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Chez Lucien

#106 of 2,265 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
Pub
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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

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yum Yum Burger/fries

We chose this small, quaint restaurant on the recommendation of a U of Ottawa student and because my husband loves burgers. However, burger and fries is a very atypical meal for me. I chose the Frida and Diego burger--jalapeno peppers, sautéed onions, monerey jack cheese and my husband had the Chez... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
fitmom1010
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We chose this small, quaint restaurant on the recommendation of a U of Ottawa student and because my husband loves burgers. However, burger and fries is a very atypical meal for me. I chose the Frida and Diego burger--jalapeno peppers, sautéed onions, monerey jack cheese and my husband had the Chez Lucien burger--bacon, mushrooms, cream cheese. All burgers come with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Apparently they experience serious problems with handling reservations. It seems they are not sure if they accept reservations or not!!!. I called them twice before going there about the reservation and I have been told that they don't keep reservations for busy nights. Anyway, I called them an hour before going there to inform them about how many people we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food, family friendly Make sure to have reservations as this is a very small place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been going here for years. We wait sometimes for what seems like ever, but in the end, it is always worth the wait. The line up can be long. The last time we went with a group of 4 and waited over 30 mins for a table but so worth it. 9/10 times the service is excellent. Sometimes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Have been meaning to go to visit Chez Lucien for years and now on my third time. My impression is the same. The atmosphere is great and the food is average. If you visit at a busy time, expect to wait a long time for your meal. I wish the service was more attentive.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Had not been here in years but only because I was away from Ottawa. Still very popular and a very good selection of beers on tap, not huge but some good picks. The Chez Lucien burger is still my favourite. Comes with a nice salad and decent portion of their unique fries. I like to use the salad dressing (their... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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27 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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58 helpful votes 58 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?