Play is the creation of Stephen Beckta and Chef Michael Moffatt of the renowned Beckta dining & wine. Our menu focuses on constantly changing small plates and large selection of wines by-the-glass.
Great tapas / small plate spot.
Good for a fancy quick lunch.
Gnocchi and octopus are excellent! Too much chips with the tuna tartare. Service is very good.
Try the Boar Sausage...fantastic!
The staff here is incredible - they really know their stuff re wine pairings. Play keeps things fresh with a rotating menu (though it wisely always keeps on some of its popular dishes)
Delicious but kind of stuffy and overpriced. Wish these kind of places didn't ruin tapas by making portions so small. That being said, a real treat taste wise!
Expensive wine, craft beer, cocktails. What's not to like?
Maybe I came on an off night or I ordered the wrong items but I found our plates a little boring. From all the good reviews it sounds like I'll have to give it another chance.
Everything is always top notch! Love this place!
Bekta restaurants are a safe bet. I had a great dessert that was a combination of different gelato flavours. Yum.
Not sure if an off night, but it took them 2 hours to get me 2 dishes. The food was mediocre tasting and extremely expensive for "appetizer" portions. I would not recommend to anyone
Get there quick, while the fiddleheads are still in season & on the menu. Going, going, gone #MyOttawa
Cheese plate is excellent. Hanger steak and procuiotto are delicious. Fun place.
Tuna + steak
Try the steak! Absolutely delicious and so worth it!
The beef tartare is fabulous!
A great place to experiment wit mixing and matching wine with the food.
Excellent! Great seasonal menu and choices for the daring and not so daring.
The blue hanger steak is to die for!
2 plats pour 20$ le midi! Tout est vraiment délicieux!
Dirty. Incredibly small portions. Low quality wine. But friendly stuff.
I can't even describe how much I love this place. The cheese plate after 10pm is a great value - especially if you ask for crazy pairings.
The ancient grains is a must!:)
2 dishes for $20 is the world's best lunch deal. Hello, gnocchi always.
I loved the food and wine pairing. Especially the gnocchi / pickled squash / sage / honey / mushroom / chard with the Thirty Bench. The pairing was exceptional.
The food is fabulous, the wine list, superb! I rarely go back to a place I went to once; I had the pleasure to go to Play four times and will go back again. Great with a guest or friends.
Super accommodating to gluten-free diners
Tweet about them, they'll tweet back!
Go for a romantic, late lunch on a Saturday. Any two items, $20. And try the 3-oz wine: great way to sample more than one vintage!
Hangar steak is great, we always have a selection of cheese, had pork belly for first time last visit and it is fantastic. I had Earl Grey creme brulee too - what a treat!
Hangar steak. That is all.
They are great with gluten allergies!! They substituted all bread with thinly sliced apple and it was great. I highly recommend this place. Try the pork belly, frites, and cheese plate!
They don't have any Peychaud's: Improvisation worked wonderfully. Thanx
Get the wine and cheese flight!
Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Drink this.
Can't go wrong with the Frites. The aioli is to die for. Switch it up and order a selection of cheeses for appitizer. You won't be disappointed.
Small portions ala tapas bar so if you're a hearty eater order many plates. We like the mussels and burger.
Come for the food and wine; stay for the mixology. Quality, fresh ingredient cocktails aren't yet common in Ottawa, but Play has tuned in to this resurgent social activity. Try the prosciutto, too.
Food is great, many delicious plates. Watch out though, the portions are small.
From 10pm to close, three wine flights paired with 3 cheeses only $20. Perfect late night snack :)
Great atmosphere, food was creative and very good. Portions are tapas style: count 3 dishes per pers. for a regular appetite ($12-15 each).
Try the hanger steak
Try the zucchini and the scallops.
Digby scallops were amazing today.
Tartare is the best in town ! Great ambiance!
The Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) is fantastic.
The sweatbread at this place is salty but good. The steak is over rated