When it opened in 1999, Benny’s soon became recognized as a quintessential neighbourhood restaurant serving its guests with great food and without the pretentious atmosphere normally associated with the Ottawa fine dining scene. Voir Ottawa recently concluded that brunch at Benny’s is ‘undeniably the best brunch in town’.

Described as one of the best kept secrets of Ottawa, Benny’s 30 seats can be found at the back of The French Baker in the historic Byward market. Based primarily on fresh, local products and unhurried cooking techniques,  the seasonal menus are thoughtful and complemented by daily specials.

Benny’s opens everyday at 8 am for breakfast, viennoiseries and Illy coffee.

Lunch begins weekdays at 11:30 am.  On weekends, our busy brunch service begins at 10:30 am.  There is a modest selection of fine wines and small craft beers available.

Benny’s is run by a small team of dedicated people who prepare just about everything in-house.

Chef Scott Adams, who came to Benny’s in 2003 after having worked in several local and international kitchens, is an ardent promoter of slow food. His passion for local, seasonal food extends beyond the kitchen to the classroom where he provides professional culinary training to eager students of all levels.

Sous-Chef Maxime Farrell came to Benny’s in 2012.  Her commitment to detail and execution and to the styles and demands of Chef Adams has quickly elevated her to among the very best in Ottawa.

Our service manager and wine director Sandra Sauvé has brought a dedicated level of excellence to our team, detailing the often difficult task of pairing high quality service in a comfortable and approachable way.