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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
Two family trip to Ottawa from Montreal - three teens, three parents, one five year old. Fantastic taste experience, great service, great value. My teen wants to take her friends for her next birthday, never mind that its nine hours from our home in Bethesda Maryland. Will absolutely go again somehow.
Wouldn't recommend coming here if you are a broke college student. The food was great but because of the sizes we had an expensive bill with a little amount of food to show for it. We didn't have one particular waiter (which was confusing) we had at least 5 different people bringing us food and asking us how we're we're doing the whole night which made it difficult to know who to ask for help. With that being said, the food was AMAZING especially the tacos. It's a beautiful restaurant and we will defiantly come back again in the future !
Really disappointed with food after dining at Sidedoor 20 times before.
Food was really ordinary. We could not figure out the type of fish in the tacos. Papaya salad was runny and bland. I would be hard pressed to come back. My wife has always been a Sidedoor groupee , said she was over the restaurant. Service was great waiter was enthusiastic.
Food was really not up to your past standards
Les portions ont considérablement diminuées. La salade de papaye est minuscule. Le bol de soupe de la boite à lunch était risible . Nos 4 bols étaient remplis à la moitié environ. Le service était d'une lenteur. 1h30 pour un diner!! Le serveur qui nous mentionne que la cuisine est très occupée... come on... Presque personnes dans le resto et une vingtaine de personnes sur la terrasse. Les gens ont 1 heure pour manger, il faut donc faire en sorte que nous soyons servis dans un délai raisonnable.
The tacos were delicious and great value. The donuts were to die for. We ordered a steak too and it was quite small and overcooked, with a strong fennel presence. It was a very good cut so still good. I would recommend sticking to tacos and donuts, which are the reason I will definitely go back!!
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).
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