Reviews for Carben Food + Drink in Ottawa, ON

Marie-Eve Giguère 1 year ago

Carben Food + Drink has been on my list for some time and it was worth the wait. ? Friendly knowledgeable service staff.... Beautiful crafted cocktails, elegant plating, fresh seasonal ingredients, well balanced plates. Overall, wonderful evening bothpleasing on the eyes and palates. We highly recommend. Read more

Oliver B 1 year ago

Went to Carben for another great evening. As always the food on the degustation menu was outstanding. We enjoyed each course... equally. It was a perfect flow with proper portions, flavours, textures and artfully presented. The miatake mushroom dish andflank steak were exceptional. We have been here at least 8 times and I've never been anything but impressed. CHEF Kevin and hisbrigade always excel. Caroline's desserts are always works of art and delicious. Her Chocolate truffle was a nicefinish. Service was quick and efficient and very pleasant. My only critique was the wine matching as 2 wines were mixed up onthe service and the pours were a bit lacking for a 70$ tasting.I also personnally like to see the bottle of wine im beingpoured. Makes the experience that much better. Perhaps it helped them expedite the service quicker, but thats just me. I'dprobably just order a bottle next time. Anyways always a pleasure eating here. See you all again soon. One of Ottawas best restaurants and one of our favourites. Read more

Joyce Chan 1 year ago

Absolutely amazing food, service and atmosphere! We booked the restaurant to host our wedding reception. From the start they... were so easy to communicate with and easy going with planning. The menus they created blew all the guests away and peoplecouldn't say more positive things about the experience! We will definitely be returning for their food!! Wonderful restaurant,wonderful staff, wonderful food. Read more

Chris Warkentin 1 year ago

We've been to Carben several times and never been disappointed. As always we did the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings.... Every dish is plated with care but still aiming to be wholesome "real" food rather than excessively precious haute cuisine. Thewine pairings were thoughtful and highlighted every course. It's a strange thing for us to focus on because we're not normallydessert people but the pastry chef is an absolute genius. The desserts alone are worth the visit. Read more

Jay Estrela 1 year ago

Fantastic! We came here for our anniversary and really enjoyed it. Nice little place. Great atmosphere, service, and most... importantly, the food is amazing. Cocktails were tasty. We had the salmon small plate as an appetizer. It was very tenderand melted in your mouth. I had the steak and it did not disappoint - my first time having the tender "butcher's cut". My wifehad the duck, which was similarly tasty and well-plated. We tried a couple of desserts, which again, had multiple flavours. Isurprisingly really enjoyed the mixture of the espresso with the vanilla bean ice cream; nice and complex. Recommend you checkit out if ever around Hintonburg. Read more

LP J 1 year ago

2022 03 19 - A very nice discovery! The octopus was impeccable. Loved the mix of flavors. Whether it was the duck, beef or black... cod, everyone enjoyed it. Well crafted dishes. Beautiful presentation and attention to detail. Efficient service. Very niceevening. We will be back. Read more

Lylia Xiao 1 year ago

We got the 8 course tasting menu for 85$ per person which consisted of 6 savoury courses followed by 2 desserts. The dishes were... beautifully plated and incorporated Asian flavours and ingredients. The savoury courses were filling, but we did find most ofthem to be on the saltier side. We really like their desserts which were not too sweet as well as their cocktails! Follow me onInstagram for more food content: @lyliaxfood Read more

Ashley 2 years ago

A must experience!! Food so beautiful you almost don't want to eat it, but so delicious that you can't help but want more.... Relaxing environment and the staff were so warm and welcoming I felt like I was and old friend returning for a visit. Willcertainly come back every season to enjoy what they come up with on the menu! Thank you for such a lovely time. Read more