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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

#139 of 2,159 Restaurants in Ottawa
#154 of 2,304 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Spanish, Tapas
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222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
613-238-0222
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't like eating alone? You will feel at home here

I always come here when in Ottawa on my own. The U-shaped bar seats ten, and I guarantee that Cathy will make you feel comfortable with a glass of wine, maybe introductions to other patrons, and menu suggestions. If you are not in the mood to make new acquaintances-- no worries -- there is enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Melissa A
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I was travelling on my own and was looking for a place for dinner. The staff at the B&B where I was staying recommended 222 Lyon Tapas Bar. I am so glad they did. The food, the ambience, the

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I always come here when in Ottawa on my own. The U-shaped bar seats ten, and I guarantee that Cathy will make you feel comfortable with a glass of wine, maybe introductions to other patrons, and menu suggestions. If you are not in the mood to make new acquaintances-- no worries -- there is enough light to read your book... More 

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Kanata, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends. We started with olives (just like Spain) Garlic shrimp - delicious - make sure everyone has some. Spicy chorizo - yummy Chicken cazadora - good, bland compared to the shrimp, not much chicken Spanish meatballs - delicious but they were cool in the middle Home fries - don'tFrench fries. They had a smoky paprika... More 

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Arnprior, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The wait staff were very attentive and great at explaining the menu. The food was good but a little bland for tapas. The most annoying part was when the bill came and our server felt it necessary to explain the appropriate tip amount.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I popped in here on a Thursday night without reservations in hope that they could seat us. The restaurant is very small with maybe tables? They were able to get us a couple of seats at the bar. Not really what I was hoping for but better than going hungry, right? What a surprise! The bar tender... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Low lighting, lovely ambiance. The menu is original and the food is delicious. Loved the prosciutto wrapped dates! The service is good too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Three of us had the pleasure of dinner this past New Year's Eve. It was not their usual tapas menu, rather it offered choices in a four course meal. We opened with a Rosemary Christmas Wreath of mixed olives, tomato and pickled onions. Two people then enjoyed Golden Beet and Fennel Soup with tomato olive crostini, while one had Persimmon-Pomegranate... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Love Love LOVE this restaurant. If you are looking for a fun, inventive way to enjoy a meal with a group of friends, 222 Lyon TB tops them all!! The food was wonderful and it was so much fun sharing and discussing what we were eating. And the value for money was excellent - because it's tapas you think you... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went with family and friends ranging from 17 to 60 we all loved the food not a sangria fan but they were amazing service was great cozzy and warm , what more can you ask for!!!

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Vancouver
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The service was very attentive and pleasant. The atmosphere was charming and intimate - an old house in a great, central location. Tragically, the food was pretty terrible - particularly for the price point. The prosciutto wrapped "medjool" dates were certainly not medjools (about 1/3 the size), the meatballs, calamari and home fries seemed out of a bag from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-238-0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?