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Fare Blend

#12 of 2,189 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wine and Beer
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 6 OR MORE GUESTS, BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH SPECIAL MENU, AND FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. KINDLY CALL FOR RESERVATION.
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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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
A homely experience with diverse influence.

My wife got someones attention the other day because of her African dress, a conversation led to a restaurant recommendation, Fare blend. Eventually we decided to pay a visit. Although located on Somerset west in Ottawa, the restaurant is inconspicuous to passersby. We almost drove past it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Yaw Wasiu R
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife got someones attention the other day because of her African dress, a conversation led to a restaurant recommendation, Fare blend. Eventually we decided to pay a visit. Although located on Somerset west in Ottawa, the restaurant is inconspicuous to passersby. We almost drove past it. The inside of the restaurant was cosy and we were welcomed with a... More 

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

Dear Guest. We thank you, and your lovely wife for joining us at FARE BLEND. We also thank you for taking the time to share your views with the TripAdvisor community. Your comments are quite inspirational, and much appreciated. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. ONE LOVE. Live & Enjoy Life. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We attended for dinner and were surprised to find the place absolutely empty except for the server and chef. At time we felt as though the service was too personal - with the server listening in to our conversation and when seemingly working at the bar area then coming over and making conversation using information that had been overheard. While... More 

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

Dear guest. We thank you for dining at FARE BLEND. Your review is much appreciated, and your commentaries well noted. The concept behind FARE BLEND is quite original and not as commonly found. FARE BLEND is set up to promote a friendly, sociable and relaxed atmosphere, and not a place for eavesdropping and overly crowded ! Please note that we... More 

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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food was good here, if not great! We decided to try this place out one night just as a date, and the evening itself was very nice. Unfortunately, our good evening changed quite quickly once we got home and I was stuck in the washroom all night. I ate the seafood deluxe meal with the pepper soup and it... More 

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

Sorry, but we do not believe your review has been posted to the appropriate restaurant. On July 1, and which was just yesterday. Canada Day, we did not serve pepper soup ! Besides our Pepper Soup is only served and prepared by special request. This review is not valid. More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

It wasn't so much a dinner as a fine dining experience. It's been a long time since I have been this impressed with a restaurant. Just WOW.

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

Dear Guest. We once again thank you for joining us at FARE BLEND. Simply put, You Are The Best! Please come visit us again whenever you are in Ottawa. Our Home is Your Home. Wishing you and your loved ones, All The Very Best Life has to offer. Nuff Respect & Stay Blessed. ONE LOVE. More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Goes above and beyond. Flavours are superb. One of the best meals you can have in Ottawa. Be prepared to wait a long time for your food. It is made fresh.

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

Dear Guest. We thank you for joining us at FARE BLEND, and for taking the time to share with the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to serving you again in the very near future. Live & Enjoy Life. ONE LOVE. More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Service wonderful. Food amazing, Atmosphere elegant, Fare Blend is a special place in Ottawa, the service is one of a kind the staff is very caring for all your needs, the food is out of this world, perfectly seasoned and all the dishes are made to perfection, the atmosphere is relaxing and very well decorated in a heritage house that... More 

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

Dear Guest. Wow! Thank you for such a remarkable review. We have truly been humbled by your commentary. Please come visit us again soon, and until then, remain Blessed.. One Love & Nuff Respect. More 

Ottawa, Canada
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife and I went to Fare Blend to celebrate her birthday. We were very impressed with the warmth shown to us by our hosts. They greeted us at the door and made some wonderful suggestions from the menu. Every bite of food was beaming with flavour, from the first appetizer all the way to our dessert. The drink menu... More 

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

Dear Guests. Thank you once again for celebrating your wife's birthday anniversary at FARE BLEND. We also thank you for taking some of your precious time to share your thoughts and opinion with the Trip Advisor community. We look forward to serving you and all your loved ones in the near future, and until then......Remain Blessed. Nuff Respect & One... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I were in Ottawa for only one night. My wife is from Namibia and missing home. This establishment went out of their way to make something very similar to what my wife would have had back in her country and catered to her concerns of not being dressed appropriately, as we had only brought casual dress. The... More 

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

Dear Guests. Thank you for joining us at FARE BLEND, and taking some of your precious time to share your comments on TripAdvisor. Please be proud to know that it is guests such as you and your lovely wife, that have made FARE BLEND a success. Remember that you are now part of the family, and are always welcome back... More 

ottawa canada
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207 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Wanted to try this out. African is a type of food I have very little experience with and would like to know more. The house and the atmosphere is really amazing. They are trying to get a personal type of experience and it works. The owners are the servers and the chef and they want to meet you. The food... More 

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

Dear Guests. Thank you for visiting us at FARE BLEND, and for taking the time to comment on your dining experience at our fine dining establishment. Sharing your life experiences have enriched us, and for this we are grateful. Crossing paths with guests like you is what makes Life truly Amazing. We look forward to serving and hosting again in... More 

Picton, Canada
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Day tripping to Ottawa, so we looked online for somewhere different. We were not disappointed. "Dr. D" invited us in to a clean and bright dining room on a Tuesday afternoon even though we didn't have reservations and were under-dressed. The atmosphere is sophisticated, but inviting - perhaps due to the hospitality of our host who made us (my two... More 

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

Dear Guests. Thank you once again for joining us at FARE BLEND. We are very appreciative of the wonderfully amazing commentary you recently posted on TripAdvisor. It has truly been a Blessing to have crossed paths in life with your family. Please make sure you come visit us whenever you are back in Ottawa. Our Home is now your Home.... More 

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Address: 337 Somerset Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0J8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-567-3700
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Average Prices: USD 22 - 30
Cuisine: Caribbean, African, Seafood, International

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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 22 - 30
  • 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 6 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?