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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
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Ranked #126 of 2,093 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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64 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I was with a group out late for an evening meal. Staff was friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed sharing plates all around our table. Very much enjoyed the flavours and the wonderful Spanish wines. It's a very cozy place (as in converted house). Our only difficulty was in finding taxis afterwards to take us back to our accommodations.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Moderately disappointed. Price was high considering the portion size. I really found the food to be tasteless. I don't need a lot of salt in my food, but I couldn't tell what spices were used...Very plain indeed. From a service perspective, it was "ok" ... For the money...I would skip it and head to 4th Avenue Wine bar in the... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

It seems a bit like walking into someone's house as it is quite small but the welcome was very friendly and the food and wine are excellent. As we had not been there before the server took care to explain the portion sizes and give a good recommendation on how to mix and match the dishes. The scallops were perfect,... More

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Limoges, Ontario, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My sister and I went to have lunch and ordered cold avocado soup, some tapas and a couple of beers. Service was average, all the food was unfortunately fade (missing salt and pepper in the food and on the table) and ordinary. The place is nice and very cozy but a little cold due to air conditioning shooting directly on... More

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