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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
613-238-0222
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Ranked #115 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Elora, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Upon our late arrival in Ottawa we wanted to find good food within walking distance of our hotel. Fortunately the concierge recommended 222 Lyon. The tapas itself was quite unique and interesting. We decided to order one of everything off the Pinchos menu, which was perfect for two people who had worked up an appetite on the rock climbing wall... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We spent a couple of weeks in Spain and really loved the food there. When we got back to Ottawa we decided to try and keep the vacation going by trying some tapas here in Ottawa. It just didn't measure up. It was quite expensive for the quantity and quality of the meal. The servers were knowledgeable about the menu,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This restaurant is basically the ground floor of a (not large) Victorian brick home. What I presume used to be the living room and dining room is now the horse shoe shaped bar and intimate dining area. The staff there are delightful, and welcoming. We are fortunate enough that we live an easy walk away from this charming "local". We... More

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Ottawa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Discovered this little restaurant through a Groupon. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and the gourmet blend of flavours. The mussels in blue cheese and pears were incredible-unfortunately they are doing them differently for the summer season. Will be back in the fall when they are again on the menu. The scallops in cognac were also absolutely... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Small place that feels like at home. Outstanding service, two ladies were very accommodating and explained us everything. The food is intended for sharing which was great for our party of three adults and two kids as everyone tried each meal and we left feeling full but not as we ate too much. Tapas, main meals and deserts were very... More

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Gatineau Quebec
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went for my brother's birthday - we were a group of 10 - pretty large for the size of the restaurant. The warmth and welcoming atmosphere is what stands out for me. I had the impression that I was in someone's home for dinner. The staff are so very nice - they explained answered hundreds of questions about the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a Groupon for 222 Lyon Tapas Bar, so off we went to give it a try. It turned out to be as it's name implies, a small restaurant and a small bar. The folks in the bar seemed to know one another and the servers, giving the impression of a neighborhood pub. In fact, the atmosphere of the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We made reservations weeks ago for 8 pm on Saturday night. We have been to 222 Lyon on several occasions and like the food but do dislike the high prices. However we had plans with friends who had never been so were looking forward to the experience. We admittedly arrived about 10 minutes early and the place was full. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a dinner reservation for 5:30 on a Saturday night for 4 of us, and by 5:45 the restaurant was full! This is a well-known spot in Ottawa, and the selection is one of the reasons why. The restaurant is situated in an old home on the corner of Lyon and Gloucester Ave. There are a few parking spaces... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We tried 222 Lyon last night. We're Tapas fans, and we were really happy with our choices. We ordered some staff recommendations that we might not have otherwise ordered, and we were glad we did. We're already thinking about what else we want to try the next time we go back.

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