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Al's Steakhouse

3817 Richmond Rd (Bells Corners), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 828-8349
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Had our Xmas supper a few days ago with a group. Service was very nice BUT FOOD WAS TERRIBLE. After all these years and Al's restaurant still cannot cook a proper steak. I asked for medium rare and my very small steak was medium, tasteless and hard to chew. Ate one bite and left the rest. You would think a... More 

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canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

My friend had made reservations for our group of 12 more than a month in advance and they cramped us in a small corner. Service was not provided with a smile. Steak was good, rest of the food very average for the price. Will not return.

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Windsor, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The atmosphere was great, specially for a group or for couples. But I expected more for the price they were charging. Nothing was spectacular, and the side dishes didn't qualify as steakhouse sides. Sides you would get at the Keg. You may enjoy it once, but if you're on a budget and choosing a place to for a special occasion,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My wife treated me to a wonderful night out for my birthday, she organized it with my friends which was a great treat. We all (wife and friends) enjoyed our meals and the service was superb. The waitress was fun and had a great personality which is rare to find. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This review is about Al's on Elgin Street. The whole place is just depressing from the uninspired and bland décor to the service to the food. Our server was slow, cold and unfriendly as was most of the attending staff. We waited forever to have her come over and take our order and her attitude more than anything else spoke... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

The steaks are excellent but that's it. The shrimp were not properly cleaned in the shrimp cocktail. The veggies were undercooked. For the price everything should be good not just the steak.

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USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

While the atmosphere seems to cater to an older crowd, the food at Al's was quite good. My husband and I were with a large party (about 20 people) and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the 5 ounce fillet mingon and it was cooked perfectly and had a nice accompaniment of vegetables. The staff were very accommodating for our... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The steak was not that great, have had better. Service was average and food average. Biggest thing i did not like was when i was eating a man at the bar every second word was F this and that. No one told him to not swear out loud like he did. Fortunately i did not pay much as i got... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I write this review in utter disgust. Three weeks ago, eight of us went to Al's for a family birthday. Two of us ordered the filet mignon which, upon it being served to us was clearly not a filet. The meat was tough with tendons and sinu throughout, and for anyone who has had steak in their lifetime, it would... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Fries tasted odd and bland (Actually almost completely tasteless). Steak was good in parts, though not cooked to order and not particularly thick - charred despite ordering medium. French onion soup was good. For the prices paid and the excellent atmosphere and friendly service, I expected the food to be much better than it was. The menu selection was right... More 

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Additional Information about Al's Steakhouse

Address: 3817 Richmond Rd (Bells Corners), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 828-8349
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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