When it opened in 1999, Benny’s soon became known as an unpretentious neighbourhood restaurant with great food. Voir Ottawa recently concluded that brunch at Benny’s is ‘undeniably the best gourmet 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.
Based primarily on fresh, local products, 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 at The Urban Pear, is an ardent promoter of slow food. His passion for local, seasonal food extends beyond the kitchen to the classroom of the Montessori School in the Glebe, where he runs an introduction to food and cooking course.
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.
Maître d’hôtel et Sommelier Yvon Foley ran the Agaric Restaurant in Chelsea for many years before coming to Benny’s in 2001.