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Fraser Cafe

#19 of 2,192 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Canadian
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7 Springfield Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1C9, Canada
+1 613-749-1444
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Try the kitchen surprise - you just can't go wrong.

We were encouraged to try Fraser Cafe because we received a gift certificate for our anniversary and, given the reviews on TripAdvisor, we expected great things - not always a good idea. But the meal surpassed our expectations. Two of the four in our group ordered the kitchen surprise; both had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Greg C
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were encouraged to try Fraser Cafe because we received a gift certificate for our anniversary and, given the reviews on TripAdvisor, we expected great things - not always a good idea. But the meal surpassed our expectations. Two of the four in our group ordered the kitchen surprise; both had completely different main courses and both were delighted. The... More 

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Everything was wonderful. The atmosphere, the friendly service, the food was spectacular; so many fresh ingredients and great flavours.. everything you could want in a dining experience is here, you'd be crazy not to go!

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Friends took us to the Fraser Cafe and said we would be amazed at the quality of the food. They understated just how good this small restaurant really is. The chef was named Russ and both my wife and I ordered the Arctic Char. I had been a military pilot and had flown extensively in the high Arctic where I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited for dinner on a Friday evening, our first ever visit to Fraser Cafe after years of procrastinating. I'd easily put it in our top 10 favourites in Ottawa! The drinks were great, the appetizer (haloumi) was perfectly balanced, the mains (squash/goat cheese agnolotti and seared albacore tuna) were ultra-fresh, and the dessert (white chocolate cheesecake with burnt honey... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Small, intimate and personal neighbourhood restaurant. Really good food with meat and fish options Kitchen's choice is an interesting option that is popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food is great and the service is very knowledgable. Sitting at the bar is possibly even more enjoyable than a table. Never disappointed with the Chef's Choice plate.

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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Fraser's does not disappoint! Fresh, seasonal and mostly local refined comfort foods. My meals always feel like they were put together with such attention to detail and such care. Great atmosphere - a touch above casual but definitely not pretentious. Always a great time!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Whether it's weekend brunch or dinner with a friend, Fraser Cafe is a favourite. My daughter and I often go and just love the delicious charcuterie, imaginative fresh salads and so yummy mains. The brunch menu is really special: They make eggs an orgiastic experience I am not kidding. Please never leave my dear Fraser brothers!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have been for lunch several times and supper a couple. Only caveat is that it is an old house and therefore conversation can be difficult with noise reverberating. if I was being executed tomorrow, would be eating their smoked trout tonight! It is my favorite thing, but all food delicately and tastefully prepared and presented. service friendly and while not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had an enjoyable dinner for a larger group at their "Table 40" private function room. The service was friendly and the food was good. (The beef tenderloin was outstanding). The acoustics are however quite hard in the room, and is was a bit difficult for us to find parking for our car.

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Additional Information about Fraser Cafe

Address: 7 Springfield Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1C9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-749-1444
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Canadian

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
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?