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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 #120 of 2,194 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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Vancouver
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visited on a Friday night at 6pm. Had made a reservation the day before on their website, which was a good idea as they were full and recommended making a reservation each time. The restaurant is cozy....in other words, quite small with limited seating. If you are adverse to being seated close to your neighbours, just keep that in mind.... More

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

While in Ottawa for work, I searched out restaurant choices near my hotel, on TripAdvisor. 222 Lyon Tapas Bar popped up and I was instantly interested. A bottle of wine, many incredible dishes later, and my husband and I were incredibly satisfied and pleasantly surprised. Less than $100 pre-gratuity. The food was fantastic. The service was personal and attentive. A... More

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Elora, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Additional Information about 222 Lyon Tapas Bar

Address: 222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
Phone Number: 613-238-0222
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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