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222 Lyon Tapas Bar

#84 of 2,218 Restaurants in Ottawa
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222 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5V9, Canada
613-238-0222
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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
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Food was delicious. Restaurant is a nice old house with a cozy atmosphere. Friendly and competent staff. Will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Patate
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Warren, Canada
via mobile
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Warren, Canada
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was delicious. Restaurant is a nice old house with a cozy atmosphere. Friendly and competent staff. Will be back.

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Thank Patate
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice small restaurant incorporated inside a home in downtown Ottawa. We had an appetizer, a variety of tapas and two desserts, all to share along with our sangrias. Food and drinks were delicious, and the lady serving us did an excellent job. We were very happy and this restaurant excels in everything you would want from a restaurant. Highly... More 

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Thank Claudio2530
Vancouver
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a bit off the beaten track but does have a homey, comfortable feeling. Great staff and a good variety of food.

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Thank Garry L
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic anniversary dinner at Tapas!! The food and service were fantastic. We started with the smoked salmon. Then we had the smelts (which were amazing), the pork taragon (total picture fail) and the cheese plate. Fantastic experience overall - can't wait to come back!

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Thank MeghanSulpher
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went for dinner here for the first time and we will all be returning customers. The portions are perfect for sharing (we were 4 diners) and all the food was delicious. We chose 8 dishes from the tapas menu as well as 3 desserts with a bottle of wine and 4 beers and the bill came... More 

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Thank Brandon3031
Ottawa
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167 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

From the warm welcome, friendly service and outstanding sangria, this place is set to impress!! Although not very big (reservations highly recommended!), everything this restaurant has to offer is great! We had not been in a while, and pleased to be re-introduced to this little gem!!! We hope to return very soon!

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Thank BIGtraveller66
Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

If you appreciate good food and good people then don't miss this place. Everything is delicious, unique and underpriced. My husband and I had unbelievably enjoyable time here. Waitresses which I'm assuming one of the owns it are so personable you feel like you're sitting around her table at home. Don't skip this tapas!

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Thank nikdupes
Ottawa
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

222 Lyon is a small, intimate restaurant (seats about 20+ at tables and another 8 to 10 at the bar) specializing in "small plates." We generally feel that three small plates will serve two people with a nice, filling meal. Reservations are recommended for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but if you're a "walk in" the staff will try... More 

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Thank Retired470
Toulon, France
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Very nice and tastefull restaurant ! We really enjoyed our dinner ! We appreciated the service, the food and of course the "ambiance".

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Thank Grvoyage
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Served in an old converted house, the food looked and tasted amazing. You really feel like you are in a Spanish home. I recommend ordering 4 items (tapas) to start with. The server we had was Kathy and she made great menu recommendations. She was so much fun, as you would expect a hostess to be towards a guest in... 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, Mediterranean

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?