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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

#126 of 2,309 Restaurants in Ottawa
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228 preston Street | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-565-3279
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: A fantastic selection of fresh shucked oysters, Alberta AAA Sterling Beef...
A fantastic selection of fresh shucked oysters, Alberta AAA Sterling Beef & Japanese Kobe Beef, fresh fish and seafood, all served with a New Orleans flair. Take the historic foundation of Creole Louisiana style cuisine, combine it with fresh local ingredients to create the most delectable flavour combinations, and that is what you find at Big Easy's--great food, wine, and service in a relaxed warm environment.A thoughtful wine list has been carefully chosen to compliment the tastes of Louisiana. Stop in for some oysters and a sip of fine wine at the fun & energetic oyster bar, or you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere in the dining room.
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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We took the chance, how lucky we were!

We are two couples that we get together once a year, before Christmas or early in the New Year. It is our tradition, celebrating more than 15 yearsof friendship. We go for a nice dinner and a lively conversation. We were so luckyto discover this restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere and an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DannyPC2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are two couples that we get together once a year, before Christmas or early in the New Year. It is our tradition, celebrating more than 15 yearsof friendship. We go for a nice dinner and a lively conversation. We were so luckyto discover this restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere and an extensive (on the expensive side) menu. Tasty, meal... More 

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1 Thank DannyPC2015
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recently there for a nice dinner for the first time and I couldn't believe how delicious the food and drinks were. I recommend the calamari as an appetizer and the tenderloin steak as your main course. There is no amount of stars that can compare to how awesome this place is. I give this place 6 stars, no... More 

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Thank Tyler K
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our 20 anniversary last evening and we selected Big Easy as a place were we could relax, enjoy a couple of drinks and have a nice meal. We had both eaten there in the past (lunches only) and our recollections were that the luncheon food was quite decent and it would be worth giving their... More 

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Thank Douglas S
Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We drive from Montreal twice a year to spend a weekend in Ottawa. This restaurant is always on our Friday night must make reservations and eat list! The wine list is extensive, the food amazing (I know some great places in Montreal) and the best seafood and steak you can get. Every visit we try something different but the best... More 

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Thank AnitaGlennPilot
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Big Easy's is always my "go-to" place for special occasions and treating out of town guests. They never disappoint! Steaks are aged and cooked to perfection with a wide range to suit every taste and budget. Fabulous seafood, great sides, and always fresh oysters. If you love a good Caesar cocktail they make one of the best -- complete with... More 

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Thank Caroline S
Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I though the atmosphere was pleasant,and the wait staff excellent. The restaurant was full and everything seemed organized and relaxed. The meal was well paced. I'll briefly go though some of the items ordered: 6 oz crab crusted filet- very nicely cooked to order/well seared- crab was delicious. shrimp scampi and grits- this was a sleeper hit- the scampi were... More 

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Thank LesB114
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Earlier this month we had our corporate Christmas party at the Big Easy. Ross Tyrell (owner), Jessica (chef), Johnny (bartender extraordinaire), Andrew (overseeing all dinner service) and and the whole staff made our party a great event. The attention to detail, appetizers and entrees were all above our already high expectations. Fabulous food, outstanding service, live band all made for... More 

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Thank Joanne H B
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I had been looking forward to visiting this restaurant for some time. My best friend chose it to celebrate his 50th with our better halves. Atmosphere was very nice and menu looked great. My wife and I shared crab cakes as an appetizer or should I say crab cake. It was tiny and singular and $14! It tasted fine but... More 

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Thank raken1
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Had dinner at the Big Easy the food was terrible however the service was very good. I ordered a rare steak which had not been seared properly and served on top of soupy, gluey mashed potatoes that I had to scrap off my steak (very unappetizing). I also ordered scampi which was completely overcooked and dried out. As a seafood... More 

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Thank Eddybear31
Wimborne, Dorset
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I visit Ottawa regularly and usually dispair at the enormous menus at local restaurants. We visited Big Easy's restaurant on a Wednesday evening and after the nice welcome, we had a fondue starter to share. Really good. Two of us had the scallops which were perfectly cooked - so easy to overcook scallops. Good salads too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 228 preston Street | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-565-3279

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 99
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

A fantastic selection of fresh shucked oysters, Alberta AAA Sterling Beef & Japanese Kobe Beef, fresh fish and seafood, all served with a New Orleans flair. Take the historic foundation of Creole Louisiana style cuisine, combine it with fresh local ingredients to create the most delectable flavour combinations, and that is what you find at Big Easy's--great food, wine, and service in a relaxed warm environment.A thoughtful wine list has been carefully chosen to compliment the tastes of Louisiana. Stop in for some oysters and a sip of fine wine at the fun & energetic oyster bar, or you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere in the dining room.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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