The Bridge Public House

1 Donald St, Ottawa ON k1k4e6
$$ American

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1 Donald St, Ottawa ON k1k4e6
  • Cross Street: Rideau Sports Centre
  • Cuisine: American | Asian | Desserts | English | Greek | Hamburger | Mexican | Pasta | Pizza | Seafood | Steak | Sunday Brunch | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 6137419219
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, River View, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

The Bridge Public House - Tomato & Burrata
The Bridge Public House - KoreaTown Chicken The Bridge Public House - Truffle Honey French Toast The Bridge Public House - Beet & Sprouts The Bridge Public House - Avocado Toast The Bridge Public House - Lower Patio The Bridge Public House - Upper River patio The Bridge Public House - Main Dining Room

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Day Time 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday
Dinner 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Day Time 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Day Time 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Day Time 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday
Dinner 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Day Time 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Day Time 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday
Day Time 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Under current COVID-19 restrictions there are no limits to number of guests per table.
Absolutely! Please select PATIO when reserving.
Under current COVID-19 restrictions, there are no limits to number of guests permitted indoors.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.29 out of 5 stars based on 1420 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2022
Alicja W.
Hi, I loved the food and the young man serving us was very kind, warm and humble. I didn't have the best experience with the reservations. After I called you, a woman who answered explained to me how to get the table I want. I did exactly that and provided a detailed note on the online reservation form. When my friend and I arrived at the restaurant, we found out that our table was reserved exactly where we did not want to be. I understand that the tables may be set for four people by combining two tables, but it is so super easy to split those tables that I don't understand why it was not done. We ended up sitting at the table for four people. Perhaps you could have some tables for single or couple of people in all the areas. Business is business, I understand that. But being more inclusive will help your business in a long run. Another thing, I found the ambiance a bit rudimentary. Perhaps you could help the struggling artists and and put some paintings on the walls. For example, my friend has just painted a couple of beautiful nature pieces, but her disability prevents her from taking care of the business side of it. Some of her paintings are better than I saw in the local galleries. On the other hand, I had one of the best birthdays in my life. I haven't been in a park for a couple of years and being with nature while eating a fantastic brunch dish, felt like being in a paradise. I just wish my friend could relax more, but life ain't easy for the struggling artists. Thank you, Alicja

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 24, 2021
Anita M.
It takes a long time to get served after you have ordered your food but it is a very impressive menu and a great place to eat on the veranda.

Overall: 2/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 0/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 0/10
Jul 11, 2023
JANET D.
Although not clear on the website, there is no lunch service on weekends. We arrived at noon on a hot & muggy day to choices of various hot egg dishes. Need to fix website (& the menu)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2022
Allaine N.
Loved the bridge snd the food was excellent!! Our food took a long time to get served and our first coffee was not hot, but we had a great spacious visit. Just a bit of feedback until next time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2021
Monique S.
I loved the service and loved the music.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 16, 2021
Richard B.
Overall, a great experience. The Bridge is chill and friendly but still quality food, drink and service. Our server was great. We were an annoying table for sure and he handled us with ease.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 23, 2021
Polly S.
Hello: I was in with three friends for brunch last Sunday; I loved my meal of eggs Benedict but my friends were lukewarm on their meals (a smoothie for one and French toast for another - he said the carmelization wasn't what he expected). I used to play tennis there as a teen and I loved it and would very much come back. Hannah was lovely and attentive. One suggestion I would make is to have lots of ice in the water - it was a hot day and lots of ice water would have been appreciated. Keep up the good work! Thank you, Paule Stone

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2021
Bill R.
All staff very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Relaxing atmosphere, innovative menu.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 28, 2022
Marie G.
I love the Bridge restaurant, the location, outdoor patio and the fire pits. The menus has changed, and is good. The service was a little slow, but I think that is because there is a staff issue in the industry at the moment. The food was delicious, although some thought the salad portions were a little small. However we will keep returning, and I will keep recommending the Bridge. On another note the Brunch is amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 21, 2021
Marilyn F.
The fish tacos were too small for single serving and too expensive e when buying two without having fries included.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 31, 2023
Cathy A.
Great food and a courteous server. We were seated in a side room that had absolutely no ambience whatsoever (there was a private event happening in the main dining room). At least put some artwork on the walls! Turn on the fake fireplace! Play some music! Use more comfortable chairs (we kept sliding off the seats)! Oh well, the food was great.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 12, 2022
Roslyn R.
Ambiance was great , service was a little bit slow , a fork was dirty , had to ask for jam another coffee etc. Food was very good . We would go back and recommend it to others .

