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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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Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I recently hosted a wedding ceremony and lunch reception at the Courtyard Restaurant. It was a small affair (under 20 people) and the Dawson Room was a perfect choice. Cynthia, who manages on-site events, was meticulous in her planning and a great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank apenn034
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently got married at the courtyard restaurant. One room was set up for our ceremony, it was beautiful. Our guests then had the cocktail hour in the bar area and reception was set up in the larger room. The planning process...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SolGasmi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were married at The Courtyard a few weeks ago and I cannot express enough how happy we are with the service and staff at this venue. Our family and friends were so impressed with the food - seriously, everything was mouth...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cassandra S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cathy W
Cynthia V, Guest Relations Manager at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind and wonderful review Cathy W! We are pleased that you had a wonderful time in our intimate Dawson Room, one of our most popular rooms for private events and often used on evenings when our larger rooms are fully booked....More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Diana G
Reviewed November 2, 2018 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AmandaD4940
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vinceboucher
Reviewed October 23, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lyn10ca
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Faience44
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DRamsey25
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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, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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