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Black Dog Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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5540 Manotick Main St, Manotick, Ottawa, Ontario K4M 1A6, Canada
+1 613-692-3779
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 09:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and Service always excellent! Great restaurant for date night. Patio is nice in summer. Fireplace is great in winter.

Thank Jacqueline2768
North Bay, Canada
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the BDB twice and have found the food and service to be excellent both times. The first time I had the steak and frites and enjoyed every bite of my steak. It was a perfect medium rare and seasoned perfect (at least for my palate). The most recent visit I tried the ragout and loved it!... More 

Thank DogsLovingWater
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an upscale pubby bistro on the outskirts of Ottawa. Great menu. The scallops melted in our mouths and the vegetarian burger was solidly good. Some of the best service Ive had in Ottawa. My one major complaint: they sat us next to the fire place at a table with low chairs. Darnit, Im a menopausal women with bad... More 

Thank Amy G
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This place has great wine, craft beer and excellent food! My last visit was a week ago but I have been there many times as it is one of my favorite restaurants. The service is amazing and the restaurant layout is very upscale and appeasing to the eyes. It is a good size but oddly shaped and allows for intimate... More 

Thank Deborah L
Kemptville, Canada
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Went for an early dinner on a Friday night without a reservation and managed to get a table. Hurray! Lovely atmosphere with lots of happy dog pictures... The calamari appetizer was excellent. The service was very attentive. Both meals were plentiful and flavourful. There were gluten free and veggie options. Appetizer, drinks and main meals totalled $75 including tax. Couldn't... More 

Thank FoodandTea_Lover
Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have been to black dog many years ago. So I was a little suspicious when my daughter told me that she would recommend it for my parents. So i decided to give it a chance. And my impression was of AWE!!! Wow! the place looks amazing, the service is elegant and the food delicious. My parents loved it. I... More 

Thank estelalutero
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Have been twice for dinner at this lovely restaurant. Both times it has been fully booked, but the service was great and the food was very good! The chef must take pride in his/her work, as we waited one time a little longer for a starter (scallops) than all other starters. When asked why, we were told the chef was... More 

Thank caly645
Sooke B.C.
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to meet with friends. Casual but classy too. Local draught on tap which is a great way to promote the area breweries.

Thank SookeB.C.Schoolbus
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Loved everything about this restaurant. Delicious food, wonderful staff, beautiful inside. We were a party of 6, all first timers, all loved it and would definitely go back and soon. I'm seriously thinking of reserving a table for Valentine's Day to surprise my husband.

Thank AEFOttawa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Popped in for a few drinks, ended up sitting at the bar socialising with locals. Friendly vibe & fantastic service. Got a little peckish after a couple of shants, so ordered the charcuterie and cheese board. WOW! what a selection! Cheeses, cold meats and condiments that fused it together beautifully. Didn't go into the restaurant, but would definately book to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Canadian, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5540 Manotick Main St, Manotick, Ottawa, Ontario K4M 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa  >  Manotick
  • Phone Number: +1 613-692-3779

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Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa, Canada
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?