Find standout Caesars in Ottawa

There’s no denying Canadians love Caesars. Creating a good one requires attention to detail, unique garnishes, and quality ingredients. You can find standout Caesars at many Ottawa bars and restaurants and they are a great way to start your night, or, in some cases, your Sunday brunch off right!


87 Holland Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0Y1

This modern bistro has been open for over a decade, offering Canadian cuisine blended with classic French techniques. The head chef has a passion for fresh, local ingredients, offering unique dishes on a menu that changes monthly. Of course, the menus are stunning and the cocktail list matches the quality of the food. In the chipotle Caesar, you will enjoy 2 ounces of vodka, grilled green onion, bacon, Worcestershire, and a chipotle purée – definitely not your run-of-the-mill Caesar!

Union Local 613

315 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J8

This fun and social spot offers communal seating, Southern-inspired dishes, and incredible cocktails. Diners are encouraged to sit down and enjoy both good food and good company, as the communal layout allows people to meet and have good conversation over a well-crafted cocktail. Although you have plenty to choose from, the This Is Not a Caesar includes cilantro-infused gin, Leyenda Mezcal Blanco, tomato, Worcestershire sauce, jalapeno, muddled lemon, hot sauce, lime, and cilantro. Join Union 613 for brunch, lunch, dinner, or enjoy the late-night menu.

Lieutenant's Pump

361 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M7

This British pub offers an outdoor patio and traditional pub food. If you order before 5:45 pm, you can enjoy a 3-ounce Mason jar cocktail for just $10. Here, the Caesar is rimmed with steak spice and includes the traditional Caesar ingredients, with the addition of a spicy bean. Grab a few finger foods to munch on or visit on the weekends, when they offer an incredible breakfast. Just make sure you arrive after 11 am so that you can enjoy a Caesar with your bacon and eggs.


6400 Hazeldean Rd, Ottawa, ON K2S 1S4

The plates at this restaurant are so beautifully presented, they look like art. The globally inspired dishes are paired with unique cocktails, including a Caesar. The See-zar as they call it, includes Grey Goose vodka, Clamato, Sriracha, horseradish, and spicy long beans. As you're enjoying your Caesar, order a little nibble – tempura cheese curds or a rib eye steak tartare are just a couple of the incredible choices.

Fresco Bistro Italiano

354 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M8

With a second location at 5547 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, this Italian bistro is an Ottawa favourite. The menu is elegant and beautifully presented, offering dishes such as beef carpaccio, mussels and fries, and rainbow trout. The craft cocktails are considered to be some of the best in the city, serving some unique creations. The Caesar is made with bacon and pepper-infused Gordon's Gin, along with traditional ingredients, and a garnish of bacon. If you love Caesars, but not bacon, the bartenders will surely accommodate your requirements with a vegetarian version.

Bit Burger

108 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M6

Sometimes you just need a big juicy burger and nothing else will satisfy your cravings. At Bite Burger House, the dishes are made with local meats and cheeses and are accompanied by house-made sauces. You know what goes well with a burger? A Caesar, of course! Referred to as the Bite Bloody Mary, this cocktail is listed as the owner’s favourite. Made with Luksusowa Vodka, a bacon salt rim, and a house Mary mix, you’ll savour every sip.

Petit Bill's Bistro

1293 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B1

This bistro serves up Newfoundland-inspired French dishes along with a wide selection of cocktails. Start with some sea scallops, accompanied by maple bacon and an almond spinach salad. While you’re enjoying your appetizer, you can sip on one of the Caesars. Yes, there is a Caesar list, featuring four options: classic, served with Newfoundland’s famous Iceberg Vodka and pickled okra; smokey, served with chipotle-infused vodka; spicy, served with jalapeno-infused vodka, and cool cucumber, served with muddled cucumber and spices.

For those who love meat, charcuterie boards are the perfect combination of cured and thoughtfully prepared meats. From salami and prosciutto to pates and terrines, these plates are devoted to meat. Whether you’re sipping on a glass of wine or aiming to try a variety of meats and accompanying condiments, these spots in Ottawa deliver stunning charcuterie plates.
Great deals and good times? It’s called happy hour for a reason, you know! Rare is the bar or restaurant that doesn’t offer some sort of happy hour deal involving discounted food and drink. If you’re looking to boost your mood, head out to any one of these Ottawa happy hour hotspots for a guaranteed good time.
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