The Bridge Public House

1 Donald St, Ottawa ON k1k4e6

$25 - $50

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 1 Donald St, Ottawa ON k1k4e6
  • 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: Breakfast | 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,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Tuesday
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Wednesday
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Outdoor Patio with Live Music | 6:30- 9:00PM 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Thursday
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Friday
Outdoor Patio 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Indoor Dining Room 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Outdoor Patio 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Saturday
Indoor Dining Room | Brunch 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Indoor Dining Room Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Dinner | Outdoor Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Dinner | Outdoor Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Brunch Outdoor Patio 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Brunch | Outdoor Patio 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Sunday
Indoor Dining Room | Brunch 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Indoor Dining Room | Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Dinner | Outdoor Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Dinner | Outdoor Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Brunch | Outdoor Patio 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Brunch | Outdoor Patio 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Under current COVID-19 restrictions we are permitted to seat a maximum of 6 guests at each table. Groups larger than 6 will be sat at separate tables 6 feet from one another.
Absolutely! Under current restrictions, we are able to accept patio reservations for up to 6 guests per table. Please select PATIO when reserving.
Under current COVID-19 restrictions, we are not allowed anyone indoors.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2021
Louise H.
The staff at the Bridge Public House were excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 10/10
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
Ambiance: 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: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 28, 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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2021
Steven B.
Great spot

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 31, 2021
Shirley B.
Very pleased with where we sat and food was very good, service very good and have been going back and will continue

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 01, 2021
Angela J.
Service was great, no complaints. We were very appreciative when we were permitted to change tables when the rain started. We’ll be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 15, 2021
joanne p.
No lunch menu only brunch for the wknd.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 25, 2021
Jean-Guy G.
Staff very friendly and efficient. Food delicious. Will repeat.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 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: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 0/10
Value: 5/10
Jun 25, 2021
Anne P.
I thought the meal good but expensive. Would appreciate pictures with menu items. Waitress was too busy to come by the table so I did without my ketchup. Was near the entrance so ambiance was non existing.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 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: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 20, 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: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 14, 2021
jan j.
Love going there, being outside, walking on the river, the ambience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 13, 2021
Ioana S.
Overall a very good experience.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 16, 2021
Barbara D.
I understand these are difficult times and many businesses are operating with new staff. I would go back because the setting is very inviting, but both times I have gone lately the service was very slow and the food was mediocre.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 4/10
Ambiance: 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: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 13, 2021
Larry C.
Despite being there for lunch on Saturday, we were told that only the Sunday brunch menu - and not the regular menu - was available. Thankfully, the food was tasty and the prices were reasonable. The service, however, was extremely slow and not very attentive (no water, slow to bring drinks, no checking in during the meal to see if we needed anything, etc.). I hope management improves on the negatives or I will stop going back to what used to be a fun place to go to.