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 28, 2022
Jacques L.
Several staff still in training. Did not like to be presented with the machine to pay with a card with the amount on it without receiving first a bill with itemized charges. Music a little loud.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2022
Dave W.
Love the place! The covered patio/verandah is my new Local, and the 'post-pandemic' wait staff are enthousiastic and friendly. The pre-pandemic staff was also very good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2022
Friederike K.
Unfortunately, due to staff shortage, the kitchen had closed earlier and we had to go somewhere else

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 24, 2022
Rheal G.
Well done guys. Et bilingue en plus. Merci.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2023
Warren M.
I'm on a date tonight..I haven't actually gone yet

Overall: 4/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2022
Kathy W.
Happy hour prices are high. Hamburger could have been smaller. Your ambiance with the guitar was great. Value for food served not great lack of menu choices.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2021
Daniela H.
We loved the atmosphere, the live music and the food. We will definitely go back.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Sep 19, 2021
Marie J.
Service was great. Ordered eggs Benedict with pork belly maple glazed, rind was inedible. Two small and thin pieces of fruit on plate. Will like not return, sorry

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 04, 2023
Michel L.
Food was good, as usual. Our server was efficient and the fact that she spoke French was a plus for our group.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2023
Francoise R.
We enjoyed all experience

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2022
Ricky F.
Hi, We were a group of 6. We had a good lunch except for one person who had eggs Benedict and she felt it was not hot enough. There was only one busy person serving that lunch hour. She offered to have the meal redone but by the time she came to us to check, it was too late.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2022
Brenda D.
My plate was delicious and plenty of food. My friend ordered the french toast with fruit. Her plate came with two slices of toast and three slices from 1 strawberry. Very disappointing. Fruit implies a variety of fruit not 1 strawberry. Was a very expensive meal for what showed up.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 09, 2023
Louise T.
Service was excellent and the 2 servers were bilingual which was greatly appreciated.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Sheila R.
Lobster roll could use more mayo and fries were not hot But I will be back. Location is great Hard times I know So hope things will pick up

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 23, 2023
Karin E.
We were disappointed that there wasn't a larger menu for lunch. We ended up having to have breakfast instead of lunch. Secondly, the bacon that came out was incredibly hard and tough and almost had no taste. I think you need to modify your bacon selection and cooking process.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 01, 2021
Diane D.
I love to eat outside when it is nice weather but last time I went it was cold and raining. It would have been more pleasant if we could have ate inside.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 17, 2022
Kristine D.
Our group really enjoyed our time! Food & Service were great, we're already looking to come back again soon. Thank you, Kristine

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2022
Tim B.
Great food, timely attentive service, fabulous ambience. Not a bad seat anywhere on multiple patios. Look forward to each visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2023
Noor A.
The food takes time to come but overall it was a nice experince!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 22, 2021
Goretti D.
The elk burger was over cooked and the fries didn’t come with aioli as advertised. Drinks and service were great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2021
Margaret P.
Everything about the lunch with my daughter was great, could not have been better... except for one pesky fly/insect that kept buzzing our table. No one's fault but it was a nuisance.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2021
Kevin O.
Everything was great. All the menu items are great value for money with a good variety of choices. Each dish (mains, dessert, and sides) was delicious. And, as usual, service from the wait staff was efficient, very friendly and timely.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2021
GLORIA G.
It's a great way to experience the Ottawa summer. I am always amazed at how the staff remain so calm and pleasant under such a busy environment. Compliments to all -- you're doing a wonderful job!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 18, 2023
Chris B.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience and our server, Nathan, was great. The three of us that had the KTC really enjoyed the unique flavour.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2021
Monique P.
Excellent service from our waiter Duke. We appreciated that he spoke French. On the downside, the fries were a bit dry. The fact that there is no loud music makes it enjoyable as we can ear each other talk.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 08, 2022
Linda K.
We didn’t realize that it was just brunch on Saturday lunch. It isn’t on the website. The young woman who took the order was very nice. However, the food delivery was slow, one dish was clearly cooled off. Two orders were missing or wrong. In general the food was good but limited by the brunch menu choices. Coffee was good.

