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Phi Bistro & Bar

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Byward Market Area
Pizza, Bistro
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123 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5L9, Canada
613-216-2909
Today
7:00 am - 11:30 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:30 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hotel Bars Should Be Convenient

I don’t expect hotel bars to be cheap, so this bar did not disappoint ($8 for domestic tap while room service was less than $6). However, I do expect them to be open. Last call before 10 pm, and I wasn’t alone in the bar. Seating isn’t comfortable, and the lighting is inappropriate for relaxing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Charlottetown, PEI
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301 reviews 301 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a rotini chicken dish. I requested the dish be piping hot since pastas cools so quickly and also requested chili flakes to add a bit of spice to the dish. 15 minutes later, my pasta was delivered piping hot and with a side of chili flakes. Phi is a good option if you were staying at the Indigo or... More 

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Welland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I don’t expect hotel bars to be cheap, so this bar did not disappoint ($8 for domestic tap while room service was less than $6). However, I do expect them to be open. Last call before 10 pm, and I wasn’t alone in the bar. Seating isn’t comfortable, and the lighting is inappropriate for relaxing with a book and a... More 

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Montreal
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283 reviews 283 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Super busy place. Waters that work here have full hands all the time. It seams very popular to grab a drink and snack here and sit around the bar or near by armchairs… I had calamari and they were prepared very good, I have waited for them almost half an hour, but, then, as I said, place was super busy... More 

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Cox Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of the few places to get a normal breakfast. Fast service but wide open dining no privacy. Better than takeout.

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Canterbury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My husband, daughter and I went to Phi for dinner. The waitress was great, very friendly and kind to our five-year-old daughter, which we really appreciated. I had the fettuccine alfredo with chicken and my husband had the rigatoni with chicken and pesto. Although the portions were adequate, my first reaction was that the sauce for my pasta was one... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place was great! The restaurant is located inside Hotel Indigo Downtown Ottawa so if it is raining like cats and dogs outside and you want a quick bite, Phi is the place to go. They even serve Starbucks coffee! I ordered the omelette where you get to have a choice of meat and two additional ingredients, I got the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Phi restaurant inside the Hotel Indigo Ottawa is a nice place to have lunch or dinner. I enjoyed several lunches and in particular the Caesar salad with grilled chicken.

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were staying in Ottawa Residence Inn Downtown and on a cold winter night decided to try Phi which is in the adjacent Indigo Hotel and can be reached without venturing outside. Overall the meal was okay but the billing of a gourmet restaurant is overdone. The salads ( a beet salad and a Caesar) were large, fresh the the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

They brew starbucks coffee right at the order..quick and efficient and not very crowded...you can pick up energy bars as well.

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Georgetown, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

love a place with few, but well prepared meals. had the pizza and breakfast and both were very good you can tell the food was not prepared, or warmed up and reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-216-2909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:30 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?