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Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing…every time AMAZING!! So much flavour in every bite, the Greek Mediterranean Salmon salad was so good! Savoury Chicken Crepe and the Salmon Burger were also delish! Will have to come back another time for dessert! If you have not been to the Black Dog...in Manotick, you have got to give it a try!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 15 March 2021

We are Black Dog patrons for years. We miss the lamb burger. We have been driving out from Ottawa relatively frequently for supper during the pandemic and enjoying the food on the patio, sometimes inside. But recently we chose poorly... deciding to venture south to...Manotick rather than somewhere closer to home, and then being served a burger that was dry and tasteless. I mean DRY. like cotton baton! No amount of condiment could make up for the paper mache tastelessness and texture. We'll be back, but Black Dog has slipped down the list when it comes to the choice of eateries.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 September 2020

Went with my wife to celebrate our marriage anniversary and both of us were very disappointed. We have gone there in the past for the same celebration and had a loving evening. But this year, wow, quite the let down. Not sure if COVID-19 had...any effect, but, the menu was extremely limited, food was okay (nothing special) and the service, we’ll, forgotten....not a great evening. Had to do a ‘do over’ at a different restaurant. Too sad, won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 August 2020

Had to take my burger and fries to go. I was seated at a table on the back patio where there were quite a few wasps. Noticed them flying into the slats under my table. I was moved to another table, but the wasps were...still bothering me. The sweet potato fries and burger were nothing special.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020

Their menu is varied and you'll be sure to find something great from the menu! We often go with a group for lunch and share menu items! You won't go wrong here! A bit more pricey than some, but worth the adventure!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020

First time time around, I ordered the filet mignon. It was paper thin served with cold veggies. Went back a second with family and thought I would give it a second chance and ordered the filet mignon once again. I did ask the waitress about...it and she assured me it was a tick cut. I asked for medium well but was well done and once again cold veggies. For $37, you expect a lot more then that. Really not the worth the money. Won't be going back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

After ordering my entree off the menu of the day, I was left disappointed. I ordered the cod, served on a bed of rice and topped with vegetables. The only hot part of the meal was the fish, everything else was cold.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 December 2019

I went there for my birthday as recommended by a few family members and friends but oh boy, was that a let down. We arrived a few min before our reservation and the table wasn't ready, not that it mattered too much as it was...resolve in less then 5 min. Unfortunately, once we got seated and got the menu handled.. what a let down, the cocktail list is fairly short, the menu is uninspired and doesn't have much variety. I ended up having ribs who came out less then warm and the vegetables were cold. My friend who ordered the roast chicken felt the same way as his dish was also more lukewarm then hot. I was looking forward to celebrate my birthday there but I couldn't wait to get out of here. I just wouldn't recommend this place at all.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. When back in town we will visit again!! Don’t miss the short ribs or the creme brûlée.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 2 November 2019

I just left this place, I had ordered the Burger which was served cold took a bite or two and then told the server the food was no good. He returned and confirmed that the burger was not cooked and the cook agreed. Do not...serve sub standard food in the first place. I will never recommend this place.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from Krista Lea T | Reviewed this property |
It's iffy when they are open for lunch. We went a few times when we were there, and they said they were open but they were closed
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Black Dog Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4