Sur Lie Restaurant is Located on the ground floor of 110 Murray Street, in the heart of the bustling Byward Market neighbourhood. Sur-Lie is just large enough to contain the energy and enthusiasm of owner Neil Gowe. The intimate 40 seat, 800 square feet space, allows each plate to be crafted with painstaking care. From handmade pasta to greens grown on the rooftop terrace, every aspect is lovingly prepared to ensure that guests experience the best Ottawa has to offer.
Along with Gowe, who has worked in kitchens across Canada and left his position of executive chef at Luxe Bistro to bring his creative vision of modern local cuisine to life, the Sur-Lie team has cultivated a dining experience that integrates the sophistication of French technique and the unassuming character of Canadian ingredients.
“The inspiration for Sur-Lie comes from the farmers’ market that shows off the richness of local producers”
The restaurant has found a balance between the sophistication of fine dining and the unforced charm of a cozy neighbourhood bistro. A selection of Old World and New World wines and handcrafted cocktails compliments seasonal menu. Guests can enjoy drinks and appetizers at the bar or share an exceptional meal with friends and loved ones while watching the clamor of the city go by.
“The inspiration for Sur-Lie comes from the farmers’ market that shows off the richness of local producers,” says executive chef, “Rather than being tied to traditional expectations of French cuisine, the menu constantly adapts to reflect what is in season and boasts ingredients prepared at their peak of excellence.”
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