I love this place, i love their menu, the staff, the service, all of the above!! i especially love the crispy cauliflower, and will be going back many, many times.
The cauliflower wings are delicious! The service is amazing. Mike is especially charming and helpful.
Fun atmosphere and delicious food! We will definitely return!
Great food and selection of menu items a drinks.
Loved the ambiance.
Service was great!
A little noisy...had to talk a little loud to speak to the person next you you. We were a group of 7 so it was difficult to hear the people at the end of the table.
Friend’s birthday lunch, and they were kind enough to gift us a Suzy Q’s donut for her bday dessert!
Amazing hospitality from the staff - making special arrangements to accommodate a group and remaining positive and gracious when only about half the group made it and the evening was shorter than expected.
Amazing food, fantastic service :) definitely would recommend getting the pork belly soba noodles
The food was excellent and our waiter made sure that we knew the special and everything was done with a smile.
As always, a great dinning experience! Grounded Kitchen and Bar has been and will remain one of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa. Everyone I have referred to Grounded Kitchen and Bar was pleased with their overall experience and have planned to go back. The cocktails are amazing!
Food and service were great but they stuck us in a corner by the door and we couldn't see anything.
The service was very quick and the restaurant has a great vibe. It was a little bit noisy.
Food was really mediocur. The noise level was so high that we had to almost shout at each other to hear.
Have been a regular of Grounded Kitchen for several years now and they always have delicious and tempting choices on the menu. This is only enhanced by the great presentation and flavors of their food. I have never been disappointed. Always welcoming and taking the time to say hello to their patrons, I love Amir and the staff! Great spot for lunch, dinner, office catering, a cup of Joe or glass of wine! They are always packed, so reservations are recommended! Enjoy!
It was perfect! Thank you!
This rating system that requires 50 characters really sucks though!
Hi France! Thank you so much for the 5 star review, we're incredibly happy you're pleased with our restaurant. We hope to have you again soon! Grounded
Former colleagues meeting for lunch, we were happy to be able to make a reservation (Open Table). We had a vegetarian in our group and there were lots of vegetarian options. Quite disappointed when two of us ordered the Tuna and Shrimp Poke bowl, only to have the waitress come back to say they didn't have any left. It was only noon, and a main feature of their menu wasn't available? We ordered the Super Food Salad instead. It was very good, although the Goji berries were quite hard and stuck in my teeth. A different 'sweet' option would improve the 'eatability'.
It was a very chilly day and one of the waitresses closed the door to the patio, for which we were grateful. It was still very cool in the restaurant, though, and most of us kept our jackets or sweaters on.
One of our group ordered hot tea, to warm up. It came in a mug with an infusion cup. When she took the tea out after steeping, the level of tea in the mug dropped significantly. She would have liked more hot water, but the waitress didn't come back for her to order it. Providing the tea in a teapot, instead of just a mug, or brining a pot of hot water, would provide more value.
The ambiance and decor is fun and energetic, however it was becoming too loud to be heard around our small table by the time we left at the end of lunch. Adding some sound-dampening measures would be great.
One of the cool, tasty tables of downtown. Chill vibes, always good food, unpretentious and cool at the same time. Recommended.
Food was okay...nothing special but not much of a selection
Great food. Server got one order wrong but was corrected very quickly. It was the busiest I have seen and the noice level was quite high at an inside middle table. Overall a great experience
A gem in the city of Ottawa. Perfect place to go out with friends, or co-workers after work and have a delicious bite with a cool beverage. Fairly casual setting that has a "community" vibe.
LOVED the meal we had. Sandwich of the day and salad. Had trouble with the online menu (we were sitting outside and are technically challenged). Service was great.
We will be back again.
I love Grounded. One of my favorite places. The food is always fresh, the serving team is quick and having an outdoor patio as an option is really great.
It was a lunch with a friend! I have been here before and fell in love with the house smoked lean bacon sandwich. It was perfectly cooked the first time and very lean. The second visit, it was very fatty, I actually asked for a plate and knife to cut the fat away, which meant I had to take the sandwich apart, remove the fat and make the sandwich again.
I think if you suggest lean as the operative word in describing the bacon- there should be no fat, especially enough to fit into a side plate. So I’m not sure I’ll go back and it’s because of the inconsistency.
Mixed drinks are really $$$. Food is very good. Service is fine. It gets rocking loud in that room, it’s impossible to talk, y’all could use some acoustic treatment
Although my salad was tasty, it was extremely expensive. $17 super salad, add $8 for chicken plus tax and tip was $32. Yikes!
It was a great spot for lunch, very lively and food was absolutely delicious. Everyone enjoyed their food, thank you!
I am a fan of Grounded. Breakfast, lunch, dinner even cocktails after work. This is a go to place for me.
Food is good, service is excellent, price is very reasonable. Only down side is noise. It gets very very noisy during lunch time.
Very chill, great food and drink. A very happy Happy Hour!!
Cool vibe but lots of things to improve upon including size of drinks, politeness of service and noise levels!
Fabulous service (made us feel special) and great food!
I was happy I was able to make a lunch reservation the same day since I know it can be busy to accommodate. The meal we ordered (fish) was alright. It lacked seasoning. The brownie dessert was really good.
Took one of my most trusted colleagues there- it was actually for my birthday. The food was excellent and when we walked in they were playing What A Feeling...so we were already groovin’!
Service was great, and all food delicious (and so quick) we got to enjoy more time chatting.
We will return...we decided to make it our monthly meeting spot.
Thanks so much for being so fantastic at what you do.
PS the coffee was THAT good and THAT strong we thought we’d had two glasses of wine. :)
Thank you Mike and Amir for a super lunch! Food, ambiance and service amazing!
Always great food and service! I would recommend anyone to Grounded.
absolutely delicious as always, the pork and soba noodle dish was just sublime
Not as good as last. The food was good, but not excellent.
It was just too crowded and too noisy. It was hard to have a decent conversation with my friend.
Grounded was the perfect spot to meet my friend for a celebratory lunch for her engagement! The atmosphere was bumpin and our food (pork belly and tuna poke) was yummy. Our server was super nice; despite how busy it was he didn’t rush us to order, letting us linger over our bubbly. They gave us a sweet corner table by the window and had a high chair ready for my baby too. Looking forward to coming back!
Bad experience, seating bad, service bad, food bad.
The staff at Grounded were fabulous and provided our group top notch service. Thanks Mike and Justin! We were loud group of 9 total. The staff were patient with us and accommodated all our needs. The food was delicious. Perfect ambience and the 90s hip hop music was the cherry on top! Will definitely visit again.