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0.6 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Modern, casual fine-dining restaurant and wine bar. Offering Vegan and omnivore tasting menus as well as seasonal dining. Located in historic Grant House in Ottawa’s downtown, Beckta offers a variety of dining spaces from intimate private dinner functions, spaces for large groups, corporate gatherings, high-touch hospitality formal dining to a more relaxed wine bar atmosphere. Experience award winning excellence at Beckta.
PRICE RANGE
C$25 - C$98
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Healthy, Canadian, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Backta last night and was delighted with the whole experience. The ambience is lovely with plenty of room between tables so you have your own private space. We went for the 5 course tasting menu which is served blind, each course being a surprise...and we weren't disappointed Presentation and taste superb. The server was extremely knowledgeable and very attentive to refilling water and wine glasses. We certainly had a wonderful time, highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed May 7, 2024

I had the 5 course Taster Menu. The first one, tuna, was fine. Next came scallops which were over cooked. Third was quail in a bowl which made getting any meat off the bone very difficult plus the food was cold. At this point I...have up, skipped to desert and left. Also, there were 14 people spread over 5 tables but the service was incredibly slow.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed December 31, 2023

We were celebrating a son and daughter-in-law engagement and we were so thrilled that Beckta delivered exactly what we became enamored with when my husband and I got engaged and were married there. Everything was on point, from the reception to accommodating us in the...bar area and eventually our table. They have a seasonal menu but when we were there they had a wonderful octopus appetizer and brussels sprouts dish that totally rocked. We had the beef dish which was amazing as usual. Love Beckta!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 6, 2023 via mobile

Another delicious meal at Beckta last night. I recommend this restaurant without caveats. I especially wanted to thank Beckta for carrying Oddbird so that we could have a bottle of non-alcoholic wine with our companions without feeling awkward. And it was a delicious drink. Bravo...for leading the way.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 20, 2023

A 4-minute walk from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, this classy restaurant in a vintage house seats the diners in a number of stunning rooms. Each space has just a few tables---a perfect layout to keep political opponents apart in a city with a lot of...imagined intrigue. The simple $$$$-menu covers all European bases. As a side, the scones / British buttermilk biscuits were flawless. The starters included marinated mussels in a lemon vinaigrette, steak tartare with Dijon mustard and brandy, and soft shell crab. All three were excellent but not "the best ever". The standout in the dinner was the Key lime cake dessert. But above all, we enjoyed the stylish atmosphere. The fact that there was no music allowed us to have proper conversations across a table of ten. Definitely a keeper.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 18, 2023

It was a beautiful evening, the food was succulent, especially the magret was well prepared and balanced with assorted vegetables. Our waiter was attentive to our needs and made great suggestions for our meals

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 4, 2023

Thank you for your giving a high -end service. You see, I was phoning from abroad and English isn’t my native language, so I'm kinda convinced that my stomach was gripped in horror. Anyway, a manager didn’t let me getting off the track and gave...me all the answers I bothered about. A massive thanks for taking charge for my birthday party organization. I'm vibing with that for you nailed it being bewildered and it's worth any cost. To wrap this up with a bow I’m dying to show up in your restaurant to try your local specialty.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 26, 2023

My husband and I were celebrating our 1 year anniversary in Ottawa. We decided that we would treat ourselves and visit Beckta, as it’s known for its fine dining food and wines. Unfortunately, it was a very disappointing visit as it took 3 hours for...us to get our 5 course blind tasting. The food itself was good, however, it took far too long to receive and we didn’t experience the actual tasting with wine as it took too long. It was very discouraging and ended our evening on a bad note.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 25, 2023

We had a very good experience here. Although the menu is small, we found some interesting and imaginative dishes. The beef tartare was superb, although I prefer toast rather than potato chips with it. The quail was lovely, as was the branzino. The soft shell...crab was fun but the rice dumplings were gummy and tasteless- the low point of the meal. Dessert was a highlight- truly a lovely dish. Service was professional and friendly. A great experience overall!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 22, 2023

The ambience was beautiful. Personal attention and service were superb. The food was delicious. Our friends said the experience was terrific and enjoyed it very much.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 30, 2023 via mobile

From start to finish this experience was flawless! Nothing was too much trouble & the food out of this world. Kim made us cocktails when we arrived which were the best! Kim’s Gone Bananas has to be my absolute favourite of this trip, she knows...how to add the right measures! We then opted for the tasting menu & wine pairing. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. All our courses were explained in detail, the wine was excellent & all in sync with our courses. We got a tour upstairs from the other lovely lady (I’m sorry I can’t remember her name) she explained about the history of this fabulous building. Has to be the best experience, service & food we have had throughout Canada. Thank you so very much for making a memorable dining experience for us.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 28, 2023

I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. It was our first time at Beckta, and it will not be our last. From the time we were seated until I payed our bill, we were treated like valued customers. The experience was wonderful. We...opted for the blind tasting menu which was very fine. My wife also got the wine pairing option. We both have a few food allergies which the staff made sure avoid in our dishes. There was not one that we did not like. We will definitely return. Thank you Beckta.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 17, 2023 via mobile

We went based the numerous TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. We had the biscuit and soft shell crab appetizers, and then the Cornish game hen and the beef strip loin. All were nicely prepared as were cocktails. Service is experienced and competent. My only...suggestion to other patrons is to check the menu before going since some people will find the choices to be limited. When we went there were 5 appetizers and 4 mains on the menu. All in all, a top notch choice.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 16, 2023

Thank you, Beckta staff, for making this a very memorable evening to celebrate our 47th Anniversary. The service, cleanliness and ambience is impeccable. Our appetizer, main course and lime desert to finish was exceptionally tasty and visually pleasing. The building has so much character and...history right in the center of Ottawa. We certainly will be back……More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 15, 2023

In a city with so many fascinating and excellent restaurants, Beckta stands out among the very best. My wife and I ordered several plates and shared them. All delightful. Really anticipatory service. Delightful ambiance in the wine bar where we chose to be seated in...the window table. Bring your own wine with a $30 corkage fee.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Beckta Dining & Wine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5