Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
Bar open late for drinks Thursday to Saturday
One of the best restos in ottawa hands down
The overall look of the restaurant is good, trendy but pretty small. The ambiance was inexistant, very noisy and charged. The waitress was helpfull but very awkward. We ended up only having appetizers and going to another restaurant for the main course. The oysters were good and fresh but the ham was just some shreded cold cuts with a bunch of parmesan flakes thrown on top. I could barely taste the truffle.
Great food and friendly service to match. Our go-to for regular dates. Always something new to try!
Value for your dollar wasn't quite there for the tasting menu or even a la carte items - very small portions. The service was also lacking, we booked for two, but were seated at a table of six, we are asked to switch to the bar because a party of 6 arrived - fortunately we were having dessert. Also at times (e.g.: Water was not filled / no carafe), the bar tenders are too busy fulfilling table orders and are not attentive to those at the bar.
Very noisy, it gets loud as soon as you have more than four people in the room, which is a bit too bad. But, the food is exceptional and service wonderful!
Once again, Fauna has surpassed expectations and has impressed our foodie guests from NYC (not easy!) Excellent service and chef Matthew’a personal touch made the meal even more special.
While great service, food quality is over hyped. Positioned and priced as fairly high end but feels more like decent bistro trying to move towards finer dining without success
Went in with my wife while we were in town and loved it. We shared everything and and let the server guide us with recommendations. My wife told her what she liked as far as drinks and the bar tender whipped something together it was an excellent experience.
Outstanding food, flavours and textures, however, we found the noise level in the restaurant to be very loud, and it didn’t help that our waiter was soft spoken.
We had the ribeye for two and it was excellent. Service was also very good. Would definitely go back if we are in town again.
Wonderful meal with very gracious service. One of my favourite restaurants in town and it never lets me down.
Perfect meal, rib steak was incredible.
Great spot for cocktails and good food. A little pricy but I think well worth it for a nicer night out.
Food and service were very good. We would return here in the future.
Service from bar and kitchen slow
Over 1.5 hr from order to table
Other tables served much quicker
Manager had no good excuse but took the bill
When food arrived it was ok
Fourth time for me at fauna other experiences were good but this was bad enough I won’t go back
Had a good friend visiting from Florida and wanted to show her Ottawa food at its best and Fauna hit the mark (as always).
Awesome food, great atmosphere! Tried the 5 course shef's pick with wine pairings -- very good, highly recommend. Does get a little noisy once the place is super full
Food was unappetizing.
Burger was supposed to be medium rare was a horrible gray colour and very greasy.
What a fabulous first time at Fauna. Exceptional in all ways!
Soft crab was fantastic! 80-day aged steak was delicious! I expected something amazing for dessert, but there was no, “Wow!” with the cherries and chocolate. Only disappointment.
Great decor and patio. However, the food is not consistent, we had 6 dishes and 3 were a total miss....soft shell crab was greasy, crudo was lacking balance and the savarin was so dry and not fresh. The service was good but nothing exceptional. I would not go back.
The perfect spot to celebrate 15 years. Highly recommend the blind tasting menu with wine pairings!! We will be back
Great food & service!
We arrived for a late lunch and were immediately impressed by the excellent service, atmosphere and food.
Appetizers of yellowfin crude was good, but the country ham with peach salsa was outstanding. For the mains, we had the veal loin and guinea fowl. Lots of mushrooms on both dishes. One of us loved it, the other not so much. Morels with the guinea fowl were very salty. Otherwise both excellent meals.
In terms of seating, afternoon sun beats in through the front windows, so avoid unless you like the heat. Also, no soft surfaces in the restaurant, so noise can be an issue.
Excellent restaurant! Amazing food!
The food was very good, as was the service. The servings looked small but were actually quite filling so ended up being perfect. My only complaint is that there is no access fir wheelchair users inside and outside was manageable but a little awkward because of installed metal boundary around the seating. There were openings to get in but manoeuvring to get in and get at an appropriate spot was a bit more challenging.
Delicious Food - beautiful presentation and amazing combination of flavours!
Had the blind tasting menu, with pairings. Was a lovely mix of flavours, textures, and just the right amount of description...
Delicious! I’ll never think of gnocchi the same way again.
Delighted to find this restaurant. Well prepared, innovative food.
It’s not inexpensive, but the food is amazing and they have a really great wine selection. I’ve been there several times and will repeat. During our most recent visit we enjoyed soft shell crab followed by 80 day dry aged ribeye steak with kimchi and Korean potatoes.
My crab entree was horrible (and I am easy to please). My halibut main was okay. My dinner guest was pleased with her salad and her veggie main. Our chocolate dessert was okay. Everything else (service, ambience etc) was nice.
Ive dined at Fauna twice and found the experience very pleasant. Cool design, great food, service and music that suggests that nothing is left to chance.
The food was exceptional. The cocktails and specialty beers tickled the tastebuds. It was the best customer service I have ever had in my life. All future customer service will be measured by our experience at Fauna. You could tell the servers at Fauna are interested in their food and drinks with the amount of detail and passion they put into their work
Had oysters and the ribeye for two, it was fantastic!
Love this place! Great food! A place you bring your friend to.
We have dined at Fauna a few times and we were impressed the first time. Since then, we have mixed feelings.Sometime the food is not as good as it should be with either unpleasant appearance, or toughness, or wrong description. For instance, veal loin:is it tenderloin or sur- loin,is it milk fed or grain fed. Any way, we were not entirely satisfied.
Excellent, imaginative food, done really well - nice selection of wine and beer, too, and all in a convenient downtown location.