8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday - Saturday
7:00am - 10:00pm
- Disabled Access
- Easy Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Gluten Free Available
- Children's Menu available
- Business Lunch
About Chances R Restaurant
In the spring of 1976, the Chances R first opened its doors in what was then called the Shopper’s City mall on the corner of Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue under the direction of the Ottawa 67’s Hall of Fame coach Brian Kilrea and shortly thereafter, Niagara College Hotel and Restaurant graduate Nick Bouris.
The restaurant was embraced immediately by the local community and quickly established its reputation in providing a casual dining atmosphere. Our menu offered a wide range of choices, with a strong emphasis of using the freshest and finest ingredients … a principle which holds true to this very day!
By the turn of the millennium, Brian and Nick began drawing up the blueprints for a new restaurant at the then future College Square. In March 2003, the newly designed Chances R opened its doors with unbound enthusiasm and with new addition to the partnership team, Mike Bouris.
Since then, the restaurant has received outstanding accolades and has served millions of customers. The Consumers Choice Award for “Ottawa’s Best Family Restaurant” had been awarded to Chances R for seven consecutive years. We are also extremely proud to be nominated in 2009 for the “Service Excellence Award” by the Nepean Chamber of Commerce and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Ottawa Restaurant Association.
To continue to improve, grow and innovate while being mindful of what brought us here in the first place. We pledge to continue to provide the finest ingredients in our meals with the same friendly service that you have been accustomed to for the past three decades.
Thank you for choosing ‘R’ restaurant.
Nick Bouris, Mike Bouris and Brian Kilrea
Despite how busy the restaurant was, hats off particularly to the kitchen staff. Our orders were taken quickly, and our meals arrived VERY promptly. When an order of fries arrived instead of a salad, it was again corrected VERY quickly. We all enjoyed our food.
Thanks everyone at Chances R especially our server Katie for great service and great food to celebrate my mother's birthday. Our table for 10 was well served all night. Thanks again.
Thank you for a wonderful 80th birthday dinner party experience for my friend. In my reservation I asked for a quieter corner if possible given the make-up of our group. You put us in near the bar and back against the partition which was perfect. The food was delicious and everyone in our party of 10 had a great time. When we were finished we asked for bills to be combined in various ways among a few of us, and our waiter accommodated that with no problem. Thank you, again, we look forward to our next visit.
We really enjoyed the Turkey dinner. The waiter we had was delightful
We had an excellent time at Chances R. The food was very good, service was quick and friendly and the dessert was fabulous.
Great vegan black bean meal. Thanks for making this sandwich Gluten Free as well.
We had a wonderful waitress. Very good service, warm and friendly. Food was very good.
Excellent in phase of the restaurant undertaking!
My favourite local place. I am there so often. Some of us were talking about the old place recently with the two sides.
We like the way the sitting is arranged, not too close to the other tables.
We all enjoyed our meals and the time we spent there. Thank you.
Great service! Very accommodating to my friend who has many food allergies. Really glad you have the gluten free menu, where it lists all foods that many could have allergies to.
Our Server, Bruno, (LOL - George) was excellent - we did not like the non-stem wine glasses and he managed to fine us some with stems! He provided excellent service! 5-star for sure!!!
Meals were good and service was quick and courteous. Very happy we held our event at ChancesR.
Good food. Reasonable price. Good service.
I would like to add at least five more stars to the "service" portion. Our waiter was outstanding! Wonderful experience once again. Thank you!
Our server was fantastic, the food was good as well. Thank you!
Consistently good service which never disappoints. You obviously stress polite, efficient service. No plastic for your take-out which we appreciate. Chances R has become a family favourite.
ChancesR is our ‘go to’ restaurant. The service and food quality are dependable and sooo good. The Arizona Wrap and Caesar Salad are fantastically yummy.
Had a lovely dinner with my 2 daughters before seeing a show at Centrepointe. Both service and food were excellent as usual!
My siblings and I always enjoy our monthly outing to the Chances R. The service, food and atmosphere are outstanding. We always sit in Judy's section, as she is our favorite server and we consider her part of our family. When we arrive, we are greeted by Judy with a big hug and that makes us feel like we have come home after a long absence. We also get a big hug when we leave, which makes leaving difficult. At least we know that we can look forward to our next visit and more of the same. The Chances R has sort of become our 2nd home. Thanks for everything you do for us.
Always enjoy! Customer service is great.
Absolutely GREAT service!
Amazing as always.