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337 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P0J8, Canada
+1 613-567-3700
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Ranked #5 of 2,194 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $45 - $45
Cuisines: African, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Between Rue O'Connor and Bank St.
Transit: Bus stops within 500 yards. Bus Terminal Station is within 1 mile from Destination Restaurant.
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English first
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Best search have ever done!! what a great space, amazing atmosphere, chef Dr. D and Sandra were attentive and food was to die for!! You guys made my birthday dinner a blast and what a good surprise!! There even have a parking at the back of the restaurant....how cool. My partner Mark and I were blown away!

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191SandraS913, General Manager at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear Guest. WOW! What a Blessing to have served and hosted you and your loved one. We thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a beautiful review, and sharing your experience at FARE BLEND with Trip Advisor . We are so glad that your search for a true destination restaurant, led you to us at... More

Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a recent dinner here with two friends and it was superb. The enjoyment started with a great international selection of beers with something for everyone. I had an interesting ginger beer. The food influences are very Western African and made for a very enjoyable change. The appetizer I selected was honey beans on a slaw with sweet fried plantains,... More

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191SandraS913, Manager at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear Guest. We are so grateful and humbled by your remarkable, accurate and precise review. We sincerely thank you for taking the time to share your experience at FARE BLEND with the Trip Advisor community. It has been a honour and pleasure to have served and hosted such lovely people like you and your friends. Please come visit us again... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Ottawa from Toronto for the weekend and decided to have dinner here on a Saturday night. First and foremost the service was wonderful. The chef was incredibly attentive and took the time to explain the menu and recommend some favourites. The restaurant felt like home and was beautifully decorated. This would be a perfect... More

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191SandraS913, Owner at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear Guests. We sincerely thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and overall review of FARE BLEND, with Tripadvisor. Moreover, we once again thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve both you and your lovely wife. Hosting beautiful people like you is so joyful and uplifting. Your review has been quite encouraging and inspirational, and... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

My parents had been coming here for over a month before I had finally convinced them to take me with them. The establishment was beautiful and had great Afro- Caribbean music. The food reminded me of my home and family. Best of all....it was on my 18th birthday! So thank you Fare Blend for the amazing memory. Definitely coming back... More

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191SandraS913, General Manager at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear Guest.. We thank you once again for joining us at FARE BLEND, and taking the time to share your thoughts with TripAdvisor readers. It has been a great joy and honour to have hosted you and your beautiful parents on your eighteenth birthday anniversary. We are always delighted to meet young people who appreciate our fine offerings at FARE... More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fare Blend is Ottawa's best kept secret. It has the best ambiance for a great romantic evening. The hosts are welcoming and you feel like you are part of the family. The food is delicious and well timed when you order the 4 course meal. Their soup is to-die for. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a... More

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191SandraS913, Manager at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinion about FARE BLEND with the TripAdvisor community. It is people like you that make FARE BLEND a "Special" destination restaurant, and for this fact, we are very grateful. We appreciate you appreciating us. Soon come eh! Remain Blessed. Live & Enjoy Life..........., Always. L= Live I= It F= Fully... More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

One of the best dinning experiences I've ever had. The food has surpassed expectations in terms of quality and quantity. Upon my entrance I was greeted by the rich and modern decor. The restaurant is extremely clean, staff extremely respectful,sophisticated, knowledgeable and extremely engaged. The live entertainment is certainly not lacking. If you're the type of person who enjoys the... More

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191SandraS913, Guest Relations Manager at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear Guest. We once again thank you for choosing FARE BLEND as your detination Restaurant. You are so "Right On" with your review, and it is much appreciate. Keep on Living and Enjoying Life.........to the fullest. Cheers More

Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I had a dinner date at Fare Blend this evening. The dining experience was exceptionally good. The quaint environment is ideal for a romantic dinner and the food was very well prepared and presented. Its important to visit Fare Blend when you are not in a rush and have time to take your time to digest and... More

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191SandraS913, General Manager at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guests. We would thank you once again for spending some precious moment with us at FARE BLEND. . It is quite refreshing and encouraging to know there still exists people who appreciate our fine offerings at FARE BLEND. We humbly and respectfully appreciate your lovely, precise and accurate review. We thank you for taking the time to share... More

Ottawa, Ontario
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While my overall review is on the negative side, there are definitely some nice things about this restaurant. The heritage house is beautiful, the interior is nicely decorated and very clean, the tables are not crowded together, we enjoyed the fireplace, and the chairs are comfortable. Given the rave reviews on TripAdvisor, we were surprised there was only one other... More

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191SandraS913, Owner at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear guest. We once again thank you for joining us at FARE BLEND. We are just a bit confused with whether you were writing a Diner's review or a business operations critic and recommendations! Regardless, as you clearly stated, your party (of 3) had mixed food reviews, and believed you did not receive value for the money spent. A total... More

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had dinner at the Fare Blend; the food was fine. A spicy root vegetable soup was very tasty, and the fish with a piquant tomato sauce was okay. But nothing that I could not prepare at home myself, which is always my gauge in whether I will return to a restaurant. The decor is very comfortable and elegant, and... More

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191SandraS913, Manager at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for dining at FARE BLEND, and your review has been noted. At FARE BLEND, we care about our guests, and this is simply why we always make sure that whenever a meal is not completely finished, we'd like to know why! Why? Because we want to make sure you are completely satisfied. In your case, we... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This restaurant provided a quality experience. The chef came to the table to insure that our meals would meet our individual needs. Overall the service and food couldn't have been better and the taste was new and eclectic. The quality of the restoration of the building itself is at a level seldom seen in Ottawa, the sound system was crystal... More

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191SandraS913, General Manager at Fare Blend, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guests. WOW !!! ...............FARE BLEND humbly and respectfully appreciate your lovely, precise and accurate review. We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with the world of Trip Advisor. Serving and hosting guests like you, have reinforced our belief that, YES, Ottawa does deserve to have a fine and unique restaurant such as FARE BLEND.... More

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Additional Information about Fare Blend

Address: 337 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P0J8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-567-3700
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Average Prices: USD 45 - 45
Cuisine: African, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Fusion

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