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About Us

Hello Ottawa, Murray Street here. We have some news.

Murray Street Kitchen Wine Charcuterie will be closing its doors on Dec 31st 2016. Our last service will be New Year’s Eve. Stay posted for details.

We have had a fantastic ride over the past eight years and can’t begin to say how grateful we are for the people we’ve met along the way. Local farmers and suppliers, our unbelievable staff and of course you, Ottawa, the great people that have walked through our doors and supported our dream on a daily basis.

Murray Street has accomplished so much in its existence and we are very proud of the culture and people that surround us. We leave behind a strong legacy of kitchen grads that now have spots of their own. We have introduced many great farmers to city folk and Chef Mitton has been a leader in the culinary community with his Farm to Fork and Nose to Tail style of cooking. We sincerely hope this trend gets even stronger as new restaurants emerge.

We want you to know this is not a sad time - we are simply moving forward and sometimes that takes us in different directions. Chef Steve Mitton is not done sinking his culinary teeth into Ottawa and we’re sure Ottawa is not done with him. We want to truly celebrate these next four months as a team and hope we can count you in! Watch for our exciting special dinners and events this fall to celebrate all things Murray - past, present and future.

Murray Street will be business as usual up and until the 31st of December 2016.
Lunch Wed- Fri 11:30-2:30
Brunch Sat-Sun 11:00-2:30
Dinner Mon-Sun5:30-10:00.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Picture, if you will, a parade of muddy, plaid strewn, gumboot wearin' farmers, whole pigs, lambs, rabbits and ducks in tow, trudging through a downtown Ottawa restaurant. This is any given night at Murray Street KWC. These farmers & artisanal food makers adorn the pages of our menu as if it were an agricultural tabloid depicting the « who's who » of the local Ottawa restaurant food scene.

We are always trying to further the local food movement through our menu, social media & special events. We feel that this is the backbone of our Canadian Culture and will do whatever it takes to promote, pursue and preserve this style of cooking and this way of living.

We epitomize 'Canadian Comfort' in all it's maple soaked, curd topped, wood smoked glory. From head to tail, field to table & farm to fork. So take down that classic Canadian family portrait, stuff it with meat and cheese, wrap it with bacon and serve it proudly while Stompin' Tom Connors serenades you from a set of rusty ol' speakers.

We are Murray Street.

We are Canada.

Paddy
Whelan

Owner/Operator

Name: Paddy Whelan

Occupation: Owner/Operator

Birthplace: St. John’s, NFLD

Favorite Power Ranger: Those guys in the belfry that heckle Kermit the Frog

Paddy Whelan has been operating restaurants in eastern Ontario for 15 years and a Stratford Chef School Alumnus. With his extensive experience, Mr. Whelan knows both business and food well. Whelan states that “One of the reasons why we chose the name ‘Murray Street’ was to pay tribute to the incredibly rich and authentic gastronomic experience being developed on this particular street in the Byward Market. Rather than looking at our neighbouring restaurants as competition, we’re thrilled to be a part of what’s happening here in what we like to call ‘gastro-alley’. There’s a real sense of integrity, and this is another of the main reasons why chose this location. As part of this community, we’re hoping that we can do some interesting things together and that collectively we can help Ottawa look in their own backyard for the season’s best in food.”

Steve’s bio of Paddy:

Paddy aka Big Daddy aka Nick Nack Whelan

an only child of prestigious pub owners in NF, Paddy was primarily raised in the wilds of St. John’s Harbour by an unruly pack of wharf rats where he grew a fondness and deep seeded appreciation for all things salted, boiled and deep fried.

Inspired by his mother Pat’s fierce will and determination he mastered the art of front of the house bouncing, serving, managing and general intimidating while living in Picton, ON.

As not to be bullshitted by the unkempt riff raff that generally populate the kitchens of modern eateries world wide, he studied the craft of fine Upper Canadian cuisine at Stratford Chefs School and then quickly earned the respect of his now partner Chef Steve by pin-boning a whole side of Atlantic salmon in under two hours.

Paddy leads his team with confidence and strength but most of all with his heart. His kindness, professionalism and overall tremendous girth leave a lasting impression on all that meet him. His hospitality is not to be missed…or else.

Steve
Mitton

Chef/Owner

Name: Steve Mitton

Occupation: Chef/owner

Birthplace: Fredericton, NB

Trade Secrets/Techniques: A pig farmer, fisherman and myself have your French-Canadian grandmother held hostage in the basement, and we’re not afraid to use her.

Steve Mitton was already well known in the Ottawa culinary community for his straightforward and uncomplicated regional fare well before the 2008 inception of Murray Street KWC. A graduate from the Culinary Institute of Canada in Prince Edward Island, Chef Mitton, in a twist of fate, began his chef career in Ottawa behind the stoves of Bistro 115, the same building that Murray Street is now housed. He has always looked for the season’s best from local farmers and suppliers that he has researched, and brings them unselfishly to his plates. He spent 16 years of his life in the Black Forest in Germany. Here, he was introduced (for the sole purpose of affording his own beer) to the art of butchery and charcuterie, the long-lasting influences of which show quite prominently throughout his menu. He also delivered pizza, to which he attributes his good nature, dazzling fashion sense and his uncanny ability to find your house.

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