Discover Ottawa’s best restaurants with a view

Living in a big city, it’s easy to take for granted how beautiful it really is. Bask in Ottawa’s brilliance at these restaurants with a view.

Canal Ritz

375 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5M5

It will feel like you’re floating on water while dining on the dock of Ottawa’s Canal Ritz. Take in the beautiful sights and inviting sounds as you enjoy some modern Italian cuisine, with the best views of the Rideau Canal in the city. The Canal Ritz is a favourite for tourists and locals alike.

Black Thorn Cafe

15 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4

The Black Thorn is situated in the ByWard Market’s Tin House Courtyard, which gets its name from an old-school house façade hung on one of the walls in the courtyard. This beautifully tranquil oasis is made all the more peaceful by a gorgeous, round water fountain in the centre of the courtyard.

The Black Tomato

11 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5

Hidden away, The Black Tomato occupies prime patio space in the cobblestone Clarendon Courtyard in the ByWard Market, one of the most unique and beautiful places to dine in the city. The peace and quiet, plus the old-world architecture, will transport you to a time when things were a lot simpler.

Malone's Lakeside Bar & Grill

1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5K7

Malone’s Lakeside Grill is a casual neighbourhood-style restaurant on Dow’s Lake Pavilion. Relax with an assortment of appetizers and your choice of pizza, steak, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, Greek or Italian, while sitting with friends and family on the balcony patio. Overlooking Dow’s Lake, this amazing view can be enjoyed year-round.

The Shore Club

1-11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4

The only thing better than a juicy Porterhouse steak is a juicy Porterhouse steak with a view. Located downtown, in the Westin Ottawa, The Shore Club gives you one of the most elegant views of the city. Look out onto Parliament Hill and wonder in amazement at your proximity to the Rideau Canal.


1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

Watch the yachts and tour boats go by as you enjoy the contemporary Canadian cuisine at Le Café. Overlooking the Rideau Canal, Le Café is also connected to Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. If life on the canal isn’t enough theatre for you, there’s always the option of a Broadway show.

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