Best Patios/Terraces in Ottawa
Fine French cuisine and a well-hidden terrace!
Fun and friendly, get ready to dive into some authentic Cajun cuisine on the patio of either Big Daddy’s location.
Soak up some early sun and enjoy views of the War Memorial from D’Arcy McGee’s patio at its downtown location. Other addresses include restaurants in Kanata and Nepean.
An oasis in the middle of the Market, the Blackthorn’s patio is tucked away in a courtyard at the back of the restaurant, offering a quiet and picturesque setting.
Views of Rideau Canal from outside the National Arts Centre and a menu of Canadian fare tinged with international flavours sets the standard for high-class patio dining in Ottawa.
Located across from the Picolo Grande, Mezzanotte serves fine Italian cuisine and has an atmospheric patio where music from next-door-neighbour The Rainbow wafts through the windows.
This fiesty little restaurant’s patio is often packed with people-watchers during the sunny summer months. Order yourself a margarita and watch the looks of envy cast from passers-by.
Practically legendary in Ottawa, the Dominion epitomises everything that’s great about the classic tavern – homestyle eats, friendly service, reasonable prices and a casual patio in the rear that feels like your best friend’s backyard.
Serving a youngish crowd of students, the Great Canadian Cabin’s patio is huge, and usually busy with sun-seekers with nowhere to go in a hurry.
Located in a 17th century Heritage Building, The Galla has a beautiful second-floor terrace overlooking the Ottawa River.