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Taylor's Genuine Food and Wine Bar

#170 of 2,182 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Canadian, Wine Bar
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1091 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4, Canada
+1 613-730-5672
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

While Taylor's is a bit of a way from the city core, it is worth the trip by taxi for the food. Three of us enjoyed vegetarian, fish and duck and all were excellent. I'm picky about my fish but it was done to perfection. The salads were great.You should venture here to enjoy something a bit different. We'll be... More 

1 Thank Robert L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This small restaurant only has 20 seats or so inside but offers excellent food and service. The menu is short but has a good range. Four of us had dinner last night after the theater and all enjoyed our main courses: lamb shank, arctic char, duck and cornish hen. The lamb shank was braised instead of slow cooked which I... More 

Thank Peter k
Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Picked Taylor's for an anniversary dinner and it was a good choice. It's a small, open place with a view of the kitchen. We sat at the chef's table and could watch the food being prepared. The Service was excellent, the server was very knowledgeable and made good recommendations. We enjoyed the pick your own charcuiterie plate. The food was... More 

Thank NorthernguyCanada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the patio with a girlfriend, we each had two appetizers and it was exactly the right amount of food. Incredibly flavourful and a great wine list too!

Thank L_MOttawa
Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Small restaurant with some outdoor seating too. Informed staff. Truly enjoyed the cool cucumber asparagus soup on the hot day we visited. The pork tenderloin had a crunchy pepper and fennel crust but was moist and tender inside and was served with a warm Dijon potato salad. All thoroughly enjoyable and different from food served in the 'chains'. A great... More 

Thank Wapiti53
Ottawa, Canada
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The food presentation is excellent and artistic, the salads are great. I loved their fritata and was sad to note they did not have this anymore in their lunch menu. I had the smoked fish and it was too dry and tough - was probably 15 minutes too long in the smoker. Otherwise food is usually excellent and tends to... More 

Thank quelinda2015
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

My husband and I had always wanted to eat at Taylor's, and finally after almost six years we made it!! I must say that the food did not disappoint - my husband had the pork, special of the day, and I had the Cornish hen. Both dishes were very good and the vegetables came with them were perfect. I also... More 

Thank gripbic45
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

John Taylor's previous restaurant, Domus in the Byward Market, was a highly respected fixture on the Ottawa restaurant scene for many years. He has mentored many local chefs who have gone on to succeed in their own right (Salt, Fauna, Fraser Cafe). To my knowledge, he was the first chef in Ottawa to introduce the concept of farm-to-table cuisine, using... More 

Thank Zingho
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Taylor's is located on Bank Street in south Ottawa outside the central core of the city but well worth the effort to get there. It was established by a couple with restaurant experience. The decor is simple and unpretentious but the atmosphere is warm and friendly. We all selected the fish of the day (arctic char) and thoroughly enjoyed not... More 

Thank BobbyFair
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

service was excellent, décor could use a little lift, music was great: not a fan of open kitchens but this was ok. the food was very fresh and tasty . I especially loved the dipping oil for the bread. the cauliflower soup was probably the best I've ever had. artic char was perfectly prepared but the fish cakes (was on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1091 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-730-5672

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?