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Absinthe

1208 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
6137611138
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Ranked #59 of 2,169 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: International, Bistro
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had my second fantastic meal at Absinthe on Saturday. The first time I went I went I was very impressed with the whole experience, this time not so much. The food was still wonderful but the restaurant was let down by the surly waiter. He wasn't friendly, didn't take the time to explain our meals and generally had a 'couldn't... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been going here for years, it is usually quite good. Used to get the burger all the time, but it is a bit too difficult to eat now, it has three layers, like a big mac, but 5 times the size! (I have friends that love it). Steak frites is always a good choice. I feel like I... More

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Kingston, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited Absinthe about 5 months ago, and had a wonderful time. We were so impressed that we had to come back and bring our daughter. I get a bit worried when you build up one's expectations so high that may be they cannot deliver. Well, that worry was needless. Again, the food was excellent. The tomato salad was a... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is one of those restaurants that never disappoints.... consistently great quality and flavour and I think it's because although they have the same basics on the menu, the chef manages to change up the selection of seasonal vegetables and sides, with a well-balanced spin of subtle seasoning - delicious. Never the same thing twice, which is perfect to draw... More

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Ottawa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The service was friendly, attentive and discreet. Didn't feel over served or spied on. The tomato salad appetizer was a lovely surprise - well balanced flavour and a nice diversity of texture in the different tomatoes (kind of a soup/dressing - you will need a fork and a spoon). Steak Frites for the main. The steak was perfect, the frites... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Absinthe, I cannot say enough good things about this place! The servers (we had Partick tonight) also highly recommend Nosh (sorry if I spelled incorrectly). We've eaten there quite a bit and every time they recognize us, and the service is ALWAYS fantastic. On the menu they did not have fois terraine, which is amazing. I asked if I could... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The soup of the day was a spicy corn and coriander - it was excellent. My main was steak frites, and both the steak and the frites along with the yellow and green beans were excellent. The seasoning on everything was done well, not over done, not under done. And the steak was tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Four of us shared dinner here on a Saturday night. It was quite busy - a good sign. The starters, mains and wine lists were delightful - original and thoughtful presentations and super tasty (I had the sockeye salmon and it was the best salmon I've had for ages), and the desserts were delicious. We <did> find it hard to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to Absinthe for an anniversary dinner. The service and atmosphere are amazing! We both had the duck and we couldn't have been happier. Excellent food, service and drink selection. Made for an absolutely wonderful night!

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ottawa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Absolutely fantastic restaurant! Great service, great atmosphere & most importantly great food! Will definitely be back.

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Additional Information about Absinthe

Address: 1208 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2Z7, Canada
Phone Number: 6137611138
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: International, Bistro

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