We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

#89 of 2,218 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
228 preston Street | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-565-3279
Website
Improve this listing
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 149 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Birthday dinner

Went to dinner to celebrate my husbands birthday. This is our third visit there and as always we were happy with the food and service. There is always a choice for everyone and I have tried 3 different dishes each time. The calamari is excellent and the shrimps with grits is a must try. Well done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Anna F
Add Photo Write a Review

149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Hawkesbury, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We wanted to experience this restaurant. The service was courteous, friendly and at a good pace. The food did not impress us. The entrée of mussels although tasty was cold, the vegetables were overcooked. The fish was dry and the Cajun plate was over spiced. Overall our appreciation was that the restaurant was overrated and overpriced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went to dinner to celebrate my husbands birthday. This is our third visit there and as always we were happy with the food and service. There is always a choice for everyone and I have tried 3 different dishes each time. The calamari is excellent and the shrimps with grits is a must try. Well done Big Easy, we will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Interesting food, expertly prepared. Polished, professional service. Louisianan cuisine in little Italy; this place is a hidden gem. We will be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our second visit to this great location, cannot say enough about the great service and excellent food choices. I had the Commodore Tenderloin that is close to the best thing I have ever eaten. Definitely recommend for a good night out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Service was amazing, from the person who seated us, to Scott, our server who was knowledgeable, warm and attentive. Try the calamari sautéed, the catfish étouffé with shrimp and crab and the blackened salmon with shrimp and crab, served with perfectly cooked fresh vegetables. It's a great place to celebrate a special occasion or for no specific reason at all.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We reserved a table for five at The Big Easy for my daughter"s 19th birthday. I told the person taking the reservation we would be bringing a birthday cake. Service was very slow. It took a long time to get our drinks and so long for our appetizers (2 orders of coconut shrimp) I thought they had forgotten them. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse also viewed

 

Been to Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Ottawa, Canada
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?