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276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
+1 613-233-6462
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (38 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
French, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared to the 9-course meal, the 5-course meal seems like a deal. You not only save money, you save time, as these are dishes that take a lot of time to prepare and plate. We found the food approached exquisite several times, and was always...More

1  Thank apt5c
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, we thank you for taking the time to leave us a review we appreciate it and all feedback is always welcome. We wish you a great day.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Very nice , all aspects from food to service and ambiance . Gourmet dinning in small plates with fantastic presentation and sublime test.

Thank Awa909
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you kindly for the wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

My husband and I have eaten here a few times and everything is on point! From the service, to the food, to the wine pairings, you will not be disappointed.

Thank BelangerTheExplorer
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

This means absolutely everything to us! Thank you so much for the amazing review, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your night with us!

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Definitely pricey but a wonderful evening out and just an absolutely amazing meal to remember! Had the 7 course meal ( which they add to) and would suggest it to everyone! Every dish is a surprise but you know the ingredients they will be using.

Thank Genevieve61
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Genevieve, thank you kindly for the wonderful words, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to have you again!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

It is a very nice bright and nice atmosphere restaurant. We took a 7 course meal and every plate were as good as the first one. Every plates comes very nicely presented but with very small portions. We had an excellent evening with good friends...More

Thank RegSyl
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, all feedback is appreciated! We're happy that you and your party enjoyed your evening. Since it is a tasting menu with many dishes the portions are meant to allow guests to truly...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We came here for my birthday. The staff was incredible. They were so friendly, accommodating and welcoming. I am lactose intolerant and they accommodated my dietary restrictions without fuss. The presentation of the food was spectacular. One of the best meals I've ever had.

Thank Katja T
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi Katja, first of all Happy Birthday once again! We're so happy you chose to celebrate with us and that we were able to make it a memorable evening for you! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 July 2018

I'll forgo atmosphere anytime for wonderful food, although I did not find the atmosphere here objectionable by any means. Memorable meals are usually those enjoyed with partners or colleagues, but as fate would have it I dined here solo this evening, but would not want...More

1  Thank Don R
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Don, thank you so much for this incredible review! We're honoured that you joined us for such a special night as it was truly a special occasion for us as well. We're very humbled to hear as well that you enjoyed the entire experience!

Reviewed 25 June 2018

At Mena you have the choice of an expensive 5 course meal, a more expensive 7 course meal, or an even more expensive 9 course meal. You can add expensive wine pairing on top of that. You don't know what you will be served but...More

Thank Lynnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi there, we apologize that you were not satisfied with our pricing. However, all our prices are available online and on the menu when you arrive. If ever you have any questions we highly encourage our customers to ask! We also have a bar menu...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

I visited MeNa for dinner on June 19th with a friend - we had the 5 course blind tasting menu and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious and the servers presented each dish with enthusiasm and knowledge of the ingredients. It's obvious that...More

Thank Bernadette C
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi Bernadette, thank you so much for the incredibly kind words and wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us and are looking forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had had a nice brunch at MeNa for Mother's Day. It was not a tasting menu, but we enjoyed the food and service. No issues with accommodating allergies or dietary restrictions. Fast forward to Father's Day. My son made the reservation and noted the...More

1  Thank riksha4
MeNaRestaurant, Owner at MeNa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize for all the trouble and your poor experience with us. We are in fact able to accommodate for all the restrictions mentioned, however with vegetarians, in order to prepare the...More

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3 November 2017|
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Response from Rolandbast | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be my recommendation. 😀.
10 October 2017|
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Response from Foodchique | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad
9 May 2017|
Response from DisplacedGothamist | Reviewed this property |
It's listed on the restaurant's website -- you'll have to google, it won't let me put in an url here. It ranges in price depending on how many courses you choose. I'd recommend minimally at least 5 courses -- three and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$92
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6462
  • E-mail
At MeNa, we believe fine dining should be a memorable experience. We make it our job to share pieces of art and culture by creating modern French dishes paired with tasteful Canadian wines to create the ultimate dining experience. By utilizing locally sourced ingredients, our new restaurant in the heart of Little Italy offers many things other do not. With a menu that features a twist on old favorites, exceptional drinks, and a unique tasting menu, MeNa is something that must be experienced and shared with friends. We are deeply rooted in tradition, but always have our eyes open, looking ahead to new flavours and concepts we know our patrons will enjoy. We could not be more driven to offer Ottawa a truly unique and progressive dining experience; we look forward to serving you at MeNa.
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