Overall: 4/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 4/10
Jun 23, 2023
GLORIA G.
The 21st was the most crowded I have ever experienced in the many years I have eaten at RSC. I had made reservations for 7pm and arrived promptly only to find a long line inside the Bridge, and no one to seat us. The servers looked stressed and confused. I saw my name on the reservation form and said I had booked on line, however, she said I could not come in. I insisted and she disappeared and came back to say my reservation was upstairs on the patio and then I went up. The service was very slow and we finally got our food sometime after 8:30pm. My portion was small -- cod cakes. I feel it should have been dressed up with a little salad and when I asked the server for a dip, she left and never returned. The crowds eased off after 8:30pm and then the service improved. RSC has to hire more servers as the weather is improving and people will want to be outdoors on the beautiful patio. This was the worse dining experience I have had at RSC and I have, in the past, had excellent service and food/drink, so I'm hoping it is just a one-time experience!!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 4/10
Jul 18, 2023
Barbara D.
Portions very small for price. Thankfully tasty. But two chicken thighs and cut root vegetables that amounted to the size of a beet was pretty sparse fare.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2022
Carol C.
Always good anytime I've lunched at The Bridge.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 07, 2023
Carole W.
Excellent friendly, attentive service. We had a lovely table on the patio. Food was very good. Ambience inside was lacking for me.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2021
Gerry M.
Pleasant table staff and comfortable outdoor setting on a cool noon )heaters above tables).Nice place for casual lunch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 30, 2022
Denise B.
everything was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will come again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
Chris H.
My wife and I have been to seven Wednesday evening music sessions on the balcony and have brought friends or family each time. Love it! By the way this past Wednesday's group Cargo cult was excellent and I would recommend bringing them back. Also very good was the first group you had this season but I forget their name. I have already booked for the next two weeks and hope you can continue well into the fall, Chris

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
May 18, 2022
Marnie R.
Our usual spot is Working Title on Laurier, but thought we would give this place a try. Mushrooms on toast was fine. Did not arrive either hot or toasty. My friend said her salad was fine. It would be great if servers could provide saucers for tea bags. Or even better, provide tea in small pots with cup & saucer. Would like to see some more vegetarian options for sides: roasted tomatoes & mushrooms, grilled halloumi, half an avocado, berries or maybe some grilled or smoked fish. Would be nice to have the option of a few brunch cocktails with grapefruit juice...or mimosas. Porch is lovely and reservation system was great. Will be back to try again in a few weeks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 13, 2022
KC H.
Out of all the places we took my mother, this was her favourite! We’ll be back next time we’re in town. She loved the large porch and watching all the kids. Liam was a delight: helpful, easy going… Also, this was our dog’s first time at a restaurant and it was so easy snd pleasant (we had found your restaurant on the “bring Fido” website). Thanks!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 17, 2021
Lise D.
Thank you for the excellent service.

Overall: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Sep 16, 2022
Marjorie C.
The service was way too slow. Too many servers just hanging around at the bar, chatting. Caesar salad was really limp, although tasty. Steak was good.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 09, 2023
Lise V.
Food was good and portions very good. The place is nice and airy and quiet - it was a quiet day.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 04, 2021
Mireille D.
We are never disappointed to go to your restaurant. One point would be when we reserve on-line would be to pay attention to the "request" box. We had asked to be outside out of the sun, when we got there we were reserved for in the sun and no roof. Luck would have it there was a free table on the East side of the building., but we would have had to leave if we were to be in the sun. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2021
Louise H.
The staff at the Bridge Public House were excellent.

