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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
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Casual Dining | Events | Take home | Catering After traveling and cooking on three continents for the past 28 years, and having been a resident of the west end for the past 10 years Chef Blackie is thrilled to welcome you to NeXT. Located in Stittsville, NeXT is all about casual neighborhood dining. No matter the occasion our facility boasts four original ways for you to enjoy friends and family set in a amazing contemporary setting. Our primary feature NEXT, Casual dining, features an 80-seat dining room, and a swank bar. Additionally we have a grand event room that can host any occasion; be it a wedding or a “all day business meeting”. We are here to exceed your expectations! Thinking of hosting
PRICE RANGE
£15 - £40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Canadian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always of the highest quality and served so beautifully. The variety is great. Attentsive service, nice atmosphere, easy parking .

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is rated number 1 in Ottawa but the food was disappointing. Very nice location and Michael Blackie is a wonderful host who is very involved, including serving tables. I have certainly had better meals in Ottawa.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

I write this review as I eat my leftovers from my phenomenal dinner. I was at NeXT for a wedding this past Saturday with my husband and 6 year old son and it was spectacular. The venue was beautiful, the servers were also beautiful and...so helpful. My group had a last minute dietary restriction that couldn't be communicated in advance and we were accommodated seamlessly. We had the salmon, the beef (which my husband said was the best he has ever had) and the chicken with Cesar salad that was to die for, along with chocolate mouse and whatever the dairy free tapioca type desert was...it was so freaking delicious. Typically I wouldn't try to take home leftovers at a wedding but I was so stuffed and could NOT let the rest of fish and rice go to waste. I would not hesitate to return when we are next in town. Absolutely one of, if not THE best dining experiences I've ever had.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Excellent 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ restaurant. Hidden gem. They charge a fee if you take your own birthday cake, even if they do not touch it. As long as you decide to take your cake to the restaurant a user fee applies. Other than that excellent restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

We went for Brunch and it was great the selection of food was plentiful and it all tasted awesome. We had a great server and the room was decorated nicely with a Christmas theme. The eggs bennies and the beef were so gooooood! Blackie and...Matt make a great team.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

Our blind sharing menu (9 courses) didn't disappoint. Every dish was either exceptional or above average- perfect blend of flavours and textures. Huge variety of influences but leaning on the Thai side of the culinary circuit. The chef came by to explain his creations and...introduce himself to his newbies. Quite the personality. Portions were decent. Chic ambience with lots of room between tables. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was as good as any of the top restaurants in downtown Ottawa. So if you are looking for a great high-end meal and night out in the burbs, then this is the place.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

We just finished the NEXT Valentine's Day Dinner at home. Absolutely amazing!! Each course was so easy to compile but more importantly... Delish!! Great value for the dollar too. This is our 2nd Valentine's at home .... The 3rd is coming up in '24 I...hope!! Thank you NEXT!!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2022

Don't know why some people are raving about this restaurant. I would not recommend to my extended family! We had dinner here a few days ago and I would describe the food as ok, not extraordinary. The prices are not aligned with the actual ingredients...used. For example, the crispy duck let confit was served with basic white beans. By the way, the duck was dry and impossible to chew. We also tried the crispy chicken, pan seared cod, beef tartare, kapow cauliflower and shrimp + chorizo croquette. Our waiter told us that we were ordering in an unusual pattern (meaning appetizers as well as main course was ordered at the same time)! I think customers should be served what they want. Also, it is too dark in the restaurant - you could hardly see your food.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

We have been fans of Next takeout for a while- but tonight was the best. As a long term fan of Blackie’s chicken - tangy, and complex flavour blends with that familiar comfort food feel, it is a must that didn’t disappoint. I love the...olive oil baguette., crispy always with labneh, this time white truffle- mmm. One of the stars of the show was the arugula salad. My husband referred to it as one of the best things he’s eaten in the last couple of years. A simple blend of arugula , shaved fennel and other treats ( ground cherries maybe? ) candied pecans and a wonderful limey dressing. Really great. Shrimp and chorizo croquettes were yummy with a great sauce - albeit a bit tiny. I love the roasted asparagus. The perfect texture, with a lovely sauce, carrot and ginger. Finally, my husband wanted to try the beef brisket with corn kraut- ( I can’t vouch for this one as I don’t eat beef) and he loved it- tender, tasty and the corn kraut was the perfect combo with it. All in all- a wonderful mealMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022 via mobile

