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“Quite Good”

Must Kitchen & Wine Bar
Ranked #339 of 2,744 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quite Good”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I had a fabulous eveing here catching up with an old friend. The food we ordered was nicely prepared, the wine selection quite good...but I do think it is a bit overpriced for what you get. However, I appreciated the creativity of the taster plates..they weren't the same old boring standby...I eat out a lot so I get quiet irritated when everyone has the same thing on their menus. Must gets full marks for its creativity and the quality of the food. The staff was great...we had a lot of fun with our server, who was attentive without being intrusive. I would definitely come back again.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Ottawa
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Expensive and not worth a second trip”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Tried Must Kitchen and Wine Bar for a girlfriend's birthday. Restaurant is nicely appointed, the staff are friendly and attentive, reasonable wine list but that is where it ends. The tapas menu looks good on paper but the food was really not very good and very expensive. I ordered the scallops and bison meatballs. The scallops were small and average in taste. The bison meatballs were of good size but were over cooked and tasteless. The creme brûlée was not very good either. I have had much better. The consistency of the creme was almost curdled. Disappointing. The chocolate cake was good though. I wouldn't go back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nice surprise”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

we were exploring the Byward market for a place to eat and happened to walk by Must. loved the ambiance. loved the service. and the food was excellent too!

Visited May 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Food…Terrible Service”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Arrived here to find a homeless person walking around downstairs. Server told us he comes here often. We were tempted to leave however decided to stay based on people who raved about the food! The food was very good however it took around 1 hour to get each course. Very slow. Also they call it a wine bar however there are no really a lot of wines by the glass. However very good food.

  • Visited May 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A decent dinner”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Visited Must for an early dinner (5pm) on a Saturday. The restaurant was very quiet at this time – we were the only ones in the area they sat us for the first 30 minutes or so.

Between the two of us we shared four of the Small Plates. They were all tasty, but lacked in a few areas.

- Duck Poutine: large portion, very tasty, but quite heavy/rich. We felt this was the best dish of all four we tried.
- Bison Meatballs: the goat cheese & sauce on the plate were the best parts. Unfortunately we found the meat too dry.
- Prosciutto Flatbread: very good flavour, generous portion, but we found this dish extremely salty.
- Layered Mozzarella: delicious dish, our only complaint was that the tomato pieces were diced and the crostinis provided were filled with holes. That made topping a crostini with the tomato pieces nearly impossible.

The truffle chips provided to the table at the beginning of the visit were very good.

Overall we were pleased with the experience, but wouldn’t necessarily rush back. It was good, but not above & beyond. Our waitress was very nice and checked in on us regularly.

  • Visited April 2014
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