We loved this place! Food was incredible and it was such a treat. We will be back!
Delicious as usual. Service was great. This is a great place to relax and enjoy every bite.
nice fancier spot for special occasions, definitely not an everyday restaurant. little disappointed we weren't offered anything as a little gift for our anniversary this time. two years ago we were also celebrating at this restaurant and they offered my girlfriend and I a complimentary glass of champagne on them for our milestone. made us feel appreciated and special that time. brûlée was also burnt but was able to exchange it for a new one without issue
We had a wonderful time at NeXt. The ambience was soothing and quiet. We were a table of seven but could hear each other on a Tuesday evening. The food was fantastic, interesting, delicious. A real culinary adventure in spice, flavour and cuisine styles. Loved the spaciousness of the place and the comfortable seating. A lovely evening enjoyed by all.
The brunch at NeXT is an experience that everyone should get to have.
Amazing food, great service and as always a lovely ambiance.
We had been before, and brought along our 2 friends who had not been for brunch at NeXT - they want to plan our next visit as soon as possible!!
I’ve never been disappointed at NeXT, no matter the occasion
We love Next in Stittsville! Its perfect for a special night out. The food is all familiar but presented in a way we haven’t seen before. If you are looking for a sharable dinner amongst family, friends or a date, this is perfect.
Great food and an amazing overall experience- Marshall our waiter took care of us well, recommending a variety of dishes as it was our first time and never steered us wrong over 3 courses.
We can't wait to go back to try the 9 dish tasting in the future!
Next offers a new take on a typical dining experience. The idea is that the food is shared between those who came with you. This allows you to have a little bit of everything. The food was all very delicious and it comes out pretty quick. Allowing you to order 2-3 things and then add the 4-5 things as you see fit. Think Large Tapas.
Very good but the prices keep going up. Blind tasting menu was so much food!
Can’t wait to come back - a wonderful overall experience
Awesome first visit, will definitely go back!!
Delicious food as always. Rotation of familiar favourites and some new ones. Atmosphere is dark and rather loud but the service and food makes up for it.
The food was really good and the service was good - unfortunately the ambiance took away from any chance of an elevated dining experience. the music and lighting bordered on offensive.
What a fabulous dinner! Went to celebrate a friends birthday. Served by Marshall and tried the Blind menu at his recommendation! Food was absolutely fantastic and we made zero decisions! Plate after plate of amazing food came out, perfectly timed, and we were able to really enjoy the company! Would absolutely recommend NExt Blind menu. We also added the Wine Flight ( which is paired to the food) which enhanced the experience!
Got the blind tasting menu. Wide variety of tastes and a whole lot of food. Pricey but worth it.
We went there two years ago for our wedding anniversary and loved everything. This was our fourth visit with our kids visiting from out of town. Every dish was enjoyed and praised. Service was great.
Food and service were incredible! Was very comfortable and quiet. Already recommended to friends, Will come again very soon!
Despite having made a reservation for a regular table we were initially directed to a high table. This was quickly rectified though and the food and service following this was top notch. Highly recommended the brunch board for 2.
First time visiting excellent service great food highly recommended will be back
Always a wonderful experience! It is different from the norm and worth experiencing the board.
Music is too loud and not relaxing for a Sunday morning brunch with family. The hot foods on the Brunch Board were tasty but were stone cold.
As usual, the food was amazing. We both had the porcini crusted rib eye and it was cooked to perfection. We started with the olive oil drenched baguette with whipped ricotta to share and it was terrific as well. We've dined here several times and it never disappoints. Looking forward to going again soon.
Wonderful experience. Great atmosphere, wonderful and cheerful waitress, amazing food. All around great evening for everyone. Will be back again soon
Awesome dinner! Really delicious culinary dishes! The atmosphere is amazing! The service impeccable!
Food was amazing and there was lots of it. We had the chef’s menu.
This was our second New Year's Eve dinner with Next. First time was the early seating. Second was the late seating. Our previous experience the food was good/interesting, service attentive, and the ambiance intimate and relatively quiet. Perhaps for the late seating the focus is more on the party and less the dinner, but this experience was not as enjoyable. A DJ played for cocktails before dinner and for the after party, which we liked. Music was quite loud, with a club like atmosphere. Canapes were served, which, on average were, well, appetizing. Cocktails were sufficient, maybe a bit rushed in their preparation. Once seated, music was turned down, but sound levels were still fairly loud from the crowd. Dining area was attractively lit with low lighting and a comfortable temperature. We were seated in the main dining area, where most of the other patrons were from the early seating. Although this is a more desirable room (we like the open, glass walled area), being separate from the other second seating guests had the effect of making us feel disconnected from the service. Courses seemed erratically scheduled and untimely. Service staff were few in between food delivery. We sat for dinner at about 9:40 and finished at 11:50. The later courses were cold and not paced as well as the earlier courses. There was no time to sit after dinner and have a tea/coffee and digest. The food was adequate, professional, but not all courses were liked (but that is subjective) (Disclosure: onion allergy made substitutions necessary, thus not all our courses were the same as the other guest's.) Overall, Next is an excellent restaurant (Sunday brunch!) and I recommend it to friends, but this late seating NYE was not for us. Even so, our previous NYE experience was great, so on average, Next is above average!
