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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

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222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
613-238-0222
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Okay food, tight seating

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Val H
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Arnprior, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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English first
Arnprior, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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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: Romance
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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