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Domus Café

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Conscientious use of all-Canadian ingredients is a daunting mission, but the Domus Café succeeds. The melt-in-your-mouth foie gras and ostrich come from Québec, the asparagus, tomatoes, and fresh goat cheese from local farms. Ontario wines are offered as a matter of course. And what could be more Canadian than fiddlehead soup, Arctic char, and wild garlic? The menu changes with the seasons, the wild game dishes and root vegetables of winter giving way in summer to pickerel from the Great Lakes with fingerling potatoes, peaches, and cream corn. Organic beef comes with Yukon Gold fries and seasonal market vegetables.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 87 Murray St., Ottawa, ON
  • Phone: 613/241–6007
  • Location: Ottawa

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.

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    My wife and I had a negative experience at Domus. The food, overly priced was a disapointment thanks to poor quality meats. The boar was inedible and the duck was like chewing taffy. The server seemed detached from her surroundings. Most disappointing was that the "award winning" wine list gives inaccurate reports of Robert Parker ratings. I make no apologies for the fact that I trust Robert Parker's palate. But that all goes out the window when a restaurant is willing to attribute higher scores than what the wine was actually rated at. I contacted Chef Taylor via e-mail and he has ignored making response on this issue. His wine list still has innacurate information on wine ratings. To me this indicates a conscious effort to mislead. If the reataurant will mislead on that issue, they will certainly mislead you on the origin of their ingredients which is something even less verifiable than a Parker Wine Rating. My insticts are that there is No Way the boar and duck were supplied from a local farmer as the menu insists. Be especially careful in trusting this restaurant. If the meal I had is any sign, you'd be best to dine elsewhere.

    by subperfectmartini, 6/23/09

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