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Phi Bistro & Bar

Byward Market Area
French, Pizza, Bistro
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123 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5L9, Canada
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7:00 am - 11:30 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Seating

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
You are better off eating outside the hotel

Food selection was limited and prices were very expensive. Flavors were so, so. Wait time was reasonable.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Reston, Virginia
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

restaurant attached to our hotel great pizza and burgers also best quesadilla i ever had large portions good service comfy seating after a long days walking

Thank 82dalel
Reston, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Food selection was limited and prices were very expensive. Flavors were so, so. Wait time was reasonable.

Thank viajera_reston
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The food was ok. I ordered a burger and had the food to go (decided to bring it up to my hotel room as I had some work I wanted to get done while eating). Service was fine and I got a mini-ketchup bottle to bring up for my burger and fries. All in all it was an average visit... More 

Thank Ellen A
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371 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Attached to the hotel indigo on Ottawa. Have nice breakfast and serve evening meals. Breakfast we had was very mice with wide choice.

Thank adam_nwuk
Quebec City, Canada
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Breakfast here is not very good and service is terribly slow. And with so many choices around, there are not many incentives to eat here otherwise at lunch or dinner. I guess the only reason to come here is the bar, after a long day, when the service is much better and the atmosphere is not bad.

Thank Elmarto
Charlottetown, PEI
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322 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 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 

Thank HappyCanadian13
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161 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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 

Thank Professor04
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479 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 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's Cove, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Thank grousehunter01
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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: French, Pizza, Bistro


Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:30 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?