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MeNa

276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
+1 613-233-6462
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (37 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: MeNa
1. A Culinary Trip
"best meal we've ever had in Ottawa"
TravellingMom259
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2. Romantic Environment
"The food is creative and flavourful, and the portion sizes are perfect"
ted293
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3. Blind Menu
"Many of our dishes were served by Chef James personally"
BeccaBoogiez4
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1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Ottawa from the Gta, and booked MeNa after reading positive reviews. If this restaurant was in Toronto, it would be packed, and it would be tough to get in! Presentation was a 10, and for me much more important was the taste!...More

Thank Glen065
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Glen, thank you so much for the kind words and lovely review! Especially coming from a fellow chef we're truly honoured and humbled by your review of our establishment. We hope to see you again soon!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Dined at MeNa in a party of 3 for my birthday. Two persons were vegans, and one an omnivore. The chef prepared different 5 course food tastings for each dietary regime, both excellent. The wine pairings really contributed to the enjoyment, with one elevating the...More

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Thank accessguy388
MeNaRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi there, thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and particularly our wine pairings. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just when we had given up hope for fantastic food and service to match in Ottawa, along came MeNa restaurant in Little Italy. The menu was varied, the ambience cozy and the presentation will leave you breathless. This team in the kitchen definitely have a...More

Thank Bert1882
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bert and Donna, Thank you so much for the kind words and leaving us such a thoughtful review. We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to create a memorable experience for the both of you. We look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised by the wonderful service and fantastic quality of each and every plate served during our seven course dinner. We simply couldn’t stop raving to the servers how lovely it was to finally find a restaurant where not...More

Thank LeanneJean
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Leanne, thank you so much for the lovely review and kind words. We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed every part of your experience with us. We look forward to hosting you for your husband's birthday next month!

Reviewed 15 January 2018

MeNa has been a favourite restaurant of mine for about two years now. The elevated level of service you receive, along with the exceptionally crafted cuisine is something I look forward to with each visit. I am continually surprised and delighted by the menu --...More

2  Thank PeggyinOttawa
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peggy, first of all thank you for your continued loyalty to our establishment, it is truly appreciated and we are thrilled to hear that you are so happy with your experience with us time and time again. Secondly, thank you so much for such...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

We went to Mena for dinner with friends on January 13. We took the 7 course dinner experience. Wow, were we ever happily surprised. Even though each course is a small portion, we left very satisfied. The evening is well planned and the food presentation...More

Thank Scubasan
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi there, thank you so much for joining us this past weekend! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing night with your friends and us! We loved hosting you and are quite happy to know were able to enjoy the experience we...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

As a Chef myself I understand good food and wine. We visited MeNa for my wife's bday on January 13th. We had the 5 course tasting menu with wines. My wife had the regular wines and I did the reserve selection. The food at MeNa...More

1  Thank ollylou2016
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi there Chef! We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to wish your wife a very happy birthday as well. We are thrilled to know you both had a wonderful evening with us on...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Just Amazing , the food , the service , the ambiance her lovely waitress and all the description about the meal ! I really recommand this place !

Thank Janic P
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Janic, thank you very much for the amazing review. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing evening with us! We wish you the best in 2018

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The food and service was perfect. Beautiful design place with open kitchen. We took the 7 services and every dishes where perfectly cooked and presented to us. Thanks for the lovely service. A place to remember if you are a food and wine lover.

Thank Cedric L
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi there, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are so happy to know that we were able to make you evening a special one.

Reviewed 21 December 2017

Delicious food, creatively presented, with exceptional service. We had a very special evening there.

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Thank tracy373
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Hi Tracy, thank you very much for the kind words! We are happy to know we made your night a little more special. Happy Holidays!

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4 November 2017|
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Response from Rolandbast | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be my recommendation. 😀.
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Foodchique | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad
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9 May 2017|
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Response from DisplacedGothamist | Reviewed this property |
It's listed on the restaurant's website -- you'll have to google, it won't let me put in an url here. It ranges in price depending on how many courses you choose. I'd recommend minimally at least 5 courses -- three and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$94
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6462
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Description
At MeNa, we believe fine dining should be a memorable experience. We make it our job to share pieces of art and culture by creating modern French dishes paired with tasteful Canadian wines to create the ultimate dining experience. By utilizing locally sourced ingredients, our new restaurant in the heart of Little Italy offers many things other do not. With a menu that features a twist on old favorites, exceptional drinks, and a unique tasting menu, MeNa is something that must be experienced and shared with friends. We are deeply rooted in tradition, but always have our eyes open, looking ahead to new flavours and concepts we know our patrons will enjoy. We could not be more driven to offer Ottawa a truly unique and progressive dining experience; we look forward to serving you at MeNa.
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