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Courtyard Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 20-08-11 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-08-11 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$32 - US$63
Canadian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Byward Market Area
0.3 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been twice for dinner, once in the summer, outside, and the second in the winter, inside. Both times, the food has been fabulous and the service, impeccable. It really is not the cheapest place to eat, but you do get what you pay...for. I am very much looking forward to the next time we can go.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at the Courtyard restaurant for brunch today - 3 adults and a baby (Jan. 1, 2022). The service was excellent and the food was very good and tasty. The baby cried a few times but Austin E, who served us, was very understanding,...friendly and efficient. Covid 19 measures were strictly followed.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 7, 2021

My husband and I loved the Courtyard Restaurant as soon as we walked in, that's why we chose the location to have our wedding ceremony and dinner/dance. Julia helped us plan our wedding and ensured our day was perfect! Because of the pandemic, we had...to reschedule our wedding three (3) times and Julia was extremely accommodating and helped us stay calm and navigate through it all. The food was amazing and our guests still talk about how much of it there was! The venue is perfect for an intimate wedding (we were a total of 28) and we would absolutely recommend anyone to book it for their wedding or any other special event. The entire staff was great to work with! We enjoyed our experience working with the Courtyard and will definitively go back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 17, 2021

We chose the Courtyard Restaurant for our small November 2021 wedding. Our room (Dawson Room) and the exterior courtyard provide wonderful backdrops for photos. The service from Julia, Austin and the team was excellent, and the food was amazing! We highly recommend this for an...intimate wedding venue, and look forward to visiting the dining room in the future.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 2, 2021

We had the most wonderful wedding at Courtyard in October 2021. The setting is absolutely beautiful and makes for an elegant and intimate event. Julia is incredibly thorough and made sure every detail was perfect! The service was excellent and our guests are still raving...about how delicious the food was. We couldn't be happier with our experience and would absolutely recommend this for anyone looking for the perfect wedding venue!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 28, 2021

Great food, ambiance and service. A nice spot to go on that special occasion and would highly recommend. also great wine list

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2021

We chose the Courtyard for our October 2021 wedding. The location to our hotel and our ceremony made it the perfect spot. From the custom menu options, to the day of coordination, they blew our expectations out of the water. Julia, the Senior Event Coordinator...was amazing through the entire planning process and throughout our reception. She brought our vision to life! Our guests were amazed at the servers and bar staff; attentive, prompt, professional. The food was incredible! Our guests could not stop raving about their meals. Food is a big deal for our families, and the Courtyard delivered 5-star food and service the entire night. We would recommend anyone who is looking to have a reception of 60 guests or less to consider (and choose) the Courtyard. We will be going back year after year to celebrate our wedding anniversary and enjoy the exceptional food, service and atmosphere! Thank you Courtyard!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 29, 2021

I just had my wedding at the Courtyard Restaurant and it was absolutely amazing! Julia (Event Coordinator) was so helpful and made our special day amazing and flawless. There is absolutely nothing I would change. The food, ambiance, and service were exceptional! I definitely recommend...to anyone who is looking to have an intimate and fun wedding.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 20, 2021

We had a private dinner here September 17, 2021, to celebrate our nuptials. It was an amazing experience. Julia Johnson coordinated everything perfectly. The location is great. Our waiter was excellent, and the support staff was too. We had a private room to ourselves. The...drinks and food were delivered with just the right pacing. The drinks were wonderful, and the food was delicious. We will return there for special events, or even just for a nice meal.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 14, 2021

I want to thank Julia Johnson and the entire staff at the Courtyard Restaurant for their hard work in making our Wedding Day beautiful and memorable. The authenticity of the building is not only romantic, but provided a warm-mature environment you don’t find in many...places. Rich with Heritage, the beautiful stone walls interbed with charming wooden beams brought together with a stunning antique chandelier in the center of the room was absolutely breathtaking. We both fell in love with the look and feel the first moment we visited. During all the months leading up to the wedding, there were many uncertainties regarding Covid restrictions. We obviously had many questions and requests, but Julia Johnson the Senior Event Coordinator was there to quickly respond to all our emails and phone calls offering alternative options and great advice. She worked with us to create something that fit into our budget, the venue is surprisingly affordable and their package included 80% of our wedding needs without having to hire too many outside vendors. Their short-rib was phenomenal, all our guests had a wonderful time and continuously gave praise to the delicious food provided. Because it was a “Covid Wedding” there were many aspects of the Wedding we could not partake given the Government restrictions, but the staff went above and beyond to ensure the atmosphere of the room did not reflect this negative aspect. For one incredible night they gifted us with a sense normalcy and for that we will always be grateful.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, Courtyard Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Courtyard Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5