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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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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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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    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
A Nice Dinner Out

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
gilk057
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Ottawa, Canada
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were two couples, out for a casual late Saturday meal. I made reservations. They were pretty full, but made an effort to fit us in, which is always appreciated. Drinks were generous and the liquor is top quality brands. Appetizers included crab cakes, beef tartar served with egg and calamari. Mains included steak for me and the other gentleman,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

As part of a Ottawa skating weekend, we and friends wanted a good steak dinner downtown Ottawa. Reservations for early evening needed I believe. Oysters on the half shell were great, and enhanced by the house-made sauces. Steaks were excellent, dessert was divine and our waiter was able to find a pleasing substitute for the Red wine we chose, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Been there twice and both times the food was great; ended up having three courses both time. A must visit if you want good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

went with group of people and we shared several appetizers all which were very good. Raw oysters were fresh and priced to market (not cheap not more expensive). Tartar, coconut shrimp, scallops, beef tenderloin were all good. The best was my seafood fondue which was rich and filled with seafood. Honestely best I've have, better than Montreal, Quebec, Maggog. Highly... More 

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Ottawa
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My first time at Big Easy, Preston street. Not what I expected especially in Little Italy. Good food, friendly staff, I was impressed. The decor, setting and mood was what I expected . A little overpriced for what you get but worth it for a special occasion. I think the Big Easy is average , I was not awed ,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Chose this place through Tripadvisor, went two couples for the first time. The server was excellent, the atmosphere very busy and exciting, the food was pretty good. A mix of steak and seafood, all very tasty, well presented, enjoyed the three bottles of wine.....a fun time!

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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

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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