Fore those not familiar with Ottawa, Beckta is situated in a beautiful, very old heritage designated building, that has been fully restored. It is located in downtown Ottawa on Elgin Street, near the National Arts Center, and diagonal from Confederation Park, two blocks from Chateau...Laurier and Parliament Hill.
As it is a "grand home" in the 19th Century style of early Ottawa, there are multiple rooms or alcoves, that create a much greater sense of intimacy, than the open cavernous concept common to most restaurants. We were in a room that only provided three separate tables, which provided much greater privacy.
As it was my partner's birthday, we selected the five course meal. It was exquisite in every respect. Our server, who was excellent, provided a fulsome explanation of each course. Moreover, he provided ample time between each course. (we arrived at 6 pm and left at 8.30 pm).
The wine list provided an excellent selection of vintages and regular wines.
In the last 5 years, we have patronized restaurants much less often, due to the trend that we have observed of inferior service and inflated prices relative to the experience.
Our experience at Beckta reminded us of why we enjoyed going to restaurants in the past.
For those that seek an elegant, intimate experience with superb food and wine, Beckta is remarkable. However, it is not for those who are budget conscious, as it is probably one of the most expensive restaurants in Ottawa.
This experience was fine dining at its best in Ottawa.More