The Merlot Rooftop Grill, a long time favorite restaurant in Ottawa, Ontario is no longer operational. Located in the Ottawa Marriot hote, for years, this was one of Ottawa's most famous special occasion restaurants. The rooftop restaurant was closed to make way for a new event facility at the Marriot. More information on this event facility can be found here.
For those of you hoping to take in a fine dining experience in Ottawa, we would like to offer you some alternative suggestions on places you can go for recommendations.
To start, you may want to have a look at the likes of Urban Spoon or Trip Advisor where you can find a number of reviews and recommendations for different types of food ranging from traditional Canadian cuisine to steak houses, seafood, asian food and more. One good tip is to take some of the reviews with a grain of salt... Often times these sites are manipulated with false reviews so it may be hard to trust them.
Another great resource is from the folks at Ottawa Events. If you check out their Ottawa restaurants section you'll find a list of popular restaurants along with a special "restaurant deals" area where they feature daily or weekly specials from various restaurants in the city. Most of the deals feature your traditional pub fare type food, but it is still a great resource if you are looking for a budget friendly option.
There are also some great bloggers out there who travel to various Ottawa restaurants and give their professional (or semi-professional) reviews and opinions. Check out the folks at Ottawa Foodies and Adventures of an Ottawa Foodie for some great reads and recommendations on specific dishes that you may not neccessarily have otherwise thought of trying.