Patio Season has begun and today we go to Murray Street


After a long and cold winter, it finally looks (and feels) like summer has hit the Nation’s capital. We've had a few nice weather days in a row and I know this because I found myself on having lunch on restaurant patios two days in a row. I couldn't help it! A true celebration of summer: good friends, great food and a gorgeous patio. Today the weather called us outdoors and we couldn’t resist going for lunch again. I took to twitter and asked our friend Don of @Foodieprints for suggestions. He quickly responded with a bunch of great options and today we chose Murray Street in the Byward Market. We arrived shortly after it opened, to find the charming, cozy patio tucked in behind the restaurant. You wouldn't know it was there from the looking at it from Murray Street, but it surely is a hidden treasure. It was exactly what we were looking for. There were a variety of cozy spots to choose from but we scored a table in the center that offered the best mix of  sun and shade.

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Chef Steve Mitton is known for his“farm to fork” and “head to tail" style and is a big supporter of locally sourced ingredients. The menu is a clear indication of this. There are so very many tempting charcuterie selections that can be paired with the best Canadian cheeses. It was so hot that I needed to find a refreshing drink to quench my thirst as soon as we sat down. I decided to make up my own mocktail of lemon/lime, OJ, pineapple, and club soda.

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Then we got down to business and ordered a few delicious sharing plates:

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Butcher’s Cobb Salad, bibb lettuce, smoked ham, Celtic Blue cheese, boiled egg, crispy onions, in-house ranch, $12

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Hand-cut spaetzle poutine, goat curds, beast gravy, $9

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We enjoyed our cold summer beverages and sharing plates over lunch while soaking up the sun, pork-infused decor and lovely fresh air! We’ll be back to enjoy Murray Street Kitchen again soon. Summer is definitely here so you can expect to see us out on another patio soon!

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MORE ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

Name: Murray Street
Address: 110 Murray Street
Telephone: 613.562.7244
Website: http://murraystreet.ca/
Reservations: Yes (Call)
Parking: Street parking or parking lots nearby