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Valentine’s Day Ottawa 2021: Restaurants, Things to Do, Gift Ideas

Looking for a ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart? Here is a list of restaurants that are offering special Valentine’s Day meals, features or takeout this year; things to do or see; and gift ideas for Valentine’s Day Ottawa 2021.

Valentine's Day Ottawa 2021: Restaurants, Things to Do, Gift Ideas

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Restaurants offering Special Valentine’s Day Menus

BrookStreet Hotel

BrookStreet Hotel is offering a Valentine’s Dinner at Home for 2 on February 12, 13, and 14. Treat your sweet to a surf and turf dinner from the comfort of home! Includes soup, starter, main, and dessert for two. Priced at $180.

  • Veloute of Butternut Squash: maple syrup, roasted seeds, piment d’espelette, fried sage
  • Chicken Black Plum & Cider Terrine: chicken liver mousse, pain perdu, pickled cauliflower, plum gastrique, hazelnut
  • Steak & Lobster: rock lobster tail, shoulder tender medallion, roast vegetables, dauphinoise potato, bordelaise sauce
  • Creme Brulee: macaron, vanilla steeped berry salad

Fairmont Laurier

The Fairmont Laurier has a Valentine’s Dinner at Home available February 12 – 14. Priced at $189 for 2 or $299 with 1/2 bottle of Moet & Chandon.

Pick-up February 12, 13 and 14 between 12:00 noon and 7:45 pm. Order online through OpenTable or call (613) 241-1414.

North & Navy

North & Navy is offering a 4 course tasting menu as a take out option at $95 per person.


Baccanalle has a number of Valentine’s Day offerings.

They have a preorder (heat & serve and DIY) Caribbean menu available including things like make your own patties, jerk chicken and Hibiscus cocktails & mocktails – great vegan options too.


They are also offering a curated selection of curated gift bundles by local Black Artisan businesses. 


For pickup or delivery Feb 12 & 13 at or link in bio on IG at

Gray Jay

Gray Jay has a Valentine’s Day at home dinner for 2 for pickup. Available February 13 and 14 from 4:15 pm – 7:30 pm. Priced at $80 per person.

  • Celeriac Veloute/ Black trumpet/ Walnuts and allium
  • Fougasse/ Caramelized fennel/ Smoked Juniper butter
  • Fogo island Turbot and wild snow crab presse/ Seaweed/ Leeks/ Preserved Quebec citrus
  • Fermented Cabbage, Apple, Tarragon/ Butternut/ Au poivre sauce
  • Roasted pepper/ Oxtail/ Jus/ Zaccharie Cloutier cheese/ Beef tendon chicharron
  • Eclair/ Seabucktorn/ Black pine nuts/ Meringue
  • Bonbons
    Lilac and plum/ Miso salted caramel/ Sunflower praline

Soif Bar à Vin

Soif Bar à Vin in Gatineau, QC has a Valentine’s weekend dinner for 2 priced at $95. Available February 12 and 13 from 3 pm – 6:30 pm.

• Saumon fumé, crème fraîche à l’aneth, pain de seigle
• Terrine de gibier « en croute », moutarde aux coings, carottes marinées
• Poulet aux morilles, purée de pommes de terre
• Financier à l’orange sanguine

They also have another Valentine’s Day package priced at $150 for 2 people. Available February 12 and 13 from 3 pm – 6 pm.

  • Cellier – Déclinaison de saumons et de betteraves préparés façon tartare
    Vilains Garçons – Fior di latte frit, confit de tomates fumées, gremolata, salade diabolique à l’ail rôti
  • Rustiek – Caille grillée et laquée à l’abricot, purée de carotte, salade de fenouil et vinaigrette à l’estragon, jus
    Soif – Maltagliati, consommé de canard, boulettes de canard, rapini, huile chili-ail
  • Sélection de mignardises
    • Cellier –Macaron au chocolat *contient des noix mais emballé à part
    • Soif – Financier à l’orange sanguine *contient des noix mais est emballé à part
    • Rustiek – Profiteroles, baies d’argousier et guimauve
      Vilains Garçons – Pâte de fruits aux fruits de la passion

My Catering Group

My Catering Group has a Valentine’s Weekend menu for 2 people priced at $150.

Start off with a cheese and charcuterie platter, followed by a canapes kit, a main course with your choice of beef tenderloin, roasted black cod or handmade gnocchi, served alongside our arugula salad, market vegetables and loaded baked potato.

Finish off the meal with a white chocolate brownie and chocolate covered strawberries.

Want to elevate your dinner? Add on a 6oz. Lobster tail or seafood platter. They also have some local Ontario wines and beer for purchase.

They have two pick up slots per day available for this menu. Pickups are Saturday, February 13th from 10am – 12pm and 12pm – 2pm, and Sunday, February 14th from 10am – 12pm and 12pm – 2pm.

They are located at 430 Hazeldean Road, Unit 6, inside Head Office Ottawa.

Canal Ritz

Canal Ritz has a 3-course Valentine’s Day menu priced at $50 per person available for pick up February 12-14th.

The Loft

The Loft is offering Valentine’s Weekend Dinner for 2 ($200) featuring four delectable courses with wine.

Oysters: A dozen shucked fresh East Coast oysters + Champagne Mignonette + Fresh Horseradish + Hot Sauce + Citrus

Truffle Gnocchi: Hand made gnocchi + black trumpet mushroom + black truffle + truffle cream

Chateaubriand: Centre cut certified Angus beef + bordelaise + béarnaise + foie butter; Roasted root vegetables + Le Coprin mushrooms + mascarpone mashed bakers

Chocolate tart: Dark chocolate crust + chocolate ganache + raspberries + white chocolate shavings

Play Food & Wine

Play Food & Wine has a Valentine’s Weekend Meal Kit for 2 ($150) available February 13 and 14 from 12 – 6 pm.