Had takeout, it was pretty bad! The main course was thrown together and the beef was akin to shoe leather! The best part was the salad. I decided to speak with the manager a couple of weeks later, simply to advise him so perhaps closer...attention could be paid to their takeout orders in the future. Spoke to the owner/chef, rather than being gracious or even a little concerned he made me feel that I was the one at fault. Word of advise, don’t ever complain, he doesn’t take it very well.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 August 2022 via mobile

Might be the “best” in stittsville but mediocre food, ambience is fine, everything else we had was lacking. Definitely not fine dining and the food doesn’t reflect that. The menu is not cohesive, “Asian inspired” but lack of continuity in the menu. Papaya salad was...bland and had huge chunks of Napa as filler, oysters were not the freshest, and the ribeye was ok. Dutch baby as a dessert was undercooked and got a mouthful of raw dough. Plenty of other places to try in Ottawa, this place should go to the bottom of the list. Not sure who is giving this place 4/5 stars. I guess this is what $180 dollars gets you. Sadly disappointed. Best restaurant in stittsville ? Maybe travel elsewhereMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

A little apprehensive as mixed bag of reviews. Staff were friendly. Menu was explained and questions answered. Shared two appies with my husband. the squid and the shrimp and chorizo croquettes. Squid very tender, well presented a little sweet for us. Shrimp and chorizo croquettes...for me did not have much flavour, flavour came from the sauce that it was in and the additional sauce on the side. My husband had the scallops(5) which he thought were average and I had the chicken which was very flavourful and enough for two people to share. We found it very loud and and hard to hear each other speak despite being tucked away in the corner. Would I return, probably not. We had one drink each, the above food, no coffee or dessert as we were stuffed and the bill was $165 with tax.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

After a rather stressful day for me my husband said we should try NeXT. It's one of few Ottawa high-end dining restaurants we have not yet visited. We chose to go with the tasting menu, which was a selection of nine sharing plates from the...main menu. We also chose the accompanying wine flights. The food was quite good and the spice level was toned down, to accommodate my husband's non-spicy palate, without compromising on the flavour. We sampled the fried cauliflower and the salad followed by the tempura curds and drunken noodles. Next was a soup, mine the coconut corn and his a pea soup. Our shared main was the scallops and the fatty ribeye. All were lovely. My least favourite course was the dessert of chocolate mousse and crime brulée as I found them too sweet. My husband quite enjoyed them, however. The wine pairings were fine. Nothing stood out and all were available at the LCBO or SAQ. Our experience is that wine pairings tend to excite, and these did not. As an exame, the merlot was les Jamelles. A perfectly acceptable merlot but nothing special about it as it is a pays d'oc. On the whole the meal was good value for money. The service was excellent and most accommodating despite, as we found out at the end of the night, being short staffed.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022

A group of 6 friends went to this restaurant to celebrate a birthday. After hearing good things we decided to give it a try, but we were all dissapointed afterwards. The restaurant is far in the outskirts (in case you are not familiar with the...Ottawa area), but our real issue was the rude service from our waitress and the very confusing menu. As we were a group of six, we had no other choice but to take the “sharing experience” option, yet the menu listed individual plates and prices which was very confusing (apparently this is only applicable for 5 people or fewer). When asked for clarification her reponse was to keep close attention on the reservation rules and was giving us dirty looks, then just throwing plates roughly and of course when the bill came in an automatically 18% tip was enforced. Food was okay, but not excellent, and I guess when you visit a restaunt like this one a big price tag is somewhat expected, but out overall experience makes me hesitate recommending this place.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

Birthday bash for my wife: all appetizers and main courses were great -- but -- beware the Korean rib 'dish'. Served on a bland bed of white rice, this thin slice of 'meat' was tough as old boots. The rather delicious sauce did a fine...job of hiding the generous amounts of gristle and fat, as well as the odd piece of bone remaining from the bandsaw cutting through the ribs. The knife provided was woefully incapable of dissecting this piece of meat our dog would give up on (and he's got powerful teeth!). So, all told, everyone who ordered dishes other than the Korean rib were pleased as punch. In true Canadian fashion, I hacked my way through the Korean rib and swallowed the gristle rather than placing this half-chewed barnboard on my plate for all to see. Pity, really. I should have brought the chef out to share his creation with me.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Smart casual ;)
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Thank you so much for your question.. we only host brunch on Sundays. Our hours of operation and offering per week are as follows.. HOURS | 7 DAYS A WEEK! Lunch Thursday to Friday | 11:00am to 2:00pm Brunch Sundays... More
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We have gift cards for sale directly on our website you'll see a direct link on the home page just head over to nextfood . ca fast and easy via PayPal. Cheers Chef Blackie
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NeXT is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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