About Us


Grounded has a ‘made-from-scratch’ philosophy - from the homemade 57 sauce to the DIY concrete bar top. Our name says it all!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner; Grounded features an entirely made-from-scratch kitchen prepared by culturally inspired chefs with a passion for great food. Pair your meal with a craft beer, cocktail, or vintage wine. We’re fully licensed in the dining room, the chef’s kitchen, and our street-side terrace. A space composed with repurposed and reclaimed materials; Grounded’s inventive décor creates a unique atmosphere that feels like home

We are an independent restaurant and take great pride in being a local business in Centretown. Owner/Operator Amir Rahim was raised in the Ottawa restaurant industry, and has established long-standing relationships for sourcing local ingredients and building networks within the Ottawa community. Amir takes a hands-on approach, and has built a team of staff that feels like family. We love it here, and we think you will too.