The Wellington Gastropub

The Wellington Gastropub has a Valentine’s Day Set for 2 for pick up and reheat. Available February 12, 13 (4:30 pm – 7 pm) and February 14 (2 – 4 pm).

Food For Thought

Food For Thought, a non-profit organization, is offering a 7 course gourmet Valentine’s dinner for two ($300).

Prepared by Chef Nakul of Restaurant e18hteen, including a hand crafted love potion cocktail and sparkling wine.

Each meal purchased helps Food for Thought provide a Valentine’s day dinner to 10 households in need.

Louis’ Restaurant

Louis’ Restaurant offers heart-shaped pizzas all year long.

Hunter’s Public House

Hunter’s Public House has a Valentine’s Menu where you can mix & match starters, entrées and desserts as you please. Delivery and curbside pickup options available.

Mezzanotte Bistro

Mezzanotte Bistro has a Valentine’s menu to be enjoyed at home. Priced at $60 per person. $80 per person for rack of lamb or Filet mignon options. To pre-order, call them: 613-562-3978.

Gezellig Dining

Gezellig Dining has Valentine’s Day meal kits which includes a bottle of Blanc de Beckta sparkling wine, meal kit for two, and your choice of white or red wine!

Meal kits come with reheating instructions. Available for pickup or delivery February 13th & 14th from 12 pm – 6 pm.

Ayla’s Social kitchen

Ayla’s Social kitchen is offering a Valentine’s dinner for two at home. Please call or text 613-762-7297 to pre order your meal no later than Friday, Feb 12th. Their regular takeout menu is also available.
Pickup times available for Saturday or Sunday, Feb 13th & 14th.

Zak’s Diner

Zak’s Diner has a Valentine’s Day Special 💕 which includes:

✨ 2 Milkshakes
✨ 2 Mains, choices of Crispy Chicken Wrap, Classic Chicken Club, Banquet Burger, or the Goat Cheese Chicken Sandwich
✨ 1 slice of cheesecake

This exclusive Valentine’s Day Special will be available for ONLY $49.99 + tax. No pre-order is required. Regular menu is also available. Available for takeout + delivery.

Contact one of the following locations to place your order:
☎️ Zak’s Market (613) 241-2401
☎️ Zak’s Kanata (613) 435-5483
☎️ Zak’s Elgin St (613) 421-0038

Ishina (Nepean)

Ishina has an at-home Indian cuisine Valentine’s Weekend dinner available February 13 & 14. Priced at $100 for 2.

Mona’s Taqueria

Mona’s Taqueria has a Valentine’s Package for 2 ($80) available February 12 – 14.

It includes free delivery and has:

  • Guacamole and chips or Pico de gallo and chips
  • Rosca Taco with 10 tacos of 2 chicken, 2 pastor, 2 steak, 2 chorizo, and 2 cactus
  • Cheesecake
  • Two lime margaritas

Island Flava

Island Flava has a Valentine’s Takeout Dinner for 2 for February 13 ($49.99). It includes:

  • 2 meals or roti’s of your choice
  • 2 single cheesecakes
  • 2 Irish moss shakes

Metcalfe Golf

Metcalfe Golf’s Package for Two ($99) is available February 12 – 14. It includes:

  • Selection of Breads Served with Herbed Butter
  • “Love at First Bite” Salad for Two
  • Mix of arcadian greens, bouquet of cherry tomatoes, strawberries and mandarins, topped with raspberry vinaigrette.
  • One of each of these fabulous entrees:
    • Pollo Amaretto
      • Chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, roasted sweet peppers and asiago cheese topped with Amaretto Honey glaze and served with baby roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables.
    • Tender Filet Mignon
      • 8 Ounce filet of beef tenderloin cooked to perfection topped with a Ripasso red wine sauce and served with baby roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables.
  • One of each of these decedent desserts
    • Chocolate Irish Cream Cheesecake
    • Lemon Mousse Cake
    • Bottle of Pinot Grigio or Merlot

Contact Free Curbside Pick Up From 4:00pm to 6:30pm on February 12th – 14th.

Individual meals also available for purchase. Please call 613-821-3673 or email [email protected] with any questions.

La Ha Tacos

La Ha Tacos has a Surf’N Turf Special for pick up between 4:00 – 7:00 on February 14. Last day to preorder is February 13.


Luxe has a Valentine’s Weekend package for 2 to be enjoyed at home ($200).

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Here are places where you might find some cakes, desserts and treats for Valentine’s Day.


Jacobson’s Ottawa has a full range of Valentine delights in store.

Aux Delices Bakery Ottawa (Byward Market)

Occo Market

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Family Valentine’s Day Ideas

There are plenty of fun activities that you can do with little ones that are sure to make them feel the love on this special holiday.

Check out my post on family Valentine’s Day ideas to make the day exciting for both you and the kids.

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Ryan Young

Wednesday 20th of January 2021


I came across your page from a Google search and wanted to see if we can add our Hotel's takeaway Valentine's Day Dinner, which goes live this Friday. Please reply and I can send over our menu and details.

Thanks, Ryan Young Director of Sales & Marketing, Ottawa Marriott


Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Hi, yes can you please email the details or link it below.