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Chez Lucien

#92 of 2,247 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
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137 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 241-3533
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great burgers...but service needs to improve

Three of us had dinner on Feb 20. It was a Friday night and they don't take reservations. They seem a bit disorganized as there is no one to greet you to put your name on the wait list. You have to hunt around for someone. Once we found someone about 10 mins after we arrived, we waited about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
fai235
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Three of us had dinner on Feb 20. It was a Friday night and they don't take reservations. They seem a bit disorganized as there is no one to greet you to put your name on the wait list. You have to hunt around for someone. Once we found someone about 10 mins after we arrived, we waited about 45... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great food but ....When we arrived at 19:30 the place was packed and we were told, we would have to wait sometime for a table so we sat at the bar and looked at the menu. We were eventually given a table, marked reserved but they had not showed, this was anyoying as we had been refused a reservation earlier... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If there is one thing I love, its the warm embrace of a an ambient atmosphere, a pint of my favourite brew, and a delicious burger. If any of these interest you, I recommend that you try out Chez Lucien. This spot was recommend for a friends birthday, and I do my best to get there at least monthly. It... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited a couple of times and really liked the soups and the spicy pork chops were to die for. It`s a small place, so it can be long to get a seat. Call ahead to jump the queue.

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Montreal
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge at the Westin when we asked for advice on a good burger joint for lunch. On the first day, we thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the service -- the restaurant was not full, and the burgers (one "Chez Lucien" and one "Frida and Diego") were excellent, with interesting toppings and... More 

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Pakenham, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It had been ages since I had stopped by, and on a blustery November a pint at a snug little spot sounded very inviting. There is a little gas fireplace just inside the door so that you could get the chills off as you arrive, and we headed upstairs to find a table. Our server was quite knowledgeable in their... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Regularly in ottawa on business and colleagues had recommended this place for a good burger. Ordered the house special but really disappointed with a tasteless patty of dry beef, hidden by too much sauce and other toppings. I find it really annoying when the main attraction (i.e. the burger) is so average! Fries were OK and place seemed popular but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While wandering around the Byward Market this weekend, we came across this great pub. One of the best burgers I've had and when accompanied by a great red wine, it was the highlight of the day. The server was a little crusty, but he was rushed and may have just been having a bad day!

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Belleville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Got there and the place was packed, which created an amazing buzz in the air. No table was available so we were told to wait 10 mins, and got our drink order right away. Less than 10 mins later we were seated. Food was very fast. I had the chicken sandwich with goat cheese, it was awesome. My partner, who... More 

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Iles de la Madeleine, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I went to "Chez Lucien" with my aunt on a friday night. It is a very nice little pub locate in the Byward Market area. Even though we didn't had a booking, we were able to get a table for two in the baywindow area, next to a stove. We were welcomed by a kind waitress that was fluent both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (613) 241-3533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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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?