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Courtyard Restaurant

#76 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
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21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
+1 613-241-1516
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A perfect venue for our intimate wedding ceremony of 20 people. The food, the service and the entire evening was spectacular. It was a huge success thanks to the outstanding planning and organization skills of the event coordinator. They made what could be a stressful time, most enjoyable.

Thank 339theav
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small group of us gathered for an Easter Brunch at the Courtyard. Absolutely lovely space, quaint, with excellent service in the Byward Market. But, for $30 per person my Seafood Benedict was lukewarm, had WAY too much garlic powder on the homefries, zero taste in the Hollandaise, mediocre seafood sausage, and a bare handful of arugula. And, they charged me... More 

Thank Bruce T
Cynthia V, Manager at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review Bruce T. While we are most pleased that you were impressed by the beautiful atmosphere of our historic venue, we are saddened that your experience with our food was not positive. We regret that you did not bring your discontent to our attention at the time of service when we would have been most... More 

Brockville, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Excellent service and the food presentation outstanding! We enjoyed the atmosphere, very quiet and relaxing!

Thank 14Diane
Falls Church, Virginia
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Delightful resturaunt in the heart of Ottawa. Classical continental/ Canadian. The menu is limited and obviously market driven and every dish was perfection. The service was amazing with right about of attentiveness without being over done. We will be back.

Thank RichL06
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

My $228 meals was worth a little less than a $100. I sure did not get the 5's rating. The atmosphere was great because there were only 6 of us at dinner time. The environment is great with the stone walls but... then there is the food... nothing to say about it! Enjoy something else Cheers

Thank stephane053
courtyardrestaurant, Manager at Courtyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Stehane053. It certainly stands out as an anomaly against the other fine feedback we have received on the excellent quality of our food and service across this forum. While one could assume that your experience stemmed from an off-night in our kitchen, your comments do not measure-up against the other wonderful feedback we received from... More 

Ottawa, Ontario
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

There aren't enough descriptives that can explain how I felt about my 2017 winter wedding at The Courtyard Restaurant. From the food, to the staff and unique romantic atmosphere of the venue, everything was what I hoped it would be. We had a candlelit ceremony and cocktail reception and we were treated like gold from start to finish. I'm not... More 

1 Thank twhalen653
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was planning a group dinner for my boss's retirement. I contacted three fine dining restaurants for private room. Courtyard restaurant was the best communicator among them. They gave me the details of group dining and some options. In the end, we didn't use the private room, but they arranged nice group dinner table for us. The service and food... More 

Thank nanako50
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Went with a friend on a warm early evening and we sat outside. We had a tasting mix of various hors d'oeuvres that was mouth watering. The calamari was the best I've ever had and is still my measure as the best. It was tender and succulent. And I do love my calamari. The service was excellent. Our chilled white... More 

Thank Mary M
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My daughter had her engagement party here in September. It was an amazing experience. The 100+ persons attending were impressed by the delicious food and the amazing service at the Courtyard. The rooms were beautiful, warm and inviting and the building itself is very pretty. Cynthia, the event coordinator, took care of all the details, provided us with many recommendations... More 

Thank 396samar
St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Literally stumbled upon this restaurant on a bitterly cold night in the Byward Market. Courtyard is cosy, brick walls, beamed ceilings, crisp linens, all without pretentiousness. I had the tomato and fresh mozzerella salad and my husband had the chicken liver mousse - both excellent! Mains were the short ribs and pork tenderloin. All plated beautifully with tasty and well... More 

Thank lmb1961_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$56
International, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 George St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-1516
For over 30 years our fine cuisine and charming atmosphere have made us a favorite destination for special events, family gatherings and corporate occasions. Experience downtown Ottawa dining at its best!

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