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Courtyard Restaurant

21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
+1 613-241-1516
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“gnocchi” (13 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we first walked in we were a bit uncomfortable because the seating is very close and the area is very small. But luckily most of the guest left and we were the only ones left!! The food and service were amazing!! The building is...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The attention to detail and attention through out was a top ten. Thomas the bartender/ waiter was courteous and most professional. Cynthia the coordinator is highly recommended, she was fantastic, thorough and most helpful, setting up the perfect day with valued suggestions about decor and...More

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed a lovely peaceful brunch at the courtyard with a group of friends. The atmosphere was cosy and the service was prompt. I got the chance to try the brunch burger which was an excellent choice.

Thank AmandaD4940
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food quality was excellent. Portion size a bit small. Nice quiet and romantic atmosphere. Good presentation. We were slightly under dressed.

Thank Vinceboucher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked my wedding, a small event for a total of 17 people. As a type A person myself...I wanted everything perfect and of course had a little trouble letting go.. but I am so glad I was able to meet and hand everything over...More

Thank lyn10ca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pleasant restaurant hidden away in a courtyard in central Ottawa where - mercifully - there is no background music and you can hear your dining companion without straining. I had a spicy salmon salad nicoise which was a bit hot, but I...More

Thank Faience44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food & service, good menu selection and wine list, the staff were attentive but the bartenders could use a little training. We would definitely attend again.

Thank DRamsey25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard for me to put into words how wonderful this experience was. My now husband and I were looking for a wedding reception venue that was at once reasonably priced, provided quality food and beverages and offered a charming decor. The Courtyard met...More

Thank Maude L
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This restaurant lacks energy. The food is good, background music - check, server - good but it's like being in church. Not a lot of fun. The 200-year-old building has charm with its exposed stone walls but the heavy carpet, invisible kitchen, and stuffy attitude...More

Thank Michele C
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The Courtyard Restaurant was the perfect place for us to hold our rehearsal dinner for our son and his bride-to-be. The proximity of the restaurant to where our guests were staying in the ByWard Market area provided an easy walk. The room we booked at...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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