The Great Glebe Restaurant Guide
It has been a while since you’ve been able to slip into your favourite Glebe restaurant, pull up a chair and wine and dine with family and friends.
But starting this weekend it will be business as usual for Glebe restaurants, bars, gyms and fitness centres, as the province announced that they can reopen beginning this Saturday.
We know just how difficult the last few months have been for our merchants, especially for our restaurateurs who have been riding a rollercoaster of closures, limited reopenings and mounting restrictions.
We’ve created the Great Glebe Restaurant Guide to promote all the amazing chefs we have in the neighbourhood.
Craving Thr33’s Company’s frog legs? Got a hankering for a roast chicken dinner from the Rowan? How about filling your burger craving with a trip to Irene’s Pub. We’ve got eveything your tastebuds could ever want.
Read the ultimate food guide below and support our local restaurants.
* Call ahead for updated indoor dining hours.
Your favourite neighbourhood wine bar is back open this weekend after a long hiatus. Come out and sip from arguably the best wine list in the city and snack on some the bar’s favourite dishes.
Have you tried the Glebe’s newest restaurant yet? Those who have tasted the food at the new Cantina Gia are probably already back in line for a second helping. The little neighbourhood Italian restaurant with a focus on noodles has brought a unique flavour and experience to the Glebe. The restaurant will soon be a wine shop as well. Visit Cantina Gia this weekend in the Glebe.
If you’re a true food lover – one who enjoys to discover new flavours, combinations and seasonal menus curated by a passionate chef, then you must indulge in Eldon’s weekly-rotating Dinner Menu. Everything from Beef & Onion pie and Chicken Chasseur to Ratatouille and beyond. Let Eldon’s take your taste buds on a little walk.
Erling’s Variety is a must for any food lover in the city. If you ask owner Liam Vainola what’s on the menu this week, he’ll have to check the garden. The chef-owner follows a seasonal menu year-round, cooking up the freshest of veggies and herbs for his mouth-watering dishes. Don’t be surprised if the crew is cooking up something entirely off menu when you call to place your order.
819 Bank Street
Take in the the ocean at Flippers in the Glebe. Seafood chowder, crab cakes, calamari and fish and chips with coleslaw. Sounds like a great catch. The Bank Street seafood joint also offers a stunning array of mains, like seafood linguine, pan seared pickerel, scallops and halibut, and arguably the best Happy Hour menu in town.
Make it a sushi night in with Joey at Lansdowne. The Glebe gourmet restaurant has one of the finest menus you’ll find in the city. Fresh hand-rolled sushi and Grade A steaks to decadent seafood and pasta dishes. The eatery also boasts a stunning heated patio for those looking to squeeze a few more nights out on the town.
Have you been dreaming of Von’s Bistro? Their delicious jambalaya, their perfected mussels and fries, the unreal beef burger with bacon jam? Yeah, us too. Von’s Bistro is back open for indoor dining for everything from comfort meals like chicken and green curry pot pie to their AAA steak and fries. Yumm.
The Thr33’s Company Snack bar is a gourmet restaurant, but for those who are looking for a quick bite. The tapas-style bistro offers snacks with a twist. From grilled frog legs and tuna tartare to gnocchi supreme and shrimp cabbage stir fry. Give this a try and you’ll be back for seconds, thirds and beyond.
If you’re looking for a truly authentic Italian experience, one that will transport you to the intimate setting of Italy’s stunning south, then grab a table at Orto Trattoria. The Second Avenue bistro offers diners a little slice of Italy with their creative antipasti, delicious handmade pasta and a suite of mains that will blow your taste buds away. From Gnocchi to Meatballs to a rib eye for the ages, Orto will send you off smiling.
If you’re looking for quality, authentic Italian cuisine, look no further than Industria at Lansdowne. Authentic pasta, pizza, delicious appies and over a dozen creative cocktails. Their wine list isn’t too bad either with some of Italy’s finest reds, as well as a number of Ontario wines to choose from. Grab a table beginning this weekend.
Make it a La Strada night and indulge on arguably the best Gnocchi in town, the freshest lobster ravioli and their mouth-watering veal scaloppini with butter, lemon and white wine. The Italian restaurant offers diners a delicious menu, as well as a stellar lineup of take-home meals.
Craving Milestone’s Wagyu Beef Meatloaf, Mediterranean Chicken or Grilled Sirloin? The dining room at Milestones is back open. Visit them at Lansdowne and support local. The restaurants also boasts a giant heated patio.
If you’ve eaten food crafted from the talented Fraser Brothers, then you know just how delicious the food at The Rowan. The Ottawa food brothers’ bistro offers diners a fresh take on modern British and European food right in the heart of the Glebe. Try their Pork Back Ribs or their Korean Fried Chicken and sweeten things up with a chocolate and butterscotch churro.
