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Courtyard Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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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$33 - US$66
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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 November 8, 2020 via mobile

We ordered the gnocchi and it literally came with 8 pieces of gnocchi.. for $25.00. This is listed as a main and it is a tiny portion! I had to make myself more food afterwards. It’s too bad because it was good but the portion...size is too small for the price.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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philwY6795GN, Other at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2020

Hello, We would like to start off by saying thank you for supporting us during these crazy times and we appreciate your feedback. We would love to make it up to you and hope that you will give us the opportunity to do so. If...More

Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

Grilled peaches and prosciutto salad, green tomatoes with greens, bacon and pickles to start, fantastic. Chicken supreme and pork medallions were very good. Nice selection of local beer.

Date of visit: September 2020
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philwY6795GN, Other at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2020

Thank you for supporting us during theses uncertain times! Hope to see you again soon. The Courtyard Team

Reviewed August 24, 2020

Highly recommend The Courtyard. So glad we dined there. Equally comparable to high end restaurants in Toronto. Had to wait quite a long to get our food...but we’ll worth the wait. Recommend the Chicken Supreme. Delish!! Only complaint is I could have eaten even more!😋...Also, the outdoor seating in the courtyard is simply beautiful.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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philwY6795GN, Other at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and we are thrilled you enjoyed you meal and experience with us! We look forward to serving you again! The Courtyard Team

Reviewed August 17, 2020

We traveled to Ottawa last week for a short getaway and decided to try dinner at The Courtyard. It was wonderful and in fact one of our best meals ever. First - the surroundings are beautiful - a little nook in the Byward Market with...cobblestone paths and we were lucky to enjoy a lovely evening outdoor on the patio. The service was perfect - checked in on us but not too attentive and they certainly knew everything about the menu. We started by sharing the Charceuterie and Cheese appetizer which was generous and so delicious. I had the chicken and my husband had a steak - all perfect. Wanted to share as agree with Sightsee62390 that you should try it out and show them your support - highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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philwY6795GN, Other at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and we are thrilled you enjoyed you meal and experience with us! Thank you for deciding to give our restaurant a chance during your visit to Ottawa! Hoping we have the opportunity to serve you again! The...More

Reviewed August 5, 2020

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal here on Aug. 5. To save room for dessert, we skipped the appetizers and then thoroughly enjoyed our entrees of chicken and duck, paired with a delicious, very reasonably-priced bottle of Sauvignon blanc. Our walnut cake dessert...and decaf were also terrific. The outdoor setting in the courtyard and the attentive service completed a memorable last evening in Ottawa!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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philwY6795GN, Owner at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and we are thrilled you enjoyed you meal and experience with us.! We are proud to be an independent family owned business supporting other local businesses and farmers and thank you for your support during these times....More

Reviewed August 3, 2020

High quality meals. Salmon and short rib dinners were both great. Even the green salad was delicious. Wine was priced well. Fun to eat in the historic courtyard.

Date of visit: August 2020
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philwY6795GN, Owner at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2020

Thank you so much for your support! We look forward to serving you again. The Courtyard Team

Reviewed March 5, 2020

What a location! Tucked away in Ottawa's Byward Market, the Courtyard is intimate and the food is great!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

My wife and I made reservations here for Valentine's Day 2020. We had a ice 3-course fixed menu for $65 each. We both had the scallop for the appetizer, then I had bison for my entree (my wife had duck) and we each had a...different dessert. Both of our meals were excellent, as was the service and ambiance. Good value for the money in a lovely setting.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

Good menu selection, good wine selection; Good service a very nice setting; would recommend for business dinner

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

A delightful and delicious dinner. I had their salmon appetizer and my wife the artichoke soup,a special. Both were very different from the usual, both excellent. Then my wife had the gnocchi with mushrooms, I had the fish croquettes. The desserts were spectacular. Superb service.

Date of visit: January 2020
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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