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Fraser Cafe

#20 of 2,286 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
10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    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
Good little bistro

one must make rsvp! Breakfast is amazing!! Lots of choice and excellent food. service can be slow but worth the wait!! a bit expensive but also worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Mélanie G
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

one must make rsvp! Breakfast is amazing!! Lots of choice and excellent food. service can be slow but worth the wait!! a bit expensive but also worth it!

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Nice servers, nice decor, excellent food, decent portions and reasonably priced. All of the things that make a restaurant worrh frequenting.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Last night we went for dinner. The service was very attentive but not intrusive. The sidestripe shrimp was amazing! The steak was incredible and my surprise chef's meal was delicious. Will definitely be back. Highly recommended! Only minor negative thing we can think of was the sour dough bread was a little dry.

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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Good service, excellent food, excellent atmosphere. Overall, a very good place to have a cozy diner. Be prepare to pay a little more then normal however the quality is so much better then most places in Ottawa.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stumbled upon this quaint eclectic gem this week. I asked my friend where she would like to go for her birthday- my treat. Well she suggested the Fraser cafe and wow what a treat! The servers were attentive, quick and efficient always with a pleasant smile. The atmosphere was perfect for supper, great music playing in the background with a... More 

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Wpg, MB
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

While visiting my daughter in Ottawa, she recommended Fraser Cafe for a quiet dinner in a small but intimate setting. Although small, the close quarters weren't really a distraction. Having said that, it can become a bit loud but adds to a lively atmosphere. The server was friendly and accommodating and the food was above average. We opted for the... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had our wedding reception at Table 40 in 2012, so we decided to come to Fraser Cafe for a post-Valentine's Day celebration. We weren't disappointed. We started with the Sidestreet Shrimp appetizer which might actually be the best appetizer I've ever had. Our entrees were the Kitchen's Choice - duck dish for me and fish for my husband. Both... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Fraser café is nearby and I would love it to be a regular local restaurant. Unfortunately it is not what it could be. I have experienced the restaurant over the last year or so in three of its modes - lunch, dinner, and Table 40 (not yet tried brunch). Most recently in October 0f 2014. All three experiences have... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited Fraser Cafe on a recommendation from a family member. The cafe is small and the tables are lined up against the wall and somewhat close to one another. While this seems awkward the personal dining experience still works. The servers were very attentive and the food is excellent. While there are entrees on a fixed menu I would... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Brilliant NYE dinner! We went as a nice group and the food was amazing and generous as usual...love Table 40.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?