The 10 Ottawa Hotspots That Dan Aykroyd Recommends

Ottawa-born Dan Aykroyd visits the Capital often, and goes to these places when he does.

Ace Mercado
121 Clarence St

“A stylish, modern restaurant with a patio pairing innovative Mexican cuisine with creative cocktails.”


photo: @elle_danger

Fairmont Château Laurier
(La Terrasse)
1 Rideau St.

“Fairmont Château Laurier can boast about having the most beautiful patio in Ottawa! With its beautiful views of the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Canal, La Terrasse will please all ages!”


photo: @fairmontlaurier

Moscow Tea Room
527 Sussex Dr

“Moscow Tea Room is a renowned lounge in Ottawa where Adventure, Art, Romance & Opulence await Ottawa’s elite and well to do.”


photo: @boodzz


Restaurant 18
18 York St

“A sophisticated eatery featuring steak, seafood & a tasting menu in classy, stone-walled environs.”

photo: @touranjo

Rainbow Room
(Rainbow Bistro)
76 Murray St

“A long-standing club offering a wide range of nightly live music & cocktails in an upbeat atmosphere.”

photo: @meabhlalonde


Al’s Steakhouse
327 Elgin St

“A white-tablecloth staple serving old-school favorites like steaks, seafood & martinis since 1967.”

photo: @alssteakhouse


Nate’s Deli
152 Sparks St.

“A bright and friendly, good food kind of place.”


photo: @bl_ondi


Shawarma Palace
464 Rideau St.

“If you are in Ottawa looking for a great selection of Lebanese food served with pride and tradition, then you have found the right place! Shawarma Palace Lebanese Eatery has been serving up its popular delicacies for well over a decade.”

photo: @falafelsofcanada


The Bank Hotel

No longer running as a tavern, this hotspot on Eddy St was a favourite in Hull until ten years ago.


Château Lafayette
(The Laff)
42 York St.

“A legendary watering hole dating to 1849 featuring live music, a board-game menu & a lively ambiance.”


photo: @nicholasosborne

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