10 Ottawa Patios You Must Try!

Tuesday Apr 12th, 2022


It's Time For Patios!

Patio season is near! With every sun-filled day, we are just moments away from our favoutire spring and summer pastime, enjoying festive drinks and savory eats at Ottawa patios! If you're like me, you have the classic patios in your back pocket that you know and love, but you are ready to try a new spot! We have found 10 highly rated patios in the city with fantastic menus, both in tasty food and locally crafted cocktails and ales for you to sink your teeth into this patio season. Let's get this tiny tour underway and get you one step closer to relaxation with friends in that Ottawa sunshine. Let's Go! 


Starting Things Off With Our Taco Favourites! 

El Camino
Address: 380 Elgin Street, Ottawa
Restaurant: Contemporary Mexican 

Visit El Camino, located in the Byward Market in Ottawa. This patio season is starting off with tacos and cocktails! El Camino offers 8 different types of tacos on their flavor-packed menu. Finding a perfect drink pairing is made easy with their 5 festive cocktails to choose from! Sit on the rooftop or along the street with the view of the Byward Market in front of you to enjoy beneath their red umbrellas. 


Address: 742 Bank St, Ottawa
Restaurant Style: Traditional Mexican Cuisine

Enjoy this colourful cantina located in the Glebe! Have a seat in their colourful patio chairs and take in the sunshine at this sweet spot! Feleena's prides itself on its authentic Mexican flavours and fresh ingredients used in its dishes created in-house. The food is inspired by the flavours in LA where the owner grew up. The atmosphere is fun and colourful! Enjoy their large menu full of Mexican classics, like enchiladas, burritos, chili, nachos, tacos, fajitas, and more!


Address: 683 Bank Street
Restaurant Style: Mexican Street Food

Get lost in the flavours of Southern California at Bandito's located in the Glebe! Try out one of 8 classic tacos or several street snacks available with your favourite drink on their spasious outdoor patio. Did I mention.. this is a photo-worthy restaurant? Enjoy a relaxing swing on the patio (yes they have a few swings!) Or grab a drink from their outdoor bar in a converted Volkswagen Van! Their large patio is great for groups of friends to get together and enjoy the warm spring and summer weather. 


Das Lokal
Address: 190 Dalhousie
Resturant Style: Mordern Europian 

Visit Das Lokal for delicious eats in the Byward Market. This patio offers brunch! There is nothing better than a weekend brunch with your favorite people on a patio. Das Lokal provides an elevated German-style brunch menu with creative twists on your favorite classics, like Black forest french toast and smoked salmon waffle tartine. Or enjoy the laid-back atmosphere as you come together with family over dinner at Das Lokal and appreciate the live local musicians featured at this location. 


Metropolitan Brasserie 
Address: 7-- Sussex Dr. Ottawa
Restaurant Style: Traditional French Cuisine

Metropolitan Brasserie is our next stop on this patio tour! This downtown city center patio is the perfect destination to accompany your Saturday stroll. Here you will enjoy a large classic French menu that serves everything from the Omelette Francaise at brunch to evening cocktails over an oyster bar. Their all-day options are endless! The patio is quaint and shaded with good space between guests for more intimate conversation. 


Pub Italia
Address: 434 Preston St, Ottawa
Restaurant Style: Pub

The owner's family both figuratively and literally married Irish and Italian cuisine! The paring was inspired by the roots of the owner himself and his wife! This is a very unique patio destination in Ottawa, it serves classic Italian flavors surrounded by monastery-inspired decor. Here you can enjoy over 200 types of beer from their beer bible! Sip a delicious beer while you enjoy the patio's sunshine and hanging greenery! 


Mill St. Brew Pub
Address: 555 Wellington St, Ottawa
Restaurant Style: Canadian Pub

Visit Mill St. Brewpubs' location in Ottawa! The Brewpub is located in an old beautiful gristmill, 177 years old and counting! Here you'll find a wide variety of your favourite pub classics, with a few unexpected items tossed in the mix like the Root Beer Pork Noodle Bowl, and the Kanata Elk Burger! Take a guided tour of the brewery which includes a tasting and a six-pack to take home! This is one of the most scenic patio locations in Ottawa over-looking the Ottawa River. The perfect spot to enjoy a specialty beer on a hot day!


Local Public Eatery
Address: 107, 825 Exhibition Way, Ottawa
Restaurant Style: Upscale Pub

This Lansdowne patio is a hot spot in Ottawa! Enjoy high-quality comfort food and local drinks at this location! This spot is popular for a reason. Local prides themselves on their innovation to great new unique tastes and flavor combos when it comes to their ever-evolving menu. Try hand-pressed burgers like The Diablo, or a main dish like The Malaysian Curry Bowl! You are sure to feel relaxed and get some sun on the warm Lansdowne patio at this location! 


Canal Ritz
Address: 375 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa
Restaurant Style: Modern Italian Cuisine

Dine on a patio on the water at Canal Ritz! With the view of the Rideau Canal in front of you, this is the place to be this spring and summer! Try one of the restaurant's delicious Italian dishes from wild mushroom ravioli to thin-crust pear and brie pizza! In the evening you will be surrounded by soft twinkle lighting and the best company, parred with quality food and a view, what more could you ask for?


Side Door
Address: 18B York St, Ottawa
Restaurant Style: Southeast Asia Inspired

We are ending our patio favourites with Side Door a beautiful option for date night. Sidedoors's dishes are meant for sharing! Food comes out throughout the dining experience so everyone gets a chance to taste and enjoy it throughout the evening. Try their Asian-inspired dishes like the Lamb Paya, or the Black Miso Ramen. Head to the Byward Market to dine here, surrounded by greenery and trees on the patio with your favourite person! 


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