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Fare Blend

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Caribbean, African, Seafood, International
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337 Somerset Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0J8, Canada (Between Rue O'Connor and Bank St.)
Bus stops within 500 yards. Bus Terminal Station is within 1 mile from Destination Restaurant.
+1 613-567-3700
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Description: FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE TO DINING GUESTS & FRIENDS OF FARE BLEND ONLY...
FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE TO DINING GUESTS & FRIENDS OF FARE BLEND ONLY. FARE BLEND WILL OPEN ON MONDAY AND SUNDAY (OFF DAYS)FOR GROUPS WITH 8 OR MORE GUESTS, BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH SPECIAL MENU, AND FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. KINDLY CALL FOR RESERVATION.
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  • 51
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Had a fabulous flavourful meal while collecting our daughter from university. Beautiful dining room and very welcoming.the fish soup was amazing. All the tastes were complex and perfect. Cooked to perfection and exquisitely served. Not an inexpensive meal but worth every cent. For something special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
nstrav
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Nova Scotia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Nova Scotia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Had a fabulous flavourful meal while collecting our daughter from university. Beautiful dining room and very welcoming.the fish soup was amazing. All the tastes were complex and perfect. Cooked to perfection and exquisitely served. Not an inexpensive meal but worth every cent. For something special not to be missed.

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

Dear Guests. We once again Thank You for choosing to dine at FARE BLEND while away from Nova Scotia. You are the ones who make us a "True Destination Restaurant". Please remember that you now have a home, away from home. We look forward to welcoming you,hosting and serving you when next you are visiting Ottawa, our nation's capital city.... More 

Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
359 reviews 359 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Decided to try this local golden triangle restaurant for lunch with a group of woman and was not disappointed.The moment you walk through the door the hospitality begins. Greeted by Sandra, a wonderful maître d who ensured every detail of our experience was special. The décor is beautiful, relaxing and inviting. Able to try all of the offered lunch specials.... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest. To you and all your beautiful Lady friends, we say a Big Thank You. It is indeed a honour, as well as a Blessing, to have served and hosted such lovely people in your group. Your visit to FARE BLEND has been quite inspirational. We are grateful and much obliged. Keep On Enjoying & Living Life, after... More 

Ottawa, Ontario
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I went to Fare Blend yesterday evening (Saturday). What a beautiful restaurant, the ambiance is just perfect, and top quality. We are vegetarians, so we had their amazing soup, an entrée for our main meal and the dessert was exquisite, we shared it and they brought it in two plates. The wine and coffee were truly outstanding.... More 

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

Dear Guests. We once again Thank You for choosing to dine at FARE BLEND. Your lovely review recently posted on TripAdvisor is truly appreciated. Your request for more vegetarian options has been noted, and would be acted upon. We look forward to serving you once again in the near future. Stay Strong, Live & Enjoy Life...Always. Cheers. ONE LOVE......Dokita "D" More 

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Fantastic! Bravissimo! Encore! One of the most pleasant dining out experiences I have had in a very long while. This restaurant is now top of my list for best restaurant. I came with a colleague of mine for dinner and the moment I stepped through the door I was made to feel welcome. While I was waiting for my guest... More 

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

Dear Guest. We would like to start off by saying a big Thank you for joining us at FARE BLEND. Another big Thank you for taking some of your precious time to write such an amazingly wonderful review. Serving and hosting lovely people such as you and your colleague is truly a Blessing. Your visit to our establishment has again... More 

Gatineau, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This restaurant serves a fish soup with coconut and just enough hot pepper to make it interesting but not overwhelming. It is restorative if one is suffering a cold, and heavenly even if you're in great health. It equals the finest 'soupe aux poissons' one can get in a French restaurant, but is more to my taste much as I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

In simple terms, this restaurant is phenomenally great. Word can't even describe how we felt when we left the place. Service were great. They were very friendly, hard working and good hearted owners. The food was just amazing and yammy (a blend of African food with Caribbean food). Ambiances was just fantastic. I can honestly say this is the first... More 

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

Dear Guests. We thank you for taking some of your precious moment to write such a remarkable review. It has truly been a Blessing to have crossed paths with both you and your lovely wife. We look forward to serving you again in the very near future. Much appreciated. Best Wishes. ONE LOVE.... Dokita "D" More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Fareblend many times, it is one of a kind and we are lucky to have a place of its class in Ottawa, to start the the place is so well kept and very clean, the staff is all so kind and caring, the food is remarkable and so much effort put into every plate I would... More 

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

Dear Guest. We would like to thank you for joining us once again at FARE BLEND, and for sharing your thoughts with TripAdvisor readers. It is always a pleasure hosting and serving guests like you. We truly appreciate you. Always at your service. Enjoy & Live Life, Always. ONE LOVE More 

Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My date and I enjoyed a special evening at Fare Blend. The room is beautiful and comfortable. The service was very friendly. They graciously accommodated our request to split the appetizers and answered all our questions about the menu. The food was delicious, a creative fusion of cuisines - try the coconut fish soup!

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well let me start by saying, “Thank you” for the great friendly, courteous service. Our (my wife and I) experience was very nice. We arrived on a week night, during one of Ottawa’s first major snow storms. My wife had been trying to coordinate a “date night” since the end of last year, and our schedules seem to just collide.... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had the good fortune of returning to Ottawa recently and visited Fare Blend last evening after being away for almost a year. Our group of four were very pleased with the entire experience. Our food and service was impeccable and the elegant ambiance of this restaurant is rare in Ottawa. When you dine at Fare Blend be sure to... More 

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

Dear Valued Guests. Thank you for joining us once again at FARE BLEND. It is always a pleasure hosting and serving you. Live and Enjoy Life.. One Love More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 337 Somerset Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0J8, Canada
    (Between Rue O'Connor and Bank St.)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops within 500 yards. Bus Terminal Station is within 1 mile from Destination Restaurant.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-567-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 42
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, African, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE TO DINING GUESTS & FRIENDS OF FARE BLEND ONLY. FARE BLEND WILL OPEN ON MONDAY AND SUNDAY (OFF DAYS)FOR GROUPS WITH 8 OR MORE GUESTS, BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH SPECIAL MENU, AND FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. KINDLY CALL FOR RESERVATION.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?