Slide onto the heated patio at Banditos in the Glebe and suck back margaritas and beers while munching on nachos, tacos and Banditos’ famous Tater Tots. You’ll feel like you’re on the beach in Cali, about to hit the surf.
885 Bank St
The heated patio is open at Irene’s Pub, as is their indoor dining room. Slide in for a meal, or order your favourite pub food from home with Irene’s Pub classics like the Gatineau Hipster Burger, Crispy Fish Tacos and their addictive chicken fingers served with homemade coleslaw.
Local Public Eatery
825 Exhibition Way
NFL Sunday just got better with the reopening of Local Eatery at Lansdowne. There aren’t many better things that NFL Sunday, brunch and a caesar. Blue 32, Hike!
Glebe Central Pub
779 Bank Street
If you’ve ever been to Glebe Central Pub, you know just how welcoming and warm the vibe is. The cheers-like pub has already become a staple in the neighbourhood and with the bar opening back up this weekend you can bet it’ll be the place to be. the heated patio is open and the kitchen is pumping all your favourite pub dishes.
Beers, burgers and buddies. Those are the three things you’ll always find at the Clocktower Brewpub. The Bank Street pub is Ottawa’s longest established full-service craft brewery. Their giant heated patio in the Glebe is a perfect spot for after-work drinks, a relaxed birthday celebration or an important business lunch. The brewery has a number of original craft beers brewed right here in the Glebe as well as delicious, comforting pub fare like burgers, nachos and wings. The pub just launched a new fall menu featuring calamari, a wedge salad and their new creation, Beets by Clocktower.
Reserve a seat on Jack Astor’s patio tonight and celebrate with family over a delicious meal. The Lansdowne restaurant offers their full indoor dining menu this weekend from Steak Frites, Chicken Parmigiana, and a whole galaxy of burgers, fries, salads, sides and decadent desserts.
Slide onto the giant patio at the CRAFT Beer Market or order one – or twelve of their 100 Ontario craft beers that are on tap to take home. The Lansdowne brewery offers its full menue this weekend.
If you woke up today craving a burger and fries, then don’t even bother scouring the internet for best Burger in Ottawa because it’s right here in the Glebe, at the Works. There’s no other place where you can choose from a menu with burger names like Elk on a Beach, Six Degrees of K’vin Bacon or Juicy Lucy. Choose from over 40 concoctions, some even with Kraft Dinner. It’s always a fun outing at the Works.
Classic, authentic wood-fired pizza has never tasted so good. The Bank Street pie shop is back open, pumping out classics like their Quattro Stagione, Rustica and the Margherita.
Three words: Spicy Perogy Pizza. There are too many awesome dishes at Boston Pizza to just choose one. The Big Dipper, the Boston Brute and Chicken Wings galore. You’ll always be happy after a meal from BP’s.
Whenever you walk through the door with a steaming hot pizza, everybody is happy and you’re the hero. Nobody ever gets sick of pizza, everyone loves it, plus, it’s one of the only meals that can stir up a raging debate over pineapples. Isabella Pizza does pizza right, with thick, fluffy crust, fresh ingredients, and some of the best garlic sauce you’ll find in the city. Chow down on a classic pep and mush or a Canadian pie, or go for one of their specialties, like the Brazilian or the Thai Pizza.
855 Bank Street
Order in tonight with Pizza Hut. The pizza shop features all your Pizza Hut favourites, including stuffed crust and barbecue chicken to classics like pepperoni and cheese. Delivery and contactless pickup available.
Pizza Pizza is a great place to grab a quick slice while you’re on the go or to order delivery for a family movie night in? Watching the game? Order the Game Night Special with an Extra Large Pepperoni, 20 wings, cheesy bread and a Coke and you’ll be set all Sunday.
The Glebe’s newest pizza joints is one of it’s best. The Bank Street wood-fired pizza restaurant will have a fresh pizza ready for you in under 10 minutes. The sunny patio is back open all weekend, as is their indoor dining room. Order one of their signature pies like the Great White North featuring garlic cream sauce, Italian sausage, mushrooms, caramelized onions and arugula, or create your own pizza from the crust to the toppings.
Forget cooking tonight and let Crust and Crate fill your belly with goodness. The Lansdowne pizzeria is firing up flash fired pies from their wood-fired oven. Enjoy classics like Fredo Corleone and the Quattro Stagioni or get a bit wild with their Pomme de Terre pizza featuring white sauce, mini Potatoes, mushrooms, roasted garlic, thyme, rosemary, goat Cheese and Truffle Oil.