Overall: 5/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Jun 24, 2023
Joan S.
I was disappointed in food. Tuna melt was not good. Beet orange salad tasteless. My friend had a wrap. Way too much sauce making it soggy and messy to eat. Service was initially good then waiter disappeared! Dishes not cleared from table and we were not asked if we wanted anything else, nor was cheque brought over. We had to get up to go pay

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 28, 2022
Richard J.
We were served by our regular waiter, Liam, who is so professional. Richard and Louis

Overall: 5/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 4/10
Jul 08, 2022
Anne Q.
Our group is not happy with the food choices. Please bring back tacos, wraps, and kale ceasar salad .

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 31, 2023
Om K.
Overall excellent food, service, ambience and value.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 06, 2023
Elisia S.
We had a lovely evening. It was my first time visiting and I will certainly be back! My only suggestion is to add a dark beer on tap for the colder months to round out the selections.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 02, 2022
Michelle M.
A wee bit disappointed that a number of menu items not available - many folk now check out menus ahead of time and understand there can be some things unavailable but seemed a lot. Enjoyed the music very much felt quite badly for the musician as there was a fair bit of loutish roaring from the bar end, always a risk I guess but somewhat cheered on by bar staff which was not ideal.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 26, 2021
Jennifer G.
You must be short of servers, because ours started off wonderfully well and then he got busy elsewhere. We asked him and other staff four times for our bills and waited an hour for them. We came close to walking out, but we would never stiff anyone on the bill. Such a good restaurant and nice staff. I hope you are able to hire more servers. Take care and thank you.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 22, 2021
Larry C.
The food is consistently good and the latest menu offers some tasty new dishes. The speed of service - consistently this restaurant's weakness - was thankfully much improved over the last visit. I enjoyed this visit and I look forward to my next one.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 18, 2022
Diane G.
Thank you for keeping the patio open for the winter. Excellent service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2021
Colleen K.
Tis place is truly a hidden gem with great food and a lovely atmosphere!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
May 03, 2022
Jocelyne O.
We had the steak salad and it was very good. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Are your prices for wine on the menu? I did not see it. If not they should be. It was a bit noisy but all in all it was a very good experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 23, 2021
Lynne A.
Most of us ordered paninis for lunch. The plates would have been more attractive with a little greenery on the side.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 12, 2022
Sherida H.
Our table all had the fish and chips. The serving was generous with chips, decent with the fish, but inadequate with the coleslaw. The service was excellent. The pub seems a bit cold/sterile. This may be because of the limited numbers permitted and I suspect when you are allowed 100% , it will seem more inviting. One irritant was that our table was wobbly.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 19, 2021
Catharina M.
The service was so good. The food choice was limited. I would like to see more healthy vegetarian and vegan choices and less deep fried food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Nov 07, 2021
john b.
Good experience but expensive

Overall: 6/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Mara P.
Our server seemed overly busy, although a cheerful person with a lovely smile in his eyes. Glass of white wine - perfect - a cold, flavourful pinot grigio. They were out of houlimi appetizer; very sad. Decent sized tasty snack lobster rolls, and thankfully not too much celery or mayo. But it took a while to be greeted, even with our reservation on the upper deck (which didn't happen! we were on the terrace facing the fire pits). Drinks and food orders - too slow. And too much people traffic zipping closely by our table. Sadly, probably not going for a return visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 02, 2021
Nelson S.
Great food and even better service. Will make this my new go to spot!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2021
Sheila B.
Like the new menu and service was great, thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2021
Carolynn G.
Duke was a fantastic waiter - friendly, knowledgeable & efficient. The Bridge is definitely one of our favourite places to visit when we’re in Ottawa. The atmosphere is relaxing, fun & inspiring. Keep up the great work!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 07, 2021
Bernard E.
The menu is a bit limited, heavy on sandwiches. What we ate was very good, though. The ice cream selection was disappointing. We didn't expect to be served convenience-store wrapped cones. It would have been nice to have a scoop of ice cream with some sort of topping. Also, the dessert berries might have profited from a little optional whipping cream.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 07, 2021
Rosemary D.
Lovely afternoon spent outside on the deck overlooking tennis courts, table sun umbrellas if wishing to avoid direct sun or unshaded table. Upper level deck also offers some shade. Muskoka chairs on lawn if just wishing to sit under a tree & enjoy refreshments &/or a light snack. Our food choice was tasty (chicken in a ciabota bun)

