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Fraser Cafe

#23 of 2,251 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: 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
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
Most recent review
Unpretentious

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
TravellinmanWpg_MB
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Wpg, MB
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wpg, MB
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW 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
Reviewer
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
Contributor
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
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went back to a favorite, and found the food fairly middling, unlike during the previous visits. Service was great. The bacon around the meat kitchen surprise special (pork tenderloin) should have been crispier, instead of stringy and raw-ish fat. The tenderloin itself, on the other hand, could have been a bit less cooked. A veg kitchen surprise should have really... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Although the menu is not extensive, what they do have is prepared magnificiently. The service is second to none. The tables are somewhat close to each other but we never felt too crowded. The piece de résistance has to be the Donuts for desserts, a must have.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went here with friends from work and was totally impressed. Loved the chill atmosphere. You instantly feel like you're in a place where food is a passion. I ordered the kitchen's choice from the menu as everything looked so good and seasonal, having this option made my life easier. The food was incredible, and the service was top notch. It... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

People who live in New Edinburgh have many choices to dine out. And new places are always popping up. The history of Frasers is such: Started where the Works was, then moved to where three other restaurants were and took over the property next door to create a place for people to celebrate parties on Monday night when the restaurant... More 

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Toronto
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was taken to Fraser Cafe for lunch by a co-worker and It was wonderful. The food is fresh and prepared with great care to be the best. I had the braised pork pie and it was fabulous. Tasted like it was baked just for me (which it was!). Save some room for the home made fresh doughnuts. Sinful :)... 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: 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?