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Fraser Cafe

#20 of 2,220 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Canadian
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7 Springfield Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1C9, Canada
+1 613-749-1444
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 166
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of my fav spots in Ottawa!

I absolutely love the Fraser Cafe and recommend it often. I especially love their "chef's choice" option - you don't know what you are getting until you are served and up to four people per table are guaranteed a different meal. My husband and I have had this the last two times we were at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Kristy31
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Sudbury, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Sudbury, Canada
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152 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love the Fraser Cafe and recommend it often. I especially love their "chef's choice" option - you don't know what you are getting until you are served and up to four people per table are guaranteed a different meal. My husband and I have had this the last two times we were at the Fraser Cafe and all... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great dinner. Had the heirloom salad and then the arctic char. Food was so exquisite and so well prepared. Plentiful and pleasant. Wait staff nice and gave us other eating tips. The chef clearly is talented. Mix of flavours and beautiful presentation. Good servings as well. Dessert was the weakest part and was still okay (chocolate pecan pie). Would return... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fraser café breaks the traditional standard of mediocrity when it comes to Ottawa restaurants. Each meal has a variety of flavours and complexity. Well worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went there for a birthday celebration, there were three of us. We ordered a cheese platter to share as starter, the presentation was excellent. The other appetizer, the coconut shrimp bisque, was very tasty too. Each of us ordered a different main courses, the Arctic Char, the Scallops, and a Rb eye steak which was not on the menu.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The cuisine prepares great dishes - using quality ingredients. I've been several times. At lunch, the grilled Haloumi cheese salad is delicious. At dinner, try the "surprise". The Chef prepares something unique and brings you what they feel like preparing. We were 4 people and each of enjoyed our meals and none of us had the same thing. I've never... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was our first visit at Fraser 's Cafe and we were delighted by the service a well as the food! The portions are not skimpy and the dishes we tried were outstanding. I took the chef's special (which is basically a surprise since you don't know what you will get) and I did not regret it ! Make a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was good, eclectic menu which featured a fair bit of fish the day we went for lunch - restaurant acoustics are not great, our party of 12 was quite loud since the setup was gally style. Service was ok, wasn't that keen on the menu - though I'm sure it changes daily.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I went to Fraser Cafe last night for our Anniversary Dinner. What a treat! Our server was one of the managers, Laura, who most attentive without being obtrusive. First, we choose an appetizer that we shared. Great flavour and just enough to wet our appetites for the main course. We both ordered the "Kitchen's Choice". Excellent as... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We attended a retirement party at Table 40 and we really enjoyed the whole experience. The Servers ensured we always had something to drink and continually served delicious canapes. A great place to go if you're a Foodie. I would recommend the Fraser Cafe. Thanks for reading my post.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a smallish restaurant not far from the centre of town. Parking may or may not be easy, but is never excessively far from the restaurant. Very interesting menu, excellent, imaginative food, not huge portions, and delightful all round. Knowledgeable staff, very good reasonable wines, and attentive service. The part where we were got quite noisy at one point,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Springfield Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1C9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-749-1444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?