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Black Tomato

Byward Market Area
French, Bistro
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11 George St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 789-8123
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best cooked salmon dishes I have eaten.

Centrally located. Pleasant outside area to eat. Unfortunately my first three choices had sold out (8.30 pm). I settled for salmon which was served with a sweet potato purée and crispy salmon skin - really delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Sally B
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London, United Kingdom
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Burlington, Vermont
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

By far the best choice in the entire courtyard area of Ottawa. The quality and choice of food far exceeds the locals in the same courtyard. Plus they have a fabulous list of local micro brewaries!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Centrally located. Pleasant outside area to eat. Unfortunately my first three choices had sold out (8.30 pm). I settled for salmon which was served with a sweet potato purée and crispy salmon skin - really delicious.

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Hancock, Massachusetts
3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The staff is most friendly, the food is reaaly good and the place is most cozy. Do not skip the amazing beer list as well as the good white wines and keep a bit of room for the desserts (cheese cake is a good option!). You might drop by teicr during your stay as we did ;)

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Washington DC
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I ate here for lunch, on the recommendation of a young man sitting at an information booth at the market. The Black Tomato has a great selection of craft local beers, just what I wanted on a hot July day. The beers are rotated, so you don't see the same beers every day. The lunch menu consisted... More 

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ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

the service is great although you cannot book a table outdoors....which is a shame as we were there to celebrate a friends birthday.....but on the other hand did not have to wait long......the food frankly is average....I would suggest that they offer gluten free breads that would make the menu better......but on the whole would go there to eat again

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Calgary
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped by here the other day for dinner. It was a nice evening, so the decision was made to eat outdoors. They have a very nice / relaxing patio area that opens to a very quiet, shared courtyard area. The food was tasty and well prepared but nothing overly special. The service was good. If I was in the area,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

love this place. Lots of craft beer. Incredible lunch items. Gourmet burgers - beef smoked onsite. Really recommend this place heavily. The patio has a great atmosphere - staff friendly and informed.

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Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The staff were rude. The food was mediocre. Not worth the time or the $ when there are so many other really great options in this area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great atmosphere, food, drink and service..well worth the visit! The service was superb..great recommendations. The steak was perfect and we even received lots of delicious veggies. Drinks such as prose co drinks that aren't widely available were here and beautifully mixed....a marvellous dining experience.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Meandering through Byward Market I stumbled upon this place in the alley. It, as well as the other restaurant patios in the area backed out onto a nice courtyard, that was very reminiscent of being in Europe. I loved the outside setting, it was very soothing and open. The service was prompt and the server was able to select menu... More 

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Address: 11 George St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 789-8123
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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  • Address: 11 George St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (613) 789-8123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

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