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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

228 preston Street | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-565-3279
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Ranked #42 of 2,140 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $99
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After a lot of research on-line, & this being our first visit to Ottawa, we decided on Big Easy's as one of our restaurant choices. We were NOT disappointed! I was originally very skeptical about their claim of having real Kobe beef, as it is extremely scarce in North America., so I e-mailed them & they assured me that their... More

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Brockville
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is definitely an upper class place. A little bit on the expensive side but they treat you as if you are in classy restaurant. The steak and scallops we had were both very good and the wine was pretty good too. We were there in late afternoon before it got busy and the service was great, This is a... More

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ottawa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My first time at the Big Easy and it was not a disappointment. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. He was treated to the Kobe steak and I had the seared nova scotia scallops which were excellent. One thing, both plates were very salty and we did mention it to the server. She was very nice and thoughtful - great... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Went in for dinner the other night, and can't stop saying great things about this place! Their staff is so accommodating and friendly! I had the scallops and my boyfriend had the blackened catfish. both were to die for! We'll definitely be going back soon and bringing our friends!

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Service got a 1 only because I could not vote lower. Never been spoken to so poorly when questioning ingredients. Will not go back and ensure nobody I know goes back.

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Leigh-Anne M, Manager at Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Michael Gee This is in response to your review you recently posted about a terrible experience at our restaurant. I have attempted to contact you personally to obtain more insight into the events, but given the severity of the review, we feel it necessary to address our concerns publicly. To begin, we are sincerely sorry if you were... More

Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My first time at the Big Easy and it was not a disapointment, my wife had the seared nova scotia scallops which were excellent, I had the catfish and it was also excellent, what can I say, I will be back agaln, very soon.

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ottawa canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Went for a few years and loved it. Disappointed a few times last year so quit going. Went tonight and it was great. Service was great and food was perfect. Back we go to our new place!

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Hull, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My 1st time at Big Easy's for an early dinner. Having such an appetizing menu made if difficult for me to choose. I settled on ordering the Seared Nova Scotia Scallops. Oh yeah.. these were the best scallops I've had. They were cooked perfectly (a quick hot sear) with a little salty bite, matched perfectly with the smooth coconut rice... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Whatever has changed - good work - and keep it up. We had the Scallops - perfectly done, perfectly carmelized, perfect sauce and bacon pairing, served hot, and adivise all to not pass this up....Quite simply, excellent. Paired the N.S. Scallop main up with the blackened catfish. The catfish was spiced well, if maybe a big underwhelming spicewise. Nonetheless, very... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I finally decided to try this restaurant for the Wagyu style beef, it was unbelievable. we had a business dinner and 2 of us tried the 6oz tenderloin. I have been a steak lover my whole life and had heard words of melt in your mouth well this was the one . everybody thought the their dinner was amazing and... More

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