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“Loved the concept”
Review of Play Food & Wine

Play Food & Wine
Ranked #8 of 2,787 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$86
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Loved the concept”
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and enjoyed the lunch special of 2 dishes for $22. This is a perfect place if you want to share and especially good if you want to try a few plates but dont have a huge appetite. Service was good . Wine choices by the glass were good. Food was excellent

Visited March 2017
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
“Great Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Play was delicious as usual and the staff were great. Nice lunch with family tasting each other's small plates. The gnocchi with blue cheese was lovely. The halloumi made a very nice appetizer.

Visited February 2017
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Rochester, New York
1 review
“Family meal”
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We loved Play! We came with our two kids ages 12 and 15. We ordered 5 tapas for 4 of us and it was enough for a meal without feeling too full. The red deer sausage was delicious! My kids loved the baked Alaska and Creme Brûlée for dessert. Great service too!

Visited February 2017
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Level 6 Contributor
40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Small Plates”
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I did quite a bit of research before selecting this restaurant when we visited Ottawa and it did not disappoint. Our party (of five) came for lunch on a Sunday. We were early, so the place was quite empty. It did fill up a bit later. The deco was simple and clean.

We were promptly seated by the window. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine/beer. They offered "small plates", each around CAD$15. But at lunch, you could have any two plates for CAD$22 (what a steal)! Beer and wine were also reasonably priced.

We picked five different dishes and had two orders for each to share. The fried frog legs, grilled hanger steak, and duck breast tacos were all excellent. The pork belly was ok, but a bit too fatty for my taste. Clam with cucumber was only average. The portion size were very good and we were quite filled up.

Only one person of our party had a sweet tooth and she ordered the Pure's gelato. She enjoyed it.

Visited September 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My sister and I share a birthday and now that we're both retired usually have our birthday lunch together, though February weather is a bit chancy. Our Google Search for good lunch restaurants in Ottawa produced a TripAdvisor 10 best list which is how we ended up at PLAY this year. Wow! Great choice! Loved the Pork Belly and Hanger Steak. Loved the Baked Alaska with chocolate mint ice cream and the Crème Brûlée. Liked that there was a recommended wine with each main dish. Jason, our waiter was perfect ie attentive but never interrupting our conversation. And, we got candles on our desserts Lovely!

  • Visited February 2017
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