Tres belle et bonne expérience à nouveau. Nous allons au Fauna à chacune de nos visites à Ottawa.
Cocktail menu was creative and the mixologist was top shelf!
I like this place, good food, good portions, a little loud, but then again I am slightly older, any chance of getting the scallops back.
Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful locale.
We celebrated our third anniversary at Fauna, which has been our annual practice since our wedding night. The staff made it very special for us from arranging the perfect table, to pouring us a complimentary glass of cava on arrival. The service was impeccable, the food delicious, the ambience perfect. We couldn't recommend it more highly. Looking forward to many more dining experiences at Fauna.
Food was very good, service was great. Our server Shannon was super attentive and gave us recommendations for a place to grab a drink afterwards. Will definitely be back!
Spent a nice evening here. Dinner and some drinks. Lamb was perfection but peas were unsually dry and flavorless. My friend's pork belly was delicious, as was the chocolate desert. I think the peas were a one off. I'd come back for sure.
Outstanding service, excellent food, brilliant wine program. The hen to share is a must try!
We shared the ribeye with half a lobster, béarnaise sauce, and vegetables. It was absolutely outstanding! We finished the plate even though there was a lot of food.
My only critique was that I ordered the garden party drink and it turned out to be a plain Mojito, even though the ingredient list included elements such as green peas that were clearly missing.
If we return to Ottawa we will definitely be eating here again. There were other items on the menu that also sounded amazing.
Thanks for a lovely evening!
Wonderful time coming for a quick dessert! Blood orange dessert was incredible! Thank you!
Had the aged steak with lobster. Absolutely fantastic!
Had a great time and had been meaning to try the place for years. I don’t even like mignonette on my oysters but it was splendid. Eggplant carpaccio was silky and delicate and pork belly just rocked it with a little kick.
We had a very enjoyable dinner with friends. Their wine list is excellent. Their small plates (in particular the eggplant, Caesar salad and pork belly) were delicious and perfect for sharing. Our server (Sierra) was both knowledgeable and friendly. Our only criticism is the noise level that at times made it difficult to chat with our friends. Overall, a most enjoyable evening. Good value for money. It’s no wonder Fauna remains one of the best restaurants in Ottawa.
The Caesar salad was so flavourful despite apparently little dressing. Halibut was moist and tasty. The white chocolate dessert was delicious even though the description did not wow me.
Menu was specific and the service was great. I wish the music wasn't too loud and I felt the value of the food isn't great.
Maybe a bigger beer selection would be appreciated
Superb service and meal. Great atmosphere!
We would highly recommend this location.
Great beer. Great food. And Sierra was a great server. Go here. You won’t regret it.
Malgré le menu restreint, la bouffe était incroyable. Le service, impeccable et les recommandations de vin exceptionnel!
Food hot. Flavour scrumptious. Ingredients interesting (unique/exotic vegetables). Atmosphere noisy.
Excellent experience. The mushroom dish alone was worth the visit! Will definitely be going back.
My friend and I went to fauna for dinner to celebrate a special milestone, and we had an amazing experience. Truly all the food was outstanding, and the service exceptional. Dishes were playful and indulgent, combining unexpected flavours and textures. A few dishes that particularly pleased the palate were the salmon tataki, okonomiyaki (cabbage pancake), veal carpaccio... frankly all of them. There are a few vegetarian dishes on the menu (okonomiyaki and eggplant carpaccio were the two we tried - and they were wonderful). Note that they are not "vegetarian options", but dishes on the menu in their own right. Also make sure to save a little room for dessert! We nearly didn't order any, but the blood orange and tamarind dish as well as the chocolate cake are not to be missed.
As for service, we couldn't ask for better. Our server Vikram was charming, helpful, and attentive to our needs. He helped curate our dining experience for the evening: graciously answering our questions, making polite conversation, advising on our selections, and suggesting appropriate wine pairings. And of course he was attentive to our general experience: checking on our table an appropriate amount, pacing the courses well, etc.
Overall, we had an exceptional dining experience at fauna, and we look forward to going back.
Sublime food, impeccable service, great ambiance and well priced
We’ve heard rave reviews about fauna from family members. Food was nothing special, though my halibut was salted(thanks!). Veg were cooked perfectly, but other than drowned in butter, just veg. Husband wasn’t thrilled with his (tasted like nothing, his words) rabbit. So, all in all, very disappointing.
Farewell lunch,noise level too high for easy conversation
When I travel I look forward to trying independent places, or at the very least something that we do not have at 'home'. Even though there may be 2 or 3 locations in Ottawa, to me it still falls under an independent restaurant.
The food was excellent.
The service was excellent.
Parking is handy with the small Pay & Display lot right across the Street (Frank St.).
I guess I consider myself an entry-level foodie these days. I did appreciate the uniqueness of the menu. It's why I chose the restaurant after seeing the menu online. The rib-eye for two was excellent and perfectly cooked, with perhaps just a little heavy on the cream sauce from a health perspective, but the flavour was excellent.
Great food. wonderful service. Great experience. Highly recommended.
Great experience that made our special occasion better
A very pleasant dining experience! Modern, tasteful décor, a varied and flavourful menu, and portion sizes were just right. Thank you!
The food is outstanding and good choices of wine. Good service and relaxing ambiance
This was our first time at Fauna.....it was all around an amazing experience and would highly recommend it.
Drinks were delicious and expertly crafted, especially the Garden Party. Food was yummy and nice presentation. Only minor issue was it was difficult to hear our server at times. Otherwise great experience. We might go back just for drinks!
We enjoyed the restaurant although it was not easy finding dairy free meal. The only think I can say is that the service is a little cold. I did not see a lot of smiles in here, except for the charming Maitre d’o, with a black beard. I appreciated the fact that he made an effort to speak French.
Amazing food and service!
The staff was nice and attentive. Wine selection great. Food was not the same as the menu online and they ran out of Oysters. Didn’t touch one food item and server didn’t ask if there was something wrong or not. I’ll be clear it was more so a preference on our end that we didn’t like it but just nothing overly exciting to go back.
Very limited menu in pleasant venue just outside downtown Ottawa. Service was attentive and they organised a taxi promptly when we left. Short menu is not a criticism and there are some interesting options.
Main courses were both fine but starters and deserts were unexciting and overpriced for small bland portions.
My go-to for work dinners. Food is amazing and service never disappoints!.
Food was amazing, and service was on point. We’ll be back!
Excellent meal with quite outstanding service on the part of E. Veal carpacio was stunning Bisque was great. Good ambiace in a quiet atmosphere.
an amazing food experience.