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 | Android 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
Indoor Dining Room 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Outdoor Patio 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Indoor Dining Room 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Outdoor Patio 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Indoor Dining Room with Live Music | 6:30- 9:00PM 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Outdoor Patio 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Indoor Dining Room 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Indoor Dining Room 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Indoor Dining Room 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Outdoor Patio- Veranda 9 a.m. - 4 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.
Under current restrictions, we require all guests to wear a mask while moving around the property, but they can be removed once seated. In addition, all guests are required to provide a name and phone number for contact tracing purposes. Only guests using our INDOOR facilities, are required to provide proof of double vaccination along with photo ID. If you are booking a patio table or fire pit, you will not be required to provide this. 100% of our team is double vaccinated.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.55 out of 5 stars based on 792 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 21, 2022
Mike L.
It was my granddaughters birthday it was a nice to spend time with her.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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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: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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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: 10/10
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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
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Apr 02, 2022
Camille M.
lovely location along walking trails with resto of bright open concept firepit option will be our next choice

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 10, 2022
GLORIA G.
We had a very pleasant evening. Well done!!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2022
Denise C.
Excellent service and great brunch food. I would highly recommend the brunch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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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: 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: 10/10
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Dec 17, 2021
Bill R.
All staff very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Relaxing atmosphere, innovative menu.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2021
Josée M.
All good. Lots of space. Very pleasant waiter.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2021
Monique S.
I loved the service and loved the music.

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2021
Lyne G.
There was a bit of confusion with regards to showing proof of vaccination and ID, specifically for guests that were at the Bridge House for the first time. They ended up going in without showing proof or registering. Since I had registered figured it was fine for contact for my guests.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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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
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Oct 28, 2021
Hank P.
service & food was awesome We plan to go back. Hank

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2021
Joanne F.
It was great

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2021
Lois D.
Our 3rd visit, 1st time for our friends. They loved it, as do we. Kevin, our server, was great! It was a wet rainy day & it was a comfortable & safe environment to visit with our friends.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 10, 2021
Joyce W.
We were so pleased with the whole experience. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 10, 2021
Dana C.
Great location. Menu has lots of choice and food is great. Service was great.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2021
Roy M.
I believe we are both very fussy about our restaurant experiences, having attended many, many great restaurants since we began together in the '50's, and I am very pleased to say that we both are most impressed with The Bridge in every aspect. Keep it up.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2021
Haley C.
We loved the patio on the upper deck covering. Great music and the service was great.

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: 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: 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: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2021
Sharon W.
Had a lovely visit will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2021
Charles M.
Drink, service and music was great.

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 26, 2021
Jennifer G.
Everything was fine and as expected on Tuesday evening. Wednesday on the side deck, service was fine to start with but it took far too long to get our bill. The menu could use bigger variety of healthy food - liver, roast 1/4 chicken, fish of various kinds. Great surroundings and well distanced tables to feel covid safe. Should be a bit stricter about people wearing their masks when not at their tables perhaps.

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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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
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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: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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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: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2021
Shirley H.
Excellent service Food Tacos I love the fact Gluten Free options Thank you Shirley Hamre

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: 10/10
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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: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 17, 2021
Sylvie R.
Since you are asking: I did not realize how small the tacos were and did not realize they were hors d'oeuvres and not a meal. Next time, I will choose something in the dinner section. Everything was good; my companion enjoyed his meal and we will return soon. We are grateful that there is good service at The Bridge.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 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: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2021
Martha L.
Loved it. Wonderful to be outdoors. Will be going again. Soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 27, 2021
Kristina E.
Thanks to my server and the chef for rushing up a churro for me even though it wasn't on the new menu. Very kind. The ambiance is always lovely... I bring friends over quite often.

Overall: 10/10
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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
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Jun 13, 2021
Steven B.
Great spot

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2021
Chelsea S.
Great Service, great food. Awesome vibe and beautiful location! Lots of options for those with dietary restrictions including myself who is both gluten free and vegetarian! Will definitely be back!

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 23, 2021
Morna P.
As usual we enjoyed Sunday Brunch at The Bridge. I love the brunch menu.Service was excellent and there is plenty of space for social distancing.

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: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 09, 2022
Vanessa B.
Overall great experience. Breakfast potatoes were quite over cooked and under seasoned.

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

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: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 11, 2022
Deborah D.
It was great to be back at "The Bridge" and hear great live music. It was my daughter's first time there and she was impressed with the new look!