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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

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228 preston Street | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-565-3279
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 4
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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
Customer Satisfaction to the Max

I can not say enough just how impressed I am with the customer service I recieved. One of the dishes we ordered was not prepared very well. When aked how our meal was we politely told the waiter that this dish was not that impressive. From that moment on he made every effort to make it up to us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I can not say enough just how impressed I am with the customer service I recieved. One of the dishes we ordered was not prepared very well. When aked how our meal was we politely told the waiter that this dish was not that impressive. From that moment on he made every effort to make it up to us. This... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I can't comment on the pricey full-service restaurant although the menu looks promising with its variety of beef and seafood dishes, many with a Louisiana touch. However, the bar menu, with its emphasis on small dishes, is outstanding both in quality and in price. And the booze is fairly priced if you want a drink.A good place for a pre-theatre... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Take a trip to N'Orleans in the middle of little Italy, we loved the wonderful jambalaya flavours and crab cake. The oysters were fresh and delicious as was the crab and shrimp dish, and the child portion was copious. Only wish they offered 1/2 bottles of white wine.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were impressed our first visit here with quality and quantity of the appetizers and main dishes. We went seafood and had crabcakes, calamari, salmon and scallops. All of these were perfectly prepared and despite our best efforts, we still had leftovers to take home for the next day's lunch. Service was fast and friendly. We will be back

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visiting Ottawa for an extended weekend we decided to move beyond our typical choices in the Byward Market area and try Big Easy's in Little Italy- very glad we did. Service was perfect- very attentive and personal without going over the top. The food was very nice- Atlantic Salmon in Ponchartrain sauce was spectacular- note - if you are planning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were in town fot the marathon and stopped in for our last dinner in town. The food was incredble, and our server was THE BEST! It was by far the best meal we had during our stay and hope we can stop by again sometime soon !

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I ordered the Jambalya and it tasted like cheap pasta sauce (hunts I believe) with lack of spice and very small slices of meat. This was terrible and a true disappointment. The waiter did not offer an alternative and I was charged full price for something I hardly ate....worst $30 I ever spent.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My Wife and I went to Big Easy last week for a date night. We were seated right away as we had reservations. I had the 1/2 dozen oysters of the day which were very good. This place was a bit noisier than we expected but after all...It's New Orleans. I would say that the overall price was a bit... More 

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Kanata, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you ever have to choose your last meal, not a bad idea to order from here. My all time faves include the scallops and tuna but the steaks are also worth the price. There is no description fine enough for the tuna or scallops. If heaven has a buffet, please let Big Easy's food be on it!!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I booked here because I was taking a friend to the Gladstone theater, just around the corner, to do the standard dinner and a show. The service was fast and friendly the food was outstanding, and it was a great beginning to a great evening.

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Additional Information about Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

Address: 228 preston Street | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 613-565-3279
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 99
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

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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