15 Best Ottawa Restaurants Byward Market Not to Miss

Byward Market Restaurants are some of the best that Ottawa City in Canada has on offer. This pulsing area is still home to produce markets, bars, street art, hotels and so much more.

The Byward Market area is a grid, like most of downtown Ottawa. While there are plenty of tours in Ottawa, exploring the area for yourself can be a real delight. Let’s move through some of the key restaurant streets in the Byward Market Area.

The focus at Social Restaurant is progressive Canadian cuisine and it is known as one of the best restaurants in Ottawa Byward Market. Social Restaurant Ottawa kicks off the day with brunch then fit in some lunch and a cocktail hour before dinner.



Joy on Sussex is one of the City of Ottawa’s top bars/restaurants. Joy on Sussex dinner menu starts with Russian Borscht of course! This is the classic Russian beetroot soup.

Joy on Sussex


The focus at Play Byward Market is on a changing menu of small plates and a great range of wines by the glass. The Play menu is divided into Charcuterie, Savour, snacks, cheese, chocolate and sweet.

Play Food and Wine


Restaurant 18 is a modern take on a steakhouse. It is a fine dining restaurant with white plates and a french-inspired menu – this is an Ottawa restaurant for a night out.

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Sidedoor is known for its tacos and Asian dishes. The Sidedoor Ottawa dining room has a nice open ambiance and it is possible to sit in a glassed-in conservatory or under full cover.



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