777 Bank St
Whether you’re in the mood to satisfy your breakfast craving at any time of day, indulge your sweet tooth with Eddy’s Diner’s assorted flavours of milkshakes and floats, or fill up on a classic family diner meal complete with burgers, fries and cherry pie, Eddy’s Diner has you covered! The Bank Street diner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with diner classics like French toast, Belgian waffles and eggs benedict. Good morning, good day, and good night!
If you’re looking for some of the best Tex-Mex in the city, look no further than to Feleena’s. The Bank Street Mexican restaurant boasts a sun-filled patio where you can load up on tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and more. Their indoor dining room is back open this weekend.
If it’s noon and you haven’t had breakfast yet, don’t sweat it, Sunset Grill will bring cook up eggs, bacon, bennys or whatever your craving when you finally get around to rolling out of bed. Get up, get dressed and head to Sunset Grill. Eggs benedict, with hash browns and hot coffee are waiting for you. Good morning.
Transport your tastedbuds to the streets of Mexico with a meal from Margarita Restaurant. Authentic Mexican dishes are on the menu here, like Moreliana, Mixiote, and Plato Ranchero. The Mexican bistro also offers classic tacos, Tex Mex and burritos.
Run by the same owners as Margarita Restaurant, Mona’s Taqueria is a quick stop taco shop serving some of the most authentic Mexican tacos you can find in the city. Pastor, steak, cactus and chorizo sausage tacos will wow your tastebuds into a frenzy of spice and flavour. Top it all off with a churro for dessert because you deserve it.
After your workout, grab a declicious, but healthy snack at the Where I Thrive Cafe. “In addition to following Provincial and City COVID-19 regulations, we go above and beyond to make sure our space is clean and safe for all staff and clients. We THRIVE on being a safe, welcoming and happy place for everyBODY who walks through our doors! We are extremely grateful to all of our clients; without them, the community wouldn’t be what it has grown into today. Our cafe serves up homemade breakfast on the daily, with a side of delicious Pilot coffee! You can also find healthy pre and post class fare (available to-go), smoothies, treats and a space for you to grab a glass of wine or local craft beer post class or catch up over coffee with your buddies” – Janet Thompson
If you can’t travel, at least let your tastebuds go on a little vacation to Chickpeas, the city’s first and only falafel and hummus eatery. Tasty original hummus, with black bean, roasted red pepper and their signature Roasted Jalapeño Hummus. Spicy, creamy, delicious.
Take your tastebuds on a ride through Northern India at the Last Train to Delhi on Fourth Avenue in the Glebe. The Indian restaurant offers diners an authentic Indian experience with their classic Murg Makhini (butter chicken), spicy lamb chops, smokey eggplant curry and more.
If you’re in the mood for authentic Indian cuisine, then Light of India in the heart of the Glebe offers up a truly unique gastronomic experience for diners. From their Korma curry dishes and pasanda tandoori plates to combo platters that promise to satisfy every taste bud, Light of India is one of the city’s finest Indian kitchens.
Sen Asian Cuisine is always a top choice. The Asian-fusion restaurant at Lansdowne boast some of the best flavours in the city – from their spicy red pepper beef carpaccio to vermicelli dishes to won ton egg noodle soups.
925 Bank St
Known for its delicious lunch buffet, Taj Mahal of the Glebe has adapted so you can bring all your favourite dishes home with you. The Bank Street Indian restaurant has its full menu online for take-out. Order classics like their Kastoori Kebab or their Salmon Tikka and eat like a king.
If you’re looking to blast your taste buds with authentic Ethiopian cuisine, then Hareg Café & Variety is the place to be. This authentic eatery offers the very best in Ethiopian dishes with everything from Doro Wat, Ye-Siga Tibs and Ye-Beg Alicha. Plus, the bistro has some of the finest coffee you’ll find in the city.
If you’re in the mood for Lamb Kafta, Mishwee Meshakal or a shawarma, then Jericho has you covered. The Bank Street Lebanese restaurant offers diners an authentic experience. Chow down on the restaurant’s specialty shish kebabs.
Thanjai Restaurant offers a diners a different take on Indian Cuisine from the popular South Indian dishes like Dosa, Idli and Vada to spicy Chettinad curries from Tamilnadu or rich flavorful biryanis from Hyderabad. Visit Thanjai today give your taste buds something a little different.
Kettleman’s is always on the mark. Open 24 hours for all your bagel needs, the Bank Street bagel shop has become an icon not only in the Glebe, but the city. Whether you’re looking for some classic everything bagels for breakfasts at home, or want to order that addictive BLT, Kettleman’s has your back.
