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276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
+1 613-233-6462
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (38 reviews)
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French, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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"
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2. Romantic Environment
"The food is creative and flavourful, and the portion sizes are perfect"
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3. Blind Menu
"Many of our dishes were served by Chef James personally"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely pricey but a wonderful evening out and just an absolutely amazing meal to remember! Had the 7 course meal ( which they add to) and would suggest it to everyone! Every dish is a surprise but you know the ingredients they will be using.

Thank Genevieve61
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Genevieve, thank you kindly for the wonderful words, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to have you again!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant and could not be more thrilled that we did! The service was outstanding from start to finish. The food was beyond anything we've experienced here in Ottawa. The chef was happy to welcome us back to the...More

Thank suzanneproulx
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you so much for the incredible review, we're humbled by your words and are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! We hope you stumble across us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very nice bright and nice atmosphere restaurant. We took a 7 course meal and every plate were as good as the first one. Every plates comes very nicely presented but with very small portions. We had an excellent evening with good friends...More

Thank RegSyl
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, all feedback is appreciated! We're happy that you and your party enjoyed your evening. Since it is a tasting menu with many dishes the portions are meant to allow guests to truly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for my birthday. The staff was incredible. They were so friendly, accommodating and welcoming. I am lactose intolerant and they accommodated my dietary restrictions without fuss. The presentation of the food was spectacular. One of the best meals I've ever had.

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

Hi Katja, first of all Happy Birthday once again! We're so happy you chose to celebrate with us and that we were able to make it a memorable evening for you! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 July 2018

I'll forgo atmosphere anytime for wonderful food, although I did not find the atmosphere here objectionable by any means. Memorable meals are usually those enjoyed with partners or colleagues, but as fate would have it I dined here solo this evening, but would not want...More

1  Thank Don R
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Don, thank you so much for this incredible review! We're honoured that you joined us for such a special night as it was truly a special occasion for us as well. We're very humbled to hear as well that you enjoyed the entire experience!

Reviewed 26 June 2018

At Mena you have the choice of an expensive 5 course meal, a more expensive 7 course meal, or an even more expensive 9 course meal. You can add expensive wine pairing on top of that. You don't know what you will be served but...More

Thank Lynnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi there, we apologize that you were not satisfied with our pricing. However, all our prices are available online and on the menu when you arrive. If ever you have any questions we highly encourage our customers to ask! We also have a bar menu...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

I visited MeNa for dinner on June 19th with a friend - we had the 5 course blind tasting menu and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious and the servers presented each dish with enthusiasm and knowledge of the ingredients. It's obvious that...More

Thank Bernadette C
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi Bernadette, thank you so much for the incredibly kind words and wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us and are looking forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 20 June 2018

We had had a nice brunch at MeNa for Mother's Day. It was not a tasting menu, but we enjoyed the food and service. No issues with accommodating allergies or dietary restrictions. Fast forward to Father's Day. My son made the reservation and noted the...More

1  Thank riksha4
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize for all the trouble and your poor experience with us. We are in fact able to accommodate for all the restrictions mentioned, however with vegetarians, in order to prepare the...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We went there on a Saturday during Italian week. Pretty much all restaurants nearby are full for lunch, and MeNa got only us. That is a bit strange for a highly rated restaurant. OK, the price on the brunch menu does not look like crazy....More

2  Thank Alexoz02
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi Alex, first of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate all feedback. We apologize that you and your group didn't enjoy your brunch, we never like to have guests leave unhappy or still...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

MeNa is a relatively small restaurant located in a semi residential area approximately a half hour’s walk from Ottawa’s downtown. The establishment features about a dozen tables plus a small bar area, and has a bright and modern atmosphere. The chef uses a variety of...More

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MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi Phileas, thank you for the wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and that you decided to go for the wine pairing, definitely not to be missed! We hope to see you again!

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Questions & Answers
4 November 2017|
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Response from Rolandbast | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be my recommendation. 😀.
11 October 2017|
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Response from Foodchique | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad
9 May 2017|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$91
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6462
  • E-mail
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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