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Black Tomato

11 George St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
(613) 789-8123
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Ranked #182 of 2,161 restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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English first
California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very good food, ambiance, beer and service. Right in the heart of all the Ottawa action. Very local feel.

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Canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Pros - Baked Brie and bread was tasty. - charcuterie was also good. - Courtyard area at the back is a nice place in the summer. Cons - Outdoor patio is nice in summer although some of the seats are either next to the air conditioner or feel crammed against the stairs or building. Overall it's nice to be outside... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had lunch here before attending a performance at the National Arts Centre. We enjoy the market area and it was our first visit to the Black Tomato. We were not disappointed. We ate in the courtyard. Great atmosphere and live music. We both had burgers that were very tasty. Their selection of micro brewery draft beer was a plus.... More

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Toronto
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100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The waiter was not very friendly and wasn't around when I needed some things (like ketchup, a refill on water I never received, etc.). I ordered the hamburger (with truffle butter, bacon, and goat cheese): It was really dry. I had to ask for ketchup just to finish it. The meat wasn't of great quality. The salad didn't come up... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Nipped in on Saturday afternoon just looking for a drink having just arrived in Ottawa and fell in love with the ambience and choice of local beers. Came back tonight for dinner for our last night in Ottawa and was very pleased - superb food and service in an uber cool and relaxed setting. We know our food (and beer... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit here. The food and service was very good. As a vegetarian, I wasn't super excited with vegetarian options though. Many seafood dishes were also served with meat. They did have a few vegetarian options though, but I guess I just wasn't in the mood for those items. I ended up ordering the scallops and shared... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

What's with the guy with beard and tail?? He was rude and false since the moment he realized we were tourists. Worst service ever!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After arriving in Ottawa, my husband and I walked over to the byward market area for a bite. When we entered the black tomato, the server told us they were backed up and it would take at least an hour to serve food. We decided to have a drink first. Even to get a drink was difficult and at the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We chose the Black Tomato on July 1st so that we could sit in the courtyard. As we were 6 in our party, it took some time to get a table but we were not disappointed. A special menu had been prepared and the food came out quite quickly after we ordered which was fine with us, The meals were... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You know when you get that hankering for a really fantastic burger but you don't want to cook it yourself? Go to the Black Tomato when you feel that way and you will be satisfied. And try a local beer or a glass of wine while you sit back, relax and wait. Admire the stonework of the antique building or... More

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