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Courtyard Restaurant

21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
+1 613-241-1516
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
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Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We celebrated our 20th anniversary here. Because it was nice outside, most diners ate on the patio but we chose inside. We were lucky to have a small stone walled dining room all to ourselves. I ordered the short rib which was delicious. The sauce...More

Thank leado
Reviewed 6 days ago

THANK YOU SO MUCH to the Courtyard staff, Cynthia and Cyril for an amazing wedding experience. This is a beautiful heritage building, a perfect setting for a romantic beautiful wedding - the food by far passed all of our exceptions from the options, plating and...More

Thank JGOttawa150
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been to this restaurant before and had a delightful experience. There are several restaurants in this historical courtyard where the buildings were once part of a convent . Due to that experience ( a couple of years ago) we booked again and chose to...More

Thank bonvoyage30
Cynthia V, Manager at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry to hear about your disappointment during your last visit at the Courtyard restaurant. Duck confit is a traditional cooking method where duck legs are cooked in duck fat for 3+ hours. While "greasy" is probably not the adjective we would use to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cynthia and Cyril made sure we had a seamless and very successful corporate dinner event. We've received only positive comments from our guests concerning the dinner and how fresh the food was and how well paired the meal was with wine. Best of all, they...More

Thank Brent G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Downtown in the byward market, quiet and secluded. outdoor and indoor restaurants with various menus to select from, We had Itailian cuisine it was very good, the service was better. no wind outside due to the courtyard being surrounded with historical building of stone construction,...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of eleven, eating out in the courtyard itself. The staff had no problem in handling us. We were seated quickly, had water and menus right away, drink orders taken in short order and with bread in front of us they were...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice ambiance in the courtyard, but the food is not good. I ordered the lamb expecting a nice piece of lean meat. I can't even begin to describe what I received. It was an extremely fatty piece of meat that resembled ham. I could...More

Thank Ray L
Cynthia V, Manager at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. As always, we endeavor to ensure all our guests have a wonderful dining experience here at the Courtyard- from the first step onto our historic cobblestone court, to the end of service when we bid farewell with a smile. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff: Cynthia was our go to contact, and we cannot overstate how amazing she was in the wedding planning process and the day of the actual wedding. Her experience in the industry is evident from day one, and nothing really got by her. Nothing slipped...More

Thank Iulia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to have a small wedding of 24 people at the Courtyard. Cynthia, our wedding coordinator, was nothing but excellent, professional and very helpful throughout the year process. The décor was perfect, the food beyond perfect and staff very courteous. We had guests coming...More

Thank laurenmacd0nald1
Reviewed 18 May 2017

With the beginning of warm weather, we decided to have lunch on the patio here. A nice setting but on an unseasonably warm and sunny day, they did not have any umbrella's set out - said they weren't available yet. As a result, we noticed...More

Thank ottawatraveler_11
Cynthia V, Manager at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We have thoroughly reviewed your concerns and have taken positive steps for the future. We hope that you might visit us again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1516
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For over 35 years our fine cuisine and charming atmosphere have made us a favorite destination for special events, family gatherings and corporate occasions. Experience downtown Ottawa dining at its best!
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