859 Bank Street
If you’re looking for a hearty, but healthy lunch that will be packed full of greens and protein, then flip open your Mad Radish food app and order something green and mean. Stock up on a Green Bowl like the Roasted Market Bowl or go classic with the Mad Caesar. The Bank Street restaurant also has hearty bowls like the Viet Noodle Bowl and Fajita Barbacoa with Ontario beef barbacoa, chayote squash and fajita veggies. Order now.
That McDonald’s craving won’t go away if you ignore it. The only thing that will scratch that Big Mac itch is…a Big Mac. Good thing for you, the Bank Street burger shop is open 24 hours. Order some chicken nuggets and bring the kids home some Happy Meals.
One bite of Popeyes Louisiana Chicken is all you need to become hooked. Their signature fried chicken, spicy Cajun fries and buttery biscuits will have you instantly wanting more. The Bank Street fried chicken joint boasts daily specials that are impossible to ignore, from their classic Signature Chicken to tenders, sandwiches and seafood meals.
Order on-the-go sushi, sushi burgers and poke bowls at the Sushi Shop on Bank Street in the Glebe.
If you’re looking for a meal that will remind you of the food your mother made as a kid, you need to order takeout from Olga’s Deli in the north end of the neighbourhood. From incredible homemade chili to grilled burgers, paninis and deli sandwiches and some of the best onion rings in town, you’ll never eat at Olga’s just once. More like once a week.
In the mood for a Chicken Teriyaki sub? How about a Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt? Or a classic Meatball sub? Subway is your one-stop shop for all sandwiches. From a classic Cold Cut Combo to Oven Roasted Chicken, you know you’ll be happy biting into a Subway sandwich.
SWEETS, TREATS, CAFES & BAKERIES
There aren’t too many things that will put a smile on your face quite like a trip to Cinnaholic will. The Lansdowne cinnamon roll shop is certainly one of the best places to fill your sweet tooth in the city – and with everything they make 100 per cent plant-based, dairy and lactose free, egg and cholesterol-free – you won’t feel guilty picking up a case. Order now and treat everyone in your home to heaven in a box.
Arguably the best place in the region to get Middle Eastern pastries, La Brioche will have your mouth watering for more treats. Baklava, Kunafa, cake, cookies and everything in between. Order now and pick up at the Glebe location.
Little Victories never really skipped a beat when the pandemic hit. The Bank Street coffee shop quickly adapted to the new landscape, building a take-out window behind their shop and morphing their entire coffee house into a take-out experience. Still arguably the best place in the Glebe to get a foamy cappuccino, the shop now offers take out and delivery through Uber Eats. The shop has a ton of cool merch too.
From fresh bread to hearty take-home meals, Wild Oat Bakery sure knows how to do it right. The café wows with its delicious homemade, homegrown meals that are healthy, hearty and super tasty. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available with dishes like crepes, grilled cheese sandwiches and their classic Smoked Fish Plate. Take it home with you.
While the store remains officially closed, that doesn’t mean you have to go through the rest of summer without a taste of Alicja Confections. The home of the Postcard Chocolate Bar is busy fulfilling online orders for curbside pickup. Order handmade chocolates, bon bons, bars and chocolate discs and pick up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and Friday at their Glebe shop. Fill that chocolate craving, you deserve it.
Whether you need to fill a sweet tooth, or get your daily homemade bread fix, Second Avenue Sweets is still pumping out some of the city’s best baked goods. Cakes, croissants, and cookies are at the ready at Second Avenue Sweets. Got a special birthday coming up? An anniversary? Or just need to eat a cake in front of the TV, Second Ave Sweets has you covered…in chocolate.
Even if you’re not hungry, you must stop at Ichiban Bakery and pick up their signature Japanese Cream Cheese Buns. Sweet, rich and fluffy, the pastry will have you turning around to get a dozen more before you’ve finished the first one. The Bank Street café is a great spot for morning sweets, bold coffee and signature snacks that will have your guests begging to know where you got them. You can share the secret. Order takeout today!
Coffee, sandwiches, scones and biscotti. Mmmm, sounds like Café Morala is offering takeout. The Bank Street café is a great on-the-go spot to grab a refreshment on the way to your morning or afternoon appointment.
We all know that Bridgehead is a great place to grab a coffee and a snack while studying or preparing for an interview, but did you know you can now order fresh produce through Bridgehead’s new Pop-Up Farmers’ Market. The Bank Street coffee shop has teamed up with Go Greens and Älska Farms to offer fresh veggies, greens, maple syrup and butter delivered right to your door. Pair your order with two bags of coffee and get it delivered for free. Visit them online for details.
Grab a quick cup of coffee, a breakfast sandwich and a snack en route to your meeting, errand or appointment. If you’re an early riser, the coffee shop is likely your best bud, as it opens at the crack of dawn, at 5:30 a.m. Monday to Friday. Wake up right with a hot coffee from Starbucks.