to create the ultimate dining experience. By utilizing locally sourced ingredients, our new restaurant in the heart of Little Italy offers many things other do not. With a menu that features a twist on old favorites, exceptional drinks, and a unique tasting menu, MeNa is something that must be experienced and shared with friends. We are deeply rooted in tradition, but always have our eyes open, looking ahead to new flavours and concepts we know our patrons will enjoy. We could not be more driven to offer Ottawa a truly unique and progressive dining experience; we look forward to serving you at MeNa.
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