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 some new additions to the partnership team, Mike Bouris and Matt Moore.
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, Matt Moore and Brian Kilrea
- March 22nd, 2016
Dining in the Dark 7 – Unseen Cuisine (In support of the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind) Monday, May 16th 2016 $35 per Ticket 5:00pm & 7:30pm Doors Open...
- March 11th, 2016
Friday, March 25th 7:00am – 9:00pm Saturday, March 26th 7:00am – 9:00pm Sunday, March 27th 8:00am – 9:00pm Monday, March 28th 8:00am – 9:00pm *We will have our popular...
- February 16th, 2016
All February we will be participating in Beau’s FeBREWary! A new beer from Beau’s Brewery, every week, all month long. A five-week midwinter celebration of all things craft-brewed. We’ll have each new specialty...