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Murray Street

Hot Dining: Patio Season

Le Café at the National Arts Centre offers great views of the Rideau Canal.

The sun is shining. The drinks are cold. All you need is a patio. Try one of these popular outdoor dining spots.

Canal Ritz
375 Queen Elizabeth Dr. (Glebe)

The Courtyard
21 George St. (ByWard Market)

Murray St. Charcuterie
110 Murray St. (ByWard Market)

Pancho Villa
361 Elgin St. (Downtown)

Le Café
53 Elgin St. (National Arts Centre)

Al fresco Dining in Ottawa

When the sun is out, all we want is a good patio. Here are four picks for enjoying a meal in the great outdoors.

The Courtyard Restaurant is known for their charming patio

Courtyard Restaurant
Their haute-cuisine menu brings class to the outdoors. Tucked away from the bustle of the street, their cobblestone patio is one of the city’s most beautiful outdoor dining spots. 21 George St. (ByWard Market), 613-241-1516. www.courtyardrestaurant.com

Malone’s Lakeside Grill
Said to be the best perch for a view of Dow’s Lake, their panoramic patio has an outdoor bar and covered seating area. The signature baked wraps are a must-have summer treat. 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr. (Dow’s Lake Pavilion), 613-567-2254. www.malonesgrill.ca

Murray Street
You won’t be thirsty for long with more than a hundred items on their drink menu. Try the gourmet poutine. 110 Murray St. (ByWard Market), 613-562-7244. www.murraystreet.ca

Pancho Villa
Rumoured to have some of the best fajitas in town, their sangria is also wildly popular and a must-have during patio season. Especially popular on weekend evenings. 361 Elgin St. (Downtown), 613-234-8872.