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About Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar
Asian Fusion, Sharing Plates
Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday- Thursday & Sunday 4:30pm-10:30pm, Friday and Saturday 4:30pm-11pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
With it's grand space, private room, semi-private bar and stone walls SIDEDOOR is a great place for anything from a corporate event, family gathering to a wedding or rehearsal dinner.
Private Party Contact:
Candace Power: (877) 878-4234
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room
Special Events & Promotions:
From corporate gatherings to weddings SIDEDOOR loves to host special events.
Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
I should have trusted my instincts when we walked in and there was a side room enclosed in glass and there was massive spiderwebs in almost every corner . service was so slow we ordered special cocktails that said nothing about crushed mint in gem and they came with a ton of mint - my friend requested a new drink wth no mint and waited 25 minutes for it and the drinks were $14!!!! Served in a small rocks glass . We ordered calamari as an appetizer and it came out with our meals and tasted fishy . The server could clearly see we didn't touch it and never asked what was wrong with it and charged us . It took so long to get the bill we didn't even want to waste anymore time waiting so we just sucked it up and paid for the calamari and left . The only thing I can say was delicious was the homemade donuts for dessert! So if you like to pay $14 for a cocktail with an ounce of vodka and love donuts go check it out .
We visited the Side Door for a birthday dinner. The restaurant accommodated our request for a quiet table, and the ambience was calm and relaxed. The server described the dishes well, and was friendly and efficient. And the food! Tasty, with wonderful mix of flavours that was innovative and delicious. Fantastic experience!
Food overall was very good. Crispy fish taco & papaya salad was better than another place I frequent. The calarmari could have been crispier if it wasn't plated in a small deep bowl (started going soggy) and it was not as good as another place. Crispy beef was very good but also wished it wasn't plated in the same deep bowl as the calamari. The sauce ended up at the bottom of bowl more than on the dish. These two dishes would have better served on plates instead of bowls. The donuts were very good, crispy and light. The plating/presentation of the food could have been better.
Great dining experience as always. I have been to Sidedoor at least 15 times and have never been disappointed. Consistently good service, food, ambiance and overall dining experience. One of my absolute favourite spots. Favorite dishes include fish tacos, papaya salad, green curry lobster, calamari, and newer dish char siu pork (to die for Asian-style bacon on steroids).
So consistently reliable as a great place to eat. Love the happy hour specials on tacos and drinks. Speaking of tacos, these are some of the tastiest in town. My friends were adventuresome and sampled the menu more broadly, but I stick to the tacos, beef curry, papaya salad and donut platter, because they are so amazing.
This was one of the best meals out we've had in awhile .. we started with an order of Salmon tempura tacos (very tasty) followed by the pork dumplings (also very flavourful) and then for a main course, the braised beef with red penang curry & peanuts, with a side of chinese greens and jasmine rice. The beef with the curry was wonderful and the veggies were a great complement. Our waiter was also friendly and efficient. We would definitely go back next time we are in Ottawa!
Great food! Big but cozy, options for small or big groups. We had a quiet table amidst a full restaurant. Flavours were wonderful and wine selection small but well priced with great options. Server was helpful and let us take our time choosing next plates. Will definitely go back!
Extremely expensive for food quality and quantity. Crispy beef wasn't crispy and no flavour. Dumplings were good. We'd only go back for a light snack and even then, not really tempted...restaurant is beautiful though. Donuts a complete rip off. Nothing special, small and overpriced. Weren't too thrilled with the auto tip for the 4 of us, although service was excellent Antonio -
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