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Modern, hospitality-driven seasonal restaurant in the Westboro neighbourhood of Ottawa. Known for deeply caring service and fresh, vibrant and local-focused dining fare. Perfect for family-friendly weekend brunch, weekday lunch or dinner for occasions and non-occasions six nights a week. Welcoming single dinners to large gatherings in our multi-level, multi-functional space.
PRICE RANGE
£11 - £47
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Canadian
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and some friends of ours went to Gezellig for a celebratory dinner. I had made the reservation a few weeks earlier and as such our table was a nice booth to the side which was just perfect. Although the restaurant is...open concept, with two levels for diners, it was surprisingly quiet even though the restaurant was full. Once seated the four of us settled on our meals and drinks. We started with four glasses of Prosecco, which we left to our waitress to choose, and as it turned out it was a delicious start to our meal. Our appetizers consisted of three beef tartare’s and one mushroom and coconut soup. For mains we had one seared scallop, one braised beef short ribs and two duck leg confit. Given how well our waitress had done with the Prosecco selection so we asked her for her recommendation on wine to go with our selections. As such she recommended a Gamay, which we took, and again it was an excellent selection. All the dishes that we received that night exceeded our expectations. Fresh and delicious we thoroughly enjoyed every bite of our meals. I was the only one to have dessert and I chose the Creme brûlée which was also delicious. All in all we had an excellent evening and thoroughly enjoyed everything that we had. If you are looking for a fine dining experience then Gezellig is a very good choice.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Highly recommend the desserts and wine pairings. The service is fantastic. A perfect meal. Worth the price.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

In Ottawa visiting friends so 1st time @ this restaurant - eat meal during my visit. Lived in Ottawa in the 1980s, and restaurants like Gezellig were far and few between then. Next trip I will be back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

We went there for the first time, had brunch and loved it! The food was delicious, the service was wonderful and more importantly they were able to accommodate low sodium due to my Menière and accommodated our daughter’s peanut allergy. A wonderful experience, we’re going...back this weekend!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Great seat, nicee birds eye view from the top deck, very helpful service with wine option and food choices, fair value in the end.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Always a good meal at Gezellig with very good service and ambience. Menu changes enough so there is always something new, and seasonal, even though we go fairly often. Makes for a fine evening out.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

While I've eaten at Gezellig before, this was the first time trying the weekend brunch. Both my guest and I had the Mushrooms on Toast followed by the Banana Bread French Toast. The food was excellent as was the service. I'll need to return to...try the other items on the brunch menu.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Visited here upon recommendation whilst the place is busy the food and service leaves a lot to be desired, we opted for the lamb shank it was presented well but the meat was not seasoned, I've never been served such a concoction in all my...days!! Lamb, gravy, salad, Hummus! 4 slices of potatoes!!! It just didn't go well at all, our waitress was very rude and not professional at all. I definitely not recommend and I certainly would not return, even though we returned most of our food and complained they only discounted one lamb shank off the bill, very poor customer service.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Stephen Beckta, Owner at Gezellig, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2023

I'm so sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience with us Edward. I would love the opportunity to make this right for you and make this up to you on another occasion. Please reach out to me personally at sbeckta@beckta.com if you would be open...More

Reviewed 5 November 2023

This was our first meal at Gezellig in about five years, mainly because of the pandemic. We were not disappointed. The food (flank steak for her and lamb shank for him) was everything we expected and even more after such a long absence. The service...was attentive and informative and the evening involved one of the most enjoyable meals out that we've ever had. keep up the excellent work.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

It's been quite a while since we'd been to Gezellig, so we went back last week for a 'revisit'. The food and service are still superior - they pay attention to the big and little things. Our server was especially knowledgeable about the wines, suggesting...additional choices to those on the menu (each course has pairings.) We also experienced fast, efficient delivery of all of our courses. The flavour combinations, textures and presentation of all the dishes were at the high level you should expect for the price. The scallops in the main course were fabulous. The only quibble - resulting in a 4 star review - was a bit too much salt in one course, and a few too-chewey pieces of duck breast. Gezellig remains a great restaurant deserving of a visit for a special dinner out.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

We had a perfect dinner with friends at Gezellig. First, the waitstaff are amazingly friendly and attentive. The wine list by the glass is short but excellent. And the food was perfect from the squash soup to the scallops. The atmosphere was quiet but not...dead. A great place for a special dinner or to reconnect with friends. It lives up to its name.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

One of Ottawa's best... especially the service. Didn't once have to ask to have my water or wine glass filled. They really are a team.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

This was my best meal in Ottawa. Service & food was excellent. Dining with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a few years and we were encouraged to pace our meal between all of our chatting and to stay as long as we wanted,...even though it was a busy Thursday evening. Will definitely return when in Ottawa again, as well as love to try their other two restaurants.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Myself and two adult family members had lunch here recently. None of us had been here before, even though two of us are long term residents of west end Ottawa. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and it was obvious that all the staff pay...attention to every detail. Our water glasses were constantly refilled and the buns for the pulled pork sandwich and burger were home made. The portion sizes were perfect as they were not jumbo-sized. The choices on the menu were varied, and could readily accept all patrons’ preferences. I also appreciated the restaurant’s design. Although the restaurant was full, it was still quiet and you did not hear other customers’ conversations, or a constant din. The ceilings absorbed the sound and the lighting was just enough, and not over-the-top. Everything was done with taste and decorum.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

My friends were looking for an upscale dining experience and Gezellig was suggested. We were greeted by friendly & very polite staff and were seated by the window and watched for our other friends to join us. Our server was very knowledgable with the various...wines sold by the glass and offered a taste samples before making our selections. Water was served constantly throughout our dining experience. The lunch menu was very interesting and the server again assisted in us making our decisions. She was very accommodating, nothing was a problem. 2 guests ordered 3 lunch items while 2 guests ordered a meal & a dessert. All of our food was beautifully presented, lovely fragrance and so delicious. We all throughly enjoyed our dining experience and would highly recommend Gezellig to all.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Gezellig is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5