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 12, 2021
Sylvie S.
Overall good, but the wait was too long for the few clients that were there.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 02, 2022
Camille M.
lovely location along walking trails with resto of bright open concept firepit option will be our next choice

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 06, 2021
Shirley J.
Our group enjoyed the venue and the ambiance of being outdoors, spaced out and yet sheltered from the rain and sun. We would have enjoyed it even more if there hadn't been a very large party that arrived as we couldn't hear ourselves after that point. However, that is not the fault of Bridge Public House. I would definitely go back again and also recommend it to others.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2021
Karine C.
Wonderful location, staff ambiance and band! Love the music, the food, the company and the overall experience and we will return often! Please keep up the live music nights!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 17, 2021
Ann T.
great time! Will be back. The team that served were attentive and very polite.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 16, 2023
Mike H.
Tried to order several items from beverage menu which have been available in past and are still on menu. Out of stock? (Several beers, cider, etc). Not sure why. Food was fine. Waiter did a good job.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
May 07, 2022
Bernard E.
Good and bad. Good food, as usual, and lovely service, HOWEVER, as you were changing your menu this past week, many selections were unavailable, which delayed service and, I think, embarrassed your server. SUGGESTION: When changing your menu, don't present the menu to diners. Bring out a board and tell diners what you have that day. We were four people who ordered three different items only to be told they were unavailable. It was off-putting.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 27, 2021
Nicholas T.
Nice ambiance and live music during COVID-19, albeit with lower rates and restrictions. Looking forward for a bigger, live band experience soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 27, 2022
Mireille D.
We are mostly outside, since we're not quite relax enough to go indoor. We're never disappointed when we go to The Bridge. Bravo to the staff and owner who keeps things pleasant for all.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2021
Martha L.
Loved it. Wonderful to be outdoors. Will be going again. Soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 23, 2023
Kathryn H.
Another wonderful experience at our favourite place in Ottawa! Thank you!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 06, 2023
Mireille D.
We've been going for years on weekends for brunch. We are very comfortable, staff is competent and very nice. Knowing staff is a problem everywhere, we do not expect speed for serving, we're there to enjoy the down time, not to stress staff. Saying that, we've had no problem so far this year. The biggest problem, as you very well know, is parking, that is a problem, but not much you can do about it. It will not stop us. We wish you all the best and continued success.

