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0.6 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Modern, seasonal casual fine dining restaurant, patio and wine bar. Offering Happy Hour Thursday to Saturday 3-5 on the patio and in our wine bar. Vegan and omnivore tastings menus as well as a seasonal dining menu.
US$23 - US$77
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow! So worth it! We are not from Canada originally and have often been disappointed by Canadian restaurants - not this one! We chose the blind tasting menu and were not disappointed. My husband had the Omnivore and I had the Vegan menu. We had...no idea what was coming and everything was very accessible and familiar - but the combinations were fabulous. I am not going to list the dishes, as it should be an event for you, but for some hints we had a selection of salmon, lobster, pork, duck, beetroot, garlic purée, mushroom, cashews to name a few. Those who know Cape Town expectations will appreciate this very much. Lovely wine list too…nice to see Tamboerskloof!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful experience with the five course tasting plus wine pairing. Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful servers and unique and delicious wines. Will absolutely be going back, what a fine dining experience.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were celebrating a special occasion and the Beckta tasting menu was perfect for us. The wine pairing was exceptional. The foie gras course was as good as anything I had experienced in the south of France. Our servers were very knowledgable and enthusiastic about...the food. For good reason the food and wine were exceptional. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

You wouldn't think that sitting in front of a mall entrance, opposite the Court House, sounds like a great restaurant, but Beckta was. We ate outdoors and really enjoyed it. The duck was the best I've had, and the steak was perfect. Nice presentation of...the starter and mains, good wine selection and great service (thanks Amanda). It's not cheap, but is a very nice meal. Only about a five minute walk from the busy intersection of Wellington opposite the Chateau Laurier, but fairly quiet in front. I hope to eat indoors when it's allowed and see how that compares, but the food was excellent and highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations was easy online. Three friends tried the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. We decided to eat outside because of the public health advisory and the great summer weather. Eating a 200$ meal on plastic chairs with bare metal table diminished the experience....A minimum effort should be taken to complete the experience. The food was delicious, the wine was equally delicious but the pairings did nothing to elevate the flavour. Overall, it was good but seemed lazy for what they are trying to do.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021

We wanted a special dinner for our 20th anniversary and Beckta didn't disappoint! We sat on the patio on a lovely summer night and were treated to the incredible flavour combinations in the omnivore tasting menu, which the chef kindly modified for my dairy allergy....We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, which was made even better by the wonderful service by Beckta's friendly staff.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021

We've been to Beckta twice in the last couple of months and both times we were blown away by the experience. First time was before it reopened for indoor dining so we sat on the patio. It was a rainy evening, but we stayed warm...and dry under the tent. The menu was fabulous, with more casual options available which we loved. We shared a lamb sausage charcuterie plate that was SO good, and then a few appetizers - bao, mushrooms on toast and scallops - all perfectly cooked and presented. My husband had the chicken main and it was wonderful too. I tried an orange infused wine on recommendation that was delicious and different. Dessert was a lovely mash up that included crisp cookies and dark chocolate truffles. Service was perfect - professional, attentive but not hovering or rushing. A perfect evening! So we went back for our anniversary. It was a very warm evening so we sat in the wine bar this time which was very comfortable and had a great Leon Bridges-heavy playlist running. I started with a special grapefruit Paloma cocktail that was wonderful. We shared a stuffed and tempura-fried squash blossom appetizer from the vegan tasting menu that was spectacular, and then shared the rib-eye platter for two. The meat was perfectly cooked and full of flavor, and the accompaniments were delicious - haricots vert, cipolline onions, wild mushrooms and a bordelaise sauce. Traditional, but so, so good. Wine recommendation was perfect too, as always. We shared a Paris-brest for dessert and it was crispy, creamy perfection. Service was excellent again. Another perfect evening! This place has it all - a lovely ambiance, warm and professional service, a great bar with an extensive wine list that never disappoints, a wonderful and ever-changing menu filled with interesting and complex dishes and a very skilled kitchen to execute it all. A real treasure in our neighborhood!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Stephen B, Owner at Beckta Dining & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2021

Wow! You painted such a beautiful picture of both dining experiences you had with us recently. Thank you for choosing Beckta to celebrate your anniversary. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2021

We had an incredible dinner on the Beckta patio. Every dish we ordered was excellent and the service was impeccable. Both my husband and I agree that it was one of the best meals and dining experiences we've had in Ottawa. We will gladly return...and highly recommend Beckta to others looking for excellent food, service, and ambience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 29, 2021

Beckta is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. We have missed quite a few over the last 18 months and this was our first of many “catch-up” dinners. We were very happy to see that neither the kitchen nor service had suffered from the gap....The service is flawless - helpful yet non-intrusive; the food is all perfect both in presentation and flavour. Especially the flavour!! We only went 2 days ago and I am ready to go back. After all there are so many missed occasions to celebrate!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021

We had the 5 course meal, served blind and it was delicious! We did not know what we were going to get, but everything tasted and looked amazing. The service and the decor are amazing too! We will definitely go back.

Date of visit: July 2021
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June 15, 2019|
Response from Stephen B | Property representative |
Yes we do offer vegetarian meals on all of our menus, and our chefs are always excited to create special vegetarian dishes for our guests around their preferences. I hope we can welcome you in for a great meal soon.
Donna D
June 23, 2017|
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Response from ssotomayor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, both options
October 21, 2016|
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Response from Stephen B | Property representative |
While there are many dishes without gluten, the chef is also always happy to adapt most other dishes to avoid it. Please just mention your intolerance when booking your reservation.
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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