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The Cameron, Ottawa, ON

The Cameron

4.6
4.6
54 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Good for groups
The Cameron is the newest edition to the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club that was established in 1881. The Belmont, a tiny Old Ottawa South haunt known for its inventive plates and cocktails have partnered up with the OTLBC to turn the club’s second floor into The Cameron, a neighbourhood hangout with a cottage-chic vibe and a club-friendly menu. The tennis club has always pushed the motto of “your cottage in the city” so they ran with that theme, taking out the old-school banquet chairs and tables and replacing them with picnic tables and and long benches. Picture a big, friendly camp mess hall — but with better food!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 730-7207
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Phil Denny
  • Catering
    The Cameron prides itself in offering our clients a one-stop, party planning solution that provides delicious catering, full beverage services, event staffing and much more. We serve seasonally inspired and locally sourced contemporary food with culinary influences from around the world.
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful Mess Hall is located on the second floor of the clubhouse. The Mess Hall can comfortably seat 120 people and comes with additional space on the balcony, to be customized to your needs. The Mess Hall features a fully-stocked bar, an open kitchen concept, high ceilings, hardwood floors and plenty of room to dance the night away!
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

54 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The curry bowl was delicious! A wonderful spot. Sunday live music was a treat.

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  2. BonnieM

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very good but we made a reservation for 5pm and when we arrived, we were told the bar and restaurant don’t open until 5:30. It would have been good to know this ahead so we didn’t have to wait 30 minutes when arriving.

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  3. Canadatom

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very satisfying burgers & fish tacos. Chill evening on the upper deck. First rate, charming service

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best patio in the city! Great service - great food - lovely environment.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. Sitting outside on a beautiful night watching the tennis was fabulous. An extra bonus was the live music which was terrific!

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  6. Ryan

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch, self-serve style. Staff was very friendly and hospitable. Would be a great spot to come back for a cocktail on a sunny afternoon.

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  7. Carol

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and ambiance at our favourite tennis club! An ongoing tradition enjoyed once again with my family.

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  8. Mark

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Mother's Day Brunch. Had a breakfast buffet, and everything was delicious.

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  9. NealH

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cameron has a unique vibe, being the house restaurant at the Ottawa Tennis (and no longer Lawn Bowling) Club. The kitchen, a side project of The Belmont Cafe, produces a menu that is well above the standard pub fare, with several interesting, unusual dishes and many custom cocktails. Overall, a really fun and satisfying dinner!

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  10. GenB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance and decor were great. However the food was very disappointing. Not for foodies, this is chain restaurant level quality.

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FAQs

The Cameron is rated 4.6 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Cameron

176 Cameron Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 0X5

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Phil Denny
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 730-7207
  • Catering
    The Cameron prides itself in offering our clients a one-stop, party planning solution that provides delicious catering, full beverage services, event staffing and much more. We serve seasonally inspired and locally sourced contemporary food with culinary influences from around the world.
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful Mess Hall is located on the second floor of the clubhouse. The Mess Hall can comfortably seat 120 people and comes with additional space on the balcony, to be customized to your needs. The Mess Hall features a fully-stocked bar, an open kitchen concept, high ceilings, hardwood floors and plenty of room to dance the night away!
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