Overall: 3/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 3/10
Aug 16, 2021
Shari G.
Server left without taking a person’s order-we quickly called her back to finish getting the order in. Food took a long time to arrive, 45-60 minutes. The order that was almost forgotten did not get served, and server had to ask again what is was that was ordered. Server took a long time (more than the usual 2 minutes that is customary in the industry) to check on us after food was delivered by another server. When server asked if we needed anything, she forgot to bring those items to us. We had to flag her down again to ask. Meanwhile, food was just ok. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t anything I’d ever come back for. Ambiance-outside seemed nice enough-the table we first sat at was missing the umbrella so we went inside to eat instead. The wall with the clock needs to be painted. Everyone was pleasant, but that’s just not enough for us to want to come back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 08, 2022
Claude F.
Should supply knifes that are sharper than butter knifes. Cutting through our breakfast English muffin was difficult. The food however was amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 20, 2022
Margaret H.
Your steak + frites are so delicious. Would be even better if all fat/gristle were trimmed from the steak… Service is first class!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 14, 2021
jan j.
Love going there, being outside, walking on the river, the ambience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2021
Sylvie L.
We were outside under heaters and it was marvelous!! We were alone and had the patio for ourselves. The service was super too even if were alone. Food perfect and warm....Thank you so much your place is awesome and I keep going back and new friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2022
Hugo A.
Huge shoutout to Nathan for serving us, he was very kind, quick, and professional! the music and ambiance were lovely as well, huge thanks to the Bridge for hosting us!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
May 04, 2022
Carol B.
Thank you for the opportunity to let you know that this particular visit, was not our best one. We had a reservation and were on time, we had a 10 minute wait till a young man came to seat us, another 15 minutes before table 4 got its water and menus, another 10 before we flagged a passing server and got our teas, coffee and mimosa. We placed our order with this young woman we grabed and when our food had not come out 35 minutes later, no table check in there, we went looking and met it coming out the door. No one came by for a food check till we caught our original server's eye and explained that the kitchen had not drizzled any oil, so deliciously described on the menu, over the tomatoes and we asked for vinegar for the poutine. We never saw him again. The young woman who had adopted us, was juiced already and she did her best. My husband and I owned Noah's, Prime 360, Tucson Roadhouse, some of the Dunn's Delis and more, so I know that a day can get away on you. None the less there was an absence of leadership and it showed. Luckily your kitchen puts out very good food across the board. And I make a point of coming by with new folks every month or so since the opening. And this was only the second time I left disappointed. You are in comfortable walking distance and your venue is delightful, so it is in my own best interest that I let you know what went wrong on my "early Mother's Day" brunch. The tip reflected my daughters feeling about the service, she served in our restaurants through university. Hoping the weather is kind this summer for your business to truly flourish and that by my next visit you are a well oiled service machine. You already have all the rest going for you. Regards Carol Bell-Smith

Overall: 7/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 24, 2021
Bill K.
Halumi cheese needed more time on the gill. Heart of palm salad lacked heavily in taste very bland.Kombucha was out of stock.low carb beer would be great on your card.GF bread no taste. K

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2021
Agata N.
It's a great place to enjoy good food. It's especially nice during the summer to enjoy nice view to the trees and tennis courts. They have lots of spaces, the tables have good space between each other and good menu with lots of options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. It's a unique space in Ottawa.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2021
Pam M.
Scrumptious meals, served hot, in spite of the cool breeze. Our server was efficient, energetic and enjoyable, while taking care of all our requests. The ambiance and location is perfect for casual or special occasions. It truly is a hidden gem, I ALMOST want to keep it ‘our secret’❣️

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
Aug 03, 2023
Christine A.
The new menu is an improvement over the previous one but still misses the mark. Dishes were a combination of "this part of it is really good, this part of it is strange". We keep going back to try because of the great location and patio, but always leave feeling like the place is struggling to figure out what kind of restaurant it wants to be. Plus, they took away the sweet potato fries!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Kim and JoAnne H.
Had an excellent time. Everything was perfect. We definitely will be back.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 11, 2023
Barbara K.
Very welcoming and venue was perfect for our family of 13. Food came cold though and guests were annoyed that coffee was not included in the price of breakfast.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 07, 2021
Maria M.
First time experience for myself and friends, one from England and BC. I made reservations and was confirmed Patio 2nd level, got there was advised downstairs only with no reason why. Waitress was very pleasant. My friends Kale salad was tasteless, 2 orders fish chips, fish was done nicely would have been nice to have non frozen fries. Once our meals arrived we did not see our waitress, we would have liked another glass of wine and dessert. After waiting 25 mins since we had finished our meal I had to ask one of the other waitresses if she could get our waitress. When she arrived she had the bill machine ready instead of asking if we would like anything else. My first experience overall wasn’t a disaster but not overly impressed.

Overall: 5/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
May 29, 2023
Jill H.
One of our friends became very sick and had to go home. in the meantime, the waiter and staff were particularly thoughtful and helpful;.. However, the food was mediocre, high priced and large. smaller amounts for lunch would have been welcome on the menu.