Superb food, excellent service. Great ambiance. Incredible food for a great price.
NeXT is well worth trying. We were there for the New Years Eve celebrations. Although I really enjoyed the evening there were a few hiccups and opportunities. The martini luge was very slow and needed more bar staff to keep the crowd moving.
The food was amazing but Very VERY rich, especially after a Christmas on binging. We were also the 2nd sitting and I felt our courses were rushed, so much so that they never got all the deserts out and tea and coffee was never served.
The DJ, although he had the dance floor full most of the evening over did the ‘mashing’ (I’m my opinion)
Again, I will agree that the food is great but make sure you go with an empty stomach so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
I would have chosen “Maybe” to this question if available. I was disappointed mainly on the food and line ups. I have eaten in the past and it was great so maybe it was just New Years issues. I didn’t like having to share each plate and the the waves were too much. I would have preferred the salad and soup at beginning and then a main course. I didn’t like the risotto, lamb and the beef was grizzly and hard to chew. Dessert was nice. I also didn’t enjoy the long line up to get a martini. There was only 1 person serving and about 20 people in line at a time. Hopefully you can make modifications for next year.
New Year’s Eve at Next - awesome experience, hope we can go again next year...
I have attended a few events at Next and loved the food!
We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary last night, and although our server (Ellie) was great, our main dishes were alllright. The tri tip steak was overcooked and the cod lacked flavour.
We will likely try again since the first few times were super yymmy
Excellent as always. Just can not go wrong with such a variety of flavors to choose from.
This is my first review and, as often happens, it's a negative one.
We were happy that we were seated in the lounge rather than the main dining room since it was far quieter. However, there's a large tacky TV displaying photos of the chef and food. It felt like we were in a pub bar rather than a $$$$ restaurant.
The meal started off with overly sweetened cocktails that were completely lacking in creativity and skill. This is almost always a sign of what is to come. Unfortunately, our worries were confirmed. The dishes were overly sweet lacking in creativity and interesting flavours, and overcooked (scallops, cod, and beef). The food reminded us of Canadian Chinese rather than delicious Asian Fusion. What a disappointment.
I'm originally from Ottawa and have enjoyed some terrific meals in the city. Don't believe any of the reviews that say that this is the best restaurant in the city because they clearly have no concept of quality. To give two quick examples: Stofa will knock your socks off if you're interested in fine dining, and Supply and Demand is superb for a more reasonably priced meal.
What a disappointment and a sad representation of what Ottawa diners consider a good meal. Full disclosure: I am now living in Toronto and have access to cheap quality food any day of the week, but I think that's a poor excuse for Next restaurant.
Thank you Anonymous for being you on your first review, What a disappointment that you would slag Ottawa dinners or even slag someone who enjoyed it here. For all reading Anonymous, "The grinch" has left the Ottawa!
We were very impressed with the food and service to celebrate our anniversary. Thanks for the nice corner table!
Top restaurant in my experience compared to others in Ottawa. Love this place and consistently exceeds my expectations. Service, food, atmosphere is top notch.
Food was extremely good ,we were there for the last day of the lunch menu, wish they would continue the lunch service but it all rests on economics.
Service was good server was very knowledgeable about the operation. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will return and try the dinner soon
Office Christmas dinner
The design of the building doesn't make much sense. Once we parked in the lot, it was still a walk to the main entrance. The welcoming commitee was slightly hidden as we walked in. Nonetheless, they were welcoming and friendly. Once seated, we noticed that the volume was extremely high with other customers. It seems there were groups of people which made the setting less appropriate for an anniversary celebration.
The in house needles were amazing but a little salty for we found. The General Tao chicken was very salty so we didn't finish it and packed it to go.
I think the waiters were the best part of the experience.
We have been to NeXt a number of times. That pretty much sums it up. We enjoy the food and the variety. We find the restaurant very accommodating and pleasant. We have tried about 60% of the menu over various times and have enjoyed every dish we tried. There have definitely been some that we have ordered two or three or more times. We enjoy good food and would not be returning if the food was mediocre. when we go out for dinner we always try to choose a restaurant that provides us with a food experience.