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Allium

87 Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
613-792-1313
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Ranked #21 of 2,169 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The chef/owner has an amazing ability to concoct delicious offerings by combining fresh ingredients with an imagination we have never experienced elsewhere. When you think he cannot outdo himself, the menu changes over completely at month end, and the adventure goes on. How about an appetizer of Smoked Beef Carpaccio with roasted poblano pepper, yogurt, puffed barley, garlic chips, mustard... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went here on a date. I thought everything tasted great, and was nicely presented. I didn't think it was overly pricey for what you got. I have been to a lot of other restaurants in Ottawa, and thought it was actually good value. Service was nice, it was a bit loud for quiet conversation, but was nice to be in... More

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Ottawa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

First visit to this excellent restaurant and WOW did they ever surpass our expectations. From the exceptional presentation, to the outstanding selection of balanced foods and the absolutely wonderful taste; this place is now my favourite restaurant in Ottawa. A little pricy but for this quality of food and presentation well worth it and they are less expensive than many... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love love love! This place is highly recommended! Wine - Great list! Hard to choose! Cocktails are premium liquor, great selection! Our apps - Tuna for me and beef for my boyfriend were delicious and beautifully presented Our entre - Duck for me and steak for my boyfriend were perfect! Desert - if you don't try this pie, you're not... More

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went last Monday evening for Tappas. You get to try a lot of different things for $4-$12 each. I tried 5 or 6 different things and they were all very good. My favourites were creamy mushrooms on toast and the fish cakes. I had a glass of Cali Cab which was standard but good. Finished with creme brulee, which... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Food was nicly presented and the portion apropriate, but I could not finish my plate as the pulled pork tortilla was too salty. And I love salty foods; it really felt like whoever prepared it dropped the whole salt container in it. My friend took the same dish and also could not finish. The noise level was also incredibly high.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Hands down my favourite restaurant in the city. Excellent service, great wine list, and above all the food is always delicious. The menu is always changing and I find the food is both creative and delicious. My friends and I keep coming back.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I went there for lunch and had the tuna tartar as an appetizer and the pork tostadas as a main course. The tartar was delicious and the flavours were really well balanced. The tostadas were good, but not out of the ordinary. My friend had the scallops and shrimp which were cooked perfectly. The waiting time to be served was... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Ate here based on TA reviews. Ordered wine and they shorted me on my glass because it was the end of the bottle. Said they would return to top it but waited 20 minutes and had to ask to get a full glass. Bread provided was bad - not crisp and seemed liked cheap baguette. Starters were ok - fried... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went for lunch with a few colleagues several weeks ago. I had long heard about this restaurant and was happy to finally have had the opportunity to check it out. Unfortunately, the menu was not very large particularly for a vegetarian or even a pescatarian. Though the sandwich that I ordered was tasty, it was quite skimpy in terms of... More

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