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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 #133 of 2,163 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
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English first
Ottawa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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72 reviews 72 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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31 restaurant reviews
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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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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I visit this place every time I am visiting Ottawa and never regret! Amazing food and great service to be had. I love the details; the staff take time to explain details of their culinary creations and their great wive collection.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Jan. 25th, 2014 Went there for the first time on a date night and wasn't disappointed. We arrived early for our reservations, sat at the bar while we waited. The place holds 10 at the bar and 20 in the restaurant. It is part of an old Victorian house - sort of like the dinning room (bar) and living room... More

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We called relatively last minute to make a reservation, and when we got there, we certainly saw it was necessary. It is a small restaurant but very warm in its feeling and the staff were a big part of the warmth. We have seldom felt so welcomed. We got great advice about how much to order, and once the server... More

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