For an overview of the city... Merlot, located on the top floor of the Marriot hotel in downtown Ottawa (corner of Kent and Queen) is a revolving restaurant with floor to ceiling windows, offering panoramas of the entire National Capital Region.

For a commanding view of Parliament Hill... Café du Musée, located within the Museum of Civilizations in Gatineau, just across the Ottawa River from downtown Ottawa, features floor to ceiling windows with a grand view of Parliament Hill.

La Bodega is cozy, and near a scenic area.